Indian Maritime University, a Central University under the Ministry of Shipping, was established by Act 22 of 2008, to facilitate and promote Maritime Studies and Research and to achieve excellence in areas of Marine Science and Technology, marine environment and other related fields and to provide for matters connected therewith or incidental thereto, to promote advanced knowledge by providing institutional and research facilities, to take measures for promoting innovations in teaching-learning process, etc.


The jurisdiction of the University shall extend to the whole of India.


The headquarters of the University is at Chennai with its Campuses at Mumbai, Navi Mumbai, Kolkata, Chennai, Visakhapatnam and Cochin.

Indian Maritime University
East Coast Road, Uthandi
Chennai - 600 119
044 2453 0343 / 345
044 2453 0335 / 24531084

Particulars of Organisation, functions and duties:
The birth of Indian Maritime University is a long cherished dream of the maritime community of India.The Indian Maritime University, established through an Act of Parliament (Act 22) in November 2008 as a Central University, is poised to play a key role in the development of trained human resource for the maritime sector.

Head of the Organization

Objectives of the University:
(i) to facilitate and promote maritime studies, training, research and extension work with focus on emerging areas of studies like oceanography, maritime history, maritime laws, maritime security, search and rescue, transportation of dangerous cargo, environmental studies and other related fields, and also to achieve excellence in these and connected fields and other matters connected therewith or incidental thereto.
(ii) to promote advanced knowledge by providing institutional and research facilities in such branches of learning as it may deem fit and to make provisions for integrated courses in Science and other key and frontier areas of Technology and allied disciplines in the educational programmes of the University;
(iii) to take appropriate measures for promoting innovations in teaching-learning process, inter- disciplinary studies and research; and to pay special attention to the promotion of educational and economic interests and welfare of the people of India;
(iv) to promote freedom, secularism, equality and social justice as enshrined in the Constitution of India and to act as catalyst in socio-economic transformation by promoting basic attitudes and values of essence to national development; and
(v) to extend the benefits of knowledge and skills for development of individuals and society by associating the University closely with local, regional and national issues of development.
The following are the authorities of the University and are in place for achieving its objectives:
(1) the Court;
(2) the Executive Council;
(3) the Finance Committee;
(4) the Academic Council;
(5) the Planning Board;
(6) the Board of Affiliation and Recognition;
(7) the Boards of Schools;

Role of the University:
IMU is in the category of Professional University intended for fulfilling the requirements of the Maritime Sector. Ability to establish and develop a critical mass of activities in the maritime sector is the primary advantage of the IMU system. All activities need not be in a single location but should be distributed across different locations in the country, which have the comparative advantages to facilitate the best possible education and training in a given area of specialization. The structure and content of the programmes leading to different levels of qualification of the personnel engaged in the maritime sector can be uniquely addressed by the IMU unconstrained by the limitations of the general purpose universities. The up-gradation of courses, revision of syllabi, introduction of new courses, adoption of new methods of technology - enabled learning, including regular class room instruction, virtual classes, distance learning etc, will be facilitated by the University system. The regulations governing the programmes for various qualifications can be customized to meet the particular needs of the industry and the international organizations. Similarly the University can develop its own transparent admission policy for its programmes to cater to the profiles of the beneficiaries serving the maritime industry.

The Governance System:
The Governance system of the IMU will be similar to the Central Universities and the Institutions of National Importance fulfilling the requirements of the University Grants Commission for recognition as a University for the award of the degrees. It will have the autonomy and flexibility to carry out its mandates with the approval and the consent of the designated bodies or persons of the University and the Central Government. The Board of Management of the IMU will be the apex body for evolving policies and decisions on the functioning of the University. In evolving directions for its programmes and functions, the University will have the benefit of experiences available in a substantial number of institutions around the world engaged in education and training relating to the maritime sector.

Organization Chart
Statutory Bodies

The following programmes are offered by the Indian Maritime University:

Undergraduate Programmes:
4-Year B.Tech (Marine Engineering)
4-Year B.Tech (Naval Architecture & Ocean Engineering)
4-Year B.Tech (Naval Architecture & Ship Building)
3-Year B.Sc (Nautical Science)
3-Year B.Sc (Ship Building & Repair)
3-Year BBA (Logistics, Retailing & E-Commerce)
3-Year BBA (Apprenticeship Embedded Maritime Logistics)
1-Year Diploma in Nautical Science leading to B.Sc. (Applied Nautical Science)

Postgraduate Programmes:
2-Year MBA (Port and Shipping Management)
2-Year MBA (International Transportation and Logistics Management)
2-Year M.Tech (Naval Architecture and Ocean Engineering)
2-Year M.Tech (Dredging and Harbour Engineering)
2-Year M.Tech (Marine Technology)

Postgraduate Diploma Programmes:
1 Year PGDME (Post Graduate Diploma in Marine Engineering)

Research Programmes:
Ph.D and M.S(by Research) programmes.

