Diploma in Nautical Science (DNS) – 1 Year | HIMT College

Diploma in Nautical Science (DNS)

  • Course Duration : 1 Year

  • Approved by : D.G. Shipping Govt.Of India Approval No: TR/A/02/2023

  • Affiliated by : Indian Maritime University (IMU) Approval Letter No: IMU-HQ/R/03/07/2022-HIMT

  • Department : Deck

  • Entrance Test : IMU-CET

  • Course Commencement : August 2024 (Tentative)

Diploma in Nautical Science is a comprehensive 1-year residential program that trains students in the fundamentals of marine navigation, seamanship, and safety management.Upon successful completion of the program, graduates are eligible to take the examinations required for obtaining a Certificate of Competency (CoC) as a Deck Officer in the merchant navy. This certificate is issued by the Directorate General of Shipping, Government of India, and is recognized internationally.


Application Fee999/-
Course Fees*4,50,000/-
Caution Deposit (Refundable)20,000/-

*Course Fees include Accommodation, Food, Workshops, Laboratory, Library, Uniform & Books.


  • Examination Fees & yearly IMU Programme Fees are additional and have to be paid by the candidate to Indian Maritime University (IMU).
  • Sponsorship Letter by a RPSL Company is mandatory for the course.
  • The Application Fee paid is non-refundable.
  • ⁠As per D. G. Shipping Guidelines, passport is mandatory to join the course.
  • Caution Deposits are refundable at the end of the course after adjustments of laundry charges & damages, breakages etc., if any.
  • Fees paid is forfeited if withdrawn from the Course after the course commencement.
  • Admissions are subject to meeting the mandatory requirement of course.
  • ⁠All fees can be paid online. We offer Net Banking, UPI, Credit Card, and Debit Card. ⁠Cash/Cheque payments are not entertained.


Programme Structure

Semester I

S. NoTheoryPractical Laboratories/Workshops
1Applied MathematicsApplied Sciences Lab
2Applied SciencesComputer Lab
3Ship Construction & Ship Stability IWorkshop Practices
4Navigation I: Navigation & ChartworkSeamanship Lab
5Navigation II: Bridge Equipment, Watchkeeping & Meteorology
6Cargo Handling, Stowage and Seamanship I
7English & Human Factors

Semester II

S. NoTheoryPractical Laboratories/Workshops
1Navigation III: Navigation & ChartworkCommunicative English Lab
2Navigation IV: Advanced Bridge Equip, W/keeping and MeteorologyWorkshop Practices & Seamanship
3Cargo Handling,Stowage and Seamanship IINavigation Laboratory
4Ship Construction & Ship Stability II
5MARPOL & Marine Engineering Knowledge
6Emergencies, Maritime Communication & Commercial Shipping


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