Indian Maritime University - Kochi Campus
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.
The Bhoomi Pooja for establishment of the Kochi Campus of the University was held at IMU site at Bristow Road, Willingdon Island, Kochi on
Monday, the 25th January 2010 when Shri. K. Mohandas, I.A.S., Secretary, Ministry of Shipping, laid the foundation stone. On August 1 2010, new
academic programmes were inaugurated by Shri.T.K.A.Nair, Principal Secretary to Hon'ble Prime Minister. The inauguration was also graced by other
dignitaries Shri. K. Mohandas, I.A.S., Secretary, Ministry of Shipping; Shri N.Ramachandran, Chairman, Kochi Port Trust and Dr. Jose Paul,
Former Chairman, Goa Port Trust.
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
12.6 acres of Land was allotted for IMU by Kochi Port Trust on lease at a prime location at Willingdon Island. 2.6 acres lies on the Highway on the
Willingdon Island and is surrounded by the Kochi Port Trust, the Southern Naval Command and the Kochi Shipyard. 10 acres lie on the state
highway near Kundanoor bridge and the main campus work was inaugurated by Shri Oommen Chandy, Hon'ble Chief Minister of Kerala by laying the
Foundation stone on 18th September 2011.
School of Maritime Management was established in 2.6 Acres land with a built-up area of 25,000 sq.ft comprising:
1) Lecture Halls, Computer Labs, Library and Administrative Office
2) Hostel Blocks, Modern Kitchen, Dining Hall and Warden Quarters
IMU Kochi - Main Campus
South End Reclamation Area (Located on NH47- A),
Near Alexander Parambithara Bridge,
Ph-0484 2989402 / 2118542