Graduation in Marine Engineering (GME)
The minimum criteria of eligibility for this course are divided between two main requirements- educational and medical.
Educational Qualifications :-
B.E./ B.Tech degree holders in mechanical or naval architecture disciplines are eligible to pursue this course. Minimum marks criteria may exist in the case of some institutes. Generally, the minimum eligible score for admission lies between 50-60% aggregate marks in the B.E./ B.Tech program.
Medical/ Physical Standards :-
Candidates aspiring for the course need to be physically fit and capable of taking up seafaring roles. An unaided vision of 6/12 is required in each eye. Candidates should not be suffering from colour or night blindness. Also, the candidate should not be over 28 years of age at the time of the course’s commencement.
Course is a one year Pre sea Training course for Graduates those who have completed BE /B Tech in Mechanical Engineering or Naval Architecture. GME is a course leading to Class IV Marine Engineer Officer Certificate of competency, awarded by the Ministry of shipping Government of India, after six months of sea service, enabling the cadets to become Marine Engineers on board Merchant Navy Vessels (Ships) anywhere in the world. GME Course is the gateway for Mechanical & Naval Architecture Graduates to enter into Merchant Navy.