If you have done your B.tech in Mechanical engineering or pursuing your b.tech in mechanical engineering branch. Then you can go for various marine engineering courses. These courses can be postgraduate diploma courses or certificate courses after the completion of B.tech in mechanical Engineering. After completing your degree in mechanical engineering, if you want to work in the merchant navy as a marine engineer then you have to go for one year training course as a marine engineer.
How to join merchant navy as a marine Engineer?
After completing your b.tech in mechanical branch, you need to undergo one year graduate marine engineering (GME) course from a recognized institute or university. This course will help you in teaching the working of ship engines and gives you practical exposures about the marine ships. After completing this course you will be eligible to join merchant navy as a marine engineer. The basic eligibility to undergo this course is 50% marks in B.E/B.Tech (Mechanical) and 50% marks in English at 12th standard. Also the candidates should be physically fit and fulfill all medical norms.
Where to do marine engineering Courses?
If you are a B.E/B.tech (mechanical) graduate and are looking for marine engineering course than here are some suggested colleges or universities where you can pursue 1 year postgraduate diploma course:
Academy of Maritime Education & Training, Chennai
Samundra Institute of Maritime Studies, Lonavala, Maharashtra
International Maritime Institute Ltd, Greater Noida
What is the Salary of Marine Engineer?
After completing one year course in marine engineering, you will be eligible to work as a marine engineer. The merchant navy professional generally get handsome salaries and are tax free in India. For a fresher working as a junior engineer in merchant navy can get an initial salary of 4000 to 75000 after 3 or 4 year experience, the salary is in the range of 120000 to 250000.