For the academic session 2017-18, starting on Monday, July 17, 2017 the admissions to the various undergraduate and postgraduate programs offered by the Indian Maritime University (IMU), will be offered on the basis of all-India Online Common Entrance Tests (CETs) which is scheduled to be held on Saturday, May 27, 2017 afternoon.
The online application process for IMU CET has begun from March 25, 2017 and will end on May 08, 2017. The admit card will be made available for download on May 12, 2017 and the result is expected to be declared on May 30, 2017.
Counselling for UG, PG prgrammes will be conducted from June 2 to June 16, 2017. Last date to apply for BBA programme is June 16, 2017. Certificate verification will be done from July 10 to 16, 2017. The total number of candidates who registered for IMU CET in the year 2016-17 increased to 22, 495 while it was 16,694 in 2015 and 14,751 in the year 2014.
The candidates can apply for IMU CET only online. There is no offline process of filling the Application Form. Prior filling the application form, candidates have to keep a soft copy of their digital photo, signature and Class 10 Mark Sheet ready. Application Form has to be filled in two stages. The Online Registration Process will be considered complete in all respects only when both the stages have been done correctly. Once the payment details are updated, the online registration process will be complete and thereafter no editing is possible.
The non-refundable application fee of Rs. 1000 (General Category) and Rs. 700 (Reserved category) has to be paid for those opting for B.Tech/B.Sc. programmes while those opting for BBA are required to pay Rs. 200 (General Category) and Rs. 140 (Reserved Category) towards application fee charges.
Annual Fee: Annual Fees Structure of DNS Course leading to B.Sc. (Nautical Science)/ B.Sc. (Nautical Science) / B.Sc. (Maritime Science) programme is R. 2,25,000 per year.
Duration of the Exam is 3 hours, Subjects covered include Physics, Mathematics, Chemistry, English, General Knowledge and Aptitude at Plus 2 level (CBSE, ISC and State Boards), Total 200 Multiple Choice based Questions have to be answered. Physics and Maths contain 50 questions each, while Chemistry, English, General Knowledge and General Aptitude contains 25 questions each. IMU CET will be conducted in 35 centres across the nation.
Selection Process: After the declaration of CET result on May 30, 2017 the selection process for the admission in the university will kickstart. The candidates will be selected on the basis of Physical Fitness Test and Medical Fitness Certificate. All the desirous candidates who wish to join these courses are advised to apply for Passport before taking admission.
Counselling: The shortlisted candidates will be required to attend the Counselling at designated IMU Campus(es). The counselling involves verification of original mark sheets and certificates, physical fitness clearance, and allotment of seats in the IMU Campuses or Affiliated Institute. The counselling is carried out in online mode, so the candidates need to be physically present for the same. Online counselling will be done for allotment of seats in IMU campuses only.
India Maritime University (IMU) Campuses: Kochi Campus, Cochin, IMU Chennai Campus, Kolkata Campus comprises of two institutes: Marine Engineering and Research Institute (MERI Kolkata) and Indian Institute of Port Management (IIPM, Kolkata), IMU Mumbai Campus consists three institutes: Marine Engineering and Research Institute (MERI Mumbai), Training Ship Chanakya & Lal Bahadur Shastri College of Advanced Maritime Studies and Research and IMU Visakhapatnam Campus.
Candidates will be required to clear this CET in order to be eligible for admissions to the below mentioned courses except BBA (Logistics, Retailing and E-Commerce) which is the new course introduced by the IMU this year and this programme is exempted from IMU CET.
- Diploma in Nautical Science (DNS) 1 year leading to B.Sc. Nautical Science
- B.Sc. Ship Building and Repair- 3 years
- B.Sc. Nautical Science – 3 years
- B.Sc (Maritime Science) – 3 years
- B.Tech (Naval Architecture & Ocean Engineering)
- B.Tech. Marine Engineering – 4 years (Marine Engineering Colleges in India)
- BBA (Newly Introduced)- From this year onwards, Indian Maritime University has introduced a new course i.e BBA (Logistics, Retailing and E-Commerce). However, there is no CET for the admission in this programme.
- MSc in Commercial Shipping and Logistics – (Newly Introduced, Candidates need not appear in IMU CET for admission in this programme )
- M.Tech in Marine Technology and Management (Newly Introduced)