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Indira Gandhi National Open University (IGNOU) and the Directorate General of Shipping (DGS), Mumbai has announced admissions in BSc (Nautical Science) programme commencing August 1.

india Updated: May 05, 2008 01:30 IST

Indira Gandhi National Open University (IGNOU) and the Directorate General of Shipping (DGS), Mumbai, on Sunday announced admissions in BSc (Nautical Science) programme commencing August 1.

It is mandatory for all candidates to qualify OPENNET in order to seek admission to the programme. Other eligibility conditions are 10+2 with Physics, Chemistry and Mathematics (PCM) with not less than 55 per cent marks in PCM aggregate from a recognised Board.

Students with Physics as an individual subject in any one of the years of B Sc with not less than 50 per cent marks in the final year of BSc are also eligible provided that they must have passed 10+2 examination with Physics, Chemistry and Mathematics (PCM).

Candidates should have passed with not less than 50 per cent marks in English as a subject, at either 10th or 12th standard or in the Degree course.

Age as on August 1, 2008, should not be more than 20 years in case of 10+2 pass, not more than 22 years in case of BSc degree, not more than 24 years in case of BE/BTech. The age limit can be relaxed by 2 years in case of female candidates. Age relaxation of 5 years to SC/ST candidates will be available as per the rules of Government of India.

Candidates should be medically fit as per the standards prescribed by MS Medical Examination Rules, 2000. An eyesight of 6/6 in each eye without visual aids and normal colour vision is required.

Candidates will be selected on the basis of an Entrance Test (OPENNET), to be held on 15th June, 2008. The Prospectus can be obtained from IGNOU headquarters, New Delhi or downloaded from http://www.ignou.ac.in. Last Date for submission of Application is 27th May 2008.