The Department is headed by Prof. S.Krishnan, a Marine Engineer with about 23 years of experience. He served as Chief Engineer on board Indian and foreign going merchant vessels of different shipping companies. Also he worked with RL Institute of Nautical Sciences, Madurai for about 2 years. He has been serving SVCE as Professor since 2006. He also looking after Dean (Academic) coordinating college level activities.

1. DGS Approval

This college is the first self financing private engineering college in India to get approval by Directorate General of Shipping, Ministry of Shipping, Road Transport and Highways, Government of India to start the four year B.E. Marine Engineering course. The students after graduation, will be able to join as fifth engineers on board ship.

2. Description of course

2.1 SVCE is a pioneer in starting Marine Engineering as an undergraduate degree programme through the University of Madras and was started in 1998. The syllabus is framed on the guide lines of IMO and STCW 1995 convention. Marine Engineering course is compulsorily residential and includes physical training, games, workout in gym and swimming practice . Our marine engineering course is affiliated to Anna University with effect from 2001.

2.2 The course consists of two parts, first part B.E. Marine Engineering Degree course as per rules and regulations approved by Anna University and the second part is completion of 15 competencies of Marine Engineering training as per rules and regulations laid down by the Director General of Shipping, Government of India. Which includes 26 weeks marine workshop practical and afloat training. The Director General of Shipping has approved the 4 Year Bachelor of Engineering Course in MARINE ENGINEERING conducted by this college vide approval No. TR/A/73/2002 dated 17 June 2002. College INDOS No. - 806 Course ID - 64. Also D G Shipping has Certified this 4 years B.E. Marine Engineering is equivalent to the 4 years Marine Engineering Degree course conducted by MERI, Kolkata vide letter No.3-TR(26)/99 dated 02 Aug 2002.

2.3 The curriculum is based on enhancing the fundamental knowledge, analytical skills, creativity, perspective and ethics. The programme aims to advance knowledge in theory and practice with innovative applications of Engineering and Scientific principles. We cover all the core disciplinary areas of Marine Engineering, which includes Marine Diesel Engines, Marine Auxiliary Machinery, Marine Boilers and Steam Engines, Naval Architecture and Ship construction, Marine Refrigeration and Air conditioning, Marine Machinery system and Marine Machinery Design and Marine Electrical Technology. We also cover interdisciplinary subjects like Mechanical Engineering, Computer Engineering and Manufacturing Technology. Programme also includes elective courses covering important areas such as finite-element techniques, maritime economics, ships safety, environmental protection, personnel care and special duty vessels.

.4 Other features of the programme are

  • It provides a broad base on which successful careers in Marine Engineering and other fields can be founded.

  • Organising teaching programmes according to both disciplinary and inter disciplinary themes.

  • It aims to associate with leading Marine Industries and institutions for practical exposure.

  • It aims at motivating students to become eminent seafarers and executives in shipping industry.


2.5 SVCE has memorandum of understanding with Cochin shipyard Ltd., Cochin for afloat training for 26 weeks for Marine Engg. cadets. 3. Facilities:

3.1 Total strength of the teaching faculty in the Marine Dept is 12 out of which three are with vast sea experience as chief engineer. 

3.2 Marine Dept. is equipped with following Workshops and laboratories:

  • Simulator Lab

  • Marine Dismantling & Assembling Lab

  • Main Propulsion Lab

  • Welding Lab

  • Navigation / Seamanship Lab

  • Basic workshop

  • Fire Fighting Lab 

  • Air Condition and Refrigeration Lab

  • Hydraulic & Pneumatic Lab

3.3 Also Marine dept is ably supported by other disciplines of the College Mechanical, Electrical, Electronics, Computer, Information Technology and Science Laboratories.

3.4 A swimming pool of international standards has been built in the college campus for imparting swimming training.. 

3.5 The department has a separate library which holds marine engineering books and journals. 

4. Placement

4.1 The Dept. helps the students for placement in reputed shipping companies. Pass Percentage for first three batches is 100% and most of them are employed with reputed foreign shipping Companies. Few of them are either pursuing their higher studies in foreign Universities or self employed. 

4.2 First batch of 20 students completed the course September 2002 all in first class and 6 students with distinction. 

4.3 Tength batch of 22 Cadets shall be passing out on August/September 2011. 

4.4 List of reputed companies where our students are employed is given below

  • Good Earth Maritime

  • SANMAR Shipping company

  • Fleet Management

  • Selandia Marine Services

  • Great Eastern Shipping Co

  • Shell Ship Management Ltd

  • Anglo Eastern Ship Management Ltd

  • Orient express ship management co (OESM)

  • Paramount Shipping.

  • V Ship management.

  • UNIVAN ship management

  • Dynacom tankers.

  • Sirius Shipping

  • Zodiac Maritime agencies

  • Cenmar shipping agencies

  • West Asia Maritime

  • Barber ship Management

5. Special Eligibility criteria for B.E. Marine Engineering 

5.1. Admission for Unmarried Indian Male candidates only.

5.2. Candidates who have studied in Science Stream (English, Maths, Physics, Chemistry) at 10+2 level are only eligible for admission.

5.3. A Minimum of 60% marks in Mathematics, Physics and Chemistry for all categories i.e. OC/BC/MBC/SC/ST. 

5.4. Vocational / Diploma course students are not eligible.

5.5. Age not less than 17 years and maximum age is 20 years. This age limit is relax able by 5 years in the case of candidates belonging to SC/ST. 

5.6. Candidates should have obtained 50% marks in English at 10th or 12th standard. 

5.7. Candidates will be admitted to the course only after obtaining Physical Fitness Certificate signed by a Medical Officer approved by the Director General of Shipping, Government of India 

5.8. Eye sight : Beyond plus/minus 2.5 will be rejected. Defective color vision will be rejected. There should not be any degree of squint. 

5.9. Admission to the course is subject to the approval of Directorate General of Shipping, Mumbai. 

5.10. Uniform 

Cadets will be required to wear uniform throughout the period of training at their own cost. Long hair, moustaches and beards are not allowed during the period of study. 

5.11. Hostel and Mess 

Since the course is compulsorily residential, cadets are required to stay in the hostel. 

5.12. Curricular and Extra-Curricular Training. 

It is compulsory for all cadets to take part in P.T., indoor and outdoor games, swimming, parade and any other co-curricular activities. Cadets will be required to successfully complete any modular courses introduced from time to time and tests prescribed for them e.g. First Aid at Sea, Basic Fire Fighting, Survival at Sea. 

5.13. Training and Assessment Record Book 

Every cadets will be issued Training & Assessment Record Book (TAR) and he is responsible for up keep and security of the book. 

6. Scholarship 

6.1 SVCE offers scholarships semester wise to meet the full tuition fee for deserving cadets on the basis of merit, merit-cum-means, economic means, sports and NCC. 

6.2 Vasanth J Sheth Memorial Foundation of the Great Eastern Shipping Company Ltd under the chairpersonship of Mrs. Asha Sheth instituted a scholarship of Rs 40,000/ each to II, III & IV year Marine Engineering student on the basis of merit cum means. 


6.3 Vasanth J Sheth Memorial Foundation also instituted a Gold Medal worth Rs. 5,000/- for the outstanding Marine Engineering student passing out from our college.