Indian Maritime University is the sole body when it comes to imparting education related to the maritime sector. Over the years, nation was feeling a need of centralized university to cater all the latest needs and demands of workface. And hence IMU was born. IMU conducts Common Entrance Test (CET) to take candidates for various courses.
Courses or Programs offered by IMU
Master of Technology Naval Architecture & Ocean Engineering Course -2 years
Naval Architecture & Ocean Engineering- Bachelor of Technology -4 years
Master of Technology Dredging & Harbour Engineering-2 years
PG Diploma in Marine Engineering -1 year
B Sc Ship Building and Repair - 3years
MBA Port & Shipping-2 years
LLM (Maritime Law)-2 years
B Tech Marine Engineering 4 year program.
MBA Logistics-2 years
B.Sc Nautical Science
B.Sc Maritime Science
There is a separate CET for M.B.A, M.TECH and L.L.M.
Campus of Indian Maritime University
Currently they have six campuses:
Kochi, Chennai, Vishakhapatnam, Mumbai, Kolkata and Kandla Port.
For more details read this: Indian Maritime University Campuses
Selection Process at IMU
First University conducts a common entrance exam and then after those candidates who are selected are called for counseling or GD or PI as per the course applied. Candidates must make sure that, they comply with all the eligibilities.
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IMU CET Eligibility Criteria
Following are the eligibility criteria:
DNS course- A) 60% (PCM) and 50% (English) in 12th class
B) B.Sc (Any of these Physics/ Mathematics/ Chemistry/ Electronics) passed candidates with 55 % marks.
C) B.tech candidates with 50 % in English.
Note: Candidates applying for DNS, needs to have passport before the admission.
2) B.Sc- 3 years- 60% (PCM) and 50% (English) in 12th Class. For B.Sc in Ship Building and Repair only 50% in PCM.
3) B Tech Marine Engineering/Naval Architecture - 60%(PCM) and 50% (English) in 12th Class. 2nd Year lateral entry candidates should have pursued Marine or Mechanical or Naval Architecture or Electrical in diploma.
4) PG Diploma in Marine Engineering- 50 % in B.tech/ B.E course or program.
5) M Tech Naval Architecture and Ocean Engineering- 60 % in B.tech in Mechanical /Civil Aeronautical/Marine/ Naval Architecture.
6) MBA- 50 % with any stream.
7) LLM (Maritime Law)- 50% in any law degree.
Fee Structure of IMU CET Courses
B.Sc or DNS courses- Rs 2,20,000/- for Boys and 140,500/- for Female cadets per year.
B.Tech Courses- Rs 225000/- for Boys and 140500/- for Female cadets per year.
B Sc Ship Building and Repair- Rs 220000/- for both male and female cadets per year.
B Tech Naval Architecture- Rs 225000/- for both male and female cadets per year.
M.Tech Courses- 225000/- for male and female cadets per year.
PH.D Course- Rs 10000/- per year.
PGDME (GME)- Rs 300000/- for whole course.
Physical Fitness for IMU Courses
Candidates who are applying for all these courses needs to comply with medical standards of D.G Shipping. And they have to go through a medical examination, before appearing for the counseling. One can see all the latest guidelines about medical standards www.dgshipping.com.
Age Criteria for IMU CET
A candidate who is in General category needs to have age not greater than 25 years at time of applying.
For reserved category students like SC/ST and PD- Not more than 30 years of age.
Reservations of Seats
For SC candidates- 15% Quota.
For OBC candidates- 27 % should be part of Non Creamy layer.
For ST- 7.5 %
For DA candidates- 3 %
Note: Any candidate who is applying for the reserved category should have valid caste certificate as per government of India.
IMU CET Examination Pattern
Candidate needs to be aware about the fact that, all the questions asked in this exam are as per what taught to the students in their 12th class. Multiple choice questions are asked in this exam.
Total number of questions-180.
Time Duration- 180 minutes or 3 hours.
Subjects- Mathematics, Physics, Chemistry, General Knowledge, English and Aptitude.
Applications forms for IMU CET
Date of Availability: In February at www.imu.tn.nic.in
Mode of Application: Online
Date of Submission: In first week of May month
Fee for Forms: Rs 1000 for General candidates and Rs 700 for reserved category- with Bank Challan.
How to Fill Application forms
Form will be filled online and candidates have to enter all the details there only. Link for filling form will be available at the imu portal. In the end candidates needs to enter the bank details.
After application form is complete, a printout needs to be taken and should be attached with documents (See Below). All documents needs to be put into an envelope and needs to be sent to
Indian Maritime University,
East Coast Road, Uthandi, Chennai –
Documents required for IMU CET exam
These documents should be attached with application form
- Reserved category certificate like SC, ST etc
- As an age proof attach high school passing certificate or whatever that has date of birth.
- 12th class passing certificate. Pursuing candidates needs to provide it during counseling.
- Provisional degree in case candidate has passed graduation.
- Other documents, if needed.
NOTE: ONLY PHOTOCOPY OF ALL DOCUMENTS NEEDS TO BE SENT.