Merchant Navy Application 2019

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1-Year Graduate Marine Engineer

This 12 months course is offered to existing Graduates in Mechanical Engineering who wants to change their career path to marine Engineering.

The course is duly approved by the Directorate General of Shipping and Indian Maritime University. The syllabi comprises of subject related to Marine engines and extensive workshop practices.
Consequent to the course and on completion of the mandatory short courses one becomes eligible to take up a career at sea as a junior / trainee engineer. A minimum of 8 months of sea service is then required to be put in on board merchant vessels on completion of which the junior / trainee engineers become eligible to write Class IV Part ‘B’ examination (Class IV Part ‘A’ examination, being exempted on the strength of the Degree awarded). Thereafter a Class IV Certificate of Competency is awarded by the Mercantile Marine Department, Government of India. Subsequently, they become full fledged Engineer officers of Merchant Marine and are free to take up lucrative careers within the Shipping industry world-wide.

  • Eligibility: BE or B.Tech (Mechanical or Naval Arch) from AICTE approved college/university with minimum 60% marks and at least 50% in English in either 10th or 10+2.. Must be fluent in written and spoken English.
  • Medical Fitness - Medically fit with eyesight 6/6, with or without external aids. Maximum power permitted ± 2.5. No colour blindness. All candidates have to pass complete medical examination and mandatory tests prior to joining IMI. IMI has a panel of qualified doctors and professional laboratories specialising in Merchant Navy regulations and requirements as per ILO Convention 147 Seafarer’s Medical Examination. 
  • Age Limit -Not exceeding 28 years on the date of commencement of training. 
  • Selection Procedure -CMCI undertakes Aptitude, IQ, Reasoning and Psychometric tests followed by an interview. Direct sponsorship by shipping companies is also accepted.


Career Flow Chart

B.E. Mechanical Engineering

Application  Interview/Selection Medical/Eyesight

12 months Pre-sea Training at IMI

Exempted from Class IV part A, COC

As Junior Engineer 8 months on board ship

Obtain Class IV part B

Complete 12 months sea time

Obtain Class II (part A&B) COC

Complete 18 months sea time

Obtain Class I COC

Join Ship as 2/E and later C/E