Study of Nautical Science imparts maritime education and training to the prospective navigating officers of the country.
The navigating officers who qualify after completing graduate programme in Nautical Science are responsible for the navigation of a ship, loading and discharging of cargo, maintenance of ships, safety of passengers and crew and observance of various national and international codes of conducts.
In the Nautical Science programme you would be having subjects like Navigation, Astronomy, Practical Navigation, Voyage Planning including Chart Work, Magnetic and Gyro Compasses, Electronic Navigational Aids viz. Radar, Decca, Loran, Satellite Navigation, GPS, GMDSS & Ship Operation Technology,, Cargo Work, Collision Prevention and Marine Communications, Maritime Law, Marine Engineering and Control Systems and Environmental Sciences etc.
Some of the institutes offering nautical science programmes are