Indian Maritime University (IMU)

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The Indian Maritime University (IMU) was established on 14thNovember 2008 as a teaching and affiliating university under the Ministry of Shipping, Government of India, with Chennai as headquarters. It was set up to promote maritime studies, training, research and extension with focus on emerging areas like oceanography, maritime history, maritime laws, maritime security, search and rescue, transportation of dangerous cargo, environmental studies and other related fields, and to achieve excellence in these areas.

There were 6 renowned legacy teaching-cum-research institutes under the Ministry of Shipping, and these were subsumed under the Indian Maritime University in November 2008. The 3 institutes in Mumbai, namely, the Training Ship Chanakya, the LalBahadurShastri College of Advanced Maritime Studies & Research, and the Marine Engineering Research Institute became the Mumbai campus of the Indian Maritime University. The 2 institutes in Kolkata, namely, the Marine Engineering Research Institute and the Indian Institute of Port Management became the Kolkata campus of the University. The National Ship Design and Research Centre in Visakhapatnam and the National Maritime Academy in Chennai became the Visakhapatnam and Chennai campuses respectively of the University. Post-November 2008, Kochi Campus was set up in 2009. The University also has 37 Affiliated Institutes.

List of institutes affiliated under IMU for various courses:

B.Tech. (Marine Engineering)

  1. Coimbatore Marine College, Tamilnadu
  2. Euro Tech Maritime Academy, Kerala
  3. HIMT College (Hindustan Institute of Maritime Training), Tamilnadu
  4. International Maritime Institute, Uttar Pradesh
  5. Park Maritime Academy, Tamilnadu
  6. R L Institute of Nautical Sciences, Tamil Nadu
  7. Samundra Institute of Maritime Studies, Pune
  8. Tolani Maritime Institute, Pune

B.Sc. (Nautical Science)

  1. HIMT College (Hindustan Institute of Maritime Training), Tamilnadu
  2. Tolani Maritime Institute, Pune

B.Sc. (Ship Building and Repair) Programme

  1. College of Ship Technology, Kerala
  2. Hind Institute of Nautical Science and Engineering (HINSAE), Uttar Pradesh

Diploma in Nautical Science (DNS) leading to B.Sc Nautical Science

  1. Anglo Eastern Maritime Academy, Maharashtra
  2. Applied Research International School of Maritime Studies, New Delhi
  3. Dr. Ambedkar Institute of Technology, Port Blair
  4. Great Eastern Institute of Maritime Studies, Pune
  5. International Maritime Institute, Uttar Pradesh
  6. Mumbai Maritime Training Institute, Mumbai
  7. Samundra Institute of Maritime Studies, Pune
  8. Southern Academy of Maritime Studies, Chennai
  9. Maritime Training Institute Shipping Corporation of India, Mumbai
  10. SCI-Maritime Training Institute, Tuticorin
  11. Sriram Institute of Maritime Studies, New Delhi
  12. T S Rahaman, Maharashtra
  13. Tolani Maritime Institute, Pune
  14. Viswhakarma Maritime Institute, Maharashtra
  15. YAK Educational Trust, Navi Mumbai
  16. Perunthalaivar Kamarajar Institute of Maritime Science & Engineering, Chidambaram
  17. -

IMU Campuses

  1. Chennai
  2. Kochi
  3. Kolkata
  4. Mumbai Port
  5. Navi Mumbai
  6. Visakhapatnam

Courses Offered by IMU

The following programmes are offered by the Indian Maritime University at campuses and affiliated:

Undergraduate Programmes

  1. 4-Year B.Tech (Marine Engineering)
  2. 4-Year B.Tech (Naval Architecture & Ocean Engineering)
  3. 3-Year B.Sc (Maritime Science)
  4. 3-Year B.Sc (Nautical Science)
  5. 3-Year B.Sc (Ship Building & Repair)
  6. 3-Year BBA (Logistics, Retailing & E-Commerce)
  7. 1-Year Diploma in Nautical Science leading to B.Sc. (Applied Nautical Science)

Postgraduate Programmes

  1. 2-Year MBA (Port and Shipping Management)
  2. 2-Year MBA (International Transportation and Logistics Management)
  3. 2-Year M.Sc (Commercial Shipping & Logistics)
  4. 2-Year M.Tech (Naval Architecture and Ocean Engineering)
  5. 2-Year M.Tech (Dredging and Harbour Engineering)
  6. 2-Year M.Tech (Marine Technology & Management)

Postgraduate Diploma Programmes

  1. 1 Year PGDME (Post Graduate Diploma in Marine Engineering)

Research Programmes

  1. At present Ph.D programme is being conducted at IMU Visakhapatnam Campus

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