Degree/Diploma in Hotel Management from a recognized and reputed Board or University are eligible to attend the course with 40% or above mark in English in 10th or 12th Standard.
18 to 28 years of age at the time of commencement of the course. No age relaxation.
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.
Candidates for the CCMC 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 lighting conditions.
ORIENTATION COURSES FOR CATERING PERSONNEL is a 18 days programme.
OCCP stands for Orientation Courses for Catering Personnel (OCCP). This is a promising career for students of Hotel Management and catering services. The duration of this course is 18 days and sometimes this extends to almost a month. The introduction of this course emerged from an ample scope of employment at the oceans. Employment at cruise shipping and passenger lines are available with maximum age limitation of 28 years and the minimum age is about 18 years. There are so many candidates every year who take admission to this career. This Pre Sea training course is likely designed for the aspirants who hold a Degree in Hotel management and are expert cooks. Once taken admission, these aspirants learn about the techniques and ways they should be working with as a Marine Catering Personnel. The students are tested medically and all tests are done before they join the Marine Industry. Colour Blindness is not at all allowed to continue working at the ship. It was felt that there is amble scope of employment, for such candidates who have qualified hotel management, in cruise shipping and passenger liners. The issue of availability of catering crew have been deliberated with the Shipping Industry and it has been stated that the candidates having Degree / Diploma in Hotel Management need not undergo Pre sea Course. It was felt that there is ample scope of employment, for such candidates who have qualified in Hotel Management, in cruise shipping and passenger liners. Accordingly, it has been opined, in consultation with Industry, that as these candidates have already acquired Degree / Diploma in subjects having catering specialization, it may not be required for them to under go a full term Saloon Rating Course or other pre sea courses covering such subjects. However, it would be desirable that these candidates under go orientation course for the specific job requirements on board vessels.