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President to attend Indian Maritime University convocation

Posted on Feb 21 2014 | IANS

New Delhi, Feb 21 : President Pranab Mukherjee will attend the first convocation of the Indian Maritime University in Chennai Saturday, a Rashtrapati Bhavan release said Friday.

The university was formed by an act of parliament in 2008.

It encompasses in its fold the National Maritime Academy, Chennai; LBS College of Advanced Maritime Studies and Research, Mumbai; T.S. Chanakya, Mumbai; Marine Engineering and Research Institute, Mumbai; Marine Engineering and Research Institute, Kolkata; Indian Institute of Port Management, Kolkata; and the National Ship Design and Research Centre, Visakhapatnam.

The convocation will be held at the Chennai Trade Centre.

The university offers short-term courses in port and marine studies, and various degree courses including those in nautical science, marine engineering, ship building and repair.

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