Presea Training Course for Diploma Holders (DME)

This two-year pre sea training course for diploma holders [DME] is a course Leading to class 4 marine engineer officer certificate of competency awarded by the ministry of shipping, government of India, after six months of sea service enabling the cadets to become marine engineers on board merchant naval ships anywhere in the world.

Duration of Course

Two Years

Date of Commencement of Course

1st April & 1st Oct


Twice in a year as mentioned above

Entry Standards

  • 1. Diploma holder in mechanical / marine / naval architecture / electrical / electrical & electronics engineering with minimum 50% marks in final year and with minimum 50% in English at 10th or 12th standard or diploma course.

  • 2. Age maximum 28 years as on 1st April/1st October

Admission Procedure

  • 1. Candidates should qualify in entrance examination which would be conducted at Chennai, at School of Maritime studies, Vels university, at the address given below.

  • 2. Entrance examination will consist of objective type questions from areas such English language, IQ and Psychometry

  • 3. Medical fitness required as per Ministry of Shipping guidelines.

  • 4. Medical fitness should be certified by Ministry of Shipping approved doctor.

  • 5. Eyesight requirement - minimum unaided vision in each eye to be 6/12 with no colour blindness

Application Form

  • 1. Application form can be downloaded from website

  • 2.Filled in application form, should be sent to the address given below.

  • 3.Once application form duly filled-in is received, call letter for entrance examination will be sent to the candidates from Vels university.