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What is the Merchant Navy?

The Merchant Navy refers to the commercial fleet of merchant vessels, ships, and maritime operations involved in transporting goods, cargo, and passengers by sea. Unlike the Navy, a military force responsible for defence and security at sea, the Merchant Navy is a civilian fleet primarily dedicated to international trade and commerce.

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Types of Merchant Navy Colleges in India?

Indian Maritime University (IMU) CampusesAffiliated Maritime Institutes/colleges 
IMU has campuses located in different parts of India. These campuses offer undergraduate and postgraduate programs in disciplines like Nautical Science, Marine Engineering, Naval Architecture, and other courses.These colleges and institutes are affiliated with IMU and provide pre-sea and post-sea training programs. They offer courses like DNS (Diploma in Nautical Science), B.Tech in Marine Engineering, and various other courses required for obtaining CoC (Certificate of Competency) as per Directorate General of Shipping (DG Shipping) guidelines
IMU Kolkata campus, IMU Chennai campus, IMU Vishakhapatnam and IMU Navi Mumbai etc.Anglo-Eastern Maritime Academy, HIMT College (Hindustan Institute of Maritime Training), The Great Eastern Institute of Maritime Studies etc.

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Indian Maritime University (IMU) Campus

1. Indian Maritime University Navi Mumbai Campus (IMU Navi Mumbai)/ TS Chanakya (Training Ship Chanakya)

The Training Ship Chanakya is formerly the name for the Indian Maritime University, Navi Mumbai Campus.

Campus Name IMU Navi Mumbai/ TS Chanakya
AddressKarave, Nerul, Navi Mumbai- 400706.
CampusIMU Navi Mumbai, campus stretches North-South alongside Palm Beach Highway 
Pre Sea Courses1. B.Sc Nautical Science  (185 Cadets)
2. Diploma In Nautical Science (80 Cadets)
Post Sea Courses1. E.C.D.I.S
2. G.M.D.S.S
3. A.F.F & A.F.F Refresher 
Facilities1. Administrative and Scholastic Blocks
2. Specialized Laboratories (Physics/Electronics, Chemistry, Computer, Seamanship & Navigation, GMDSS, Environmental Sciences, Marine Engineering Control Station, Chartroom)
3. Fire Fighting Complex and Power Station
4. Marine Engineering Workshop and Catering Block
5.Two Hostel Blocks
6. Sports Ground, Olympic-size Swimming Pool, Gymnasium
7. Enquiry Building

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2. Indian Maritime University Mumbai Port Campus/ LBS CAMSAR/ DMET/ MERI Mumbai

The Mumbai Port Campus of the Indian Maritime University comprises two top-notch maritime institutions in India:

  • College of Advanced Maritime Studies & Research (LBS CAMSAR) 
  • Marine Engineering & Research Institute (MERI)

These institutions are located in South Mumbai Haybunder, Mumbai. LBS CAMSAR College specializes in post-sea training, while MERI, Mumbai, focuses on pre-sea training.

Campus Name IMU Mumbai Port/ MERI/ LBS CAMSAR
AddressMERI, MUMBAI, Hay Bunder Road, Mumbai- 400033.
CampusIMU Mumbai Port, campus is situated at South Mumbai Haybunder Mumbai
Pre Sea CoursesB.Tech (Marine Engineering) Post Graduate Diploma in Marine Engineering
Post Sea CoursesInstitute offers 45 post-sea courses for Nautical & Marine Engineering cadets which include:Certificate of Competency courses.Simulator based CoursesNon-simulator-based Modular courses.
FacilitiesAdministrative and Scholastic BlocksSpecialized LaboratoriesMarine Engineering Workshop and Catering BlockHostel BlocksSports Ground, Swimming Pool, Gymnasium

IMU Affiliated Colleges 

1. Anglo Eastern Maritime Academy (AEMA)

Anglo-Eastern Maritime Academy, commonly known as AEMA, was established on June 15, 2009.

Anglo-Eastern Maritime Academy, also referred to as AEMA, is under the ownership of the Anglo-Eastern Group. This prominent Ship Management Company oversees a global fleet of over 600 ships. 

