Diploma Nautical Science (DNS) - 1 Year Course

1 year course consists of 2 semesters and exams are conducted by Annamalai University, Tamil Nadu. After passing out the exams conducted by the University, the cadets will be awarded DIPLOMA NAUTICAL SCIENCE by the University,The cadets will be joining on board vessel as a Trainee cadet. They will have to obtain 18 months sea service (Two yearstime will take to complete the 18 months sea experience). With this 18 months sea experience, they will undergo 4 months Second mate’s foundation course & they are eligible to appear for 2nd mate exams. After passing second mate exams, they will be promoted as Second officer.
This Diploma Nautical Science course also leads to get B.Sc degree in Nautical Science by Annamalai University, Tamil Nadu. During the first 18 months sea service, University is conducting the Distance learning Programme(DLP) by giving the necessary study material. With further sea service & exams they will be promoted to Chief Officer and then becoming Captain of the ship. The academy assists necessary guidance for placement for successful meritoriusstudents. The below career path shows, that how a candidate can become a captain of the ship & the award of B.Sc (Nautical Science) degree by Annamalai University, Tamil Nadu

Growth To become a Captain

After I Diploma in
Natiucal Science course
Join as
Trading Cadet
Salary 800 - 1200 $
After 18 months Sea Experience & DLP by university & passing 2nd Mate Exam get promoted as 2nd officer
Salary 3000 $
with further Sea Experience & passing chief Mate Exam get Promoted as Chief Officer
Salary 6000 $
with further Sea Experience TO BE PROMOTED
Salary upto 10000 $

Admission for Diploma Nautical Science (DNS) - 1 Year Course

ELIGIBILITY Pass in HSC / (10+2) From a Recognized Board with 60% Average in PCM (Physics, Chemistry & Mathematics Subject). (or) B.sc in Physics, Chemistry, Mathematics or Electronics with Physics as individual subject in one of the years with an average of not less than 55% marks in the Final Year. (or) BE (or) B.Tech Degree.
AGE LIMIT 1. Up to 25 years For H.Sc / 10 +2 candidates
VISION No Color Blindness, 6/6 Vision in each eye. No Eye Glasses permitted.

Procedure for Booking of Seats, Important Dates for Admission & Joining

1 The interested candidates can book their seats by downloading the application form from the website (or) can be collected directly from the office.
2 If you meet the eligibility criteria, you can reserve your seat by sending Reservation fee of Rs.5,000/- by DD in favour of “International Maritime Academy Trust” Payable at Chennai. (Please verify your eye sight before reserve your seat). Reservation Receipt will be sent immediately. The Balance course fee has to be paid as intimated by the Academy.
3 The Course Commences at two time in a year (February/March & Aug/Sep) Contact the Office for the reservation of your seat to the Respective session..


Sem I  DNS 101  DNS 102  DNS 103  DNS 104  DNS 105  DNS 106  DNS 107  DNS 108  DNSL 109  DNSL 110 
Sem I Applied Mathematics Applied Science Physics Chemistry Applied Electricity & Electronics Navigation I Navigation Chart work Navigation II BEWk Meteorology Cargo Handling,
Stowage Cargo work
English & Human Factor Ship Operations I Ship Construction Stability Applied Science Lab Workshop Practice
Sem II  DNS 201  DNS 202  DNS 203  DNS 204  DNS 205  DNSL 206  DNSL 207  DNSL 208 
SEM II Navigation – III Navigation Chart work Navigation – IV
Meteorology Oceanography
Cargo, Seamanship
Safe Working Practice
Ship Operations - II Environmental Protection
Interco, Communication GMDSS
Maritime History Commerce & Law Computer Application Lab Seamanship Lab Projects
For admission & Fee Details Contact:
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