ICS certificate helps in getting better opportunities in shipping profession
A qualification from the Institute of Chartered Shipbrokers (ICS) exposes people to new world of commercial shipping, said Capt J.P. Menezes, former President of the Kanara Chamber of Commerce and Industry (KCCI).
Speaking at the inauguration of ICS training programme for 2011-12 at KCCI here on Friday, he said that the ICS certificate helps in getting better opportunities in shipping profession. Apart from India, this also opens job opportunities overseas.
In the ICS examinations conducted in April 2010, the Mangalore centre recorded a pass percentage of 54 per cent. He said this is one of the good results in ICS examination. All students appearing for exams should appear for four subjects – introduction to shipping, shipping business, economics of sea transport and international trade, and legal principles of shipping business – during the first year, he said.
Ms Lata Kini, President of KCCI, said that it was in April 2009 Capt Menezes proposed the idea of setting up a centre for ICS examination in Mangalore. Regular classes for students started on June 1, 2006.
She said that Mangalore is among the 80 examination centres worldwide. In order to retain the facility, a minimum entry of 20 candidates is required every year, she added.
Source: The Hindu Business Line