Indian Maritime University - Kolkata Campus

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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).

MEO Class - I Preparatory & Simulator Courses

Marine Engineering & Research Institute


MERI-symbolizes the birth of marine engineering training in India. The Institute was established at the onset of Independence of India in 1947 to satisfy the growing need of marine engineers in India. It was founded in 1949 by Pandit Jawaharlal Nehru as "Directorate Of Marine Engineering Training' (DMET) with its headquarter in Calcutta and a branch at Bombay, under the Ministry of Shipping (Government of India). It was renamed "Marine Engineering and Research Institute" in 1995. MERI was a dream project of a new India, as it was expanding its horizon in the marine field. Starting with an initial intake of 60 cadets, today about 280 young and highly motivated Marine Officers are passing through her hallowed portals every year.


After 63 years since its inception, MERI is regarded as the most acclaimed Institute around the world for Maritime Education. Its policy since the beginning has always been to:-


      1) Impart the best learning opportunity to the students.
      2) Create effective interface for compliance with latest requirements of national and international
          regulatory and accreditation bodies.
      3) Deliver & exceed the needs of our customers and other interested parties.
      4) Provide adequate resources.


As a recognition of the institute's dedication and integrity in shaping cadets of the highest order in the maritime field, MERI, Kolkata was awarded with "Gateway award of Excellence in Maritime Education - Quality" on 27th Nov. 2010 by "Gateway", a renowned Knowledge Forum in India.


The Institute trains the cadets to become best seafarers in the industry by providing regimented residential training which includes various extra-curricular activities comprising of indoor and outdoor games, aquatics and cultural activities. The institute has been the most prominent in providing well-trained and skillful marine engineers for the global shipping.


It has the latest state-of-the-art infrastructure and facilities for maritime education and training. Its 33 acres campus has 58861 Sq. Mtrs of built-up area and 57% of the campus area is free area. Besides various class rooms, the Institute has well equipped Laboratories, Simulators, Library with more than 16000 books and technical journals, separate hostels for boys and girls for more than 800 cadets. The Institute has a fully equipped, Olympic-size swimming pool cum life-saving training facility, one 1000 seater auditorium, one 8-bed infirmary with 24X7 medical assistance, a gymnasium with multi-gym facility and one workshop with various shops and a Ship in Campus with one full-size, 6000BHP marine propulsion Engine for training of the cadets.


Cadets from this institute regularly take part in various inter-collegiate competitions involving cultural and sports activities and win many prizes.


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


Besides, MERI also conducts various STCW courses and MEO Class-I Preparatory Course.



Ex-cadets of this institute are well established not only in shipping but also in many other areas of administrative services, management, entrepreneurship etc. To name a few, the following names may be mentioned:-


      Mr. A. Banerjee - Presently serving as Chief Surveyor to Government of India.

      Mr. Ravi Kumar Mehrotra - CBE, Renowned Industrialist & Shipping Magnate.

      Mr. K.M. Seth - Owner, Great Eastern Shipping Co.

      Mr. A. Sharma - CMD of Indian Register of Shipping.

      Mr. R.G. Singh - Ex-Chief Surveyor, Government of India.

      Mr. B.K. Biswas - Ex-Chief Surveyor, Government of India.

      Mr. R. Bajpai - CEO, Bernhard Schulte Pte Ltd.

      Mr. Arun Sengupta - Ex Country-Manager, Llyods Register of Shipping.

      Mr. B.R.K. Gupta - Ex Country-Manager, Llyods Register of Shipping.

      Mr. R. Asoke - Present country-manager, American Bureau of Shipping.

      Mr. R.C. Bhavnani - Ex country-manager, American Bureau of Shipping.

      Mr. D. Majumder - Registrar, DOT, Government of United Kingdom.

      Mr. M.K. Dutta - Civil Servant, Government of United Kingdom.


This institute has had the privilege of hosting many prominent personalities throughout the past years since its inception, on various occasions. A few of them are :-


      Dr H C Mukherjee - Honorable Ex-Governor of West- Bengal. (1953)

      Vice Admiral S H Carlill - Chief of Naval Staff. (1956)

      Smt Padmaja Naidu - Honorable Ex-Governor of West- Bengal. (1957)

      Shri V. K. Krishna Menon - Minister of Defence. (1958)

      Dr B C Roy - Chief Minister of West Bengal. (1960)

      Shri Raj Bahadur - Minister of Shipping. (1962)

      Shri K Raghuramaiah - Hon'ble Minister of Shipping & Transport. (1969)

      Shri C P Srivastava - Chairman & Managing Director S.C.I. Ltd. (1970)

      Shri Siddharta Sankar Ray - Minister of Education. (1971)

      Dr G. S. Dhillon - Union Minister of Shipping & Transport. (1975)

      Prof. S. Nurul Hasan - Governor of West Bengal. (1986)


Indian Maritime University-Kolkata Campus offers a two year post graduate non residential full time Master of Business Administration (International Transportation and Logistics Management) programme consisting of specialised papers in the field of international transportation and logistics management. With the excellent support of internal and external faculty, the programme is successfully run since August, 2013. Also, regular industrial visits, industry-academia interaction series and placement guidance is provided to the students.


Indian Institute of Port Management


The Indian Institute of Port Management, Kolkata, a pioneer Post Graduate Management Institute in the domain of port and shipping management was set up by the Kolkata Port Trust, Govt. of India, in 1965 at Subhas Bhavan in the hub of port and container terminals and subsequently taken over in 1977 by the major Ports of India through the Indian Ports Association, New Delhi.


The Institute has been imparting post graduate management programmes including management development programmes in addition to offering DG Shipping approved post-sea courses in collaboration with FOSMA Maritime Institute & Research Organization (FMIRO), Mumbai. Every year about 6000 participants are immensely benefited by attending a bouquet of programmes at the Institute.


The Institute has taken up research and consultancy assignments from the maritime sector. It has completed environment studies, harbour studies, port studies and recruitment assignments for major ports of India.


It has in its possession a host of air-conditioned class rooms, an excellent library with the finest collections of books and journals in port and shipping management, besides having three state-of-the-art simulators, (i) Transas GMDSS Simulator TGS 2000/3000, (ii) Decca Bridge Master and (iii) Multi-screen Ship Handling Simulator and the training ship "T.S. Bhopal".



Contact Details


Indian Maritime University - Kolkata Campus
P - 19, Taratalla Road,
Kolkata - 700 088.
Tel : (033) 2401 4673 / 76 & 78
Fax : (033) 2401 4333.
Email: director@merical.ac.in, director.kolkata@imu.ac.in
Website: www.merical.ac.in


Indian Institute of Port Management
Subhas Bhavan,
2nd Floor, 40,
Circular Garden Beach Road,
Kolkata - 700 043.
Tel : (033) 2439 4123/4124
Fax : (033) 2439 7179 / 0097.
Email: director.kolkata@imu.ac.in



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