MERI Exam Information
Marine Engineering & Research Institute was established at the onset of Independence in 1947 to satisfy the growing need of marine engineers in India. The Institution earlier named as Directorate of Marine Engineering Training had its headquarter in Calcutta and a branch at Mumbai, under Ministry of Shipping (Government of India). The Institute has been renamed Marine Engineering and Research Institute in 1994.
Marine Engineering and Research Institute entrance exam acronym as MERI entrance exam is actually an admission process for getting in to T.S. Chanakya. Navi Mumbai, Marine Engineering & Research Institute (MERI) Kolkata and Marine Engineering & Research Institute (MERI),Mumbai. Candidates are admitted in these institutes for admission to
- 3-year course leading to B.Sc. (Nautical Sciences) Degree at T.S.Chanakya, Navi Mumbai,
- 4-year Marine Engineering Degree at Marine Engineering & Research Institute (MERI), Kolkata and
- 3-year Polyvalent B.Sc. (Maritime Sciences) Degree at Marine Engineering & Research Institute (MERI), Mumbai,
Candidates are selected through the Joint Entrance Examination (JEE (Advanced)) to be conducted by IITs every year.
There is no separate Entrance Examination for admission to the above training institutes and only those candidates who have qualified in JEE (Advanced) are called for counselling in the month of July / August.