Indian Maritime University is adding new academic programmes, including B.Tech (Naval Architecture and Shipbuilding) and M.Tech (Maritime Environment), along with short-term training programmes in specialised domains.
According to IMU Visakhapatnam Campus Director in-charge K.M. Sivakholundu, the programmes cover different sub-domains – such as hydrographic survey, dredging, post sea courses and inland vessel operations, apart from model-testing facilities like towing tanks and wave basins etc.
Speaking to reporters at The Hindu, Prof. Sivakholundu said that that IMU also signed an MoU with the Dredging Corporation of India (DCI) to establish cooperation for specific requirements with terms and conditions, and those would be announced soon.
IMU School of Maritime Management head N. Bhanu Prakash said that their current initiatives include consultancy assignments in marine insurance domains in collaboration with the National Insurance Agency, and management training programmes in collaboration with the Indian Ports Association for executives of various ports.
IMU School of Naval Architecture and Ocean Engineering head Sheeja Janardhanan said that some of its clients include National Institute of Ocean Technology, Inland Waterways Authority of India, Andaman and Nicobar Administration and Tamil Nadu State Archaeology Department. The IMU Visakhapatnam campus operates from two premises, Vangali at Sabbavaram and Gandhigram at Gajuwaka, she added.