It is approved by the DG of Shipping, Mumbai which falls under Govt. of India GP Rating is a 6 monthsprogram
The cadets are made to go through a Pre Sea Training program, post which he or she join as a Rating in the shipping companies and serve as an Engine or Deck Crew. They participate in all seamanship activities on the deck as well as in the engine room.
Admission for General Purpose Rating ( GP ) - 6 months Course
ELIGIBILITY -> PASS IN 10th Std.
AGE LIMIT -> Min. 17years 6 months - 25 yrs (maximum)
VISION -> No Color Blindness, 6/6 Vision in each eye. No Eye Glasses permitted.