PUNE: Symbiosis Skills and Open University (SSOU) last year commenced a BBA graduation programme in “Port and Terminals Management” at its campus in Pune.
Ports and shipping, logistics management and SCM, business and maritime laws, marine insurance, multimodal transport and containerisation, warehousing and ICD management, terminal operations, service marketing in ports and shipping, and import-export management are the main subjects in this programme. It focuses on the commercial aspects of ports, shipping and the transport industry.
Symbiosis has its own dedicated team of teaching professionals in ports-shipping-logistics operations and import-export management. All the professors have more than 15 years of industry experience in their fields.
The focus is on providing hands-on training to the students, with 70 per cent practical and only 30 per cent theory component. Apart from practical teaching method, the university arranges study tours in ports, logistics companies, inland container depots and container freight stations to make the students familiar with the industry. SSOU creates ability and specific skills among students which help them fit into the industry.
Experts from the port and shipping industry are on SSOU’s board of studies to provide inputs to develop curriculum. The faculty also has members of various trade associations and chambers of commerce. Besides, SSOU has tied up with JN Port and others to set up a Multi Skill Development Centre in the JNPT area, said a release.