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  1 Year Compulsory Residential Course which also Leads to obtain B.Sc (Nautical Science) Degree.

Course and Traning

On successful completion of this Pre - Sea training, the candidates will be able to join as a RATING in Indian & Foreign shipping companies as a Deck Crew or Engine Crew. The G.P.Rating candidate will be able to work in all seamanship activities on-board at deck side and other work at Engine side. With further Sea-service, they will be promoted as DECK SERANG, BOSUN, Able-Bodied Seamen / Engine Fitter etc.,

Job oppurtunities

They can also be promoted to officer Level with certain service and qualification requirements. After completing this Pre-Sea Training, exams will be conducted by Board of examination for sea farers (BES) & successful candidates are eligible to obtain Continuous Discharge Certificate (INDIAN CDC) from the Directorate General of Shipping, Government of India. There are wide job opportunities for our Indian Seamen all over the world.
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 Karnataka State Open University.

Growth To become a Captain

Admission for General Purpose Rating ( GP ) - 6 months Course
AGE LIMIT Min. 17years 6 months - 25 yrs (maximum)
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 “Bihar Academy” Payable at Patna. (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 Students should report the IMA-Administrative office along with the passport size Photograph (Two). Original 10th Std. Mark sheet & Passing Certificate etc., (The Exact Reporting Date will be informed to the Students).
4 Verification of Mark sheets & Medical Test will be conducted at the Academy.
5 If the students, fail in the Medical test (which will be conducted at the Academy), will not be confirmed for their admission.

For admission & Fee Details Contact:

Admission Office

Bihar Academy of Higher Education
SaketPuri,Near PaniTanki
Bazar Samitee, Patna,800016,Bihar
Ph: +91 776 - 189 - 2447

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