Indian Maritime University - Navi Mumbai Campus

Indian Maritime University, Navi Mumbai Campus was formerly known as the Training Ship Chanakya.

T.S. Chanakya is the shore based successor to the Training Ship Rajendra and the grand old lady of Indian Shipping, Training Ship Dufferin, where the training of Merchant Navy Officers in India started in the year 1927. Training on T.S. Dufferin and subsequently T.S. Rajendra continued till the year 1993. After that it was replaced by shore based academy Training Ship Chanakya. It is the first pre-sea training institution in India. Originally, it was under the Directorate General of Shipping, Mumbai in the Ministry of Shipping. In 2008, This campus came under Indian Maritime University. In 2017, it was named as Navi Mumbai Campus.


Alumni occupying high position in the Maritime and other fields


Rear Admiral Asthana Mukul, Assistant to Chief of Naval Staff; Rear Admiral Sandeep Beecha, Commandant, Naval War College, I.N.S. Mandavi , Goa; Capt. Anoop Kumar Sharma, CMD SCI LTD; Capt. Amit Kapoor, Deputy Conservator - JNPT; Capt. P.K. Panda, GM.-ONGC; Shri. Ravindra Kumar, I.A.S. (P.S. to Minister of Drinking Water and Sanitation - Government of India); Shri. Shailesh Pandey, I.P.S.




This Academy conducts 3 year B.Sc. degree course in Nautical Science, one year DNS programme leading to B.Sc. degree in Nautical Science. The syllabus is drawn up by School Board of Nautical Studies with a view to give broad based marine education, with special emphasis on fundamentals of marine subjects and practical aspects of the profession. The training programme is designed, to inculcate officer like qualities and high sense of discipline amongst the cadets/students. Physical training is an essential part of the curriculum to keep them fit, to undertake the tough and adventurous career at sea, ashore alike.


The following programme are offered at present in T.S. Chanakya:


      Three years B.Sc. (Nautical Sciences) degree Course.
      One year Diploma in Nautical Science (DNS).
      Advance Fire Fighting Course.
      GMDSS Course.

Basic modular courses for in-house cadets :

      Fire Prevention & Fire Fighting.
      Personal Safety & Social Reasonability.
      Personal Survival Technique.
      Elementary First Aid.
      Security Training For Seafarers With Designated Security Duties (STSDSD).


Contact Details


Indian Maritime University - Navi Mumbai Campus
T.S. Chanakya
Karave, Nerul,
Navi Mumbai- 400706.
Tel: (022) 27703876 / 27701935
Fax No.: (022) 27700398

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