IGNOU-admissions in B. Sc (Nautical Science) programme

IGNOU - admissions in B. Sc (Nautical Science) programme

Indira Gandhi National Open University

Website : www.ignou.ac.in

IGNOU & DGS together turning your sea dreams into reality

Indira Gandhi National Open University and the Directorate General of Shipping (DGS), Mumbai announce admissions in B. Sc (Nautical Science) programme commencing from 1st August 2008. This programme of IGNOU has been developed in collaboration with the DGS and is aimed at orienting the cadets for the equivalent life at sea by providing vocationally oriented education and training so as to help them become officers in the Merchant Navy.

Eligibility Conditions:

(A) Educational (1) 10+2 with Physics, chemistry and Mathematics (PCM) with not less than 55% marks in PCM aggregate from a recognized Board OR With Physics as an individual subject in any one of the years of B. Sc with not less than 50% marks in the final year of B. Sc from a recognized University provided that the candidate must have passed 10+2 examination with Physics, Chemistry and Mathematics (PCM) from a recognized Board OR BE/ B. Tech Degree from I.I.T or from a college/ University recognized by AICTE/ UGC/ DEC AND (2) should have passed with not less than 50% marks in English as a subject, at either 10th or 12th standard or in the Degree course, conducted by a Board or University. (Note: Those appearing in educational eligibility qualifying examination are also eligible to apply provided they meet all the eligibility criteria on or before the commencement of the programme and produce the certificates to that effect)

(B) Age: (As on 1st August, 2008): Not more than 20 years in case of 10+2 pass, 22 years in case of B. Sc Degree, 24 years in case of BE/ B. Tech. The age limit is relaxable by 2 years for female candidates and by 5 years for SC/ST candidates.

(C) Physical and Medical Standard: Medically fit as per the standards prescribed by M.S. Medical Examination Rules, 2000, and Eye Sight: 6/6 in each eye without visual aids and normal colour vision. (Note: The candidates are advised to get them medically examined so as to avoid the last minute embarrassment).

Selection Procedure:

Candidates will be selected on the basis of an Entrance Test (OPENNET) which will be held on 15th June, 2008 (Sunday), 10.00 AM ? 1.00 PM.

Reservation in number of eats shall be as prescribed by the Government of India. For further details please refer to the Student Handbook and Prospectus. As per the latest guidelines issued by the DGS, Mumbai, it is now mandatory for all the candidates to qualify in OPENNET to seek admission in B. Sc (Nautical Science) programme of IGNOU-DGS, irrespective of whether their candidature is sponsored by Shipping Companies/ Manning Agents or not.

Last date of submission of application: 27th May, 2008

The Programme will be offered through selected Training Institutes approved by DGS and IGNOU. Details of these institutes are available in the Student Handbook and Prospectus.

The Prospectus can be obtained from IGNOU headquarters, New Delhi on weekdays during working hours on payment of Rs.100/- cash from 25 April, 2008 or download from IGNOU website i.e. http://www.ignou.ac.in. The filled-in application form (Form-A) along with the requisite fee of Rs.500/- (Rs.600/- in case of downloaded forms) in the form of Demand Draft drawn in favour of IGNOU payable at Delhi should reach in an envelope super-scribed ?Application form for B. Sc (Nautical Science)? to the Registrar (SR 7 ED), Block -12, Indira Gandhi National Open University, Maidan Garhi, New Delhi ? 110 068 on or before the last date of submission of application.

Live interaction with prospective candidates: 12th May, 2008 (Monday), 12.00 Noon ? 13.45 PM on Gyan Darshan-2 TV channel of IGNOU (available on Doordarshan?s free DTH and Channel No. 1590 or Zee?s Dish TV). Call Toll Free No: 1800 ? 11 ? 2345 (From MTNL & BSNL landlines) during the interaction.

IGNOU - admissions in B. Sc (Nautical Science) programme