Why should you pursue a career in Merchant Navy?

If you are adventurous person who likes to be outdoors and is not interested in a monotonous 9-5 job, then Merchant Navy is
the best career option for you.

Merchant Navy is a very lucrative career, some of the many attractions of this profession are listed below :-

  • High income ( Tax Free)
  • Independence and responsibility at a young age
  • Quick promotions
  • No expenses whilst on board ( High class accommodation and cuisine)
  • Travel around the globe and experience the world
  • Adventure – No two days on the ship are the same
  • Long Vacations – Time to pursue your hobbies
  • Future opportunities to pursue a career ashore
How can you join Merchant Navy?

Select the course according to your qualification and apply according to it.

What are the qualifications required to join DNS, Bsc Nautical Science Or B.E Marine Engineering Course in India?

Educational Qualification

For 10+2 Science students: from a recognized Board/University with Physics, Chemistry and Mathematics (PCM), with not less than 60% marks in PCM aggregate.


For BSc students: With Physics as an individual subject in any one of the years of B.Sc., with not less than 60% 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.


For BE/B.Tech Students: or its equivalent degree from I.I.T. or from a college recognized by AICTE/UGC/DEC.

Students Awaiting for the results can also apply.


Should have passed with not less than 60% marks in English as a separate subject, at either 10th or 12th standard or in the Degree programme conducted by a recognized Board/University.


Age Limit

Not more than 25 Yrs at the commencement of course (Course commences on 1st Monday in February and August every year).


Physical and Medical Standards

Medically fit as per the standards set by Merchant Shipping Medical Examination Rules and eyesight 6/6 in each eye without visual aids.
Go on the website to view the Rules,

Are there education loans available?

Yes, once you have been selected by IMU & Sponsoring Company , we can arrange for banks to give you education loans at existing market rates, you could also on your own approach a bank of your choice to obtain educational loans at favorable interest rates.

What are the challenges associated with Merchant Navy?

A)Merchant Navy is considered to be the 10th most rigorous job amongst all. Hence , there are some challenges associated with :

1. Demands mental and physical fitness round the year.

2. One needs to keep himself upgraded through various courses and examinations.

3. Demands hardworking and disciplined lifestyle.

4. An adventurous lifestyle , no two days on ship are same.

5. Acclimate yourself for AWAY FROM HOME situation till the end of your contract. At times during emergency at home , it might not be possible for Vessel to relieve you immediately.

Why choose JMDi Academy for career in Merchant Navy?

A Chief Engineer and Second Engineer from one of the most renowned Shipping Company in the World are the cornerstone of JMDi.
We practice mentoring for life rather than occasional interactions . In us , you will have a mentor , an adviser , a coach , a guide and a close friend , whenever need be so.

What is the career path in Merchant Navy?


Any incentive for those who clear NDA written under JMDi Academy?

At JMDi we promote achievers . For all those students who clear NDA written we encourage them by sponsoring their SSB coaching fees at the one of the best SSB coaching institute in Dehradun.

Why need coaching for NDA entrance at JMDi?

NDA conducts its entrance exam twice a year and approximately 3-5 lakh students appear. However, merely 10,000 of those clear this hurdle of written exam and progress to the next round SSB.
Thus , statistics clearly prove that only 2 -3% students qualify for SSB as the examination demands not only good knowledge in Maths and Science but also in English , General Knowledge , Geography , Reasoning , Current Affairs and Aptitude.
Understanding and learning all these subjects , is as crucial as the implementation on concepts is. To enhance your chances in scaling the first hurdle would require thorough training and round the clock assistance.

What is the eligibility criteria for appearing in NDA exams?

NDA Eligibility Criteria

NDA 2017 eligibility criteria is prescribed by the UPSC is same as in 2016. No change is marked for year 2017. The eligibility criteria is defined in four categories like Nationality, Marital Status, Age limit, Educational Qualification and Physical Standard. Candidates should strictly meet the eligibility criteria for appearing this exam. The detailed criteria is as following:

Criteria Required Standard

Nationality Candidate must be a citizen of India/ a subject of Bhutan/ a subject of Nepal/ a Tibetan refugee who came over to India before 1st January, 1962 with the intention of permanently settling in India.

Marital Status Only unmarried male candidates are eligible to apply.

Age Limit For NDA I, candidates born not before 2nd July, 1998 and not later than 1st July, 2001 are eligible to apply.

For NDA II, students not born before 2nd January, 1999 and not later than 1st January, 2002 are eligible to apply.

Educational Qualification For Air Force and Naval Wings of National Defence Academy and for the 10+2 Cadet Entry Scheme at the Indian

Naval Academy: Candidates must have passed 12th or equivalent examination with Physics and Mathematics subjects from any State Education Board or a University.
For Army Wing of National Defence Academy: candidates must have passed class 12th or equivalent exam organized by any State Education Board or a University.

12th or equivalent exam appearing candidates are also eligible to apply.

Physical Standards Candidates should be physically fit as per to the guidelines set by National Defence Academy and Naval Academy Examination.

Candidates who have resigned or withdrawn on disciplinary grounds from any of the training academies of Armed Forces are not eligible to apply.

What is the career graph after successfully clearing NDA exam?

What is the syllabus for NDA writtens?