Guide to Indian Maritime University (IMU), Chennai

Cent percent authentic, student sourced guide, to Indian Maritime University (IMU), Chennai.

The Indian Maritime University, Chennai, serves as the headquarters of IMU. Located in the outskirts of Chennai, IMU was established in the year 2008.


Let’s get through the basics:

The Institute is approved by the Directorate General of Shipping (DG Shipping)

The courses available here, are namely:

• B.Tech (Marine Engineering)

• B.Sc (Nautical Science)

• Diploma in Nautical Science (DNS)

The yearly intake being:

• 80 (B.E), 60 (B.Sc) & 40 (DNS)


The total fees for the B.Tech course is – ₹9 Lakhs. While, for that of B.Sc and DNS is – ₹7.5 Lakhs (approx) ₹2.75 Lakhs (approx) respectively.

The 2019 pass-out batch, has around 70% of B.Tech Cadets and 83% of the B.Sc Cadets placed respectively (DNS Course is pre-sponsered). While the others remained unplaced, or went for off-campus placement.

To get admitted to Indian Maritime University, Chennai, one needs to qualify the IMU-CET Examination. Also, their marks in Physics, Chemistry & Mathematics (PCM) in class XII should be more than 60%, with 50%+ marks in English.


Our Verdict: The Indian Maritime University (IMU), Chennai, serves as the headquarters of IMU. The campus is sprawling, rich, and amazing! Being a government college, they lack the expertise of tie-ups with other shipping companies. But the placements here are quite good, and is definitely at-par with other Maritime Training Institutions in the country.

The fee structure is also quite reasonable. Definitely recommended.

Our Rating: 7.5/10

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