* Admissions for the batches of January’23 are open, registrations are available online *

Admission Procedure


The education for the merchant navy has been centralised in India, and the Indian Maritime University is now in charge of the admissions processes. The admission process at Rudraksh Shipping Services follows the following procedure →

  • INITIAL SCREENING → The very first thing would be to send your documents [10/12th Marksheet, Last Qualification Mark Sheet, Address Proof, Age Proof and Passport Size Photo] for the screening to check if you will be eligible to pursue the courses or not.
    • COUNSELLING → After the screening process, if you will be eligible for the Merchant Navy courses, you will get counselling to get yourself enrolled for the same. You will have to fill out the enrolment form to book your seat.
    • MEDICAL → Before you start your training at Rudraksh, you’ll have to go through medical examinations.
    • ADMISSION → If your medical results will be up to the mark as per the requirements and eligibility, you will be required to take admission for the selected course or department by submitting the fees on the given date.
    • REPORTING → After you take the admission, you will be asked to report at the campus to begin your Merchant Navy Training.
  • TRAINING → Training will be started to help merchant navy aspirants to become fully trained to work on ships and provide all the required knowledge for the same.
  • CERTIFICATION AND DOCUMENTATION → After your successful completion of the training, you will get the authorized certificates and documents. These certificates will help you in getting a job on ships.
Admission through Entrance Exams and Merit

If you want to apply for the technical courses for entering Merchant Navy, then you will have to appear for entrance exams. IMU CET Exams are conducted for admissions to marine engineering programmes after the 12th class. However, few colleges take students on the basis of marks secured in the 12th class.

Sponsorship-Based Entry

Entry is also possible if you apply to either of the popular maritime institutes for maritime programmes. You can apply for sponsorships at the institutes started by shipping companies to train potential candidates for the merchant navy. The sponsorship to go on a ship will be provided to you by the company through which you apply only if you have completed a course at their institute.

Lateral Entry (LE) into 2nd year of Marine Engineering

Direct Admission can also be taken into the second year of marine engineering programmes. There are two ways of securing LE seats in Marine Engineering programmes:

  1. After completing the first year of engineering from an electrical or mechanical branch with a minimum of 60% and
  2. Pursuing a diploma in electrical, mechanical, marine or ship-building engineering with a minimum of 60% aggregate marks


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