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3 Years B.Sc Nautical Science

Nautical Studies deals with navigation, cargo operations, maintenance of Merchant Navy Ships and all legal and commercial matters pertaining to shipping business. Deck officers look after the Safety related to lifesaving and fire fighting. They participate in navigating the vessel across the oceans and along the coast. In port all cargo operations are either undertaken by them or conducted under their direct supervision.

Course Duration

3 Year residential B.Sc. Nautical Science program and 12 months of internship on board the Merchant Navy Ship.

Sanctioned Seats per batch: 40

Internship Opportunity

Internship is an essential part for becoming a Certified Marine Deck Officer after successfully completion of the 3 year degree program. Cadets will complete the 12 months internship onboard Merchant Navy Ships. This aims at providing the Cadets an exposure to ship board environment and an opportunity to develop practical skills in operations, maintenance and safety.

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  • Pass in 12th Standard or equivalent examination with Physics, Chemistry, Mathematics and English as separate subjects with a PCM average of not less than 60%
  • The candidate must have secured a minimum of 50% marks in the English language in 10th or 12th standard
  • Medical Fitness : As per DGS Norms
  • Eyesight : No color blindness
  • Unaided 6/6 vision in both eyes
  • Age Limit : 23 Years
  • Qualified in IMU CET
  • Passport is mandatory to process INDoS
  • All Applicants will undergo an entrance test of Chitkara University School of Maritime Studies.This test comprises of MCQ type Questions on Maths, Physics, Chemistry, English and General Aptitude covering syllabus of Class Xth to XIIth, similar to IMU CET.

Program Highlights

This program follows the curriculum as laid down by DG shipping in compliance with the STCW Course as promulgated by IMO. The curriculum besides essentially covering the academic knowledge lays stress on hands-on training for skill development, so as to prepare each trainee to work as a Junior Deck Officer on Merchant Ships. At the same time this career offers opportunity to travel the world, work with global organizations and experience varied adventures and advanced technologies thus making navigation and ship handling an exciting career.

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B.Sc Nautical Science - Curriculum

Opportunity to work as a Deck Cadet on Merchant Ship of Indian or Foreign companies after completing the course. On completion of the stipulated periods on the ship and passing Competency Examinations conducted by Directorate General of shipping, Ministry of Shipping, Government of India, Deck Cadet eventually becomes eligible to be posted as Captain of a Ship.

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

    -English & Communication
    -Nautical Mathematics - I
    -Nautical Physics
    -Fundamentals of Computers - I
    -GSK/Seamanship - I
    -Navigation Terrestrial
    -Nautical Physics (Practical)
    -Seamanship (Practical) - I
    -Chartwork & RoR - I
    -Workshop Practice - I

  • Semester 2

    -Meteorology - I
    -Nautical Mathematics - II
    -Nautical Electricity & Electronics
    -Fundamentals of Computers - II
    -GSK/Seamanship - II
    -Coastal Navigation
    -Nautical Electricity & Electronics (Practical)
    -Seamanship (Practical) - II
    -Chartwork & RoR - II
    -Workshop Practice - II
    -Ship Construction - I

  • Semester 3

    -Meteorology - II
    -Cargo Work - I
    -Bridge Equipment & Watchkeeping - I
    -Marine Engineering - I
    -GSK/Seamanship - III
    -Navigation Celestial - I
    -Ship Stability - I
    -Seamanship (Practical) - III
    -Chartwork & RoR - III
    -Workshop Practical - III
    -Ship Construction - II

  • Semester 4

    -Meteorology - III
    -Cargo Work - II
    -Bridge Equipment & Watchkeeping - II
    -Marine Engineering - II
    -GSK/Seamanship - IV
    -Navigation Celestial - II
    -Ship Stability - II
    -Seamanship (Practical) - IV
    -Chartwork & Voyage Planning - IV
    -Ship Management, Conventions & Maritime
    -Legislation (SMC) - I
    -Workshop Practical - IV)

  • Semester 5

    -Meteorology - IV
    -Cargo Work - III
    -Bridge Equipment & Watchkeeping – III
    -Marine Engineering - III
    -GSK/Seamanship – V
    -Environmental Protection
    -Ship Stability - III
    -Ship Management, Conventions & Maritime
    -Legislation (SMC) - II
    -Workshop Practical - V
    -Boat work

  • Semester 6

    -HR Management, Development & Leadership
    -Ship Construction - III
    -Navigation Lab - Bridge Simulator
    -Ship Management, Conventions & Maritime
    -Legislation (SMC) - III
    -GSK/Seamanship - VI
    -Workshop Practical - VI
    -Ship Stability - III
    -Boat Work

After the program you could be a

    • As Deck Cadet
    • Third Officer/ Second Officer
    • Chief Officer
    • Master (Captain)
    • As Deck Cadet
    • Third Officer/ Second Officer
    • Chief Officer
    • Master (Captain)

Career path after obtaining B.Sc Nautical Science Degree

About Chitkara University

In the year 2002, Chitkara Educational Trust established its Punjab campus 30 kilometres from Chandigarh, on the Chandigarh–Patiala National Highway. In the year 2010 Chitkara University was established by the Punjab State Legislature under “The Chitkara University Act”.

Chitkara University, the best university in Punjab is a government-recognized university with the right to confer degrees as per the Sections 2(f) and 22(1) of the UGC Act, 1956.We have launched full- time pathway degree programs in Academic Mentorship with some leading colleges and Universities of the world so that our students get access to globally relevant curriculum, and exposure to accomplished international faculty.

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