EDP – Shipping & Logistics Courses in India

Course Duration

  • ONE YEAR, with flexible contact hours.
  • Mandatory attendance for the Bridge courses which will familiarize the students with the basic Shipping & Logistics terms.
  • The candidates will also be required to attend other mandatory classes decided by the concerned faculty.
  • Examinations will be conducted only at the University.


  1. Application has to be filled online through our websitegmu.edu.in
  2. Application Fees:
    1. INR 4000/- (INR Four Thousand Only) for General Category candidates
    2. INR 2000/- (INR Two Thousand Only) for Reserved Category (SC/ST/Gujarat Domicile) candidates.
    3. Application fees shall be non-refundable.

Eligibility Criteria

The candidates must hold a three-year bachelor’s degree or its equivalent in any discipline recognized by Gujarat Maritime University as eligibility for Postgraduate studies with at least 50% marks or equivalent CGPA and 45% marks or equivalent CGPA in case of SC/ST category candidates and a minimum of one year of work experience.

The holders of the ‘Certificate of Equivalency’ issued by Association of Indian Universities or any other competent institution are also eligible to the programme.

Selection Process

The admission to the diploma will be based on the merit secured in the Personal Interview and the evaluation of the Statement of Purpose (SOP). The weightage assigned to the admission criterion is as follows:

Criterion Weightage
Personal Interview 70%
Evaluation of Statement of Purpose 30%

Personal Interview
The online personal interviews’ credentials will be sent to each applicant separately by E-mail.
Statement of Purpose
The applicants are required to submit a Statement of Purpose via email to admissions@gmu.edu.in, after submitting the application form through the University website by or before the deadline. The length of the Statement of Purpose may be 300-500 words. It should give the educational and professional background of the applicant.  It should also specify why the applicant should be considered for the diploma and how it will be useful for his/her career advancement.

Course Structure

The One-year EDP Programme is based on the following structure:

Programme Structure: EDP (Shipping & Logistics)
Code Course L-T-P Credits
Semester I
SMM0101 Logistics & Supply Chain Management 2-0-4 4
SMM0102 Liner Trade and Multi-Modal Transportation 2-0-6 5
SMM0103 Maritime Infrastructure & PPP 2-0-6 5
Total Credits 14
Semester II
SMM0204 Shipping Finance 2-0-6 5
SMM0205 Port Management 2-0-6 5
SMM0206 Management of Shipping Companies 6
Total Credits 16
Grand Total 30

* The programme structure is subject to time to time revision by the expert bodies of the University.


Sr. No. Particulars Total (Rs.)
1 Admission Fee Rs. 2,000
2 Alumni Fund (Non-Refundable) Rs.10,000
3 Tuition Fee Rs.70,000
4 Infrastructure Maintenance Fee Rs.16,500
5 Examination Fee Rs.6,500
6 Academic facility Fee (Library, Computer, Internet, Moot Court, Training, etc.) Rs.12,000
  Annual Fee Rs. 1,17,000/-
7 Cost of Global Externship Programme (Optional) On Actual Basis

The fee structure is subject to revision and in case of any changes, final fees shall be binding to the students being admitted.

Hostel Facilities

  • The fees does not include hostel and mess charges. It shall not be the responsibility of the University to provide hostels. However, the University shall explore possibility of providing hostel facilities only on the written request of the candidate at the time of taking admissions. However, this shall be subject to the availability of rooms in the Transitory Campus.
  • Rooms, if provided, shall be only on payment of additional hostel and mess charges.
  • Rooms, if provided, shall be exclusively on double occupancy basis.

Other Information

  • On All India seats, a horizontal reservation of 30% shall be made in favour of Female candidates, 5% of seats for Specially Abled Persons/Persons with Disability (PWD) category and 25% of seats shall be made in favour of candidates of Gujarat Domicile, cutting across all the above categories.
  • NRI category seats are available to NRI candidates or Indian nationals sponsored by NRI. Merit for the admissions under NRI quota shall be decided by the University.
  • Foreign National category seats are available to Foreign Nationals only i.e. candidates with foreign citizenship.
  • No transfer of candidates once admitted shall be permitted. Unfilled seats of any category, if any, shall be filled, as per the decision of GMU.
  • The Applicant must ensure his / her eligibility for the admission in respect of qualifications and other requisite criteria and only then apply.
  • Applicants/Professionals in service must attach NOC from respective institutions along with the application.
  • Applicant are required to apply online through given link only.
  • No TA/DA shall be paid for attending/participating in the admission process.
  • The University reserves the right to alter / insert any corrections / additions in the scheme through website in the event of any typographical error or as required.
  • The University shall verify the antecedents or documents submitted by a candidate at any time, at the time of admission or during the course of study. In case, it is found that the information(s) given by the candidate are fake or the candidate has a clandestine antecedents/background and has suppressed the information, then his / her admission shall be terminated. No refund of fees shall be done in such an eventuality.
  • The decision of the University Authorities on any/ all matters in relation to admissions shall be final and binding.

Get in touch with us

For further details, please reach us to at:
Director, School of Maritime Management,
Gurubhavan, GNLU Campus,
Attalika Avenue Knowledge Corridor,
Koba, Gandhinagar,
Gujarat – 382426
Email: admissions@gmu.edu.in
Ph. 079-23270500

Admission Helpline: +91-6356894500
Whatsapp: 8141314444