MERI, Mumbai Campus is a shore based Academy which conducts 3 year Polyvalent (Dual Certification) course leading to B.Sc. (Maritime Time) Degree. The syllabus is drawn up with a view to give broad based marine education, with special emphasis on fundamentals of marine subjects and practical aspects of the profession. The training programme is so designed in such a way that on complition of training the cadet would be able to work both on the Nautical and Engineering side on board the ship at the operational level and subsequently become Master.Chief Engineer. A brief outline of the educational and training programme is given below :-
Scholastic : The subjects include Mathematics, Basic Engineering Sciences, Heat & Thermodynamics, Electro Technology, Computer Science etc. Practical in these subjects are also held to meet the requirements of the University.
Nautical Science : Terrestrial and Coastal Navigation, Celestial Navigation, Practical Celestial Navigation, Meteorology etc. Practical Training includes experience in handling various navigational euuipments.
Marine Engineering : Genral Engineering Knowledge, Motor Engineering Knowledge, Marine Auxiliaries, Marine Engineering Drawing & Design, Engine Room Simulator, Modular Courses etc.
Ship Operation : Ship Construction, Naval Architecture, Safety and Enviornmental Protection, Cargo Handling and Stowage, Ship Maintenance, Seamanship, BridgeWatch Keeping & Emergencies, Collision Prevention, Marine Communication, Modular Courses etc. Practical training includes maintenance work of the ship together with boat work.
The Degree course at MERI, Mumbai campus is a three year course with two terms in a year. The first term usually commence in August. The actual dates of commencement and complition of terms will be intimated through joining instruction.
The training programme is so designed, to inculcate officer like qualities and high sense of discipline amongst the cadets. Physical training is an essential part of the curriculum to keep them fit to undertake the tough and adventurous career at sea.
Co-curricular activities include visits to shipyards and modern merchant ships. It is compulsory for cadets to take part in physical training, swimming and outdoor games such as basketball, volleyball  and badminton etc. Facilities also exist for bobbies like photography, painting, music etc.
Strict discipline is maintained in the institute on similar lines to that in Naval or Army Officers/ establishments. Performance of cadet is assessed not only in terms of performance in academic subjects but also in terms of participation in co-curricular and extra curricular activities, discipline maintained by them as well.
The promotional examination in 1st and 2nd year will take place in May each year. To monitor the progress of the cadets they will be subjected to regular tests during and at the end of each term. In assessing the standard of the cadet; officer like qualities and disciplinary conduct of the candidate are taken into account.
The final examination will be conducted at the end of three years and the B. Sc. degree in Nautical Science will be awarded by the Indian Maritime University to the successful candidates.
The cadets after successful completion of their training from above Institutes are directly placed onboard various Foreign Going Indian and Foreign Flag vessels. After acquiring requisite sea time and obtaining the Certificate of Competency in the respective discipline, they can rise to the level of Master or Chief Engineer, as the case may be on a Merchant Navy Ship with attractive salaries and status.
The deck cadets, trained at T. S. Chanakya are responsible for the effective management of the Deck Department including safe navigation of the ship, loading and discharging of cargo, upkeep and maintenance of ship, safety of men and material onboard and observance of the national and international codes of conduct under Merchant Shipping Act and Rules thereof. Similarly, the Engineering Cadets trained at MERI, Kolkata & NMA, Chennai are responsible for the efficient management of the Engine Department through smooth operation and maintenance of the engineers and various other machineries onboard. The Polyvalent cadets, trained at M.E. R. I., Mumbai, acquire combined knowledge of both fields for the effective and efficient management of the Deck or / and Engine Departments.
After successful completion of the B. Sc. degree from T. S. Chanakya, the cadet is required to put in one year sea going service onboard a Merchant Ship to be eligible to appear for the Certificate of Competency as Second Mate (F. G.) oral examination conducted by the Directorate General of Shipping. On possession of a Certificate of Competency as Second Mate (Foreign Going), the officer is eligible for appointment as 3rd Officer / 2nd Officer. For further promotion as Chief Officer / Master (Foreign Going) respectively after completion of required sea going service. The detailed syllabus, procedure and guidelines in respect of Certificate of Competency Examinations have been published in Merchant Shipping (Standards of Training Certification and Watchkeeping for Seafarers), Rules,1998 volume I& II.
Three year B.Sc. (Maritime Science) Degree Course.
Post Graduate Diploma in Marine Engineering (PGDME).
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