CAPTAIN MANU MAHAJAN

Head - Advisor / In-Charge Captain Superintendent

*Capt. Manu Mahajan*, Advisor to the Academy Management, has around forty years of experience in the merchant navy and connected professions. He was in command on cargo ships between 1991 and 2007. A Member of the Institute of Chartered Shipbrokers London in 1988, Capt. Mahajan has sailed on general cargo ships, bulk carriers, deep sea tugs, bulk carriers, container ships, OBO's, Ro/Ro vessels, Car Carriers and specialised ships, amongst others. He has worked as Cargo Superintendent in South East Asia for a Norwegian company, and is Editor and columnist at Marex Bulletin and Maritime Matrix today, industry magazines published out of Mumbai. He has worked as an independent Marine Consultant and has, in addition, headed the Indian arm of a US software development and training company for two years. His professional articles have appeared online and offline in industry magazines and newsletters, including in Lloyd’s List, Shiptalk, GlobalMet and company newsletters.

SECOND ENGINEER ASSAV RAMANA MURTHY

HOD Engineering

Mr. Avasarala Surya Sundara Ananta Venkata Ramana Murthy is a Electrical Engineering Graduate from Andhra University and a holder of MEO Class IV Certificate of Competency from Directorate General of Shipping, Government of India. He has 35 years of Experience in the International Shipping Industry and 5 years of experience in Industries Ashore.  Joined CAAMN in 2015 as an instructor. He is a qualified Trainer and assessor. He has attended a number of value addition courses. His experience and hands-on skills as an engineering officer gives him the ability to teach ratings at CAAMN.

CAPTAIN RAJIV KUMAR MATHUR

Faculty

Capt. Rajiv Kumar Mathur is a Master Mariner with over 30 years of Sailing Experience. Apart from being a seafarer he is a man with multifaceted talents. An Academician promoting a well established high school, practice's law at the High Court of Andhra Pradesh & Telangana, management committee member of a prestigeous social Club, an agriculturist and a teacher. He also has experience as the operations manager of a logistics company. A qualified trainer and assesor, he has been a faculty at CAAMN since 2006. During his career at sea and as faculty at CAAMN he has undergone a number of value added courses.

CHIEF OFFICER RAYANI NAGARAJU

Assistant Captain Superintendent & Faculty

Chief Officer Rayani Nagaraju joined the Merchant Navy on completion of his Pre-Sea Training in the year 2005. He joined as a trainee Navigating Officer and rose to the rank of Chief Officer. He sailed on-board Oil and Chemical Tankers. He has attended a number of value added courses. A qualified trainer and assesor, he has been a faculty at CAAMN since 2015. He has been handling the simulator division at CAAMN. Apart from being a teacher he is also an able administrator.

AMARJEET YADAV

Senior Instructor

Amar Jeet Yadav (AJY) is an Instructor for Marine Engineering Knowledge and STCW modular courses. AJY is an ex-naval personnel with 20 years of service in the Indian Navy. During his tenure in the Indian Navy he has served in numerous Ships and Naval Establishments. In the Navy he had held the specialisation of Mechanical Engineer. He is also a qualified MOT Part A by DGS. During his tenure in the Indian Navy he was an instructor at the coveted Indian Naval Ship Shivaji at Lonavala which is the alma metor of all engineers of the Indian Navy. AJY has taken up teaching as profession after retirement from the Indian Navy and has been teaching engineering and fire fighting to the trainees of CAAMN for the last 13 years. AJY has additional qualifications in MBA (Specialisation in Marketing) and is a trained Internal Auditor for Quality Management Systems. He has also completed the training for Instructors course(TOI) and attended a number of workshops on teaching skills.

MG MURALI KRISHNA

Senior Instructor

M.G. Muralikrishna (MGM) is an Instructor for General Ship Knowledge and STCW modular courses. MGM is an ex-naval personnel with 15 years of service in the Indian Navy. During his tenure in the Indian Navy he has served in numerous Ships and Naval Establishments. In the Navy he had held the specialisation of Radar Plotter. MGM has done teaching in Indian navy as an Instructor for Ship Handling Simulation, Aircraft Defence Controller Simulation, Helicopter Controller Simulation, Blind Pilotage, Full Bridge Mission Control Simulation, Steering Simulation etc. at Navigation and Direction School of Indian Navy situated at INS Vendurthy for 3.5 years. MGM has taken up Administration as profession in a corporate school after retirement from the Indian Navy. He has been teaching as an Instructor in Commander Ali’s Academy Merchant Navy since 2005. MGM has additional self-training in Computer Applications and he is a trained Instructor from Indian Navy. He has also completed the training for Instructors course (TOI) and attended a number of workshops on teaching skills.

