This one is a 3 years long Bachelor of Science Degree course. On completion of the course, candidates are awarded the Second Mates Foreign Going Certificate of Competency. This certificate is awarded by the Ministry of Shipping, India.
After 12 months of Sea service, candidates may become Navigation Officers on Merchant Navy ships in any part of the World!
Candidates must be between 17 to 25 years of age at the time when the course starts.
Only 12th Science stream students with Physics, Chemistry and Mathematics subjects, who have passed board exams, are eligible to appear for this course. Minimum aggregate marks requirement is 45% (in PCM subjects) and 50% in English (10th / 12th)
Candidates should be physically fit for sea service under standard norms of DGS, with eyesight 6/9 in both the eyes, and with no colour blindness.