Guide to Samundra Institute of Maritime Studies (SIMS), Lonavla

Cent percent authentic, student sourced guide, to Samundra Institute of Maritime Studies (SIMS), Lonavla.

Located in Lonavla, SIMS is the only Maritime Training Institute, which offers mandatorily sponsered training in B.Tech!


Let’s get through the basics:

The Institute is approved by the Directorate General of Shipping (DG Shipping)

The courses available here, are namely:

• B.Tech (Marine Engineering)

• D.N.S. (Nautical Science)

The yearly intake being:

• 40 (B.Tech)

• 120 (DNS)


The total fees for the B.Tech course is – ₹17.6 Lakhs. While, for that of DNS is – ₹6.6 Lakhs.

All Engine & Deck cadets are sponsered by Executive Ship Management, Singapore. Which runs the Institute, and is the only company to recruit cadets from SIMS Lonavla.

To get admitted to Samundra Institute of Maritime Studies (SIMS), one needs to qualify the IMU-CET Examination. Also, their marks in Physics, Chemistry & Mathematics (PCM) in class XII should be more than 60%, with 50%+ marks in English. ESM conducts their sponsership test separately.


Our Verdict: Samundra Institute of Maritime Studies (SIMS), Lonavla is run by Executive Ship Management, Singapore. Which is, infact, the only company to recruit cadets from SIMS. All the cadets are Pre-placed (sponsered) by ESM. The infrastructure is the best among all the other Maritime Training Institutes in India. The fees are also quite high as compared to the others.

The only drawback here in case of SIMS is the fact that the waiting period is quite long.

Our Rating: 8/10

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