India has the largest sea shore thanks to its geographical location. This is also helping the flourishing of colleges and universities that offer different courses in Marine and ocean related courses like Marine Engineering, Maritime Studies, Marine Biology, Fisheries, Merchant Navy, Port Management etc. All the major port cities like Mumbai, Kolkata, Chennai, Visakhapatnam, Pondicherry and Goa have number of institutes of training in marine related courses.
One of the most important thing candidates should look for before joining in any of the courses related to marine sciences is the approval to such institutes by Directorate General of Shipping Corporation of India. There may be some fly by night operators due to the demand from candidates for this exciting career. Following is list of colleges/ institutes offering marine courses in Tamilnadu, Pondicherry, Andhra Pradesh, Kolkata (West Bengal) and Goa.
Marine Institutes in Chennai, Tamilnadu:
1. National Institute of Port Management-Chennai.
2. Port Trust- Chennai.
3. RL Institute of Nautical Science-Madurai.
4. Chidambaram Institute of Maritime Training-Chennai.
5. S.B. Vignesh Marine Training Centre - Chennai.
6. Hindustan Institute of Maritime Training-Chennai.
7. Indus Seafarers Training Academy-Chennai.
8. Maritime Foundation-Chennai.
9. Cosmopolitan Technology of Maritime-Chennai.
10. Sailors Maritime Academy - Chennai.
11. Southern Academy of Maritime Studies-Chennai.
12. MASSA-INTERFACE, Maritime Academy-Chennai.
13. Vel’s Academy of Maritime Studies-Chennai.
14. Chennai School of Ship Management- Chennai.
15. Balaji Seamen Training Institute -Chennai.
16. PSN College of Engineering & Technology -Thirunelveli.
17. Indian Maritime College-Chennai.
18. Marine Officer Training Academy-Pondicherry.
19. Sri Chakra Maritime College-Pondicherry.
20. Coimbatore Marine College- Coimbatore.
21. Sri Venkateshwara College of Engineering-Sriperumbadur.
22. Tamil Nadu Maritime Academy -Thoothukudi.
23. Marine Training Academy - Daman.
Maritime Institutes in Andhra Pradesh:
1. Vishakhapatnam Port Trust-Vishakhapatnam.
2. National Ship Design & Research Centre-Vishakhapatnam.
3. Hindustan Shipyard Limited-Vishakhapatnam.
4. Naval Maritime Academy East-Vishakhapatnam.
5. Commander Ali’s Academy of Merchant Navy-Secunderabad.
6. Sailors Maritime Academy-Vizianagaram.
Marine Institutes in Goa:
7. Institute of Petroleum Safety, Health & Environment Management-Goa.
8. Angel Maritime Academy-Goa.
9. NUSI Maritime Services Pvt. Ltd.-Goa.
10. Francon’s Marine Academy-Goa.
11. Institute of Maritime Studies-Goa.
Marine Training institutes in Kolkata:
12. Central Island Water Transport Corporation Ltd.-Kolkata.
13. Sensea Maritime Academy-Kolkata.
14. Mercantile Marine Academy-Kolkata.
15. Kolkata Port Trust –Kolkata.
16. FMIRO Maritime Centre, Kolkata.
17. Seacom Marine College-Kolkata.
18. Garden Reach Ship Builders and Engineers Ltd.-Kolkata.
19. Marine Engineering& Research Institute- Kolkata.
20. Marine Engineering and Research Institute (MERI), P-19, Taratolla Road, Kolkata–700088, West Bengal.
21. Maritime Academy of India-Kolkata.
22. Hooghly Dock and Port Engineers-Kolkata.
23. Sea Explorer’s Institute Educational Trust-Kolkata.
24. Marine Educational Charitable Trust –Kolkata.
25. College of Maritime Studies & Research-Kolkata.
26. Indian Institute of Port Management-Kolkata.
27. St. John Ambulance Association-Kolkata.