Institute Name Anglo Eastern Maritime Academy 
AddressLeela Business Park, 401, Fourth Floor, Andheri – Kurla Rd, Andheri East, Mumbai, Maharashtra 400059
Pre Sea Courses1. Diploma in Nautical Science (DNS)
2. Graduate in Marine Engineering (GME)
3. Electro Technical Officer (ETO)
Modular STCW CoursesThere are 9 Modular STCW Courses for Seafarers by Anglo Eastern Maritime Academy.
1. BST – EFA (Elementary First Aid)
2. BST – PSSR (Personal Safety and Social Responsibility)
3. BST – PST (Proficiency in Survival Techniques)
FacilitiesAEMA provided state-of-the-art facilities to the cadets which include:
1. Workshop & Laboratories
2. Ship Forecastle Area and Seamanship Labs
3. Ship Handling Simulator
4. Library and Net-lab
5. Wheel House and Lighthouse
6. Gymnasium
PlacementEvery cadet or trainee enrolled in pre-sea training at AEMA is sponsored in advance by the Anglo-Eastern Group, AEMA consistently achieves a 100% placement track record.

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2. Samundra Institute of Maritime Studies (SIMS)

The Samundra Institute of Maritime Studies is a leading establishment in India for marine engineering and navigation education.

The institute provides comprehensive education and training for cadets, as well as post-sea training for shipmasters, with a strong focus on research.

It is accredited by the Directorate General of Shipping, Government of India, and affiliated with the Indian Maritime University.

Institute Name Samundra Institute of Maritime Studies (SIMS)
AddressSamundra Institute of Maritime Studies, Lonavala, Village Takwe, Khurd,Mumbai-Pune Highway (NH4),Lonavala, Dist. Pune,Maharashtra, Pin 410405, India
Pre Sea Courses1. Diploma in Nautical Science (DNS)
2. B.tech Marine Engineering Graduate in Marine Engineering (GME)
3. Electro Technical Officer (ETO)
Auxiliary CoursesSIMS provide post-sea training and off-shore training to the cadets at their Mumbai Centre.
FacilitiesSIMS provided state-of-the-art facilities to the cadets which include:
1. Modern and well-equipped classrooms.Fire Fighting Mockup
2. Amphitheater
3. Workshops with real-life equipment
4. Integrated Gas Tanker Simulator
5. Swimming pool, sports and recreational facilities and many more
PlacementEvery cadet or trainee enrolled in SIMS is placed in executive ship management (ESM) after completion of the course, SIMS has consistently achieved a good placement track record.

3.  Training Ship Rahaman (T S Rahaman)

TS Rahman was established in 1910 as an orphanage, Training Ship Rahaman became South Asia’s first institute to train Indians as Merchant Navy officers.

Courses in T S Rahman are recognized by the Directorate General of Shipping and the government of India.

Institute Name Training Ship Rahman (T S Rahman)
AddressJahaz Mahal, 170 K Samander Point Estate, Lala Lajpatrai Marg, opp. Lotus, Shiv Sagar Estate, Worli, Mumbai, Maharashtra 400018
Pre Sea Courses1. Diploma in Nautical Science (DNS)
2. B.Sc Nautical Science 
3. Graduate in Marine Engineering
4. (GME)General Purpose Rating (GP Rating)
FacilitiesT S Rahman provided state-of-the-art facilities to the cadets which include:
1. 3-Academic Building 
2. 4 Hostel
3. Workshop building 
4. Library George camble 
6. Administrative Building 
7. Hospital with RMO and 20 beds
PlacementTS Rahman, an established institution of education and quality, has seen a phenomenal surge of significant companies such as
1.Maersk tanker
3.Fleet Management 

4. Great Eastern Institute of Maritime Studies(GEIMS)

GEIMS is a part of India’s biggest private shipping company called The Great Eastern Shipping Company. They have more than 40 ships, including tankers and bulk carriers. GEIMS offers opportunities to work with them and other top international shipping companies. They got an excellent grade in a program called DGS Comprehensive Inspection.

Institute Name Great Eastern Institute of Maritime Studies (GEIMS)
AddressNo.56, Mumbai-Pune Express Way, Tungarli Village Opp Lagoona Resort, Near Perfect Engineering Works
Pre Sea Courses1. Diploma in Nautical Science (DNS)
2. Electro Technical Officer (ETO)
3. Graduate in Marine Engineering (GME)
4. General Purpose Rating (GP Rating)
Facilities1) Best infrastructure, excellent classroom facilities, an e-library, science & electricity/electronic laboratories, IT facilities, Sports & Gymnasium
2) Above-average hostel with good quality food.
3)  24X7 medical facilities.
PlacementGreat Eastern Institute of Maritime Studies offer placement at good shipping companies, they also self recruit the cadets for their own organization The Great Eastern  Shipping Company.Companies Like Seaspan, Teekay, Wallem Group and Goodwood Ship Management recruit the cadet from GEIMs

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5. Shipping Corporation of India – Maritime Training Institute

SCI Maritime Training Institute (MTI) forms an essential component of The Shipping Corporation of India Ltd. (SCI) – India’s one of the largest shipping companies.

