Kunjali Marakkar School of Marine Engineering (KMSME) is started with a precise revelation of creating eminent seafarers who can cop up with the demands of the ever-growing shipping industry. It is the only Marine Engineering Training Institute in the country, which is under the direct control of a State Government University. This department functions under the aegis of the Directorate General of Shipping, Govt. of India, Mumbai. Located in the heart of Cochin University campus, KMSME started its first batch of 4 year B.Tech marine engineering programme in 2003.The presence of various departments in the Cochin University, which even have their own strong research wings, enable the students to acquire profound knowledge in every topic as they wish. Presently KMSME has an intake capacity of 80 students per year,selected on all India basis by conducting Common Admission Test(CAT). The B.Tech degree programme in Marine Engineering spanning 8 semesters has an exhaustive curriculum designed to provide the students with a modern and sound education in basic science and engineering subjects, along with an in-depth knowledge of the various facets of marine engineering. An intensive practical training of 6 months duration is given to all cadets inside the DG approved Ship-in Campus Lab and in the Machinery O’hauling Workshop. Further, cadets are given practical training in the Full Machine Engine Room Simulator Lab and Control System Lab. Students also get chances to go onboard ships to acquire machinery maintenance experience. In addition to the B.Tech Degree Course, KMSME also conducts DG approved courses (both at Operational and Management level) on Engine Room Simulator. M.Tech Degree in Marine Engineering for the first time in the country by a Government University is scheduled to commence from 2014 academic year.
Library: KMSME has got a very spacious Library and Reading Room containing nearly 6000 books (Marine, Non marine and Management) and many reputed International and national journals and magazines. In addition to this library, our students can use the facilities of the University Central Library, and Libraries of School of Engineering and Ship Technology. KMSME Library is also connected to the University Library by network.
Auditorium: The open air theatre in – harmony with luscious greenery, provides an ideal platform to horn the skills of our students. It has been a witness to the passing out ceremonies held, a nostalgia to the alumnis.
Hostel Facilities Available: As per the Directorate General of Shipping, B.Tech Marine Engineering Degree course is fully residential. KM School of Marine Engineering provides cadets a full fledged hostel, with all facilities complying with the rules and regulations of DG Shipping. KMSME’s quality policy ensures:Excellent accommodation space with three cadets occupying a single room which is well furnished.Cleanliness and hygiene are given great importance which is well reflected from the appearance of the hostel rooms, mess and toilets.Spacious mess room, recreation room, sick room, prayer room are also provided in the hostel.
Placement Service Available: Placement cell for students of KMSME facilitates the dissemination of information about employment/ higher education opportunity. Placement talks and campus interviews are also arranged for the students. The cell has been able to secure coveted jobs in leading shipping companies for a large number of students. The concept of placement has become integral part of the present day university ethos and is reflected in the expansion of its domain to auxiliary functions like ship management, marine insurance etc.