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ANNOUNCES CONDUCT OF COMMON ENTRANCE TEST (CET) JUNE 2012 FOR ADMISSION TO One Year Diploma Course in Nautical Science leading to B.Sc. Degree
be willing to work hard both physically and mentally.The Merchant Navy Merchant Navy Career is one of the most professionally sound & satisfying career which any young person would like to acquire in his/her life. he/she would be away from his/her family for long duration and would probably be cut off from the mainstream of society ashore. these drawbacks are compensated to a considerable extent by modern mode of communications which has now been incorporated on board every ship and which enables him/her to keep in touch with all his/her near and dear ones regardless of where his/her ship is in any part of the world. However. over the years girls h a v e s t a r t e d c h o o s i n g s e a f a r i n g a s a c h a l l e n g i n g p r o f e s s i o n . have a liking for traveling across the world. by virtue of having to work onboard the ships. For the young boys and girls this is one of the best careers among the various professions which are available in India. it is economically very lucrative and it also leads to various openings for those who would not like to continue working on ships for a long time but would be interested in occupying various prestigious positions in merchant navy related jobs ashore. It gives considerable job satisfaction. Naturally. 2 . The basic requirement for such a young person is that he/she should a) (b) (c) be reasonably physically fit. However. This career has been primarily male oriented although legally there is no ban on girls taking up this profession.
Surveyors employed by various classification Societies 04. 3 . Officers employed by agencies who look after all the requirements of foreign ships coming to India. Technical Superintendents employed by Shipping Companies to oversee the proper operation of their ships. Pilots employed by Major Ports for bringing in and taking out ships 05. 08.FUTURE PROSPECTS All navigating officers do have the facility that if they wish to settle down in a shore job then they can opt for various marine related jobs as follows: 01. etc. Trainers in various training institutions both in Government and private sector 03. Surveyors and Examiners employed by Government of India 02. damage assessment and cargo calculations. 07. Chartering and brokering for fixture of ships to carry cargo as well as for sale and purchase of ships. Surveyors employed by various private organizations for settlement of insurance claims. 06.
N. IV. OBTAIN FIRST MATE CERTIFICATE OF COMPETENCY (DGS) 12 MONTHS SEA SERVICE AS CHIEF MATE 1 MONTH ASM COURSE+ MODULAR COURSES+ WRlTTEN & ORAL EXAMS OBTAIN MASTER CERTIFICATE OF COMPETENCY (DGS) CAPTAIN OF SHIP 4 . WITH A MINIMUM OF 5O% IN FINAL YEAR or B.IV. ENG 50%) or WITH PHYSICS AS ONE OF THE SUBJECTS IN B. V SEMESTERS) 4 MONTHS POST SEA SECOND MATE (FUNCTIONAL) COURSE AT IMU + MODULAR COURSES & TO CLEAR Ill.Sc. V & VI SEMESTER EXAMS OBTAIN B . DEGREE ONE YEAR PRE-SEA TRAINING (DIP.S.IN NAUTJCAL SCIENCE) AT IMU (1&11 SEMESTERS)+ 4 STCW COURSES MINIMUM 18 MONTHS SEA SERVICE WITH DISTANCE LEARNING (Ill.D.Sc.TECH. NAUTICAL SCIENCE DEGREE (IMU) OBTAIN SECOND MATE (FG) CERTIFICATE OF COMPETENCY (DGS) 18 MONTHS SEA SERVICE AS 3RD /2ND MATE 3 MONTHS FIRST MATE (PHASE-I ) COURSE 3 MONTHS FIRST MATE (PHASE II COURSE+ MODULAR COURSES+ WRITTEN & ORAL EXAMS (MMD). CAREER PATH HSC or 10 + 2 (PCM 55%.E / B.
