Marine Engineering & Research Institute - MERI Admission 2009

Ministry of Shipping, Road Transport & Highways.

Admission to T.S. Chanakya. Navi Mumbai Marine Engineering & Research Institute (MERI), Kolkata Marine Engineering & Research Institute (MERI), Mumbai

The selection for admission to the 3 - year course leading to B.Sc. (Nautical Sciences) Degree at T.S.Chanakya, Navi Mumbai, 4-year Marine Engineering Degree at Marine Engineering & Research Institute (MERI), Kolkata and 3-year Polyvalent B.Sc. (Maritime Sciences) Degree at Marine Engineering & Research Institute (MERI), Mumbai, for the session commencing in August 2009 will be made through the Joint Entrance Examination, 2009 to be conducted by IITs on 12.04.2009.

There will be no separate Entrance Examination for admission to the above training institutes and only those candidates who have qualified in IIT-JEE 2009 Examination will be called for counselling in the month of July / August 2009.

All Indian Nationals seeking admission to the above mentioned institutes must fill up the application form for IIT-JEE and a separate application form issued by Indian Institute of Maritime Studies.


There are 156 seats available in T.S.Chanakya, Navi Mumbai, 208 in MERI, Kolkata and 39 in MERI, Mumbai.

Out of these 10 seats are reserved for foreign nationals in T.S. Chanakya, MERI, Kolkata and MERI, Mumbai for which the details can be directly obtained from'Indian Institute of Maritime Studies.

MERI 2009 Reservation of Seats:

  1. 15% are reserved for SC candidates, 7-1/2% for ST candidates & 18% are reserved for OBC candidates belonging to non-creamy layer.

MERI 2009 Academic Qualification & Age Limits:

Candidates must have passed (10 + 2) examination with Physics, Chemistry, Mathematics and English.

The candidates must have been born on or after 1.10.1984. For SC/ST, candidates must have been born on or after 01.10.1979.

MERI 2009 Application Form

Application form along with information brochure giving the details of the Training Programme at the above three Institutes, Medical standards etc. Can be obtained from the following designated branches of Syndicate Bank all over India on payment of Rs.300/- (General / OBC category) and Rs.200/- (in case of SC/ST category)

Syndicate Bank Branches:

  1. West Zone: Ahmedabad (Ashram Road Branch), Bhilai, Bhopal, Fort, Mumbai, Gwalior, Indore (Main Rajwada Chowk Branch), Jaipur (M.I. Raod Branch) Nagpur (Gandhi Bagh Main Branch), Pune (Laxmi Road Branch), Thane (Naupada Branch), Udaipur.
  1. North Zone: Amritsar, Allahabad (Cantonment), Bareilly (Civil Lines Branch), Chandigarh, Dehradun, Gurgaon (Cantonment), Jammu, Kanpur, Lucknow Main (Aminabad), Meerut (Main),New Delhi (Nehru Place Branch), Patiala (Main), Varanasi (Main).
  2. East Zone: Bokaro Steel City, Bhubaneswar (Main), Kolkata (N.S. Road), Dhanbad, Jamshedpur, Muzaffarpur, Port Blair, Patna, Ranchi, Rourkela.
  3. South Zone: Anantapur, Bangalore (Gandhinagar), Chennai (Mount Road), Kochi (Kochi-Kotinukulam Road Main Branch), Hyderabad (N.S.Road), Trivandrum (Tiruvananthapuram State Junction, Visakhapatnam (Main Suryabagh).

The application form along with information Brochure can also be obtained by post from the Indian Institute of Maritime Studies, T. S. Chanakya Campus, Karave, Nerul, Navi Mumbai - 400 706.

By sending a self addressed stamped envelope 11" x 5" size with stamp worth Rs.55/- alongwith a DD of Rs.300/- (General / OBC Category) and Rs.200/- (in the case of SC/ST category) drawn in favour of Indian Institute of Maritime Studies and payable at Mumbai.

Special Information:

The sale of application form commences at the above centres only from 21.01.2009 and the application form duly filled in should be submitted to the
Indian Institute of Maritime Studies,
T.S. Chanakya Campus,
Karave, Nerul, Navi,
Mumbai - 400 706,
By the due date i.e. 02.04.2009.

The counselling and eye test will be conducted in the month of July/August 2009 on the basis of the merit of the candidate in IIT-JEE 2009 Examination. The courses will commence in mid August, 2009. Candidates should be mentally & physically fit for sea life.

Details of the medical standards specified are available in the information brochure. However, the candidates should note that, for joining T.S.Chanakya and Polyvalent B.Sc. (Maritime Sciences) normal vision of 6/6 is essential for each eye separately and those wearing glasses will not be eligible for admission.

Whereas in the case of MERI Kolkata, glasses will be allowed up to plus or minus 2.5.Un-aided vision should be 6/12 in both eyes minimum or 6/9 in the good eye and 6/12 in the other eye at least. Defective colour vision is a disqualification for all the 3 courses.

There are total 10.seats available for direct admission of foreign nationals to these institutes. They need not appear for IIT-JEE 2009 Examination.

The application form for direct admission of foreign nationals may be obtained from IIMS on payment of US$ 100 by bank draft drawn in favour of Indian Institute of Maritime Studies payable at Mumbai.

On successful completion of the courses, the cadets will be eligible for entry to the Merchant Navy both in India and abroad, with attractive salaries and exciting career prospects.

MERI 2009 Important Dates:
Commencement of sale of application forms by IIT:19.11.2008
Last date of receipt of completed application form at IITs:24.12.2008
IIT Examination:12.04.2009
Commencement of sale of application forms by IIMS and Syndicate Bank:21.01.2009
Last date of receipt of completed application forms by IIMS:02.04.2009

Issue of counselling call letters to the selected candidates July 2009 Counselling / Interview July / August 2009

General information:

T.S. Chanakya prepares cadets to become Navigating Officers, MERI, Kolkata for Marine Engineers and MERI, Mumbai for Polyvalent Officers.

The highest position that a navigating officer can expect to attain on board a merchant ship is that of the Master of the Ship (Captain).

Marine Engineer to that of the Chief Engineer of the ship and in case of Polyvalent Officers to that of Master/Chief Engineers.

For any enquiry /information may contact:
Indian Institute of Maritime Studies,
T.S.Chanakya Campus,
Karave, Nerul,
Navi Mumbai - 400 706,
Phone No: 91 22 27706803 / 6804,
Fax No: 91 22 27716805,

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