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There are several other option to join the engine department :
  • ITI Trade Certificate : ITI Trade certificate of two years full time duration in Engineering trades passed out from ITI approved by NCVT or State Technical Education Boards, and approved by Directorate General of employment Training (DGET), can also apply. They can join as Fitters, First batch Commencing from Jan, 2012.
    Qualification : For Electrical Officer 3/Years Diploma In Electrical From Govt. Recognized University.
    Qualification For Electronic Eng/Officer 4/Years Degree From Govt. Recognized University

  • Apprenticeship from the Naval dockyard / machinist coast guard/ Indian navy can Enter on taking Part A of the Marine engineer Class IV exam. They can join as junior engineers.

  • BE Electrical/Electronics followed by 18th months training in approved marine workshop, basic safety courses and Part A of Marine Engineering Calss IV exam can join the engine department.

  • Diploma holder in Mechanical / Ship Building /electrical Marine Engineering Branches followed by 2 years marine workshop training, Meo part A exam and basic safety courses join as junior engineers or can join 2 year trainee marine engineering course.

  • XII with PCM and English with 50% can enter through 4 year workshop training Route with 60% marks in the Marine Engineering course. They undergo 3 years course at an approved institute and become associate members of the institution of Engineers and join merchant vessels as junior engineers. The complete sea time and take relevant courses and give the class IV certificate of competency examination.

  • Engineers from any discipline can do a one year marine engineering course from a training institution.

  • BE Ship building/Ship Architecture (4 yrs.) entitles candidates to join 2 year trainee marine engineering course. BE Mech/Ship Architecture with 50% can join 1 year trainee marine engineering course.

  • Candidates cross his age above 25 years and he speak English well than he can join U.K. GMDSS Course and STCW, 95 advance courses and he can apply for Indian CDC which will help candidate to join Merchant Navy as radio Officer or ships Clerk or ordinary seamen…

Prospects Path of GP Rating


O.S to sail for 9 months wages
USD 250 to USD 350

  Viper to sail for 9 months wages
USD 350 to USD 400

Can apply for watch keeping certificate


Join as able body for 9 months wages
USD 500 to USD

  Join as Oiler for 9 months Wages
USD 650 to USD 800

After Compilation of total 36 months sea time


A.B. can attend class for second mate
Function for 4 months course

  Oiler can attend class for IV
Function for 4 month course
After Successful Passing Of Examination Conducted By The Mercantile
Marine Department You Will be Joining As


Third Officer wages
USD 2000 to 2800

  Forth Engineer wages
USD 1500 to USD 2400/3000
After Sailing For Nine Months Owner Can Consider To Promote As


Second Officer wages
USD 3200 to 4500

  Third Engineer wages
USD 3200/4500
In Between You Can Appear For Some Semisters Of Advance
Course As CH.Officer/Second Year

Complition Of 12 Months You Can Appear Exam


Chief Officer wages
USD 5500 to 6500

  Second Engineer wages
USD 5500 to 6500

Completion of 18 Months you will Attend the Classes and Appear For Exam


Master wages
USD 800 to USD 15000

  Chief Engineer wages
USD 8000 to 15000