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March 30, 2009

Indian Maritime University, Admission B.SC. in NAUTICAL SCIENCE

Admission India


This is a six-semester (three year) programme constituting three stages. Initially, a candidate is admitted for the one year (2 Semesters) Pre-sea course and on completion of I & II Semesters, a candidate will be awarded Diploma in Nautical Science (DNS).

This diploma programme is followed by one and half year (3 Semesters) on-board ship training and after successful completion of the same, a candidate is awarded Advanced Diploma in Nautical Science (ADNS). After completion of the on-board training, the Sixth Semester constitutes “Second Mate Certificate of Competency” awarded by the Director General of Shipping and simultaneous award of B.Sc., (Nautical Science) degree from the University. The first two Semesters i.e. First year constitute 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 environmental sciences.

Semester I
1. Applied Mathematics
2. Applied Science
3. Applied Electricity & Electronics
4. Navigation – I : Terrestrial & Celestial
5. Navigation–II: Bridge Equipment, Watch Keeping, Meteorology & Oceanography
6. Cargo Handling, Stowage & Seamanship I
7. English & Human Factors
8. Applied Sciences Laboratory
9. Computer Laboratory
10. Workshop Practices

Semester II
1. Navigation – III : Navigation and Chart Work
2. Navigation – IV: Advanced Bridge Equipment, Watch Keeping, Meteorology
& Oceanography
3. Cargo Handling, Stowage & Seamanship –II
4. Ship Operations
5. Maritime History and Commerce
6. Computer Applications Laboratory
7. Workshop Practices and Seamanship Laboratory
8. Project

Semester III
1. Ship Safety and Security
2. Practical Navigation – I
3. Practical Cargo Handling, Stowage & Seamanship – I
4. Practical Ship Operations – I
5. Practical Bridge Watchkeeping – I

Semester IV
1. Navigational Aids and Environmental Protection
2. Practical Navigation – III
3. Practical Cargo Handling, Stowage & Seamanship – II
4. Practical Ship Operations – II
5. Practical Bridge Watch Keeping – II

Semester V
1. Ship Manoeuvring & Future Issue
2. Practical Navigation – III
3. Practical Cargo Handling, Stowage & Seamanship II
4. Practical Ship Operations – III
5. Practical Bridge Watch Keeping – III

Semester VI
1. Terrestrial & Coastal Navigation at Operational Level
2. Celestial Navigation at Operational Level
3. Meteorology at Operational Level
4. Bridge Watch Keeping and Emergencies at Operational Level
5. Signals and Communications at Operational Level – Visual and Oral
6. Cargo Handling and Stowage at Operational Level
7. Ship Construction, Stability, Ship Safety and Environmental Protection at Operational
8. Practical and Oral
9. Radar Observer Simulator Course
10. Automatic Radar Plotting Aids Simulator Course
11. Advanced Fire Fighting Course
12. Proficiency in Survival Craft and Rescue Boats
13. Medical First Aid Course
14. General Operator’s Certificate for GMDSS Course

Medium of Instructions
The medium of instructions for this programme is English.

Programme Duration :
The minimum duration for this programme is Three years. However, a maximum duration of Six years is permissible to complete the programme.

Admission to this programme is offered on the basis of qualifying in a written test. The Entrance Test is conducted twice a year. The candidates seeking admission can fall in two categories namely Sponsored and Non-Sponsored.

Candidates can be sponsored for admission by employing shipping companies/their authorized manning agents registered with the DGS and hence fall under category of Sponsored candidates. The Non-Sponsored candidates are those candidates who do not get sponsorship for their admission in the programme but they later seek sponsorship for their on-board training after obtaining admission in the programme. All candidates (sponsored or non-sponsored) are required to successfully clear the entrance test to become eligible for admission in the programme. Non-sponsored candidates shall be required to attend Counselling session after clearing the written

Examination and no interview for non-sponsored candidates. However, individual shipping companies/employers/manning agents are free to conduct their own written examination and/or interviews to select the candidates for sponsorship but all such sponsored candidates would be required to qualify the written examination before being admitted in the programme.

