The one Year DNS Course is a course leading to B.Sc., Nautical Science after 18 months of sea service and also leading to 2nd Mate Foreign going Certificate of competency awarded by the Ministry of Shipping, Government of India, enabling the cadets to become Navigating officers on board Merchant Naval Ships anywhere in the world. The one year Diploma in Nautical Science Course is strictly residential.
Course Duration: 1 year
Age Limit: Maximum 25 years
Physical Standards: Medically fit as per the standards set by M.S. Medical Examination Rules, 2000.
Eyesight: Candidates have to qualify a full eyesight test conducted by the Mercantile Marine Department before being finally selected for the course. They should have 6/6 in each eye without visual aids and should be free from colour blindness.
Phase 1: 1 year dns course at Academy.
Phase 2: 18 month sea training at ship.
Phase 3: Appear for 2nd mate exams + bsc.
Phase 4: Join as a 3rd officer and get promoted to 2nd officer.