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GME Course Details, Eligibility, Fees, Affiliated Colleges and Admission

Read details about Graduate Marine Engineering or Post Graduate Diploma in Marine Engineering like Eligibility, age, fees, colleges and admission etc.

Merchant Navy as it name tell us, is all about the shipping world. Today in this article we will know about a course that is quite popular among the students who want to pursue a career in this field. The name of the course is GME or PGDME as some say like this. So, let’s learn about it in more detail

Details about Graduate Marine Engineering –GME Course

There are two sides of people who are working on the ship, one are for the deck department and take care for the navigation of the ship. The other one is the engine department, who take cares of the technical work on the vessel. They are called as Engineers and support staff is called as Engine Ratings.
Marine Engineer, GME course
To enter as engineer in to this, you have to do either of the following courses:
1)        Study Diploma and then take admission
2)       Do Marine Engineering (4 year)
3)       After Graduation (Engineering)
Option 3rd is what is called as GME course. After doing your graduation in mechanical engineering or Mechanical and Automation engineering, you can enter this field. The prime reason why people are coming to this field is getting exposure of the outside world and obviously money. Read this article for knowing about latest salary in merchant navy.

Eligibility Criteria for GME Course

Following conditions that you have to full fill before joining this course:
1)        Degree in Mechanical or Naval Engineering or Mechanical and Automation Engineering from a UGC recognized university or college.
2)       50% marks in final year of graduation and 50% marks in English in degree or 12th
or 10th class.
3)       Full fill the medical criteria as laid by the DG shipping. You can get your medical
done from following doctors.
4)       Maximum age of 28 years at the time of admission.
Note: Those candidates who have Mechanical and Automation Engineering degree will have to give heat engines written exam for class 4 COC (4th Engineer Exam). For class 2 exams (2nd Engineer exam), they have to write thermodynamics and heat transmission exam. Candidates with degree in mechanical or naval engineering need not to write these exams.

How to Apply for GME or PGDME course admissions

You can directly go to the colleges that are mentioned in the end to take admission. The admission will be based on the guidelines of DG Shipping and colleges will take interview and test before giving you admission. Or Now India has its own centralized maritime university called as Indian Maritime University. Every year they conduct examination all over the India for several marine courses. Candidates who are interest in joining this course will need to give this examination.
Life At Sea, GME Course
For more information about the India Maritime University exam for GME course and Syllabus, read this article. This is quite useful for those who want deep knowledge about this exam.

GME Course Fee Structure and Duration

The duration of the course is 1 year and it is divided in 2 semesters. Generally the first semester starts from September each year. Fee for this course can vary from 3 lakh to 5 lakh for one year; depending on the college you are taking admission. Fees vary as facilities provided by various
colleges are different.

GME Course Syllabus

Syllabus for the course is similar to what the marine engineering students study. Since in the graduation students study most of the mechanical subjects that are common for this field, main focus is on the marine subjects like engines, naval architecture, ship construction and ship safety. These subjects are core to the industry; hence students are advised to study them thoroughly as they are new to this kind of matter.
After successful completion of the courses, candidates get their diploma certificate and Continuous Discharge Certificate called as CDC. And for duration of 6 months, they have to do onboard training on a ship, after that only they are eligible for the Class 4 examination all over the world.

DG Approved Maritime Colleges offering GME Course

1.         AMET University
2.         Garden Reach Ship Builders & Engineers Ltd. Gandhinagar, Kolkata
3.         International Maritime institute Ltd, Greater Noida
4.        Indian Maritime University, Cochin Campus
5.        Coimbatore Marine Centre, Coimbatore – 641 045.
6.         M/s. Maritime Foundation, Chennai 600094 7. AMET University, Chennai-93
7.         VeI”s University , Chennai 603103.
8.       Praveenya Institute Of Marine Engineering & Maritime Studies (PRIME)
9.        C.V. Raman College of Engineering, Bhubaneswar
10.      Vishwakarma Maritime Institute, Pune
11.       Institute of Maritime Studies, Vasco-de Gama,Goa
12.      Indian Maritime University, Mumbai Campus
13.      Cochin Shipyard Ltd.,Perumanoor,Kochi
14.      Chidamabarm Institute of Maritime Technology, Chennai
15.      Anglo Eastern Maritime Academy, Karjat, Maharashtra
16.      T.S Rahaman, Navi Mumbai
17.      G.K.M Institute of Marine Science and Technology, Chennai
18.      Samundra Institute of Maritime Studies, Lonavala, Maharashtra
19.      Great Eastern shipping company Training Institute, Lonavala, Pune
20.     RL Institute of Nautical Science, Madura’
21.      Mangalore Marine College, Mangalore
22.   HIMT College – Kalpakkam
HIMT College – Tidal Park
23.     Praveenya Institute of Marine Engineering & Maritime Studies
24. BP Marine Academy
25. U.V. Patel College Of Engineering
These are the DG affiliated maritime institutes who are offering this course.

