CoE in Maritime & Shipbuilding


Getting skilled man power for relevant and technical job roles is easily one of the most desired asks of industry and trade. While most academic institutions do a credible job in imparting theoretical knowledge many fall short in giving practical training. 

This is where institutes like the CEMS i.e. the Centre of Excellence in Maritime and Shipbuilding do a commendable job in getting people acquire practical knowledge and technical know-how. 

Centre of Excellence in Maritime & Shipbuilding (CEMS) is a skill development initiative undertaken by the Ministry of Shipping along with Siemens Industry Software India Pvt Ltd & Indian Register of Shipping in line with Prime Minister’s initiative of Skill India. 

In an exclusive interview to Vizag Industrial Scan, CEMS, Chief Operating Officer, Commander Gopikrishna Sivvam IN (Retd.) talks about CEMS’s mandate and how they are bridging the skill gap between industry and academia. 


“CEMS has  state of the art labs imparting training in areas of Design, Mechatronics Process
Automation, Product Lifecycle Management, Digital Manufacturing and Robotics.”

                                                                        Chief Operating Officer, Commander               Gopikrishna Sivvam IN(Retd.)


Excerpts of the Interview below. 

Could you please tell us about CEMS Mandate? 

CEMS has been set up to fulfil the Coastal Community Development objective of Sagarmala Project under Ministry of Ports Shipping and waterways. CEMS is mandated to bridge the skill gap between academic institutions and industry and facilitate  transformation of the existing small and medium industries into smart factories  

How is CEMS bridging the gap between Industry and Academia? 

CEMS conducts customised industry relevant  and industry certified training programmes. Courses at CEMS are imparted by experts from industry and academic institutions. CEMS students also work on live projects from the industry and they interact extensively with the industry experts. 

What are some of the most desired/in demand skills taught at CEMS? 

CEMS has the state of the art labs  to impart training in the areas of Design, Mechatronics Process Automation, Product Lifecycle Management, Digital Manufacturing and Robotics. 

What is the minimum level of education required by CEMS?  

CEMS has structured courses for students from ITI, Diploma, B.Tech, M.Tech and Research Scholars. 

What are types of jobs people get recruited for post their training at CEMS? 

Students from CEMS can get job opportunities in industries from  Automotive, Shipping, Defence, Aerospace, Oil & Gas and Heavy Engineering sectors. 

What are the various trending skills courses being given by CEMS? 

In addition to the skills required for core industry, CEMS is also an authorised training partner to impart training on IOT, Augmented Reality, AWS, CCNA, RedHAT, Robotic Process Automation and Cyber Security. 

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