CET-IMU 2023 Engineering Entrance Exam By Indian Maritime University

CET-IMU-Eng Entrance Exam

Exam name CET-IMU-Eng
Notification Status Not Announced
Examination Body

Indian Maritime University, East Coast Road, Uthandi, Chennai 600119, Tamilnadu

Examination Body Type Central Univ
Popularity Popular - All India

Courses offered : B.Tech (Marine Engineering), B.Tech (Naval Architecture & Ocean Engineering), B.Sc (Nautical Science), BBA (Logistics, Retailing & E-Commerce), Apprenticeship embedded BBA – Maritime Logistics, BSc (Ship Building & Repair)

About Indian Maritime University (IMU) : IMU was established on Nov 14, 2008 as a teaching and affiliating university under the Ministry of Shipping, Government of India, with Chennai as headquarters. There were 7 renowned legacy teaching-cum-research institutes under the Ministry of Shipping, and these were subsumed under the Indian Maritime University in November 2008. Currently, IMU has 6 campuses in India:

1. IMU Navi Mumbai Campus

(Erstwhile Training Ship Chanakya, Navi Mumbai)

2. IMU Mumbai Port Campus

(Erstwhile the Lal Bahadur Shastri College of Advanced Maritime Studies & Research and the Marine Engineering Research Institute)

3. IMU Kolkata Campus

(Erstwhile Marine Engineering Research Institute and Indian Institute of Port Management)

4. IMU Visakhapatnam Campus

(Erstwhile The National Ship Design and Research Centre, Visakhapatnam)

5. IMU Chennai Campus

(Erstwhile National Maritime Academy, Chennai)

6. IMU Kochi Campus

Additionally, the University has 17 Affiliated Institutes.

Note : For BBA programs, candidates need to apply online on BBA portal. Till 2021, BBA there was no CET for these courses. The information provided here primarily covers only BTech & BSc (NS).

For BSc (SBR), no registration in IMU-CET portal is required. Admission will be done by the institute as per IMU’s eligibility criteria.

Campuses & Courses

(i) Out of the various campuses of IMU, B.Tech in Marine Engg is offered at Kolkata, Chennai and Mumbai Port. Naval Arch & Ocean Engg is offered at Vishakhapatnam.

(ii) In the affiliated institutes, Marine Engg is offered at Coimbatore, Cochin, Chennai, New Delhi, Pune, Madurai, Mumbai.

(iii) In IMU campuses, BSc (NS) is offered at Mumbai, Chennai, Kochi

 (iv) In the affiliated institutes, BSc (SBR) is offered at Palakkad and BSc (NS) is offered at Chennai and Pune

Intake : Not specified for IMU campuses. Intake in Affiliated institutes is as below :

800 in BTech (Marine Engg)

160 in BSc (Nautical Science)

40 in BSc (Ship Building & Repair)

Counselling : IMU will conduct Online Counselling ONLY for admission to its Six Campuses. Candidates desirous of getting admissions in Affiliated Institutes of IMU / other DGS approved MTIs may directly approach the College / Institutes of their choice after obtaining rank certificate.

1. Online Counselling for IMU Campuses will happen in two phases:

a) Phase I : Candidates with IMU issued rank certificate will be provided a portal through which they can select the Programme(s) and the Campus(s) where they desire to take admission. Candidates have to register on this portal by making a payment of Rs. 10,000/- towards Counselling Fee. The Counselling Fee is non-refundable if a seat is allotted; else Rs.9000 will get refunded.

The Candidate should choose multiple options in the order of their preference for Programmes and IMU Campuses.

b) Phase II : Based on the Rank, Social Category of the Candidate and availability of seats, a seat will be allotted provisionally to the Candidate from the list of options provided by them.

2. After allotment of seat the Candidate will be required to confirm the seat by paying the Programme Fee of Rs. 25,000/- (Non-refundable).

3. Candidates who confirm their seat will be issued with the Provisional Allotment Letter which has to be produced along with original mark sheets, certificates, physical fitness certificate, etc. at the time of verification, on the date mentioned in the letter.

4. Candidates who fail to confirm by the due date will be treated as drop out and will not be considered for subsequent Admission Lists for up-gradation or seat allotment due to drop outs.

5. There could be a possibility that the Candidate may not get a seat in the most preferred Programme/Campus in the First Admission List. But, they could stand a chance for allotment of seat in the Second or Third Admission List (if any). For this, it is mandatory that the Candidate should have confirmed the seat allotted in the First or Previous Admission List by paying the Programme Fee of Rs.25,000.

6. Candidates whose names have not been published in any of IMU’s Admission List will be entitled to a refund, after deducting the administrative charges of 10% of the Counselling Fee.


(i) 15% of the total seats available to Indian Nationals are reserved for eligible candidates belonging to Scheduled Castes, 7.5% for Scheduled Tribe, 27% for Other Backward Class (OBC) candidates belonging to non- creamy layer (NCL) and 10% for General-EWS.

(ii) Reservation of seats for Andaman and Nicobar Islands, Lakshadweep and Minicoy Islands, Eight North Eastern States (including Sikkim) and Jammu & Kashmir in IMU, Campuses : Maximum number of seats reserved in a given Academic Year for the U.G Programmes put together in all IMU Campuses shall as follows :

a) Andaman and Nicobar Islands - 7 seats

b) Lakshadweep and Minicoy Islands - 10 seats

c) Eight North Eastern States (including Sikkim) - 40 seats

d) Jammu and Kashmir - 10 seats

Note: The allocation of seats for candidates from the above mentioned ‘Special States’, will be done after publication of the Second List based on the residual seats, if any.

Note for Andaman & Nicobar candidates : For Candidates native to Andaman & Nicobar Islands or domiciled there for at least five years, a separate CET for UG programmes only (technical courses) will be conducted by the Andaman & Nicobar Administration on behalf of IMU.

Medical standards : Strict medical fitness standards applicable for BTech Marine Engineering and BSc Nautical Science. Please refer prospectus for details.

Fee : Average annual fee is Rs.2,25,000/- (in IMU Campuses. Fee in affiliated institutes may be different).

Note : In the event of any unforeseen circumstances, IMU reserves the right to conduct the Common Entrance Test in any mode (Centre Based or Proctored or any other such mode) or adopt any other suitable alternative scheme in lieu of CET / Entrance Exam to give the Rank Certificate/Admissions.

For admission to IMU Affiliated Institutes, the admission procedure of that institute is to be followed after gaining IMU-CET Rank certificate. The Rank Certificate is valid for this particular Academic session only.


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