This engineering includes the engineering of boats, ships, and any other marine vessel or structure which also includes ocean engineering. Mainly, marine engineering is the discipline of applying engineering sciences, including electrical engineering, electronic engineering, and computer science, operation, and maintenance of watercraft propulsion and oceanographic technology. It also includes piping, automation, and control systems for marine vehicles of any kind such as surface ships and submarines.
A marine engineer designs build and maintain vehicles/structures used on or around water. Here are around 45 marine engineering colleges in India. Out of these, certain colleges/universities provide a degree as well as diploma courses in Marine Engineering.
The eligibility criterion for admissions to marine engineering colleges in India varies from UG to PG level.
For the UG level, the student needs to clear 10+2 level with a minimum aggregate percentage of 60% in Physics, Chemistry, and Mathematics (PCM). Also, the candidate needs to secure a minimum aggregate percentage of 50% in English either in class 10 or class 12. Also, this institute examines the candidate’s medical health/ fitness that include particularly observation of ear nose throat, speech, lymphatic system, cardiovascular system, and so on.
The top colleges for B.Tech in Marine Engineering are-
The Hindustan Institute of Marine Technology mainly works under Indian Maritime University (IMU) which is the central university in India. It deals with various topics related to the sea, ranging from oceanography to maritime law and history, and including practical topics such as search and rescue at sea and transportation of dangerous goods. The University was established in 2008 and has its main headquarters in Chennai. The campus houses the academic block, hostel, residential and recreational facilities.
IMU Chennai has the following academic programs-
B.Sc. in Nautical Science
B.Tech in Marine Engineering
Diploma in Nautical Science
MBA in Port and Shipping Management
MBA in International Transportation and Logistics Management
The admission is taken based on the entrance test, which is the candidate has to appear the IMUCET (Indian Maritime University Common Entrance Test). Also, they have to clear 10+2 with 60% in class 12th from a recognized board.
After the eligibility check, the participant is shortlisted by the personal interview that includes medical tests, verification certificates.
Then the final selection is based on the IMU rank and performance in Personal Interview.
The total fees for the degree are around 9-12 lakhs INR.
It is also known as TMI maritime college. It was established in 1998 in Pune, Maharashtra while taking 1500 students in its campus-based and distance learning programs.
The college has certain major departments, which are-
Pre Sea Training
ETO Training Courses
The TMI and its courses are approved by the Directorate General of Shipping, which is responsible for maritime administration and for working in maritime education and training in India.
The eligibility criteria for the admission are that the student needs to clear 12th with 60% marks.
The fees for the degree are around 18 lakhs INR.
It was established by the Ambuja Neotia Group vide the West Bengal State Government Act XXII of 2014. The Neotia University (TNU) also offers undergraduate, postgraduate and doctorate programs in Humanities, Engineering, Culinary Arts and Hospitality, Agriculture, Bio-Sciences and Maritime Studies. Soon, the university starts the BBA with a specialization in Hospital Management and Retail Management. Also, offers an integrated course in Law.
TNU has 8 schools, that are-
School of Engineering & Applied Sciences
School of Maritime Studies
School of Agriculture and Allied Sciences
School of Life Sciences
School of Pharmacy
School of Hospitality and Culinary Art
School of Legal Studies and the School of Humanities
Management and Social Sciences
The admission criteria for the candidate in the TNU admission is to first register by filling the application form which is available on TNU’s official website. After registration, the candidates must take an online entrance test or center based-entrance test conducted by the university.
For the B.Tech program, WBJEE or JEE Main scores are taken into consideration for the qualification.
After 1 to eligibility check-in which student has to secure a minimum of 60% marks, the admission to marine and Nautical program is granted on both educational qualification and physical health. Also, the admission for UG courses is based on a candidate’s valid score in TNU Entrance Test which is an online-based test conducted by the university.
The fee structure for the degree from this college is around 4.42 lakhs INR.
This engineering provides placement opportunities for students in various companies. Such opportunities provide the students to apply their knowledge and real-time experience. The average salary package offered to Marine Engineer after the completion of the course is around Rs. 3.6-6 LPA. The higher the rank the better would be the package offered to the candidate. The average salary for the ship operator is around Rs. 6-7 LPA, Port manager is approximately Rs. 14-15 LPA.