Yea, so this is the difference between any other field and in Merchant Navy. You do that have to go for an internship during the course but you have gone for training after completion of the course which will be given provided by the company in which you will select during placement. Earlier there was no security regarding the placement but recently DG Shipping of India has passed a circular according to which an institution can only admit a candidate if and only if he gets an security of getting placed in a company.
Alumni network is very strong WMD very vast spread all over the globe and tries to help their juniors if that possible within their capabilities.
During my time faculties were mostly visiting faculties since I was the first batch of B-Tech, but even after that visiting faculties were highly experienced and confident. But now University have started with permanent faculties who are highly experienced as the by my juniors.
Basically, college is set up in an industrial area so it cuts you from the main city and you have to submit an application before leaving the college and life is pretty tough in college being it a paramilitary college.
They conduct their own exam namely IMU-CET through which you will get your rank all over India. After that, you have to go for counseling at Chennai which is the head office and then you have to select your college out of the 7 campuses which come under IMU. Many private colleges also accept this score. Now procedure for counseling have changed, it can be now done online.
One has to pay 2.5 lac per annum which is quite high considering it a central government college but nowadays that's a normal fee of any engineering college, also the fees of private colleges go up to 4 lac per annum so considering this it is a nominal fee.
Examination structure is same as most of the colleges that are 2 semesters in a year, the 4-year course so in total 8 semesters consisting of 7-8 papers in initial 2 years and then 6 papers for the last two years in each semester. Papers are bit tough and test your academic approach also. But to increase the interest of Student, University offers 1.5 lac scholarship to topper of each batch.
50% scholarship is given to each girl cadet for all the 4 years and those who top the batch is given 1.5 lac and 2nd and 3rd topper is 50k each. And education loan can be taken if needed.
As we know that the market is in recession and shipping field is all about the market. It is one of the most professional industry in the world, so placements are less but now recent steps taken by the Ministry of Shipping have to make sure that each and every individual gets a job.
Always wanted to go on a Mechanical side so I heard that Marine Engineering is basically Mechanical on board ship with some real-life thrill and the pay is really very very good. So why shouldn't someone go for it? Thought life is pretty tough being a para-military college but that's where all the fun lies.
All the hostel facilities, mess food, 4 pairs of uniform, 2 sports uniform, books and copies for all the 4 years are included in the fees. The hostel location is amazing since college is sea facing and mess food is also nice since the mess committee consists of 2 cadets from each batch.
The college conducts various kinds of events like: Sports Fest, Annual event namely Prayaan consisting of many events like debate, DJ war, model making, essay writing and many more which give the opportunity to each and every candidate, outside colleges, are also involved in the event. Then another is POP i.e. Passing Out Parade for each batch.
Thought being a co-ed college the gender ratio is very bad since I'm India generally girls don't want to join merchant Navy because the life is pretty tough and you have to stay away from the family. So very fewer girls take admission in the college. Though lab facilities are nice with experienced faculty members.
The course is not just about your studies it is also about your physical as mental health since one has to be physically and mentally fit to sail on a ship under very rough weather conditions. The course is a bit lengthy and vast but once you get the hold of your life in college, everything will fall in place.
IMU-CET is a exam exclusively arranged for this college. After scoring in this exams you are called for an counselling in which you have to select among the 7 colleges all over India. Many private colleges also accept this score for marine engineering.
It is the most professional industry and hence always has demand in the industrial levels. They train us well for this interview process. Some of the companies that recruit from here are SCI, Thome and Synergy, the salary package is also quite impressive.
This college always stands by you in all the steps you take, right from the first day of the admission to the placement day. This is one of the oldest colleges for marine engineering with courses like B.Sc and diploma too.
I cleared IMU CET with a good rank (within 500) and then applied for this institute. This exam is similar to JEE. The application processes are all done online. Based on your ranking you are sent a call letter for counselling.
To get the admission eligibility criteria is to have 50% marks in English in classes 10 and 10+2 and 60% marks in class 10+2 with PCM stream. The admission guidelines is to qualify Joint Entrance Exam (JEE) which is organised by Indian Institute of Technology (IIT) and after that Interview or counselling.
As this is one of the most prestigious course so the job is also one of the most prestigious. The college provides the on campus interviews for jobs and internships at different companies. These company interviews are very hard and you have to give your 100% to these interviews to crack them.
The eligibility criteria is to have more 60% marks in 10+2 from PCB stream and to have minimum of 50% in English in class 10 and 10+2. In case of SC/ST candidates there will be a 5% relaxation in eligibility marks; however, it will not apply to English marks. To get the admission the students will have to qualify the Online Common Entrance Test (CCET).
The college promotes internships for the students so they can get maximum experience in their field. Other than that the college organizes on campus interviews for the interested students. The college also trains the students to be top of their game so they can be best in their field.
The good thing is everything is depends upon your batch, how you will perform, will build your market value, because the placement is the main thing. So for that, you have to be on your toe, then college will hell out. The college will be there always but you have to work hard, visit companies, invite them.
Give IMU CET. Secure good rank around 500, and opt for IMU Kolkata and Mumbai for the best college and best placement. The test is based on the JEE mains syllabus. The form will be announced after Feb and keep visiting IMU official website. You will get an Education loan easily for IMU Kolkata but for IMU Mumbai will bit tough.