TAPAN KUMAR NANDY

Senior Instructor

Tapan Kumar Nandy (TKN) is an Instructor for General Ship Knowledge and STCW modular courses. TKN is an ex-naval personnel with 15 years of service in the Indian Navy. During his tenure in the Indian Navy he has served in numerous Ships and Naval Establishments. In the Navy he had held the specialisation of Radar Controller. He is also a qualified GMDSS Operator and Instructor. TKN has taken up teaching as profession after retirement from the Indian Navy. He has been teaching as an Instructor in DGS approved maritime training institutions for the last 8 ½ years. TKN has additional qualifications in Computer Applications, Call Centre & Airport management and is a trained Instructor. He has also completed the training for Instructors course (TOI) and attended a number of workshops on teaching skills.

SHIVA NAND MISHRA

Instructor

Shiva Nand Mishra (SNM) is an Instructor for General Ship Knowledge and STCW modular courses. SNM is an ex-naval personnel with 28 years of service in the Indian Navy. During his tenure in the Indian Navy he has served in numerous Ships and Naval Establishments. In the Navy he had held the specialisation of SONAR Controller. He has also done Leadership, Management and Fire Fighting courses from Indian Navy. SNM has done teaching in Indian navy as a Leadership classes and in National Cadet Course Naval wings classes. SNM has taken up teaching as profession after retirement from the Indian Navy. He has been teaching as an Instructor in DGS approved maritime training institutions for the last 5 years. SNM has additional qualifications in Computer Applications and is a trained Instructor. He has also completed the training for Instructors course (TOI) and attended a number of workshops on teaching skills.

BANDARI SANTHOSH REDDY

Instructor

Mr. Bandari Santhosh Reddy joined the Merchant Navy after completion of his Pre-Sea Training in the year 2005. He sailed as a Motorman and served on Bulk Carriers, Chemical and Oil Tankers as assistant watchkeeper in the Engine Room. He has also completed his MEO Class IV Writtens. A qualified Trainer and assesor. He has attended a number of value addition courses. His experience and handson skills as an engine room rating gives him the ability to teach ratings at  CAAMN.

SHAIK AZEEMUDDIN

Work Shop Instructor (Machinist)

Mr. Shaik Azeemuddin is a machinist by profession. Holder of ITI Fitter certificate. He has over 30 years of industrial experience in machining skills which gives him the ability to pass on the vast workshop experience to the trainees of CAAMN. He has been teaching at CAAMN since 2003. He has also completed the training for Instructors course (TOI) and attended a number of workshops on teaching skills.

MANOJ KUMAR JHA

Instructor

Mr. Manoj Kumar Jha, worked in the Indian Navy for Thirty years as under water controller, ships diver, Air crew diver and retired as a JCO. He worked as a chief instructor for  3½ years in No.2 Naval Unit NCC, Kolkata. He also worked as incharge of Sailing Club at Eastern Naval Command, Visakhapatnam for 3 years.  He represented Indian Navy is various sports events and a qualified Trainer holding the TOTI Certificate, he is the instructor for Survival Training, Physical Training and Parade Drill at CAAMN. Apart from instructional duties Mr. Manoj Kumar Jha is the Warden of the academy hostel and the In-charge of the Academy Swimming Pool.

3RD ENGINEER THOTA NAGARAJU

Faculty

Mr. Thota Nagaraju (TNR) is a Faculty for Marine Engineering Knowledge and STCW modular courses. TNR is ex-naval personnel with 15 years of service in the Indian Navy. During his tenure in the Indian Navy, he has served in numerous Ships and Naval Establishments. Later he worked as a Maintenance engineer in Reliance info com in Hyderabad. He joined the merchant navy in 2008 as a Junior Engineer and worked in different Bulk carriers and container vessels in reputed companies like Apeejay Shipping and ASP Ship Management. By Virtue of his technical and hardworking abilities, he got a chance to be part of the team taking over 04 Yard delivery vessel’s APJ Kais, APJ Jai, APJ Shirin and X-Press Lhotse. TNR has taken up teaching as a profession now and has been teaching engineering and firefighting to the trainees of CAAMN. He has also completed the training for trainers and assessors course (TOTA) and attended a number of workshops on teaching skills.

