What is the advantage of doing a course with Indus?

Indus imparts the necessary and advanced skills required for the job onboard a cruise ship. These skills also help you to grow through faster promotions on board or in any other job opportunity you decide to take.

Do you provide 100% job guarantee for cruise ships?

If you pass with 70% marks in all subjects, and if you meet the other eligibility criteria for the relevant position you qualify for, your job offer is assured. However, there are no guarantees as to when the interviews will take place, which cruise line or position you will be offered, and when you will be given a joining date.

After the course can we join the cruise line directly?

If you are a fresher or do not have adequate job experience prior to doing our course, you will require further 6-8 months’ work experience with a reputed brand in the hospitality industry where you can acquire hands-on skills in your area of specialization, before you can be offered a shipboard position.

What are the course fees?

Please contact your nearest Indus office, the details of which are under the ‘Contact Us’ ‘tab on the website, for more details.

Is it compulsory to do the course in order to work on a cruise liner?

No, it is not compulsory. If you already have the relevant and required experience in the hospitality industry then you can be recruited directly. However, the course enables you to be cruise-ready by providing or upgrading the necessary skills.

Are there any medical criteria for a cruise line job?

Yes. If you are aiming for the cruise line job, medical fitness is important, and a medical fitness certificate needs to be provided at the time of admission to the course. Most cruise line jobs require you to be on your feet and on-the-go for long hours, so good stamina and a strong back are also necessary.

What should be the Minimum Height for getting admitted to the course?

As per cruise line requirements, you should be 5 feet and above. More than weight, it’s your BMI (body mass index, ie, ration of weight to height) that is important, so it should be in the normal range.

I studied in vernacular medium school. What is the level of English communication required to do the course?

It should be above average. All the classes are conducted in English so you should be able to understand the subject and communicate with your colleagues in English, as it is the common language spoken on board cruise ships where people of many nationalities work together. You also need to speak above average English to pass an online English test, pass your job interview and also your visa interview. Therefore almost 30% of study time at the institute is devoted to learning to communicate in English and develop better communication skills overall.

What does the course fee include?

The course fee includes GST @ 18%, lunch & tea with snacks on working days, toolkit, some elements of the uniforms, locker facilities, books, project file, and some stationery.

Is there any additional expenses I will have other than the Indus course fee?

If not Chennai-based, you will need to pay for accommodation and meals (which you will need to arrange yourself but the institute can assist you) as well as for transport and other incidentals, to be paid directly to those providing these services.

After the course completion will you help in getting an internship (or jobs??) with hotels?

Based on your preference of city and brand, we encourage you to find the internship (or job??) yourself, but we will assist if opportunities in Chennai are available.

Do you conduct exams at the end of the course?

Assessments are done during the course as well as at the end of the course.

What should be the attendance percentage?

80% and above is necessary to appear for final exams.

Which course is suitable for a fresher?

We have multiple short and long term courses for a fresher. Please contact your nearest Indus office for them to advise you, based on your interest, education, and prior experience.

What are the basic criteria to join Indus institute?

The criteria for any hospitality course are :
– Aged between 18-28 years
– Minimum 10th std. pass
– Above average communication skills in English
– Desire and ability to work hard
– Medically fit; disciplined; interest towards the profession and a positive attitude.

Are you providing degree courses?

While currently we only offer Diploma and Certificate (short terms) courses, we are likely to offer a Degree Course in Culinary Arts from January 2020

Which university are you affiliated to?

Our short courses are associated with City & Guilds, Beauty and Wellness Skill Sector Council (BWSSC) and Bharat Sevak Samaj (BSS), depending on the course taken. Once the Degree Course is offered, it will be affiliated with Alagappa University.