National Inland Navigation Institute, Patna Rating Induction Residential Course admissions 2016

Is it your dream to build a sailing career in inland vessels after class 10? National Inland Navigation Institute (NINI), Patna, Bihar is inviting applications for admissions to its Rating Induction Course for inland vessels. This articles provides complete information of the admission notice which includes eligibility criteria, application procedure, important dates etc.

National Inland Navigation Institute, shortly known as NINI, is located at Gaighat, Patna, Bihar. The institute was formed by Inland Waterways Authority of India (IWAI) in the month of February of 2004. The goal was to develop human resource for the Inland Water Transport sector as well as for the development, maintenance and management of waterways. NINI is also under the aegis of Ministry of Shipping, Govt. of India.

The institute has recently published an admission notification for 6 months residential course named Rating Induction Course for inland vessels to invite applications from the candidates if they are interested for their admission to said course.

Course details

Name of course: Rating Induction Course for inland vessels
Duration of course: 6 months
Seat reservation: 15% for Scheduled Caste (SC), 7.5% Scheduled Tribe (ST) and 27% for OBC

Who can apply

Candidates willing to pursue Rating Induction Course for inland vessels conducted by NINI, Bihar should have the following eligibility criteria:

Academic qualification

Applicants must be passed in 10th standard examination.


Age of the candidate should not be below 17 years and 6 months and more than 25 years as on 16th August 2016. However, upper age limit is relaxed by 5 years for all applicants belong to SC / ST category.

Physical standard

Aspirants must be fit physically. Candidates having colour blindness are not permitted to take admission in the course. Eye vision of the candidates must be 6/6.

Admission procedure

Based on the received applications candidates will be shortlisted initially. Shortlisted candidates will be called for an interview followed by a Psychometric test. Both test and interview will be held on same date. Final selection of the candidates for admission to said course will be on the basis of test and interview.

Course fees

Candidates have to pay Rs. 13,000/- to study in Rating Induction Course 2016 in National Inland Navigation Institute.

How to apply for the admission

  1. First of all interested candidates have to download a sample copy of application form from the official website of the institute,
  2. Alternatively, application form may also be collected from the office of National Inland Navigation Institute at Patna.
  3. Once the format of application form or bio-data is available, fill up the form carefully.
  4. Now, the applicants have to forward their filled in application or bio-data along with the documents as mentioned below to the Principal, National Inland Navigation Institute, Gaighat, Patna, Bihar, Pin – 800 007.
  5. Alternatively, soft copies of the same may also be mailed by the students at

Requirement of documents

Students should not forget to attach the following documents with application or bio-data otherwise the application will not be considered.
  1. Copy of 10th passed certificate
  2. Copy of 10th passed mar sheet
  3. Two copies photographs
  4. One self addressed envelope

Important dates to remember

  • Applications should be submitted latest by 2nd July, 2016 positively. Application received beyond that date will be rejected.
  • Qualifying test and personal interview will be held on 10th July, 2016.

Contact details of Mini

Address: Gai Ghat, West of Gandhi Setu,
Gulzabagh, Patna – 800007,
Phone: 0612 – 3244230, 6550562, 2310410
Fax: 0612 2310555

Special disclaimer: This article is written based on the advertisement published in Sunday Times of India, Kolkata edition, dated 5th June 2015. Accordingly, we don't have any responsibility if there any change or update of info provided here. Viewers are suggested to visit NINI office for more details.

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