I wish to join Merchant Navy. Which institutes can one apply to?
I am a Class XI student with PCM. I wish to join Merchant Navy. Which institutes can one apply to?
There are two routes to join the Merchant Navy. You can either do a B.Sc. programme in Nautical Science or a B.Tech. programme in Mechanical or Marine Engineering to join the navigation or marine engineering areas.
The two premier institutions, which impart training in this field, are the Training Ship Chanakya at Mumbai, and the Marine Engineering Research Institute at Kolkata and Mumbai.
Candidates for both the institutes are selected through the Joint Entrance Examination conducted by the Indian Institute of Technology. The examination is followed by a personal interview and counselling to assess candidates’ suitability The examination takes place at all the IIT centres.
There are also several private training institutions, such as the Tolani Maritime Institute (www.webalias.com/tmipune), Pune and the International Maritime Academy (www.imamaritime.com), Chennai. They conduct separate entrance tests for admission.