B.Sc. Nautical Science (Leads to be the Captain of a Ship)

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Course Offered Duration (in Years) Eligibility
B.Sc. Nautical Science (Leads To Be The Captain Of A Ship) 3 12th standard pass with Physics, Chemistry & Mathematics with at least 60% marks.
50%in English at the Class-10 or Class-12 final examination.
Medical Test as Approved by the D.G. Shipping Approved Doctors.

Disclaimer: TNU reserves the right for relaxation in admission criteria for the most deserving candidates.

All Finally Admitted Students in B.SC. NAUTICAL SCIENCE (LEADS TO BE THE CAPTAIN OF A SHIP) will receive The Sponsorship Letter / Internship Joining Letter on 1st Semester itself.

B.Sc Nautical Science is a multidisciplinary subject, comprising of science, mathematics and physical training, that deals with techniques and knowledge involved in navigating and operating a ship safely from one port to another. Its study is a balanced combination of theoretical and practical training. The technicalities and intricacies of the work involved in this field can only be excelled if one has the right amount of knowledge and experience in the field. It is the precise study of the principles and practices of operating various types and sizes of vessels, some of which are highly specialized and state- of-the art in Inland waters, Coastal areas and on the high seas.

Bachelor in Nautical Science at The Neotia University (TNU) follows the syllabus in excess of that as prescribed by the Directorate General of Shipping, Government of India, which includes Navigation, Cargo work and Marine Command, Environmental Studies, Voyage Plan, Collision, Maritime Law, Control System, Seamanship, Ship Stability, Collision Prevention and Ship Operation Technology, propulsion, and meteorology, to name a few. Faculty members have decades of experience both in academics as well as industry, and have an in-depth understanding of shipboard responsibilities.

To turn students into successful shipboard officers, the University has adopted a unique approach that builds a strong knowledge base. Students are given the skills with which to apply this knowledge in a shipboard environment and are inculcated with sense of discipline, team spirit and the right attitude for achieving success. In addition, Students are provided with mandatory Internship Programme and Industrial Training, as part of the course curriculum, along with experience certificate on completion of the training program from the various ports.

To intimately acquaint students with the rigours of the marine environment, the University is equipped with a high end latest Bridge Simulator that can be used to deliver a realistic rendering of the ship board environment. This novel infrastructure facility, built in compliance with international standards house original ship equipment in order to give budding Nautical Science cadets a hands-on experience of what a naval career entails.

Today discipline, team spirit, a well-rounded personality and professional pride are prerequisites for a successful merchant navy officer. To groom its students for excellence in this context, the University maintains the requisite disciplinary regime, requires participation in both team and individual sports, fosters cultural interests and pursues a curriculum committed to a holistic education. Students are continually evaluated along all these dimensions.

90% of our 2019 & 2020 pass out batch students of Marine Engineering & Nautical Science have been placed in Destan Ship Management Pvt. Ltd., Apeejey Shipping, MOL, Mercator, ONGC& Ocean Sparkle.

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Career Prospects

Upon completion of a 3-year Nautical Science degree course, one year sailing as a Deck Cadet, one will progress to a Third Officer, Second Officer, a Chief Officer and ultimately the Captain of a ship. As a Deck Officer, one will progress along the chosen career path, moving up the ranks by periodically undergoing competency examinations conducted by the Directorate General of

Shipping, Government of India, in accordance with the Convention on Standards of Training for Certification and Watch keeping (i.e., STCW) of the International Maritime Organization, i.e. the specialized maritime agency of the United Nations. In addition to taking certain modular and preparatory courses, one will need to acquire minimum stipulated amount of sea service time before appearing for the examinations. From the rank of Deck Cadet with promotions come substantial improvements in remuneration. It takes about 8 years for a Third Officer to get promoted to the rank of Captain, depending on individual capabilities and the job opportunities available The Captain of a ship receives about 20,000 USD on LNG Ships, which is equivalent to Rs.15,00, 000/- per month, based on their qualifying the relevant examinations.

