The Academy of Maritime Education and Training (AMET), Deemed to be University, established in India in the year 2007, conducted its 12th Annual Convocation on 5th December 2022 at Anna Centenary Library Auditorium.
Dr. J. Ramachandran, the Founder-Chancellor of the University, presided over the Convocation and conducted the graduation ceremony.
Col. Dr. G. Thiruvasagam, the Vice-Chancellor of the University introduced the Chief Guest and other dignitaries. He also welcomed the participants and presented the Annual Report.
Some of the most noteworthy outcomes that he stated were –
A)AMET has implemented the Fully Flexible Choice Based Credit System (FFCBCS) from this academic year.
B)AMET is keen in implementing National Educational Policy 2020 by introducing mandatory MOOC courses for all students, Academic Credit Bank, Registering all students in DigiLocker portal, Online examination and evaluation system, Skill based training programme, Dual degree and Join degree, Twinning Degree and additional degree programme in collaboration with Indian and foreign Higher Educational Institutions etc.,
C)The University signed MoU’s and LOI for academic collaborations like Students exchange and Faculty exchange programs with Edge Hill University, United Kingdom, James Cook University (Singapore Campus) and INTI International University, Malaysia. Collaborations with another 11 Universities across the globe are in the progress.
D)AMET is establishing an Off-Campus, at Thenpattinam, Chengalpattu District, Tamil Nadu. This new campus of AMET is going to be an exclusive Maritime Knowledge Park for providing state of the art facilities for the internationally renowned shipping companies who are going to have academic, training and research collaborations with AMET.
Shri. Kishore Rajvanshy, Co-Founder and Managing Director, M/s Fleet Management Limited, A Caravel Group Company graced the occasion as the Chief Guest. He was conferred with an Honorary Doctorate Degree (Honoris Causa) and Citation in recognition of his meritorious service and rich contribution to the Maritime Sector by the Chancellor.
Shri. Kishore Rajvanshy delivered the Convocation address in which he shared his Maritime experience and pointed out success mantras for future dreamers “Today as you seek to make your own castles, I can share that there are so many careers within shipping. From constructing a ship, surveying a ship, commissioning, fixing ships, or even running and insuring a ship. The challenges and therefrom the opportunities that arise are endless!Yes! There is no shortcut to success. Having a vision is essential: it should be a vision that is subject to adjustment in the face of a changing environment. Goals, on the other hand, remain constant, as does the work needed to achieve them.Finally, stay excited and aim for quality. Excitement will ensure that your day will never be tedious and with quality comes growth.”
The Chancellor distributed degrees to 1033 Graduates following which he also administered the Pledge, conferred the Degrees and signed the Register of Graduates. Finally, he announced the Dissolution of the Convocation and the National Anthem was rendered.