• Pass in (10+2) or equivalent examination with Physics, Chemistry, Mathematics and English as separate subjects with a PCM average of not less than 60% and 50% marks in English in 10th or (10+2)
  • Fluent in English
  • Medically and physically fit
  • 6/6 eye vision
  • No Visual aids
  • No Colour blindness
  • Age: 17.5 to 25 years

Course Description:

This is 3 years degree course approved by Director General of Shipping, Govt. of India. Upon completion of 1 year residential training, candidate undertakes the sea phase for 12 months on board ship residential training in Nautical Science, Trainee is also required to undergo 4 months post-sea training in any training institute (2nd mate Function) approved by Director General of Shipping, Govt. of India. After Successful completion of the training & Passing the exam candidate will be awarded with a Certificate of Competency by Director General of Shipping and B.Sc. Degree in (Nautical Science) by IMU.

Certificates Provided: 

After successful completion of the training, B.Sc. in Nautical Science degree will be awarded by Indian Maritime University (IMU). 

Career Flow Chart:

12 monthspre sea training (semester 1 & 2 - IMU) program along with mandatory 4 STCW courses, approved by d. G. Shipping govt. Of India


Join as deck cadet onboard a vessel for minimum period of 12 months
[SAL: 300$ -500$)


4 months preparatory post-sea training, obtain 2nd mate Certificate of Competency, Sail as 3rd / 2nd Navigating officer for 12 months
[SAL: 3500$ - 5500$)


6 months preparatory post sea training, obtain 1st mate Certificate of Competency, Complete 18 months sea time as 1st navigating officer/ Chief Officer
[SAL: 5500$ - 8500$)

Obtain Master Certificate of Competency and sail as Master/ Captain of the ship
[SAL: 8500$- 12000$)