GME Course Placements

Students are requested to go through the college for which they are applying as what placement record they have in past 3 years. Most of the maritime colleges nowadays have tie up with shipping companies or they are owned by the companies. But still it is always wise to thoroughly inspect what are college efforts towards the placements.
Picture of Container Ship
Life At Sea. GME course
Market is flooded with fresh graduates, and you don’t want to be in that pool after spending so much of money on this course. Since time duration of the course is just one year, you have to learn everything in that period and prepare yourself for the field which is waiting for you ahead. Read this article for learning about as how to get a sea job.

How is the life at sea?

Well the career is rewarding as you are a part of global work force. You would like to read this interesting article written for students. This will give you clear thoughts about what it likes to be, when you are working out there. So this was all about this course, hope you enjoyed reading about Graduate Marine Engineering Course.
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80 Replies to “GME Course Details, Eligibility, Fees, Affiliated Colleges and Admission

  1. i am student of mechanical engineering. i will complete my graduate in 2016. that mean this is my last lear. my 7th sem exam has completed. so can you please tell me that am i elligible for the GME or TME course in Garden Reach Shipbuilders & Engineers Ltd.

  2. Plz tell me which institute is best for gme courses. Also I want to know when and how to apply for this course…I will complete my mechanical graduation this year…..plz reply fast

  3. I have finished my mechanical engineering this month but i took an extra six months to complete my course due to some complications will that be a problem while looking for admission , pls help ?

          1. Hi
            Sir I have done production engineering it includes all the subjects mentioned to study for gme exam m I eligible for the exam

    1. Hi Prabhu deva I’m same question so admission will be operated for this course and small request pls send your WhatsApp number

  4. Eligibility Criteria for GME. Is it 60% average of 8 semesters or only the final 2 semesters? I am in the 8th semester now trying for Anglo Eastern Maritime Academy.

  5. Eligibility Criteria for GME. Is it 60% average of 7 semesters or only the final 2 semesters? I have written my final semester waiting for results and I have backlogs in previous semesters . I am interested in gme course please tell me am I eligible or not please give me a fast reply

  6. Whether we have to join the course on the year of completion of BE.. Plz make a reply…

  7. Sir I completed my twelfth standard with 63 %. So pls reply I am able to join in marine engineering.

  8. Sir being mechanical engineer am i suitable for marine course degree and were can i join for these course

  9. Sir i have finished my mechanical engineering by 81 percentage,but i am less in PCM(12th), i am eligible?

    1. Sir i have finished mechanical engineering but i am less in PCM (12th),i am eligible to do gme?

  10. Sir i have finished mechanical engineering but i am less in PCM (12th),i am eligible to do gme?

  11. sir, i am Gokul sanu completed my mechanical engineering with an aggregate of 73%(2012-1016 batch). further i would like to go for GME course ,so please let me know how can i get sponsored by shipping companies for GME and when and where should i apply.

  12. Sir, still m studying in mechanical engineering after this course.
    What will i do next.
    I planned GME course so give me some tips about GME course & best 5 colleges for this course.

  13. Sir, still m studying in mechanical engineering. after this course.
    What will i do next.but
    I planned GME course so give me some tips about GME course & best 5 colleges for this course.

  14. sir i have completed BE mechanical engg. with 61% . which college is best for GME course in maharashtra with 100% placement

  15. Respected sir, I have passed 10+2 this year(2016) with 62.3% and PCM aggrigate 57/100. Though I’m no eligible to go directly for the admissions due to low in PCM, I preffer to take admission in Mechanical engineering Pune University. After B.E. Mechanical what are the exact elegible score criteria? Only scoring in last year above 60% or all years above 60% is necessary? Please guide me! Thank you in advance. Waiting for your guidence!

