IntroductionOceanography, maritime history, maritime laws, Coastal security, search and rescue operations, transportation of dangerous cargo, environmental studies and other related fields are the emerging areas of study in the present context of Indian Coast Guard and security concern. To meet the challenges and achieve par excellence in these fields , the Maritime studies, training and research area.
About IMUIndian Maritime University was established on 14th November 2008 as a Central University with an aim to explore trained human resource for the maritime sector. It offers education, training, research and consultancy in various streams of Oceanography, Maritime laws, Environmental Sciences and related commercial shipping and logistic services. The University is located at Chennai with its campuses located at Mumbai, Kochi, Kolkata and Visakhapatnam.
The course of study is excellent and includes internet and intranet sources, text books, journals, videos and learning packs. With lectures, seminars and tutorials, the learning skills of the student will be enhanced through a work placement. The placement will be combined with visiting and residential, guest speakers from industry, international case studies and workshops - giving the student unique insights and a thorough understanding of the sector.
Course informationThe Post graduate programmes are offered in various streams:
The programmes have been designed to reflect industry practices and academic developments with subject-specific and generic business modules.
Job avenuesMaritime study and its commercial implications is one of the emerging academic disciplines and promising employment and career prospects. Aspirants in this career can look forward to work or develop their career by choosing important areas in Maritime industry. The MBA/M Tech/M Sc programmes were designed to suit the need with the best of practical experience, learning and development. IMU has designed the courses to address the current and future needs of Indian Navy and Coast Guard and to enhance learner's lifelong career prospects.
The career opportunities for successful candidates would be bright as Indian Navy and Merchatile Navy would take care of the student who have done their Graduation and Post graduation in the specified areas. Countries like Singapore, US, UK and Mauritius have due recognition for these courses and good employment avenues can be expected in foreign soil. All the IMU campuses are well known for on-campus placement interviews with important Maritime development agencies and industries in the country.
How to apply Visit the institution's website http://www.imu.edu.in and check for this page - http://www.imu.edu.in/index.php?prod_id=283 for information and brochure. You have to apply online as per the dates given below.
Address for communication:
Indian Maritime University
East Coast Road,
Chennai 600 119
Tel: (044) 2453 0343 / 345, Fax: (044) 2453 0342.
Important Dates to remeber:
Date of Commencement of Programmes 17th July 2017
Wrap up We have to reorient ourselves in the direction of options in education to meet the emerging trends in various fields that influence our growth and development. Study in Maritime and Development is one of such areas which is not being focused or not getting proper attention and the the Graduates in Business administration and other disciplines would surely be benefited by opting for MBA and other courses offered by the Government sponsored IMU.
Jagdish Patro is a freelance writer and a regular contributor to ISC and other websites. Fond of reading books, novels and spends his leisure time by listening to music. He did his B.Sc in Applied Chemistry and his M.Sc in Resource Development Technology. He edited and published an in-house monthly journal by name ‘Srujana’ during 2009-2011 which was totally a private circulation.
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