General Purpose Rating (GP Rating)
On successful completion of this Pre-Sea training,the candidates will be able to join as a RATING in Indian & Foreign shipping companies as a Deck Crew or Engine Crew. The G.P. Rating candidate will be able to work in all seamanship activities on-board at Deck side and other work at Engine side. With further Sea-service, they will be promoted as BOSUN, Able-Bodied Seamen / Engine Fitter etc.They can also be promoted to Officer Level with certain Sea service and qualification requirements. After completing this Pre-Sea Training, exams will be conducted by Board of examination for Seafarers & successful candidates are eligible to obtain Continuous Discharge Certificate (INDIAN CDC).There are wide job opportunities for Indian Seamen all over the world.
Pass in 10th Std, Min 40% marks in English.
Min. 17 years
Medical and Eye Sight Requirements:
No color blindness, 6/6 vision in each eye. Medical and Eye sight requirements shall be as per the existing standards of D.G Shipping INDIA.
GP Rating Career Progression Chart
After 6 Months (GP Rating Course)-(4 month Residential Course At TMA + 2 month STCW 2010 & Documentation)
Join as either Deck Crew or Engine Crew.
OS - Promoted as AB Seaman, Bosan in Deck Side
(Or) promoted in Engine Side
36 months sea experience & with certain qualification
Eligible to appear for 2nd mate exams
Eligible to get promotion to Second Officer &
with further sea experience & exam
can be promoted to Captain level
A. Documents Required:-
I. 10th Std. Original Mark Sheet
II. ID Proof (Original)
III. Indemnity for Personal Safety (to be typed in Rs. 20/- Non-Judicial Stamp Paper duly signed by you and your Parent/Guardian)
IV. Medical Fitness Report by DG Shipping Approved Doctor
V. Passport Size Photographs – 4
VI. Parents/ Guardians Passport size Photograph – 1
Procedure for Booking of Seats, Important Dates for Admission & Joining
1. The interested candidates can book their seats by downloading the application form from the website (or) can be collected directly from the office.
2. If you meet the eligibility criteria, you can reserve your seat by sending Reservation fee of Rs.50,000/- by DD(Demand Draft) in favour of “TMC Foundation - The Maritime Academy ” Payable at Panchkula. (Please verify your eye sight before reserve your seat). Reservation Receipt will be sent immediately. The Balance course fee has to be paid as intimated by the Academy.
3. The Course Commences at two time in a year (February/March & Aug/Sep) Contact the Office for the reservation of your seat to the Respective session..
The students who perform well will be selected by the shipping companies either
through campus interview or by appearing examination conducted by the Shipping