PO-1: Knowledge – Breadth The practical application of knowledge to the full range of navigational practices of ships in all sea areas, ship operations with regard to safety, stability and hull stresses, loading, handling and care of a wide variety of cargoes, crew and passenger care and emergency procedures.
PO-2: Knowledge – Kind The ability to apply principles of mathematics and physics to solve navigational problems: the application of principles of physics in loading ships to maintain stability and avoid excessive hull stresses; the ability to solve cargo loading, handling and care problems; the working knowledge of the legislative requirements for all aspects of ship operations and navigation.
PO-3: Skill – Range The ability to perform the duties of a ships navigation officers and officer in charge of a navigational watch and of a watch in port; the ability to operate ship’s navigational equipment correctly and demonstrate an appreciation of the limitations of such equipment; the correct operation of ship’s control systems; the correct operation of a ship’s cargo handling and cargo care systems; the ability to manage minor emergencies and react appropriately to major ones; the ability to participate in the commercial or other operational functions of the ship.
PO-4: Skill – Selectivity The ability to plan and conduct sea passages; assimilate and assess information from different sources and exercise correct judgement when presented with complex navigational and shipping traffic situations; the ability to take charge and accept responsibility in a variety of shipboard situations.
PO-5: Competence – Context The ability to carry out the function of Officer of the Watch in a vessel of more that 500gt as specified in the International Maritime Organization’s “Standards of Training and Certification of Watchkeepers 2010”; is showing initiative when dealing with shipboard functions and situations.
PO-6: Competence – Role The ability to participate in the commercial and operational activities of a ship and solve complex problems relating to this; the competence to take charge of groups of people engaged in both routine and emergency duties; the ability to report comprehensively on normal and unusual situations on board ship, or affecting the ship and its environment; the ability to report comprehensively on the ship’s and the student’s activity and interaction in the wider context such as ports, geographical areas, meteorological phenomena.
PO-7: Competence – Learning to Learn A recognition of the need for continuous training individually and in groups; a critical evaluation of procedures and systems currently in place aboard ship to improve safety and efficiency; an understanding of the process in understudying superiors to assist in advancement to the next academic and professional level.
PO-8: Competence – Insight A full and comprehensive awareness of the responsibilities of a ship’s officer for the safe navigation and operation of all ship types with particular regard to personal safety of the crew, the ship, the cargo and in particular of his/her responsibility to the global community for the protection of the marine environment.
Curriculum & Syllabus
CURRICULUM & SYLLABUS
MINIMUM CREDITS TO BE EARNED: 146
|SL||SEM||CODE||NAME OF THE COURSE||L||T||P||Credits||CA||AEE||Total|
|SEMESTER – I|
|1||1||21BNS001||NAUTICAL MATHEMATICS - I||5||0||0||4||40||60||100|
|2||1||21BNS002||NAUTICAL PHYSICS – I||4||0||0||3||40||60||100|
|3||1||21BNS101||MARINE METEOROLOGY - I||5||0||0||4||40||60||100|
|4||1||21BNS152||PROFESSIONAL PRACTICE - I||0||0||3||4||40||60||100|
|5||1||21BNS201||ENGLISH - I||4||0||0||3||40||60||100|
|6||1||21BNS202||PRACTICAL - NAUTICAL PHYSICS - I||0||0||3||2||--||60||100|
|7||1||21BNS251||SHIP OPERATION TECHNOLOGY - I||4||0||0||3||40||60||100|
|8||1||21BNS252||PRACTICAL - SHIP OPERATION TECHNOLOGY - I||0||0||2||2||--||60||100|
|Program||Eligibility||Criteria for Merit|
|B.Sc. Nautical Science||A pass in 10+2 or its equivalent examination with minimum 60% aggregate in Physics, Chemistry and Mathematics group, and at least 50% in English at 10th or 12th Standard.|
Age: Maximum 25 years of age on the date of commencement of the course.
|Merit based on percentage of marks secured in the qualifying in IMUCET examination together with 10+2 marks
Medical Standard: Candidate should be physically fit for sea service under standard norms with minimum unaided vision in each eye to be 6/6 and with no colour blindness
- Navigation Officer
- Nautical Operations Controller
- Merchant Navy operations manager
- Maintenance Officer
- Cargo and Shipment Manager
- Indian Navy
- Indian Coast Guard
- Port Operations officer
- Logistics Manager
To be successful you must either modify your dreams or magnify your skills. Vels has been a great platform for me in achieving both. The skill and discipline cultivated at VELS by an excellent team of experienced staff has helped me a lot to realize my dream of being a navigator. I am happy about being at the right place during a significant stage of my career.
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|I Semester Fee||II, IV, VI & VIII Semesters||III, V & VII Semesters||University Examination Fee (Per Paper)|
|1,75,000||1,33,000||1,53,000||As Per University Regulations.|