Yes, there are various societies which organize various events depending on their works. TEMPEST is the major college fest which includes Cultural, Sports, and Technical events. It is been organized by the Cadets of the college. College life is good. One can learn various things which are useful for shipping life as well as in normal routine life.
There are basically 4 hostels one for each year. Hostels are good and also new constructions are going on so the quality of hostels is also improving. Hostel fees, Mess and laundry Charges are included in the fees. Staying in the hostel is compulsory for all the students. Quality of classrooms is also good and under renovation, some classrooms have Air Conditioner also. WiFi facility is available in hostels as well as in college Building. Cadets also have the facility of Library in the college which includes many books and magazines related to marine and engineering fields.
Attending classes regularly is compulsory because there is a rule to have minimum 85% attendance to give the semester exams. Classes are conducted on regular basis from 9:30 am to 17:00 pm with one hour of lunch break from 13:00 pm to 14:00 pm. Quality of teaching is good as many professors are the pass out of this College who sailed on the ships and then came back for teaching. Overall it's a good learning experience if one wants to learn and enjoy engineering with a good hostel life and also at the same time companies starts their recruitment from the 5th semester.
Fees for B.Tech(Marine Engineering) is 2,25,000/- INR per year. Cadets who score good marks in semester exams get the scholarship from the Indian Maritime University, Chennai. One who tops the university gets 1,00,000 INR and those who rank from 2 to 30 in the semester exams gets INR 75,000 each and those who rank from 31 to 60 gets INR 50,000 each. Yes, Education loan is required to pay such a huge amount of fees every year. It is available from any bank as per your preference.
According to the curriculum the cadet has to undergo 6 months training on a ship in the last semester i.e. 8th semester for completing the graduation. Stipend depends upon company to company ranging from 300$ to 1000$ p.m. The companies are NYKSM, MSC, Anglo Eastern Shipmanagent Ltd., Great Eastern Shipping LTD, Thome Shipmanagent, Shipping Corporation of India. After getting the degree Cadet has to clear MEO Class 4 examination conducted by Mercantile Marine Department (MMD) under the DG Shipping India To become a licensed Marine Engineer. The salary varies from company to company and ship to ship from 1500$ to 3000$ p.m. Every year around 50-60% Cadets gets placement. There is a great network of Alumni around the global world in many shipping companies. Some of them are heading the shipping companies.
Eligibility criteria are 10+2 from PCM stream with minimum 60% in PCM for B.Tech (Marine Engineering). Should be less than 25 years of age. There is an Entrance Exam known as Indian Maritime University Common Entrance Test ( IMU-CET) for the admissions in the colleges under Indian Maritime University, Chennai. There are basically two rounds of counseling. The cutoff for the First Round of General Cat. Is around 1000 rank in IMU-CET and for the Second Round is around 1700 rank in IMU-CET.
There is a technical club, civil service club, and cultural club also. Events and fests are usually organized like cultural fests, TEMPEST, sports week, etc The life is really amazing and adventurous.
There are four hostels in total and there is no hostel fee as it is included in the academics fee which you pay. The food quality is awesome and whatnot. You get a high-speed WiFi here in this college, a very large library, labs, etc
The education quality in this college is good and teachers here are all a lot of experienced ones.
Studying in this college is relatively costlier compared to other engineering colleges but as far as the shipping industry is concerned it's a bit cheaper.
Many top companies across the world come for the placement here like NYK shipping and many more. Average packages offered is INR 20-30 lakhs per annum.
IMU CET exam is conducted every year for admission to IMU colleges. After getting a fine rank you will be eligible for this college as this is the best college among IMU colleges. If u get rank within 500 in general category you can easily get admission.
Tempest is the name of the fest which occurs in November. Few other festivals do take place. No such societies or clubs do we have.
Everyone needs to stay in the hostel as it is compulsory. The course fee includes the hostel charges too. Food costs are also included in the course fee. Good food, good rooms, free WiFi and Libraries, nice field and a well-groomed basketball court, Gymnasium, everything makes it a great college.
Class starts from 9.30 am till 5 pm. Two semesters happen per year. Few projects are there which depends upon the semester. The teachers are mostly ex-mariners or from mechanical engineering colleges.
