While ushering the young independent India into Self-reliance in the various fields, the self-reliance in the maritime education and training took the priority in the planning of the Government of India and the Nation saw birth of the first maritime training institutions in the country. Inaugurated in year 1948-49, the Training Ship Chanakya
(successor of T.S.Dufferin & T.S.Rajendra), the Marine Engineering & Research Institute
and LBS College of Advanced Maritime Studies & Research
were established. The nation saw foundations of what will become the premier maritime training Institute of the country for next 60 years and beyond, bringing glory to the Nation by providing best of the seafaring professionals to the shipping industry, nationally and internationally, raising the standards of seafaring professionalism to ever higher levels, year after year.
Three institutes T.S.Chanakya, Marine Engineering and Research Institute & LBS College of Advanced Maritime Studies & Research
the legacy institutes, constitute the Indian Maritime University-Mumbai Campus.
The birth of Indian Maritime University a long cherished dream of the maritime community of India through an act of Parliament, was witnessed on 14th Nov 2008. Indian Maritime University as a Central University, is established to play a larger and key role in the development of trained human resource for the entire maritime sector. IMU endeavors to achieve this and beyond.
Greetings to all
J.K. Dhar, Director - IMU Mumbai Campus