Global Maritime Distress and Safety Systems

Global Maritime Distress and Safety Systems became mandatory on board all sea going vessels of 300 GRT and above with effect from 1st February 1999. This is a communication system enabled by advanced terrestrial and Satellites based system achieved with state of the art communication electronics.

The department of GMDSS was established in the year 1997 in AMET and thus it was a pioneer in establishing and imparting GMDSS GOC Programme in India. It is a mandatory Programme for all deck officers in Merchant navy and with a view to enable these officers to upgrade their professional skills to operate the latest communication equipment on board, AMET started training scores of mariners ever since.

With a vision to train both the Indian and UK and other foreign nationals in GMDSS, AMET established both GMDSS Indian version and GMDSS UK version.

The Programme was approved by AMERC, U.K. After critical scrutiny, AMERC approved AMET as an associate member. AMERC is the organization approved by the U.K. maritime authority (Maritime Coastguard Agency) and is empowered to grant approval to colleges all over the world to conduct GMDSS GOC (U.K.), conduct exams and issue certificate.

The GMDSS (IND) was simultaneously approved by Wireless Planning and Co-ordination Wing, Dept. of Tele-Communication, Ministry of Communications, Government of India and Directorate General of Shipping, Ministry of Shipping, Government of India. Both these Ministries were so impressed by AMET’s infrastructure that it was preferred and approved as an examination centre.

Thus AMET was and continues to be the ONLY ONE maritime university in South India to conduct GMDSS GOC (U.K. version ) and pioneers to establish the GMDSS (IND).

Fuelled by the overwhelming response to the GMDSS IND Programme, AMET increased its approved strength from 12 candidates to 24 candidates (2 batches) in 1998. The approved strength for the U.K. version is 12 students per batch.

AMET has been very dynamic in its training system and always had an ear and eye to the industry’s changing requirements.

GMDSS Indian Schedule for the Period January 2018 TO June 2018

S.No From To Examination Dates Exam Centre Approved No Of Seats Batch No
102.01.201813.01.201815,16,17,18,19.01.2018AMET24264
205.02.201817.02.201819,20,21,22,23.02.2018IMU24265
305.03.201817.03.201719,20,21,22,23.03.2018AMET24266
402.04.201814.04.201816,17,18,19,20.04.2018IMU24267
507.05.201819.05.201821,22,23,24,25.05.2018AMET24268
604.06.201816.06.201818,19,20,21,22.06.2018IMU24269

GMDSS U.K. Schedule for the Period January 2018 TO June 2018

S.No From To Examination Dates No Of Seats Batch No
122.01.201831.01.201801,02.02.201812256
219.02.201828.02.201801,02.03.201812257
326.03.201804.04.201805,06.04.201812258
416.04.201825.04.201826,27.04.201812259
528.05.201806.06.201807,08.06.201812260
618.06.201827.06.201828,29.06.201812261

For Indian GMDSS Course

For Enquiry and Booking GMDSS

Call Direct Line: 93440 07360 (0900 – 1630 HRS)

AMET Landline Nos: 
044 - 3257 7030 /3257 7002/ 044- 2747 2155/157 EXT: 162
FAX NOS. - 044- 2747 2804 / 2747 2904

GMDSS Dept Email: gmdss.amet@gmail.com

In Case of Difficulty Only, Contact GMDSS Head Incharge

N. Anand - 98404 52424, GMDSS Faculty Bibhas Mitra - 98845 51198 OR R.Durga Singh - 94437 69132

Course Fees Including MMD Examination Fees

Non Residential: Rs .23, 500/-

Residential: Rs 27,500/-

WPC Exam Fees of RS.500/- To Be Paid Online By Candidates Through WPC Govt of India Website Using Bharat Kosh Payment Channel

Introduction: GMDSS (Global Maritime Distress and Safety System) course is designed and imparted fundamentally to cadets who are part of the merchant navy before becoming a junior officer. It is mandatory for all deck officers to pass this examination and hold this certificate (Navigation Department in Merchant Navy) prior appearing for the certificate of competency oral exams, which they may appear in any country.

Duration of the Course: Three Weeks Including Examination (11 Days Class and 4 OR 5 Days Examination)

Eligibility:

  1. 10 + 2 Pass with Mathematics and Physics as Subjects
  2. Valid COC or COP or Pass in NCV – NWKO
  3. Indian Nationality
  4. 18 Years of Age (Completed) Or More

Following Documents Must be Produced on the First Day of the Course

  1. Proof of Qualification – Original and Two Attested Copies
  2. Proof of Age – Birth Certificate OR Passport- Original and Two Attested Copies
  3. Proof of Nationality – Passport OR Any Other Proof and Two Attested Copies
  4. 4 Nos Photos Size must be 4cm HEIGHT AND 3cm Width With Name Written on the Back

NOTE : All Attestation Must Be from State Or Central Govt Gazetted Officer.

Notary Public Attestation not Accepted. Also Bring all Originals

Dress Code: Formal (No Jeans and T Shirts)

Seat Booking: Contact GMDSS section (Direct No.044 – 093440 07360) and book your seat and then send the payment (Non-Refundable) of Rs.23, 500/- (Without Hostel) or Rs.27,500/- (With Hostel). This includes exam fees payable to MMD. Pay online or by means of Demand Draft. The demand draft should be made in favour of AMET, payable at Chennai in any bank. Write your name and contact number on the reverse side of the DD and keep a covering letter with all details.

Send the Demand Draft by Speed Post to the Campus Address at Kanathur.

