19-21 January 2022

India Maritime Conference 2022

A virtual meeting of the India Maritime Conference 2022 was organized by INMEX SMM India.
Dr. (Mrs) Malini V Shankar, IAS (Retd), Vice Chancellor, IMU delivered an address and convened a session titled 'Transshipment Opportunities in India'.

4 January 2022

Marine Pollution and its Effect on Coastal Communities
Article by Dr. Malini V Shankar, Vice Chancellor, Indian Maritime University & Dr. Sheeja Janardhanan, Associate Professor, Indian Maritime University

Rapid industrialization leading to over production and consumption culminated in the degradation of our coastlines and oceans. The pollution of the marine environment poses a threat to the very existence of life on this earth no matter whether it is micro-organisms or human colonies. While the blue economy model of a developing nation aims at human well-being through opportunities for economic growth and tackling unemployment, food security and poverty, the degradation of marine environment can do no good in realizing these aims. For reaping the fruits of the blue economy, we need to sow the seeds of healthy and safe marine environment and resilient coastlines.

7 January 2022

POSOCO PPSA Award 2022

Dr. DEEPAK MISHRA, Assistant Professor (Electrical Engineering), of Indian Maritime University, Kolkata Campus has been felicitated with the POSOCO PPSA Award 2022.
POSOCO Power System Award (PPSA) outlines the initiative to recognize research excellence in power systems by rewarding Doctoral/Master research accomplishments in all the technical institutions offering PG in power systems and related fields in India. This is a CSR activity of Power System Operation Corporation Limited (POSOCO) – a Government of India Enterprise. POSOCO has associated with the Foundation for Innovation & Technology Transfer (FITT), the industrial interface organization at IIT Delhi for the implementation of the CSR activity. FITT will function as the nodal agency for the implementation of this award program at the national level Award.

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29 October 2021

Webinar on Marine Insurance

School of Nautical Studies, IMU Kochi Campus, has organized a webinar on "Marine Insurance". Capt. Hari Subramaniam, Regional Head - Business Relations, SHIPOWNERS was the speaker of the Webinar.

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01 October 2021

Webinar on Safety Equipment Onboard Ship

School of Nautical Studies, IMU Kochi Campus, has organized a webinar on "Safety Equipment Onboard Ship". Shri Pradeep Sudhakar K, Ship Surveyor cum DDG(Tech), Mercantile Marine Department, Cochin was the Speaker of the event.

30 September 2021

World Maritime Day Celebrations 2021

IMU Kolkata Campus organized the World Maritime Day Celebrations 2021 on the virtual platform with the theme "Seafarers at the core of shipping's future"
Distinguished Speakers:
Dr. (Mrs) Malini V Shankar, IAS (Retd), Vice Chancellor, IMU delivered a special address in the event.
Dr. Ravi Kumar Mehrotra, CBE, Executive Chairman, Foresight Group Limited
Mr. Maneesh Pradhan, MD, Anglo Eastern Ship Management (I) Pvt. Ltd.
Mr. Rajeev Nayyer, Ex-CEO and Whole Time Director, OCD Services Ltd.
Cmde. Srikant Kesnur, VSM, Ph.D., Director, Maritime Warfare Centre & OI/C, Naval History Project, Indian Navy.

Dr. (Mrs.) Malini V. Shankar, IAS (Retd.)- Vice-Chancellor delivers key address on World Maritime Day Celebrations 2021 hosted by IMU Kolkata, elucidating the evolution of Maritime and #Shipping Industry and steps taken by IMU to keep up with it. - [Sea and Coast].

Letter from President Navy Foundation Kolkata

03 September 2021

National Consultations on Indo-Pacific Oceans Initiative

A virtual meeting on the Indo-Pacific Oceans Initiative was organized by MEA & ICWA.
The meeting was chaired by Ms.Riva Ganguly Das, Secy East, MEA.
Dr. (Mrs) Malini V Shankar, IAS (Retd), Vice Chancellor, IMU delivered a special address in the meeting.

26 June 2021

Address by Mr. Sanjay Chandra, Executive Director, Fleet Management Ltd.

Mr. Sanjay Chandra, Executive Director interacted with IMU Kolkata campus students on "Reshaping Training to better match contemporary requirements onboard ships today" on 26th June 2021.

25 June 2021

The International Seafarers Day

The Nautical Institute, London organized an online event on 25th June 2021 to mark the International Seafarers Day. The topic of discussion was "Fair future for seafarers". Dr. (Mrs) Malini V Shankar, IAS (Retd), Vice Chancellor, IMU was a panelist in the event.

