Indian Maritime University - Chennai Campus

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Indian Maritime University - Chennai Campus, previously known as National Maritime Academy campus is located on a 20 acre scenic beachfront property on the outskirts of Chennai, a bustling cosmopolitan city. A 25 km drive along the East Coast Road hugging the coastline takes on to the exquisitely designed edifice, an architectural marvel, set amidst lush green sylvan surroundings. The sprawling campus houses the academic block, hostel, residential and recreational facilities.


The Academy was established in 1985 with the technical assistance from UNDP / UNCTAD to offer courses of reputable standards.


IMU Chennai Campus is accredited with ISO 9001:2015 Certification.


It has modern facilities to conduct training programmes for both port and marine personnel.


IMU Chennai offers the following academic programs:


      1) B. Sc., in Nautical Science
      2) B. Tech in Marine Engineering
      3) Diploma in Nautical Science
      4) MBA in Port and Shipping Management
      5) MBA in International Transportation and Logistics Management
      6) BBA in Logistics, Retailing and E-Commerce
      7) Post Sea / STCW Courses (Click here to view the Schedule) *




The academic infrastructure includes 23 class rooms (out of which 11 class rooms are air conditioned) equipped with audio visual aid. For training the deck personnel, the campus has a state-of-the-art Ship Maneuvering Simulator having the capability to generate images of various types of ships and port approaches in diverse operational and climatic conditions. Engine room personnel get trained on Engine-room Simulator capable of creating different types of faults and emergencies.


Students get hands-on training in the fully equipped machine shop and workshops for plumbing, electrical, pneumatic, fitting, hydraulics etc. Laboratories for Chemistry, Physics & Navigation are available for training students. A computer lab with internet connectivity exposes students to various computer applications.


It has one of the best maritime libraries in the country with more than 8,000 books, journals and magazines in the maritime sector to augment the academic studies of the students / participants.


The Audio Visual division produces video films for training and marketing. It has an archive of over 600 titles on DVDs covering a gamut of marine and port operations.


Training & Development


It undertakes a host of training programmes and industry level interactions. The University conducts the training program under two divisions - Marine and Port.


The Marine division conducts pre-sea and post-sea training programmes for merchant navy personnel, working both on deck and engineering side. The programmes range from the entry level Pre-sea Cadets courses to Ship Masters level courses. These comprise of Modular and ISPS courses approved by the Directorate General of Shipping, competency courses, engineering courses and endorsement courses.


Under the Port division, courses are offered for officials of major ports, Maritime Boards, non-major ports and organizations connected with transport trade. These include short term training courses, seminars and workshops, certificate courses, orientation courses and induction courses. On request, tailor-made programmes are also offered to the maritime organizations.


Consultancy & Research


Consultancy assignments on all areas of port management, operation, engineering, finance and projects for major ports, non-major ports, private companies and other organizations including Ministries under the Government of India are undertaken. Besides, studies are undertaken on specific areas in maritime field.


Research activities are carried out for the sponsoring organizations primarily in the fields of shipping and port management.


Residential facilities


The hostel complex can accommodate 250 residents. Residents can get their physical workouts with outdoor / indoor games and a swimming pool. For routine health check-up and emergencies, a medical centre is available. A guest house and staff quarters are also located in the campus. Banking and communication facilities are provided to meet the needs of the students.


Contact Details


Indian Maritime University - Chennai Campus
East Coast Road, Uthandi
Chennai 600 119.

Tel : (044) 2453 0341 / 342.
Fax : (044) 2453 0342.


* For details on 'Post Sea Courses', please call 044-24530341 (Monday to Friday-9:30 am to 5:30 pm)



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