Educational QualificationAgeMedical FitnessDurationApprox. Fee
Pass with aggregate 40% marks in 10th Standard from Govt. recognized board with Science, English & Maths as subjects. Minimum 40 % in English at 10th Std. or in 10+2, or in Diploma or Degree or ITII.T.I. – 2 Year Engineering Trades from Govt. Approved Institute with minimum 50% aggregate marks in final year and minimum 40 % in English as aboveBetween 17.5 year to 25 years before entry in training (On 1st January Or 1st July)Physically Fit.Normal colour vision.6/6 in each eye without visual aids.No speech impairment(disorder) 6 month training starts first week of January and July each year.Fees vary as per institute ranging from Rs. 1,70,000/ to 3.25 Lakhs + Service tax if applicable34 Training Institutes 2360 seats every six months  



Job Opportunities:-

Shipping is a continuously growing industry, and trained persons find jobs in Indian and foreign shipping companies with attractive salaries.

Life on board Ships:-

Ships move along the coast and across the oceans and carry different types of cargoes. Number of persons working on a ship depends upon its type, size and its trade. The number of persons can range between 6-30 and greater number on passenger ships. It is important for each person to be able to work independently as well as in a small team. Physical health, agility, good habit, and discipline are very important qualities required of a seafarer. One needs to be willing to work with hands, in different conditions, be safety conscious, and be able to stay away from home and friends for few months at a time.

Duties of a General Purpose Rating (GP):-

GP Rating is trained in both, Deck and Engine Room duties. They can be employed in either Deck or Engine department according to the needs of the company. Ratings work on the ship involves seamanship activities, cargo handling, maintenance work, operation and maintenance of machinery.



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Join the GP rating course will make you a career at sea. Enjoy a fulfilling profession.