DIPLOMA IN NAUTICAL SCIENCE (DNS) is approved by Director General of Shipping, Government of India. The design of the course is as per the guidelines laid down by the Directorate. This training provides a School (X II) / ('A' Level) leaver sure path to become a qualified Deck Officer. The training at Academy where apart from familiarizing him with various aspects in workshop comprising of carpentry, plumbing, machine shop, electrical shop and hot - work. Also mandatory STCW course as required for seafarers. On successful completion of the semester 1 & 2 Diploma in Nautical Science is awarded by INDIAN MARITIME UNIVERSITY (IMU) on completion of the pre-sea training he undertakes the sea phase compressing of 18 months comprising semester 3,4 & 5 of on board ship residential training along with correspondence course with INDIAN MARITIME UNIVERSITY (IMU).On successful completion of phase II (semester3, 4 &5) IMU will award the trainee with Advance Diploma in Nautical Science, Trainee is required to undergo 4 months post-sea training in any training institute (2nd Mate Function) on Successful completion of the training & 'Passing the exam he will be awarded Certificate of Competency by Director General of Shipping and B.Sc. Degree in Nautical Science by INDIAN MARITIME UNIVERSITY (IMU).
Candidate should have Passed in HSC (10+2) or equivalent examination with Physics, Chemistry, Mathematics and English as separate subjects with a PCM average of not less then 55
Candidate possessing B.Sc. Degree in Physics, Mathematics, Chemistry or Electronics with Physics as individual subject in one of the year, with an average of not less than 55% of marks in the final year,
Candidate possessing B.E./B. Tech. Degree from I.I.T or from a college recognized by AICT
Maximum 25 years of age as on 1st of January or 1st of August.
Medically fit as per the standards set by M. S. Medical Examination Rules.,
Candidates have to qualify a full eyesight test conducted by the Mercantile Marine Department before being finally selected for the course. They should have 6/6 in each eye without visual aids and should be free from color blindness.