The three-year B.Sc.Nautical Science course conducted by Vels University is approved by the Directorate General of Shipping, Ministry of Shipping, Government of India.
It is a course leading to Second
Mates Foreign-Going Certificate of Competency
awarded by the Ministry of Shipping, Government
of India, after 12 months of sea service,
enabling the cadets to become Navigating
Officers on board Merchant Naval ships anywhere
in the world. The three-year B.Sc.,Nautical
Science course is strictly residential.
The syllabus is specially drawn up to give
broad based maritime education, with special
emphasis on fundamentals of maritime subjects
and practical aspects of the profession.
The educational and training programme is
designed to inculcate officer like qualities
and a high sense of discipline in the cadets.
Academic Standards : A
pass in 10+2 or its equivalent examination
with minimum 60% aggregate in Physics, Chemistry
and Mathematics group, (but not less than
50% in each subject), and atleast 50% in
English at 10th or 12th standard
Age : "Age - 17 to 25 years as on 7th July 2014"
Medical Standard : Candidate should be physically fit for sea service under standard norms, with minimum unaided vision 6/6 in each eye, and with no colour blindness.
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