Marine Engineering & Research Institute has its Headquarters at Kolkata. It was established in the year 1949 to impart training to the Marine Engineering Cadets. The degree is granted by the renowned Jadavpur University. However, prior to 2000, the 4-year course was conducted by the Director General of Shipping.
The Marine Engineering & Research Institute Kolkata conducts 4 year Marine Engineering Course equivalent to Degree course in Marine Engineering. The Indian Government's Ministry of Education and Culture decided to recognize this course as equivalent to a Bachelor's Degree in Marine Engineering from 1983 onwards. The intake capacity of the above course is 120 per year. The institute is fully equipped to impart effective training in all the branches of Marine Engineering. The cadets for admission to Marine Engineering & Research Institute, Kolkata, are selected through a combined all India entrance examination conducted by IITS, all over the country.
The training curriculum is conducted in eight semesters and makes adequate coverage as per International Marine Organizations regulations. The course also includes in-depth coverage of various allied engineering topics e.g. Mechanics of Machines, Mechanics of Materials, Advanced Mathematics, Advanced Computer Science, Electronics, and Fluid Mechanics, so that a passed candidate has adequate reserve to pursue the development and research work in his chosen area. Extensive further training is given in Physical Exercise, Parade, Housekeeping, Swimming and Outdoor games, in order to ensure that every trainee acquires the mental, moral and physical attributes essential for development as Marine Engineer. Campus interviews are held every year by different shipping companies.