In 1988, SCI established the MTI with the purpose of fulfilling the training and re-training needs of its onshore and fleet personnel.

Institute Name Maritime Training Institute – Shipping Corporation of India
AddressRambaug, Chandivali, Powai, 52-C, A S Marg, Area Powai, Mumbai, Maharashtra 400072
Pre Sea Courses1. Diploma in Nautical Science (DNS) leading to B.Sc Nautical Science
2. Electro Technical Officer
Post sea courses1. STCW and Modular Courses 
2. Competency Courses
3. Management Courses
FacilitiesMTI Powai has enhanced its Maritime Education and Training offerings with the following improvements:
1. Expanded workshops covering Welding, Fitting, Carpentry, Plumbing, Physics, Chemistry, Seamanship, Hydraulic Pneumatic, and Computer skills.
2. Enriched library with a collection of over 7,000 books.
3. Introduction of advanced simulators, including ROC-ARPA, GMDSS, Bridge Simulator, and ECDIS.
4. Upgraded laboratories to facilitate hands-on learning experiences.
5. State-of-the-art Advanced Fire Fighting Training MOCK-UP, renowned as one of India’s finest and most established facilities.


In conclusion, navigating a career in the Merchant Navy starts with selecting the right educational anchor. Our exploration of esteemed institutions like IMU Navi Mumbai, IMU Mumbai Port, Anglo Eastern Maritime Academy, and B.P. Marine Academy provides a compass for aspiring mariners. Pre-sea, and post-sea offerings, facilities, and placements have been unveiled, aiding your informed choice.

As you contemplate a maritime future, remember, these institutions are not just gateways to a career but vessels of lifelong learning and discovery. 

Bon voyage on your journey to a rewarding Merchant Navy adventure. Feel free to share your thoughts below.

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Need update to enroll my daughter for merchant navy

Aayush Shailesh Mahadik

I want guidance to join merchant Navy after 12th. I am staying at dahisar mumbai

Aman Manwal

Hi Aayush, if you want to join merchant navy, then you should check out our free “How to Join Merchant Navy Guidance Series” to get the complete information about merchant navy.

Bhupesh Kumar

I am 12th pass with PCM 59 percent. Can apply for BSc nautical science course.

Aman Manwal

Hey Bhupesh, at least 60% is required in PCM to go for DNS or B.Sc Nautical Science, which your marks does not meet. To get the complete eligibility for B.Sc Nautical Science, check out our Eligibility Calculator.

Aditya Ghorpade

Hi joining your college

Kshitij chambhare

My dream is I am officer marchant navy

Aman Manwal

Hey Kshitij, glad to know that you are interested in joining merchant navy as an Officer. Check out our free “How to Join Merchant Navy Guidance Series that will give you the idea about merchant navy. Make sure to check your eligibility with our dedicated IMU CET eligibility calculator.


Sir can i do merchant Navy after doing btech from any university or college

Last edited 1 month ago by Lavya
Aman Manwal

Hey Lavya, theoretically yes you can, but it depends on your age at the time of passing out. If you will be under the age limit defined for merchant navy i.e. 18 to 25 then you can apply go for Merchant Navy. For more information check out How to Join Merchant Navy free guidance series.

Aditya Ghorpade

Hi joining your college

Harsh Gahlawat

how can i join merchant navy after 12th without physics i have only maths

Aman Manwal

Hi Harsh, you can go for merchant navy but only with GP Rating. To get the complete information of GP Rating, enroll in our free GP Rating Guidance Series which have all the information related top GP Rating Colleges, fees, placement and salary.

Om Nitin Vichare

After 10th join merchant navy college in Mumbai

Aman Manwal

Hi Om, yes you can join merchant navy after class 10th but we do not recommend that. Why? for that you need to watch our free GP Rating Guidance Series where you will learn all the information regarding GP Rating colleges, fees, and placements.