Great Eastern Institute of Maritime Studies(GEIMS)


The Great Eastern Institute of Maritime Studies(GEIMS) is a state-of-the-art maritime institute sprawled over 18 acres of lush green land, Located at Tungarli, Lonavla, a hill station situated off the expressway midway between Pune and Mumbai,

GEIMS is a part of India’s largest private-sector shipping company – The Great Eastern Shipping Company.

GEIMS has been assigned “CRISIL Grade 1” certification. This Grade indicates that the quality of education imparted for the above course at the institute with respect to the course objectives as stated by the Directorate General of Shipping (DGS) is “Outstanding” based on the best infrastructure, excellent classroom facilities, an e-library, science & electricity/electronic laboratories, IT facilities, Sports & Gymnasium.

GEIMS offers Placement opportunities with The Great Eastern Shipping and leading International Shipping companies. The institute is graded as “A+” Outstanding – in the DGS Comprehensive Inspection Program.

Great Eastern Institute of Maritime Studies


CourseSeat Available 
General Purpose Rating Training (GP Rating)40
Diploma Nautical Science (DNS)80 {40 (Feb) and 80 (Aug) Total 120 respectively}
Electro Technical Officer (ETO)40
Graduate Marine Engineering(GME)40

Eligibility Criteria

General Purpose Rating Training Course Eligibility criteria

A) Educational1) 10th standard pass from government recognized board with subjects English, Mathematics & Science With 40% aggregate.
2) English should have been passed with a minimum of 40% marks as a subject, either in 10th or 12th standard.
3) Pass a Two-year ITI or three-year diploma Course in the below-mentioned streams from government approved Technical Institutes with a minimum of 50% aggregate marks in the final year
B) AgeMinimum age: 18 years maximum age:25 years
Born not later than 1st December 2004 & not earlier than 1st December 1997

Diploma Nautical Science Course Eligibility criteria

Click here for further information on DNS

A) Educational1) Passed 10+2 with Physics, Chemistry, and Mathematics (PCM) from a recognized Board with a minimum aggregate of 60% marks in PCM.
2) English should have been passed with a minimum of 50% marks as a subject, either in 10th or 12th standard.
B) AgeMinimum age: 17 years Maximum age:24 years
The reference date for calculation of the age will be from the date of commencement of the Academic Session

Electro Technical Officer Course Eligibility Criteria 

A) Educational1) Passed 10+2 with Physics, Chemistry, and Mathematics (PCM) from a recognized Board with a minimum aggregate of 60% marks in PCM.
2) English should have been passed with a minimum of 50% marks as a subject, either in 10th or 12th standard.
3)Passed four-year Degrees including lateral entry, with 50% marks in Electrical Engineering, Electronics Engineering, Electrical and Electronics Engineering, Electronics and Telecommunication / Communication Engineering, or Electronics and instrumentation or equivalent. 
B) AgeMaximum age: Maximum age should not be more than 26 years.

Graduate Marine Engineering Course Eligibility Criteria 

A) Educational1) A candidate should hold a Bachelor’s Degree in Mechanical, Mechanical & Automation, or Naval Architecture Engineering after attending a course of 4 years duration, from a UGC recognized University and or approved by AICTE, with minimum marks of 50% in the final year 
2) English should have been passed with a minimum of 50% marks as a subject, either in 10th or 12th standard or in degree examination.
B) AgeAge should be between 17.5 to 25. The candidate must not be older than 25

Medical Eligibility Criteria 

Physical Standards1) Candidates should be physically fit for sea service under the standard norm, with eyesight up to 6/6 in the better eye and 6/9 in the worst eye.
2) NO COLOR BLINDNESS by Ishihara chart. Partial Colour Blindness is also not acceptable.
3) The D.G. Shipping Medical Certificate must be issued by D.G. Shipping Approved Doctors, under the specified medical examination requirements.
Minimum Height and weight Height: 1.57m.Weight: 48Kg

For detailed information regarding the medical requirements refer to this. click here


Fees are payable by demand draft / pay order as per the following schedule:

General Purpose Rating Training (GP Rating)Rs 4,50,000
Diploma Nautical Science (DNS)Rs 6,31,725
Electro Technical Officer (ETO)Rs 4,14,518
Graduate Marine Engineering(GME)Rs 5,81,285 

Registration Process 

How To Apply

Step 1: Apply online at for the course you want to join and pay the examination fees.