After completion of the on-board training. a candidate is admitted for the one year residential (2 Semesters) Pre-sea course and on completion of I & II Semesters. for the one year Diploma in Nautical Science course leading to B.00 p.Sc. there are various promotional avenues and perquisites and terminal ashore benefits which the seafarers would definitely find it attractive enough. to 01. Medium of instruction: The medium of instruction for this programme is English. a candidate is awarded Advanced Diploma in Nautical Science (ADNS). Programme Structure and Delivery: This is a six-semester (three year) programme constituting three stages. Degree Aims and Objectives: This education & training programme aims at preparing the candidates to face with fortitude & endurance.Sc. 5 . (Nautical Science) degree from the University..The wages are not as high as on board the ship when you are employed ashore. the hardships of life at sea & to instill in them a sense of devotion to duty. However.Sc. COMMON ENTRANCE TEST JUNE 2012 IMU invites application from eligible candidates for the Common Entrance Test – JUNE 2012 to be conducted on 17th June 2012 from 10. Nautical Science Programme at IMU campuses and its affiliated institutes DNS Course Leading to B. the Sixth Semester constitutes “Second Mate Certificate of Competency” awarded by the Director General of Shipping and simultaneous award of B.00 a.m. Many qualified officers have secured shore employment in foreign countries because the Indian qualification comply with the highest International Standards prescribed by IMO and these officers can compete favourably with the best in the world. feeling of goodwill & comradeship.m. a candidate will be awarded Diploma in Nautical Science (DNS). which is essential for the life at sea. This diploma programme is followed by one and a half year (3 Semesters) on-board ship training and after successful completion of the same. Initially.
The sponsoring companies are free to select IMU-CET qualified candidate of their choice to suit their company’s requirement and need not go by ranking in IMU-CET in picking up the IMUCET qualified student of their choice.will be charged from the sponsored candidates.I. 7 2./B. to become eligible for admission in the programme. with not less than 55% marks in PCM aggregate. or it’s equivalent degree from I. Tech.Programme Duration The minimum duration for this programme is Three years. All the sponsored candidates shall report to IMU for certificate verification session which will be held separately.Sc. Admission to this programme is offered on the basis of qualifying in the Common Entrance Test conducted by IMU twice a year.E. which will be conducted on 17th June 2012.000/. at 1000 hours.. all candidates (sponsored or nonsponsored) are required to successfully clear the IMU-CET Common Entrance Test to become eligible for admission in the programme. The Sponsored and Non-Sponsored candidates appear together in the Common Entrance Test and obtain minimum qualifying marks. A non-refundable Certificate Verification fee of Rs.. A candidate can be sponsored for admission by an employing shipping company/their authorised manning agents registered with the DGS and hence fall under category of Sponsored candidates.T. Chemistry and Mathematics (PCM). Educational Qualification: 1. Chemistry and Mathematics (PCM) from a recognized Board. with not less than 50% marks in the final year of B. Accordingly.Sc. Those below the qualifying marks will not be allotted to any Training Institute. OR With Physics as an individual subject in any one of the years of B. . The candidates seeking admission fall into two categories Sponsored and Non-Sponsored. or from a college recognized by AICTE/UGC AND Should have passed with not less than 50% marks in English as a separate subject. The Non-Sponsored candidates are those candidates who do not get sponsorship for their admission in the programme but they later seek sponsorship for their on-board training after obtaining admission in the programme.10. All candidates (sponsored or non-sponsored) are required to successfully clear the IMU Common Entrance Test. from a recognized University provided that the candidate must have passed 10 + 2 examination with Physics. However. at either 10th or 12th standard or in the Degree programme conducted by a recognized Board/University. However all such sponsoring companies are required to intimate to this University. Pass in 10+2 examination from a recognized Board / University with Physics. OR B. a maximum duration of Six years is permissible to complete the programme. The date and time of the same will be intimated later. the number of candidates they are selecting and the institutions nominated before the commencement of the course.
