Students looking for various courses of study so as to join merchant navy should exercise caution and check the DGS website before joining an institution.

We had discussed the various channels of studies that would take us to positions of officers in merchant navy. We should join only institutions which have current recognition of courses by DG Shipping. The list of recognised institutions is extracted below.

Do remember that the list is a changing phenomenon. There may be new institutions coming up. So also recognition awarded to certain institutions may be withdrawn for poor performance. It may so happen that an institution has recognition for one programme, but it calls for applications for admission to another programme expecting recognition at a later date. There would be permanently suspended/ temporarily suspended/ voluntarily closed/ approval withdrawn cases. You have to exercise caution in this regard. It is therefore advisable to check the DGS web site www.dgshipping.com and confirm live recognition for your chosen programme and institution, before you join.

Maritime colleges for pre-sea engineering courses

Marine engineering degree course

Eligibility: A pass in Plus Two with at least 60 per cent, and physics, chemistry and mathematics as subjects. Applicants can join the second year of the course if they have passed first year of alternate training scheme/ first year of B.Tech. degree course in mechanical or electrical engineering with at least 60 per cent marks/ three-year diploma in mechanical/ marine/ electrical/ electrical and electronics with at least 55 per cent marks. Applicants should have 50 per cent marks English in the class X or XII standard.Course duration: four years.

C.V. Raman College of Engineering, Bhubaneswar

Institute of Technology and Marine Engineering, Amira, South 24 Paraganas

MERI, Kolkata

International Maritime Institute Ltd, Greater Noida

Academy of Maritime Education and Training, Saligramam, Chennai

Coimbatore Marine College, Mandapam, Coimbatore

Mohamed Sathak Engineering College, Kilakarai, Tamil Nadu

P.S.N. College of Engineering and Technology, Palayamkottai

R.L. Institute of Nautical Science, Madurai

Sri Venkateshwara College of Engineering, Sriperumbadur

Vel's Academy of Maritime Education and Training, Near Navalur, Chennai

GKM College of Engineering and Technology, G.K.M. Nagar, Chennai

Praveenya Institute of Marine Engineering and Maritime Studies, Modavalasa, Visakhapatnam

SAMS College of Engineering and Technology, Panapakkam, Chennai

International Maritime Academy, Jamin Korattur, Tamil Nadu

Euro Tech Maritime Academy, Kizhakkambalam, Cochin

Sri Nandanam College of Engineering, Vellore

Narool Islam college of engineering, Thuckalay, Kanyakumari

K.M. School of Marine Engineering, Cochin University, Cochin

Maharashtra Academy of Naval Education and Training, Kothrud, Pune

Tolani Maritime Institute, Induri Village, Pune

Training for mechanical engineering graduate

Eligibility: B.Tech. degree in mechanical engineering/ naval architecture with at least 50 per cent marks in final year. Applicants should have at least 50 per cent marks in English language in class X or XII or degree course. Course duration: one year.

Garden Reach Ship Builders and Engineers Ltd, Gandhinagar, Kolkata

Applied Research International, New Delhi

International Maritime Institute Ltd, Greater Noida

Cochin Shipyard Ltd, Kochi

Chidamabarm Institute of Maritime Technology, Chennai

Coimbatore Marine Centre, Trichy Road, Coimbatore

Maritime Foundation, Choolaimedu, Chennai

Academy of Maritime Education and Training, Saligramam, Chennai

Vel's Academy of Maritime Education and Training, Near Navalur, Chennai

RL Institute of Nautical Science, Madurai

Institute of Maritime Studies, Vasco da Gama, Goa

MERI, Mumbai

Samundra Institute of Maritime Studies, Khurd, Pune

Great Eastern shipping Company Training Institute, Lonavala, Pune

PSN College of Engineering and Technology, Palayamkottai

Training for diploma holders

Dr. B.R. Ambedkar Government Polytechnic, Port Blair, Andaman and Nicobar

Chidambaram Institute of Maritime Technology, Second Line Beach, Chennai

Southern Academy of Maritime Studies Pvt Ltd, Madha Church Street, Chennai

Maritime Foundation, Choolaimedu, Chennai

Vel's Academy of Maritime Education and Training, Near Navalur, Chennai

Institute of Maritime Studies, Vasco da Gama, Goa

Course duration: two years.

