Institute of Shipbuilding Technology, Goa (ISBT) with shipbuilding engineering as the first department was established in the year 1981 by Society for Industrial & Technical Education of Goa (SITEG), This was mainly as a result of movement of cargo by rivers which was necessitated by Mining. Furthermore the shipbuilding industry in Goa started the construction of bigger sea going vessels other than barges in the 1980s.The State of Goa is recognized as shipbuilding hub to produce good quality vessels in short delivery times. This has led to demand for shipbuilders by shipyards, ship Design firms, Class services and Contractors all over the world.
ISBT is the only institute in India to be established and managed by a group of Industries. Shipbuilding industry in Goa has come together under the banner of Shipbuilding Industry Society of Goa and established the Institute. Hence the department has a strong bond with the shipbuilding industry in India which is reflected in the form of visiting faculty from industry, 6 monthly inplant training in industry, consultancy for industry, national shipbuilding seminars, and conduct of continuing education programme and skill training for industry personnel.
Presently the intake capacity of the department is 40 students per year with 4 year duration (sandwich type course incorporating one year Industrial Training). Besides, lateral entry to 12th science, vocational and ITI students exist for direct second year admission. This course till today is considered as a unique course to be offered only by ISBT. It is a sandwich type of course with compulsory Industrial training of one year at shipyards and ship design firms located in Goa and in neighboring states. The syllabus for the department has been developed by shipyard personnel and updated at regular intervals considering the latest trends in industry.
After the implementation of World Bank Project in year 1997, the marine engg laboratory, Shipbuilding laboratory and ship drawing hall were establishment in new buildings. Subsequently keeping in mind, the surge in demand for manpower in ship design houses, a centralized ship design laboratory with latest industry related software for interactive teaching-learning process has been set up in year 2016.
The alumni over the years include those who hold distinguished positions in the industry such as Marine Superintendents/surveyors for consultancy companies, Managers in shipyard, Designers, Chief Engineer in the merchant navy and entrepreneurs all over the world.
Department vision : To develop globally competent maritime technocrats with sound ethical values.
Mission statement :
Mission 1: To continually update the faculty and staff members to the advances in the field of shipbuilding, naval architecture and marine engineering
Mission 2: To foster curriculum based on the needs of the industry.
Mission 3: To enhance interaction between institute and industry.
Mission 4: To promote innovative and safe global practices
Mission 5: To inculcate ethical and social values.
After the implementation of World Bank Project in year 1997, the marine engineering laboratory, Shipbuilding laboratory and ship drawing hall were establishment in new buildings. Subsequently keeping in mind, the surge in demand for manpower in ship design houses, a centralized ship design laboratory with latest industry related softwares for interactive teaching-learning process was set up in year 2016.
Marine Engineering Laboratory
The laboratory houses marine engineering related equipment and models of ship systems. Donated samples from shipyards which include engine components, pipeline fittings, valves, Marine pumps, compressors and diesel engines are available in the lab. Besides the laboratory demonstrates the deck machinery and outfittings.
Shipbuilding Engineering Laboratory
Shipbuilding Engineering lab is established to acquaint students about ship’s structures, nomenclature and acquire knowledge and skill in execution of projects pertaining to construction of structures in shipbuilding. This done by means of models donated by yards and some created by students. The lab is used to demonstrate bottom shell, side shell, deck, bulkhead structure, fore end, aft end, engine room and deck house structure of ship. Models exhibiting the general arrangement of outfit within the ship are present in the lab.
Ship Drawing Hall
Ship Drawing hall consisting of 20 large drawing tables, battens and batten weights is used to enable students to perform calculations and hands-on specilised drawings in ship design. The practical content spread over three semesters enables the students to acquire the desired competency to prepare plans of ship and section drawings of a ship such as Lines plan drawing, hydrostatic curves, Bonjean curves, floodable length curves, cross curves of stability, GZ curves, launching curves and Capacity plans. The calculations and drawings are done as per classification society rules of ship building.
Ship Design Laboratory
Keeping in mind the surge in demand for manpower in ship design houses, a centralized ship design laboratory has state of art facility for interactive teaching-learning process. The lab set up has highly specialized work stations with networking via server along with visual aids such as projector. The lab is equipped with latest ship design softwares used by ship design firms such as Cadmatic solutions, Rhinoceros, AutoCad and GHS which are used in basic design and detailed design including hull design and piping design.
Industry Institute Interaction
ISBT shares a strong bond as it is managed by a group of Industries. The quarterly monitoring committee meetings and managing committee meetings of the institutes are attended by the senior executives, owners of various shipyards, Classification society members and Goa Government officials. As a result the department has a resource sharing with the shipbuilding industry in India which is reflected in the form of visiting faculty from industry, 6 monthly inplant training, consultancy for industry, national shipbuilding seminars, and conduct of continuing education programme and skill training for industry personnel.
Right from the inception in 1981, the Shipbuilding Engineering programme follows the four years course with sandwich pattern incorporating one year Industrial Training at shipyards and ship design firms located in Goa and in neighbouring states. This helps the students to link the theory learned with the industrial practices thereby enhancing students employability in industry. During the industrial training, the students get hands-on experience in the various job activities associated with ship design, ship construction and ship repairs. The students are also exposed to industrial environment, obtain experience in working under factory discipline, associate with workers and understand their psychology and work habits.
- The department has offered consultancy services to Barber Marine Consultants (a Norwegian company based in India) by way of site supervision of a crew boat built at Bharati Shipyard, Ratnagiri.
- The department has also provided consultancy services to Goa tourism development Corporation towards vetting of technical specification and contract for design of passenger ship.
- The department on regular basis offers the guidance on basic approval drawings and technical matters in shipbuilding in Goa.
- Seminar on " Goa barges- Future trends in design"
- National Seminar on “Latest Trends And Potential In Indian Shipbuilding Industry”
- Institute partner for CII Goa Seminar on Shipbuilding - “Making Goa a Hub for Shipbuilding & Ancillary Industry".
Conduct of Continuing Education Programs
- One week programmes on Preparation Of Barge For Survey
- One week programmes on Barge Engine Operation And Maintenance
- One week programmes on Masters-Master Your Profession
- One week programmes on Network Techniques In Project Management
- 6 months certificate course in Ship construction & Naval architecture for allied engineering professionals from pipavav shipyard Gujrat, L& T Gujrat , Bharti shipyard and Chowgule shipyard Goa.
- Two week programmes on Courses for Technical staff and crew members of Inland waterways, dredging corporation of India on "Repair and Maintenance of Inland Vessel, Tugs and Cutter Suction dredgers"