All candidates are required to undergo ISHIHARA Test for colour blindness at the DG approved Medical Examiner. The candidates in their own interest are strongly advised to undergo full medical checkup before making an application for participation in Entrance Examination. Physical and Medical Standards: Medically fit as per the standards set by Merchant Shipping Medical Examination Rules. www. In fact. Normal colour vision. It would be prudent to get the eye-sight checked from a qualified Eye specialist to ascertain that the candidate possess 6/6 eye-sight in both eyes and do not suffer from colour blindness or any other deformity of eyes. as amended from time to time. However.e. The candidates may also be subjected to full eyesight test conducted by Mercantile Marine Department of Government of India. Candidates may have to undergo a full eyesight test conducted by the Mercantile Marine Department (MMD) before being finally selected for the programme.Age Limit: Should not be more than 25 years. 2000. NOTE 1. it is made clear that the candidates are required to meet the medical criteria as prescribed in Merchant Shipping Medical Examination Rules. The candidates are strongly advised that before participating in Common Entrance Test they shall get themselves medically examined for their physical and medical fitness as per the standards set by Merchant Shipping Medical Examination Rules. For details please visit the website of Directorate General of Shipping i.25 of 2011 dated 5/10/2011). as amended from time to time as well as for their eye-sight to ensure that they meet the relevant criteria in this regard. 2.dgshipping. to ascertain their eligibility and to avoid any last minute embarrassment. 2000. The age limit is relaxable by 2 years in case of female candidates and 5 years for SC/ST candidates.com. 2000 as amended from time to time. The candidates are required to produce medical fitness certificate and sight test certificate issued by DGS approved Doctor at the time of counseling. (MS Notice No. 8 . the candidate undergoing the training programme shall cultivate the habit of visiting this website for their professional purposes. Eye-sight: 6/6 in each eye without visual aids..
and payment challan from IMU website www.27. Counseling fee of Rs.imu.1.nic.10.being the programme fee of IMU has to be paid at the time of allotment.450/. It is recommended that the candidates should have good command in written and spoken English language as the same may help the candidates to improve their performance in the Common Entrance Test and interviews for on-board placement which are conducted only in English. The applications should reach IMU on or before 31st May 2012. Indian Maritime University.(non-refundable) has to be paid at the time of counseling and another sum of Rs.450/. a candidate must be in good mental and physical health and free from any bodily defect likely to interfere with the efficient performance of duties. Applications 2. The candidates are expected to possess good communication skills in English. Download the application form. Uthandi. East Coast Road.In addition to this. HOW TO APPLY 1. Remit Rs. 9 .000/..(General Category and OBC) and Rs.in . SC/ST candidates who are remitting Rs.To be declared fit to undergo the prescribed training programme. FEE STRUCTURE Course Fee: The course fee for the DNS programme is Rs. Chennai in an envelope super scribed “Application form for one year DNS” along with proof of payment challan and Journal number. It will also help in comprehending the courses taught and also getting placements with the employing shipping companies.800/.for SC/ST candidates in any branch of State Bank of India or Indian Bank or Axis Bank using the challan in the Account number given in the challan The application form complete in all respects should be sent to the “Controller of Examinations”.tn.are required to produce a copy of the Case Certificate along with application. 3. received beyond last date will not be entertained.500/.500/.92.
Thus. in January/February and July/August. Candidates can apply for both DNS and B. In case of Sponsored candidates. for which the candidates shall make separate application to IMU. the companies are free to select IMU-CET qualified candidates of their choice and to set their own ‘add-on’ criteria of selection (Psychometric test / Written test/ Interviews/ Higher passing percentage in eligibility educational qualification examination etc./ B. Those appearing for the qualifying examination (i. 3. they need to additionally apply for the Common Entrance Test of IMU.Tech. 2. IMU invites applications from prospective candidates through advertisements in national and regional dailies detailing all the relevant information and criteria for admission. Various employing shipping companies/ their manning agents registered with the Directorate General of Shipping.Sc. this allocation of Training Institutes is directly done by the sponsoring shipping companies / registered manning agents and accordingly these sponsoring shipping companies / registered manning agents shall communicate to the Sponsored candidates as well as IMU the name of Training Institute allotted to them as per the tie up between the sponsoring shipping companies /registered manning agents and the Training Institutes. (Nautical Science) programmes provided they meet the eligibility criteria for both. age.. Thus. physical and medical standards.e. educational qualifications. All such aspirants must qualify in the IMU-CET Entrance examination.Sc. 5. The admission for DNS programme is offered twice a year.) provided they meet the minimum eligibility as prescribed in “Eligibility” given. eye-sight are advised to apply for the Common Entrance Test conducted by IMU. i. Mumbai may also advertise for the programme for selection of candidates for sponsorship clearly mandating that all such candidates will have to appear in the Entrance examination to be conducted by IMU. 11 . All such Sponsored candidates who qualify in the Common Entrance Test conducted by IMU shall be selected by the Shipping Companies / DGS approved manning agents who sponsor such candidates for admission to be made at the respective Training Institute having tieup with such companies. The eligible candidates who meet all the requisites i.Admission Procedure 1. 10+2/ B.e. 4. It is mandatory for all the candidates to qualify in the Common Entrance Test conducted by IMU to seek admission in DNS programme of IMU irrespective of whether their candidature is sponsored by a Shipping Company/DGS approved (RPS registered) manning agent or not. However they need to submit separate application forms duly filled in with separate challans.) are also eligible to apply provided they meet all the eligibility criteria and produce the certificates to that effect to the IMU authorities for verification at the time of counseling and submit t h e m to the respective Institute at the time of joining the course. in case of sponsored candidates. For the Sponsored candidates it would be sufficient that they are declared qualified in the Common Entrance Test and are sponsored by the Shipping Companies / DGS approved (RPS registered) Manning Agents.e.
