GME (Graduate Marine Engineering) course eligibility, scope, jobs and salary

Last Updated on July 27, 2023 by Vishnu Nambiar

GME stands for Graduate Marine Engineering course. It is a 1 year long presea training course that focuses on Technical knowledge related to the field of Marine Engineering. In this article, we will have a detailed analysis of GME course. We will check out basic course details, scope, job opportunities available after completing the course, salary details, eligibility criteria etc.


Basic details about GME (Graduate Marine Engineering) course

As mentioned before, it is a 1 year long presea training course. It focuses on Technical aspects related to Marine Engineering, such as-

  • Marine Electrical and Electronics Systems
  • Marine Machinery
  • Marine Engineering Drawing
  • Marine Safety Engineering
  • Naval Architecture
  • Communication Skills
  • Hydraulics


After successfully completing this Diploma course and clearing MEO Class-4 Part A Examination, students will have to go through 6 months of compulsory sea service. After this stint and clearing safety courses, other training modules and tests, clearing MEO Class-4 Part B Examination, a cadet will be provided with Marine Engineering Officer Class 4 Certificate of Competency.


After obtaining this certificate, one may start working as a Marine Engineer on Merchant Navy ships in any part of the World! 12 months of sea service later, one may again appear for training modules and appear for MEO Class 2- Part B Examination.


Also read: DME (Diploma in Marine Engineering) course details


The point is that while in service, one may choose to appear for further training modules, courses and appear for exams. These exams will help one attain advanced competency certificates, like- Marine Engineering Class 2 Certificate of Competency and Marine Engineer Class 1 Certificate of Competency. In short, one may rise through the ranks and eventually become Chief Engineering Officer, gradually.


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Best Maritime courses to get Merchant Navy job

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GME course’s Eligibility Criteria

talking about Eligibility Criteria, there are two main requirements- Educational and Medical. Let us focus on them now-


Educational Qualifications

B.E./B.Tech. Degree holders in Mechanical or Naval Architecture branches are eligible to pursue this course. Minimum marks criteria may exist, in case of some Institutes. And it varies from one Institute to another! Generally, it is between 50-60% marks in the final year of B.E./B.Tech. Program.


Medical/Physical Standards

Candidate should be physically fit and capable of taking up seafaring role. Eyesight is also checked before admission. At least unaided vision of 6/12 is required in each eye. Candidate should not be suffering from color or night blindness. Also, a candidate should not be more than 28 years of age at the time when the course starts.


Come, let us take a close look at the list of GME colleges in India and the admission process


Best GME colleges in India-


1 AMET University, Tamil Nadu

  • Address: 135, East coast road, Kanathur, Chennai 603112, Tamil Nadu
  • Contact number: 18001083030, 4427444625, 4427444627
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2 Anglo Eastern Maritime Academy, Maharashtra

  • Address: Khandpe, Kondiwade, Karjat, Raigad 410201, Maharashtra
  • Contact number: 02148226848
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3 BP Marine Academy, Maharashtra

  • Address: BP Marine Academy, Old Panvel Road, Near Court, Raigad 410206, Maharashtra
  • Contact number: 02227450271
  • Website:


4 CV Raman College of Engineering, Odisha

  • Address: CV Raman Global University, Bidyanagar, Mahura, Janla, Bhubaneswar 752054, Odisha
  • Contact number: 06746636555, 9040272733
  • Website:


5 Cochin Shipyard Limited, Kerala

  • Address: Marine Engineering Training Institute, Cochin Shipyard Limited, Perumanoor 682015, Kerala
  • Contact number: 04842501370
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6 Coimbatore Marine College, Tamil Nadu

  • Address: 296, Pollachi Main Road, Myleripalayam, Othakkalmanpadam, Coimbatore 641032, Tamil Nadu
  • Contact number: 18001205533, 04222364999
  • Website:


7 GKM Institute of Marine Sciences and Technology, Tamil Nadu

  • Address: Alapakkam-Mappedu Road, GKM Nagar, Perungalathur, Chennai 600063, Tamil Nadu
  • Contact number: 4422794073/22794023
  • Website:


8 Garden Reach Ship Builders and Engineering Ltd, West Bengal

  • Address: 43/46, Garden Reach Road, Kolkata 700024
  • Contact number: 24698100
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9 HIMT College, Kalpakkam, TN

  • Address: HIMT College, 55, East coast road, 72-B, Arambakkam, Vengambakkam Junction, Kalpakkam, Tamil Nadu 603102
  • Contact number: 8939872536, 8056283383
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10 HIMT College, Tidel Park, TN

  • Address: HIMT College, 32, 4th street, Dr VSI Estate, Near Hotel Holiday Inn, Near SRP Tools Signal, Thiruvanmiyur, Chennai 600041, Tamil Nadu
  • Contact number: 8939872536, 8056283383
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11 Institute of Maritime Studies, Goa

  • Address: Institute of Maritime Studies, ISBT Complex, Bogda, Vasco, Goa
  • Contact number: 08322520986, 08322524063
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12 International Maritime Institute, Uttar Pradesh