It is common for Deck Officers to retire from sea service well before the traditional retirement age. They are then able to find numerous opportunities ashore with shipping companies and other organisations for providing services to the shipping and other allied industry. The other jobs are like becoming a Marine lawyer, a Shipbroker, Planner in Container companies, and Marine Pilot in various ports of the world, Marine lawyers as advisors to judges or fight cases on their own. Draught surveyors in various companies in India and abroad. Marine Superintendents of various shipping companies. Safety and quality inspectors of various shipping companies. Auditors of companies and classification societies. Compass adjuster in various Indian ports. P & I correspondents for carrying out investigation of damage/accidents to ships, cargo. Can carry on further studies in Indian Maritime University, Chennai or World Maritime University, Malmo, Sweden and do research. Can get jobs in IMB and MSC of the International Maritime Organization, London (which is under the UNO). Faculty in various Colleges in India, Gulf countries, UK, Singapore, Australia.

Our ex-cadets have been placed on board ships owned and managed by various shipping companies like, Elegant Marine Services, Wallem Ship Management, Mitsui O.S.K. Lines, MSC Ship Management, United Ocean Ship Management, Gulf Energy Maritime Services (GEM), Wilhelmsen Ship Management, MMS Maritime (MMSI), Apeejay Shipping, Univan Ship Management, Searland Management Service, Herald Maritime Service, Dynacom Tankers. Etc.

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INTERNSHIP & ACHIEVEMENTS

  • Campus Drive by Destan Ship Management Pvt. Ltd.

INDUSTRY PARTNERSHIP

K-Ship – RPSL 249 – Ship Management: TNU Signed MoU with K-Ship, who will be the interface between TNU and leading Marine Companies to help in placing Marine Engineering (MRE) and Bachelor of Nautical Science (BNS) Students.
Destan Ship Management Pvt. Ltd.: MoU is signed authorizes DSMPL to recruit and place students of Marine Engineering (MRE)

and Bachelor of Nautical Science (BNS) in leading shipping companies as engine cadets and Deck cadets.
Blue Bird Shipping Management Private Limited: MoU sighned authorizes BBSMPL to recruit and place students of MRE & BNS on shipping companies.

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Awards & Recognitions

  • Cadet Sumit Pandey came 3rdin Quiz Competition held by  Azadi ki Amrut Mahotsava 2021 by Sensea Maritime on behalf of DGS. Out of around 66 students from all over India.
  • Faculty Development Program on Business Communication – Conducted by TCS/ Organized by The Neotia University, 2021.
  • Virtual Maritime India Summit 2021 – All faculty members of SOMS and students participated in the webinar conducted by the Ministry of Ports, Shipping and Waterways, GOI, and Organized by DG Shipping, 2021.
  • Participated in Maritime India Summit, 2021.

Our Faculty

Course Structure

  • Semester 1
  • Semester 2
  • Semester 3
  • Semester 4
  • Semester 5
  • Semester 6

Semester 1

Subject Name

Credit Points

Applied mathematics – 1

6

Marine engineering control systems – 1

6

Marine engineering control systems – 1

1

Nautical physics

6

Nautical physics

1

English and communication skills

4

Environmental science – 1 4
Skill training – tar book***  

Total

28

Semester 2

Subject Name

Credit Points

Applied mathematics – 2

6

English and communication skills

2

Nautical electronics

3

Nautical electronics

1

Electronic aids to navigation – 1

6

Environmental science – 2

4

Skill training – tar book***  
computer science 4

Total

26

Semester 3

Subject Name

Credit Points

Naval architecture – 1

6

Marine engineering control systems – 2

6

Marine engineering control systems – 2

2

Electronic aids to navigation – 2

6

Environmental science – 3

5

Ship operating techniques – 1

5

Skill training – tar book***  

Total

30

Semester 4

Subject Name

Credit Points

Naval architecture – 2

6

Ship management and maritime law – 1

6

Voyage planning & collission prevention – 1

6

Voyage planning & collission prevention – 1

1

Ship operation technology – 2

5

Ship operation technology – 2

1

Skill training – tar book***  

Total

25

Semester 5

Subject Name

Credit Points

Naval architecture – 3

5

Shipping management and maritime law – 2

6

Voyage planning & collission prevention – 2

5

Voyage planning & collission prevention – 2

1

Ship operation technology – 3

5

Navigation – 1

6

Navigation – 1 1
Bridge simulator – 1 2

Total

31

Semester 6

Subject Name

Credit Points

Voyage planning & collission prevention 

1

Voyage planning & collission prevention – 3

1

Navigation – 2

6

Navigation – 2

1

Ship operation technology – 4

6

Ship operation technology – 4

1

Bridge simulator – 2 6
Skill training – tar book***  

Total

26

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