What is hydrography?
Branch of applied sciences which deals with the measurement and description of the features of the sea and coastal areas for the primary purpose of navigation and all other marine purposes and activities including offshore activities, research, protecion of environment and prediction services.

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What is the use of Hydrographic Survey?
The main objective of conducting a Hydrographic Survey is to produce Navigational Charts both manual and digital (Electronic Navigation Chart), which gives a complete, accurate, easily understood and up to date picture of the area surveyed. A lot of supplementary information which are needed for inclusion in the "Sailing Directions", List of lights etc can also be obtained during the conduct of hydrographic survey. However in modern usage it may include wide variety of other objectives such as measurement of tides, currents , gravity, earth's magnetism and determinations of the physical and chemical properties of water.

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What are the eligibility for the courses..?


COURES FOR NAVAL OFFICERS

BASIC HYDROGRAPHIC COURSE
The entry level qualifications required for this course is a Bachelors degree in Physics, Chemistry and Mathematics or Chemistry as main and other two as ancillaries or a degree in Civil Engineering or equivalent qualification from any recognised university/institutions. Must also be in the possession of Bridge Watch keeping Certificate or Civil equivalent of an Ocean going vessel.

LONG HYDROGRAPHIC COURSE
The entry level qualification required for this course is a minimum of two and a half years experience in Hydrographic surveying, having done either the Basic Hydrographic Course or a IHO Cat 'B' course from any other IHO recognised institution in the world or a degree in civil engineering from a recognised university/institution with at least eight years of experience in hydrographic surveying in a national organisation.

COURSES FOR NAVAL SAILORS

BASIC 'Q' COURSE
The entry level qualification required for this course is (10+2) or its equivalent with Physics and Mathematics.

PO 'Q' SR COURSE
The entry level qualifications required for this course is at least 7 years of hydrographic surveying experience after BASIC 'Q' course or a diploma in hydrographic surveying from a recognised institute with at least 8 years of hydrographic surveying experience in a National organisation.

COURSES FOR CIVILIAN

For all Civilian Course Admission Details, Contact:

Joint Director of Hydrography (Personnel & Training)
National Hydrographic Office
107-A Rajpur Road
Dehradun
Uttarakhand-248001.
email:
website: www.hydrobharat.nic.in

CIVILIAN HYDROGRAPHIC COURSE
The entry level qualification required besides being nautical background for this course is :

  • Bachelors degree in Physics and Mathematics or a degree in Civil Engineering or equivalent qualification with at least two years of experience in Hydrographic Surveying (or)
  • Eight years of experience in Hydrographic Surveying after completion of the Survey Recorder I class course. (or)
  • Twelve years of experience in Hydrographic Surveying after completion of the BASIC 'Q' course.

  • Must be employed as a class II officer/group B officer

CIVILIAN SUB-ORDINATE STAFF COURSE
The entry level qualifications required for the course are Intermediate/Higher Secondary (10+2) or equivalent with Physics and Mathematics and at least two years of experience in Hydrographic Surveying.

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What are the duration of the courses ?

For Naval Officers
BASIC HYDROGRAPHIC COURSE DURATION : 29 WEEKS
LONG HYDROGRAPHIC COURSE DURATION : 57 WEEKS

For Naval Sailors
BASIC 'Q' COURSE DURATION : 25 WEEKS
LEADING 'Q' REFRESHER COURSE DURATION : 08 WEEKS
PO 'Q' SR COURSE DURATION :18 WEEKS

FOR Civilians
CIVILIAN HYDROGRAPHIC COURSE DURATION :10 WEEKS
CIVILIAN SUB-ORDINATE COURSE DURATION :10 WEEKS

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When are the courses conducted ?


LONG HYDROGRAPHIC COURSE 2nd WEEK OF FEBRUARY
BASIC HYDROGRAPHIC COURSE 4th WEEK OF JUNE

BASIC 'Q': 1ST WEEK OF FEBRUARY
LEADING 'Q' REFRESHER:: 3rd WEEK OF MARCH AND SEPTEMBER EVERY YEAR
PO 'Q' SR:: 4th WEEK OF AUGUST EVERY YEAR


CIVILIAN SUB-ORDINATE COURSE
AS PER REQUEST FROM MARITIME AND PORT AGENCIES

For all Civilian Course Admission Details, Contact:

Joint Director of Hydrography (Personnel & Training)
National Hydrographic Office
107-A Rajpur Road
Dehradun
Uttarakhand-248001.

email:
website: www.hydrobharat.nic.in

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Where is the National Institute of Hydrography located ... ?


National Institute of Hydrography, located on the Alpaqueiros hill, which is about 1.5 kms from Vasco-da-Gama Railway station, at Goa. It is located within the premises of Headquarters, Goa Naval Area (HQGNA), Vasco-da-Gama. The routes to reach the institute from the various stations in India are as follows:- At Goa

  • From Madgaon By bus or train to Vasco-da-Gama (32 kms)
    From Vasco-da-Gama Railway station to HQGNA gate (1.5kms)
  • From Mumbai By train to Madgaon Junction by Konkan Railway (10 hours journey)
    From Madgaon to Vasco-da-Gama by bus or train (32 kms)
    From Vasco-da-Gama Railway station to HQGNA gate (1.5kms)
    By Flight to Goa Airport
    From Airport to HQGNA gate (3 kms)
  • From New Delhi By train to Madgaon Junction by Konkan Railway (26 hours journey)
    From Madgaon to Vasco-da-Gama by bus or train (32 kms)
    From Vasco-da-Gama Railway station to HQGNA gate (1.5kms)
    By Flight to Goa Airport
    From Airport to HQGNA gate (3 kms)
  • From Bangalore By train to Madgaon Junction by Konkan Railway (12 hours journey)
    From Madgaon to Vasco-da-Gama by bus or train (32 kms)
    From Vasco-da-Gama Railway station to HQGNA gate (1.5kms)
    By Flight to Goa Airport
    From Airport to HQGNA gate (3 kms)
  • From Kerala (Trivandrum/Kochi/Calicut) By train to Madgaon Junction by Konkan Railway
    From Calicut (10 hours) From Kochi (15hours) From Trivandrum (20 hours)
    From Madgaon to Vasco-da-Gama by bus or train (32 kms)
    From Vasco-da-Gama Railway station to HQGNA gate (1.5kms)
    By Flight to Goa Airport
    From Airport to HQGNA gate (3 kms)
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