Diploma in Nautical Science (DNS)
The one Year DNS Course is a course leading to B.Sc.(Applied Nautical Science) after 18 months of sea service and also leading to 2nd Mate Foreign going Certificate of competency awarded by the Ministry of Shipping, Government of India, enabling the cadets to become Navigating officers on board Merchant Navy Ships anywhere in the world. The one year Diploma in Nautical Science Course is strictly residential.
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 than 60%.
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 60% of marks in the final year.
Candidate possessing B.E./B. Tech. Degree from I.I.T or from a college recognized by AICTE
The candidate has to appear and qualify in the Common Entrance Test (CET) conducted by Indian Maritime University (IMU). For further details on CET and IMU, visit http://www.imu.edu.in/.
Age Limit – Maximum 25 years of age as on 1st of January or 1st of August.
Physical Standards – Medically fit as per the standards set by M. S. Medical Examination Rules, 2000.
Eyesight – 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 colour blindness.
IMU-CAMPUSES Intake Capacity at (Mumbai, Chennai, Kolkata, Visakhapatnam, Cochin.)
Diploma in Nautical science leading to B.sc (Applied Nautical Science).
|Diploma in Nautical science leading to B.sc (Applied Nautical Science).
Course Fees –
For Male Candidates: Rs 2,20,000
For Female Candidates: Rs 1,40,000
Note : Course Fees mentioned here is according to IMU School of Nautical studies.
Course Fees Varies from one Affiliated institute to another.
List of IMU Affiliated Institutes for DNS Course.
1 Anglo Eastern MaritimeAcademy
2 Applied Research International School of Maritime Studies
3 Aquatech Institute of Maritime Studies
4 B P Marine Academy
5 Centre for Maritime education and Training
6 Cosmopolitan technologies of Maritime College –
7 Dr.Ambedkar Institute of Technology
8 Euro Tech Maritime Academy
9 Great Eastern Institute of Shipping
10 Haldia Institute of Maritime Studies & Research
11 HIMT College ( Hindustan Institute of Maritime Training)
12 International Maritime Institute
13 Marine Officers Training Academy
14 Maritime Foundation
15 Mumbai Maritime Training Institute
16 Perunthalaivar Kamarajar Institute of Maritime Science & Engineering –
17 RVS College of Maritime Science & Engineering
18 Samundra Institute of Maritime Studies
19 Southern Academy of Maritime Studies
20 Maritime Training Institute Shipping Corporation of India
21 Sai Ram Shipping Science College
22 SCI-Maritime Training Institute
23 Sriram Institute of Maritime Studies
24 T S Rahman
25 Tolani Maritime Institute
26 Trident College of Maritime Technology
27 Vishwakarma Maritime Institute
28 YAK Educational Trust
The syllabus of the course is drawn up with a view in giving broad-based marine education, with special emphasis on fundamentals of marine subjects and practical aspects of profession.
All applicants to the above 1-year Diploma in Nautical Science (DNS) course leading to B.Sc (Applied Nautical Science) need to fulfill the guidelines of the Director-General of Shipping, Mumbai with regard to physical fitness. The prospective candidates are required to produce a medical fitness certificate in the prescribed format issued by a Medical Officer approved by Directorate General of Shipping.
Only unmarried candidates are eligible to apply for Diploma in Nautical Science (DNS) Course.
Candidates desirous of joining these courses are advised to apply for Passport before taking admission.
IMU-DNS Career Path:
D.N.S. CAREER PATH
HSC OR 10+2 (PCM 60%, ENG 50%) OR WITH PHYSICS ONE OF THE SUBJECTS IN B.SC. WITH A MINIMUM OF 20% IN FINAL YEAR OR B.E/B.TECH. DEGREE
ONE YEAR PRE-SEA TRAINING (DIP.IN NAUTICAL SCIENCE) AT IMU (I&II SEMESTERS)+4 STCW COURSES
MINIMUM 18 MONTHS SEA SERVICE WITH DISTANCE LEARNING (III, IV, V, SEMESTERS)
4 MONTHS POST SEA SECOND MATE (FUNCTIONAL) COURSE AT IMU + MODULAR COURSES & TO CLEAR III, IV, V & VI SEMESTER EXAMS
OBTAIN B.SC. NAUTICAL SCIENCE DEGREE (IMU) OBTAIN SECOND MATE (FG) CERTIFICATE OF COMPETENCY (DGS)
18 MONTHS SEA SERVICE AS 3RD MATE & 2ND MATE
3 MONTHS FIRST MATE (PHASE-I)COURSES
3 MONTHS FIRST MATE (PHASE-I COURSES + MODULAR COURSES + WRITTEN & ORAL EXAMS(MMD) OBTAIN FIRST MATE CERTIFICATE COMPETENCY (DGS)
12 MONTHS SEA SERVICE AS CHIEF MATE
1MONTH ASM COURSE + MODULAR COURSES + WRITTEN & ORAL EXAMS OBTAIN MASTER CERTIFICATE OF COMPETENCY (DGS)
CAPTAIN OF SHIP