It is a 6 months long pre-sea training course. Saloon course focuses on the catering department of a merchant navy ship. It trains students and makes them capable of taking up responsibilities in the catering department aboard merchant navy ships.

AGE LIMIT:  Between 17½ to 25 years of age.

EDUCATIONAL QUALIFICATIONS: Minimum qualification required- 10+2 passed from a recognized board. Some institutes are also known to accept 10th passed students. Candidate should be fit as per Merchant Shipping rules.