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Haldia Institute of Maritime Studies & Research

Haldia Institute of Maritime Studies & Research
Haldia, Purba Medinipur

Established : --
Type : Co-Education
President : --
Principal / Teacher-in-Charge : Capt. Shri Prakash
Former Name : HIMSAR
Location : Haldia, Purba Medinipur
Affiliation(s) : West Bengal University of Technology (WBUT)
Indian Maritime University (IMU)
Category : Undergraduate
Accreditation / Recognition : Directorate General of Shipping (D.G.Shipping),
Govt. of India
Department(s) : Nautical Science
Admission Information
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Syllabus For 3 Years Bachelor In Nautical Science (BNS)

First Year

  Course Code Subject
First Semester BNS - 101 English and Communication Skills
BNS - 102 Applied Mathematics, Paper-I
BNS - 103 Nautical Physics & Electronics, Paper-I
BNS - 104 Principles of Navigation, Paper-I
BNS - 105 Ship Operation Technology, Paper-I
BNS - 106 Naval Architecture, Paper-I
BNS - 191 Practical Navigation, Paper-I
-- Practical Seamanship (only practical)
-- Boat Work (only practical)
-- Ship Visit (only practical)
-- Signal
-- Computer
Second Semester BNS - 201 Applied Mathematics, Paper-II
BNS - 202 Nautical Physics & Electronics, Paper-II
BNS - 203 Voyage Planning & Collision Prevention, Paper-I
BNS - 204 Cargo Work & Marine Communication, Paper-I
BNS - 205 Environmental Science, Paper-I
BNS - 206 Marine Engineering & Control System, Paper-I
BNS - 291 Chart Work, Paper-I
-- Work shop (only practical)
-- Boat Work (only practical)
-- Seamanship (only practical)
-- Ship Visit (only practical)
-- Signal
-- Computer

Second Year

  Course Code Subject
Third Semester BNS - 301 Applied Mathematics, Paper-III
BNS - 302 Nautical Physics & Electronics, Paper-III
BNS - 303 Voyage Planning & Collision Prevention, Paper-II
BNS - 304 Bridge Procedure & Legal Knowledge
BNS - 305 Environmental Science, Paper-II
BNS - 306 Marine Engineering & Control System, Paper-II
BNS - 391 Chart Work, Paper-II
-- Basic Computer Training (only practical)
-- Boat Work ( only practical)
-- Seamanship (only practical)
-- Ship Visit (only practical)
-- Signal
Fourth Semester BNS - 401 Computer Science
BNS - 402 Applied Mathematics, Paper-IV
BNS - 403 Nautical Physics & Electronics, Paper-IV
BNS - 404 Principles of Navigation, Paper-II
BNS - 405 Ship Operation Technology, Paper-II
BNS - 406 Naval Architecture, Paper-II
BNS - 491 Practical Navigation, Paper-II
-- Practical Seamanship (only practical)
-- Boat Work (only practical)
-- Ship Visit (only practical)
-- Signal

Third Year

  Course Code Subject
Fifth Semester BNS - 501 Principles of Navigation, Paper-III
BNS - 502 Ship Operation Technology, Paper-III
BNS - 503 Naval Architecture, Paper-III
BNS - 504 Maritime Law
BNS - 505 Environmental Science, Paper-III
BNS - 591 Marine Communication & GMDSS
-- Workshop Practical (only practical)
-- Familiarization with ship board equipment (only practical)
-- Boat Training (only practical)
-- Seamanship (only practical)
-- Ship Visit (only practical)
-- Signal
Sixth Semester BNS - 601 Principles of Navigation, Paper-IV
BNS - 602 Ship Operation Technology, Paper-IV
BNS - 603 Voyage Planning & Collision Prevention, Paper-III
BNS - 604 Shipping Management
BNS - 605 Marine Engineering & Control System, Paper-III
BNS - 691 Ship Operation & Safe Working Practices
-- Practical Seamanship (only practical)
-- Boat Training (only practical)
-- Ship Visit (only practical)
-- Work shop practical (only practical)
-- Signal

Fourth Year

Seventh Semester – On Board Training (internship)
Eighth Semester – On Board Training (internship)

Qualification & Eligibility Criteria

Academic Standard: The cadet must pass (10+2) or equivalent securing minimum 60% in PCM (Physics, Chemistry and Mathematics) & 50% in English either in (10+2) or10th standard.

Age limit: Not more than 20 years as on 1st October of admission year.

Physical Standard: The candidate must be medically fit and should meet the Medical Requirements as per M. S. Rule 2000 (for further details please Medical Requirement in Selection Procedure).

Eye Sight: Vision should be 6/6 (normal) in each eye separately without visionary aid and no colour blindness.

