The ISF distance learning programs are designed to be an effective guiding tool for seafarers. Currently the program known as the "Shipboard Structured Learning and Assessment Program (SSLA)" has been designed for a Trainee Electro- Technical Officer and Junior Marine Engineer to assist them them in the follwoing:
The SSLA is currently available in two formats:
The E-SSLA program contents include complete syllabus of the watchkeeping certificate of competency examinations, plus the ship board operational requirements as a watchkeeping officer/engineer.
The program material which is supplied to the officer includes:
Execution of the E-SSLA:
The program consists of several levels for systematic learning:
Mentor: Surinder K. Kundra
An Electrical and Class I Marine Engineer, Mr. Kundra has sailed for 23 years on Oil/chemical tankers, Cargo and Container vessels. He has sailed as a Chief Engineer for 16 years. He has been active in training of Marine Engineers for over two years. He has contributed to major part of conceptualization and development of this programme.
Mentor: Rajendra Deshpande
He is B.E. Mechanical engineering & also having a degree in M. Tech. He also has MEO Class I Certificate of Competency. He has 24 years of vast sailing experience, out of which 17 years as a Chief Engineer.
Mentor: Pawan Kapoor
A Class I Marine Engineer, Mr. Kapoor has a vast and varied working experience of over 27 years, which ranges from being a hands-on engineer, to a workshop manager, to a mentor and guide, to a Chief Executive. He has lead teams of professionals and educationists for development of world-class training and educational establishments. He has been in the field of Maritime Training and Education for last 18 years including over five years of teaching for competency courses.
Mentor: Prathamesh Dange
Active sailing Marine Engineer holding MEO CL II COC has an experience of seven years on ships of various capacities and types majorly includes Oil (AFRAMAX/VLCC’s), Product Carrier & Bulk Carrier. A formal qualification of B.S. Marine Engineering from Tolani Maritime Institute, Talegaon. He has been associated with ISF Group for the last five years and been involved in marketing for MEO CLASS IV training, course development, as visiting faculty to NOTI – Academic Partner ISF & involved with data population for developing PMS.
Mentor: Milind Asher
Experienced Second Engineer with a demonstrated history of working in the maritime industry. Skilled in Marine Engineering, Maritime Operations, Operation and Maintenance of 2-Stroke and 4-Stroke Diesel Engines, International Shipping. Strong engineering professional with a Bachelor of Science (B.S.) focused in Naval Architecture and Marine Engineering from Tolani Maritime Institute. When not at sea, I provide freelance support to educational institutions in development and execution of maritime skill development courses.
Administrator: Capt. Dinyar Sidhva
A Master Mariner with a versatile experience of nearly 40 years in the maritime sector. During his 19 years of seafaring career, Capt. Dinyar Sidhva has served on various vessels, such as bulk carriers, tankers, general cargo ships, container ships and offshore support vessels. In his shore management role, he has at different times handled varied functions including ship operations, manning, new business development, quality, health safety and environment. He has served as a DPA, CSO and MR for two organizations. He was also associated as a freelance trainer for DNV GL and IRS.