Indian Maritime University (IMU) has come out with the notification for its various courses offered at its different campuses spread across India.

IMU was established as a Central University by the Government of India under an Act of Parliament, the Indian Maritime University Act 2008. The Act authorised the university to integrate into its fold the existing seven maritime academic institutions: National Maritime Academy-Chennai, T S Chanakya-Mumbai, Lal Bahadur Shastri College of Advanced Maritime Studies and Research-Mumbai, Marine Engineering Research Institute-Mumbai, Marine Engineering Research Institute-Kolkata, Indian Institute of Port Management-Kolkata and National Ship Design and Research Centre-Visakhapatnam.

The university has recently issued the notification for admission into the three-year course leading to B.Sc. (Nautical Science) at T. S.Chanakya, Navi Mumbai; four-year B. Tech. (Marine Engineering) at Marine Engineering and Research Institute, Kolkata and at National Maritime Academy, Chennai; three-year Polyvalent B.Sc. (Maritime Science) at Marine Engineering and Research Institute, Mumbai; and four-year B. Tech. in Naval architecture and Ocean Engineering at National Ship Design and Research Centre, Visakhapatnam. The sessions commence from August and the entry into all the courses is through IIT/JEE.

Seats available

T. S. Chanakya - Navi Mumbai- 185 seats, 246 in MERI-Kolkata and 46 in MERI-Mumbai, 80 in NMA-Chennai and 40 seats in IMU, Visakhapatnam.

Basic qualifications

Candidates must have passed (10 + 2) examination with physics, chemistry, mathematics and English. The candidates must have been born on or after October 1, 1985. For SC/ST, candidates it is relaxed to October 1, 1980.

Application forms along with information brochure outlining various details, can be had from the following designated branches of Syndicate Bank all over India on payment of Rs. 800 (General / OBC category) and Rs. 450 (in case of

SC/ST category): (a) West Zone: Ahmedabad (Ashram Road Branch), Bhilai, Bhopal, Fort, Mumbai, Gwalior, Indore (Main Rajwada Chowk Branch), Jaipur (M.I. Rd. Br.)

Nagpur (Gandhi Bagh Main Branch), Pune (Laxmi Road Branch), Thane (Naupada Branch), Udaipur.

(b) North Zone: Amritsar, Allahabad (Cantonment), Bareilly (Civil Lines Branch), Chandigarh, Dehradun, Gurgaon (Cantonment), Jammu, Kanpur, Lucknow Main (Aminabad), Meerut (Main), New Delhi (Nehru Place Branch), Patiala (Main), Varanasi (Main).

(c) East Zone: Bokharo Steel City, Bhubaneswar (Main), Kolkata (N.S. Road), Dhanbad, Jamshedpur, Muzaffarpur, Port Blair, Patna, Ranchi, Rourkela.

(d) South Zone: Anantapur, Bangalore (Gandhinagar), Chennai (Mount Road), Kochi (Kochi-Kotinukulam Road Main Branch), Hyderabad (N.S.Road), Trivandrum (Tiruvananthapuram State Junction) and Visakhapatnam (main Suryabagh).

The application form along with information brochure can also be obtained by post from the Indian Maritime University, Mumbai Campus, Karave, Nerul, Navi Mumbai – 400 706, by sending a self addressed stamped envelope 12" x 10" size with stamp worth Rs. 85 along with the required demand draft, amount as specified above, drawn in favour of Indian Maritime University, Mumbai Campus and payable at Mumbai.

Important dates

Sale of application commenced from – April 21

Last date for receipt of completed application forms - June 4.

The counselling sessions will be held in the month of July or August on the basis of the rank of the candidate in IIT-JEE 2010 Examination. The courses will commence in mid August, 2010.

For further enquiry or information contact: Indian Maritime University, Mumbai Campus, Karave, Nerul, Navi Mumbai – 400 706 or

Email : admncell.mumbaicampus@imu.co.in or call (022) 27706804 Fax No. (022) 27716805 or visit: www.imu.tn.nic.in