ELECTRO TECHNICAL OFFICER (ETO)
Electro Technical Officer (ETO)
Electro Technical Officer (ETO) Course is a Four months Pre sea Training course for Graduates those who have completed Diploma or B.Tech in Electrical Engineering, Electronics Engineering, Electrical & Electronics Engineering, Electronics & Telecommunication/ Communication Engineering or Electronics and Instrumentation or equivalent. ETO Course acts as a gateway for the Electrical & Electronics Graduates to enter into Merchant Navy.
The diploma/degree courses must have been recognized by any State or Central Government or the AICTE.
Passed three years Diploma with 60% marks or four years Degree including lateral entry with 50 % marks in Electrical Engineering, Electronics Engineering, Electrical & Electronics Engineering, Electronics & Telecommunication/ Communication Engineering or Electronics and Instrumentation or equivalent.
Passed 10+2 with Physics, Chemistry, Mathematics or equivalent vocational education course and English as a separate subject, with minimum 50% marks in English language at 10th or 12th or Diploma or Degree level.
The Directorate has been receiving many representations from the Diploma/Degree holders who have completed their Diploma/Degree successfully, however, not obtained 50% marks in English language either in 10th or 12th standard but have scored 60% in Diploma and 50% in Degree courses. Directorate has examined such cases and permitted admission of such candidates for ETO course who could not score 50% marks in English at 10th or 12th standard but have scored 60% in Diploma and 50 % in Degree courses, will be eligible if the medium of learning in Diploma/Degree courses is in English language subject to fulfilling all other eligibility norms and medical fitness.
Maximum Age of 30 years at the commencement of the course.
Candidates should be healthy and physically fit for sea service as per STCW 95/MS Medical rules 2000 and all its amendment as applicable to seafarers.
Candidates will have to undergo a full medical check-up through our Panel Doctor approved by D.G.S hipping. (To know more about STCW 95/MS Medical Rules 2000, kindly visit D. G. Shipping website “www.dgshipping.gov.in”.)
Distance vision (unaided): 6/12 in each eye; or 6/9 in better eye and 6/18 in other eye.
Normal color vision
Candidates will have to undergo a full eyesight test by a Company Medical Officer.
Online Test/ Personal Interview/ Medical Test.
ETO Course Fees: Rs 2 Lacs – Rs 4 Lacs.(Depends on the institute the candidate gets selected.
DG Approved institutes for ETO Course
- Anglo Eastern Maritime Academy
- B.P. Marine Academy
- Great Eastern Institute of Maritime Studies
- HIMT College
ETO Career Path
Career Path Career prospects on successful completion of ETO course
17 WEEKS TRAINING AT THE INSTITUTE
8 MONTHS TRAINING ON SHIP AS TRAINEE ELECTRO TECHNICAL OFFICER
AROUND 6 MONTHS SAILING AS ASST. ELECTRO TECHNICAL OFFICER
POST SUCCESSFUL CLEARANCE ELIGIBLE FOR EMPLOYMENT AS ELECTRO TECHNICAL OFFICER GLOBALLY.
Career Promotion Wise
TRAINEE ELECTRO TECHNICAL OFFICER – (STIPEND RS 30,000)
ASST. ELECTRO TECHNICAL OFFICER – (STIPEND RS 50,000)
ELECTRO TECHNICAL OFFICER- (SALARY RS 1,25,000).
Note : It is better for the candidates to select the colleges which provides 100% placement. Otherwise it is better for the candidates to get sponsored from the shipping company before joining the course.