Top Marine Engineering Colleges in India: Admission, Fees & More

Have you passed 12th standard? Do you want to pursue B.E. or B.Tech. Marine Engineering course after completing 12th? If yes, this post will be of help to you. Here, I’ve compiled a list of best marine engineering colleges in India.

Marine Engineering Colleges India

Article Overview and Contents

In this post, readers will find the following details – list of top marine engineering (B.E. or B.Tech.) 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.E./B.Tech. Marine Engineering admission in India!


India, maritime education aspirants have access to different types of merchant navy courses. Here is an exhaustive list of maritime courses – best merchant navy programs in India. Interested candidates have different course formats to choose from (like diploma, degree, PG diploma/degree, certification etc).


Marine engineering is one of the most popular merchant navy courses in India. Each year, a large number of candidates apply for B.E. or B.Tech. Marine Engineering admission in India. This post has been crafted keeping the needs of such applicants and aspirants in mind. The main aim of this post is to help them choose a good marine engineering college.


Come, let us check out the list of marine engineering colleges in India now. Here it is –


Top B.E. or B.Tech. Marine Engineering 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 CV Raman College of Engineering, Odisha

  • Address: CV Raman Global University, Bidyanagar, Mahura, Janla, Bhubaneswar 752054, Odisha
  • Contact number: 06746636555, 9040272733
  • Website:


3 Coimbatore Marine College, Tamil Nadu

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


4 Euro Tech Maritime Academy, Kerala

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


5 GKM College of Engineering and Technology, Tamil Nadu

  • Address: Near Tambaram, GKM Nagar, Perungalathur, Chennai, Tamil Nadu 600063
  • Contact number: 04422792407, 22792411
  • Website:


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 IMU Campus, Kolkata

  • Address: IMU Campus, P 19, Taratala Road, Kolkata, West Bengal.
  • Contact number: 03324014673/76/78.
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8 IMU, Chennai

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

  • Address: International Maritime Academy, 41, Jamin Korattur, Pudhuchatram, Tamil Nadu
  • Contact number: 9176637100, 9176687200
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10 International Maritime Institute, Uttar Pradesh

  • Address: 13, Knowledge Park 1, Surajpur-Kasna Road, Greater Noida 201310, Uttar Pradesh
  • Contact number: 9650657755
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11 Kunjali Marakkar School of Marine Engineering, Kerala

  • Address: KMSME, CUSAT University, Cochin, Kerala
  • Contact number: 04842576606, 04842575225
  • Website:


12 MERI (Marine Engineering and Research Institute), Mumbai, Maharashtra

  • Address: MERI, IMU Mumbai Port Campus, Hay Bunder Road, Mumbai 400033, Maharashtra
  • Contact number: 02223723577/23725987
  • Website:


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
  • Website:


14 Mangalore Marine College and Technology, Karnataka

  • Address: Padil Padavu, Kelinjar Village, Kuppepadavu, Mangalore 574144
  • Contact number: 18001205533, 04222364999
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15 Mohammad Sathak Engineering College, Tamil Nadu

  • Address: MSEC, Sathak Nagar, East Coast Road, Kilakrai, Ramanathapuram, Tamil Nadu
  • Contact number: 04567245343
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16 Noorul Islam College of Engineering, Tamil Nadu

  • Address: Kumaracoil, Thucklay, Kanyakumari, Tamil Nadu
  • Contact number: 04651250566
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17 PSN College of Engineering and Technology, Tamil Nadu

  • Address: PSN Nagar, Melathediyoor, Palayamkottai, Tirunelveli, Tamil Nadu 627152
  • Contact number: 04634279009
  • Website:


18 Praveenya Institute of Marine Engineering and Maritime Studies, Andhra Pradesh

  • Address: PRIME, Modavalasa, Opposite Fresh Choice, Chittivalasa, Denkada Mandal, Vizianagaram 531162, Andhra Pradesh
  • Contact number: 9494198111, 9652396235
  • Website:


19 RL Institute of Nautical Sciences, Tamil Nadu

  • Address: TVR Nagar, Aruppukottai Road, Elliyerpatti, Madurai, Tamil Nadu 625022
  • Contact number: 04523918614
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20 Samundra Institute of Maritime Studies, Maharashtra

  • Address: Takwe Khurd, Mumbai Pune Highway, Lonavala, Pune 410405, Maharashtra
  • Contact number: 02114399500
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21 Seacom Marine College, Howrah

  • Address: Seacom Marine College, Jaladhulagori, Andul-Mouri, Sankrail, Howrah 711302, West Bengal
  • Contact number: 9331050497, 9830498330
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22 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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23 Sri Nandhanam College of Engineering and Technology, Tamil Nadu

  • Address: Nandhanam Nagar, Molagarampatti, Tirupattur, Vellore, Tamil Nadu
  • Contact number: 9543544354
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24 Srivenkateswara College of Engineering, Tamil Nadu

  • Address: Srivenkateswara College of Engineering, PB No 1, Pennalur, Chennai-Bangalore Highway, Sriperumbudur, Chennai, Tamil Nadu
  • Contact number: 04427152000
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25 The Neotia University, West Bengal

  • Address: Jhinger Pole, Diamond Harbour Road, Sarisha, West Bengal
  • Contact number: 9163610909
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26 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:


27 UV Patel College of Engineering, Gujarat

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


28 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:


The list has not been ranked in any order (ascending or descending). The list consists of both Government and private maritime institutes. Readers may go through the entire list and choose a good college.


