Marine Engineering International Maritime Academy - [IMA], Chennai

International Maritime Academy (IMA), Chennai was established in 1999. IMA is a Section 25 registered Private Ltd. company to run the maritime courses. It is approved by the Directorate General of Shipping (DGS), Ministry of Shipping, Govt. of India and accredited by International Accreditation Organization (IAO), Houston, USA. It also obtained Provisional Accreditation by Royal Institute of Naval Architects (RINA), UK. IMA conducts the courses under technical collaboration with Annamalai University. IMA started by taking 40 g.p rating students and now it has an intake of 80 students. In 2004, IMA started DNS from IGNOU with 20 students and now it is offering long term courses. IMA is India’s foremost Academy for Maritime Education. It has established its Ship-in-Campus training facility in the academy campus to give a practical approach to the learning process. Thus, providing exceptional training to all the students. IMA holds an excellent reputation in the field of maritime training & education. The institute provides its students with advanced maritime workshop, training instruments, and other equipment to provide excellent training. IMA offers various Undergraduate, Postgraduate, Diploma and PhD courses.

IMA Accreditations/Approvals

  • IMA is a recipient of ISO 9001:2015 Quality Certification by Register Quality Systems.
  • IMA is approved by the Directorate General of Shipping (DGS), Ministry of Shipping, Govt. of India.
  • IMA has obtained Provisional Accreditation by Royal Institution of Naval Architects (RINA), UK.
  • IMA has been graded as Outstanding Institution (Grade 1) by SMERA.
  • IMA is accredited by International Accreditation Organization (IAO), Houston, USA.
  • IMA conducts the courses under technical collaboration with Annamalai University.

 

The Merchant Navy mainly deals with transporting cargo and occasionally, passengers, by sea. It has different fleets composed of passenger vessels, cargo liners, tankers, Bulk carriers, Car carrier, containers as well as the other special types of vessels. Merchant Navy is the backbone of international trade, carrying cargo across the globe for Import & Export business.

The Merchant navy career options mainly includes the following category :

  • Navigating officers (Deck side officers)
  • Marine engineering Officers (Engine side officers)
  • Crew members (To assist the officers)
  • Specialized officers (Electrical officer, Radio officers)

Shipping companies offer these positions on contracts for a period of 6 to 9 months. After finishing the contract period, the officers can enjoy leave & whenever they want to join back, the company will absorb them immediately. Presently the demand for Marine Engineers & Deck officers are high worldwide. The shipping companies are facing great shortage for the Deck & Engine officers. Hence the trained persons are getting immediate job opportunities all over the world

NAVIGATING OFFICERS TEAM:

They are responsible for the navigation of the Ship, the loading / discharge of cargo, radio communication and the control / safety of the crew, and passengers. The chief navigator of the ship is the master, who decides the course of the voyage and maneuvers the vessel. He exercises complete control over the officers, crew and any passengers on board the ship. From the trainee cadet level, one will be promoted to captain of the ship with proper sea-experience & further exams.

  • Captain
  • Chief Officer
  • Second Officer
  • Trainee Cadets

 

ENGINEER OFFICERS TEAM:

The ship's engineers have complete responsibility of the ship's engine room i.e., the main engine, boilers, pumps, hydraulic fuel systems the ship's electrical generating plant and distribution system. From the trainee engineering officer level, one will be promoted to Chief Engineer of the ship with proper sea-experience and further exams.

  • Chief Engineer
  • Second Engineer
  • Third Engineer
  • Fourth Engineer
  • Junior Engineering cadets

 

CREW TEAM:

The GP crew involve with all kind of day to day activities to assist either to Chief officers in Deck side or Second Engineer in Engine side. One can get Promotion from GP crew position to Captain level or Chief Engineer level with proper exams and sea experience. The catering crew will perform the food preparation and kitchen activities. The specialized fitters & welders are very much needed for various types of vessels.

  • GP Crew ( Deck & Engine crew)
  • Catering crew ( Saloon Department)
  • Fitters, Welders Etc.,

 

MAIN COURSE
B.Tech Marine Engineering - 4 YEARS
B.Tech. Naval Architecture & Ship Building Course - 4 year Course

Naval Architects
B.Sc. (Nautical Science) 3 Year Course
Growth To become a Captain
Diploma Nautical Science (DNS) - 1 Year Course
Growth To become a Captain
General Purpose Rating (GP Rating) - 6 months Course
Growth To become a Captain

 

MBA COURSE
M.B.A – SHIPPING AND PORT MANAGEMENT (2 Years Course)
M.B.A – SHIPPING AND LOGISTICS MANAGEMENT (2 Years Course)
M.B.A – SHIPPING AND LOGISTICS SUPPLY & CHAIN MANAGEMENT (2 Years Course)
M.B.A - MARKETING & HUMAN RESOURCE MANAGEMENT (2 Year Course)
M.I.B. MBA - ITERNATIONAL BUSINESS MANAGEMENT – (2 Years Course)
M.B.A – SHIPPING AND MARINE INSURANCE MANAGEMENT (2 Years Course)

 

PHD COURSE
Ph.D (Naval Architecture & Ship Building Maintenance)
Duration: Min 2 years & Maximum of Five Years
PH.D. Environmental Science
Duration: Min 2 years & Maximum of Five Years

 

PG COURSE
M.Tech. Naval Architecture & Ship Building
Duration: Min 2 years & Maximum of Five Years
M.I.B. MBA - ITERNATIONAL BUSINESS MANAGEMENT – (2 Years Course)

 

 

Establishment Year
1999
University Name
Annamalai University
Departments
BE/B.Tech
College Status
Recognized
Address
33, Ramanujam Street, T. Nagar, Chennai - 600 017.
Website
http://www.imauniv.in/index.html

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