Sr. Programme Specialist – Academics
Captain Varun Rawat is a Sr. Programme Specialist at Abu Dhabi Maritime Academy.
Captain Rawat has been in the Maritime industry spanning 30 years, he spent 13 years as a Master Mariner with recent sea-going experience having 8 years in command as Captain of various vessels including the world’s largest Very Large Ore Carrier (VLOC).
He has been involved in Maritime Education and training since 2009 teaching Competency and Simulator courses to all levels of Deck officers in one of the UK’s top nautical institutions.
Additionally, he has worked as a Nautical Course Consultant for the world’s largest ship management company where he revised, conducted various competency and professional Maritime including Simulators courses and on behalf of GlobalMET, was responsible for revising, updating and developing the entire new 2014 edition IMO Model Course 7.01 Master and Chief Mate & has assisted in the revision of IMO Model Course, 7.03 -Officer in charge of a navigational watch.
Captain Rawat is holder of a Master (Unlimited) Competency Certificate from the U.K and apart from designing and authoring more than 300 modules as distance learning materials for a tablet-based Proficiency and Learning System he has also assisted the Directorate General of Shipping, India to develop and standardise the examination syllabus of India addressing the 2010 Manila Amendments to the STCW Convention and Code.