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HR, Recruitment Expert - Answered on Jul 19, 2023

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Asked by Anonymous - Jul 19, 2023Hindi

Hi, Can you advise career prospects in the field of "Ship Chartering/ Ship Broking" in India. Are there any good institutes in India who offer Post graduate courses in the same?

Ans: I am sorry I do not have any knowledge of career prospects in the fields that you have asked about. Kindly go and meet people/ organisations who do this business to know more. Best of luck

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I am a Post graduate in Marketing Mgmnt with a Civil Engg degree. I am 50 yrs old and I am working in Ports and Marine field currently. Kindy suggest if any further courses like Financial management or Port & Terminal Management would help in my career advancement and also good instiutes for taking up the courses online..
Ans: Certainly! Considering your background in Civil Engineering, your current work in the Ports and Marine field, and your interest in career advancement, let’s explore some relevant courses and potential institutes:

Maritime and Shipping Courses:
Scope: The maritime industry plays a crucial role in international trade and commerce. Almost 90% of global trade is conducted through sea routes, emphasizing the need for professionals in this field.
Diploma in Marine Engineering: A 3-year program that covers marine fundamentals and practical aspects.
Diploma in Logistics and Shipping: A 1-year course focusing on logistics and shipping operations.
Diploma in Naval Architecture and Offshore Engineering: A 3-year program related to ship design and offshore structures.
Diploma in Nautical Science: A 1-year course covering navigation and seamanship.
B.Sc. in Ship Building and Repair: A 3-year undergraduate program.
B.Sc. in Maritime Science: A 3-year degree emphasizing maritime operations.
B.Tech/B.E. in Marine Engineering: A 4-year engineering program specific to marine systems.
M.Tech in Marine Engineering: A 2-year master’s program with advanced marine studies.
M.Sc in Shipping Trade and Finance: A 1-year master’s program focusing on shipping business and finance 1.
Management Courses:
MBA in Shipping and Logistics: A 2-year master’s program that combines business management with shipping expertise.
MBA in International Transportation & Logistics Management: A 2-year program covering global logistics and transportation.
MBA in Port and Shipping Management: A 2-year course specifically focused on port operations and management.
Online Institutes and Platforms:
Coursera: Offers various online courses related to marine topics. You can explore their offerings and find courses that align with your interests.
Abu Dhabi Maritime Academy: Known for superior maritime training and career development opportunities.
Interest: Choose a course that aligns with your interests and career goals.
Global vs. Local: Decide whether you want to focus on international opportunities or the Indian maritime sector.
Financial Aspects: Consider the cost of courses and potential return on investment.
Remember that continuous learning and upskilling are essential for career growth. Evaluate your preferences, explore course details, and choose wisely. Best of luck with your career advancement!

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Soft Skills Trainer - Answered on Apr 23, 2024

can you guide me for career in Merchant navy
Ans: Merchant Navy, aspiring candidates must have completed either their 10th or 12th-grade education. Age: Typically 17-25 years. Medical: Must pass a fitness exam for physical and mental health. Skills: Good English communication.
Candidates must have studied Physics, Chemistry, and Mathematics (PCM) in their 10+2 curriculum. Additionally, candidates should have a minimum of 50% marks in the English language at the 10th or 12th standard. The minimum qualification for a marine engineering course is a 10+2 pass certificate with PCM

Merchant Navy is a prestigious career choice for individuals who are passionate about sailing and the sea. The Merchant Navy is responsible for transporting goods and passengers across the world’s oceans and seas. It is a highly challenging and rewarding career that requires individuals to meet certain eligibility criteria. In this blog, we will discuss the Merchant Navy eligibility criteria in detail.

The eligibility criteria for entry into the Merchant Navy varies depending on the course. Age is an important factor to consider, and below are the age restrictions for different courses

1. Diploma in Nautical Science (DNS) course
The maximum age is 25 years, and the minimum age is 17 years on the date of commencement of the course. A relaxation of 5 years for SC/ST, 3 years for OBC(NCL) candidates, and 2 years for women candidates.

2. B.Sc. in Nautical Science course
The maximum age is 25 years, and the minimum age is 17 years on the date of commencement of the course. A relaxation of 5 years for SC/ST, 3 years for OBC(NCL) candidates, and 2 years for women candidates.

3. B. Tech Marine Engineering
For B.Tech Marine Engineering the maximum age is 25 years and the minimum age is 17 years on the date of commencement of the course. A relaxation of 5 years for SC/ST, 3 years for OBC(NCL) candidates, and 2 years for women candidates.

4.Graduate Marine Engineering (GME)
The age of the Candidate must not be more than 28 years on the day of the start of Training.

5. Electrical Technical Officer
For general category candidates, the maximum age is 35 years. For Scheduled Caste and Scheduled Tribe candidates, the maximum age relaxation of 5 years is applicable, a maximum of 3 years relaxation applies to OBC (NCL) candidates, and 2 years for female candidates as per the directives of the Government of India.

6. Hospitality Management & related culinary qualifications are sort after on Cruise Passenger Ships and Regular Cargo Ships too!

However, some companies may have different age criteria, so it is advisable to check with the particular company you are applying to.

Candidates must meet the medical fitness criteria set by the Directorate General of Shipping (DGS) to join the Merchant Navy. The medical examination is conducted by a DGS-approved doctor who will assess the candidate’s physical and mental fitness. Candidates with any major medical conditions such as colour blindness, hearing problems, or any other disability are not eligible to join the Merchant Navy.

Physical Standards for Merchant Navy:
In addition to medical fitness, candidates must meet certain physical standards set by the DGS to join the Merchant Navy. Candidates must have a minimum height of 157 cm and a weight proportionate to their height.

Selection Procedure for Merchant Navy:

The selection procedure for Merchant Navy includes a written examination, a medical examination, an interview and IMUCET. The written examination tests the candidate’s knowledge of mathematics, physics, chemistry, GK and Aptitude.

The medical examination is conducted to ensure that the candidate meets the medical fitness criteria set by the DGS. After that the interview is conducted to assess the candidate’s communication skills, confidence, and attitude towards the profession.

Finally, candidates must appear for the Indian Maritime University Common Entrance Test (IMUCET). The IMUCET exam is conducted by the Indian Maritime University and is a computer-based test that assesses the candidate’s knowledge of mathematics, physics, chemistry, English, and general knowledge. The IMUCET exam is mandatory for candidates who want to join the Merchant Navy

Last but not the least.. The Training :
You must find an opportunity to apprentice and do an internship!
Hands on exposure to the shipping industry... Sailing on the Ship

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