Indian Maritime University

Indian Maritime University

Indian Maritime University (IMU) is one of the best universities in India that provide Nautical Sciences degree to aspiring candidates. The university is well known for its high class education standards along with equally good infrastructure and other facilities. The admission to IMU is based on a entrance exam that is conducted by the university every year and generally takes place in the month of June. Application forms are required to be filled by students interested in taking admission by the last week of May.

The Indian Maritime University was established through an Act of Parliament on 14/11/2008 as Central University to play a key role in the development of man power needed for the maritime sector. The University headquarters is based in Chennai at Semmancherry village which lies in between East Coast Road and Rajiv Gandhi Salai (IT Express Way).
The university offers degree, post graduate degree and research programmes in all disciplines of maritime sector.

The academic infrastructure is up to date with classrooms and 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. Apart from this, various labs and workshops having plumbing, electrical, hydraulics etc. have also been established to aid in the learning process and present a better method of teaching which encompasses vocational training as well to provide the students with the required simulatory environment.

The following government institutions come under IMU :-

Ø National Maritime Academy, Chennai

Ø T S Chanakya, Mumbai

Ø Lal Bahadur Shastri College of Advanced Maritime Studies & Research, Mumbai

Ø Marine Engineering Research Institute, Mumbai

Ø Marine Engineering Research Institute, Kolkata

Ø Indian Institute of Port Management, Kolkata

Ø National Ship Design & Research Centre, Visakhapatnam

Ø IMU Cochin Campus

Centers of Indian Maritime University

• Chennai

• Mumbai

• Kolkata

• Visakhapatnam

Contact Details


East Coast Road, Uthandi, Chennai – 600 119

Phone: (044) 24530343, 24530345.

Fax: (044) 24530342

Email :

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