  • Address: 13, Knowledge Park 1, Surajpur-Kasna Road, Greater Noida 201310, Uttar Pradesh
  • Contact number: 9650657755
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13 MERI (Marine Engineering and Research Institute), Mumbai, Maharashtra

  • Address: MERI, IMU Mumbai Port Campus, Hay Bunder Road, Mumbai 400033, Maharashtra
  • Contact number: 02223723577/23725987
  • Website:


14 MTI (Maritime Training Institute), Powai, Maharashtra

  • Address: MTI, 52-C, Adi Shankaracharya Marg, Powai 400072, Mumbai, Maharashtra
  • Contact number: 8657135535, 02235116015
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15 Mangalore Marine College and Technology, Karnataka

  • Address: Padil Padavu, Kelinjar Village, Kuppepadavu, Mangalore 574144
  • Contact number: 18001205533, 04222364999
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16 Maritime Foundation, Tamil Nadu

  • Address: 4/268, Thozhuvur, Kuppam, Sevapet, NH 716, Thiruvallur, Tamil Nadu 602025
  • Contact number: 04427621193/94/95/96/97
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17 Praveenya Institute of Marine Engineering and Maritime Studies, Andhra Pradesh

  • Address: PRIME, Modavalasa, Opposite Fresh Choice, Chittivalasa, Denkada Mandal, Vizianagaram 531162, Andhra Pradesh
  • Contact number: 9494198111, 9652396235
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18 RL Institute of Nautical Sciences, Tamil Nadu

  • Address: TVR Nagar, Aruppukottai Road, Elliyerpatti, Madurai, Tamil Nadu 625022
  • Contact number: 04523918614
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19 Samundra Institute of Maritime Studies, Maharashtra

  • Address: Takwe Khurd, Mumbai Pune Highway, Lonavala, Pune 410405, Maharashtra
  • Contact number: 02114399500
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20 TS Rahaman, Mumbai, Maharashtra

  • Address: Jahaz Mahal Annexe, 170 K, Samander Point Estate, Opposite Lotus, Worli, Mumbai 400018, Maharashtra
  • Contact number: 02224933324/24938740
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21 The Great Eastern Institute of Maritime Studies, Maharashtra

  • Address: 56, Tungarli Village, Opposite Lagoona Resort, Next to Perfect Engineering Works, Lonavala 410403, Pune, Maharashtra
  • Contact number: 9595312126, 7620312127
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22 UV Patel College of Engineering, Gujarat

  • Address: Ganpat University, UVPCE, Ganpat Vidyanagar, Mehsana-Gozaria Highway, Mehsana 384012
  • Contact number: 02762286805/226001
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23 VELS Academy of Maritime Education and Training, Tamil Nadu

  • Address: Off Rajiv Gandhi Salai, Near Navalur, Thalambur, Chennai 600130, Tamil Nadu
  • Contact number: 9361852531, 9840365082
  • Website:


Scope, job opportunities and salary details

One may take up the role of Marine Engineer on Merchant Navy ships after obtaining the Class 4 Certificate of Competency (Marine Engineer). Once there, one may rise through the ranks and land better positions, by appearing for training modules and courses and clearing examinations associated with them. Also check – best careers in India & top courses after 12th science.


Starting salary depends on different factors such as- profile of Employer, quality of the Institute from which the course has been pursued, grades attained by cadet etc. Generally, it is between 40-60k Rupees each month. You may also check – IMU CET test.


After retiring, one may take up the role of an Instructor at Maritime Institutes. Becoming an Independent Consultant is another option that is available.

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22 thoughts on “GME (Graduate Marine Engineering) course eligibility, scope, jobs and salary”

  1. Sir,
    Last year in 2019 I’ve completed my mechanical engineering. Now I want admit for GME course but before this I want to know, what is current situation about job frequency as a marine engineering. PLZZ help me about this.

  2. Hii sir I have a drought can you clear me from that now currently I am studying
    B.E mechanical engineering after my completion of my engineering can I able to join in GME course whether choosing GME can I able to get job and whether GME course is good for the current status in what job can I get whether I choose GME course and also say me the best college in Tamil Nadu for GME course

  3. Sir
    What is the placement frequency after GME.
    will everyone get the job??
    What will be the chance of getting job for an above average student?

  4. Respected sir,
    After GME, for getting Indian COC it is necessary that the candidate should have 10+2 PCM 60% oR, B.E final year 60% marks are ok for getting COC.

  5. Respect sir,I would like to join GME course ,Now I studying BE mech 5 th semester,which Tamilnadu institution is best for placement and provide the Education loan.Please kindly give the details to me sir.Thanking you

  6. Sir, I am part time mechanical engineering BE final year. can I joint GME graduate marine engineer course….. plz…. reply.

  7. Hi friends – My brother completed GME course and looking for job. Please advice me the rite place to look for job openings.

    Qualification – 4 year of Mechanical Engineering + 1 year – GME

    Thanks in advance!!!

  8. Pls i want to know if i am eligible to go for GME been a mechanical engineering graduate from Nigeria but will be 30years this year 2016.

    • Atul, general details about GME course has been given. Well, it is not too tough and not too easy at the same time. That’s all I can say about the level of toughness involved in this course.


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