The Indian Maritime University (IMU) was established on 14thNovember 2008 as a teaching and affiliating university under the Ministry of Shipping, Government of India, with Chennai as headquarters. It was set up to promote maritime studies, training, research and extension with focus on emerging areas like oceanography, maritime history, maritime laws, maritime security, search and rescue, transportation of dangerous cargo, environmental studies and other related fields, and to achieve excellence in these areas.

There were 6 renowned legacy teaching-cum-research institutes under the Ministry of Shipping, and these were subsumed under the Indian Maritime University in November 2008. The 3 institutes in Mumbai, namely, the Training Ship Chanakya, the LalBahadurShastri College of Advanced Maritime Studies & Research, and the Marine Engineering Research Institute became the Mumbai campus of the Indian Maritime University. The 2 institutes in Kolkata, namely, the Marine Engineering Research Institute and the Indian Institute of Port Management became the Kolkata campus of the University. The National Ship Design and Research Centre in Visakhapatnam and the National Maritime Academy in Chennai became the Visakhapatnam and Chennai campuses respectively of the University. Post-November 2008, Kochi Campus was set up in 2009. The University also has 37 Affiliated Institutes.

List Of Colleges

1. Anglo Eastern Maritime Academy, Mumbai
2. Applied Research International, New Delhi
3. Aquatech Institute of Maritime Studies, New Delhi
4. B P Marine Academy, Mumbai
5. C V Raman College of Engineering, Bhubanewsar
6. Centre for Maritime Training, Lucknow
7. Coimbatore Marine College, Coimbatore
8. Cosmopolitan Technology of Maritime, Kancheepuram
9. College of Ship Technology, Palakad
10. Dr. B R Ambedkar Institute of Technology, Port Blair
11. Euro Tech Maritime Academy, Cochin
12. GKM Institute of Marine Sciences and Technology, Chennai
13. Haldia Institute of Maritime Science, Kolkata
14. HIMT College, Kilpauk, Chennai
15. Hind Institute of Nautical Science & Engineering, Noida (U.P)
16. International Maritime Institute, New Delhi
17. Manglore Marine College, Mangalore
18. Marine Officers Training Academy,Puducherry
19. Maritime Foundation, Nungambakkam, Chennai
20. Maritime Training Institute, (SCI) Mumbai
21. Maritime Training Institute, (SCI) Tuticorin
22. MMTI'S Education & Research Trust, Mumbai
23. Park Maritime Academy, Coimbatore
24. PerunthalaivarKamarajar Institute of Maritime Science and Engineering, Chidambaram
25. RVS College of Maritime Science & Engineering, Karaikal
26. Sairam Shipping Science College, Chennai
27. Samundra Institute of Maritime Studies, Mumbai
28. Shriram Institute of Marine Studies, New Delhi
29. Southern Academy of Maritime Studies, Chennai
30. The Great Eastern Institute of Maritime Studies, Mumbai
31. Tolani Maritime Institute, Pune
32. Training Ship Rahaman, Mumbai
33. Trident College of Maritime, Kolkata
34. Vishwakarma Maritime Institute, Pune
35. Yak Education Trust, Mumbai

IMU Campuses

1. Kolkata
2. Mumbai
3. Chennai
4. Visakhapatnam
5. Cochin

Courses Offered By IMU

The following programmes are offered by the Indian Maritime University at campuses and affiliated:

Undergraduate Programmes
1. B.Tech (Marine Engineering)
2. B.Tech (Naval Architecture & Ocean Engineering)
3. B.Sc (Ship Building & Repair)
4. B.Sc (Maritime Science)
5. B.Sc (Nautical Science)
6. Diploma in Nautical Science leading to B.Sc. (Applied Nautical Science)

Postgraduate Programmes
1. MBA (Port and Shipping Management)
2. MBA (International Transportation and Logistics Management)
3. M.Tech (Naval Architecture and Ocean Engineering)
4. M.Tech (Dredging and Harbour Engineering)

Postgraduate Diploma Programmes
1. PGDME (Post Graduate Diploma in Marine Engineering)

Research Programmes
At present Ph.D Programme is being conducted at IMU Visakhapatnam campus.