National Demand of Marine Instrumentation and Possible Scope of Indianisation

Survey of Present State of Art and Projection of National Demand of Marine Instrumentation and Possible Scope of Indianisation (1988-1989)

This project was awarded by the Department of Ocean Development, Government of India.

Its main objectives were to:

  • Identify indigenous and imported marine instruments in use;
  • Identify marine instruments that could be manufactured indigenously;
  • Study the market of products and project the needs of the country for the next 20 years;
  • Compile a data bank of the existing state, potential and national demand for marine instrumentation;
  • Organize awareness programmes through short-term courses, seminars and workshops and
  • Identify academic institutions, research laboratories and industries having the expertise or infrastructure to take up developmental and research work in this area.

Proficiency in Elementary First Aid

This course has been approved by the Director General of Shipping, Ministry of Surface Transport, Government of India.

firstaid Objective: To induct in seafarers the competence necessary to take immediate action upon encountering an accident or other medical emergency.

Duration: Two days

Eligibility: Mandatory for all seafarers before being assigned on board

Gangotsav (23rd-24th March, 2001)

This two-day aquatic festival on the river Hooghli was hosted in collaboration with the Department of Sports and Youth Services, Government of West Bengal, to highlight the deep-rooted influence of the Ganga on our social, cultural and economic lives.

A colourful array of programmes like aquatic sports and display, panel discussion, exhibition and cultural shows, were organized to infuse in the people of the city love and affection for the Ganga and remind them of their obligation to keep the river free from pollution.

The panel discussion on the subject ‘Mythology and Science Concerning the Ganga’ attracted a host of luminaries like Dr. Ashish Ghosh, former Director General of the Geological Survey of India, Mr. Pranab Roy, Principal Secretary, Department of Tourism, Government of West Bengal, Mr. Nrisingh Prasad Bhaduri, eminent litterateur and Dr. K. K. Bandyopadhyay, former deputy hydraulic engineer, Calcutta Port Trust. Young swimmer of eminence, Ms. Bula Chowdhury was felicitated on behalf of the Institute by Mr. Hirak Ghosh, Principal Secretary, Department of Higher Education, Government of West Bengal.