Merchant navy | Merchant navy salary (exam and rank list)

Merchant Navy

What is merchant navy?

Merchant navy is an exciting  , adventurous as well as high paying career option for youth . Many of you think that merchant navy is a part of INDIAN NAVY , but it is completely different from it . It is a private sector job.
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As we all know , for transportation the fastest  medium is through air i.e. aircraft but 90% of the goods and material till now transport through water ways (ships) . Because it is much cheaper than the others .

So, the work of merchant navy officers or seafarers or mariners is to transport the large cargo from one place to another.

Merchant navy | Merchant navy salary (exam and rank list)




The officers or sailors who work for the maintenance and navigation of the ship for a sailing are merchant navy officers . These are the deck officers , engineers , chef and other workers . 

If you interested in visiting new place in the world , love adventures and little bit risky work , want to sail in large ocean and most important to become an officer you must join merchant. It is your cup of tea .


Merchant navy salary in India

merchant navy salary | merchant navy

As we mentioned earlier , there are three main department in merchant navy

For deck department , a general overview of average merchant navy salary and ranking system

  1. Captain/Master            6 to 10 lakh  Rs. p.m.
  2. Chief Officer/Mate       4 to 8 lakh Rs. p.m.
  3. Second Officer/Mate   2.5 to 3.5 lakh Rs. p.m.
  4. Third Officer/Mate       1 to 2 lakh Rs. p.m.
  5. Deck Cadet                 15 to 40 thousand Rs. p.m.
Deck department crew members

  • Bosun                       40 thousands to 12 lakh p.m.
  • Able  Seamam (AB)  40 to 70 thousands p.m.
  • Ordinary Seaman      25 to 50 thousands p.m.
  • Trainee OS               15 to 40 thousands p.m.
For  engine department , a general overview of average merchant navy salary and ranking system

  1. Chief/First Engineer    5 to 9 lakh p.m.
  2. Second Engineer        4 to 6 lakh p.m.
  3. Third Engineer            2 to 3.5 lakh p.m.
  4. Fourth Engineer          1 to 1.5 lakh p.m.
  5. Engine Cadet              15 to 40 thousands p.m.
  6. Electro Technical Officer (ETO)     2.3 to 3.5 lakh p.m.
Engine department crew members

  • Fitter     40 thousands to 12 lakh p.m. 
  • Oiler      40 to 70 thousands p.m.
  • Wiper    25 to 50 thousands p.m.
For galley department
  • Chief Cook       40 thousands to 12 lakh p.m     
  • Steward           25 to 50 thousands p.m.

The above given merchant navy salary may varies for different types of ships and also for different companies .

How to join merchant navy in India ?

Now , the most important question is how to join merchant navy ??  As we all know the competition in India is too high. This merchant navy field is also come under it . If you belong to a generation before you don't need to face such competition in this merchant navy field . But now you have crack an entrance exam IMU CET to get admission in Indian Maritime University for different merchant navy courses .

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What is IMU CET ?

IMU CET is an entrance exam conducted by Indian Maritime University . These university provided many merchant navy courses for those students who are interested in this field .  Indian Maritime University conduct CET twice a year .

What are different career in merchant navy ?

Basically , merchant  navy career is divides in three departments
  • Deck department
  • Engine department
  • Crew ratings
Deck Department , these are the navigation and ship controlling officers who operates the ship

Engine department , these are the engineers and electrical officer  (ETO)  who works in engine department for the maintenance and working of the engine.

Crew ratings , these are the workers who works in engine department as a Fitter , Motorman and Wiper , in deck department as a Able Seaman (AB) , Bosun , Ordinary Seaman and Fitter , and also chief cook and Steward .

Merchant Navy Institutes

Indian institutes approved by the Directorate General of Shipping is an attached office of the Ministry of Shipping, Govt. of India and offering courses in merchant navy are:

1

C.V. Raman College of Engineering

Bhubaneswar

2

AMET University

Chennai                      

3

Balaji Seamen Training Institute

Chennai

4

Chennai School of Ship Management

Chennai

5

Chidambaram Institute of Maritime Technology

Chennai

6

CMC Maritime Academy

Chennai

7

Cosmopolitan Technology of Maritime

Chennai

8

Hindustan Institute Of Maritime Training Post Sea  Training Centre

Kilpauk, Chennai

9

HIMT College Hindustan Institute Of Maritime Training  Pre-Sea Training Centre

Kalpakkam (Chennai)

10

School of Seamanship and Nautical Technology

Kancheepuram

(Tamil Nadu)

11

GKM College of Engineering & Technology

Chennai

12

GKM Institute of Marine Sciences & Technology

Chennai

13

Indian Maritime College

Chennai

14

Indus Seafarers Training Academy

Chennai

15

International Maritime Academy

Chennai

16

Maritime Foundation

Chennai

17

MASSA Maritime Academy

Chennai

18

Indian Maritime University (National Maritime Academy)

Chennai

19

Perunthalaivar Kamarajar Institute of Maritime Science  & Engineering

Chidambaram

20

S.B.Vignesh Marine Training Centre

Chennai

21

Southern Academy of Maritime Studies

Chennai

22

School of Maritime Studies (Vels University)

Chennai

23

School of Maritime Studies (Vels University)

Chennai

24

Coimbatore Marine College

Coimbatore

25

Park Maritime Academy

Coimbatore

26

SeaSkills Maritime Academy

Coimbatore

27

Marine Training Academy

Daman

28

Centre for Maritime Education and Training

Dehradun

29

Mumbai Maritime Training Institute

Dehradun

30

Oceanic Maritime Academy

Dehradun

31

Agnel Maritime Academy

Goa

32

Francon's Marine Academy

Goa

33

Institute of Maritime Studies

Goa

34

Institute of Petroleum Safety, Health & Environment Management

Goa

35

NUSI Maritime Academy

Goa

36

Seascan Marine Services Pvt Ltd

Goa

37

Natcom Education & Research Foundation

Gurgaon

38

Haldia Institute of Maritime Studies & Research

Haldia

39

Anglo Eastern Maritime Academy

Karjat

40

Indian Maritime University  (Kandla Campus)

New Kandla

41

Amer Maritime Training Academy

Kanpur

42

Noorul Islam University

Kanyakumari (Tamilnadu)

43

U. V. Patel College of Engineering

Kharva (North Gujarat)

44

MMTI's Education & Research Trust

Khopoli

45

Mohammed Sathak Engineering College

Kilakarai(Tamilnadu)

46

Cochin Shipyard Limited

Kochi

47

Euro Tech Maritime Academy

Kochi

48

Institute of Marine Engineers (India)

Kochi

49

Indian Maritime University (National Maritime Academy)

Kochi

50

Kunjali Marakkar School of Marine Engineering of Cochin  University of Science and Technology.

Kochi


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