The three year B.Sc. Nautical Science course is approved by the Directorate General of Shipping, Ministry of Shipping, Government of India. It is a course leading to Second Mate’s Foreign-Going Certificate of Competency awarded by the D.G. Shipping after 12 months of Sea Service, Enabling the cadets to become Navigating officers on board Merchant Navy Ships worldwide. The three year B.Sc., Nautical Science course is strictly residential.
 
 
ENTRY REQUIREMENTS
   
Candidate should have Passed in 10+2 or equivalent with Mathematics, Physics and Chemistry with a PCM aggregate of not less than 55%.
Or
Candidate possessing B.Sc.in Physics, Mathmatics, Chemistry or Electronics with an average of not less than 55% of marks in the final year and with Physics as individual subject in one of the year,.
Or
Candidate possessing B.E./B.Tech. Degree from I.I.T or from a college recognized by AICTE.
 
All the above should have English language as a subject, at either 10th or 12th standard or in the Degree/Diploma course, conducted by the Board or any University with not less than 50% marks.
   
Age Limit
  17 to 25 years as on 31st July.
   
Physical Standards
  Medically fit as per the standards set by M. S. Medical Examination Rules, 2000.
   
Eyesight
 
Candidates have to Qualify a full eyesight test conducted by the Mercantile Marine Department before being finally selected for the course. They should have 6/6 in each eye without visual aids and should be free from colour blindness.
   
 
CURRICULUM FOR PRE SEA TRAINING - B.Sc.(NAUTICAL SCIENCE)
They are responsible for safe navigation, cargo handling and allied duties on board ship. They are employed in the deck department of the ship and are normally called as"Deck Cadet". They undertake the routine maintenance of the vessel including chipping, painting, greasing, repairs to the Ship's hull, superstructure. They are trained to operate the deck machinery like cranes, derricks and also undertake the steering of the vessel at sea. At sea they are employed as look outs on the bridge under the officer on duty.
 
A competent "Deck Cadet" can aspire to become the Master (Captain) of a Merchant ship on completion of required seatime and qualifying career enhancing examinations conducted by the DGS at different levels.
 
 
1st SEMESTER
Applied Mathematics
  Unit 1 : Algebra
Unit 2 : Vectors
Unit 3 : Statistics and Probability
Unit 4 : Co-ordinate Geometry
Unit 5 : 3-Dimensional Geometry
Unit 6 : Spherical Trigonometry
Unit 7 : Differential Calculus
Unit 8 : Integrated Calculus
Unit 9 : Differential Equations
 
Applied Science
  Unit 1 : Mechanics
Unit 2 : Heat
Unit 3 : Oscillations
Unit 4 : Sound
Unit 5 : Light
Unit 6 : Physical Chemistry
Unit 7 : Inorganic Chemistry
Unit 8 : Organic Chemistry
 
Electricity and Electronics
  Unit 1 : Static Electricity
Unit 2 : Current Electricity and its Effects
Unit 3 : Measurement of Electrical Quantities
Unit 4 : Basic Electronics
Unit 5 : Transistors
Unit 6 : Transmitters, Antenna and Propagation
Unit 7 : Radar
 
Navigation
  Unit 1 : Earth
Unit 2 : Parallel and Plane Sailings
Unit 3 : Mercator Sailing
Unit 4 : Dead Reckoning and Days Work
Unit 5 : Concepts of Time
Unit 6 : Celestial Sphere and Equinoctial System of Coordinates
Unit 7 : Daily Motion and Horizon System of Coordiantes
Unit 8 : Sextant and Altitude Correction
Unit 9 : Amplitude
Unit 10 : Conduct of vessels in any Conditions Visibility
Unit 11 : Conduct of Vessels in Sight of One-and-another
Unit 12 : Conduct of Vessels in Restricted Visibility
Unit 13 : Lights Shapes and Sound Signals
Unit 14 : Meteorology
Unit 15 : Energy Budget
Unit 16 : Water Vapour in the Atmosphere and Adiabatic Processes
Unit 17 : Condensation and Precipitation Phenomena
Unit 18 : Coding and Decoding of Weather Messages
Unit 19 : Chart Work
Unit 20 : Problems on Sailing
Unit 21 : Passage Planning
Unit 22 : Position Determination
 
