Indian Maritime University - Mumbai Campus



Indian Maritime University, Mumbai Campus with Head Office at Nerul, Navi Mumbai consists of three institutes namely, the Training Ship Chanakya, the LBS College of Advanced Maritime Studies & Research and the Marine Engineering & Research Institute, Mumbai.


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, when it was replaced by 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.


LBS CAMSAR is a premier post-sea Maritime Education and Training Institution offering a comprehensive range of courses for Merchant Navy personnel. LBS CAMSAR was founded in October 1948 under the recommendations of the Merchant Navy Training Committee as Central Government premier post sea training institute for merchant Navy officers of Navigation & Engineering for giving skilled technical instructions to the Merchant Navy officers of Navigation and Engineering Department for Certificate of Competency. Named as ‘Lal Bahadur Shastri Nautical & Engineering College’ as a token of gratitude to former Prime Minster Late Shri. Lal Bahadur Shastri for making the present site available. Renamed as Lal Bahadur College of Advanced Maritime Studies & Research in 1994.


It is the only institution in the world offering Extra Masters and Extra First Class Engineering courses, the highest programmes in the field of Nautical Science and Marine Engineering respectively.


Marine Engineering & Research Institute, formerly known as Directorate  of  Marine  Engineering  Training (D.M.E.T.)  was  established by  the  Govt. of India  in the year 1949 with  its head  office  in Kolkata and  branch  office in Mumbai  to  train marine engineers.  D.M.E.T.  was renamed  Marine Engineering  and  Research Institute  in  the year  1995.  Marine  Engineering and  Research  Institute (MERI),  Mumbai  is not  only  a pioneer  Maritime  Training Institute  in  India  but  in the  whole  of South  East  Asia. This is the only institution in India offering B.Sc. (Maritime Science) degree course, giving dual certification of Nautical & Engineering stream for employment onboard the Merchant Navy ships.


Eminent personalities who had visited the campus lately:


The representatives from DRACEA (Dufferin, Rajendra and Chanakya Ex-cadets Association) visited the T.S. Chanakya on 8th November, 2011.


Ms. Kristy Haller, Vice Consul, US Consulate Mumbai visited and delivered lecture on ‘VISA formalities for the benefit of Seafaring communities’.


Prof. Ahmed C. Bawa, Hon’ble Vice Chancellor, Durban University of Technology, South Africa Visited MERI, IMU Mumbai Campus on 12th April, 2012.


Mr. James Sanborn & Capt. Nishit Kapoor of Fleet Management, USA, visited T.S.Chanakya.



Details of Alumni occupying high position in the Maritime field


Capt J. C. Anand, Ex-Chairman of Indian Register of Shipping (IRS);  Capt P. S. Barve, Former Nautical Advisor with the Govt of India;  Capt N.A. Hiranandani, Secretary General, DRACEA (Dufferin, Rajendra & Chanakya Ex Cadets Association);  Capt H. Subramaniam, Ex Principal of LBS College & Ex Capt Superintendent, T.S. Rajendra;  Capt T.K. Joseph, Ex- Principal of LBS College & Ex Capt Superintendent, T.S. Rajendra.


Mr. A.Sharma, Chairman & Managing Director, Indian Register of Shipping, Mr. Sanyal, Ex-Director, MERI and Mr. B.N. Bera, Ex-Director, MERI & Mr. S.Mukhopadhyay, Ex-Director, MERI.


T.S.Chanakya is the successor of T.S. Rajendra and T.S. Dufferin. It is the first pre-sea training institution in India, which was established in the year 1927. T.S. Chanakya is a shore based Academy which conducts 3 year B.Sc. degree course in Nautical Science and one year DNS programme leading to B.Sc. degree in Nautical Science. The syllabus is drawn up 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 so 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.



As the shipping industry was expanding and the need of having large numbers of qualified officers was felt, gates were open to graduate engineers. MERI rose to the occasion and started a one year training programme to adopt Graduate in Mechanical Engineering/ Naval Architecture to become Marine Engineers. MERI-Mumbai is accredited as an ISO 9001 : 2008  Institute  and it  is  also  Graded by ICRA  as Grade - One Institute. The  Training system  at  MERI, Mumbai  is  completely residential  with  lot of  stress  on discipline  and  hands on  practical  training in marine  workshops.  Regimental residential  training includes  extra  curriculum  comprising  of,  indoor and  outdoor  games, aquatics  and  cultural activities  besides  academics.