Step 2: The candidate will receive a link over email for an online examination that can be taken at any location. You will need to have a proper internet connection to do the same. The login details as well as other instructions shall be provided in the email. Please make sure you provide the correct credentials (email and phone number) while applying. The link will be sent by the assessment partners of the institute.

Step-by-step admission process to join GEIMS:

Step 1: If you clear the cut-offs (mentioned in the Online Examination Section), you shall receive an email invite to appear for a Personal Interview at either Mumbai or Lonavala. The details of the venue will be sent in the e-mail. The interview venue is decided in advance and is at the sole discretion of GEIMS. Candidates shall not be given a preference to select. 

Step 2: Those candidates who are selected in the personal interview shall undergo a medical test with the company-appointed doctor. 

Step 3: A merit list shall be put out on the institute website taking into account past academic scores, online examination scores, interview scores as well and medical examination results. 

Step 4: The candidates who make it to the merit list shall be asked to pay a booking amount to reserve their seats. 

Step 5: After receiving the booking amount, the candidates will be issued with a sponsorship letter on the basis of which they can avail loans.

Step 6: The candidates shall receive joining instructions as well as other documents that they need to submit before they join.

Step 7: The candidates report on the morning the course commences at GEIMS, Lonavala. The reporting date and time shall be intimated to the candidates.

Refer to this before getting admission. Click Here

Great Eastern Institute of Maritime Studies

Placement Records of GEIMS

GEIMS graduates obtain full-time employment from the same companies that took them on as interns for onboard training.

Some companies do not participate in the Internship Programme but instead recruit students directly from GEIMS upon course completion.

  1.  The Great Eastern Shipping Company.
  2. Goodwood Ship Management Pvt Ltd
  3. Seaspan
  4. Teekay
  5. Wallem Group

For further information refer to (GEIMS PLACEMENT DATA)


In conclusion, the Great Eastern Maritime Institute is truly a remarkable institution that stands at the apogee of maritime education. From its state-of-the-art facilities to its dedicated and experienced faculty, it provides students with an exceptional learning experience that equips them with the skills and knowledge they need to thrive in the maritime industry.

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How long would it take to receive online exam link after form submission.

Aman Manwal

Hi Thomson, it totally depends on the number of candidates for the examination, generally it would take around 2 to 3 weeks, however it can take even more than that, again depends of candidates.


Can neplai student apply

Aman Manwal

Hi Sudarshan, yes you can join merchant navy. To get more information on how to join and the complete procedure, check out our free How to Join Merchant Navy.


Gp rating cource

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Hey Hari, check out GP Rating Guidance series to learn about the complete joining process for GP Rating.

Nikhil kumar singh

Sir my passport will take 3 months I get my passport till September and I filled great eastern form can I join in August Batch
My passport making process will take 3 months will company give me admission in August Batch

Aman Manwal

Hi Nikhil, passport is necessary at the time of admission in any maritime institute. Without it, you might face some difficulty at the time of admission. You can contact your college for their guidelines regarding the documents at the time of admission.


I have done my Engineering for 5yrs instead of 4yrs due to some reasons, Am I eligible to apply for ETO, I have completed my BE from 2017-2022

Aman Manwal

Hi Harsha, you can check your eligibility with our ETO Eligibility Calculator which will tell you eligibility and which colleges you are eligible for.


Hii Sir I have completed my engineering on 2022, due to covid our board has promoted us 4th and 6th sem acedamic year due to this i dont have any basic knowledge of control system etc, if i join for Eto course will they train me from scratch and i lag basics too , can ppl like me able to survive

Aman Manwal

Hi Ujwal, surely they will teach you from scratch but you might face issue at the beginning of the course. If you do not want to lag behind others then surely you will be required something that will keep you ahead of your classmates. Our ETO Excellence Package will help you in that, with more than 30 hours of content on electrical, it will definitely help you on college as well as onboard.

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Gp rating shponership

Aman Manwal

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