Cargo Handling and Stowage
  Unit 1 : Categories of Cargo
Unit 2 : Methods of Carrying Cargoes
Unit 3 : Care of Cargo on Board Ship
Unit 4 : Cargo Handling Safety
Unit 5 : Cargo Handling Equipment
Unit 6 : Rope Work
Unit 7 : Blocks Purchases and Lifting Appliances
Unit 8 : Safe Working Practice
Unit 9 : Ship Construction-I
Unit 10 : Ship Construction-II
Unit 11 : Displacement and Buoyancy
Unit 12 : Statical Stability
 
 
Lab-I : Applied Science and Computer Lab
Lab-II : Cargo Lab
Lab-III : Workshop Practicals
  Unit 1 : Hydraulics
Unit 2 : Pneumatics
Unit 3 : Application to Ship
Unit 4 : Fitting
Unit 5 : Welding
Unit 6 : Plumbing
Unit 7 : Carpentary
 
 
IInd SEMESTER
Navigation-II
  Unit 1 : solar System
Unit 2 : Position Determination at Noon
Unit 3 : Position Fixing
Unit 4 : Instruments
Unit 5 : Bridge Team Work
Unit 6 : Watch Keeping Principles and Duties
Unit 7 : Risk of Collision, Safe Speed
Unit 8 : Traffic Separation Schemes
Unit 9 : Atmosphere & Energy Budget
Unit 10 : Tropical Storms and Weather Forecasting
Unit 11 : Oceanography
 
Cargo Handling, Stowage and Seamanship
  Unit 1 : Cargo Pumps and Piping Systems
Unit 2 : Gas and Chemical Tankers
Unit 3 : Cargo Operations
Unit 4: Tackels and Purchases
Unit 5 : Anchors and Anchor Work
Unit 6 : Safe Working Practices
 
Ship Operations - II
  Unit 1 : Hull Structures and Ship Plans
Unit 2 : Movement of Centre of Gravity
Unit 3 : List and Trim
Unit 4 : Marpol 73/78
Unit 5 : Maritime law
Unit 6 : SOPEP
Unit 7 : Engine Room Layout
Unit 8 : Electrical Equipment
Unit 9 : Propeller and Bow Thruster
Unit 10 : Maintenance and Machine Drawing
 
Communication Skills
  Unit 1 : Signelling by Morse Code
Unit 2 : Internation Code of Signals
Unit 3 : Radio Telephony and VHF
Unit 4 : Equipment Maintenance
Unit 5 : Familiarization with GMDSS Equipment
Unit 6 : Procedures for Emergency Message : Safety, Urgency and Distress
Unit 7 : Satellite Communications
Unit 8 : Modern Communication Methods
 
Lab-I
  Unit 1 : DBMS
Unit 2 : Networks
Unit 3 : Advanced Word Processing Section
Unit 4 : Ship Board Application
Unit 5 : Voyage Planning
Unit 6 : ECDIS
Unit 7 : TIDES
 
 
Project
Workshop Practices-II
  Unit 1 : Demonstration of Use of Tools
Unit 2 : Dismantelling and Assembling Engine
Unit 3 : Opening of Heat Exchanger, Cleaning, Repair and Plug Tubes
Unit 4 : Dismentalling and Assembling of Different Auxiliaries
Unit 5 : Whippings and Splices
Unit 6 : Throwing Heaving Lines Rope and Chain Stoppers
(Bosun's Chair and Staging)
Unit 7 : Types of Paints and Painting Procedures