Q 1. What is DGS?+
The Directorate General of Shipping, is the highest authority which deals with all shipping related matters-policy, legislation, safety of life and ships at sea, prevention of marine pollution, promotion of maritime education and training etc.
Q 2 Why approval is required from DGS?+
Without approval of DG shipping no marine institute is allowed to operate.To get DG approval the institute has to be in compliance with each and every requirement laid down by the DGS
Q 3. What is the difference Nautical Studies and Marine Engineering?+
Nautical Studies deals with navigation, cargo operations, Safety maintenance of ship and all legal and commercial matters pertaining to shipping business.Marine Engineering deals with operation and maintenance of ship machinery and engines in a safe & efficient way which needs knowledge & skills of a very high order.
Q 4. Which field is better?+
Both courses lead to rewarding careers in shipping industry. It is individual choice to work on the deck or engine side.
Q 5. How do I choose between Deck & Engine?+
If you are an inclined towards technical and inquisitive about machines then you should opt for Marine engineering as they work more on machines.Whereas on the deck side the job involves more of navigation and cargo handling.
Q 6. What is the hierarchy in various dept.?+
|DECK DEPARTMENT||ENGINE DEPARTMENT|
|DECK OFFICERS :|
1. Master ( Captain)
2. Chief Officer (Mate)
3. Second Officer (2nd Mate)
4. Third Officer (3rd Mate)
5. Deck Cadet (Trainee Officer)
| ENGINE OFFICERS (ENGINEERS)|
1. Chief Engineer
2. Second Engineer
3. Third Engineer
4. Fourth Engineer
5. Fifth Engineer ( Trainee engineer)
Q 7. What will be the expense of this training and what all will be included?+
Students will be charged semester fees of Rs.1,75,000 /- which will include Tuition, Hostel, Food, Books, Uniform, Linen, Etc.Following is a detailed list:
a. The Complete Academic Fee per Semester with highly competent experienced faculty to impart Theory/Practical Training in Sate of the Art Classrooms.
b. Hostel Charges per semester for AC three seater room.
c. Healthy nutritious, high caloric rotational weekly menu to include variety in all daily 4 meals.
d. Full unlimited laundry facility.
e. One time two complete sets of summer/winter/ceremonial and sports uniform.
f. Set of all technical books by well experienced authors per semester.
g. Sports facilities are available outdoors and in the state of art indoor stadium
h. Swimming pool for students to hone their skills.
i. A modern fully air conditioned indoor Gymnasium at a highly subsidised rate
j. Spacious Food Court with variety of menu at a highly subsidised rate.
k. Tie up with Multi speciality hospital with facility of round the clock doctor.
Q 8. What is Merchant Navy and how is it different from Indian Navy?+
Merchant Navy, as the name suggests, is the term for commercial transportation of cargo and passengers through sea routes using ships.In other words, it can also be said that merchant marine activities are not indigenous or native to any one country but are spread across nations, worldwide.
Defence Navy, on the other hand, refers to nations’ maritime military wing. Naval Ships are those which are used at times of international crises to protect the water boundaries of a nation.
Q 9. What Are Different Careers in Merchant Navy?+
Merchant Navy is a global industry which provides some of the best career opportunities on different types of ships (and on land as well). Unlike any other field, Merchant Navy offers jobs that not only require specialized knowledge and training but also require a great amount of mental and physical strength.Merchant navy jobs mainly involve working on a variety of ships as officers, engineers, or ratings. These are the main three departments on almost all types of ships and they work in coordination to ensure a smooth running of ship and its operations.
If you are looking forward to a career in the merchant navy, you will be required to choose from any of these three departments:
1. Deck Department
2. Engine Department
3. Crew Ratings
A course in any of the above departments will be the “stepping stone” to a successful career at sea.
