Praveenya Institute of Marine Engineering and Maritime Studies: Providing Learners a Route for Excellence in Marine Engineering
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To be one of the most trusted and leading institutes to provide a path for excellence to its students in Marine Engineering and lead the country in “Make In India” or “Young India”

A mariner believes that a smooth sea never made a skilled sailor; with this belief, Praveenya Institute of Marine Engineering and Maritime Studies (PRIME) set the destiny of the young and enthusiastic mariners. The institute was setup in 2006, in a sprawling campus of 12.7 acres land with lush green surroundings at MODAVALASA,Denkadamandal,Vizianagaram District, 30Km away from Visakhapatnam, the city of destiny by a group of academicians and professional engineers. PRIME is the only approved Marine Engineering College in Andhra Pradesh and Telangana for Marine Engineering Degree courses. It believes in grooming, developing, and producing skillful marine engineers.

As the saying goes, it is not the ship so much as the skillful sailing that assures the prosperous voyage; PRIME grooms marine aspirants into becoming a Fine Marine Engineers with good practical knowledge. It is the holistic impact of the outstanding state-of-the-art campus and overall infrastructures, which renders the training to future marine engineers. Conveying its message to the students, the institute states,“To fulfill the dreams of dynamic and enthusiastic youngsters, to see the world, and earn lakhs of rupees can be made possible by joining merchant navy as Marine Engineers. These dreams can be made real by joining Praveenya Institute of Marine Engineering and Maritime Studies”.

The institute is on the mission to provide a well-disciplined quality teaching through latest techniques, committed faculty, and well-established facilities. The institute is committed to build confidence in expressing new ideas through student’s interactive sessions in every phase of course, assuring continual improvement. Experienced faculty from Marine background guides these future mariners to fight the battle of the sea and face any challenges that may arise during the voyage.

In Marine Engineering, PRIME offers four-years B.E/B.Tech Marine Engineering residential course, three-year B.Tech Marine Engineering, (lateral entry Marine Engineering), and one-year Graduate Marine Engineering. All these programs enjoy the approval of DG Shipping, Ministry of shipping, Government of India; AICTE, New Delhi. And affiliation to Andhra University.

Chairman’s Message

I have been able to effectively combine my Engineering knowledge with a mindset naturally inclined to business orientation and in this, I have been amply rewarded. I, as well as my company Apex Encon Projects Pvt. Ltd., have achieved a good measure of recognition as well as success in my chosen field of professional endeavor.

It is for this reason that I have had a strong desire to give something of myself back to the Engineering Education that gave me my initial start in life. Hence, the establishment of this college and the nurturing of its growth has been the most emotionally fulfilling of all my activities.

I have strived to provide the best of infrastructure, including the latest in teaching aids and well-experienced faculty with teaching as well as industrial experience. I have also tried to create a good learning environment in natural surroundings.

NekkantiRama Rao, Chairman

Director’s Message

The sailor’s dream is at the horizon. To impart the knowledge I have garnered over the years, as a Marine Engineer and head of shipbuilding, Experience at ship repairs division of Hindustan Shipyard Limited, Visakhapatnam, to promising young marine engineers, the desire to share my learning with my students and therefore learn more made me join this prestigious institute.

P.V. Gopala Rao, Director

After sailing for sixteen years, P.V.Gopala Rao resigned from sea life and joined Hindustan Shipyard Ltd as Manager in 1994. After serving ship repairs division for 7 years and shipbuilding division for 15 years in various capacities and as General Manager, he has been instrumental in overseeing construction of ships, attending to sea trials, and subsequent handing over of ships to owners. During the tenure in the shipyard, he has been actively involved in teaching ship repairs and shipbuilding subject to Trainee Marine Engineering enrolled in HSL.

The All Round Infrastructure

The full infrastructure of PRIME consists of a ship-in-campus, computer lab, digital and electric laboratory, mechanical laboratory, liquid mechanical laboratory, boiler chemical laboratory, fuel-testing laboratory, blacksmith shop, welding shop, and a fitting shop. An engine room simulator, library, swimming pool, large playground, outdoor sports, indoor gymnasium, etc., all of which make teaching as true as feasible.

The main engine and auxiliary equipment mounted on board the vessel will provide potential sailors with practical expertise during the whole exercise to gain a stronger grasp of the functioning of engine room machinery.

There is nothing more important for young sailors than the call to get up for regular practice early in the morning. Adhering to the same, PRIME offers convenient accommodation, in house cooked meals, and medical treatments as you can imagine in your home. The college and hostel also have high-speed internet connectivity with Wi-Fi. The sailors are inspired by their discipline, honor, and resolve to navigate across the elevated seas from the day they enter the university.

Excellent Career and Exposure Opportunities

As PRIME is a rightly located, students are exposed to marine fields, i.e. Hindustan Shipyard Ltd, the Dredging Corporation of India, and the Vizag Port Trust, which allow them to learn the practical knowledge prior joining the ships.

As far as scholarships are concerned, the institute provides grants from IME, India to learners who are financially disadvantaged. In addition, in-house grants also provide qualified applicants with worthy learners and government bonds.

The Institute’s Benchmarks

Over the journey of the decade, the institute has been able to achieve many notable achievements. In the academics and also regarding placements, 85% of passed out students have been placed in shipping companies and some of the students are sailing in reputed shipping companies like Dynacom Tankers Management Pvt. Ltd., SSS Maritime Services And Consultants Pvt. Ltd., Vgg India Pvt. Ltd., M/S. West line Ship Management Private Limited, Naavex Marine Services, Zodiac, Ocean Sparkle Limited, IMS Ship Management Pvt. Ltd., Saibhya Shipping Agro-Marine Pvt Ltd, Udya Shipping Services Pvt. Ltd., Shanti Marine Services Private Limited, Sindhu Marine, Sea Trading Services & Ship Management Pvt. Ltd., etc.

Guiding the Newbies

In order to promote maritime education,the PRIME’s head, faculty, and employees will continue to visit 10 + 2 colleges and four years of engineering schools in advance, in order to encourage marine schooling. The aim is to inform learners about Marine Engineering through YouTube, advertising, Google, television, and newspapers.

Adapting to the Industry Trends and Applications

The Institute adheres to current trends and discoveries regularly. Academics for learners take on the modifications in shipping regulations, etc. and influence recent trends in the field of transport. This is an ongoing method and is a commitment to PRIME. Chief Engineers and Marine Professionals often talk to learners about updating trends in Marine Education.

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