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The National Inland Navigation Institute (NINI) has been set up by Inland Waterways Authority of India (IWAI) at
Patna, Bihar in February 2004 with a view to develop human resource for the Inland Water Transport sector
including development, maintenance and management of waterways. The institute imparts quality training on
various aspects of inland water transportation namely development & management of waterways, surveying &
dredging of waterways, design & construction of terminals, design & construction of vessels, Technical &
commercial operation of vessels, running of vessels, terminal management, and traffic management.

The institute provides refresher and upgradation education to existing professionals in river engineering,
dredging, surveying, Hydography, repair & maintenance of inland vessels.

The institute provides training at three levels namely induction, upgradation and professional development for
vessel operations. The training provided at NINI is fully residential for trainees seeking fresh employment in the
sector. The upgradation and professional development training conforms to syllabus promulgated by the state
water transport department under the Inland vessel Act 1917 for obtaining respective certificate of competency.

The institute is uniquely positioned to offer a complete spectrum of training in Inland water transport sector.
NINI can design company specific courses tailor cut to the requirements of the organization.
The institute is ISO 9001:2008 certified by American Bureau of Shipping (ABS).