General Purpose Rating (GP Rating) - 6 Months

The six months General Purpose Rating (GP Rating) approved by the Directorate General of Shipping (Government of India). On successful completion of this course, the candidates will be eligible to join in Indian/Foreign Shipping companies as a Deck/Engine crew. With further sea service, they would be promoted as Motorman/Oil man, Fitter, Deck serang, Able-Bodied Seamen, Bosun. They can also be promoted to officer level with certain service and qualification requirements on passing the examinations conducted by DGS. This course is strictly residential. Course commences on Every year Jan and July Month.


Minimum Qualification

Candidates should have passed "Xth Standard" from a recognized educational board with Science and Mathematics as subjects. The marks obtained should be 40% in overall and 40% in English language alone.
17.5 to 27 years of age at the time of commencement of the course.

Minimum educational qualification requirement is relaxed from "Xth Standard Passed" to "VIII Standard Passed", to the candidates who are natives of Minicoy Island belonging to Scheduled Tribe in the Union Territory of Lakshadweep.

Course Date: January/July of every year.
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Panel Interview

Short listed candidates will be called for admission procedure

Medical Examination

Selected candidates will undergo a stringent medical examination with a DGS Approved doctor. Same can also be done with our in house DGS Approved Doctor.
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Pre-Sea Training

6 months DG approved General Purpose Rating (GP Rating) course.


ParticularsFees per Year
Course Fees150000.00
Scholarships for the course*25000.00
Fees for who have availed scholarship125000.00
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  • Examination Fees & yearly Programme Fees (For B.Tech & B.Sc Only) to Indian Maritime University (IMU) to be paid. Application fees of Rs 1000-/ is non-refundable.
  • Fees paid is forfeited, if withdrawn from the Presea courses.
  • Caution Deposits are refundable at the end of Course after adjustment of damages, breakages etc. if any.
  • Subsequent Semester fees to be paid by Demand Draft/Online prior 1st May and 1st Nov.
  • Telephone, Medicals, Passport, U.S. Visa fees & Travel related to obtaining Visa Will be paid directly by students.
  • Medicals can be done at HIMT an additional cost of Rs.1500/-. (Subject to Doctor availability)
  • Admissions are subject to meeting the mandatory requirement of course.
  • Company Sponsored candidates under guaranteed placement category will be provided placement subject to he/she clearing all the subject prior completion of final semester and maintaining the discipline in the campus
  • As per DGS Circular, Passport and INDoS is mandatory to join the course.
  • Cash/Cheque payments are not be entertained.

Mode of payment:

i) By Online :

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ii) By Demand Draft

Demand Draft in favour of HIMT College payable at Chennai to be sent through register post to Registered Office :

Hindustan Institute of Maritime Training (HIMT),
11, Millers Road, Kilpauk, Chennai - 600010.
Tel.:(+91 44) 3010 3010, 4343 9696






Part 1 Induction, personality & communication

skills development, general knowledge about


Part 2 General Ship Knowledge (Seamanship and

Navigation – at Support Level


Part 3 Marine Engineering Knowledge and

Practice (at Support Level


Part 4 Mandatory STCW Courses and Ship Visit

A Proficiency in Survival Techniques (TC 31 of 2004)

B Elementary First Aid (TC 30 of 2004)

C Fire Prevention and Fire Fighting

D Personal Safety and Social Responsibility (TC 5 of 2005)

E Oil Tanker Familiarisation

F Ship Visits (Two)


Revision/Assessment (Internal and External)


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