List of Marine Engineering Colleges in India

Introduction Engineering is a highly coveted course in the country, and there are a lot of specializations in engineering. One of the unique courses in the field of engineering is marine engineering. Also, the marine presence of India in fishing, marine trade, and mineral and oil resources is another advantage of studying marine engineering.

List of Marine Engineering Colleges in India


Engineering is a highly coveted course in the country, and there are a lot of specializations in engineering. One of the unique courses in the field of engineering is marine engineering. Also, the marine presence of India in fishing, marine trade, and mineral and oil resources is another advantage of studying marine engineering in India. Similarly, there are a lot of courses involving marine technologies. Some of the courses include,

  • B. Tech (Marine engineering)
  • BSc Nautical Science
  • BSc Shipbuilding and repair
  • Diploma in Nautical Science
  • PG Diploma in Marine engineering

The coastline of India covers more than 7000 km. Hence, it makes India one of the leading countries in various marine activities. However, the main domain of marine engineering concentrates more on designing and maintaining the sea transport machines such as ships, boats, and underwater marine equipment. The top colleges listed in this blog are not only approved by the National Board of Accreditation (NBA) but also by the All India Council for Technical Education (AICTE).

Scope of Marine Engineering

The marine ecosystem is among the highly polluted ecosystems in the world right now. Marine pollutants include the trash from the land, oil spillage, etc. Thus, marine engineers should build machines that protect the ecosystem rather than pollute it. Increasing discussions on saving the environment increase the scope of well-qualified marine engineers with great interest in maintaining the coastline ecosystem. Some of the top cities in India with an increasing scope of marine engineers are Chennai, Mumbai, Kolkata, etc.

Eligibility criteria for Marine engineering colleges in India

The major eligibility is that the student should have passed higher secondary school education or any equivalent degree in the approved syllabus board. Colleges also set a pass percentage of 50% and above in higher secondary board examinations for admission. In addition to the other eligibility, some colleges, check the physical health and fitness of the candidates. Perfect eyesight and no hearing impairment are other fitness criteria. Mental and psychological health is also required for admissions. Some reputed institutions include minimum and maximum age limits for admissions.

Other Important details for Marine engineering colleges

Entrance examination

Like all the engineering courses, admission for marine engineering also requires the candidates to pass the entrance examinations. The government and the colleges conduct various entrance exams for admission to marine engineering courses. For instance, JEE by the government of India, GATE, TMICET by the Tolani Maritime institute, HIMT by the Hindustan Institute of maritime training, IMUCET by the Indian Maritime University, etc. Furthermore, states also conduct separate entrance tests for state-administered colleges. For example, Tamil Nadu Government conducts TNEA, and the West Bengal government conducts WBJEE. Important dates, syllabi, and other announcements are made on the official websites of states and colleges.

The course curriculum for Marine Engineering

All the engineering majors consist of similar subjects such as English, Mathematics, Computer science, and thermodynamics in the first two semesters. From the third semester, the course offers subjects in marine engineering, including marine boilers, electrical machines, marine heat engines, air conditioning, applied marine control and automation, ship structure and construction, fluid mechanics, and naval architecture. The students will also learn marine power plant operation, marine steam engineering, maritime convention and classification society. Students should submit a project followed by viva and onboard training in the final semester. Some colleges also provide elective or add-on subjects to learn. Furthermore, as a part of the course, students can also learn an additional language like Spanish, French, German, etc.

Fee structure of marine engineering in India

The fee structure of marine engineering differs according to the college- most government colleges charges around 1 lakh per year. But the private colleges charge a fee ranging from 2 lakh to 5 lakh per year. However, colleges offer scholarships and fee concessions for eligible candidates. But the students should submit supporting documents to avail the fee concession.

Top marine engineering colleges in India

India has both private and government colleges offering the course. Comparatively, private colleges are more in number than government colleges. In particular, there are around 35 private colleges and around ten government colleges. Tamil Nadu has the greatest number of colleges offering marine engineering in state-wise demographics. Secondly, West Bengal and Maharashtra. Next, Gujarat offers colleges offering the course.  A list of the top marine engineering colleges in India is as follows:

Indian Maritime University, Chennai

It is one of the popular institutes located in Tamil Nadu and a government-owned institution. IMU owns other colleges in Kochi, Kolkata, Mumbai, Navi Mumbai, and Vishakhapatnam. The college was established in the year 2008 by the parliament act 2008. University Grants Commission and AICTE recognize this college. The college not only provides good education but also has an impressive infrastructure. Apart from marine engineering, this college provides specialization in naval architecture, ocean engineering, dredging, harbour engineering, and management. The official website of the college is  (

International Maritime Institute, Noida

This college is located in Noida, Uttar Pradesh. It was established in the year 1991. AICTE governs this institute. In addition to the B. Tech Marine engineering, this college provides a diploma in marine engineering. This college also provides other diploma courses. This college acquired A1 grading from the Indian Registrar of Shipping and is also an ISO-certified institution. The official website of this college is  (

Tolani Maritime Institute, Mumbai

This college is located in the state of Maharashtra. The college of established in the year 1998. Since Tolani Group is an enterprise majorly focusing on ship owning and ship management, it owns the institution. The college offers many courses in addition to 4 years B.Tech. Marine engineering. Tolani Maritime Institute consists of a 100-acre campus with great infrastructure. Top recruiters are BW Shipping, The Chellaram shipping, Chevron, Anglo-Eastern Ship management, MTM ship management, etc. The official website of this college is Tolani Maritime Institute.

