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There was a Common Drive for Selection of Mechanical Engineers for a Singapore-based Shipping Company conducted in our campus on 16th August 2011. Nearly 54 Engineering Colleges were contacted and invited to send their Final Year Mechanical Engineering Students as well as Mechanical Engineering Graduates who passed out in 2011.


There were as many as 330 students from 18 engineering colleges who participated in the event. Our Mechanical Engineering Students numbered only 19. Totally 349 participated.

The Selection Process consisted of 2 stages – namely 1) Technical Test(written), & 2) Panel Interview of the shortlisted candidates.


The selected students will undergo training for one year at Samundra Institute of Maritime Studies, Lonovala, Near Mumbai. After the successful completion of the training period, they will work as Junior Engineers for 6 months in ship. Upon completion of Competency Examination conducted by the Govt of India, they will be absorbed as marine engineers on a monthly salary of $3000, which is Rs.1, 50, 000/- in Indian currency. A marine engineer, with 4 to 5 years of successful service, will be elevated to the rank of Chief Engineer, when the monthly salary will be $ 9000, which is Rs. 4, 50, 000/-.


Sri Biju Baben, Acting Dean, Marine Engg, Samundra Institute of Maritime Studies made the presentation about the shipping as an exciting career, with several advantages – good pay unparalled in any industry, no income tax deduction, global exposure, wide and varied experiences, opportunties to get quick promotions to the rank of Chief Engineer, liberal leave rules, 3 to 4 months holidays each year, etc. After the presentation about the company, students were administered Written Test on Technical Issues. The shortlisted candidates were interviewed by the Chief Engineers of the Company – namely, 1) Sri Prasad, 2) Sri Upendra Kumar, & 3) Sri Biju Baben. Sri G. Durai Murugan co-ordinated the activities of the placement drive – mostly the conduct of the technical test, & valuation of answer scripts. Our staff assisted him in paper valuation of the answer scripts.


Following is the list of 18 selected candidates who will have to go for the Final Round of Selection at the Company Office, in Chennai on 7th Sept 11.:


S.No. Name of the Student College Mobile No.
1. Sathish Kannan, V. RVS College of Engg 9600787680
2. Venkatesh, K. RVS College of Engg 9095181706
3. Tamilarasu, S. Oxford Engg College 7598192965
4. Zakia Girish Oxford Engg College 9600267357
5. Palanikumar, M. Oxford Engg College 9677799363
6. Selva Mariappan, S. Infant Jesus Engg College 9944410611
7. Rohith, C. Infant Jesus Engg College 8870751632
8. Christopher John Samuel, J. Dr. Sivanthi Adithanar Engg College 9443657717
9. Mohamed Yaser Arafath, I. Dr. Sivanthi Adithanar Engg College 9791729202
10. Suryaraj, R. Dr. Sivanthi Adithanar Engg College 9952591207
11. Anoop, P.S. Jayaram Engg College 7200232463
12. Sahaya Brudence Vinth, S. Ponjesly Engg College 7708934412
13. Vigneshwaran, M. Raja College of Engg 9791773129
14. Arunachalam, M.R. Shanmuganathan Engg College 9884051626
15. Venkatesh, M. Vickram College of Engg 9790821963
16. Selvakumar, C. Vickram College of Engg 9677748311
17. Venkatesh, R.M. Vickram College of Engg 9894262249
18. Alagu Rajan, S. Vickram College of Engg 9942395128


The Final Round consists of two stages – namely, 1) Medical Test, & 2) Psychometric Test(Written Test for One Hour), after which the selected candidates will be asked to report for one year training at Lonovala, soon after the completion of their B.E. Degree in Mechanical Engg.