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Merchant Navy

A merchant navy or merchant marine is the fleet of merchant vessels that are registered in a specific country. On merchant vessels, Seafarers of various ranks and sometimes members of maritime trade unions are required by the International Convention on Standards of Training, Certification and Watchkeeping for Seafarers (STCW) to carry Merchant Mariner's Documents.

Career Option

  • • Executive Officers • The chief mate • The second mate • The third mate • Engineering officers • Chief Engineering Officer • Second Engineering Officer • Third Engineering Officer • Fourth Engineering Officer • Electrical Officer • Radio officers • Steward department • Deck ratings • Engine room-rating • Catering rating • Other professionals on the ship

Top Colleges In India

  • IIT Roorkee Roorkee - Haridwar Highway, Roorkee, Uttarakhand 247667
  • IIT, Guwahati (IITG)B.Tech in Civil Engineering Indian Institute of Technology Guwahati Guwahati – 781039, India Phone: +91-361-2583000 Email- pro [AT]
  • Indian Institute of Technology Madras Beside Adyar Cancer Institute, Opposite to C.L.R.I, Sardar Patel Road, Adyar, Chennai, Tamil Nadu 600036 Ph- 044 2257 8280

Courses to be pursued

  • • Bachelor’s degree in Mechanical Engineering • Bachelor’s degree in Electrical Engineering • Bachelor’s degree in Technology Engineering

Working Condition

Ship is a place where even a minor mistake can cost you life. At times of emergency like rough weather you are required to work for countless hours without any break. On board, emergency simply means your and your vessel's life are at stake, so no care free attitude will do. Ship is the place for serious work as your fault can cost somebody real hard.

Personal Skill

  • • Have and aptitude for mechanical
  • electrical and electronic engineering • Have excellent maths
  • science
  • technology and IT skills • Be able to communicate effectively with staff at all levels • Be able to prioritise workloads • Be able to plan effectively including contingencies • Be able to accept responsibility • Be decisive • Have good teamworking skills • Be able to cope with being away from home
  • often for long periods of time.

Educational Qualification

  • Minimum qualification 12th with PCM (Physics, Chemistry, Mathematics)
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