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deck cadets course

Merchant Navy Deck Officer Cadets Course
The 5th Merchant Navy Deck Officer Cadet's course offered by Empire Institute of Maritime Studies (ElMS) and facilitated by IESECCI.
Fast track career progression on foreign flag ships.
  • Orientation & Screening/Medicals
  • STCW Certification from NAMAC, (facility run by Indian Navy).
  • Pre-Sailing Competency
  • Assured Placement for Deck Cadet Sea-time without delay
  • Handholding for subsequent career progression & placement
  • Fees Paid are Income Tax Deductible Under Sec 80G

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Applications are open Now
Course Commencing End September 2019
  • Please Note that due to assured placement policy, the number of seats are limited.
  • You can use the QUICK APPLICATION to apply online to hold your place
  • Make sure all your papers and fees as per the prospectus below are ready, when you come in for Orientation and Screening

Deck Cadet Course Prospectus

About The Advantages of This Fast Track Deck Officer Career Progression
IESECCI is  Facilitating this Fast Track Career Progression to become Deck Officers and Serve on Foreign Flag Ships.
  • This allows eligible persons to become Deck Officers onboard in 3 Months + Cadet's Seatime on foreign flag ships.
  • Freshers from 18 to 35 Years can join, particularly women friendly course and placement for Women candidates are given due care .
  • Ex-Servicemen under 40 years of age can also apply. (An Infantry soldier is now sailing as a Deck Officer through this course).
  • Candidates can join after 12th standard in any stream, provided they have studied upto 10th with Science (International O-Level, with Maths, Physics, Chemistry).
  • Cadets doing seatime get paid a stipend of USD 300 even as they do on-job training on foriegn flag ships.
  • Training standards are high as India's Best Institute train the cadets for STCW courses, and Master mariners prepare them for pre-sea and competency. Due care is taken to help cadets make a fresh start in this new field.
  • Cadets don't have to run around for agents, due to the assured placement on foriegn flag ships at the end of Pre-Sea Training. Placement fee is to be paid only at the time of departure briefing on receiving Appointment Letter, Visa and Airticket.
  • Post training hand holding for competency preparation  for 2nd Mates Exams, as well as placement assistance.
The fees paid are Income Tax Exempted Under Sec 80G    (See Structure & Fees Section)
Conduct & Processing

IESECCI Facilitates the conduct of the course for a Fast Career Progression, on-board foreign flag ships run through its associate Empire Institute of Maritime Studies (EIMS) along with assured placement.
The stages are as follows:-

Pre-Course Orientation & Screening
See details below  CLICK HERE

STCW* Mandatory certifications will be from
Naval Maritime Academy**, Mumbai, an award winning institute for maritime studies.
*Standards of Training Certification & Watchkeeping (International Convention)
**Run by the Indian Navy, NAMAC is a ISO: 90001 certified institute, with DG Shipping approved training facilities for Hands on trainings on Ship handling simulators, Fire-fighting training hard, Deep pool, Boats etc

Pre-Sea Competency. 340 hours of preparatory Classroom Instructions under the aegis of EIMS.

Assured Placement by
Empire State International Pvt. Ltd, Navi Mumbai
RPSL No.: MUM 249
Candidates will be guided before, during and after the course, to make an informed choice of placement for a fast tracked career progression. All processing will be undertaken by ESIM in a smooth process.

Open to both Men and Women.
Citizenship: of India /Nepal /Bhutan.
Education: 10+2 or above in any stream. ( Science, Commerce, Arts  streams are allowed ). Candidate must have studied Physics, Chemistry and Maths in 10th Standard (International 'O' Level).
Age limit: Freshers 18 to 35 years
   Ex-Servicemen Upto 40 years
Note -
1. Candidates may undertake the course after 10+2, but can be placed for Deck Cadets' Sea time only after attaining 18 years of age and getting CDC* .
2. Ex-Servicemen PBORs leaving service after 15 Years of service are eligble if within 40 yrs. Ex- Navy and Coastguard personnel may contact for guidance on fast tracking.
*Continuous Discharge Certificate. It is a Seafarer's Identity Document, and also has other important official uses.

Physical Standards: Medically fit as per the standards set by MS Medical Examination Rules 2000. Eye Sight 6/6 in each eye without visual aids and no colour blindness, no history of cardiac problems or epilepsy.
Mandatory Pre-Admission Medical Test Conducted by DG Shipping Approved,
Sun Clinic,  Ballard Estate, Mumbai.
Discipline, Conduct, & Indemnity : Selected cadets undergoing training, will be required to fill indemnity forms, and maintain discipline, decorum and behaviour standards  as required by NAMAC couses, as per existing processes of IndianNavy.
Application Procedure

Applications are invited from candidates stating their willingness and details as per the application form.