The Powers and duties of its officers and employees:
The Vice-Chancellor is the ex officio Chairman of the Executive Council, the Academic Council, the Planning Board, Board of Affiliation and Recognition and the Finance Committee and shall, in the absence of the Chancellor, preside at the convocations held for conferring degrees. The Vice-Chancellor shall exercise control over the affairs of the University and shall give effect to the decisions of all the authorities of the University. The Vice-Chancellor shall have all the powers necessary for the proper maintenance of discipline in the University and he may delegate any such powers to such person or persons as he may deem fit. The Vice-Chancellor shall have the power to convene or cause to be convened the meeting of the Executive Council, the Academic Council, the Planning Board and the Finance Committee. The Vice-Chancellor shall have the power to make short-term appointments with the approval of the Executive Council, for a period of six months of such persons as he may consider necessary for the functioning of the University.

Registrar is the custodian of the records, the common seal and such other property of the University.

The Finance Officer shall exercise general supervision over the funds of the University and shall advise it as regards its financial policy.

Other officers and staff of the Institute assume powers, responsibilities and duties as assigned to them from time to time by the Vice-Chancellor.

For more details see Act, Statutes and Ordinance of the University.

Work allocation - Physical copy available

Procedure followed in the decision making process including channels of supervision and accountability:

As per the Act, Statutes and Ordinance of the University.

Details of norms set by the University for discharge of its functions:

Nature / Standards / Services Offered

Norms / Standards for functions / Service delivery

Rules, regulations, instructions, manuals and records, held by it or under its control or used by its employees for discharging its functions:

1. Title and nature of the record / manual / instructions.

Administration Circulars

2. Acts / Rules manuals etc.


3. Transfer policy and transfer orders

Physical copy available

Statement of the categories of documents that are held by the University or under its control:
1. Administrative office order/circular
2. Academic office order/ circular
3. Decisions and guidelines issued by EC/FC/AC

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Boards, Councils, Committees and other Bodies constituted as party of the Public Authority:

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Directory of officers and employees:

Telephone Directory

Particulars of any arrangement that exists for consultation with or Representation by the members of public in relation to formulation of policy and implementation thereof:

Interested persons may write to the Public Information Officer of the Institute.

Pay Scale of officers and employees:
Pay scale of officers and employees can be referred at the Act, Statutes and Ordinance of the University.

For more details see Act, Statutes and Ordinance of the University.

Public Information Officer and First Appellate Authority:
List of Officers nominated as Public Information Officers and First Appellate Authority for IMU HQ and its Campuses under RTI Act, 2005.

No. of employees against whom disciplinary action has been proposed / taken:

physical copy available.

Programmes to advance understanding of RTI:
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Transfer policy and transfer orders:
physical copy available.

Budget allocated to each agency indicating the particulars of all plans, Proposed expenditure and reports on disbursements made:

For more details see Annual Accounts.

Information related to procurements:

For more details see Tenders page.


For more details see Annual Accounts.

Arrangement for consultations with or representation by the members of the public:

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Use of the most effective means of communication:

IMU website

Form of accessibility of information manual / handbook:

Electronic format

Printed format - Physical copy available.

Whether information manual / handbook available free of cost or not:

Available at IMU website are downloadable at free of cost.

Language in which information manual / handbook available:

Annual Reports

Information available in electronic form:

ACT, Statutes & Ordinance

Particulars of facilities available to citizen for obtaining information:

(i) Name & location of the faculty

(ii) Details of information made available
(iii) Working hours of the facility
(iv)Contact person & contact details

Such other information as may be prescribed under section 4 (i) (b) (xvii):

(i) Grievance redressal mechanism

(ii) Annual Reports

(iii) Frequently Asked Question (FAQs)

(iv) Citizen's Charter

(v) Details of all contracts - Physical copy available.

Name & Details:

(a) Current CPIOs & FAAs
(b) Earlier CPIO & FAAs from 01.01.2015

Details of third party audit of voluntary disclosure:

(a) Dates of audit carried out - 12 / 11 / 2018
(b) Report of the audit carried out

Appointment of Nodal Officers not below the rank of joint Secretary / Additional HoD:

(a) Date of appointment - 31 August 2023
(b) Name & Designation of the officers - Shri.K.Kathirvel, Deputy Registrar (Academics)

Item / Information disclosed so that public have minimum resort to use of RTI act to obtain information:

For more details.

The plan fund related to IMU is as follows:
2015-16 : 75 Crore
2016-17 : 35 Crore
2017-18 : 30 Crore

Manner of execution of subsidy programmes, permits or authorisations granted:
No such programmes.

Details in respect of the information, available to or held by the University, in electronic form:

Please visit https://www.imu.edu.in/

A Web Portal RTI Online with url https://rtionline.gov.in has been launched. This is a facility for the Indian Citizens to file RTI applications and first appeals online and also to make payment of RTI fees online. It is an initiative by DoP&T.

The applicant can pay the prescribed fee through the following modes:
a) Internet banking through State Bank of India and its associate banks.
b) Credit/Debit card (Visa or Master).

As prescribed in the RTI Rules, 2012, RTI application fee is Rupees 10/-. No RTI fee is required to be paid by any citizen who is below poverty line. However, such applicant must attach a copy of the certificate issued by the appropriate government in this regard, along with the application.


Application can be submitted in plain paper with requisite fee.

Fee Details:

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Mode of Payment

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Larger paper - Actual Cost;
Printed Publications- Fixed price,
Photocopies/extracts - Rs.2 per page;
Floppy/diskette - Rs.50;
Samples/ models - Actual cost;
Inspection of records - 1st hour free and
Rs.5 for each subsequent hour.

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