6. Visakhapatnam 16 If the no. The Form B has to be filled by the candidates both sponsored and non-sponsored and to be submitted at the time of counseling only in the case of non-sponsored candidates. Kandla 09 10. The Common Entrance Examination shall have 180 objective type multiple choice questions each carrying one mark distributed in six subjects which are to be attempted in 3 hours duration. Patna 14 15. The same has to be submitted at the time of certificate verification in the case of sponsored candidates. Coimbatore 05 6. 01 2. The standard of the Common Entrance Test will generally be that of 10+2 level. Lucknow 11 12. The Application Form A is to be filled in by the candidate to get qualified in the IMU-Common Entrance Test. Chennai 03 4. Port Blair 15 16. No. Chandigarh 02 3. of candidates are inadequate in any centre . Bhubaneswar 1. Guwahati 07 8. Mumbai 12 13. 13 • 7. Jaipur 08 9. . candidates will be required to write the exam at the nearest centre allotted There are two distinct forms in this Prospectus for the IMU CET. Cochin 04 5. Kolkata 10 11. These six subjects are as follows: English General Knowledge Reasoning Aptitude Mathematics Physics Chemistry TOTAL 30 questions 30 questions 30 questions 30 questions 30 questions 30 questions q 180 questions List of Examination Centres Name of City Code No. Dehradun 06 7. Sl. New Delhi 13 14.
Candidates are advised not to fall prey to the promises made by UNAUTHORISED AGENTS OF PLACEMENTS ON BOARD SHIPS AGAINST PAYMENT OF LARGE SUMS OF MONEY. advised to fill the relevant information carefully in the application form. East Coast Road. this Admit Card is to be enclosed along with the Proforma for Admission. on this print out the candidate will be required to put his/her signature in the presence of Invigilator and thereafter the Invigilator will also put his signature on this copy. 9. The candidate shall make sure that he/she retains his/her Admit card with him/her duly countersigned by the Invigilator concerned after the Common Entrance Test and keep it in safe custody. Uthandi. Indian Maritime University. He / She will be required to produce it at the time of Counseling. He/She may also be required to produce his/her Admit Card at the time of Interviews conducted by shipping companies/their manning agents. Finally. he/she will be sent an Admit Card for the Common Entrance Test. 4th and 5th Semesters which includes On-board Ship training will be possible only after the candidate gets the placement on the Ship which shall be the responsibility of the candidate himself/herself. 13 . he/she should check for it on the website of IMU and take a printout of the same and paste his/her photograph over it and get it attested from a Gazetted Officer. The students. 11.Sc. The University will not accept any statement from the students about their ignorance in meeting these requirements. Manning agents visit training institutes of repute and interview cadets who are not sponsored candidates . are therefore. The sponsoring authority will be only the Shipping companies and DGS approved (RPS registered) manning agents. The candidate will also be asked to produce his/her original testimonials at the time of Counseling at IMU for purposes of verification. 10. Incomplete application forms or st those received after 31 May 2012 will be summarily rejected and no enquiries will be entertained in this regard. On the basis of information furnished by the candidate in the Application Form. degree for Common Entrance Test”. The continuation of admission beyond Second Semester (DNS Course) i. However. in 3rd. 12.e. In case the candidate does not receive the same. CANDIDATES ARE ADVISED TO RETAIN A PHOTOCOPY OF THE FILLED-IN APPLICATION FORM. The application form complete in all respects to be sent to “Controller of Examinations.8. In case the candidate’s Admit card is also not found on the website. he/she will have to necessarily produce all original certificates/testimonials at the time of taking admission. No candidate can be admitted directly as the sponsored candidate of a Training Institute. Chennai-600 119” in an envelope super-scribed “Application form for Diploma in Nautical Science leading to B. At the time of Common Entrance Test. please contact the IMU along with the photocopy of the Application Form submitted by him/her for the issuance of a Duplicate Admit Card.
