Trade through sea has been one of the ancient ways of transferring goods and services from one country to the other. Earlier, traders used to look for new markets by voyaging through seas and were able to set foot on different lands in need to exchange resources. The trade and transfer is reliant on the mode of transport i.e. ships and over the decades this has emerged into a new science and technology which has reaped great benefits to the society.
Countries are importing and exporting enormously and the trade is taken care of by some highly professional and knowledgeable people who have undergone years of training to be a part of high-paying and luxurious industry which employs thousands of young minds to be part of it every year.
RL Institute of Nautical Science (RLINS) is one of the revered maritime institutes of South India. It was established in 1999 and has churned out some brilliant and dedicated professionals to the shipping industry. The institute has focused on theoretical and practical knowledge to make the student employable for a rewarding career.
The campus is located in the temple city, Madurai of Tamil Nadu and is spread over a sprawling 80 acres. The campus has a soothing ambience and covered with trees and gardens. The institute is approved by the Directorate General of Shipping, Ministry of Shipping, Govt. of India, and Mumbai and is affiliated to Indian Maritime University (IMU), Chennai for B.Tech (Marine Engineering).
Course Offered by RLINS
The institute is offering multiple courses in Maritime technology and has garnered a good name in the industry because of quality education and international standards. There are short term courses available for the experienced people to hone their skills and secure better positions in the industry.
|Course Offered||Duration||Batches Passed||Eligibility|
|B.Tech/ Marine Engineering||4 Years||16||● Should be 12th pass
● Minimum 60% aggregate marks in Physics, Chemistry and Mathematics (PCM)
● Min 50% marks in English either in Class X or Class XII.
● Should Pass the COMMON ENTRANCE TEST (CET) conducted by Indian Maritime University
|B.Tech/ Marine Engineering- Lateral Entry||3 Years||● At least 55% marks overall in 3 year diploma in Marine / Mechanical / Electrical / Electrical & Electronics Engineering or 4 years Diploma in Shipbuilding Engineering from any Institute approved by AICTE or any State Board of Technical Education.
● Minimum 50% marks in English in either 10th or 12th or Diploma Examination
|Graduate Marine Engineering||1 Year||8||Candidates holding 50% in all mechanical engineering streams or naval architectural streams are eligible to apply|
|Electro Technical Officer Course||4 Months||10||● Should be 12th pass with PCM
● Minimum 50% marks in English in either Class X or Class XII or Diploma or Degree.
|Orientation course for catering personnel||12 Days||11||● 10th or 12th pass with at least 40% aggregate marks
● At least 40% in English in 10th or 12th
● Should have earned certificate/ diploma/ degree in hospitality related fields.
|Basic Safety Training||12 Days|
|Security Training for Seafarers with Designated Security Duties (STSDSD)||2 Days|
|Basic Training For Cargo Operations and Oil & Chemical Tanker||6 Days||● As per STCW code book, all 4 Basic Safety courses are mandatory 1. Fire prevention and fire fighting (FPFF) 2. Personal Safety and Social Responsibility (PSSR) 3. Personal Survival Techniques (PST) 4. Elementary First Aid (EFA)
● There are physical and medical eligibility criteria to be fulfilled to be eligible for the course.
Admissions at RLINS
Interested candidates have to apply online through the online portal and submit the requested details. Eligible students need to apply for a Common Entrance Test conducted by Indian Maritime University, Chennai.
Based on the application and the eligibility process, the aspirant is called for further screening at the campus. Relevant documents have to be produced at the time of admission. The admission process also requires the candidate to undergo some physical tests to check the ability and strength of the candidate. Eyesight and physical strength are some parameters on which admission is based.
The institute has a good name in the industry because of its presence for the last two decades. It has helped many students realize their dream of getting high paid and sustainable jobs in the shipping industry.
Not just domestic but International organizations have been known to visit the institute to recruit the finest talents. The ranking of the institute has been improving since its inception and has broken some individual records in placing students in some reputed firms at a distinguished positions.
A lot of effort is put in by the institute to make students become equipped with the practical knowledge required at ships and make them ready to take up jobs at the ports and cruises. To ensure that students are getting the required input from the curriculum and faculty, labs and infrastructure have been placed with International standards in practice.