Graduate Marine Engineering course at Cochin Shipyard – 2024

Graduate Marine Engineering
KOCHI – 682 020


  • Course: GME
  • Qualification : Degree in Mechanical Engg. / Mechanical Stream of Engg. / Naval Architecture Stream of Engg. / Marine Engineering Approved by AICTE / UGC ( See clause 3 for details ).
  • Course Duration : 12 months – Residential
  • No. of admissions per year: 02
  • Admission: 1 to 15 Aug & 1 to 15 Dec
  • Date of Reporting at Hostel: 30/31 Aug & 30/31 December
  • Commencement of training: 01st January & 01st September
  • Number of Seats : 114 per year

The Course is approved by the Directorate General of Shipping (DGS), Govt. of India, as per the STCW Convention, as amended.

Medium of Instruction: English

Class Room Instructions, Laboratory Works, Workshop Practices and afloat training will be imparted as per the DGS approved syllabus in accordance with STCW as amended by International Maritime Organization (IMO).

Written and Practical tests will be conducted from time to time and a minimum pass mark of 50% in each subject is required for the successful completion of the course.

Candidates have to maintain a Training Manual and Work Diary.

All candidates should possess Passport (Indian) at the time of admission.

COURSE FEE: The fee for the course is ₹4,75,000/- and ₹10,000/- as admission charges. At the time of admission, the candidate shall pay an amount of ₹2,42,500/- (Two Lakhs Forty Two Thousand Five Hundred only) by online bank transfer OR by Demand Draft of any Bank, in favor of “Cochin Shipyard Limited”, payable at Ernakulam. The balance amount shall be paid within 3 months of start of the course. Additionally a caution deposit of ₹10,000/- shall be collected and same will be returned subject to non-liability from Hostel. The fee includes Tuition fee, Study Materials, Library & Laboratory charges, Uniforms, Boarding and Lodging expenses, Swimming pool charges, Group Insurance, TAR book, Training Manual and Student Membership of Institute of Marine Engineers. The Course fee for female candidate is ₹3,72,500/-.

In case the candidate does not pay the fees within 3 months, a fine of ₹500/- per week shall be charged after 3 months of start of the course.

The Course fee includes fees towards five STCW modular courses, which the trainees have to undergo separately during / after completion of the course from METI. METI shall make arrangements for these courses.

Candidates will not be paid any stipend during the training

If a candidate, after joining the training course, withdraws from the course within 15 days of starting of the course, 20% of total fees shall be deducted and balance refunded. In case the candidate withdraws from the course after 15 days from starting the course or is expelled on disciplinary grounds, he shall not be eligible for any refund of fees. Cancellation of admission before start of course, has to be submitted in writing by the admitted candidate and the cancellation charges of ₹10,000/- is applicable. If any candidate withdraws from the course within 15 days of commencement of the course on medical grounds the candidate may be granted refund of the fees subject to CSL management approval and deduction of expenditure incurred by METI for the candidate against his paid fees.

Candidates should be of Indian Nationality and posses Indian Passport.

The age limit for selection is 28 years as on the date of commencement of the course and exemptions as mentioned.

The Educational standards presently specified by the Administration is a pass in B.E / B.Tech Degree with a minimum 50% marks from recognized university and degree obtained from institutes approved by All India Council of Technical Education (AICTE) or the IIT’s or from University Engineering Colleges (Colleges directly run by University) in the following 3 categories of branches only.
Category -1: Full time B.E / B.Tech Degree in Mechanical Engineering
Category – 2: Full time B.E / B.Tech Degree in all Mechanical Engineering Streams like Mechanical and Automation, Mechanical and Electronics, Mechanical and Automobiles etc. However the word “Mechanical” should be first, indicating that Mechanical Engineering is the core and the second subject is the elective.
Category – 3: Full time B.E / B.Tech Degree in Naval Architecture streams like Naval Architecture and Ocean Engineering, Naval Architecture and Ship Building etc. However the word “Naval Architecture” should be first, indicating that Naval Architecture is the core and the second subject is the elective.
Category – 4: B.E / B.Tech in Marine Engineering (Non DGS approved but AICTE / UGC approved Institutions) with minimum 50% marks.
Category 1 & 4 – Candidates are eligible for exemption of Part A of MEO Class IV and Class II, Certificate of Competency from the DG Shipping, after successful completion of GME Course.
Category 2 & 3 – Candidates from the combination streams will have to pass Part A subjects of MEO Class IV and MEO Class II grade of Examination as per the DG Shipping regulations, after successful completion of GME Course.

The Candidate should also have minimum 50% of marks in English language in any of the following Examinations Class – Xth/ XIIth, Diploma OR Degree. A relaxation of 5% marks in English shall be granted to candidates who are native of the Lakshadweep and Andaman and Nicobar Islands and belong to Scheduled Tribes and whose both parents were born in those Islands and belong to the Schedules Tribes of those Islands. (DGS Circular 12 of 2020 dated 01.04.2020)

The Candidate joining the course must be in sound health and shall produce a Medical Fitness Certificate from DG Shipping approved medical practitioner in the approved format. The approved medical practitioner’s list is given in DG Shipping website – Maritime Health Branch – Updated list of approved Medical Examiners of Seafarers. Medical Certificate shall have validity of at least 18 months from commencement of the course.

The Candidate should confirm that the Doctor uploads the Medical Certificate in his seaman’s profile at the DG Shipping site after getting his INDoS number. (Format of Medical Certificate is attached under “Forms and Format”)

Apart from mental and physical fitness, following basic norms are to be satisfied :
a) Height & Weight : Minimum 157 cm’s with correlated weight and proportionate chest.
b) Eye Sight : Candidates should have no abnormalities with eye sight. Color blindness is not acceptable.
c) Hearing : Must be good, conforming to ILO. Convention 147

The Candidate must pass the psychological screening test (MMPE test) conducted on behalf of Directorate General of Shipping when required.


  • Boarding and Lodging is provided by METI, the cost of which is included in the course fee.
  • A personal locker is provided in the Hostel for keeping the belongings. Safe custody of all personal belongings shall be responsibility of the trainee.
  • Hostel facility will be available a day before the start of the course.

ADMISSION PROCEDURE: The candidate has to generate DG Shipping Reference No by accessing –> Admission in Maritime Training Institute –> Application –> Fill Up and submit. You will get the Reference No. in your mobile. Our application should contain that Ref. No. Our online application should be filled up and submitted after visiting the site-

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