Published in Sagar Sandesh, dtd Dec 19, 2012 edition
Taking a right step in the interest of safeguarding maritime education, the Indian Maritime University (IMU) has decided to restrict admission for February 2013 DNS Batch only for the sponsored candidates.
In an e-mail reply to Sagar Sandesh on queries about the future of Common Entrance Test
(CET) for DNS Course, Mr. M. Anand, Registrar of IMU, said the University has received an intimation on Dec. 14 evening from the Director General of Shipping to restrict CET – DNS for February 2013 Batch to the candidates sponsored by the training institutes only who would be required to have made the necessary tie-up for on-board training for their candidates with shipping companies or ship manning companies (RPS).”
Accordingly, the modalities to conduct CET for DNS by IMU will be promulgated at an early date.
It may be noted here that Sagar Sandesh has brought to light in black-and-white about the plight of more than 10,000 DNS cadets who are stranded due to non-availability of mandatory sea-time training to complete their courses.
It is learnt that restricting the course to only sponsored candidates would considerably reduce the intake every year and it would eventually help the 10,000-odd DNS cadets to get sea-time training in the coming years.
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