UNRECOGNIZED MARINE COLLEGES SHOULD BE SHUTDOWN SAYS COURT.

KERALA HIGHCOURT HITS HARD AT ILLEGAL MARINE TECHNICAL COURSES
Kochi:The high court here has strongly lashed out against nautical institutes in the state which do not have Directorate General of shipping approval and claim to have university affiliation.The court has also suggested that an enquiry should be made in this regard jointly by the state police department and DG Shipping.A recommendation has also been made to the Government regarding measures to start a marine technical education unit in Kochi taking into notice the growing needs of the industry.A mention has been made about institutes misleading the public by making use of merchant navy uniforms, epaulettes and signs.Anybody advertising the same without due permission shall be taken behind bars.
                   While Non-DG approved courses are not eligible for CDC(Continuous Discharge certificate cum Seafarer's identity Document) many fraudulent activities are going on in the field which are hampering the future of youngsters in the state.Marine mechanical fitter course, advanced diploma course etc have been conducted illegally by showing off forged certificates. Cochin shipyard. CUSAT and Eurotech maritime academy are the only three DG approved bodies in the state.In the present scenario where getting a job onboard is impossible, the flood of cadets from various institutes with and without government recognition is a serious issue.
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