Training for marine engineers

Course duration: two-and-a-half years (under alternate training scheme)

Chennai School of Ship Management, Perambur High Road, Chennai

International Maritime Institute Ltd, Greater Noida

Interface College of Maritime Studies [P] Ltd, Vanagaram, Chennai

Don Bosco Maritime Academy, Kurla [W], Mumbai

Maritime degree colleges for nautical courses

B.Sc. nautical science

Eligibility: A pass in Plus Two with at least 60 per cent, and physics, chemistry and mathematics as subjects. Applicants should have scored at least 50 per cent marks in English in the class X or XII standard. Course duration: three years.

Haldia Institute of Maritime Studies & Research, Campus, Haldia, West Bengal

Institute of Technology and Marine Engineering, 24 Paraganas

Academy of Maritime Education and Training, Saligramam, Chennai

SAMS College of Engineering and Technology, Panapakkam, Chennai

Vel's Academy of Maritime Studies, Pallavaram, Chennai

Coimbatore Marine College, Pollachi Main Road, Coimbatore

T.S. Chanakya, Mumbai

T.S. Rahaman, Navi Mumbai

B.S. nautical technology

Eligibility: A pass in Plus Two with at least 60 per cent, and physics, chemistry and mathematics as subjects. Applicants should have scored at least 50 per cent marks in English in class X or XII standard.

Course duration: four year

R.L. Institute of Nautical Science, Madurai

Tolani Maritime Institute, Induri Village, Pune

B.Sc. maritime science

Eligibility: A pass in Plus Two with physics, chemistry and mathematics as subjects. Applicants should have at least 50 per cent marks in English in class X or XII standard.

The selection process is through IIT-JEE. Course duration: three-year

MERI, Mumbai

Diploma in nautical science

Eligibility: A pass in Plus Two with at least 55 per cent marks in physics, chemistry and mathematics/ B.Sc. degree in physics, mathematics, chemistry or electronics with physics as individual subject in one of the years, with an average of not less than 50 per cent marks in the final year/ B.Tech. degree with not less than 50 per cent marks in the final year.

Applicants should have at least 50 per cent marks in English in their X/ XII standard or degree course. Course duration: one year.

Entrance Test is conducted by IGNOU.

Trident College of Marine Technology, Amgachia Road, Kolkata

Haldia Institute of Maritime Studies and Research, East Medinipur, West Bengal

Dr. B.R. Ambedkar Govt. Polytechnic, Port Blair

Aquatech Institute of Maritime Studies, Silver Oak Marg, New Delhi

Applied Research International, Hauz Khas, New Delhi

International Maritime Institute Ltd, Greater Noida Nagar, UP

Shriram institute of Maritime Studies, New Delhi

Euro Tech Maritime Academy, Kaloor, Kochi

Sailors Maritime Academy, Vizianagaram, AP

International Maritime Academy, Mount Road, Chennai

Maritime Foundation, Ambattur, Chennai

National Maritime Academy, Uthandi, Chennai

Southern Academy of Maritime Studies, East Madha Church Street, Chennai

Hindustan Institute of Maritime Training, Kolpauk, Chennai

Tolani Maritime Academy, Induri Village, Pune

B. P. Marine Academy, Navi Mumbai

Maritime Training Institute, Powai, Mumbai – 400 072.

T S Rahaman, Navi Mumbai

T S Chanakya, Navi Mumbai

MMTI'S Education and Research Trust, Vinegaon, Raigad, Maharashtra

Samundra Institute of Maritime Studies, Khurd, Pune

Great Eastern Shipping Co. Training Institute, Lonavala

Naval Maritime Academy, Colaba, Mumbai

Yak Education Trust, Khopoli, Maharashtra

Our focus in the series has been on education and training to become officers in merchant navy. Indeed, there are many other programmes recognised by DG Shipping that trains up personnel for various other jobs.

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