The curriculum has been designed to impart an integrated and comprehensive training as per the standard of International Maritime Organization and guidelines issued by the Director General of Shipping, Government of India. The course has covered all aspects of seafaring profession to Deck and Engine Ratings.

Apart from the theory and in-house practical classes, the trainees are exposed to extensive practical training onboard Port crafts, Marine Workshop, Electrical Workshop of Paradip Port Trust as per convenience of Paradip Port Authority. The trainees are also given physical, parade and swimming training. The Academy organizes a number of ships’ visit to different types of ships berthed at Paradip Port. The medium of instruction is in English only. The trainees have to undergo the following STCW (Standard of Training Certification and Watch-keeping) courses during the training period .

    • Personal Survival Techniques (PST)
    • Fire Prevention and Fire Fighting (FPFF)
    • Elementary First Aid (EFA)
    • Personal Safety and Social Responsibility (PSSR)
    • STSDSD

Course offered:

Pre-sea General Purpose Rating Training(Ship’s crew) Duration: 6(six) months, compulsory residential.


Educational qualification:

Pass in 10th standard from a recognized Board with Science, Mathematics and English as subjects. Candidates should have 40% in aggregate in 10th standard and (40% in English either in 10th or in +2 levels.)


Must have completed 17½ years and must be below 25 years of age as on date of commencement of course.

Medical standard:

All the candidates should be physically fit for the sea service as per Merchant Shipping Act (Medical Examination for Seafarers) Rules, 2000. Eyesight should be 6/6 with normal vision – no colour blindness and height – 158 cm, weight – 48 kgs.

How to apply:

Application forms and prospectus are to be downloaded from our website and completed application forms should be submitted to the Academy along with a demand draft of Rs.500/-(Five hundred) and attested xerox copy of relevant documents.

Selection procedure:

The intake capacity of the Academy is 40(forty) per batch. In case eligible candidates do not receive any call letter prior 10 days before commencement of the course, they should contact the Academy over telephone to inquire about the status of their application form. The training commences on 1st of January and 1st of July every year.

The short listed (eligible) candidates will be called to the Academy for selection. In the selection procedure, the candidate has to undergo a medical test. In order to ascertain the merit of the candidates, the Academy may conduct a written and viva-voce test in English. The applicant will have to attend the above tests at their own expenses at Paradip.

The selection will be on strictly merit basis. There will be a reservation of 15% of seats for SC/ST candidates and 50% seats for Odisha candidates. However, if the number of required candidates in the above categories is not available, the vacancy will be offered to the general candidates.

Course fees:

The course fees is Rs 1,00,00/- for Odisha Candidates & Rs 1,20,000 for Non Odisha Candidates (including Rs 5000/- as caution money). The entire fee is payable in one installment in shape of a demand draft drawn in favour of “Orissa Maritime Academy” payable at Paradip on the date of admission. The course fee includes tuition fees, boarding and lodging during the stay in the academy. The caution money of Rs.5000/- (Rupees five thousand only), which will be refunded after adjusting the claim of the Academy towards any loss/damage/fine for any indiscipline act. No extra fees will be charged for five STCW courses .

Hostel facility:
The Academy has got its own hostel inside the premises, which provides lodging and boarding. Each trainee will be provided with a cot, cupboard, bed sheet, mosquito net, pillow with cover, mattress, utensils etc.

The normal minimum classroom attendance required is 90%.

In case of any illness, the trainee, if required, will be admitted in the Port Trust Hospital. But the trainee has to bear all the expenses.

After completing the Pre-Sea Training (G.P.) and STCW’2010 Basic Safety Courses, the successful trainees are eligible to obtain the Continuous Discharge Certificate (CDC) from the Shipping Master, Government of India. The Academy will provide required assistance to the individual candidates to obtain the CDC.


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