Course Overview

Certificate Course in Maritime Catering (CCMC) is a basic course in the Maritime Catering and Hospitality sector of six months duration. This is an all-residential program, where students are expected to stay at a hostel without any leaves. It begins in January and July every year. The course involves training in Food Production, Food and Beverage Service, Housekeeping and Maritime familiarization.

The CCMC program is approved by the Director General of Shipping, and the board of examinations conducts the final exams. After completing the course, a few years of experience will allow you to serve as a specialist cook for different cuisines in Cruise Liners or join Star Hotels at shore.

Eligibility Criteria:

Qualification – 10th (minimum) or 12th Pass from a government recognized board with a minimum of 40% marks aggregate. (40% marks in English is mandatory)

Age Limit – Between 17.5 to 25 years (As on the date of commencement of course).

Medical Standards – Candidates should be medically and physically fit. A full medical check-up through a Panel Doctor approved by D.G Shipping will be undertaken. A complete eyesight test will also be conducted in which the distance vision should be 6/6 with no color blindness.

Selection Process:

  • Panel interview: Candidates who meet the eligibility criteria get called for the admission procedure.
  • Medical examination: Selected candidates will undergo a medical screening to test their eyesight and physical fitness.
  • Pre-sea training: Candidates who clear the medical examination will begin with the 6 months of pre-sea training of CCMC course.

Career Path

  • Pre-Sea Training
    Complete 6 months of your Pre-Sea training from a DG Shipping Approved institute.
  • Work as a Trainee
    Start working as a trainee cook/trainee general steward.
  • Promotion to Second Cook
    After completing the training period, you will get promoted to the second cook.
  • Promotion to Chief Cook
    After serving a considerable period as a second cook, you will be eligible to get promoted as a Chief Cook or Catering Officer.