Mode of Selection

The selection of candidates will be based on their performance in the Common Entrance Test (CET) conducted by West Bengal University of Technology (WBUT) or Indian Maritime University (IMU) followed by counseling and on satisfying the medical conditions prescribed for the course. Parents and guardians of candidates are advised to have their wards medically examined even before they apply for admission to the above courses to ensure that they meet the medical standards so as to avoid disappointment at the last moment. The institute does not accept any responsibility, whatsoever, for any expenses incurred or losses suffered by the parents / guardians of candidates after admitting their wards.

Physical Fitness: Candidates for admission will be examined for physical fitness by DGS authorized medical authorities, the details of which will be given in the interview letter, if selected. If the candidate fails to meet the medical requirement as specified would be disqualified for admission. The prospective candidates are requested to produce a medical certificate with the prescribed proforma issued by a Medical Officer not below the rank of Assistant Surgeon, Grade – I, of a Government Hospital at the time of admission. The institute may also arrange medical test by its own doctors on payment basis. Candidates have to undergo sight test conducted by Mercantile Marine Department (D. G. Shipping).

Medical Requirements

A candidate must be in good mental and physical health and free from any defect likely to interfere with the efficient performance of his duties. The following features are to be particularly observed:

Constitution: Weight below 43 Kgs and height below 150 cm will be rejected. The chest should be well developed with a minimum range of expansion of 5 cms.

Skeletal System: There should be no disease or impairment of function of bones or joints, contracture or a deformity spine, chest or any joint.

Ear, Nose & Throat: There should be no impaired hearing, discharge or disease in either ear. Loss or decay of teeth should not be such an extent as to interfere with efficient mastication. No diseases of the throat, palate, tonsils or gums or any disease or injury affecting the normal function of either temporo mandibular joint. Individuals with severe pyorrhea are rejected.

Speech: There should be no impediment of speech (e.g. stammering)

Lymphatic System: There should be no enlarged glands, tubercular or due to other diseases in the neck or other parts of the body. Thyroid gland should be normal.

Cardiovascular, Respiratory & Digestive Systems: Should be normal and free from any defects.

Genitourinary System: There should be no palpable and enlarged kidneys. There should not be any disease of the kidney. Cases showing alburminuaria, glycosuria or blood (R.B.C.) in urine will be rejected. There should be no hernia or tendency thereto. Those who have been operated for hernia may be declared fit provided

  • Documentary proof to be produced by the candidate to the effect that one year has elapsed after the operation
  • General tone of abdominal muscles should be good, and
  • There should not have any recurrence of hernia or complications with the operation

* There should be no hydrocele, vericocele, spermatocele or any other defects of genital organs. No fistula and/or anal fissure or evidence of hermorrhoids (piles), rectal polyps. There should be no active latent or congenital venereal disease. Undescended intra abdominial testicles is normal and that there is no physical or psychological effect due to undescended testicles, which will not be accepted. Undescended test is retained in inguinal canalo or at the extra abdominal ring will be rejected.

Skin: There should be no skin disease likely to cause disability or marked disfigurement.

Nervous System: Candidates having history of fits in continence of urine or enuresis will not be accepted. Mental or nervous irritability , abnormality of gait , defective functions of cranial nerves in co-ordination, motor or sensory defaults will be rejected.

Eye Sight: ision should be 6/6 (normal) in each eye separately without visionary aid and no colour blindness.

Reservation of Seats

Reservation to SC, ST, OBC, Girl cadets are given as per rule of Central and State Government in vogue.

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Haldia Institute of Maritime Studies and Research (HIMSAR) is the first Maritime Institute in eastern India. It was established by the Indian Centre for Advancement of Research and Education (ICARE), in collaboration with FOSMA Maritime Institute Research Organization (FMIRO), with the objectives of creating qualified professionals with latest skills and right attitude required for shipping industries.

HIMSAR offers three years B.Sc. degree in Nautical Science under West Bengal University of Technology (WBUT) and one year diploma in Nautical Science leading to B.Sc. under Indian Maritime University. Besides, other courses offered are Pre-sea Dredge Course and value added courses as per the requirement of shipping companies.

The institute is duly approved by Directorate General of Shipping (D.G.Shipping), Govt. of India and affiliated to West Bengal University of Technology (WBUT) and Indian Maritime University (IMU). It is accredited by BUREAU VERITAS QUALITY MANAGEMENT SYSTEM for quality management system ISO 9001:2008 and graded by CRISIL. HIMSAR has been awarded ‘Very Good’ by CRISIL, which reflects the institutes commitment to comply with D. G. Shipping requirement in totality. The assigned grade reflects the depth of core processes, i.e. teaching-learning process, assessment and evaluation, adequacy of infrastructure, qualified and experience faculty.

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