Building a career in marine engineering can be a tough task as spending months together on the ship can lead to sea sickness. But, this qualification can open up the door for a rewarding career in the Indian Navy. With the development of international trade, the shipping industry is growing as many commercial exports are made through seas, even after the development of air cargo. This has increased the demand for marine engineers both in the public and private sector.
Not just in the field of action, marine engineers can find job prospects in research organizations, ship building companies, engine building companies and of course Indian Navy. If you are looking to do this course, here are the details about the top colleges offering courses in this branch of engineering in India:
Marine Engineering And Research Institute, Kolkata:
Shortly called as MERI, this is one of the oldest institutions for marine courses in India. This institute offers pre-sea UG Degree course in this branch of engineering and even they offer a diploma course in nautical sciences. For admission of students, the Indian Maritime University conducts a Common Entrance Test. This institute in addition to having its main operations in Kolkata also has a branch in Mumbai that offers one-year PG diploma in this engineering branch and a three-year pre-sea degree course in Maritime Science.
Tolani Maritime Institute, Pune:
This institute is run by a Ship Management Company known as the Tolani Group. They have excelled in providing technical education and the institute offers B.S in this branch of engineering and nautical technology. These courses are offered by the institute in collaboration with BITS, Pilani. The institute has ‘Grade 1’ approval for the degree courses offered.
Vel’s Academy of Maritime Studies, Chennai:
The School of Maritime Studies that functions under the Vel’s University offers a wide range of courses, for students who wish to enter into the marine field. They also offer B. Sc in Nautical Science and a Higher National Diploma in Nautical Science and Marine Engineering apart from a B.E in this branch of engineering. Some of these courses are offered in collaboration with the City of Glasgow College that functions from Scotland, United Kingdom.
Maharashtra Academy of Naval Education & Training:
This institute also offers courses on this branch of engineering along with courses on nautical sciences. The institute is known for its best quality education and great placement records.
Mohamed Sathak Engineering College, Ramnad District, TN:
This college offers Bachelor of Engineering in this branch. This institute within a short period of its entry into this field holds the pride of sending many candidates to work as naval officers.
College of Engineering, Andhra University:
The marine engineering department began its operations in the year 1971 with a view to prepare students for the growing shipping industry. Both UG and PG courses in this field are offered by this college. The institute has good placement records and the alumni of the institute are well-placed in Indian Navy and many private shipping companies.