Come, let us take a close look at marine engineering course. In the next section, we will have an in-depth analysis of B.E. or B.Tech. Marine Engineering course. What is B.E./B.Tech. Marine Engineering course all about? What is the course content like? You will find answers to these questions in the next section. Let us begin –


B.E./B.Tech. Marine Engineering Course Details

It is an engineering program. B.E. stands for Bachelor of Engineering and B.Tech. stands for Bachelor of Technology. It is an undergraduate level Bachelor’s Degree course. In other words, it is an engineering degree program.


As the name suggests, this engineering program deals with the field of marine engineering. What is marine engineering all about, some of you may ask. In simple terms, this discipline deals with the engineering of boats, ships, oil rigs and any other type of marine vessel, structure and ocean engineering.


To be precise, marine engineering deals with the design, development, maintenance, operation and study of marine vessel and structures such as – ships, boats, submarines, oil rigs etc. Apart from marine vessels and structures, this branch also deals with concepts of ocean engineering.


Marine engineering consists of elements of other branches of engineering such as – mechanical engineering, electrical engineering, electronics engineering, computer science engineering, instrumentation engineering etc.


Let us consider a merchant navy ship. The ship is made up of different parts such as – the body, propulsion system, machinery, complex piping system, automation and control systems, electrical and electronic systems, telecommunication system etc. Marine engineering deals with the design and development of this ship. Apart from that, marine engineering also deals with the maintenance and operation of this ship!


If you want to become an engineer in merchant navy sector, B.E. or B.Tech. Marine Engineering program will be of help to you. This program will help you kick-start your dream career!


In order to become an engineer aboard a merchant navy ship, one must possess adequate and relevant academic qualification. Marine engineering is one such relevant qualification. This program has been crafted keeping the needs of 12th passed (with specific subjects) candidates in mind.


Through this course, a 12th passed candidate may acquire marine engineering degree. This degree will help a candidate to join the merchant navy. In short, those who want to become an engineering officer in merchant navy will benefit from this course.


Come, let us take a close look at the eligibility criteria. In the next section, we will deal with topics such as – academic qualification required, duration, age limit, physical and medical standards required etc.


Eligibility criteria


Minimum educational qualification required

  1. Minimum educational qualification required to pursue B.E. or B.Tech. Marine Engineering 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. Candidate must also have scored 50% marks in English subject (separately).


Note: Minimum marks criteria may vary slightly from one college to another. Candidates who have completed relevant Diploma in Engineering program (such as mechanical engineering or marine engineering) may directly join the 2nd year of B.E./B.Tech. Marine Engineering program (through lateral entry).


Age limit

Age limit criteria may vary from one college to another. Usually, the upper age limit is 25 years. It means that a candidate must not be older 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. Candidates must check the official brochure of the DGS to find out physical and medical standards criteria.



B.E./B.Tech. Marine Engineering course is 4 years long. Each academic year is usually divided into two semesters.


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 marine engineering admission process in India. Come, let us find out more about this entrance examination – IMU CET (Everything you need to know).



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 150-400K INR per year.


You may also check – List of government maritime institutes in India


What after completing B.E. or B.Tech. in Marine Engineering, some of you may ask. In the next section, we will deal with topics such as – career path, ranks, sea service period, relevant examinations etc. Let us start –


Career path and tests

  1. Complete 4 years long B.E. or B.Tech. in Marine Engineering program.
  2. Complete basic safety training programs (get exempted from MEO Class IV Part A exam).
  3. Serve 6 months of sea service aboard a merchant navy ship as support/junior level engineer.
  4. Undergo preparatory and advanced safety training programs.
  5. Write MEO Class IV Part B examination and clear it. Obtain relevant certificate from the DGS.
  6. Serve 12 moths of sea service aboard a merchant navy ship as a certified engineer.
  7. Undergo relevant preparatory programs.
  8. Write MEO Class II Part B examination and clear it. Obtain relevant certification from the DGS.
  9. Serve 18 months aboard a merchant navy ship as Second Engineer.
  10. Undergo relevant preparatory course.
  11. Write MEO Class I Part B examination and clear it. Obtain relevant certificate from the DGS.
  12. Now you are eligible to don the rank of ‘Chief Engineer’ aboard a merchant navy ship.
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