The top institutes for completing B.Sc. Nautical Science degree is TS Chanakya, Mumbai and for completing the four year Marine Engineering degree course is Marine Engineering Research Institute (MERI) at Calcutta and Mumbai. Admission in TS Chanakya in made through JEE and in MERI through CET conducted by Indian Maritime University.
The minimum eligibility criteria is 10+2 with physics, chemistry and mathematics. However the candidates are required to clear medical fitness test for sea service under standard norms and with eyesight 6/6 without colour blindness.
There are many private maritime colleges also e.g. Tolani Maritime Institute, Samundra Institute of Maritime Studies, AMET University, Institute of Maritime Studies, Goa and Hindustan Institute of Maritime Training to name a few. All institutes have their own websites, which may be referred for further details.