Friday, April 8, 2011




Applications are invited for admission to VESSEL NAVIGATOR / MARINE FITTER COURSE at Central Institute of Fisheries, Nautical & Engineering Training (CIFNET), Kochi /Chennai / Visakhapatnam

Application fee : Rs.200/- (for General) & Rs. 100/- (for SC/ST) candidates

Date & Time of Entrance Exam. : 19th June, 2011 at 1000 hrs.

Vessel Navigator Course (VNC) and Marine Fitter Course (MFC)
The Vessel Navigator and Marine Fitter courses are two new trade courses started by NCVT under Craftsman Training Scheme by DGET, Ministry of Labour, New Delhi. These two courses are started with a view of producing practical tradesman in the Marine sector and manpower for the deck side and engine side of the fishingvessels. These courses are of two years duration.
CIFNET has been approved by DGET, Ministry of Labour for starting of the trades. These courses were started for the first time in India in CIFNET The courses are of residential nature. On successful completion of the above courses they will be gaining Academic and practical experience in the specialized subjects like Navigation, Marine Engineering so that they will be able to get wider opening at the shore establishments, fishing vessels, marinecrafts etc.


Central Institute of Fisheries, Nautical & Engineering Training (CIFNET), erstwhile Central Institute of Fisheries Operatives (CIFO), was established in 1963 at Kochi to meet the trained manpower needs of ocean going fishing vessels and that of fishing industry, by the Govt. of India. Subsequently two units of CIFNET were established, at Chennai, Visakhapatnam in 1968 and 1981 respectively, for meeting the additional requirement of manpower necessitated by the expansion of marine fishing industry with large number of fishing vessels in their fleet. The name was later upgraded consistent with its functions as ‘Central Institute of Fisheries Nautical & Engineering Training’ (CIFNET). CIFNET is the only national institute of its kind in the country to meet the training requirements of technical and certified personnel such as Skippers, Mates, Engineers, Engine Drivers of ocean-going fishing vessels as stipulated in the Merchant Shipping (Amendment) Act. 1987. CIFNET is also responsible for developing the requir d technical manpower for supporting shore establishments.

Mode of study
Theory:- The theory papers are handled by well experienced faculties of the Institute who have proven practical track records in their field of study. The classes are handled with modern teaching
aids like Multi-media, Internet, Overhead projectors, live models etc.
Practical:- The curriculum gives special emphasis on practical aspects in Nautical science, Fishery Biology, Fishing Craft Technology, Fishing Gear etc. Practical exposures are given to the students in the well established laboratories.
On-board training:- The onboard practical training is an opportunity to students to get acquainted with the operation and maintenance of the vessel which is the unique nature of this course.

Entrance Examination
The Entrance Examination will be conducted in Hindi/English at CIFNET office Kochi/Chennai/Visakhapatnam from 10.00 to 12.00hrs. on 19.06.2011 (tentative date). All eligible candidates who submit proper applications in time will be called for Entrance Examination. If eligible candidates do not get the Hall tickets by 13.06.2011 they may contact CIFNET office at Kochi/Chennai/Visakhapatnam and also refer institutes web site to get the latest information.
Entrance examination will be of Descriptive type, which coversthe topics of Maths, science subjects and English language

How to apply
The filled applications (in the prescribed forms) along with the attested copies of certificates in respect of qualification, including mark list of SSLC / 10th Standard Examination, Age, Experience (if any) and Community Certificate (in the case of SC/ST Candidates) and two self addressed (Unstamped) envelopes of size 25cms x 11cms. should reach the Director, Central Institute of Fisheries, Nautical & Engineering Training, Post Box No.1724, Fine Arts Avenue, Kochi-682016 on or before 27.05.2011. Applications which are received late/incomplete/without age certificate/SSLC Mark List/Community Certificate (for SC/ST only)/not in the prescribed forms, will not be considered. Guidelines for filling up the Application formGeneral guidelines:
1. Illegible/wrong/filling with over writing, incomplete filling up will lead to Rejection of the application for which the applicant alone shall be responsible.
2. Information provided in the forms will be treated as final and no request for correction, alteration, addition etc. will be entertained.
3. Fill up only in English using the Capital letters
4. Write only one character in one box
5. Leave one box blank between words.
6. Use a coma to separate letters or group of words
7. Use only Black Ball point pen

Downloaded application duly filled may be sent with application fee of Rs.200/- (for General)) & Rs. 100/- (for SC/ ST candidates) through demand draft drawn in favour of ‘Senior Administrative Officer, CIFNET’ payable at Kochi - 16

Filled in applications shall be sent to:
The Director,
Fine Arts Avenue,
Kochi – 682 016

Contact Address of Units:-
Central Institute of Fisheries, Nautical & Engineering
Training (CIFNET), No. 59
S.N. Street, Royapuram, Chennai – 600 013.
Ph: 044-25952691, 25952692 Fax: 044-25951785.

Central Institute of Fisheries, Nautical & Engineering
Training (CIFNET),
Post Bo No.191, Beach Road,
Visakhapatnam – 530 001.
Ph: 0891-2563894 Fax: 0891-2566787.

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