Educational Qualification:
(1) Pass in 10 + 2 examination from a recognized Board/University with Physics, Chemistry and Mathematics (PCM), with not less than 55% marks in PCM aggregate.
With Physics as an individual subject in any one of the years of B.Sc., with not less than 50% marks in the final year of B.Sc., from a recognized University provided that the candidate must have passed 10 + 2 examination with Physics, Chemistry and Mathematics (PCM) from a recognized Board.
B.E./B.Tech or its equivalent degree from I.I.T. or from a college recognized by AICTE/UGC/DEC.

(2) Should have passed with not less than 50% marks in English as a separate subject, at either 10th or 12th standard or in the Degree programme conducted by a recognized Board/University.

Note1: Those appearing in eligibility educational qualification examination are also eligible to apply provided they meet all the eligibility criteria and produce the certificates to that effect.

2: The candidates with three year Diploma from a recognized polytechnic arealso eligible for making application for the entrance test as the three-year polytechnic Diploma is equated with 10+2 examination and accordingly their PCM aggregate in the Diploma programme shall not be less than 55%.

Age Limit - Not more than 25 years
The age limit is relaxable by 2 years in case of female candidates and 5 years for SC/ST candidates.

Physical and Medical Standards:

Medically fit as per the standards set by Merchant Shipping Medical Examination Rules, 2000 as amended from time to time.

6/6 in each eye without visual aids. Normal colour vision. Candidates will have to undergo a full eyesight test conducted by the Mercantile Marine Department (MMD) before being finally selected for the programme.

Fee Structure

Application Fee
The Student Handbook and Prospectus can be obtained from IMU Chennai on payment of Rs.100/- in cash. It can also be downloaded from IMU website i.e. It can also be obtained by POST by sending Demand Draft for Rs.200/- drawn in favour of IMU and payable at Chennai by addressing your request to the Head-Nautical Science Department, Indian Maritime University, East Coast Road, Uthandi, Chennai 600 119.

Registration Fee
The registration fee for the programme is Rs.500/- (Rs.600/- in case of downloaded form which is inclusive of price of Students handbook and Prospectus) is to be paid along with application form for Entrance Test i.e. Form-A.

Course Fee
The course fee is Rs.2.20 lakhs. The fees are to be paid in the form of a Demand Draft drawn in favour of IMU payable at Chennai.

Prospectus will be available at IMU from 15th April 2009
Last Date of submission of Applications : 29th May 2009.
Entrance Test will be held on 14th June 2009 (Sunday) 10.00 am – 1.00 pm

for details download prospectus

East Coast Road, Uthandi
Chennai – 600 119
Tel : (044) 2453 0343 / 0345
Fax : (044) 2453 0342
website : Email:

Indian Maritime University
India is traditionally a maritime nation and has a rich maritime heritage. History documents trade links of India had with other nations of the world from the ages of Harappan civilization. With a long coast from the State of West Bengal on the East to State of Gujarat on the West. India, today moves 95% of its traded goods by volume to the rest of the world. Ports and Shipping form the integral part of the maritime sector contribute greatly to the economic growth of the country.

An Affiliating University
The Indian Maritime University, established through an Act of Parliament on 14/11/2008 as Central University, is posed to play a key role in the development of required human resource for the maritime sector. The Indian Maritime University, being the first of its kind in the country will cater to the educational requirement of the maritime fraternity. It is a teaching and affiliating University which will offer degree, post graduate degree and research programmes in all disciplines of maritime sector.

Chennai Campus
Chennai Campus is located on a 20 acre scenic beachfront property on the outskirts of Chennai, a bustling cosmopolitan city. A 25 km drive along the East Coast Road hugging the coastline takes on to the exquisitely designed edifice, an architecture marvel, set amidst lush green sylvan surroundings. The sprawling campus houses the academic block, hostel, residential and recreational facilities.

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