  16. I have got 46/100 mark in English then I eligible for GME COURSE ?….. BUT I am completed diploma in mechanical engineering I have got 70%… I am interested in GME COURSE

  17. 10th in I have got 46/100 in English subject so… I am eligible for GME COURSE?,I have completed diploma in mechanical engineering with 69.50%

  18. I completed Automobile Engineering with 8.3cgpa. It also covers all the syllabus of mechanical engineering.Am i eligible for doing GME.

  19. It is possible to join marine after the completing general machinist group in 12th…and it is valuable or we have to finish degree in mechanical engineer..

  20. Hello sir
    I have done mechanical engineering 2014 passout.
    But now its 2016 , can I apply for GME ??
    Plzz reply

  21. sir in 10th I have got 45 marks in English but BE mechanical complete with first class so can I eligible please give me reply

  22. im an automobile engineering final year student i have got more than 60%in all semesters so far. im interested in doing GME course after completion of B.E .Am i eligible to do this course

  23. Hello sir., I’m Karthikeya.G doing my BE.Mechanical Engg 7th sem. I’m willing to join GME. What is the way I should go with for getting a sponsership to work in the ship.

  24. Hello sir , i am doing mechanical engineering And i have taken 1year gap means . my course duration will be 5 yr instead of 4 yr . so now i am eligible Or Not ???

  25. hello sir I want to ask that what number of students exactly sit for the online test of anglo eastern for gme course and what is the cut off?

  26. Sir, what is the vacant seats for vishwakarma maritime institutions, pune for GME course and what is the chance of placement.

  27. Sir,I have 2 baklogs in 2nd year.I appeared in btech with mechanical branch this year. am i eligible to do pgdc in marine engineering

  28. I completed BE in mechanical engineering and i am planning to do GME.My aggregate is 52%(taking new marks of the 2 backs which i had cleared long back)
    But my main worry is i have 49% aggregate taking the first attempt marks for calculating the percentage…
    So,the question is does DG SHIPPING consider first attempt marks or the passed marks to calculate percentage??
    Plz help me

  29. Hello sir i have just completed degree in industriail. health and safety management .will you provide me some information about safety officer on can i join. As safety officer on ship after this…rply fast sir plzz.yours faithfully…

  30. sir, i have completed my B.E. Mechanical engineering in 2016, i am looking GME course in mumbai. and give details about admission process and colleges offering GME courses in mumbai

  31. Sir i complete my graduation in mechanical engineering this year so how to get admission i mean is there any entrance exam or directly get the admission please tell me sir

  32. Sir i completed my graduation in mechanical engineering sir i want to join this course sir is there any entrance exam or directly get the admission please tell me sir

  33. Sir, I have completed my B-Tech in Mechanical Engineering, and willing to join merchant navy. I wanted to know the syllabus to cover for qualifying merchant navy entrance exam. I would be thankful if you please draw your kind attention to my concern.

  34. I’m a Btech mechanical engineer.. I want to join GME.. Please help me about college selection.

  35. Sir my self Amar bhushan singh and l completed be mechanical engineering in 2015 and my over all percentage is 65% but my 10th or 12th English subject not a 50% less than 50% what can I join gme corse in imi greater Noida institution and what can I get cdc certificate so you suggest me sir please reply me

  36. hello sir, my self mayur v ingale and i am pursuing mechanical engg in 7th sem. my question is i had not done 12th, after 10th i had done three year diploma in mechanical engg. am i eligible for GME.

  37. sir I am balasubramanian I am still studying B.E(mechanical eng)7th sem I have lot of confuse of selecting collage for gme course and the procedure for join this course please reply

  38. Dear Sir,i completed my btech mechanical degree and my overall percentage is 59%.
    Am I eligible for gme exam?

  39. I am pursuing marine engineering last sem. With 70% .but it’s not approval by DG shipping only AICTE aproval .but I am interested in GME. so, please inform me can I do GME

  40. Hai sir,I need to know whether vocational students( 11th nd 12th)are eligible for DNS r GME courses…

  41. Hai sir,I need to know whether vocational students( 11th nd 12th)are eligible for DNS r GME courses…Whether can i join directly in these courses r I must need to finish B.E

  42. I tried for marine engineering from Tolani but due to some complications can’t make it in the program didn’t want to waste my year so is it a better idea to take mechanical engineering and then GME as I am interested to work only as an engine cadet. Do colleges like anglo eastern takes girl cadet in GME program?

  43. Sir, plz give me answer i am completed diploma course in mechanical so can i eligible for GME course.

  44. Sir, I completed BE mechanical engineering with 57% .I want to join GME .which entrance exam should I give …


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