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  • What is Merchant Navy?

    Ships that carry goods, people or render services of a non military nature constitute the merchant navy. Merchant Navy touches every body’s life in one way or other. Material for building a house may have been brought by a bulk carrier, the fuel used in your vehicle was brought by a tanker and fruits in the market from different countries were brought in a refrigerated container carried on a ship.

  • Why Join Merchant Navy?

    Merchant Navy is a very lucrative career, some of the many attractions of this profession are listed below:-

    • High income (Tax Free)
    • Independence and responsibility at a young age
    • Quick Promotions
    • No expenses whilst on board (High class accommodation and cuisine)
    • Travel around the globe and experience the world
    • Adventure – No two days on the ship are the same
    • Long Vacations - Time to pursue your hobbies
    • Future opportunities to pursue a career ashore

  • Who should join Merchant Navy?

    If you are adventurous person who likes to be outdoors and is not interested in a monotonous 9-5 job with 10 times high salary(tax free), world tour then Merchant Navy is the best career option for you.

  • Types of Ship and Opportunity?

    There are various types of ships but the main job of a ship is to transport goods or people from one place to another. Ships are responsible for transporting 96% of goods around the world and is the most important service helping to keep the wheels of the global economy moving smoothly. Shipping is a vital link in world trade and today it is one of the booming sectors of the industry. If you join the merchant navy you could choose to be a navigating officer (also known as a deck officer) or an engineering officer.

  • What are the qualifications required to join course?
    Educational Qualification:

    For 10+2 Science students: from a recognized Board/University with Physics, Chemistry and Mathematics (PCM), with not less than 45% marks in PCM aggregate. English is must as a subject.

    STUDENT AWAITING RESULT CAN ALSO APPLY.

    Age Limit: Minimum age should be 17 years and maximum should not exceed 25 Yrs at the commencement of course. Physical and Medical Standards: Medically fit as per the standards set by Merchant Shipping Medical Examination Rules and eyesight 6/6 in each eye without visual aid.

  • Is there any education loan’s available?

    Yes, you can approach banks to obtain educational loans.

  • What is IMU?

    The IMU or Indian Maritime University was formed by an Act of Parliament; the headquarters of the University is at Chennai with its campuses at Mumbai, Kolkata Chennai and Vishakhapatnam. Information about IMU can be obtained from their website www.imu.edu.in

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