GME Colleges in India

GME Colleges In India

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Top gme colleges in India
GME Colleges in India

Top GME Colleges in India

Following is a list of the top GME colleges in India (government and private) approved by the government body, DG Shipping-

1. Anglo Eastern Maritime Academy (AEMA)

Anglo eastern maritime academy - gme colleges in India
Anglo-Eastern Maritime Academy (AEMA)

Located in Khandpe, Maharashtra, Anglo-Eastern has its own shipping company and is considered one of the best GME colleges in India. The curriculum is divided into 2, 4-month semesters of classroom lessons followed by onboard training of 4 months.

The college conducts its separate entrance exam called- Anglo Eastern Maritime Academy online written test. 

The institute charges a fee of INR 6.5 Lakhs for its 1-year Graduate Marine Engineering course.

Graduate Marine Engineering course Eligibility –

  • Candidates should have scored a minimum aggregate of 65% marks in their B.Tech Mechanical/ Naval Architecture or Mechanical & Automation from a UGC or AICTE-approved university. Along with scoring 65% marks in the final year of the 4-year degree.
  • Diploma candidates who opted for lateral entry into the 2nd year of B.Tech should have scored a minimum of 65% in their Diploma. Followed by the eligibility criteria of a 4-year degree course.
  • Should have scored a minimum of 65% in PCM class 12th or as their Diploma aggregate.

English- Minimum 50% in English in class 10th or 12th or in their degree course.

Age Limit- Candidates should not be older than 28 years on the date of commencement of the course.

Physical and Medical Standards- All candidates need to clear the medical examination conducted by DG Shipping Approved Doctor.

Read the admission process in detail here.

For the detailed syllabus for the Anglo-Eastern Entrance Exam- click here.

2. Institute of Maritime Studies (IMS) Goa 

Institute of Maritime Studies, Goa - Gme colleges in India
Institute of Maritime Studies (IMS) Goa 

Located in Bogda, Goa, IMS is a very well reputed college, known to provide the finest training for GME cadets securing its place among the top GME colleges in India. The college charges a fee of around INR 5,50,200 + INR 15,000 caution money (as mentioned on the official website) for its Graduate Marine Engineering course. 

The Graduate Marine Engineering curriculum at IMS Goa has been divided into 4 months of classroom training, 2 months of workshop training, and 6 months of afloat training. The afloat training includes the candidates being sent on board ships in port, shipyards, IMS marine laboratory, etc.

The college maintains strong relations with many well-reputed shipping companies, which visit the campus for placements. You can also check the placement record on the college website with the name of each student mentioned along with the company they were selected in. Click here to see placement records.

Eligibility Criteria-

Nationality- Indian

Educational Qualification & Age Limit- 

1. B.E./B-TECH in Mechanical Engineering/ Mechanical Engineering Streams OR BE/B-Tech in Marine Engineer (non-DGS approved).

2. Degree in Naval Architecture/ Naval Architecture and Ocean Engineering/ Naval Architecture and Shipbuilding etc.

Maximum age: 28 years.

Minimum Marks- 50% in the final year of your 4-year degree course.

Marks In English- Minimum 50% in X or XII or Diploma or Degree.

Eye Sight- 6/6 or 6/12 in each eye or 6/18 in one eye and 6/9 in the other eye without glasses. No colour blindness is allowed.

Body Mass Index- <<25

Minimum Height and Weight- Height: 1.58m and Weight: 51 Kg

No. of Seats- 80

3. International Maritime Institute (IMI) Noida 

IMI Noida - gme colleges in India
International Maritime Institute (IMI) Noida 

IMI Noida with sponsorship from (Mediterranean Shipping Company) MSC is a great option for a 1-year Graduate Marine Engineering course. IMI Noida is a government institute, recognized by the DG Shipping and AICTE. The institute takes pride in its excellent reputation for quality training and is equipped with a maritime workshop along with the latest maritime teaching systems. To keep up with the readily changing needs and demands of the shipping industry, the courses are updated frequently.

EligibilityAgeMedical FitnessSelection Procedure
Candidates should have scored a minimum of 50% marks in their B tech Mechanical or Naval Architecture degree from an AICTE-approved college. 
They should have a minimum score of 60% in English in either 10th or 12th.
He/she should be a minimum of 17 years old. The maximum age for men- General- 25 years, OBC (NCL)- 28years, SC/ST- 30 years. For females- General-27 years, OBC(NCL)-30 years, SC/ST- 32 years.The candidates have to clear the medical examination conducted by the DG Shipping-approved doctor.The entrance exam for IMU consists of Aptitude, IQ, Reasoning, and Psychometric tests followed by an interview. The college also accepts direct sponsorship from shipping companies.

