Shipping Corporation of India (SCI) is a shipping company which is owned by Government of India. SCI has more than 60 ships in their fleet.Working on ships of SCI is like a government job. Shipping Corporation of India (SCI) has their own institute to train their candidates. The institute name is Maritime Training Institute and is located in Powai, Mumbai. To get JOB in SCI, candidates have to take admission in Maritime Training Institute. If you join Maritime Training Institute (MTI) then after passing out you get a confirmed job in Shipping Corporation of India (SCI). Therefore doing a course from Maritime Training Institute (MTI) is very good for your future career.This way you can join Government of India owned company Shipping Corporation of India as a Merchant Navy Officer. To join SCI as Deck Cadet, candidate has to do 1 year Diploma in Nautical Science course from Maritime Training Institute (MTI), Mumbai.

Diploma in Nautical Science (DNS) course:

If you want to join Merchant Navy as Navigating Officer and want to become Captain of a ship in the future, then Diploma in Nautical Science is a perfect course for you. It is a one year course and after completion of this course you will be posted as Deck Cadet in Merchant Navy ships. After promotion in 7 to 8 years time you can become Captain of the ship.
Maritime Training Institute (MTI), Mumbai is one of the best Maritime Institute which conducts Diploma in Nautical Science course. MTI not only provides assured job but also gives world class Maritime training.

Eligibility criteria for DIPLOMA in Nautical Science course from MTI MUMBAI.

  1. Candidate should be 12th pass with Physics Chemistry and Mathematics as subjects.
  2. Total marks in PCM should be more than 60%
  3. Total marks in English should be more than 50%
  4. Age limit 17 to 25 years.


B.Sc in Physics, Mathematics, Chemistry or Electronics with Physics as individual subject in one of the year, with an average of not less than 60% marks in the final year, from a recognized University.

Age limit 17 to 25 years


B.E./ B.Tech. degree with average of not less than 60% in the final year from I.I.T. or from a college recognized by AICTE/ UGC.

Age limit 17 to 25 years
Batches in Maritime Training Institute (MTI)

Maritime Training Institute (MTI) conducts 1 batch of Diploma in Nautical Science course in a year.

  1. August Batch – Total Intake 80 candidates

Total Fees – 6,50,000 Rupees

Selection Process

To get admission in Maritime Training Institute (MTI) Diploma in Nautical Science course candidate has  to clear Indian Maritime University common entrance test (IMU -CET) which is mandatory to take admission in any Merchant Navy related course.
Admission is taken basis rank in IMU-CET. Higher rank candidates get first opportunity to take admission. 

Indian Maritime University Common Entrance Test IMU-CET is an online computer based exam. This exam consists of multiple choice questions of English, General Aptitude, Reasoning, Physics , Chemistry and Mathematics.
IMU CET is conducted every year in the month of June. Forms are required to be filled online using Indian Maritime University website in the month of May.

Preparation tips for IMU-CET

  1. For online Computer Based exam no separate preparation is required if you have studied your NCERT books properly. Also if you are preparing for any Engineering  exam then that preparation is enough to pass online test of Great Eastern Institute of Maritime Studies (GEIMS). 
  2. In online written test weightage  of Physics is the maximum. You must cover important topics of class 11th and 12th.
  3. Questions from Chemistry are very less and are mostly from physical chemistry
  4. Only basic preparation is required for English and General Aptitude 
  5. There is no need for separate coaching for the subjects
  6. You can buy sample question papers which will be sufficient for reference.
  7. To study the topics NCERT books are more than sufficient.
  8. Good and targeted preparation is the only way to success.

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