As per DGS Crew Circular No. 23 of 2022 dated 02.12.2022, admission to all Competency, Simulator & Modular Courses except Basic Safety Training (BST), Security Training for Seafarer with Designated Security Duties (STSDSD) must have SEAFARER'S IDENTITY DOCUMENT (SID).

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The institute’s commitment to meet the needs of seafarers and shipping companies resulted in expanding ARI’s reach and opening of a new maritime centre at Panchkula in 2010. The School of Higher Academic and Professional Education (SHAPE) offers maritime education at the door-steps of seafarers from the northern states of Punjab, Himachal Pradesh, Jammu &Kashmir, Chandigarh & Northern Haryana.

With a range of competency, modular and value add courses of offer, SHAPE, Panchkula since its inception has brough relief to seafarers of the region by offering quality education in a student friendly environment. The student and industry support has encouraged SHAPE to grow to its current level of operations in a short span of time.

SHAPE which primarily aimed to cater to the needs of the local and regional seafaring community has now become a popular destination for seafarers from other regions as well who are gainfully availing:

  • Experienced Faculty
  • Quality Education
  • Student Friendly Environment
  • Excellent Infrastructure
  • Cost-effective Boarding & Lodging
  • Excellent connectivity by road, rail & air