21 June 2021


The inclusion of yoga in one's life has become significant for the well-being of seafarers and young mariners, particularly in the wake of the prevailing pandemic.

IMU and AIMPA along with Maritime Fraternity Group organised a virtual event on 21st June 2021 to mark the occasion of International Yoga Day. Hon. Minister of Ports, shipping and waterways, Shri Mansukh L. Mandaviya was the chief Guest. Vice-Chancellor, IMU, Dr. Malini V Shankar gave the opening remarks, and Hon. Minister dwelt on the importance of yoga in one's life.

The Yoga Abhyas was conducted by AMBIKA Yog Kutir, and the Heartfelt Meditation Session was led by Shri Sanjay Ji Bhatia (Up-Lokpal Maharashtra State and Ex-chairman of MBPT).

The event was attended by close to 500 participants.

21 - 22 April 2021

Maritime History of India : A Manthan

In tune with Maritime India Vision 2030, Indian Maritime University (IMU), in association with Maritime History Society (MHS), conducted two-days Online National Workshop on the theme "Maritime History of India: A Manthan" on April 21 and 22, 2021.

Inaugural Session by Dr.(Mrs.) Malini V Shankar, IAS(Retd.), Vice Chancellor, IMU, Prof. Dr. V.K. Kesavadev, Director(i/c), IMU Vishakapatnam Campus and Cmde. Odakkal Johnson, Director, Maritime History Society. Addressing an important collaboration between IMU and MHS. It is a stepping stone towards a 360-degree view of the maritime studies.

Vice Chancellor, IMU expressed a need to study regional records as maritime history was an inter disciplinary field. Also, the workshop to lead to ST courses and subjects and more intensive research on maritime domain, its heritage and archaeology for in-house and external participants.

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2 March 2021

Maritime India Summit 2021

Dr. Malini V Shankar, IAS(Retd.), Vice Chancellor, IMU presented under the topic "Gaps in India Maritime Education, Training and Research and the Role of Indian Maritime University" on 02.03.2021 in Breakout session-I of Maritime India Summit 2021.

22 January 2021

Seminar on "Overview of Trade, Shipping & Ports"

The East India Branch of the Institute of Chartered Shipbrokers and the Indian Maritime University jointly organized a Seminar on “Overview of Trade, Shipping & Ports”. Lord Jeffrey Mountevans, FICS (Hons) President, ICS was the Chief Guest of the seminar and Dr. (Mrs) Malini V Shankar, IAS (Retd), Vice Chancellor, IMU was the Guest of Honor. Seminar was attended by the dignitaries and students of ICS & IMU.

4 December 2020

Raising Maritime Consciousness – A Need for Concerted Approach
Vice Chancellor's Exclusive Column on Sea and Coast Magazine

Sea power is highly versatile and extensive. It can isolate and support wartime strategies and tactics on land. It could simply be a means to signal, in quite visible ways, a state’s political mood, will or preferences


Institute of Marine Engineers (India) to establish an Endowment Chair position at IMU to advance the common objectives

Creation of the Chair Professor and Collaboration with IME(I) will usher in a new impetus of Academic and Research activities in School of Marine Engineering, IMU. Dr. Malini V Shankar, Vice Chancellor of Indian Maritime University chaired the deliberations with IMEI and the key outcome was the commitment by IMEI to support a Chair for Research in IMU.

Company of Master Mariners (India) - CMMI mentors IMU cadets

The CMMI has stepped in to offer mentorship to Nautical cadets on one-to-one basis by professionals. This year 30 nautical cadets from various IMU campuses will be benefitted by this noble gesture of industry veterans. Dr. Malini V Shankar, Vice Chancellor of Indian Maritime University delivered the Keynote Address during the signing of the agreement.

IMU and CII Institute of Logistics enters in to an MoU to collaborate.

The MoU signed in December 2020 will enable both the organizations to collaborate on courses, Industrial studies and joint projects in Logistics field. Dr. Malini V Shankar, Vice Chancellor of Indian Maritime University delivered the Keynote Address during the MoU signing between IMU and CII.
27 November 2020

Future Skills Maritime Conference - Session on "Rethinking Maritime Education"

Name & Designation: Dr.(Mrs.) Malini V Shankar, IAS (Retd.), Vice Chancellor
Role: Keynote Speaker
Organized by: Future Skills Maritime

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