19.13. 14. 17. their PCM percentage and in case of further tie.00 am – 1. 18. date of birth. Such letter of Sponsorship shall clearly mention the name of the candidate. This non-refundable fee does not form part of the regular course fee to be paid to the Institute at the time of joining the course. for admission purpose. (The IMU can ask for the production of Sponsorship letter in Original from the candidates admitted failing which the admission is liable for cancellation) After completion of first round of counseling and allotment of seats. it is in the interest of sponsored candidates to possess a letter of sponsorship in their own custody so as to make sure that they are duly sponsored. 16.06.. their date of birth will be the criteria for allotment of seats.D. The website of DGS has relevant information in this regard and the same may be made use of.00 pm Counseling Dates 16 – 20 July 2012 Course Commencing on 01 August 2012 1 . 15. from the candidates who appear for counseling . for the subsequent / resultant seats which may arise due to non-joining of candidates due to being medical unfit. father’s/mother’s name. In case of candidates obtaining the same rank in IMU-CET.will be collected by IMU by way of D. Please see the checklist before sending the Application Form. --------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------- Last Date for receipt of filled in applications at IMU Chennai 31.000/. The reservation for Scheduled Caste (SC). The sponsored candidates are advised to seek sponsorship only from bonafide Shipping Companies or their duly registered manning agents. etc. Validity of CET Score is applicable only for August 2012 batch. cases. the e-mail ID of shipping company/manning agents and their contact telephones etc.10.2012 Common Entrance Test will be held on 17. Also.05. IMU reserves the right to decide whether to allot seats for nonsponsored candidates through counseling or through direct allotment without counseling (based on rank obtained by the candidate in IMU-CET). A non-refundable fee of Rs. Scheduled Tribe (ST) and OBC candidates shall be as per Government of India rules.2012 DNS 10.
M. 4. Candidates are advised to visit IMU website www. ball-pens and pens and pencils of good quality.06. EVENT Last date for submission of filled Application Forms Date of Examinations Date of Declaration of Results Scheduled date of Counseling Commencement of the course SCHEDULE 31. 9. 9.nic. Candidates are advised to bring the Hall ticket.05.M. 3. etc. 03. to 9. Calculators/Mobile Phones/Electronic gadgets are strictly prohibited in the Examination Hall. All rough works are to be done in the Test Booklet only in the space earmarked for such Works.M. 02.15 A.06. 2. 01.00 P.45 A.30 A. 05. 9.2012 17. 13 .in for latest updates regarding Common Entrance Test date and admission. 04. 2.M Checking of Admit Cards by Invigilators : Distribution of Test Booklet Seal of Test Booklet to be broken / Opened to take out the Answer Sheet Test Commences Test Concludes : : : : 10. Proof of payment Self attested Category Certificate for SC/ST/OBC candidates wherever required.M.2012 (Tentatively) 16 . CHECKLIST Before submitting the application forms.2012 25. No.M.55 A. 01. please make sure that you have affixed your photograph and signed over it and attach the following 1.45 A.imu.M.00 A.20 July 2012 (Tentatively) 1st August 2012 Entry in the Examination Hall : 9.tn. NOTE: 1.IMPORTANT EVENTS Sl.
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