Diploma In Nautical Science (DNS)
Last updated on August 26th, 2023 at 12:02 pm
Diploma in Nautical Science Course Details
Diploma in Nautical Science is an undergraduate course of one year. The course consists of two semesters and provides an opportunity for class 12 students to pursue a career as a Deck Officer.
The candidate undergoes a 12-month two semester residential Pre-sea training at Maritime College/ Institute where he undergoes training in specialized fields like Navigation, Seamanship, Ship Construction and Ship Stability, MARPOL, and Marine Engineering Knowledge. Training is also imparted in English and Human factors, teaching the cadets the importance of teamwork, leadership, positive attitude, and interpersonal relationships. On successful completion of semesters 1 & 2, Diploma in Nautical Science is awarded by the Indian Maritime University (IMU).
The one Year DNS Course is a course leading to B.Sc., 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 Naval Ships anywhere in the world. The one year Diploma in Nautical Science Course is strictly residential.
Diploma Nautical Science Course Eligibility
|A) Educational||1) Passed 10+2 with Physics, Chemistry, and Mathematics (PCM) from a recognized Board with a minimum aggregate of 60%(70% for AEMA) marks in PCM.|
|2) English should have been passed with a minimum of 50% marks as a subject, either in 10th or 12th standard.|
|B) Age||Minimum age: 18 years maximum age:25 years|
The reference date for calculation of the age will be from the date of commencement of the Academic Session
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Medical Eligibility Criteria
|Physical Standards||1) Candidates should be physically fit for sea service under the standard norm, with eyesight up to 6/6 in the better eye.|
|2) NO COLOR BLINDNESS, Partial Colour Blindness is also not acceptable.|
|3) The D.G. Shipping Medical Certificate must be issued by D.G. Shipping Approved Doctors, under the specified medical examination requirements.|
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For admission in the DNS course, you need to have the sponsorship of a shipping company and also must have cleared IMU CET (a good rank helps in merit). Start preparing for sponsorship with free course on IMU CET and SPONSORSHIP (FREE COURSE ON IMU CET AND SPONSORSHIP)
All companies require you to appear for entrance examinations to get admission. The Indian Maritime University Common Entrance Test (IMU CET) is a common exam for admission to various maritime courses, including the Diploma in Nautical Science. Prepare for the entrance exam by studying the relevant subjects, including physics, chemistry, mathematics, and English.
For admission in the DNS course, you need to have the sponsorship of a shipping company and also must have cleared IMU CET (a good rank helps in merit).
Start preparing for sponsorship with free course on IMU CET and SPONSORSHIP (FREE COURSE ON IMU CET AND SPONSORSHIP
Online Entrance Test
The test consists of two sections with a total duration of 3 hours.
Section 1 (Part-1): English, Aptitude, and Mechanical Engineering (2 hours, 100 marks, degree-level syllabus)
Section 2 (Part-2): Personality-based questions (1 hour)
- If shortlisted, receive an email notification to appear for a panel interview.
- Attend the interview in formal attire with original mark sheets and certificates.
- Selection based on merit, considering academics and extracurricular activities.
Medical Examination and Eye-Test
Undergo a medical examination and eye-test conducted by company-appointed doctors.
Provisional Selection Letter
- Receive a Provisional Selection Letter upon clearing the selection procedure.
- Submit required documents (10th and 12th mark sheets, graduation certificate, passport, medical fitness report, photos, and admission fees).
|Anglo-Eastern Maritime Academy (AEMA)||Rs 7,55,000|
|Training Ship Rahaman (T S Rahaman)||Rs. 3,95,000|
|Great Eastern Institute of Maritime Studies(GEIMS)||Rs 6,31,725|
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Companies Offering Sponsorships are Listed Below:
|Companies offering Sponsorships||Colleges|
|Anglo-Eastern group||Anglo-Eastern Maritime Academy (AEMA).|
|Great Eastern Shipping||Great Eastern Institute of Maritime Studies (GEIMS).|
|Executive Ship Management||Samundra Institute of Maritime Studies (SIMS)|
|Synergy||Tolani Maritime Institute (TMI) and International Maritime Institute (IMI) Noida, TS Rahaman.|
|Scorpio||TMI, Applied Research International (ARI), and IMI Noida, TS Rahaman.|
|Shipping Corporation of India||Shipping Corporation of India – Maritime Training Institute (SCI-MTI)|
|Torm Shipping||ARI, Tolani Maritime Institute (TMI)|
|Fleet Ship Management||ARI, International Maritime Institute (IMI) Noida and Tolani Maritime Institute (TMI), TS Rahaman.|
|Dockendale Ship Management||International Maritime Institute (IMI) Noida|
|Mediterranean Shipping Company||International Maritime Institute (IMI) Noida , Tolani Maritime Institute (TMI)|
|Tolani Shipping||Tolani Maritime Institute (TMI)|
|Wilhelmsen Ship Management.||Tolani Maritime Institute (TMI)|
|MSI Ship Management||International Maritime Institute (IMI) Noida|
|Pacific International Lines||International Maritime Institute (IMI) Noida|
|MMSI Shipping||International Maritime Institute (IMI) Noida|
|V Ships||International Maritime Institute (IMI) Noida|
Career Growth/Salary After DNS
|Rank||Job Description||Dry ship (Bulk/RO-RO/Container etc.)||Tanker Ship(Oil/Chemical/Gas etc.)|
|Captain||A captain or master is in charge of a ship’s general operation and has the last say in its direction.||$8000–$10000||$9000–$14000|
|Chief Officer||A Chief Officer is responsible for the cargo operations, management of deck crew, safety & firefighting operations, etc.||$6500–$8500||$7500–$9500|
|2nd Officer||A 2nd Officer is the ship’s navigator and sometimes the medical officer, he is also a bridge watchkeeper.||$4000–$4800||$4000–$5000|
|3rd Officer||The 3rd Officer is in charge of firefighting apparatus and life saving appliances, he is also a bridge watchkeeper.||$2400–$3600||$2600–$4200|
|Deck Cadet||A Deck Cadet assists the Chief Officer in various duties such as cargo operations, navigation watch, etc.||$350–$750||$350–$750|
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