Indira Gandhi National Open University, New Delhi & Directorate General of Shipping, Mumbai

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Courses offered: IGNOU & Directorate General of Shipping, Mumbai are inviting applications for admission to B. Sc. (Nautical Science) (FEBRUARY-2009 Session) – Three Years

Eligibility: (1) Pass in 10+2 examination from a recognised Board/University (Please see the list in Annexure V) with Physics, Chemistry and Mathematics (PCM), with not less than 55% marks in PCM aggregate. 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

B. E./B. Tech. or its equivalent degree from I.I.T or from a college recognized by AICTE/ UGC/ DEC. AND

(2) Should have passed with not less than 50% marks in English as a separate subject, at either 10th or 12th standard or in the Degree programme conducted by a recognised Board/University.

Note 1: Those appearing in eligibility educational qualification examination are also eligible to apply provided they meet all the eligibility criteria and produce the certificates to that effect on or before 2nd February 2009.

Note 2: The candidates with three-year Diploma from a recognized polytechnic are also eligible for making application for the entrance test as the three-year polytechnic Diploma is equated with 10+2 examination and accordingly their PCM aggregate in the Diploma programme shall not be less than 55%.

Age Limit (As on 2nd February 2009)

For the session commencing in February 2009, the age of the candidate will be reckoned as on 2nd February 2009.

• Not more than 25 years. (i.e. a candidate should not be born earlier than 3rd February 1984.

The age limit is relaxable by 2 years in case of female candidates and 5 years for SC/ST candidates.

Thus, the age of a candidate seeking admission on the basis of PCM marks of 10+2 examination but having higher qualifications should not be of more than 25 years.

Physical and Medical Standards :

Medically fit as per the standards set by Merchant Shipping Medical Examination Rules, 2000, as amended from time to time. For details, the candidates are advised to visit the website of Directorate General of Shipping i.e.

Eye-sight :
6/6 in each eye without visual aids. Normal colour vision. Candidates will have to undergo a full eyesight test conducted by the Mercantile Marine Department (MMD) before being finally selected for the programme.

Application procedure: The Student Handbook and Prospectus can be obtained from IGNOU headquarters, New Delhi on weekdays during working hours on payment of Rs.100/- in cash from 20th October 2008. It can also be downloaded from IGNOU website i.e. from 07th October 2008 onwards. It can also be obtained by POST by sending Demand Draft for Rs.200/- drawn in favour of IGNOU and payable at Delhi/New Delhi, by addressing your request to the

(Room No. 109 Block- C),

Those who wish to obtain Student Handbook and Prospectus by post can send their requests for Students Handbook and Prospectus which shall reach IGNOU in an envelope super-scribing “ REQUEST FOR STUDENT HANDBOOK AND PROSPECTUS FOR B.SC. (NAUTICAL SCIENCE) PROGRAMME ” . The request for sending the application form by Post shall be entertained upto 20th October 2008 (Monday). The application forms shall be sent by Speed Post/Registered Post. However, IGNOU shall not be responsible for any postal delays.

There are two distinct forms in this Student Handbook and Prospectus.
The Application Form A is for the Entrance Test (OPENNET-February 2009). The Application Form B i.e. Application Form for Admission – February 2009 is to be filled-in by the candidate who successfully make to the list of Selected candidates drawn on the basis of Entrance Test (OPENNET) and also by the candidates who are seeking admission on the basis of their Sponsorship by a Shipping Company after qualifying the Entrance Test (OPENNET).

Completed Application Form for the Entrance Test (OPENNET) i.e. Form A along with the prescribed registration fee of Rs.500/- (Rs.600/- in case of downloaded application form) in the form of a Demand Draft drawn in favour of IGNOU and payable at Delhi/New Delhi should reach in an envelope super-scribed “Application form for OPENNET-August-2008” to the “Registrar (Student Registration and Evaluation Division), Block-12, Indira Gandhi National Open University, Maidan Garhi, New Delhi – 110068” on or before the last date of submission of applications i.e. 7th November 2008 (Friday).

Further details can be taken from:
Tel: 011 - 29535924-32, 29535062-65, 29534976
Fax: 011 - 29536588
Address: Maidan Garhi, New Delhi-110068

Last date of submission of Forms: 7th November 2008 (Friday)

Date of Entrance Test : OPENNET: 30th November 2008 (Sunday)

Selection : Admission to this programme is offered on the basis of qualifying in a written test (Entrance Test – OPENNET) conducted by IGNOU. The Entrance Test is conducted twice a year. For each entry session a separate Entrance Test is conducted. The OPENNET shall have 180 objective type multiple choice questions distributed in six parts which are to be attempted in 3 hours duration. A candidate will be assessed in English, General Knowledge, Reasoning Aptitude, Mathematics, Physics, and Chemistry. The standard of this Entrance Test will generally be that of 10+2 level. These six parts are as follows: i) English: 30 questions ii) General Knowledge: 30 questions iii) Reasoning Aptitude: 30 questions iv) Mathematics: 30 questions v) Physics: 30 questions vi) Chemistry: 30 questions

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