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The Cadets who successfully complete training at this institute are eligible for taking up jobs not only on board Indian ships but also on Foreign vessels. Trained Indian Merchant Navy Officers are in great demand the world over, for proficiency, expertise and dedication to their profession. The Nautical Training imparted in this institution is of very high quality and in accordance with the standard and norms laid down by the International bodies like the International Maritime Organisation. Although the Government is under no responsibilities or obligations to find employment for the trainees of T.S.CHANAKYA, the institute assist them in getting suitable employment with shipping companies through campus interview.

The deck cadets are responsible for effective management of the deck department including safe navigation of the ship, loading and discharging of cargo, upkeep and maintenance of ship, safety of men and material on board and observance of national and international codes of conduct under Merchant Shipping Act and Rules thereof. After completion of the B.Sc. degree from T.S.Chanakya, the cadet Officer is required to put in one year sea service onboard a Merchant Ship to become eligible to appear for the certificate of competency as Second Mate(F.G.) exam conducted by the Directorate General of Shipping. The graduate cadets are entitled to certain exemptions in qualifying sea service for the certificate of competency examination. On possession of certificate of competency as Second Mate(F.G.) a cadet officer is eligible for appointment as 2nd officer and subsequent promotions as Chief Officer/Master he has to pass certificate of competency examination in respective grades after acquiring requisite sea service. Th e detailed procedure and guidelines in respect of various certificates of competency examinations have been published in Merchant Shipping Rules, 1989.