One of CSL's most rewarding contributions is its Marine Engineering Training Institute (METI), located in the Shipyard premises.

METI is under ISO 9001 Management System Standard from DNV (Det Norske Veritas) for Quality Assurance, ISO 14001 for Environmental Management System, OHSAS 18001 for Occupational Health and Safety Management System as part of CSL Management System Standard.The International Maritime Organizationand the DG Shipping Government of India approve its standards. METI has to date turned out more than two thousand four hundred competent marine engineers; working in different shipping companies around the world..

The GME course, approved by Director General of Shipping, Govt. of India, is open to Indian National Graduate Engineers in Mechanical / Mechanical & Automation / Naval Architecture only from institutions approved by All India Council of Technical Education or UGC. Maximum age limit is 28 years at the start of course. Minimum qualifying marks are 50% marks in final year of Engineering graduation,and also 50% marks in English either in 10th standard or 12th standard; and medically fit.

Every year there will be two batches - one batch commences on 1st of January and the second batch commences on 1st of August. The duration of the course is 12 months, and the course is fully residential.

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Successful completion of this course is the mandatory training requirement obtaining all documents including Part A of Class IV Certificate of Competency, required for joining a Merchant Ship (Indian or Foreign) as Junior Marine Engineer Officer as per STCW as amended..



The sanctioned capacity of the training institute is 140 per annum. The January batch will have an intake of 108 graduates and the August batch will have 32.Candidates Sponsored by Shipping Companies or their agents will be admitted first. For getting sponsorship, candidates have to get selected by a Shipping Company. The candidates have to directly approach the Shipping Companies and go through their selection procedure and get selected by them; Sponsoring companies submit the list of selected candidates to METI and their admission is on 15th November for January Batch and 1st July for August Batch. Sponsorship is the placement guarantee by a shipping company.

Provisional Degree Certificate from University is required at the time of admission.
For details of shipping companies with RPS License numbers, please go through - RPS Agencies.


Non sponsored candidates have to fill up the 3 page application form available in the joining instructions and send it by post (no attachments) to The Head of Department, Marine Engineering Training Institute, Cochin Shipyard Limited, Kochi-682 015 , from 1st September to 15 November for January Batch and 1st May to 1st July for August Batch. Vacant seats after sponsored candidates will be allotted to Non sponsored candidates. Non sponsored candidates will be selected on merit as per the marks scored in Engg . Degree and informed by e-mail to report for admission with all documents & fees, after 15th November for January Batch and after 1st July for August Batch.


The Total fees for the course is Rs.3,80,000/- at present, including boarding & lodging. Candidates have to pay the total amount of Rs.3,80,000/- at the time of admission. For female candidates the total fees is Rs.2,90,000/-

For further details please contact:

The Head of Department,
Marine Engineering Training Institute (METI),
Cochin Shipyard Limited (CSL),
Perumanoor P.O.
Kochi-682 015
Ph. 0484 - 250 1437 / 2501 223
Mob. No. 09349299612
E-mail -

Fee mentioned are subject to revision.