Electro Technical Officer course eligibility, colleges, scope, jobs and salary details

For some time now, I’ve been writing about Maritime courses on Apnaahangout! So far I’ve written detailed articles about courses like- Marine Engineering, M.E./M.Tech. Marine Engineering, DME (Diploma in Marine Engineering), PGDME (Post Graduate Diploma in Marine Engineering), GME (Graduate Marine Engineering), B.Sc. Nautical Science, GP Rating course and Diploma in Nautical Science. Also, I’ve written guides like- How to do Marine Engineering after Engineering, How to do Marine Engineering after completing Diploma in Engineering and How to do Marine Engineering after completing Mechanical Engineering. In this article, I will be dealing with a job oriented course that will help you build a career in shipping and Merchant Navy sector. The name of the course is- Electro Technical Officer. As usual, I’ll cover details like- basic course details, eligibility criteria, Colleges offering this course, scope, job opportunities after completing the course, salary details etc.


Find details about Electro Technical Officer course in this article

Basic details about Electro Technical Officer course

It is a 17 weeks long fully residential presea training course. This course will train candidates to take on the role of Electro Technical Officer aboard Merchant Ships. Talking about the course content, it mainly covers topics such as- Marine Electrical Systems, Marine Electronics Systems, Basics of Marine Engineering, Fire Prevention and Safety Technology.


Eligibility Criteria

When it comes to eligibility criteria, three main things are taken into consideration- Educational Qualifications, Physical and Medical Standards and finally age limit of the candidate. Let us examine each criteria in detail-


Educational Qualifications

The candidate must have passed 12th Board examination (Science stream with Physics, Chemistry and Mathematics subjects), from a Recognized Board. Minimum marks criteria is around 50% marks in P,C and M Subjects. Apart from this schooling requirement, candidate must also possess Diploma (3 years long course) or Bachelor’s Degree (4 years long B.E./B.Tech. program) in any of the following Discipline- Electrical Engineering/Electronics Engineering/Electrical and Electronics Engineering/Electronics and Telecommunication Engineering/Electronics and Instrumentation Engineering or other such relevant Branches. In case of Diploma holders, minimum marks criteria is 60% marks and in case of Degree holders’ case, it is 50% marks.


Medical and Physical Standards

Candidate should be physically fit as per Merchant Shipping rules to take on sea faring role. Eyesight should also satisfy the norms set in Merchant Shipping rules.


Age limit

Candidate should not be more than 35 years of age at the time when the course starts.


Come, let us take a close look at the list of ETO colleges in India and the admission process. Here is everything you need to know about it –


ETO Colleges in India –


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Colleges offering Electro Technical Officer course in India

1 AMET University, Tamil Nadu

  • Address: 135, East coast road, Kanathur, Chennai 603112, Tamil Nadu
  • Contact number: 18001083030, 4427444625, 4427444627
  • Website: ametuniv.ac.in


2 Anglo Eastern Maritime Academy, Maharashtra

  • Address: Khandpe, Kondiwade, Karjat, Raigad 410201, Maharashtra
  • Contact number: 02148226848
  • Website: angloeasterncollege.com


3 BP Marine Academy, Maharashtra

  • Address: BP Marine Academy, Old Panvel Road, Near Court, Raigad 410206, Maharashtra
  • Contact number: 02227450271
  • Website: bpmarineacademy.in


4 Coimbatore Marine College, Tamil Nadu

  • Address: 296, Pollachi Main Road, Myleripalayam, Othakkalmanpadam, Coimbatore 641032, Tamil Nadu
  • Contact number: 18001205533, 04222364999
  • Website: cmcmarine.in


5 Euro Tech Maritime Academy, Kerala

  • Address: Euro Tech Maritime Academy, Opposite TVS, Deshabhimani Junction, Kaloor, Kochi 682017, Kerala
  • Contact number: 04844046414, 2340099, 2337611
  • Website: eurotechmaritime.org


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: himtcollege.com


7 HIMT College, Tidel Park, TN

  • Address: HIMT College, 32, 4th street, Dr VSI Estate, Near Hotel Holiday Inn, Near SRP Tools Signal, Thiruvanmiyur, Chennai 600041, Tamil Nadu
  • Contact number: 8939872536, 8056283383
  • Website: himtcollege.com


8 International Maritime Institute, Uttar Pradesh

  • Address: 13, Knowledge Park 1, Surajpur-Kasna Road, Greater Noida 201310, Uttar Pradesh
  • Contact number: 9650657755
  • Website: imi.edu.in


9 MTI (Maritime Training Institute), Powai, Maharashtra

  • Address: MTI, 52-C, Adi Shankaracharya Marg, Powai 400072, Mumbai, Maharashtra
  • Contact number: 8657135535, 02235116015
  • Website: mti.shipindia.com


10 RL Institute of Nautical Sciences, Tamil Nadu

  • Address: TVR Nagar, Aruppukottai Road, Elliyerpatti, Madurai, Tamil Nadu 625022
  • Contact number: 04523918614
  • Website: rlins.edu.in


11 Samundra Institute of Maritime Studies, Maharashtra

  • Address: Takwe Khurd, Mumbai Pune Highway, Lonavala, Pune 410405, Maharashtra
  • Contact number: 02114399500
  • Website: samundra.com


12 Seacom Marine College, Howrah

  • Address: Seacom Marine College, Jaladhulagori, Andul-Mouri, Sankrail, Howrah 711302, West Bengal
  • Contact number: 9331050497, 9830498330
  • Website: seacommarinecollege.org


13 The Great Eastern Institute of Maritime Studies, Maharashtra

  • Address: 56, Tungarli Village, Opposite Lagoona Resort, Next to Perfect Engineering Works, Lonavala 410403, Pune, Maharashtra
  • Contact number: 9595312126, 7620312127
  • Website: geinstitute.com


14 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
  • Website: tmi.tolani.edu


15 UV Patel College of Engineering, Gujarat

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


Scope, Job Opportunities and Salary prospects



Electro Technical Officer career prospects

After completing the course, one may take up the post of an Electro Technical Officer aboard Merchant Navy ships. Starting salary depends on different factors like- profile of the employer, quality of the Institute from which the course has been pursued, Grades attained etc. It is generally around 30-40k Rupees per month.

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