Marine Engineering and Research Institute (MERI), Kolkata
The Marine Engineering and Research Institute also known as MERI was established in 1949 in Kolkata city. This institute was founded to satisfy the growing need of marine engineers in India. About 300 Engineers are passing every year from MERI who receive a Degree in Marine Engineering, approved by AICTE (All India Council for Technical Education). The MERI is also satisfying the present need of STCW-95 Convention of IMO.
The MERI campus is located in Kolkata. The campus includes buildings where different types of labs, gym, and hostel, and library, class rooms are located.
The facilities at the MERI campus include Swimming Pool (competition standard), Tennis court and Field Games (Cricket, Football, Hockey, Basketball, Volleyball etc), Gymnasium (well equipped Gym), Indoor Games (Table Tennis, Carom, Darts, Chess etc) and Extracurricular activities and events.
This institute conducts courses according to the growing need of marine engineers in India. The courses are, therefore, structured to suit the industry demand of the time, Global Shipping Industry. Following are the technical and shipping courses running in MERI:
- B.Tech in Marine Engineering
- B.Sc (Nautical Science)
- Diesel engine Combustion Monitor Gas Simulator Course
- Ship Security Officer (SSO)
- Ship Security Officer Refresher (Up gradation)
- Security Training for Seafarers with Designated Security Duties (STSDSD)
MERI provides good prospect for the students intending to make a career at sea. In MERI, Internationally reputed shipping companies hold campus interviews for the cadets for direct recruitment. Some of the major Shipping Companies that conduct campus interviews are:
Shipping Corporation of India V-Ships Inc., Mobil Shipping Co. Ltd., Mitsui OSK lines, Great Eastern shipping, Searland Ship Mgmt. Ltd. Austria, Orinoco Marine Consultancy Pvt. ltd., Nortrans Pvt. ltd., Chellaram Shipping Pvt. ltd., Wilco Ship Management & Transport Pvt. ltd., Ravenscroft Shipping Inc., Varun Shipping, Barber Ship Management ltd. Australia.