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, and atleast 50% in English at 10th or 12th standard.
Age Limit : "Maximum 25 years on the date of commencement of the course."
Medical Standard : Candidate should be physically fit for sea service as per DG Shipping norms, with minimum unaided vision 6/6 in each eye, with no colour blindness.
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