Quick Online Application
You can fill the aplication form online by clicking the button below. This is a quick application and you can book a place just on the document copies / originals and other details you will have to carry when you come for teh Orientation and Screening

The Applications by email may be mailed to
Download the form Scan the filled form and send by mail
Instructions for proceeding for Orientaion screening will me sent by mail.
Assistance and Information

Facilitation and Information : Applicants may contact the following officials /Associates of IESECCI for queries and pre-course guidance:-

ALL INDIA: Cdr Angsuman Ojha (Retd).
M: +91- 9930734720, Email:

WEST INDIA REGION : Shikha Trivedi Singh
M: 8272999999  Email:

EAST & NORTH EAST INDIA: Ms Sudakshina Mukherjee
M: 9836374299, Email:

Course Structure & Fees
The course is structured in Four Stages :-
Orientation & Screening |  STCW Modular Courses | Pre-Sea Competency | Sea-Time Training
Payment Method : Our preffered payment method is by bank transfer. If you prefer any other means of payment online please email / call Co-ordinators.
Fees for all Stages (Except Medicals) are to be made in favour of
    JYOTIRGAMAY FOUNDATION, A/C No. 50200020805218, HDFC BANK,  IFSC : HDFC0000114

All fees paid are exempted from income tax as applicable under Section 80G. This is a big advantage to your investment in your career growth.

Orientation & Screening   
Fees: INR 25,000/-
You may start the process either with the Medical screening or the Pre-screening/Orientation. The Medical Fee, will be payable at the Sun Clinic. You are requested to mail your choice of sequence when you set up the appointment for Orientation and Screeing, giving the payment details  of bank transfer to the above bank account towards Orientation Fee. The fee for this stage will be payable before starting the processing, you may pay the orientation fee after the Medicals.
Orientation - Informed Decision.  
An opportunity to ask all your doubts and also check if this will suit you. Prior to enrolment, the aim is to inform the candidate about the fast track career path, as well as assessment of suitability of the candidate to a seafarer’s life. This helps us to inform focus areas of character development, which go a long way to settle them into a completely new way of life. (In very rare cases inform candidate of unsuitability).

You may pay the fees before you arrive to set up appointments and commence the Screening and enrolment process. This step comprises:-
  • Information session about the career.
  • Psychometric asesment information.
  • Orientation information and assessment.

Medical Screening
Fees: Men INR 5,000/- and Women INR6500/-
Mandatory Medicals to the required standards will be undertaken at a Director General Shipping Approved and designated facilities at Sun Clinic, Mumbai.

STCW Modular Courses & Pre-Sea Competency Subjects  
Fees: INR 5,25,000/-

The fees are to be paid after sucessful Screening befor the course commencement. ( Next courseEnd September 2019) . This fee will cover the full training component.
STCW Basic Modular Course.  
Basic Standards of Training, Certification and Watchkeeping for Seafarers (STCW) 2010 are courses mandatorily required  by International Maritime Organisation (IMO). This is an entry level course, required for all persons wishing to work aboard seafaring vessels and  comprises the five modules:-
  • Personal Survival Techniques (STCW A-VI/1-1
  • Fire Prevention and Fire Fighting (STCW A-VI/1-2)
  • Elementary First Aid (STCW A-VI/1-3)
  • Personal Safety and Social Responsibilities (STCW A-VI/1-4)
  • Proficiency in Security Awareness (STCW A-VI/6-1)
This very important part will be conducted in the first two weeks at Naval Maritime Academy (NAMAC) . Run by the Indian Navy, NAMAC is a ISO: 90001 certified institute. Providing Hands on trainings on Ship handling simulators, Fire-fighting training hard, Deep pool, Boats etc it has been awarded as THE best Maritime Institute for STCW courses in the Country.

Pre-Sea Competency Course.

Over the next Two and a Half months,  classroom instructions on competency subjects, theory and practicals, journals and assignments will make the Cadets ready to be useful and confident when they go onboard on ships for their .
  • Over 340 hours for Pre-Sea Class room and practical training on Navigation, Seamanship, and subjects of practical utility.
  • Training Films and discussions, Assignments.
  • Dockyard visit.
  • Simulator Helming Traininig
  • Personality / Character development sessions to prepare for a seafarers life.

Inclusions: Snacks, refreshment and Lunch on all working days will be provided.
Assistance: Comfortable stay for out of town candidates can be provided on request at additional cost.
Seafarer's Registration and Processing Fees
You will need to be registered, with the Foreign Flag Authorities, as part of processing, to place you onboard ships for your Deck Cadets' sea time onboard foreign flagged ships . This Fee is to be paid after your screening, in the two weeks upto completion of your STCW Modular Courses.
Placement Fees
Fees: INR 4,00,000/-
Placement on Foreign Flag Ship for One year Sea Time as Deck Cadet.  
This is the most important and longest part of the Cadet's Training when the cadet learns the practical aspects of the training and their performance of various mandatory and exposure tasks are recorded in the Training and Record (TAR Book). This also the time when the Deck Cadet begins to earn a stipend, as they learn on the job.
By the end of the three month course and successful completion of your pre-sea examinations, a foreign flag ship will be identified, that would best suit the actual on-the-job training, which will be the foundation of your career.

On clearing exams and processes, you will pay the last installment when you come for your departure brief and are handed your Appointment letter for joining the ship.

We look forward to your starting the enrolment process by filling the quick online application or intimating to us your date of arrival in Mumbai by mailing  to:


B - 13 KPCT Mall
Pune - 411040
Maharashtra , India