Across the seas
If you are a person who loves the sea, is adventurous at the heart and loves going places then merchant navy is the ideal place for you to make a career, as it gives you a scope to expand the adventurous part of your personality by taking you to all the exotic places around the world.
The Merchant Navy is a non-combatant commercial fleet, which deals with transporting cargo and occasionally, passengers, by sea. Its fleet is therefore composed of passenger vessels, cargo liners, tankers, carriers, as well as other special types of vehicles. Above all this, the excellent pay and promising promotional opportunities make the career lucrative and exciting in spite of all the hard work life and long absence from family and home.
In Merchant Navy, major tasks performed are in three basic areas of a ship. The Deck, the Engine and the Saloon Department. There are thus, many career options that are available for any youngster who has dreams to join the merchant navy. The deck officers include the captain, chief officer, second officer, third officer and other junior officers. The engine department consists of the chief engineer, second engineer, third engineer, fourth engineer, electrical officer and junior engineers. The service department manages the kitchen, laundry and other services. Jobs are available with shipping companies in India and other countries.
Job Prospects and Career Options:
Merchant Navy is the backbone of international trade, carrying cargo across the globe. Without the merchant navy, much of the import-export business would grind to a halt.
Promotion in merchant Navy:
Ministry of Surface Transport, Government of India, takes care of the training needs and conducts competency exam through the Directorate General of Shipping (DGS).
The starting salary varies between Rs 15,000 to Rs 20,000 a month.
Andhra University (A.U.) College of Engineering, Vishakapatnam( Andhra Pradesh )
Waltair , Vishakapatnam ( Vishakapatnam Dist. ) – 530003
Chandigarh College of Engineering and Technology (C.C.E.T.), Chandigarh( Chandigarh )
Sector-26 , Chandigarh ( Chandigarh ) – 160019
Dr. M.G.R. Educational and Research Institute, Chennai( Tamil Nadu )
E.V.R. Periyar Salai (NH4 Highway), Maduravoyal , Chennai ( Chennai Dist. ) – 600095
Engineer’s Training Centre ( E.T.C), Thrissur( Kerala )
Plakkat Lane, Naikkanal , Thrissur ( Thrissur Dist. ) – 680001
Holy Matha College of Modern Technology, Ernakulam( Kerala )
Manakkapadi, North Paravur , Ernakulam ( Ernakulam Dist. ) – 683511
Indian Institute of Technology (I.I.T.), Chennai( Tamil Nadu )
I.I.T Post Office , Chennai ( Chennai Dist. ) – 600036
Institute of Technology and Marine Engineering, 24 Parganas( West Bengal )
Jhinga, Diamond Harbour Road, P.O. Amira, , 24 Parganas ( 24 Parganas Dist. ) – 743368
International Maritime Institute Ltd, Greater Noida( Uttar Pradesh )
13, Knowledge Park I, Surajpur Kasna Road, , Greater Noida ( Gautam Buddha Nagar Dist. ) – 201306
Maharashtra Academy of Naval Education and Training (M.A.N.E.T.), Pune( Maharashtra )
Gat No. 140, Loni Kalbhor, Rajbaug, Pune – Solapur Highway , Pune ( Pune Dist. ) – 412201
Marine Engineering and Research Institute (M.E.R.I.), Kolkata( West Bengal )
P – 19, Taratolla Road , Kolkata ( Kolkata Dist. ) – 700088
Marine Engineering and Research Institute (M.E.R.I.), Mumbai( Maharashtra )
Hay Bunder Road, Sewri , Mumbai ( Mumbai Dist. ) – 400033
Mohamed Sathak Engineering College, Ramanathapuram( Tamil Nadu )
Kilakarai , Ramanathapuram ( Ramanathapuram Dist. ) – 623806
Noorul Islam College of Engineering, Kumaracoil( Tamil Nadu )
Post Box No.1, Thuckalay P.O , Kumaracoil ( Kanyakumari Dist. ) – 629180