4. Great Eastern Institute of Maritime Studies (GEIMS)

Great Eastern Institute of Maritime Studies
Great Eastern Institute of Maritime Studies (GEIMS)

The Institute is a part of the Great Eastern Group. The college is located in Lonavala, Maharashtra and the curriculum consists of 8 months of shore training followed by 10 months of onboard training.

Eligibility-Age LimitMedical RequirementAdmission Procedure
Graduation in BE (Mechanical) Engineering / Naval Architecture
10+2 or Bachelor’s Degree in Mechanical and Automation Engineering
Minimum marks of 50% in the final year, and a minimum of 50% marks in the English language in class 10th or 12th standard or in degree examination.
Students who have appeared for BE/ Btech (Mechanical) final year & expecting their results with all original mark sheets for all 8 semesters and at least Provisional Degree from University before the batch commencement date can apply & are eligible.
Not more than 28 years (as on course commencement date) The candidate needs to clear the medical examination conducted by the appointed DG Shipping-approved Doctor.The candidates appear for a written examination, followed by a personal interview, and finally the medical test. All Candidates also appear for a psychometric test.

Visit the official website of GEIMS here.

5. Samundra Institute of Maritime Studies

Samundra Institute of Maritime Studies
Samundra Institute of Maritime Studies

SIMS, Mumbai, provides a 1-year Graduate Marine Engineering Course which is divided into 6-months Pre-Sea Curriculum and another 6-months of Practical Ship in Campus training. The college charges a fee of around INR 5.94 Lakhs. 

The institute has a state-of-the-art infrastructure with the most advanced simulators. Along with facilities like- Integrated Gas Tanker Simulator, Lifeboat station, well-equipped classrooms, etc. 

The drawback for the college lies in its extensive waiting period.

EligibilityAgeMedical Requirement
Candidate should have scored a minimum of 55% marks in the final year of BE Mechanical from a UGC-approved or AICTE recognized degree should have been completed within 4 years from the date of admission. There should be no more than 6 total attempts of repeats/failures during the entire degree. The age of the candidate should be 25 years or less and should be unmarried.Clearing the medical test conducted by DG Shipping-approved Doctor is an essential requirement.

Click here to read the Selection Procedure at SIMS in detail.

6. Shipping Corporation of India Maritime Training Institute (SCI-MTI)

Shipping Corporation of India - Maritime Training Institute
Shipping Corporation of India Maritime Training Institute (SCI-MTI)

SCIMTI, Mumbai is a part of the Indian Shipping Company, therefore all the officers and crew get paid in Indian Rupee. Another drawback is that there is a long waiting period after the placement. SCIMTI charges a total of INR 5 Lakhs for male candidates and INR 4.5 Lakhs for female candidates for the GME course. 

Currently, SCI is the only Indian Shipping Company operating, International container services, Liquid/Dry Bulk services, LPG & LNG, Tankers, Product Carriers, Offshore services, and Passenger services. The curriculum of the GME course at SCIMTI has been split into 8 months of shore training and 10(4+6) months of structured shipboard training after which candidates can appear for their MEO Class 4  Part ‘B’ examination.

Educational Qualifications- Should have scored a minimum of 50% marks in the final year of B.Tech Mechanical/ Mechanical and Automobiles/ Mechanical and Electronics/ Mechanical and Automation Engineering or Naval Architecture.
50% marks in the final year of a 5-year integrated ME/M.Tech Engineering degree.
Minimum 50% marks in class 10 or 12.
The candidate should not exceed the age of 28 years on the date of the interview. A relaxation of 5 years for SC/ST candidates and 3 years relaxation for OBC candidates.Medical Standards- The candidate should be declared fit by a DG Shipping approved Doctor and should have received both doses of the COVID vaccination.

Click here to visit the official website of SCIMTI.

The above-mentioned 6 colleges are the most reliable and genuine GME colleges in India that we at Merchant Navy Decoded approve of for a bright future as a marine engineer after GME. 

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Thank you Praneet Sir, For this important information about all these colleges and eligibility criteria, Current Fees of the college , Types of ships they have and Given positions accordingly.
Thank you Sir for this informative blog.


Thank you for this valuable information, sir. And Sir make a video about SCI MTI.


very good informative post sir , However i have heard very good about Ganpat University , and also heard they are getting sponsored candidates from Fleet Management … Their placement record is also very good lately …. please advise sir

Aman Manwal

Hi Vaibhav, if you have a sponsorship of Fleet or any other reputable shipping company then you can go for Ganpat University because once you have sponsorship of a good shipping company then college does not matter.