The Course can be Postponed to another month with Minimum Ten Days Notice Subject to Seat Availability.

The Fees Amount will be Forfeited If Enough Notice is not given in Writing Or E-Mail

On Producing Valid Proof, AMET Cadets are eligible for One Time Discount of Rs. One Thousand only

*Due to Unavoid able circumstances the batch may be Postponed OR Cancelled*

Online Payment

  1. To confirm your seat booking, kindly transfer the payment Online immediately.
  2. After transferring, e-mail to us the Details of the Payment Transaction and call us on 093440 07360.

    Following are AMET'S Bank Account Details

    Payee Name : Academy of Maritime Education & Training
    Banker's Name : Indian Overseas Bank
    Address : 124, L.B.Road, Thiruvanmiyur, Chennai - 600 041
    Bank A/C Number : 041802000001508
    Type of Account : Current A/C
    Branch Code Number : 0418
    ECS/IFSC/RTGS/NEFT : IOBA0000418

    Please give the following Details

    RTGS/NEFT/ICICI Gateway Transfer Form
    Academy of Maritime Education and Training, (AMET)
    No.135, East Coast Road, Kanathur, Pin 603112.

    Student Name:
    Course GMDSS Indian:
    Mobile No:
    Fees Details – Bank Transfer / IMPS (Fill if applicable)
    Transfer Amount:
    Date of Bank Transfer:
    Transferred to AMET Bank Name:
    Transferred to AMET Bank A/C No:
    UTR No / Ref No:
    IMPS Number:
    Remitter’s Name:

  3. Kindly mention the NAME of the candidate. Make separate transactions for each candidate.
  4. In case of RESIT candidate, transfer an amount of Rs.7000/-
    WPC Exam Fees of RS.500/- to be Paid Online by Candidates through WPC Website using Bharat Kosh

  5. In case of payment through ATM, the scan copy of payment proof should be mailed to us immediately

    NOTE: After remittance of fees, kindly call on 093440 07360 and inform.
    Also kindly provide the remittance detail to E - Mail: gmdss.amet@gmail.com.

    Seat will be confirmed only if you follow above, as this is required to confirm and make receipts.

    Candidates without INDOs may do the course, if they do not want to appear any COC with MMD/DGS.

    Candidates must be present in the classroom by 0830 hrs positively on the course commencement date.

    For Seafarer’s Profile and Master Checker, Candidates must provide on booking
    Canditate Name (as per 10/plus 2 certificate name) :
    Date of Birth (Format / Example : 12-Feb-1995) :
    INDOs number :
    Passport Number :
    CDC number :

    For UK GMDSS Course

    For Enquiry and Booking GMDSS: Call Direct Line - 93440 07360 (0900 – 1630 HRS) or E - mail : gmdss.amet@gmail.com

    AMET Landline Nos. - 3257 7030 /3257 7002/ - 2747 2155/157 EXT : 162
    FAX NOS. - 044-2747 2804 / 2747 2904


    Seat Booking Contact GMDSS Section (Direct No. – 93440 07360) and book your seat and then send the payment (Non-Refundable) OF RS.35000/- (Without Hostel) OR RS.37000/- ( With Hostel ). This includes exam fees payable to AMERC, U.K.. Pay Online Or by means of Demand Draft. The Demand Draft should be made in favour of AMET, payable at Chennai in any bank. write your name and contact number on the reverse side of the DD and keep a covering letter with all details. send the Demand Draft by speed post to the campus address at Kanathur.

    *Due to Unavoid able circumstances The Batch may be Postponed Or Cancelled *

    The course can be postponed to another month with Minimum Ten Days notice subject to seat availability.

    The fees amount will be forfeited if enough notice is not given in Writing or E-mail.

  6. To confirm your seat booking, kindly transfer the payment Online immediately
  7. After transfering, e-mail to us the DETAILS OF THE PAYMENT TRANSACTION and call us on 93440 07360.
  8. Kindly mention the NAME of the candidate. Make seperate transactions for each candidate.

    Following are AMET'S Bank Account Details:
    Payee Name : Academy of Maritime Education & Training
    Banker's Name : Indian Overseas Bank
    Address : 124, L.B.Road, Thiruvanmiyur, Chennai - 600 041
    Bank A/C Number : 041802000001508
    Type of Account : Current A/C
    Branch Code Number : 0418
    ECS/IFSC/RTGS/NEFT : IOBA0000418

    NOTE :After remittance of fees, kindly call on 09344007360 and inform. Also kindly provide the remittance detail to E - Mail: gmdss.amet@gmail.com

    Seat will be confirmed only if you follow above, as this is required to confirm and make receipts.

    Candidates must be present in the classroom by 0830 hrs positively on the course commencement date.

    Please give the following Details:

    RTGS/NEFT/ICICI Gateway Transfer Form

    No.135, East Coast Road, Kanathur, Pin 603112.

    Student Name:
    Course Gmdss UK:
    Mobile No:
    Fees Details – Bank Transfer / IMPS (Fill if applicable)
    Transfer Amount:
    Date of Bank Transfer:
    Transferred to AMET Bank Name:
    Transferred to AMET Bank A/C No:
    UTR No / Ref No:
    IMPS Number:
    Remitter’s Name:

Note : After remittance of fees, kindly call on 93440 07360 and inform.

Also kindly provide the remittance detail to E - Mail: gmdss.amet@gmail.com

Seat will be confirmed only if you follow above, as this is required to confirm and make receipts.