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Old February 4th, 2014, 11:36 AM
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Default Re: B.Tech Mechanical Engineering eligible to apply for Merchant Navy

Yes, B. Tech Mechanical Engineering student can definitely apply for Merchant Navy. You can pursue your Career in Merchant Navy as officer

Career in Merchant Navy can be pursued either as an officer or a rating in mainly two specialized fields, i.e. Marine Engineering and Nautical (deck).

3 year degree course in Nautical Science for (10+2) students.
4 year degree course in Marine Engineering for (10+2) students.
2 year course for Diploma Holders.
1 year course for Graduate Mechanical Engineers.
3 month course for Deck Cadets for (10+2) students.

Rating (Entry standard Xth)--
4 month Pre-Sea Course for General Purpose (GP) rating.
3 month Pre-Sea Course for Deck rating.
3 month Pre-Sea Course for Engine rating.
4 month Pre-Sea Course for Saloon rating.

You can join any of the following training centers for 1year training course --

Training Ship Chanakya, Navi Mumbai
Marine Engineering & Research Institute (MERI), Kolkata
Marine Engineering & Research Institute (MERI) , Mumbai
Lal Bahadur Shastri College of advanced Maritime Studies and Research, Mumbai
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Old February 21st, 2015, 01:28 PM
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Default Re: B.Tech Mechanical Engineering eligible to apply for Merchant Navy

Yes, after B.Tech Mechanical Engineering, you are eligible to apply for joining Merchant Navy, here are details:

A one year Graduate Marine Engineering (GME) course after mechanical engineering would give students the licence to enter merchant navy.
This one year GME course is all you need to become a marine engineer after doing mechanical engineering.

Eligibility Criteria
Graduation in BE (Mechanical) Engineering / Naval Architecture with minimum marks of 50% in final year

Must have minimum 50% marks in English language at 10th or 12th or in Degree Exam.

Must not be more than 28 years old

Some of the prominent institutes offering GME course are:

Academy of Maritime Education & Training, Chennai

Samundra Institute of Maritime Studies, Lonavala, Maharashtra

Vel’s Academy of Maritime Education and Training, Chennai

International Maritime Institute Ltd, Greater Noida

Garden Reach Ship Builders and Engineers Ltd, Kolkata
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