Top B.Sc. Nautical Science Colleges in India: Admission, Fees & More

Have you passed 12th Science with PCM subjects? Do you want to pursue a job oriented merchant navy course after 12th? If yes, this post will be of help to you. Here, I’ve compiled a list of best B.Sc. Nautical Science colleges in India.

B.Sc. Nautical Science Colleges India

In this post, readers will find the following details – list of top B.Sc. Nautical Science colleges in India (approved by the Directorate General of Shipping), their address, affiliation details, admission process, fee and more. In short, this post contains all the important details that you need to know about B.Sc. Nautical Science admission in India!


B.Sc. Nautical Science is an undergraduate level maritime education course. Candidates who have passed 12th Science (with PCM subjects) are eligible to pursue this course. Each year, a large number of candidates apply for B.Sc. Nautical Science admission. This post has been crafted keeping their needs in mind. The main aim of this post is to help them choose a good B.Sc. Nautical Science college in India.


Apart from the names of relevant colleges, I’ve also covered additional information in this post. Here, you will find important details about B.Sc. Nautical Science course such as – duration, eligibility criteria, age limit, physical and medical standards, fees, selection process and career path.


First of all, let us check out the list of colleges. Here is the list of best B.Sc. Nautical Science colleges in India –


Top B.Sc. Nautical Science Colleges in India 2022


1 AMET University, Tamil Nadu

  • Address: 135, East coast road, Kanathur, Chennai 603112, Tamil Nadu
  • Contact number: 18001083030, 4427444625, 4427444627
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2 BP Marine Academy, Panvel

  • Address: BP Marine Academy, Old Panvel Road, Near Court, Raigad 410206, Maharashtra
  • Contact number: 02227450271
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3 BP Marine Academy, Navi Mumbai

  • Address: BP Marine Academy, Sai Pooja Chambers, Sector 11, CBD Belapur, Navi Mumbai 400614, Maharashtra
  • Contact number: 02227574082/27565179/27562179
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4 Coimbatore Marine College, Tamil Nadu

  • Address: 296, Pollachi Main Road, Myleripalayam, Othakkalmanpadam, Coimbatore 641032, Tamil Nadu
  • Contact number: 18001205533, 04222364999
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5 GKM Institute of Marine Sciences and Technology, Tamil Nadu

  • Address: Alapakkam-Mappedu Road, GKM Nagar, Perungalathur, Chennai 600063, Tamil Nadu
  • Contact number: 4422794073/22794023
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6 HIMT College, Kalpakkam, TN

  • Address: HIMT College, 55, East coast road, 72-B, Arambakkam, Vengambakkam Junction, Kalpakkam, Tamil Nadu 603102
  • Contact number: 8939872536, 8056283383
  • Website:


7 Haldia Institute of Maritime Studies and Research, West Bengal

  • Address: ICARE Complex, Marine Campus, Hatiberia, Haldia, Purba Medinipur, West Bengal 721657
  • Contact number: 03224255275/267502
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8 IMU, Navi Mumbai

  • Address: IMU – Navi Mumbai Campus, TS Chanakya, Karave, Nerul, Navi Mumbai, Maharashtra 400706.
  • Contact number: 02227703876/27701935.
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9 IMU, Cochin

  • Address: IMU Kochi Main Campus, South End Reclamation Area, Near Alexander Parambithara Bridge, Matsyapuri, Willingdon Island, Kochi 682029, Kerala.
  • Contact number: 04842989402/2118542.
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10 IMU, Chennai

  • Address: IMU – Chennai Campus, East Coast Road, Uthandi, Chennai 600119, Tamil Nadu.
  • Contact number: 04424530343/345.
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11 International Maritime Academy, Tamil Nadu

  • Address: International Maritime Academy, 41, Jamin Korattur, Pudhuchatram, Tamil Nadu
  • Contact number: 9176637100, 9176687200
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12 Jeyanthinather Academy of Marine Studies, Tamil Nadu

  • Address: JAMS, Marine Campus, Arasoor Poochikadu, Near Thisaiyanvillai, Tuticorin, Tamil Nadu
  • Contact number: 04639253888
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13 Maharashtra Academy of Naval Education and Training, Pune, Maharashtra

  • Address: MANET, Gate no 140, Rajbaug, Pune Solapur Highway, Loni-Kalbhor, Pune
  • Contact number: 02030693845
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14 Seacom Marine College, Howrah

  • Address: Seacom Marine College, Jaladhulagori, Andul-Mouri, Sankrail, Howrah 711302, West Bengal
  • Contact number: 9331050497, 9830498330
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15 Southern Academy of Maritime Studies, Tamil Nadu

  • Address: 108, East Madha Church Street, Royapuram, Chennai 600013, Tamil Nadu
  • Contact number: 4442269050
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16 TS Rahaman, Mumbai, Maharashtra

  • Address: Jahaz Mahal Annexe, 170 K, Samander Point Estate, Opposite Lotus, Worli, Mumbai 400018, Maharashtra
  • Contact number: 02224933324/24938740
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17 The Neotia University, West Bengal

