Merchant Navy works with the commercial sector of the maritime industry. Some of the best institutes for merchant navy are - Tolani Maritime Institute (TMI), Samundra Institute of Maritime Studies- Mumbai, International Maritime Institute (IMI) Delhi, Vels Academy of Maritime Studies Chennai, Maharashtra Academy of Naval Education and Training (MANET), Pune, Institute of Technology & Marine Engineering (ITME) Kolkata, B.P. Marine Academy Navi Mumbai, TS Rahaman Mumbai, Indian Maritime University (IMU) Chennai, Coimbatore Marine College (CMC) Coimbatore, etc.
Some of the top institutes worldwide are - Massachusetts Maritime Academy, US; The University Of New Orleans, US; U.S. Merchant Marine Academy, US; Australian Maritime College, Australia; British Columbia Institute Of Technology's Pacific Marine Training Campus, Canada; Canadian Coast Guard College, Westmount, Nova Scotia, Canada; Hiroshima National College Of Maritime Technology, Japan; Aarhus School Of Marine And Technical Engineering, Denmark, etc.
A student can take admission in merchant navy based on their merit of previous year's results. But for the technical courses, they have to appear for the entrance exams. There are entrance exams like- All India Merchant Navy Entrance Test or the AIMNET, JEE Advanced, Indian Maritime University Common Entrance Test (IMU CET), etc. to get admission in the courses.