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Sunday, 4 August 2019

Join Merchant Navy after completing mechanical engineering as Marine engineer. Step by step guide

If you have done Mechanical Engineering from an approved Institute and you wish to join Merchant Navy as Marine engineer then you have to do 1 year specialised course. This course is called Graduate Marine Engineer (GME) course.

What is Graduate Marine Engineer (GME) course?

Graduate Marine Engineer is a one year course, during which you learn some very important things related to  Sea Life and Marine Engineering. Although most of the basic subjects are common in Marine Engineering and Mechanical Engineering,  you requir some special training to work on ship. Which is provided during one year Graduate Marine Engineer Course.

Career graph after doing Graduate Marine Engineer (GME) Course

After completing the Graduate Marine Engineer course candidate will get a job as a Junior Engineer on Merchant Navy ships. Junior Engineer is the starting rank in Merchant Navy. Over a period of 8-9 years by promotions junior engineer can become Chief Engineer of the ship, which is the Highest Rank.
After becoming Chief Engineer of the ship one can continue at that rank till the retirement. Optionally one can easily switch to office jobs which are easily available all over the world, like Hong Kong Singapore Dubai Australia United Kingdom etc.

Ranks and Salaries on Ships

  1. Junior Engineer - Approximately 500 to 1000 USD
  2. Fourth Engineer - Approximately 2000 to 3000 USD
  3. Third Engineer - Approximately 3500 to 5000 USD
  4. Second Engineer - Approximately 7000 to 9000 USD
  5. Chief Engineer - Approximately 9000 to 15000 USD

Eligibility criteria for GME Course

  1. Graduation in BE (Mechanical) Engineering / Naval Architecture with minimum marks of 50% in final year
  2. Must have minimum 50% marks in English language at 10th or 12th or in Degree Exam.
  3. Maximum age limit 28 years 
  4. Should be medically fit. Eye sight should not exceed 6/12

Procedure to take admission in GME course

There are many colleges which conduct Graduate Marine Engineer (GME) course. Before taking admission in a college candidate must ensure 2 very important things:
  1. The college should be approved by The Director General of Shipping. Director General of Shipping is the competent authority of Government of India to provide approval for Merchant Navy courses.
  2. Candidate should check campus placement record of the college. Always take admission in a college with 100% placement record.

"There are many fake colleges. Candidate should be very careful while taking admission and must ensure approval by The Director General of Shipping"

To take admission in a college candidate has to contact that college and fill their form online via their website. Entrance exam will be conducted by the college to shortlist the candidates. All the entrance exams are online and Computer Based. Entrance exams are in 3 steps:
  1. Written Exam
  2. Psychometric Personality Test
  3. Interview

Top Colleges for GME Course with 100% Placement

  1. Anglo Eastern Maritime Academy
  2. Samundra institute of Maritime studies
  3. Institute of Maritime studies Goa
  4. Great eastern institute of  maritime studies
  5. Maritime training institute powai
  6. Indian Maritime University Mumbai campus
  7. Cochin Shipyard

There are some other institutes as well which are approved by The Director General of Shipping, but as their placement record is not very good we do not recommend. In case those institutes promise hundred percent job guarantee, candidate can take admission.

Fees of the Course : 
Depending upon the institute, fees for Graduate Marine Engineer Course varies from 3 lakh to 6 lakh rupees. This includes hostel facility as well.

To prepare online for entrance exam of all top colleges you can contact Marine Republic at 9875 305 872.  You will be guided by Merchant Navy Chief Engineer.




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