Indian Maritime University - Chennai Campus, previously known as National Maritime Academy campus is located on a 20 acre scenic beachfront property on the outskirts of Chennai, a bustling cosmopolitan city. A 25 km drive along the East Coast Road hugging the coastline takes on to the exquisitely designed edifice, an architectural marvel, set amidst lush green sylvan surroundings. The sprawling campus houses the academic block, hostel, residential and recreational facilities.
The Academy was established in 1985 with the technical assistance from UNDP / UNCTAD to offer courses of reputable standards. It is credited with ISO 9001:2000 Certification and accredited as grade 1 rating by ICRA. It has modern facilities to conduct training programmes for both port and marine personnel.
IMU Chennai offers the following academic programs:
1) B Sc in Nautical Science
2) B Tech in Marine Engineering
3) Diploma in Nautical Science
4) MBA in Port and Shipping Management
5) MBA in International Transportation and Logistics Management
6) BBA in Logistics, Retailing and E-Commerce
7) Post Sea / STCW Courses
There were 7 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 Lal Bahadur Shastri 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. PostNovember 2008, Kochi Campus was set up - in 2009. The University also has 24 Affiliated Institutes.
Kerala has been the Maritime gateway to South India with a very long coast line. Kochi, the queen of Arabian Sea placed along this coast line, has always kept its doors open to the maritime industry. Kochi Port, an all-weather port, is most strategically located on the east west trade route. No other Indian port enjoys this proximity to the maritime highway as Kochi port. All these factors fuelled the growth of Kochi as a maritime hub. The port city of Kochi with its rich maritime background promises great potential for establishment of Maritime institutions offering specialized maritime courses and training.
It was felt that establishment of a Campus of the IMU at Kochi will go a long way in promotion of the maritime sector in particular and the economy of the country as a whole, and the coastal region in particular. The LNG Petronet Project and the Container Terminal Project at Vallarpadam would also be immensely benefited in terms of manpower training from the IMU Kochi Campus.
To begin with, IMU Centre at Kochi was opened with the objective of developing it later on into a full-fledged Campus. The Kochi Port Trust offered its Training Centre Complex for operating the IMU Centre at Kochi. Other facilities like workshop, fire station, Kochi Port Trust Hospital, etc., have been made available by the Kochi Port Trust for training purposes to the IMU. Kochi Centre was incepted, and the DNS course inaugurated on August 22nd 2009 under the auspices of Dr. Christy Fernandez, Principal Secretary to the President of India.
IMU Kochi now offers the following academic programmes:
1) MBA in Port and Shipping Management
2) MBA in International Transportation & Logistics Management
3) B Sc in Ship Building and Repair
4) B Sc in Nautical Science
5) BBA in Logistics, Retailing & E-Commerce
The Indian Maritime University - Kolkata Campus comprises two premier institutions- the Marine Engineering & Research Institute (MERI, Kolkata) and the Indian Institute of Port Management (IIPM, Kolkata).
IMU Kolkata now offers the following academic programmes:
1) B.Tech in Marine Engineering
2) M.Tech in Marine Engineering & Management
3) MBA in International Transportation & Logistics Management
Mumbai Port Campus
Indian Maritime University, Mumbai Port Campus consists of two institutes namely, LBS College of Advanced Maritime Studies & Research and the Marine Engineering & Research Institute, Mumbai.
LBS CAMSAR is a premier post-sea Maritime Education and Training Institution offering a comprehensive range of courses for Merchant Navy personnel. LBS CAMSAR was founded in October 1948 under the recommendations of the Merchant Navy Training Committee as Central Government premier post sea training institute for merchant Navy officers of Navigation & Engineering for giving skilled technical instructions to the Merchant Navy officers of Navigation and Engineering Department for Certificate of Competency. Named as 'Lal Bahadur Shastri Nautical & Engineering College' as a token of gratitude to former Prime Minster Late Shri. Lal Bahadur Shastri for making the present site available. Renamed as Lal Bahadur College of Advanced Maritime Studies & Research in 1994
It is the only institution in the world offering Extra Masters and Extra First Class Engineering courses, the highest programmes in the field of Nautical Science and Marine Engineering respectively.
IMU Mumbai Port now offers the following academic programmes:
1) Institute offers 45 post sea courses for Nautical & Marine Engineering discipline
2) Four years B.Tech (Marine Engineering) degree course
3) Three years B.Sc. (Maritime Sciences) degree course
4) One year Post Graduate Diploma in Marine Engineering (PGDME) course
Navi Mumbai Campus
Indian Maritime University, Navi Mumbai Campus was formerly known as the Training Ship Chanakya.
T.S.Chanakya is the shore based successor to the Training Ship Rajendra and the grand old lady of Indian Shipping, Training Ship Dufferin, where the training of Merchant Navy Officers in India started in the year 1927. Training on T.S. Dufferin and subsequently T.S. Rajendra continued till the year 1993, when it was replaced by Training Ship Chanakya. It is the first pre-sea training institution in India. Originally, it was under the Directorate General of Shipping, Mumbai in the Ministry of Shipping.
IMU Navi Mumbai now offers the following academic programmes:
1) Three years B.Sc. (Nautical Sciences) degree Course.
2) One year Diploma in Nautical Science (DNS).
3) Two years M.Sc (Commercial Shipping and Logistics) Course.
4) Advanced Fire Fighting Course.
5) GMDSS Course
6) Basic modular courses for in- house cadets
Indian Maritime University - Visakhapatnam Campus was previously known as NSDRC. 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. IMU Visakhapatnam Campus heralds the integration of visionary academic insight with the accumulated professional expertise and knowledge base on Ship Design and Maritime Technology.
Presently Visakhapatnam Campus is located in the former NSDRC Office and residential complex on a 5 acre property located on the main road connecting Naval Base and Scindia junction (Hindustan Shipyard) on one side and HPCL and Visakhapatnam Steel Plant on the other side
IMU Visakhapatnam now offers the following academic programmes:
1) Research at IMU Visakhapatnam is nurtured through academic programmes run by the departments and through sponsored research and consultancy projects funded by national organizations and industry.