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India is the only country with Online Exit Examination for Seafarers in the world says the Shipping Minister Mansukh Mandaviya

Shipping Minister Mansukh Mandaviya launched Online Exit Examination for the seafarers via virtual ceremony here on August Seventh. Seafarers, who are getting training in different Maritime Training Institutes under Directorate General of Shipping, can now appear in the exam from the comfort of their homes in this unprecedented time of COVID-19 pandemic.

 In his inaugural address, Mr Mandaviya said that India is known for its skilled and quality seafarers. From 1.54 lakh seafarers in 2017,we have reached 2.34 lakh seafarers in 2019 and our target is to prepare 5 lakh seafarers to cater to the growing needs of Indian and global maritime industry.

Minister expressed happiness that working of the training institutions is evolving with the changing times

“It is Prime Minister Narendra Modi’s vision that the Maritime sector can generate an enormous number of jobs for Indian youth and the Shipping ministry is putting all its effort to seize these employment opportunities and fulfilling the PM's vision”, the Minister added. The Minister expressed happiness that working of the training institutions is evolving with the changing times.

Mr Mandaviya added that India is the only country in the world, which has started online examination for the seafarers from the comfort of their home in this pandemic.

In a virtual inauguration ceremony, DG Shipping  Amitabh Kumar apprised the Minister with the entire online examination system The candidates can give the Exit exam by login on https://www.dgsexams.in/ website.

Mr Sanjeev Ranjan, Secretary Shipping along with senior officials of the ministry, officers from Directorate General of Shipping, Maritime Training Institutes and seafarers were present in the virtual launching ceremony.

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