Graduate Marine Engineer (GME)

Course overview

The Graduate Marine Engineer (GME) programme is an 18-month course designed to transform candidates into highly skilled, globally employable professionals for the shipping and maritime industry. This comprehensive programme has been crafted by industry leaders to meet global standards.

During the first 8 months of on-shore training, candidates will gain a thorough understanding of the nuances of the shipping industry and their role within it. Following this, they will undergo 4 months of training as a Trainee Marine Engineer on a ship, where they will further develop their practical skills. Candidates will then train for 6 months as a Fifth Engineer on ship. After 10 months of on-board training, all candidates must attend a 4-month preparatory course for their Class IV exam.

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Course commencement

Three batches every year, commencing in January, July, and October*


40 seats in each batch (total 120)*

  • Chief Engineer
  • 2nd Engineer
  • 3rd Engineer
  • 4th Engineer
  • Junior Engineer
  • Trainee Marine Engineer

Eligibility criteria

As per Director General of shipping(DGS) guidelines

Application process


Online application form

Candidates must apply for the GME course via an online application form and pay an application fee. Candidates will receive further instructions from the institute's admissions office.


Online test

Candidates will receive an email containing a link to an online examination. Since the test links are sent out in batches, candidates are advised to regularly check their email and add [email protected] to their contact list to prevent emails being diverted to their spam folder. After all candidates take the test, the admissions team will determine the cut-off score. Candidates who meet or exceed the cut-off score will be invited for an interview.


Personal interview

Candidates who meet the cut-off score in the online test will be invited for an interview at the GEIMS campus in Lonavala.


Medical test

Candidates who are shortlisted after the personal interview are required to undergo a comprehensive medical examination in Mumbai, in accordance with the Merchant Shipping (Medical Examination) Rules, 2000. Details regarding the medical assessment will be provided by the admissions team.


Final selection

The final merit list is decided based on academic scores, online test scores, personal interview, and the medical test. Once selected, candidates are required to pay a non-refundable booking amount within the specified deadline to secure their seat.


Sponsorship letter

On receipt of the booking amount, the candidate will be issued a sponsorship letter with all the details.


Joining formalities

If candidates wish to avail a loan, they are advised to complete the necessary procedures prior to the joining date. On the day of joining, candidates should carry all the required documents, including their educational certificates, passport, and photographs.

Fee structure

Sr. No. Particulars Amount (incl. GST)
1 Pre-joining Medical Examination as per MS(Medical) Rules 2000 Nil
2 Admission and orientation fees (non-refundable) 25,000
3 Tuition fee (includes lodging & boarding, STCW courses), cost of professional books, safety items, uniform accessories, INDOS / LBS MASS ENTRY CERTIFICATION FEES 5,56,285
  TOTAL 5,81,285
*Approx. Figure. Subject to change