This branch of science, deals with the engineering of ships, boats, oil rigs and different other kinds of marine vessel. Such type of engineering includes both marine propulsion, which is all about the propulsion systems of the vessel and marine architecture that refers to the engineering of the structures supporting the various marine vessels.
Marine engineering can be of the following two kinds:
Sea going engineering
Shore based engineering
A student aspiring to be a marine engineer needs to have an academic degree of this course of study. Many universities, based all over the world, offers varied courses on this field. The nature of those educational programs ranges from under graduate level to post graduate level.
The requirement of Marine Engineers is getting increased day by day to keep pace with the increase in the number of marine vessels. However, the different engineering institutes in India, which offers courses on marine engineering, keep a cut off marks along with some other eligibility criteria for enrollment in their offered programs on this field. The basic and common eligibility criteria for getting admission in any of such courses is that a student needs to score at least 50 % marks in the subjects of chemistry, english, mathematics and physics. This is followed by passing the admission tests conducted by the respective institute, where a candidate intends to enroll him or herself.
In the Indian Republic, the students graduating in marine engineering are conferred with the degree of B. E. or Bachelor of Engineering whereas, those post graduating in this branch of engineering are awarded with the degree M. E. or Master of Engineering. Post graduating in marine engineering, some of the engineering institutes in India even provides an opportunity to a marine engineer to do Ph. D in that field.
The various entrance examinations for admission in any of the marine engineering institutes in India are, generally, conducted every year during the month of April. Apart from judging one on the core subjects of science like chemistry, mathematics and physics, these admission tests check the capability of logical reasoning and aptitude of the candidate. Separate entrance examinations are held for Bachelor's degree and Master's degree. The names of some of the most important ones are mentioned below according to their categories:
The country has got several public and private institutes that offer varied marine engineering courses to the students, who aspire to get him or herself a degree in this field. The names and contact information of some of the most reputed ones are provided in the below mentioned table:
|S. No.||Name of the Marine Engineering Institute||Contact Address||Contact Number||E Mail Address|
|1||B.P Marine Academy or B.P.M.A||Sai Pooja Chambers, Sector - 11, C.B.D, Belapur, Navi Mumbai - 400 614, Maharashtra, India.||+ 91 - 022 - 2756 5179/ 2757 4082||[email protected] and [email protected]|
|2||Chennai School of Ship Management or C.S.S.M||New No. 2/ 156 (Old No. 2/ 14) School Street, Vandaloor - Kelambakkam Road, Mambakkam, Chennai - 600 048, Tamil Nadu, India.||+ 91 - 094440 87042/ 089397 50855||[email protected]|
|3||Indian Maritime University or I.M.U||East Coast Road, Uthandi, Chennai - 600 119, Tamil Nadu, India.||+ 91 - 044 - 2453 0343/ 45||[email protected]|
|4||International Maritime Institute or I.M.I||13, Knowledge Park - I, Surajpur - Kasna Road, Greater Noida - 201 310, Uttar Pradesh, India.||+ 91 - 0120 - 232 6311/ 12||[email protected]|
|5||Institute of Technology and Marine Engineering I.T.M.E||Jhinga, Diamond Harbour Road, P.O Amira, South 24 Parganas - 743 368, West Bengal, India.||+ 91 - 953174 - 245 078/ 101||[email protected]|
|6||Maharashtra Academy of Naval Education and Training M.A.N.E.T||Gate No. 140, Loni Kalbhor, Rajbaug, Pune - Solapur Highway, Pune - 412 201, Maharashtra, India.||+ 91 - 020 - 2691 2901 to 04||[email protected] and [email protected]|
|7||Marine Engineering and Research Institute or M.E.R.I||P - 19, Taratolla Road, Kolkata - 700 088, West Bengal, India.||+ 91 - 033 - 2401 4673 to 76||--|
|8||Samundra Institute of Maritime Studies or S.I.M.S, Mumbai||5th Floor, Sai Commercial Building, B.K.S Devshi Marg, Govandi Station Road, Govandi, East Mumbai - 400 088, Maharashtra, India.||+ 91 - 022 - 6799 3545||[email protected]|
|9||Tolani Maritime Institute T.M.I||Talegaon - Chakan Road Induri, Talegaon Pune - 410 507, Maharashtra, India.||+ 91 - 02114 - 242 000||[email protected]|
|10||Vels Academy of Maritime Studies or V.A.M.S||Velan Nagar, Pallavaram Chennai - 600 117, Tamil Nadu, India.||+ 91 - 044 - 2266 2512/ 14||[email protected]|