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DNS (IMU) Programme

One Year Residential Diploma in Nautical Science leading to B.Sc. Applied Nautical Science (IMU)

Tolani Maritime institute conducts the one year Pre Sea Deck Cadet Course leading to Diploma in Nautical Science from the Indian Maritime University (IMU). This diploma programme is followed by one and half year (3 Semesters) on-board ship training and after successful completion of the same, a candidate is awarded Advanced Diploma in Nautical Science (ADNS). After completion of the on-board training, the Sixth Semester constitutes “Second Mate Certificate of Competency” awarded by the Directorate General of Shipping and leads to simultaneous award of B.Sc. (Applied Nautical Science) degree from IMU. The first two Semesters i.e. First year constitute on-shore training which is designed to impart basic knowledge on the type of merchant ships, ship operations, types of goods carried by ships, shipping trade and a good foundation in the basic principles of navigation and environmental sciences.

 Admission to this course is granted after clearing IMUCET.

Intake for DNS (IMU) programme

TMI has approval to admit 120 candidates for the Diploma in Nautical Science (IMU) leading to B.Sc. Applied Nautical Science (IMU). TMI accepts only company sponsored candidates for admission in the IMU programme. Though any registered shipping company can sponsor candidates for the DNS programme, following companies normally sponsor candidates at TMI:

Fleet Management, MSC,  NortransScorpio Marine ManagementTolani ShippingTORM, V-Ships, Wilhelmsen Ship Management.

Last year following companies sponsored candidates:

Varren Marine Services, Aurus Ship Management, DeeVee Shipping, DRS Marine, Eklavya Ship Management, Fleet Management, Lilly Maritime,  Scorpio Marine Management, SunTech Shipping, Tolani Shipping, TORM, Wilhelmsen Ship Management

Eligibility Criteria as per DG Shipping and IMU

Age limit: 25 years

Academic Qualifications:

You must have successfully completed the Senior Secondary Examination (10+2) or its equivalent with:

  • At least 60% marks in Physics, Chemistry and Mathematics (P C M).
  • At least 50% marks in English either in 10th or 12th standard

Note: Shipping companies prefer candidates with PCM 70% in first attempt.

Physical Standards

To be declared fit for selection, a candidate must be in good mental and physical health and free from any deficiency likely to interfere with the efficient performance of duties, as per the medical standards laid down by the Directorate General of Shipping, Govt. of India.

Candidates for DNS (IMU) programme must have 6/6 vision in both eyes or 6/6 in one eye and 6/9 in the other eye. Color blindness is not permitted.

Medical fitness has to be certified by DG Shipping approved company doctors.

Onboard Training

Candidates finally selected by the shipping companies will be offered onboard training upon successful completion of the course by the sponsoring shipping companies.

How to apply

TMI will guide the candidates in getting sponsorship from shipping companies.

Selection for DNS sponsorship is done by shipping companies by conducting test, interviews etc.

IMUCET is mandatory for admission in this programme.

Click here to visit IMU website

NOTE: For seeking sponsorship, form details will be forwarded to the respective companies

Selection Procedure

Step 1 – Upon receipt of IMU test result & Class XII exam result, inform TMI by fastest means (email /fax) indicating your registration number. Passing of IMU test and minimum 60% in PCM group in Class XII is mandatory.

Step 2 – Eligible students will be called for interviews and medicals by the sponsoring companies.

Step 3 – Shipping companies will select the candidates and issue sponsorship letter.

Step 4 – Candidate to submit/report to TMI with sponsorship letter and other documents.

Step 5 – Payment of Fee as per details given in the Admission Letter.

Step 6 – Report for the course at TMI as per instructions in the Admission Letter.

Cost of Training

For the batch commencing August/September 2022, the all inclusive cost (tuition fees, boarding, lodging, uniform, etc.) of training for one year diploma course was Rs. 5,35,000/-.

Fee is accepted by Online payment or by Demand Draft only.

Education Loan

  • If required, sponsoring company will assist the candidates selected by them to avail education loans from banks.
  • Shipping companies, based on their criteria, may offer scholarship programmes.
  • TMI will provide the required documents for securing education loan.

Refund Policy

In case a student, after completing the admission process and paying the fees, decides to withdraw from the Institute, a part of the fees will be forfeited. The amount forfeited depends on the date of withdrawal communicated in writing by the student and parent/guardian.

The refund policy for the year 2022-23 was as follows:

Conditions Forfeited amount
Withdrawal on or before 13th June 2022 Rs. 5,000/-
Withdrawal from 14th June 2022 to 23rd June 2022 Rs.20,250/-
Withdrawal from 24th June 2022 to 2nd July 2022 Rs.40,500/-
Withdrawal from 3rd July 2022 to 12th July 2022 Rs.1,01,250/-
Withdrawal after 13th July 2022 Rs.2,02,500/-

Seat booking amount will be refunded in case the candidate is found to be not eligible for the course.

In respect of refund policy, the decision of the institute is final and binding.

For further details contact

Tolani Maritime Institute
Talegaon Chakan Road
Induri, Talegaon
Pune - 410 507

Tel: + 91 (2114)  669601 / 05