DIPLOMA IN NAUTICAL SCIENCE
12th pass with PCM aggregate 60% and 40% in English subject at 10th or 12th std. OR B.Sc. with PCM aggregate 55% and 40% in English Subject at 10th and 12th std.
To be declared fit for selection, a candidate must be in good mental and physical health and free from any deficiency likely to interfere with the efficient performance of duties. Medically fit as per the M.S. (Medical Examination of Seafarer) rules 2000 as amended from time to time and also as per the D.G. Shipping guidelines.
Minimum age of Candidate shall be 17.5 years, can be up to only 25 years at the time of commencement of course.
Candidates for the Diploma in Nautical Science programme must have unaided 6/6 vision in both eyes. Color blindness is not permitted. Movement of the eyeballs must be full in all direction and the pupils should react normally to light and accommodation.
Diploma in Nautical Science is a 1 year full time programme.
Candidates finally selected by the Shipping companies will be offered On-board Training upon successful completion of the course by the sponsoring shipping companies.
It is One year Pre-Sea Deck Cadet Course leading to Diploma in Nautical Science from the Indian Maritime University (IMU). This diploma programme is followed by On-board ship Training and after successful completion of the same, a candidate is awarded Diploma in Nautical Science. After completion of the On-board training, “Second Mate Certificate of Competency” awarded by the Directorate General of Shipping. One year constitute on-shore training which is designed to impart basic knowledge on the type of merchant ships, ship operations, types of goods carried by ships, shipping trade and a good foundation in the basic principles of navigation and environmental sciences. Qualifying in IMU-CET is mandatory for admission.