NCV course eligibility, scope, jobs and salary details:-
What is NCV Course in Merchant Navy?
NCV stands for Near Coastal Voyage. It is a training course related to the field of merchant navy. It is a job oriented training course that will help you get into the merchant navy sector. The total course duration is 30 months. Out of these 30 months, the initial 6 months are reserved for academic training. This is followed by 24 months of sea training. Together, the entire training course lasts for 30 months.
NCV COURSE ELIGIBILITY CRITERIA:-
To be considered eligible to pursue this course, candidates must satisfy some requirements. They are –
Age limit: Must be between 17.5 to 25 years (in cases of most of the institutes offering this course).
Educational qualifications: Being 10+2 passed (any stream, with English subject) from a recognized board is the minimum qualification required. Candidates possessing advanced qualifications are also eligible to apply!
Physical and medical standards: Candidate should be physically and medically (eyesight and hearing) fit, as per the Merchant Shipping guidelines.
ADMISSION AND CAREER PROSPECTS:-
Many maritime institutes in India are offering NCV course at the moment. After securing admission, candidates undergo 6 months long academic program. This has to be followed by sea training. One must complete 24 months of sea training. After sea training phase, candidates may appear for 2nd mate NCV exam, clear it and get the certification!