Government Marine Engineering Colleges in India


The government of India has made several marine engineering programs accessible to those interested in becoming marine engineers. These institutions combine practical knowledge and hands-on experience, and are affiliated with government ministries. The advantage of this setup is that students gain the chance to be trained by, intern with, and ultimately become employed by these governmental departments dealing with marine science.

Andhra University

  • Andhra University started educating students in India in 1926, when the government passed the Madras Act of 1926. The Department of Marine Engineering, which was created much later in 1971, has worked along with the ministry of education, shipping and transport to train students interested in contributing to India's rich marine industry. Andhra offers bachelor's degrees in naval architecture and mechanical marine engineering, and master's degrees in marine engineering and mechanical handling.

    Andhra University

    College of Engineering

    Visakhapatnam - 530 003

    Andhra Pradesh, India

    91-891-284 4771

Calcutta University

  • The government of India directly funds this university program through the ministry of environment and forests and the department of ocean development. The program started in 1983 and offers a master of science and a PhD. Students learn subjects such as oceanography and coastal zone management.

    Calcutta University

    Department of Marine Science

    35, Ballygunge Circular Road

    Kolkata, India 700 019

    91-247-63680 ext. 257, 281

Indian Maritime College

  • The Indian Maritime College has 12 course components to marine engineering, namely the radar observer course, the automatic radar plotting aids, global maritime distress and safety system, ADAR ARPA navigation simulator course, liquid cargo handling simulator (operational and management levels), liquefied petroleum gas cargo handling, engine room simulator, marine power plant and auxiliary machine simulator, bridge resource management, and bridge team management. The Indian Maritime College has expanded very rapidly since its inception in 1992.

    Indian Maritime College

    10A, Masilamani Street

    T. Nagar, Chennai,

    Tamil Nadu, India


Marine Engineering and Research Institute

  • The Marine Engineering and Research Institute (MERICAL) stands proudly in Calcutta, India. On the day of India's national independence in 1947, it opened its doors to young, ambitious marine engineers. The government of India has connected this institute with the ministry of shipping so that students can both train and find jobs after completing their study. Students can expect eight semesters of extensive theory and laboratory practicum. At the end of the engineering course, students take the Engineers India Limited FPO examination.

    Marine Engineering and Research Institute, Kolkata (Calcutta)

    P-19, Taratolla Road

    Kolkata 700 088

    West Bengal, India



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