Q 10. What is merchant navy uniform like? Do they have to wear the uniform all the time?+
Merchant navy officers mainly wear a white shirt and black trousers, along with epaulettes according to the rank on the ship. The uniform is accompanied with black formal shoes and a pullover or sweatshirt during cold climate condition. The cap (P-cap) is a black hood with a white top having an anchor symbol.Candidates will be in uniform when attending the college.
However, while doing maintenance/practicals, the candidates will usually wears a boiler suit along with personal protective equipment (PPE).
Needless to say, the merchant navy uniform is of great importance and pride and maritime professionals are required to keep the uniform up-to-date and clean at all times.
Q 11. What Type of Ships Merchant Navy Professionals Work On?+
Merchant navy professionals mainly work on cargo ships or commercial vessels. Some of the main types of ships they work on are:1. Container ships
2. Bulk carriers / Bulkers
3. Tanker ships
4. Passenger ships/cruise ships
5. Car Carrier
7. Offshore vessels
Q 12. What Is Lifestyle In Merchant Navy Like?+
Considering the nature of work, maritime professional have a lifestyle which is quite different from those working ashore.This is not the usual 9-to-5 kind of job. As a maritime professional, you would be usually working in 4-hours shifts, twice a day, in addition to extra hours.
Maritime professionals usually have a contract with a shipping company. The contract period can last from 4 – 9 months depending on the rank and type of ship.
After you sign a contract with a shipping company, you will be asked to board the ship from a convenient port on the ship’s sailing route. Most of the times you will take a flight (all expenses are borne by the shipping company) to the concerned port to board the vessel. While signing-off as well, most of the times, you will be taking a flight back to your home country from the sign-off port.
Q 13. Is it an adventurous life?+
Some of the main aspects of a merchant navy professional are:1. Travel the world
2. Major savings of income – Most of the times, the income seafarers earn is tax-free. Also, as food, accommodation, and transfers are taken care of by the companies, seafarers can save a lot of their hard-earned money
3. Adventurous life –this job is not like any other out there in the world. No doubt it is tough, but at the same time, it is highly challenging and adventurous. There is a lot to learn at sea, both professionally and personally.
Q 14. What Are The Requirements for Joining Merchant Navy?+
Not everyone can join merchant navy. You need to have the minimum qualifications required for a particular job on board ship. You also need to be physically fit and fulfil the basic medical requirements to join merchant navy.• 60% in 12th standard with Physics, Chemistry & Mathematics.
• Medical Fitness : As per Directorate General of Shipping (DGS) Norms
• Age Limit : 25
Q 15. How Much Salary Does One Earn in Merchant Navy?+
There is no one answer to how much a maritime professional will earn as it depends on several factors.Merchant navy is famous for offering attractive salaries to professionals in comparison to other fields.
Q 16. How many people are there on a merchant navy ship?+
Usually 20-25 people although the number of people depends mainly on the type, size and category of ship.
Q 17. Is merchant navy a good career option for girls?+
A lot has changed in the last decade with many female students not only joining the industry but also reaching greater heights and having successful careers.Technically, there is no distinction between genders while enrolling for any merchant navy course provided you meet the educational and medical standards required by the course.
We highly encourage female students to join the merchant navy and explore the different opportunities provided by the industry.
Q 18. What options do I have if I want to study further after merchant navy?+
There are a variety of options in case you want to study further.You can do courses to explore areas such as maritime law, ship brokering and chartering, maritime surveyor, maritime instructor etc.
If you have gathered a good amount of experience at a managerial level, you can pursue a degree in masters in business administration (MBA) or MSc in shipping, logistics and finance.
You can also pursue courses in ship design and naval architecture.
Q 19. How many years do I need to become captain/Chief engineer?+
This depends totally from person to person. Every promotion needs specific sea time and competency exams to be cleared.So the faster you clear your exams the higher the chances of promotion.
Q 20. Is hostel Mandatory?+
This is a totally residential course which involves a well designed curriculum to inculcate discipline and officer like qualities in the candidates, which is very essential for life at sea