The SCI lays great emphasis on training and re-training its personnel. To meet the training requirements of fleet and shore personnel who currently number over 8000, the Maritime Training Institute (MTI) was set up in 1987. The official inauguration was on 26th Sept 1988. The SCI was the only shipping company that had set up a training facility on this scale at that time.
With the International Convention on Standards of Training, Certification and Watch keeping for Seafarers, 1978, as amended in 1995 and 2010 coming into force, and the adoption of the ISM Code in 1994, training is not purely knowledge-based but also competence based. MTI is doing its best to impart competence-based training. The MTI has contributed significantly in emergence of our country as an advanced Sea Faring Nation.
The MTI is a branch of the World Maritime University. It is an ISO 9001:2000 certified training center. The MTI has contributed significantly in emergence of our country as an advanced Sea Faring Nation.
MTI has opened a branch at Tuticorin, and commenced training one batch of DNS cadets from Sept 2013.