AN international trade, shipping offers fascinating career as seafarers (those who earn their living by service at sea). The profession is widely described as challenging, adventurous and highly paid.
About 90 per cent of the global goods transportation takes place through sea routes by purpose-built merchant vessels.
In modern day shipping, the sector involves ocean management, ports, logistics, shipbuilding, supply chain management, personnel recruitment and ship-management.
Engineers are primarily needed to look after the engine, which in case of a ship is not only gigantic but also complicated. Ratings are such staff on board a ship who offer physical help in carrying out various functions. Typically, each of these three departments has well organized hierarchy. Deck officers are headed by the Master, also called Captain.
The demand-supply mismatch in the manning sector has led to faster promotions and a fresh graduate in nautical science or marine engineering can expect to rise to the top-most level in the official hierarchy in about six years.
The day at sea is divided into six four-hour periods. Three group of watch standers are on duty for four hours and then off for eight hours. Seamen often work overtime during their off time.
The following programmes are offered by the Indian Maritime University at is campuses and affiliated:
Undergraduate programmes - UG
1. B.Tech (Marine Engineering)
2. B.Tech (Naval Architecture & Ocean Engineering)
3. B.Sc (Ship Building & Repair)
4. B.Sc (Maritime Science)
5. B.Sc (Nautical Science)
6. Diploma in Nautical Science leading to B.Sc. (Applied Nautical Science)
Postgraduate programmes - PG
1. MBA (Port and Shipping Management)
2. MBA (International Transportation and Logistics Management)
3. M.Tech (Naval Architecture and Ocean Engineering)
4. M.Tech (Dredging and Harbour Engineering)
Postgraduate Diploma programmes - PDG
1. PGDME : Post Graduate Diploma in Marine Engineering
Admission in B. Sc ship Building and repair and B.tech Naval Architecture* is done through Common Entrance Test (CET) conducted by Indian Maritime University (IMU). The Computer-based CETs for IMU‟s UG and PG programmes are scheduled to be held on 9th May 2015 between 2pm – 5pm in a single shift. Last date for Online Registration is 22nd April 2015
Master: A Master who is also called Captain of the ship is the highest officer aboard a ship. He oversees all ship operations and keeps the records of the ship. He is also supposed to take care of accounting and bookkeeping functions. He takes command of the vessel in inclement weather and in crowded or narrow water. He receives and implements instructions from the employers. His salary could be in the range of $10,000 and above.
Keeps all the books and charts up to date, monitors navigation equipment on bridge. He is also the ship’s medical officer. Salary—$6,000 and above.
Third OFFICER: He is in charge of four to eight watch and is directly responsible for all deck operations — cargo storage and handling, deck maintenance and deck supplies. Salary—$4,000 and above.
Course for Ratings
Six-month Pre-Sea course for General Purpose Rating (GP Rating)
Six-Month Pre-Sea course for General Purpose Rating for Fitters/Petty Officers.
Eligibility: Pass with aggregate 40% marks in 10th standard from a recognized Board with Science, Mathematic as subjects and with minimum 40 percent marks in English language.
Or pass in 2-year ITI course from government approved institute. Minimum 50 percent aggregate marks in final year and minimum 40 percent marks in English at 10th or diploma exam.
Age: Between 17 to 25 years.
Following personnel come from the Ratings streams and command a monthly salary of about $1,000.
Ordinary SEAMAN: A deck crew member who is subordinate to the able bodied seaman.
to perform all the duties of an experienced seaman.
one who actively helps in the engine maintenance.
Boatswain (BOSUN): The highest uncertified rating in the deck department who has immediate charge of all deck hands and who in turn comes under the direct orders of the master or chief mate or mate.
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Online Registration window opens from : 23rd Feb 2015Last date for Online Registration : 22nd April 2015
Date of Computer - Based CET : 9th May 2015, 2pm – 5pm
Date of Publication of Results : 14th May 2015
The Computer-based CETs for IMU’s UG and PG programmes are scheduled to be held on 9th May 2015 Afternoon between 2 pm and 5 pm in a single shift.
They will be held simultaneously in the following 35 cities across India:
INDIAN MARITIME UNIVERSITY COMMON ENTRANCE TEST 2015