  • Address: Jhinger Pole, Diamond Harbour Road, Sarisha, West Bengal
  • Contact number: 9163610909
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18 Tolani Maritime Institute, Maharashtra

  • Address: Tolani Maritime Institute, Talegaon-Chakan Road, Induri, Talegaon, Pune 410507, Maharashtra
  • Contact number: 66960001/02/04/05/15/16/17
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19 UV Patel College of Engineering, Gujarat

  • Address: Ganpat University, UVPCE, Ganpat Vidyanagar, Mehsana-Gozaria Highway, Mehsana 384012
  • Contact number: 02762286805/226001
  • Website:


20 VELS Academy of Maritime Education and Training, Tamil Nadu

  • Address: Off Rajiv Gandhi Salai, Near Navalur, Thalambur, Chennai 600130, Tamil Nadu
  • Contact number: 9361852531, 9840365082
  • Website:


Note: The list has not been ranked in any order. The list consists of both Government and private B.Sc. Nautical Science colleges. Government institutes are known to provide subsidized education to its students.


Come, let us take a close look at B.Sc. Nautical Science course. What is B.Sc. Nautical Science course all about? What is the course content like? What is it like to pursue this course? Am I eligible to pursue this course?


You will find answers to the above mentioned questions in the next section. Let us start –


B.Sc. Nautical Science Course Details

B.Sc. stands for Bachelor of Science. Technically speaking, it is a Bachelor’s Degree course. This academic program belongs to UG (undergraduate) academic level. Candidates who have passed 12th Science with PCM subjects are eligible to pursue this course. The course is three years long.


As the name suggests, this program deals with the discipline of nautical science. What is nautical science all about, some of you may ask. Nautical Science deals with aspects such as – navigation, seamanship, ship operations, cargo handling, ship stability, ship construction, basics of marine engineering, communication skills etc.


In other words, nautical science primarily deals with navigation of a merchant navy ship. It also deals with ship operations, cargo management and seamanship. After completing B.Sc. Nautical Science course, a candidate will be able to don the role of a Deck Officer. With time, he/she may rise through the ranks and even become a Captain!


If you want to become a navigating officer in the merchant navy, this program will be of help to you. Come, let us take a close look at aspects such as – eligibility criteria, age limit, physical and medical standards etc. Let us begin –


Eligibility criteria

In order to be considered eligible to pursue B.Sc Nautical Science program, a candidate must satisfy certain conditions (educational, age, physical and medical standards etc). Come, let us have an in-depth analysis of these requirements and conditions –


Educational qualification

  1. Minimum educational qualification required to pursue B.Sc. Nautical Science course is – Completed 12th Science with Physics, Chemistry and Mathematics subjects.
  2. Candidate must have scored at least 60% aggregate marks in Physics, Chemistry and Mathematics subjects.
  3. A candidate must also have scored at least 50% marks (separately) in English subject.


Note: Minimum aggregate marks criteria may vary from one institute to another. Candidates possessing relevant higher qualification (like DNS) are also eligible to pursue this course.


Age limit

Age limit criteria may vary from one college to another. Generally, the upper age limit is 25 years. In other words, a candidate must not be more than 25 years of age at the time of enrollment.


Physical and medical standards

In order to be considered eligible for admission, a candidate must be physically and medically fit as per the guidelines set by DGS. A medical examination will be carried out by a DGS approved Doctor (during the selection process) to check whether a candidate is physically and medically fit or not. A candidate’s eyesight must be 6/6 without external aids. Maximum power permitted is +or-2.5. Candidate must not be color blind.



B.Sc. Nautical Science course is 3 years long.


Admission process

In order to secure admission into a good college, you must go through the merit based selection process. The IMU CET entrance examination is conducted each year to facilitate B.Sc. Nautical Science admission process in India. Come, let us find out more about this entrance examination – IMU CET.



Tuition fees depends upon factors such as – type of the college (government or private), scholarship status of the candidate, sponsorship status of the candidate, rating of the college etc. Based on these factors, the fees may vary from one institute to another. On an average, it could be anywhere between 150-300K INR per year.


You may also check – List of marine engineering colleges in India


Come, let us take a close look at the career path. In the next section, we will have an in-depth analysis of aspects such as – ranks, sea service period, relevant evaluation exams and more. Let us begin –


Career path and examinations

  1. Complete 3 years long B.Sc. Nautical Science course.
  2. Complete 12 months long sea service period.
  3. Take Second Mate Foreign Going Certificate examination and clear it. Obtain the certificate.
  4. Serve 18 months long sea service as an Officer in-charge of navigational watch.
  5. Undergo relevant preparatory courses.
  6. Take First Mate Foreign Going examination and clear it. Obtain the certificate.
  7. Serve 12 moths long sea service period as Chief Officer or 18 months long period as Officer in-charge of a navigational watch.
  8. Undergo relevant preparatory course.
  9. Take Master’s Foreign Going certificate examination and clear it. Obtain the certificate.
  10. Now you are eligible to don the role of ‘Captain’ of a merchant navy ship.
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