There are excellent job opportunities for cadets who after getting the degree in Nautical Sciences, obtain certificates of Competency as Second Mates, Mates and finally Master Mariner (foreign going), awarded by the Director General of Shipping, Government of India. The holder of certificates of the Master Mariner (F.G) can attain the command of a ship as the Captain. Senior officers serving on foreign going ships are permitted to carry their family with them. Officers also have opportunities to take various marine-based shore jobs such as pilots in port Trusts or as Marine Managers with shipping companies and agencies or as Surveyors with the Government of India or with private survey firms and as in Maritime Educational Institutions. Should the degree holders opt to branch out and study any other discipline like Law, Management etc. the option resets with them.