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Electrotechnical Officer


Class XII (10+2) pass with PCM aggregate 55% and 50% marks in English subject OR 3 Year Diploma or 4 year B.E. / B.Tech. with 60% in Electrical Engineering, Electronics Engineering, Electronics & Telecommunication Engineering, Electronics & Instrumentation Engineering, Electronics & Communication Engineering from UGC recognised university.


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.


Candidate's age should not exceed 28 years at the time of commencement of course. No age relaxation for neither Male nor Female candidates. Usually course commences in March every year.


Candidates 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 lighting conditions.


Electro-Technical Officer (ETO) is a 4 months full time institutional programme.

Course Overview

The 4 months Electro-Technical Officers (ETO) course is approved by the Directorate General of Shipping (Government of India). This ETO course is strictly residential. The course is designed to give adequate knowledge and skill to candidates to take on the responsibility as Electro Technical Officer in Merchant ships. Electro-Technical Officers Course is a specialized course which deals with initial familiarization with ship board systems, equipment’s and machineries involved in the operation of the vessels. The relevant electrical/ electronic equipment’s, control and automation systems, will be dealt with in detail to enable the candidate nurture decision making for troubleshooting, rectification of defects. The course makes the candidate aware of the risks involved at sea and importance of imbibing the safety culture.