General purpose ratings are trained in Deck Maintenance
including Navigational jobs as well as the maintenance of Engine room machinery and other
associated technical jobs. They are trained on the subjects like English &
Etiquette, Mathematics & Physics, Health Hazards & Personal Safety, Ships &
Shipping Industry, use of Life Saving Appliances & Fire Fighting Appliances, Safe
Working Practices on Deck & in Engine Room, First Aid, Nautical Terms, Navigation
& watch-keeping, Ship's Maintenance, Signalling, Ship visits with separate Marine
Engineering syllabi at the support level like Machinery in Engine-Room, Watch keeping
duties in Engine-Room and Basic Environmental Protection. They even have the opportunity
of becoming full-fledged Navigating Officers subject to fulfillment of D.G. Shipping
*As per new DGS directive the training period for the Four basic
mandatory modular Courses for G.P. Rating has been increased by 100%.
A Saloon Rating after successful completion of pre-sea
course, joins vessel as General Steward or Trainee/2nd Cook and subsequently become
Chief Cook/Chief Steward who is the in-charge of Catering Department. He takes care of
Ships fooding, provision stores, general hygiene and house keeping. The Chief Cook
is usually one of the most pampered and loved person on board. A few years of experience
allows them to serve as specialist cook for different cuisines in Cruise
Liners or join Star Hotels at shore. Pre-sea Saloon Rating course will cover common
syllabi for the Ratings like, English (Nautical Terms), Etiquette, Mathematics, Physics,
Health Hazards & Personal safety, Ships & Shipping Industries, Use of Life Saving
& Fire Fighting Appliances, Safe Working Practices, First Aid, Navigation, Ships
Maintenance, Signaling & Ship Visit. They also undertake exclusive training programme
in subjects like Food Production, House keeping, Hygiene & Front Desk Service.
After Completion of Pre-sea Training all the candidates have to undergo the
following STCW95 Basic Familiarization Courses for the issuance of C.D.C.
On completion of this course, the trainee will be
able to provide immediate basic medical care at the scene of accident or in case of other
On completion of this course, the trainee will be
able to react in a correct manner during emergency situations and take appropriate
measures for his own and others survival and use Life Saving Appliances correctly. He will
also acquire knowledge which in some instances will enable him to identify and correct
defects and thereby evading emergencies.
On completion of this course, the trainee should be
able to identify potential areas of emergencies that may arise in the marine environment,
whereby he can take effective steps to observe Safe Working Practices to
eliminate personal injuries and accidents. It will also help the Trainee to create
conducive atmosphere designed to boost high-spirited humane/social relationship amongst
A trainee successfully completing this course will
be able to react in a correct manner in the event of an out break of fire and to take
appropriate measures for the safety of personnel and of the ship and to use the Fire
Fighting Appliances correctly. He will also be able to identify and take corrective
measures to prevent a fire from occurring.
- Mandatory for all
ratings & officers at entry level intending to serve onboard Oil Tankers.
On completion of this course, a trainee will be
able to perform the specific duties and responsibilities pertaining to the Oil Tankers,
like Cargo handling and allied equipments, care in transit with special emphasis on
Prevention of Marine Pollution, safety and hazards relating to Tanker Operations. 5 Days
|Pre-Sea Deck Cadet
||Award of Qualification
||Semester 1 and 2
||Diploma in Nautical Science
||Semester 3, 4 & 5
||1½ Years onboard Ship (At sea)
Advanced Diploma in Nautical Science
Months (Post Sea)
||B.Sc (Nautical Science) Degree by
"Certificate of Competency" (COC) by D G Shipping, Govt. of India
Pass in (10+2)
examination from a recognised Board/University with Physics,
Chemistry and Mathematics (PCM), with not less than 55% marks in PCM.
With Physics as an individual subject in any of the years of
B.Sc., with not less than 55% marks in the final year from a recognised
University provided that the candidate must have passed (10+2)
examination with Physics, Chemistry and Mathematics (PCM) from a recognised
B.E/B.Tech. or its equivalent degree from I.I.T or from a college recognised by
Sould have passed with not less than 50% marks in English as a
seperate subject, at either 10th or
12th standard or in the Degree programe conducted by a recognised Board/University.
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 ammended from time to time.
6/6 in each eye without visual aids. Normal color vision.
Candidates will have to undergo a full eye sight test conducted
by the Merchantile Marine Department (MMD) before being finally
selected for the programme.
Prospectus and application Form of Diploma (Nautical Science) leading to B.Sc.
(Nautical Science) can be collected in person from IMU headquarters or any Regional
office of IMU. The form can also be downloaded from IMU website:
Pre-Sea General Purpose of Rating (GPR)
with aggregate 40% marks in 10th standard from a recognized Board with
science, Mathematics as subjects with minimum 40% marks
in English Language.
17.5 to 25 years
Course in Maritime Catering (CCMC)
Minimum Academic Qualification
with aggregate 40% marks in 12th standard from any stream,
from a recognized Board with English as a subject. The
Candidate to obtain atleast 40% marks in English either at
10th or 12th standard.
Between 17.5 to 25 years.
|1. Diploma in Nautical Science
leading to Bsc. in Nautical Science- 40 Seats - Approval No.
2. Pre-sea Training for Rating (GP)- 80 Seats - Approval No. TR/A/150/2001 &
3. Certificate Course in Marine Catering - 40 Seats - Approval No.
|Diploma in Nautical Science
leading to Bsc. in Nautical Science
|Course Commencement: February & August every year.
|Pre-Sea Training for G.P. Rating
|Course Commencement: 1st
January & 1st July of every year.
|Certificate Course in Marine
Course Commencement: 1st January & 1st July of every year.
STCW MODULAR COURSES CAN BE CONDUCTED ON REQUEST.