Every year Lakhs of aspiring students who want to be in Merchant Navy are duped by Fake Merchant Navy sites, so this Post will be an eye-opener for them as well as our Readers.
Merchant Navy Official Website Do Not Exists because it is an Private Navy which is regulated by DG Shipping, Government of India and for Maritime education and training in co-ordination with the International Maritime Organization (IMO)
First you need to understand about DG Shipping & Indian Maritime University
What is DG Shipping?
DG Shipping stands for Directorate General of Shipping. It is an agency of the government that is responsible for the formulation and implementation of shipping policies and regulations in a country. The specific duties and responsibilities of DG Shipping can vary from one country to another, but generally, it plays a crucial role in ensuring the safety and security of maritime activities, regulating shipping operations, and promoting the development of the shipping industry.
DG Shipping typically oversees matters related to seafarers, shipping companies, maritime education and training, maritime safety, and environmental protection in the maritime domain. The primary objective is to maintain high standards of safety and quality in shipping operations, protect the interests of seafarers, and contribute to the overall growth and sustainability of the maritime sector.
What is Indian Maritime University (IMU)?
Indian Maritime University (IMU) is a central university in India dedicated to the maritime education and training sector. It was established by the Indian government through an Act of Parliament, the Indian Maritime University Act 2008. The university was formed with the aim of promoting maritime studies, training, research, and extension work in the field of maritime education.
The Indian Maritime University operates multiple campuses across the country, each focusing on different aspects of maritime education. These campuses are located in Chennai (headquarters), Mumbai, Kolkata, Visakhapatnam, Cochin, and Kandla. The university offers a range of undergraduate, postgraduate, and doctoral programs in various disciplines related to maritime studies.