This four year degree course is affiliated to Indian Maritime University (IMU), Chennai. The course is also approved by Directorate General of Shipping (DGS). Meets the requirements as prescribed by the Training Education and Assessment Programs [TEAP] manual of the DGS. On successful completion of training from RLINS the student will be eligible to obtain necessary documentation from authorities and join merchant ships as a trainee marine engineer. Five Basic Safety Training Courses (PST, PSSR, EFA, FPFF & STSDSD), which are compulsory for any one who aspires to join the merchant navy, will be conducted during semester holidays.

Course duration B.Tech.(Marine Engineering) - 4 year (Residential)


  • A pass in Senior Secondary Examination (10+2) or its equivalent from any Govt. recognised Board (passed in first attempt).
  • Minimum 60% aggregate marks in Physics, Chemistry and Mathematics (PCM).
  • Min. 50% marks in English either in Class X or in Class XII.
  • Candidates applying for B.Tech. Marine Engineering Course also need to appear for and pass the COMMON ENTRANCE TEST (CET) conducted every Academic Year by the INDIAN MARITIME UNIVERSITY (IMU).
  • Pass in IMU - CET.

Age Limit:
Age as on the date of admission on 01 August 2019 shall be as follows:
I) Minimum Age - 17 Years
II) Maximum Age - 25 Years

For SC/ST candidates, Relaxation in:
  • Age: Maximum age relaxation is for five (5) years.
  • Marks: 5% relaxation in PCM marks, which will not be applicable to English marks.

Medical: Medical Examinations are conducted by Directorate General of Shipping (DGS) approved Doctors.

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Standard of such medical examination is general in nature and can be obtained from the Doctors on request.

Eye Sight:
  • Distance vision (unaided 0.5 *(6/12) in each eye or 0.67*(6/9) in better eye and 0.33 *(6/18) in other eye;  and
  • No Color Blindness: Shall be tested by Ishihara test chart.
  • No Night Blindness
  • A Second Eye test will be conducted by our institute's Ophthalmologist at Madurai to ensure complete complaince with the requirement.
  • If you fail in this eye test, the admission will be withdrawn and the amount paid will be refunded after deducting administrative charges.
* values given are in Snellen Decimal Notation

SCHOLARSHIP SCHEME - For 4 years B.Tech (Marine Engineering)

Dr.Lakshmipathy Merit Scholarship:

At the time of Joining

  • Rs.50,000/- for candidates :
    • who have scored 95% or more in PCM aggregate marks in 12th class.
    • OR
    • who are in the top 100 ranks in IMU CET.
  • Rs.25000/- for candidates:
    • who have scored 85% or more in PCM aggreagate marks in 12th class .
    • OR
    • who are in the top 101 to 250 ranks in IMU CET.

Subbalakshmi Lakshmipathy Merit Scholarship:

For subsequent years starting from III semester

  • Rs. 25,000/- for candidates who maintain 95% aggregate marks or more without arrears.
  • Rs. 12,500/- for candidates who maintain 85% or more aggregate marks or more without arrears.

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