Diploma in Applied Nautical Science (DNS) is a one (1)-year course conducted. Upon Successful completion, a cadet qualifies to join as a deck cadet on board ships. During the 18 months of sea time training required on-board a sea-going vessel, a cadet receives free boarding & lodging apart from a stipend. Subsequently, he needs to obtain the Second Mate’s Certificate of Competency under the Directorate General of Shipping, Govt. of India to qualify as a third officer on any sea going vessel. A cadet will also be eligible for the B.Sc (Applied Nautical Science) degree from IMU (Indian Maritime University) after obtaining the Second Mate’s Certificate of Competency.
|Stage||Semester||Duration||Teaching Method||Award of Qualification|
|1||1 & 2||1 year (Pre Sea)||Purely Residential||Diploma in Applied Nautical Science|
|2||3,4 & 5||min. 18 months onboard Ship (At Sea)||Distance Learning||Higher Diploma in Applied Nautical Science|
|3||6||4 months (Post Sea)||Purely Residential||
B.Sc (Nautical Science) Degree by IMU.
Certificate of Competency (COC) by D.G Shipping,
Govt. of India