- B.Sc., B.A., L.L.B.
- Fellow Member with the ‘Nautical Institute – London.’
- He has a vast sailing experience and has been at sea for about 21 years, sailing on Bulk Carriers, Crude Tankers, Product Tankers world-wide.
- He started his sea career with the Shipping Corporation of India and thereafter served with the Anglo-Eastern Ship Management Ltd., Hong-Kong for about 15 years.
- He has also sailed on the Great Lakes / St. Lawrence Seaway and have a vast experience of ICE-NAVIGATION in the Canadian Waters, Arctic Sea, Baltic Sea.
- He had worked as ‘Nautical Faculty’ at ARI – New Delhi.
- He has also served as DPA (Designated Peron) and Additional CSO (Company Security Officer) in the Prime Oceanic Shipping Company Pvt. Ltd, India.
Capt. Ved Prakash Chokdayat
- He has a passion for teaching and imparting training to the new generation officers.
- He has a strong inclination for continuously seeking improvements in the Shipboard Operations in a safe and environmentally correct way. He has been imparting guidance, knowledge to Merchant Navy officers in various informal ways.
- He did his schooling from the prestigious Sainik School Chittorgarh, Rajasthan and is very disciplined and hardworking in his approach.
- He had been selected for the post of ‘Assistant Commandant’ in the Indian Coast Guard but continued his career in the Merchant Navy.
- Socially, He is well know figure among the Merchant Navy fraternity from Rajasthan. He has been the Founding Secretary of the ‘Rajasthan Merchant Navy Officers Association (RMNOA)’, a Registered Society, working for welfare of Seafarers in Rajasthan.
In addition to the STCW Modular Courses, he has done many value added courses approved by DNV, IRS etc –
- Bulk Carrier Safety and Inspection (DNV).
- Weather Routeing of Ships (DNV).
- Port State Control (DNV).
- MARPOL Implementation (DNV).
- ISO 14001 – Environmental System (EMS) (DNV).
- Maritime Resource Management.
- Maritime Safety Management – Module 3 (DNV).
- Shipboard Safety Officer (DNV).
- ICE Navigation Course (DNV).
- Occupational & Behavior Based Safety (DNV).
- Accident Investigation -2 (DNV).
- Risk Assessment (DNV).
- Interpersonal Skills & Conflict Management (DNV).
- Leadership Course.
- Safety Workshop & Seminars (DNV).
- Navigational Safety Campaign (DNV).
- Bridge Team Management – Level 2 (DNV).
- Designated Person Ashore (DPA) Course (IRS).
- Company Security Officer (CSO) Course (IRS).