The course fee is 9 lakhs for 4 years. Scholarships are obviously available, the 1st rank gets 1 lakh rupees and the next 29 gets 75000 rupees per semester. The scholarship is readily available from SBI.
Generally, internships take place in the 8th semester which you can either do from any Port authority or onboard (that is, on the ship). The stipend varies from company to company, the average being 30000 Indian rupees per month. The salary ranges from 90k to 2 lakhs per month for the starters and increment are good. Key companies are NYK, Fleet Management, Chellships, etc.
The best in India, and the 2nd Best in Asia, MERI has been a brand for Marine Engineering students in India. For admission, one needs to apply for the IMU CET exam, generally held during the month of May. But to apply, you need to have a Science background in High School with 60 percent and above marks in the board's exam in all the science subjects and English too. Once you are eligible, you have to make sure you rank within 600 in the exam to get through this college. Placements are good and nearly 100 percent except for the candidates who have arrears during the time of Campus Interview.
As the number of students in the college is less that is 4 batches of 280 students each, a number of clubs are limited. Cultural and sports are the two major ones. The TEMPEST is the name of the annual fest that takes place in the college. You can find them on Facebook and YouTube. College is like quite strict in the first year but overall it prepares you for what awaits you in life
The college offers a hostel based programme. Every year has a separate hostel. Expect for the second year hostel the rest are well maintained. Hostel fees are included in course fee. Meals are also included in the course fee. Free Wi-Fi, proper labs, spacious classrooms a Library that stay open till 8.
Daily classes take place from morning 9:30 am to 5:00 pm in the evening with a lunch break at 1:00. Saturday's and Sunday's are off. The quality of teaching is average in the first year but from the second year, it gets quite serious. Labs and technology aided teaching are done here. Overall with the library, labs and officers, studying gets interesting.
The course fee for B.Tech is INR 2.25 lakh per year and the course is for 4 years at Marine Engineering and Research Institute, Kolkata. A performance-based scholarship is given every semester. The topper gets INR 1 lakh per semester. The next 29 get INR 75000 and the next 30 get INR 50000. Loans are easy to get from the SBI branch beside the college at low-interest rates.
MERI Kolkata is a government college thus the options while choosing a company is limited. The training program takes place in the last semester on board in a vessel your company owns. A few companies that come for placements are NYK, MSC, Fleet Management, SCI, Anglo-Eastern. A sum of INR 15-25000 is paid per month during the training and packages can go up to INR 50-60000 per month. The alumni network for this college is very strong. Your alumnus will treat you like family.
Just like any other bachelor's course, you need to apply for college while you are a Class 12th pass. You need to apply through website imu.edu.in where you will get the dates for the exams and other specific details regarding the course. On the website, during the end of a year, the admission forms are available for the entrance exam that goes by the name IMU-CET. Class 12th marks do not affect the selection. It's completely based on the CET results.
One should have 75% in PC in their 12tyh Board. Age limit is 25 years. You can take as many attempts as you want within 25 years of age. Nowadays IMUCET is the examination held to take admission in IMU courses. For admission in Kolkata campus which is best of India, you need rank within top 600 if you are in general.
Admission is done after in-person document verification and after clearing the Entrance Test. It is mandatory to pass the Common Entrance Test and to get selected for-person verification. Selection is done based on your CET rank and your caste category.
The main festival of college is Temfest. Life of college is very busy.
There are 4 hostels with all the necessary facilities. The hostel fee is included in the college fee. The food provided is good. The labs and library are well maintained with AC. The campus is wi-fi enabled.
Classes start at 9 am and end at 5:30 pm. Teaching quality and method of teaching is excellent.
College fee per year is INR 2,05,000 per annum. Merit based scholarship is available, topper gets INR 100000, top thirty get INR 70000 and next top 30 get INR 50,000. Around 61 cadets get scholarships. Yes, the loans can be availed by SBI.
Key companies are Mask, NYK, SCI, Fleet Management, Anglo Eastern and many other shipping companies. The average salary offered was INR 20,00,000 per annum and the highest salary offered was INR 1,20,00,000 per annum. We have good alumni network.
The candidate must clear the IMUCET exam and must have passed the 12th with minimum of 70% marks from a recognized institute. Minimum 55% cutoff mark is required.