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Thursday, April 25, 2013

Attractive career of merchant Navy

Attractive career of merchant Navy

The students who have passed Standard-12 Science stream can get admission to the – 4-years Bachelor in Marine Engineering or 3-years Bachelor in Nautical Science course by appearing in IITJEE exam.
The job :
In merchant navy, the first is deck department among its main departments which is headed by Master, Chief Mat or Captain. Than come ‘first mat’. To assist both these officers, there is Second Mat, thereafter, Third Mat and Harbour Master and than comes pilot of ship and Serang. So far as Engine Department is concerned, it is headed by Ship Engineer who is assisted by Second, Third, Fourth Engineers and other staff. This department also consists of Electrical Officer, Radio Officer and Sea Canny. This ‘Sea Canny’ is holding steering of the ship. Thereafter comes ‘Service Department’ where Chief Steward and Chief Cook are the boss. To assist them, there are cook makers and mess man.
Nautical surveyors, light keepers, dress divers and skin divers comes at bottom of hierarchy.
Method of selection / training :
For getting appointed as Navigating Officer on merchant ships, ‘Certificate of Competency’ is essential as per provisions of Indian laws concerning mercantile marine master and Mats exams. Those who are qualifying from T.S. ‘Chanakya’ (as navigating officer) gets first competency certificate of ‘Second Mat’ (foreign trade). Following the degree course of Nautical Science at training ship ‘Chanakya’, training for one year on Deck Department of Merchant Ship as Cadet Officer is being imparted during which period stipend is also paid. Thereafter only, he is issued certificate of ‘Second Mat’ (Foreign trade). Candidates who has passed examination of B.Sc. Nautical Science from Mumbai University are given certain relaxations for exam of Certificate of Competency. Examinations for marine engineers are being conducted by the Director General of Shipping, Mumbai working under the Union Ministry of Surface Transport.
Admission to B.Sc. (Nautical Science) at T.S. Chankya, Navi Mumbai (for 3 years) and Marine Engineering Degree Course (4 years duration) of Marine Engineering and Research Institute (MERI), Kolkatta :
Admission to both these courses are being granted through JEE conducted every year for IITs in the month of May. There is no separate entrance exam for T.S. Chanakya (90 seats) and MERI (120 seats). For appearing in JEE exam, the candidate should forward a separate application to the Director General of Shipping for admission to these courses, after submission of form to the IIT.
For admission to T.S. ‘Chanakya’, students wearing power glass is not allowed, however, his
normal vision should be 6/6 in both the eyes whereas, in case of MERI, students wearing spectacles are allowed, but he should be with power not more than -2.5 or +2.5 as also he should not have defective color vision.
Contact :
1. Director General of Shipping, Jahaz Bhavan, W.H. Marg, Mumbai 400 001.
2. T.S. Chanakya, Karave, Nerul, Navi Mumbai 400706.
3. Marine Engineering and Research Institute, P-19, Tarotola Road, Kolkatta 700088.