Three years B.Sc. (Nautical Sciences) degree Course.

One year Diploma in Nautical Science (DNS).

Advanced 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.


LBS College:


Institute offers 45 post sea courses for Nautical & Marine Engineering discipline which include:


Certificate of Competency courses.

Simulator based Courses.

Non-simulator based Modular courses.




Three years B.Sc. (Maritime Sciences) degree course.

One year Post Graduate Diploma in Marine Engineering (PGDME) course.


Infrastructure  (Library, Lab, Medical facilities, Hostel, Awards, etc.)


Lab Facility: Various Lab facilities provided in the Campus like Physics Lab; Seamanship Lab; MECS Workshop; Electrical Lab, Boiler Chemistry Lab; Computer Lab; Mechanical & Hydraulic Lab; Control Engineering Lab


Hostel Facility :


(i)            T.S. Chanakya: No. of rooms in the hostel (hostel-wise) - Old Hostel -132 rooms, New Hostel – 88 rooms. Facilities provided to students – Lawn Tennis court, The no. of toilets in various hostels – Old Hostel – 12 Toilet Blocks (each Block consisting of 11 toilets,  11 basin and 11 showers) New Hostel : 8 Toilet Block (each Block consisting of 11 toilets, 11 basin and 11 showers; 2 wardens - one for each hostel (night time).

LBS CAMSAR : LBS has 296 rooms (196 in New Hostel & 100 in Old Hostel); single 218 Nos.; double 48 Nos.; dormitory 28 Nos.; 2 Nos. guest houses. Type V residential quarters 10 Nos. are being utilized for the MERI/LBS students; & Type VI residential quarter (Bungalow) is presently occupied by DGS officer ; occupancy percentage 100%;

MERI Mumbai: MERI Hostel has 18 rooms. The No. of toilets in various hostels – MERI Hostel has 09 toilet blocks. (2 bathrooms, 2 commodes, 2 urinal & wash basins in each toilet block). 


General Facilities



The security contractor outsourced by institute provides security and house-keeping personnel for the upkeep of campus.

The institute provides transport facility to the nearest railway station for students.

For recreation Television, Newspapers Badminton Court, Volley ball court, Basket ball court, Playground, Olympic size swimming pool, Gymnasium, TV room, Library.

Swimming Pool.




The security services outsourced by the institute provide security and house-keeping personnel for the upkeep of new hostel building.

The institute provides transport facility to the nearest railway station for students.

Post office facility is available in the institute campus.

The private agency provides Xerox and binding facilities in the institute on payment basis.

For recreation Television, Newspapers, Table Tennis, Volley Ball, Basket Ball

Playground available on request from Mumbai Port Trust.

Swimming Pool  for students of cadets of LBS CAMSAR & MERI (Mumbai).


(iii) MERI (M):


40” LED TV provided to students in the TV room.

Internet facility is available in the hostel computer room.

Library is facility is available from Monday to Saturday 0700hrs to 1800 hrs.

Gym facility is provided in the hostel gym room.

Post office facility is available in the LBS College campus.

The private agency provides Xerox and binding facilities in the LBS premises.


Transport facilities


a. T.S. Chanakya is  having one Mini Bus and one 52 seater bus for students, faculty and staff to commute to and from T.S. Chanakya institute. T.S. Chanakya is also having one staff Car for Head of the Institute and one TATA 407 Tempo for carrying cargo.

b. Tata Safari vehicle is hired  for MERI Mumbai on monthly contract basis. MERI Mumbai is having one Mini Bus and one 52 seater bus for students, faculty and staff to commute to and from Institute.

c. 60 seater bus is being hired for students, faculty and staff to commute to and from LBS College. LBS College is having one staff car, one Mini Bus and one 52 seater Bus. 




IMU Mumbai Campus


TS Chanakya

Karave, Nerul,

Navi Mumbai- 400706.

Tel: (022) 27703876 / 27701935

Fax No.: (022) 27700398





Hay Bunder Road,

Mumbai- 400033.

Tel: (022) 23723577 / 23725987 / 23774261,

Fax No: (022) 23753151





Hay Bunder Road,

Mumbai- 400033.

Tel: (022) 23719932/35/36/40/41/44/46

Fax No.: (022) 23739784

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