Eligibility and Selection Procedure for Pre-Sea General Purpose Rating course Merchant Navy Ships Crew Training. in Orissa Maritime Academy, OMA, Orissa
Pass in 10th standard from a recognized Board with Science, Mathematics and English as subjects. Candidates should have at least 40% in aggregate and 40% in English in 10th or in +2 levels.
Selection procedure: The intake capacity of the Academy is 40(forty) per batch. The training commences on 1st of January and 1st of July every year. The short listed (eligible) candidates will be called to the Academy for selection. In case eligible candidates do not receive any call letter 10 days prior commencement of the course; they should contact the Academy over telephone to inquire about the status of their application form. In the selection procedure, the candidate has to undergo a standard medical test. In order to ascertain the merit of the candidates, the Academy may conduct a test in English.
The applicant will have to attend the above tests at their own expenses at Paradip. Candidates securing 60% in Mathematics, Physics and Chemistry in +2 Science and ITI trained with Fitter, Welder, electrical and Diesel Mechanic trade and CTI, Chandbali trained boys are given preference in the selection. There will be a reservation of 15% of seats for SC/ST candidates and 10% for the children of Paradip Port Trust employees. However, if the number of required candidates in the above categories is not available, the vacancy will be offered to the general candidates. Admission starts one week prior commencement of course and will be given on first come first serve basis to eligible candidates.
Age: Must have completed 17½ years of age and must be below 20 years of age as on date of commencement of course. Two years of age relaxation in the upper age limit is given to female candidates.
Medical standard: All the candidates should be physically fit for the sea service as per Merchant Shipping Act (Medical Examination for Seafarers) Rules, 2000. Eye sight should be 6/6 with normal vision – no colour blindness and height – 158 cm, weight – 48 kgs. Etc.
Course fees: The course fees is Rs.50,000/- (Rupees fifty thousand only). The entire fee is payable in one installment in shape of a demand draft drawn in favour of “Orissa Maritime Academy” payable at Paradip on the date of admission. The course fee includes tuition fees, boarding and lodging during the stay in the academy. No stipend is payable during the training period. As per D.G Shipping orders, 50% discount in course fees is given to female candidates. The candidate has to deposit caution money of Rs.5000/- (Rupees five thousand only) which will be refunded to him/her without any interest after adjusting the claim of the Academy towards any loss/damage/fine for any indiscipline act.