The Indian Maritime University came into being through an Act of Parliament (Act 22) on 14th November 2008 as a Central University and is poised to play a key role in the development of trained human resource for the maritime sector. 14th November is celebrated as 'IMU Day' every year.
Indian Maritime University (IMU) was founded on November 14, 2008, as a teaching and affiliated university under the auspices of the Ministry of Shipping, Government of India, with Chennai as its headquarters. It was created to promote maritime studies, training, research, and popularization with emphasis on emerging fields such as oceanography, maritime history, laws, maritime safety, search and rescue, transport of dangerous goods, environmental studies, and other related fields and to achieve excellence in these fields.
Recognized by University Grants Commission (UGC) & Approval by AICTE.
Indian Maritime University Chennai of courses are offered at various levels like Undergraduate Degree (i.e BBA, B.Tech, B.sc, etc.), Postgraduate Degree (i.e MBA, M.Tech, etc.) and Ph.D. and many more. You can also find a brief overview of the different courses offered by the university across various disciplines with their specializations on the Course page.
The hostel complex can accommodate 250 residents. Residents can do their physical training with outdoor/indoor games and a swimming pool. For routine health checks and emergencies, a medical center is available. There is also a guesthouse and staff accommodation on campus. Banking and communication services are provided to meet the needs of students.
It has one of the best maritime libraries in the country with more than 8,000 books, maritime sector newspapers, and magazines to augment the academic studies of students/participants.
Indian Maritime University Chennai accepts admission through various entrance exams like IMU conducts a Common Entrance Test (IMU-CET).
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.
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.