Are you ready for a Rewarding Career in Shipping
From time immemorial, the sea has always held a special fascination for mankind. For centuries man has gone out to sea in the most primitive of ships, and despite a hard, unforgiving life, found a great deal of joy and fulfillment. Notwithstanding material comforts, ease of communications and a good salary, life at sea is still tough. Yet the level of maturity and self reliance one gets within a short time of working at sea can never be achieved elsewhere.
 
Why Shipping?
95% of the world trade is carried out by sea.
Raw material and finished goods are shipped by sea.
 
Increased movement of goods by sea due to globalization and traffic has been the solution as the most cost effective means to transport bulk goods safely. This offers vast scope in India to decongest the saturated road and rail, hence growing job opportunities.
 
Industry studies indicate that the demand for Indian officers worldwide is strong and ever growing
 
Marine life also gives you the option to serve at sea for an initial period of 10-15 years and then take up senior management positions ashore. Marine Professionals are always welcome in many areas such as ship management, material management, port trust, ship yard, power plants, hotel industries and many other allied services.
 
Merchant Navy- As a Career
Highly rewarding both financially and in knowledge
Gives vast exposure to different lands, people and cultures
Develops leadership qualities, the ability to manage adverse situations, strong sense of self-reliance and a “can-do” attitude
Provides great opportunity to build not just a career but your character too.
 
HOW TO JOIN MERCHANT NAVY
 
Careers in the Merchant Navy are broadly divided into Deck side, Engine Room and Saloon (Catering). Jobs are open to candidates at various level of educational qualification who have completed any of the following: 10th, 10+2(HSC), Engineering Diploma in Mechanical , B.E.(Mechnical/Electrical),Naval Architectures, B.Sc( Nautical Science).
 
Pre-Sea Training enables young and energetic candidates to take up a career of their choice in the Merchant Navy depending upon their educational qualification. During Pre-Sea training, the candidates will be trained to understand the duties required to be carried out by them on Merchant Ships.

After Pre-Sea training, the candidates sail on board Merchant Ships to gain the necessary sea experience in order to advance in his career.
 
 
AN INTRODUCTION TO PRE-SEA TRAINING COURSES
Pre-sea Training for Officers & Ratings is essential for every seafarer to gain knowledge about his routine works onboard ship as per the International Maritime Organisation (IMO) Convention.
 
B.Sc (Nautical Science):
This training program aims at preparing the candidates to face with fortitude and endurance, the hardships of life at sea and to inspire in them a sense of devotion to duty, feeling of good will & comradeship, which is essential for the life at sea.
 
The programme is of Six Semesters, of which, first five are of 6 months duration and the Sixth Semester is of 4 months duration. First two Semesters i.e. 1 year is 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 the environmental science. During, the subsequent three semesters, candidates are trained on job i.e. onboard a ship in the practical application of the theory learnt.
 
Sixth and final semester is conducted at an approved Training Institute. The emphasis during this semester is to prepare the candidate for the examination of 2nd Mate Certificate of Competency conducted by the Directorate General of Shipping, Ministry of Shipping. On successful completion of this examination, the candidate is awarded a degree in B. Sc. (Nautical Science) and a Certificate of Competency which enables him to become an officer on a merchant ship.
 
18 Credits are awarded on successful completion of each Semester i.e. a total 108 credits (18 × 6) would be required for award of B.Sc (Nautical Science) degree
 
Diploma in Nautical Science (DNS course leading to B.Sc Nautical Science)
The one Year DNS Pre-sea training is a course leading to B.sc. Nautical Science after 18 months of sea service, and also leading to 2nd Mates Foreign going Certificate of competency awarded by the Ministry of Shipping, Government of India, enabling the cadets to become Navigating officers on board Merchant Naval Ships anywhere in the world. The one year Diploma in Nautical Science Course is strictly residential
 
B.Tech (Marine Engineering)
The four year B.Tech (Marine Engineering) course , is a course leading to Class IV Marine Engineer Officer Certificate of competency, awarded by the ministry of shipping Government of India, after six months of sea service, enabling the cadets to become Marine Engineers on board Merchant Naval ships anywhere in the world. This course is strictly residential.
 
Trainee Marine Engineers Course for Graduate Engineers (GME)
The one year Presea Training course for Graduates (GME) is a course leading to Class IV Marine Engineer Officer Certificate of competency, awarded by the ministry of shipping Government of India, after six months of sea service, enabling the cadets to become Marine Engineers on board Merchant Naval ships anywhere in the world. This course is strictly residential.
 
Diploma in Mechanical Engineering (DME)
The two year Presea training course for Diploma Holders (DME) is a course leading to Class IV Marine Engineer Officer Certificate of competency, awarded by the ministry of shipping Government of India, after six months of sea service, enabling the cadets to become Marine Engineers on board Merchant Naval ships anywhere in the world. This course is strictly residential.
 
G.P.Ratings:
The Duration of the course is 6 months. On successful completion of this course, the candidates will be eligible to join in Indian/Foreign Shipping companies as a Deck/Engine crew. With further sea service, they would be promoted as Motorman/Oil man, Fitter, Deck serang, Able-Bodied Seamen, Bosun. They can also be promoted to officer level with certain service and qualification requirements on passing the examinations conducted by DGS.
 
Job Prospects
After passing out from the academy and obtaining the CDC from the Shipping Master, the candidates qualify to take up employment as seamen aboard a ship of National or international flag on their own. Due to vast increase in the sea transportation there is a potential of job opportunities for seafarers both in Indian and Foreign Shipping companies.