ABOUT IMU CHENNAI

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History of the institute:

Indian Maritime University – Chennai Campus, previously known as National Maritime Academy campus is located on a 20 acre scenic beachfront property on the outskirts of Chennai, a bustling cosmopolitan city. A 25 km drive along the East Coast Road hugging the coastline takes on to the exquisitely designed edifice, an architectural marvel, set amidst lush green sylvan surroundings. The sprawling campus houses the academic block, hostel, residential and recreational facilities.

The Academy was established in 1985 with the technical assistance from UNDP / UNCTAD to offer courses of reputable standards.

Pre sea Course Details:

Details of the DGS approved pre-sea courses being conducted with approved batch strength of each course   :

Course                                                                Batch Strength

  • Sc., in Nautical Science                                                       120
  • Tech in Marine Engineering                                                80
  •  Diploma in Nautical Science                                              40

How the cadet selection is carried out for the pre sea courses: Cadets are selected on the basis of their ranks in IMU-CET (Common Entrance Test) conducted all over India by the INDIAN MARITIME UNIVERSITY for admissions in various programmes offered by IMU campuses. As per their ranks, counseling is conducted by the university and IMU campuses are allotted to them on the basis of their counseling results

Internal Examination process. How often conducted: The INDIAN MARITIME UNIVERSITY, CHENNAI CAMPUS conducts the Internal Examination for the Cadets of various Undergraduate Courses twice in each semester.

Component wise breakup of the ‘internal assessment’ for the Theory papers of UG programmes is as follows:

S.no.ComponentMarks
1.Attendance above 90%5
2.General discipline5
3.Class test – 2 per semester10
4.Individual Assignments- 2 per semester5
5.Group Assignments – 1 per semester5
TOTAL30

Component wise breakup of the ‘internal assessment’ for the Practical  papers of UG programmes is as follows:

S.no.ComponentMarks
1.Attendance above 90%5
2.General discipline5
3.Class test – 2 per semester10
TOTAL20

Authority Conducting The Exam: Comptroller of Examinations, INDIAN MARITIME UNIVERSITY

Process: The INDIAN MARITIME UNIVERSITY releases the academic calendar for each academic year containing the details of each and every event of the year including the commencement dates of the External Examinations which is conducted twice a year, once in each semester

The University releases the exam time table for the End Semester Examinations 2 months prior to the commencement of the Examination which is followed by all the IMU campuses.

Facilities:

Navigation equipment’s available for the training:

  • SEXTANT
  • MAGNETIC COMPASS
  • RADAR
  • BRIDGE SIMULATOR (PROCUREMENT UNDER PROCESS, FULL MISSION SMS)

Engine room machineries available for the training:

  • ENGINE CONTROL ROOM SIMULATOR

Work shop facility for Engine cadets (internal &external):

  • MACHINE SECTION
  • PNUEMATICS AND HYDRAULIC SECTION
  • WELDING SECTION
  • FITTING SECTION
  • CARPENTARY SECTION
  • ENGINEERING DRAWING
  • ELECTRICAL SECTION
  • PLUMBING SECTION

Seamanship Lab details:

  • VARIOUS TYPE OF ROPES
  • VARIOUS TYPE OF FIRE EXTINGUISHERS
  • DAY LIGHT SIGNALS
  • VARIOUS TOOLS USED ON DECK
  • ANCHOR
  • BOSUN CHAIR
  • PILOT LADDER
  • FLAGS
  • LIFE JACKETS
  • LIFE BUOY
  • LIFE RAFT
  • LIFE BOAT
  • ROBERTSON STRETCHER
  • JACOB’S LADDER
  • SCBA
  • HAND LEAD LINE
  • SOUNDING TAPE
  • FIRE AXE
  • FIREMAN’S OUTFIT
  • IMMERSION SUIT
  • SELF IGNIGHTING LIGHTS
  • HEAVING LINE
  • CONTAINER LASHING ROD

Playground area:

  • Volleyball ground
  • Cricket ground
  • Badminton court
  • Football ground
  • Indoor games( table tennis, carom, chess)

Hostel condition & cadet’s staying arrangements:

The INDIAN MARITIME UNIVERSITY, CHENNAI CAMPUS has three hostels for the accommodation of Cadets:

  • MARINE HOSTEL-
S. no.HOSTEL SPECIFICATIONSNUMBER
1.FLOORS4
2.ROOMS PER FLOOR19
3.WARDEN ROOMS PER FLOOR1
4.NO. OF CADETS PER ROOM3
  • BAY OF BENGAL HOSTEL-
S. no.HOSTEL SPECIFICATIONSNUMBER
1.FLOORS2
2.ROOMS PER FLOOR20
3.WARDEN ROOMS1
4.NO. OF CADETS PER ROOM2
5.STORE ROOMS6
  • GIRL’S HOSTEL

The Campus has a separate hostel to accommodate the girl cadets (7 in number) with well furnished rooms and attached washroom. The Cleaning process is carried out regularly by the designated housekeeping staff.

RECREATIONAL ROOM: The campus has a common recreational room with a TV and Indoor games facilities such as Table Tennis, Carom, Chess. National dailies are kept in the recreational rooms for the cadets.

Library Details:-The INDIAN MARITIME UNIVERSITY, CHENNAI CAMPUS has the    Asia’s largest maritime library with over 8000 books covering various maritime topics.Information Resources and Services at IMU Chennai are national class. In addition to the 25000 volumes on the IMU Chennai Campus Library shelves, the university provides access to latest books, journals, Back volumes, CD/DVD’s and other documents in various fields of Marine Engineering, Marine Electrical Technology, Marine Machinery, Nautical electronics, Ship Construction and Operation Technology, Naval Architecture, Ship Stability, Seamanship, Cargo handling, International Transportation & Logistics, Port and Shipping Management, Commercial Shipping and Logistics, Retailing and E-Commerce, and other related areas. As well as access to several maritime databases such as Shipping Intelligence Network, Lloyd’s List, J-Gate Plus, and Containerisation International, that complements its print journals holding more than 50 different titles.

Galley, Pantry & mess room condition: INDIAN MARITIME UNIVERSITY, CHENNAI CAMPUS has two well-furnished mess rooms for cadets with attached pantry with buffet system. There is a common galley for both the mess rooms. Hygiene is given an utmost priority in the galley as well as in the mess rooms. Cleaning process of the mess room as well as galley and its surrounding areas is carried out on regular basis. The total seating capacity of both the mess rooms combined is 350 which could easily accommodate all the cadets of the campus.