How to become a Shipping Officer?


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How to become a Shipping Officer?

Shipping OfficerThe post of Shipping Officer is an interesting and a challenging one. This field contains lots of job opportunities with great salaries. If you have under graduation or engineering in Ship Management, then the post of Shipping Officer is for you. To get a graduation or an engineering course in Ship Management the candidate should have hard working capacity and good psychic. The most important requirement of this job is to have mental toughness to be away from society and family. Therefore, generally unmarried males are considered suitable for this job.

The specialty of Shipping Officer post is the great salary and interesting experiences that the post gives you. The job prospects are great at International level. This job gives you an opportunity to come around the world. In a year, the job on sea will be for 6 to 7 months and the remaining months you have holiday at home or any other place you like. The job levels include Captain of a Ship, Grade One, Grade Two and Grade Three.

Eligibility conditions: For the field of Ship Management, the knowledge of English is an essential one. The candidate should have completed studied Physics, Chemistry and Mathematics in 10+2 pattern of examination. Then they can study graduation or Engineering course in Ship Management to join as Ship Officer. To qualify for the admission to this course, a candidate should clear either I.I.T. – J.E.E. or the entrance examination conducted by the respective institutions.

To work in a Ship, your physical condition or health is more important. Your vision of eye should be without spectacles. Those with Myopia and Color Blindness and other eye ailments can't apply for this post. Both Physical and mental conditions of the candidates should be stable for this post. The other important ingredients for this job are: capacity to encounter any challenges in voyage and best leadership qualities. Also the candidate should be able to take any kind of Vegetarian or Non Vegetarian food during their voyages.

Institutions offering Ship Management:

· R.L. Institute of Nautical Science, Madurai, Tamil Nadu;
· Indian Maritime University, Chennai, Tamil Nadu;
· Tolani Maritime Institute, Pune; Maharashtra;
· Indian Institute of Technology, Mumbai, Maharashtra;
· Indian Institute of Aeronautical Engineering, Dehradun;
· Indian Marine College, Hyderabad;
· Marine Engineering and Research Institute, Mumbai, Maharashtra;
· Marine Engineering and Research Institute, Kolkata, West Bengal; and
· T.S.Chanakya, Mumbai, Maharashtra.

Job Opportunities: Job opportunities in this field are plenty like Shipping Organisation, Harbour, Logistics etc. There are good opportunities at global level for this job . Depending upon your experience you may get a monthly starting salary of Rs.1 Lakh to Rs.6 Lakhs. The job opportunities are also available in Public Sector or Government. Since the demand for shipping studies is ever growing, it is wise to choose this study for your future career.


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