The govt-owned BMA bears 5-decades’ long reputation of producing professionally skilled, environmentally aware, prudent and polite Marine Cadets. It grooms the young Cadets (after schooling of 12 years with HSC [A-Level]) through a regimental and residential education and training programme with English as the working language, in accordance with the competence standards (Nautical Science and Marine Engineering) as required by the IMO STCW Convention. Our cadets are smart, alert and lively at all times; ready to receive any responsibility anytime on board. Particularly they are good in Mathematics & English and polite in behaviour with strong leadership capabilities.

BMA is a ‘Branch’ [one of the 14] of World Maritime University, Malmo, Sweden since 1990. Bangladesh is in the IMO’s White List in 2000. BMA has professional links with IMO, ILO, ITF, ISF, IMarEST, NI, GlobalMET, InterManager, Australian Maritime College, Dalian Maritime University (China), Vietnam Maritime University, Singapore Maritime Academy and so on.

Since establishment in 1962 we have produced nearly 4,300 smart, skilled and disciplined Cadets for national and international fleet. Our current yearly enrollment is 50 Cadets that are selected from around 6,000 applicants. Any world-leading ship management company may spontaneously consider our Graduates’ smart and skilled professionalism. In the same period we also have provided professional CoC/ Ancillary courses to around 30,000 participants.