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Indian Maritime University

Indian Maritime University
Motto Samudra Gyanam, Gyan Samudram (Ocean Of Knowledge)
Established 2008[1]
Type Public Institution
Chancellor V. Krishnamurthy
Administrative staff
Undergraduates Bachelors program in Marine Engineering, Naval Architecture & Ocean Engineering
Postgraduates Naval Architecture & Ocean Engineering, Marine Law, Port and Shipping Management, International Transportation and logistics Dredging & Harbour Engineering
Location Chennai, Mumbai, Visakhapatnam, Kolkata, Cochin, Kandla Port, India
Campus Chennai, Mumbai, Visakhapatnam, Kolkata, Cochin, Kandla Port
Acronym IMU
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The Indian Maritime University (IMU) is a Central University, that was established by an Act of the Indian Parliament namely the Indian Maritime University Act 2008, on 14 November 2008. It is the only university in the country imparting education in the maritime field. It has an All- India jurisdiction and the headquarters is at Chennai. It has campuses at Chennai, Kolkata, Mumbai, Visakhapatnam, Cochin and Kandla Port.[2][3]

Vice Chancellor of the University is Shri. Ashok Vardhan Shetty, IAS.

The following existing seven government maritime Training and Research Institutes were merged with IMU:

The Campuses

Chennai Campus

Located at Uthandi,ECR,Chennai-600119, Conducts various courses like Marine engineering, DNS, Nautical science, Master degrees like M.B.A in International transport and logistics,Port and shipping management, and LLM - Master of law in Marine and also conducts various courses

Kolkata Campus

The Marine Engineering and Research Institute (MERI), formerly known as the Directorate of Marine Engineering Training (DMET), is India's national institute for the training of marine engineers. It is India's oldest marine engineering college. It has been subsumed into the Indian Maritime University & is today, referred to as Indian Maritime University Kolkata Campus.

Mumbai Campus

Inaugurated in year 1948-49, the Training Ship Chanakya (successor of T.S.Dufferin & T.S.Rajendra), the Marine Engineering & Research Institute and LBS College of Advanced Maritime Studies & Research were established.

Three legacy institutes T.S.Chanakya, Marine Engineering and Research Institute & LBS College of Advanced Maritime Studies & Research constitute the Indian Maritime University-Mumbai Campus.[4]

Visakhapatnam Campus

The IMU - Visakhapatnam Campus emerges from the confluence of the centrally established Indian Maritime University at Chennai and India’s premier ship design and maritime research institution ― The National Ship Design and Research Centre. Pioneered in the early 90’s by the Government of India, NSDRC has undertaken several milestone projects in the areas of Ship Design, Construction and Applied Research. The Visakhapatnam Campus consists of two schools, namely the School of Naval Architecture & Ocean Engineering (SNAOE) and the School of Maritime Design & Research (SMDR).Three faculties joined as Assistant Professor in IMU Visakhapatnam during 2012-2013

  • Shri Avinash Godey, MTech (IMU Visakhapatnam)
  • Dr. Debabrata Karmakar, PhD (IIT Kharagpur)
  • Dr. J Siva Durga Prasad, PhD (Andhra University)

The School of Naval Architecture & Ocean Engineering handles the academic Graduate & Post Graduate Programs of the University in Naval Architecture, Ocean Engineering, Dredging & Harbor Engineering. They are also involved in organizing short term courses & programs. The School has 140 students enrolled in the Undergraduate Program, 35 students in the Post Graduate Program & 5 students in the Post Doctoral Program.

The School of Maritime Design & Research, is a Research & Development Center of the university. This School handles several projects for the Ministry of Shipping, Andaman & Nicobar Administration, Department of Science & Technology - Govt. of India. All the existing projects of National Ship Design & Research Center was transferred to SMDR after the confluence. The most recent activities of the School is the organising of an International Conference called Tech Samudra 2012, during 6th 7 & 8 December 2012.

Student Life at Visakhapatnam Campus:

The students have formed a students society - Naval Architecture Students Society (NASS), which organizes a wide spectrum of activities including Technical, Cultural & Sports Competitions. A major event organised by the students of the university is the GOS Safety Program to spread awareness on Beach Safety in the month of November.[5]

La Ola is the students e-newsletter of the university.[6][7]

The students have formed several games leagues among themselves like the Institute Football League (IFL), Institute Cricket League(ICL) & Institute Basketball League (IBL).

Courses Offered

The University offers various courses under following Schools of Studies:

School of Maritime Management The School of Maritime Management offers a two-year full-time unique MBA Programme in Port & Shipping Management and International Transportation & Logistics Management.

School of Nautical Studies This School conducts three programmes as per the following details: a) Diploma in Nautical Science leading to B.Sc. (Nautical Science), and b) 3 Year B.Sc. Degree Course in Nautical Science. c) 3 Year Polyvalent (Dual Certification) course leading to B.Sc. (Maritime Science) The syllabus to first two courses are drawn up with a view to give broad based marine education, with special emphasis on fundamentals of marine subjects and practical aspects of profession. 3 Year Polyvalent (Dual Certification) course leading to B.Sc. (Maritime Science) is a new concept of training with a view to produce a maritime officer having combined knowledge of both the branches of Nautical and Marine Engineering. The syllabus and the curriculum is drawn up with the right mix of Nautical and Engineering subjects.

School of Marine Engineering and Technology School of Marine Engineering and Technology trains for Bachelor Degree in Engineering (B.E.) in Marine Engineering. The duration of course is four years. During this time, in addition to theoretical studies, and practical training, students are required to participate in the co-curricular and extracurricular activities.

School of Naval Architecture

This School runs B.Tech. Degree programme orienting the students for design and construction of marine crafts and structures. The graduates will find employment in shipping, shipbuilding, ocean engineering industries, Indian Navy, DRDO and Classification Societies etc. and also will be able to go for higher academic achievements in institutions of higher learning.

Main People of the University

Visitor: The President of India Shri Pranab Mukherjee

Chancellor: Dr. V. Krishnamurthy

Vice Chancellor: Mr. Ashok Vardhan Shetty, IAS

Controller of Examinations: Mr K Palani

Registrar: Mr.C. Mohan

Finance Officer: Mr G Venkatesh


IMU Chennai Campus - Shri. Rajeeva Prakash

IMU Mumbai Campus: Shri. JK Dhar

IMU Visakhapatnam Campus - Shri. U S Ramesh

IMU Kolkata Campus - Shri. MK Ghosh

IMU Kandla Campus - Capt. M Baveja

IMU cochin Campus - Dr B Swaminathan