India with its long coast line and its rapidly growing economy and foreign trade, is in need of quality manpower for its shipping industry. The Indian Maritime University (IMU), a teaching and affiliating University under the Ministry of Shipping, Government of India, came into being in November 2008 through an Act of the Parliament. It is the only University in the country dedicated exclusively to the Maritime sector. IMU is committed to providing Quality Maritime Education, Training and Research that are responsive to Industry needs.


It is my proud privilege to have been appointed the third Vice Chancellor of the IMU for a period of 5 years. I assumed charge on 2nd January 2014.


With its excellent team of teaching and non-teaching staff, I am confident that the IMU is well placed to play a key role in achieving excellence in Maritime studies and Research. 





K. Ashok Vardhan Shetty 



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