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Frequently Asked Questions


Every year for the batch commencing in July, the application forms are available on this website from January.

Yes. You can fill the form leaving the space for class XII marks blank. The class XII marks are required to be intimated by fax or online as soon as the results are declared. Candidate will become ineligible in case he/she scores less than 60% marks in PCM and the Form Fees in such cases will also be non-refundable.

The Association of Indian Universities has given directives for equivalence of foreign examinations to Indian examinations. Click here for details.

Candidates from  International Board should submit an ‘Equivalence Certificate’ from AIU along with other documents mentioned in application form.

The test is based on 11th and 12th CBSE standard Physics and Mathematics syllabus. As this is online objective type test, there are no previous year question banks available.

There are 80 questions altogether. 30 questions each in Physics & Mathematics and 10 questions each in Analytical and Logical reasoning.

There is a section with negative marking.

The main test is of 90 minutes duration followed by behavioral assessment of 30 minutes.

There is no difference in the tests. Merit list is common.

No. You can appear in the test only once in a year.

Marks scored in the test are seen immediately on the screen after completing the test.

Normally, interviews are conducted on the same day as that of TMISAT and at the centre itself.

You will be eligible for application in either of the programmes if you are less than 21 years on 1st Sept. of the year of admission and you have secured at least 60% marks in PCM group in 10+2 exam.

No. The admissions are based only on 10+2 marks.

Medical Fitness

Click here for Fitness Requirements for B. Tech. Marine Engineering course and click here for the Requirements for B. Sc. Nautical Science course.

The Medical Test is conducted after the online test and needs to be done by a DGS approved doctor only. List of Medical Practitioners approved by D G Shipping as on 3-Jun-2022

Yes, if it corrects your vision to 6/6 without glasses.

Fees and Scholarships

Click here for fees for the Marine Engg. course and click here for the fees for Nautical Science course.

The fees have to be paid semesterwise in February / August each year. No cash is accepted.

TMI degree courses are eligible for educational loans disbursed by banks. You may approach any bank of your convenience, including the following banks who have pre-approved the TMI degree courses:

  1. Axis Bank
  2. Bank of Maharashtra
  3. Corporation Bank
  4. HDFC Bank
  5. State Bank of India.

TMI awards generous merit and need-cum-merit based scholarships. Details can be read on Scholarships - B.Tech. Marine Engineering and Scholarships - B.Sc. Nautical Science.

Click here to read about the Refund Policy for B.Tech. Marine Engg. and click here to read about the Refund Policy for B.Sc. Nautical Science.


Yes. Both the courses have the approval of Directorate General of Shipping, Govt. of India. They also have the approval of Maritime Port Authority, Singapore. To see all our Accreditations, please click here.

This is alternate avenue to join Deck side Officer stream. DNS - IMU course is of one year duration. The student completes 18 months of sea service and appears for Second Mate's examination. He has also to appear for 3rd, 4th and 5th Semester examination conducted by IMU. On successful completion of all examinations, he will be awarded B.Sc. Nautical Science degree by Indian Maritime University. TMI inducts 120 company sponsored students in this program which commences early August each year. One has to appear in IMU entrance test. For details see IMU website.

Yes, you can do so till the time of personal interviews. However your vision has to be 6/6 for admission in B. Sc. Nautical Science course and you have to clear the eyesight test conducted by the MMD.

Marine Engg. course trains you for the engine side of the ship while the Nautical Science course trains you for the deck, navigation and cargo handling side.

Both courses lead to rewarding careers in shipping industry. It is individual choice to work on the deck or engine side.

Engineers as well as Deck Officers (Navigation) earn almost equally.

Yes, there are many successful woman seafarers across globe of Indian and foreign nationalities as well. Over the years more than 50 girls have joined TMI.

Campus Facilities

Yes. Both the courses are compulsorily residential courses. Girls do not have separate hostel, however, a separate wing has been created in one of the hostels.

Students are not allowed to keep four / two wheelers on campus. Bicycles may be used.

Mobile phones are allowed on campus except in the academic area. Personal laptops are allowed. Majority of the hostel area has wi-fi connectivity.

Yes. The working hours are 0900 hrs - 1630 hrs from Mon. to Fri. and 0900 hrs to 1230 hrs on Saturdays. You may visit the campus preferably with prior appointment. Campus tours are conducted when parents/candidates are called on campus for interviews in June.

The campus offers a variety of outdoor as well as indoor sports facilities. Click here to know the details.

Internship & Placements

Yes. Most of the globally renowned shipping companies come to TMI campus for selection of students for both engine and deck sides. Such tests / interviews are normally held between second and third year of the programme. As per our experience, about 90% of eligible students find placements by the time they finish the third year of the programme.

Yes. Onboard internship leads to final placement in the same company. Change of companies is normally not encouraged at early stage of career.

Yes. All the shipping companies pay stipend during the onboard internship period. The amount varies from company to company. At present, stipends during internship vary from USD 300 per month to USD 900 per month.

A large number of companies visit campus every year. For details please see the Internships & Placements section of this website.

Placements are related to performance. Over the years, all eligible TMI graduates have secured placements in well known companies by the time they finish third year of the programme.

Yes. There are shore based job opportunities in any industry associated with engines, boilers, hydraulic systems or process control machinery. It is not necessary for engineers to join ship after the course. Some students, though small in number, have joined shore jobs as Design / Seismic / Maintenance Engineers or have taken up jobs as Trainee Surveyors. Nautical as well as engineers also have openings in Chartering / Ship Brokerage firms.

As per current DG Shipping regulations, subject to medical fitness, personnel upto 65 years of age can work onboard ships.