General Purpose Rating

(GP Rating)

  • Course Duration: 6 Months

  • Approved by : D.G. Shipping Govt.Of India. Approval No: TR/A/25/2003

  • Department : Engine / Deck

  • Entrance Test : HIMT (Online)

  • Course Commencement : Jul, Jan-2025

GP Rating is a Six-month Pre-Sea Training Program approved by the Directorate General of Shipping, Ministry of Shipping, Government of India. The training comprises of theoretical and Practical study of General Ship Knowledge and Marine Engineering Knowledge which allows the successful trainees to join the merchant shipping in the Deck or Engineering Department as a Trainee GP Rating. They perform tasks related to Seamanship, Cargo Handling, Maintenance work on deck, Operation and Maintenance of Machinery.


Application Fee999/-
Course Fees*2,10,000/-
Caution Deposit (Refundable)5,000/-

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


  • ⁠We offer scholarships for deserving students. Click here to find the list of scholarships.
  • 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  • Fees paid is forfeited if withdrawn from the Course after the course commencement.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.



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