Coimbatore Marine College, Tamil Nadu

This is one of the best maritime colleges in India. The college was established in the year 2001. ISO certified this college. Additionally, the Director of Shipping in the Government of India approves this college. The College campus has a great infrastructure with bridge operations and automotive machines. The real-time ship model of the college campus is an additional advantage in studying in the college. This provides a hands-on experience in marine engineering. The college also owns many institutions in other states, such as Mangalore marine college in Karnataka, CMC Maritime academy in Chennai, etc. The top recruiters from this college are Synergy groups, Sea team management, etc. The official website of this college is CMC Marine.

Samundra Institute of Maritime Studies, Mumbai

This is one of the best colleges in the country, located in Lonavala, Maharashtra. It was established in the year 2005 and is a private institution. This college provides B.Tech. in marine engineering and BSc in nautical science, and diploma courses in nautical science. Additionally, the college offers training programs for Deck officers, engineer officers, electro-technical officers, etc. It is a dedicated college for marine engineering. Therefore, it offers offshore and onshore, pre-sea, and post-sea training. The college also publishes a Samundra spirit magazine with exclusive information about the college and courses. The official website of this college is Samundra Institute of Maritime Studies (SIMS).

Vels School of Maritime Studies, Chennai

This college was established under the Vels institutions in Tamil Nadu. The ministry of Shipping grades the institution as A1. It is also ranked as one of the best maritime institutions in India. The college offers are B.E in marine engineering, BSc Nautical Science, BSc maritime operations, Diploma and an advanced diploma in nautical science, etc. Likewise, the college also offers training programs for graduates and diploma holders. Top recruiters of Vels school of maritime studies are K-line ship management, Sea tide marine private limited, GGS ship services private limited, Apeejay shipping limited, etc. To get more information, students can visit  (

Indian Maritime University, Kolkata

This is a central university managed by the government of India. This campus comprises two institutions: Marine engineering and research institute and the Indian Institute of port management. Both the institutions are established in Kolkata. This college offers B. Tech in marine engineering, M. Tech in marine engineering, and MBA in International transportation and logistics management. IMU, Kolkata, is affiliated with many colleges all over the country. The college also offers undergraduate, postgraduate and diploma courses in nautical sciences and management. Students can visit the website ( for further information. 

AMET, Chennai

Academy of maritime education and training, known as AMET University, is located in Tamil Nadu. The college was established in the year 1993. NAAC and AICTE approve the college. The Directorate General of shipping recognizes the college. In maritime engineering, the college also provides certificate and BSc courses in marine sciences. Top recruiters of AMET are Goodwood, NYK, Chevron, etc. The official website is AMET (

List of other top colleges offering Marine engineering in India

  • Euro tech marine academy, Cochin
  • Hindustan Institute of maritime training, Chennai
  • Park Maritime Institute, Coimbatore
  • RL Institute of marine science, Madurai
  • College of Ship Technology, Palakkad
  • Maharashtra Academy of naval education and training, Pune
  • PSN college of engineering and technology, Tirunelveli
  • The Neotia University, Kolkata
  • Praveenya Institute of marine engineering, Vizianagaram
  • Exalt college of engineering and technology, Hajipur
  • Kunjali Marakkar School of Maritime engineering, Ernakulam


The geography of India makes the country a great economy for ocean trade and marine technologies. Thus, the scope and demand for marine engineering in the country increased. Correspondingly, the government of India has separate domains and officers for the regulation and management of marine studies. Marine trade plays an important role in the world economy. This also increases the demand for marine engineering graduates all over the world. Moreover, this field offers many job opportunities with good salary packages. 

Frequently asked questions

Which colleges are best for marine engineering in India?

India has over 40 colleges providing marine engineering courses. In particular, International Maritime academy in Chennai, Tolani Maritime Institute in Mumbai, Vels Academy of Maritime Studies in Chennai, and Samundra Institute of Maritime Studies in Mumbai offer exceptional academic and campus life for the students. 

Does the Indian Institute of Technology or the National Institute of Technology provide a marine engineering course?

Not all the IITs offers marine engineering course. But the IIT, Madras offers B. Tech in Naval architecture and ocean engineering, and IIT, Kharagpur offers B. Tech in Naval architecture and ocean engineering. However, NITs do not provide marine engineering. 

How to join marine engineering after higher secondary education?

Students should pass the higher secondary education with a minimum of 50% marks in mathematics. Some colleges require the students to pass exams such as JEE and other exams such as TNEA, TMI CET, and AMUCET. Apart from that, some colleges conduct interviews for admission. Physical fitness is also important for admission to the course. In addition to B.E marine engineering and B. Tech marine engineering, there are many undergraduate, postgraduate, certificate, diploma, and an advanced diploma in nautical science. 

How can one join the Indian Navy after Marine engineering?

There are special examinations to join Indian Navy. Other modes of entry to the Indian Navy are the Special entry scheme Indian Naval Academy, NCC special entry Indian Naval Academy, PG Logistics cadre, SSC hydrography, and SSC ATC. Of course, you can also pass the CDS exam to join in Indian Navy. 

Is marine engineering an in-demand course?

With the increasing trade and economy, marine-related studies are getting more scope. The demand for marine engineering and marine architecture increased by 12% in the last decade. Hence, this course is an in-demand course.

What is the average salary of a marine engineering graduate?

The salary of a marine engineering graduate varies based on the field of work. The most common fields of work are ship construction, ocean trade, and naval services. The average salary ranges from 5 Lakhs per year to 10 lakhs per year. However, some marine engineers get more salaries with increasing experience and specialization. 

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