HONORARY SUB LIEUTENANT RAM CHELA SINGH

Instructor

Mr. RAM CHELA SINGH (RCS) is a retired Honorary Sub Lieutenant from Indian Navy with 34 years of long service in Seamanship department, served in various ships/Establishments and got good knowledge in commanding the men in uniform. During his service in the Indian Navy performed seamanship instructor duties for 4 Years and also worked in various NCC units as a Chief Instructor. RCS joined CAAMN as an instructor for Seamanship and STCW Courses. His experience will give a lot of impetus to the academy to mend the trainees in a disciplined way of life in achieving the success. He has also completed the training for Instructors course (TOI) and attended a number of workshops on teaching skills. He has also undergone a specialized course in Leadership and management cadre.

GUNASEKARAN T S

Instructor

Gunasekaran TS (TSG) retired from the Indian Navy from Engineering & technical background after successful completion of 16 years of service, experienced on internal combustion engines and steam-driven engine ships and having good technical knowledge in various auxiliary machinery on board ships. After his retirement from Indian Navy, he worked in the private sector as a Boiler Maintenance engineer for 5 years, with the background of his technical experience he has vast teaching experience especially for GP ratings. He also worked with other maritime training institutes at Chennai and Pondicherry before joining CAAMN as an Instructor for Engineering and STCW Courses. He has also completed the training for Instructors course (TOI) and attended a number of workshops on teaching skills.

RAMESH GOUD K

Work Shop Instructor (Welder)

RAMESH GOUD K (RGK) is a qualified ITI in electrical & electronics background and a specialist Welder. RGK is the core workshop instructor for imparting practical classes on electric arc welding and Oxy-acetylene gas cutting/welding and workshop Jobs for the trainees in electrical and electronic subjects. He has work experience of 15 years in Welding tasks and also worked in Mahindra and Mahindra skill plant for 2 years. With his self-acquired technical experience, he started his own business of fabrication and welding jobs in Hyderabad. He has also completed the training for Instructors course (TOI).

SATYANARAIN

Instructor

Mr. Satyanarain has retired from the Indian Navy from Engineering & Technical background after successful completion of 30 years of service. Experienced on internal combustion engines, diesel engines and having good technical knowledge in various auxiliary machinery on board ships. Backed by military discipline years of experience in the field of Engineering and Overseeing Safety of Men/Material in Industrial/Non-industrial establishments of Indian Navy. Outstanding caliber in General Administration, Leadership, Professional Skills and team management gained from a disciplined and well-organized lifestyle of Indian Navy.

ANIL KUMAR SAHU

Instructor

Mr. Anil Kumar Sahu. worked in Indian Navy for 15 years and retired as a petty officer Radar Plotter 1 (PORP1). He worked as instructor in No.3 Naval NCC, Lucknow for 2 years. He worked for Corporate GIS Company as a production manager for more than 13 years. 

 

YARLAGADDA SAMBASIVA RAO

Senior Instructor

Mr. Yarlagadda Sambasiva Rao is a competent administrator with over 15 years of experience in the Indian Navy and 10 years of experience as an instructor at CAAMN . Retired as a Petty Officer from Indian Navy. He holds graduation degree from Indian Navy. Has completed the Training for Instructors Course and attended a number of teaching skills work-shops. He has been teaching Seamanship to the GP Rating trainees and practical training instructor for STCW Modular Courses. 

RADHA REDDY JAKKA

Instructor

Mrs Radha Reddy has completed her diploma in Business Administration (HR) and experienced manager cum trainer in HSBC from 2005 to 2010. Later she continued her passion of teaching by taking private tuitions to different standard of students. She has been inducted as an English Language Instructor where her experience and ability to adapt to various levels of teaching standards would help the GP Ratings in developing their English Language and Personality.

CHEF KUNCHALA SRINIVAS

HOD Catering

Chef Kunchala Srinivas, has Twenty five years of experience in industry and academics from 1993 to 2018. He worked as commi ll in Holiday Inn Krishna, Hyderabad from 1993 to 1996. He worked in Carnival Cruise Lines as assistant cook in 1996 and later he worked in world biggest companies like Royal Carribbean, Cunard, World Disney, Costa as a assistant cook to Sous Chef Positions until 2005. He worked as Assistant Professor in National Institute of Tourism and Hospitality Management to teach the food production in Hospitality and also established labs for the institute and operated by formulating the BTK,QTK AND ATK menu’s. He worked as Senior food and beverage Manager and senior Operational Manager in FNCC, Film city central club at Hyderabad. Attended many national and international seminars and conferences and workshops in tourism, hospitality and management topics. He is the HOD Catering at CAAMN and the Executive Chef of the CAAMN Galley Operations.

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