A general note on MERI Entrance Examination

About MERI
The Marine engineering and research institute (MERI) entrance examination acronym (MERI) is an admission process to the gateway of the T.S.Chanakya, Navi Mumbai, Marine engineering and research institute, Kolkata and Marine engineering and research institute, Mumbai. The candidates are admitted to the following institutions for the below mentioned courses.    

a)      3 year course leading to the B.Sc (nautical sciences) degree at the T.S. Chanakya, Navi Mumbai.
b)      4 year course leading to the marine engineering degree at the marine engineering and research institute (MERI), Kolkata and
c)       3 year Polyvalent B.Sc (Maritime sciences) degree at the marine engineering and research institute (MERI), Mumbai.
The candidates are admitted to the above mentioned courses through the IIT- JEE conducted jointly by the seven IITs. There is no separate entrance examination for admission to the above training institutes and only those candidates who have selected/qualified in the IIT-JEE examination are called for the month of July/August.  
Out of the total seats, 10 seats are available for the foreign nationals and can be learnt more about the seat allocation from the MERI institutes. 

Seat availability

There are 156 seats available in T.S. Chanakya, Navi Mumbai, 208 in MERI, Kolkata and MERI, Mumbai for which the details can be directly obtained from the Indian Institute of maritime studies. 

Reservation of seats

15% are reserved for SC candidates, 7-1/2% for ST candidates and 18% are reserved for OBC candidates belonging to the non-creamy layer.    

The All Indian nationals aspiring to get admission to the above mentioned institutes must fill up the application form for the IIT-JEE and a separate application form issued by the Indian institute of maritime studies. 

MERI entrance examination 

Age limits

Male candidates born on or after the 1st October 1988 are eligible to apply for the 2014 batch. The SC/ST candidates will have to have the age limit of the date of 01.10.1983. 

Academic qualifications

The candidates aspiring for the courses mentioned above should have successfully completed the senior secondary examination or its equivalent with Physics, Chemistry and Mathematics.

How to apply for the MERI institutions for the admissions?

The application form for the MERI along with the information brochure giving the details of the training programme at the above three institutes, medical standards, etc can be obtained  from the following designated branches of Syndicate bank all over India for a payment of Rs.1000 (General/OBC) and Rs.800 for the SC/ST candidates.  

MERI entrance examination contact details

The address for the corresponding institute is given below for further details.
Indian Institute of Maritime Studies
T.S.Chanakya Campus, Karave, Nerul
Navi Mumbai – 400 706
Phone No: 91 22 27706803 / 6804, Fax No : 91 22 27716805
Email : admncell.iims@gmail.com, Website : http://iims.dgshipping.com

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