Q: Institutes that offers a study program in marine engineering?
A: The best marine engineering programme in the country is offered by the Marine Engineering Research Institute, Kolkata. Admission into the four year degree program is through IIT-JEE followed by counseling and medical examination. To be admitted into this programme, good physical and mental health is necessary as is good eyesight through glasses are allowed up to plus or minus 2.5. The upper age limit is 20 years as on Oct 1st in the year of application. Admission to this program is open to students who have completed their class XII or equivalent with physics, chemistry and maths and has an average of at least 35%. Nevertheless an entrance examination is held which assesses the candidates PCM knowledge. Applicants for this program should be mentally and physically fit.
Tolani Maritime Institute, Pune also offers a four –year engineering program in collaboration with the Birla Institute of Technology & Science, Pilani under its off-campus program. A bachelor of Science in marine engineering is awarded at the end of the course. Some shipping companies and engineering colleges in other states also offer this subject. These include
Chennai School of Ship Management, Chennai
Interface College of Maritime Studies, Chennai
Institute of Maritime Studies, Goa
The Naval Maritime Academy, Vishakhapatnam
In addition, a number of dockyards and marine workshops conduct training-cum-apprenticeship program.