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About International Maritime Academy

Do you know why people prefer marine jobs? Because of high pay, exposure to new things, flexible work roles, and attractive and responsible positions. But above all, interest matters. If you are really interested in making fortunes in marine, choose the best maritime course at  one of the top maritime institutes in Tamilnadu such as International Maritime Academy- whether it’s management or technical, it’s up to you. But stay cautious while choosing the institution. The better institution one chooses, the better life he/she lives. For instance, if you choose a top institute ranked atop for its academic excellence, student centric benefits, state of art facilities, tie ups with reputed organizations and industry experienced staff, then you’ll get the opportunity to serve at the best firm in maritime with adequate training and higher gross pay. Is there an institution as such. Yes, there is. International Maritime Academy- one of the top 10 maritime institutes in Tamilnadu offering maritime courses in both technical and management discipline that owns the best of academics, and facilities of the modern era. International Maritime Academy has received multiple appreciations from students and parents for its academic excellence, over the years.


International Maritime Academy is one of the leading maritime institutes in India, training sailors and captains for the nation. Located in Chennai, IMA houses a Ship-In-Campus training facility simulating naval workspace. It provides exceptional training to all the students, thus earns a good reputation in the field of maritime training and education.


The Institute is approved by the Directorate General of Shipping and accredited to International Accreditation Organization.The institute is affiliated to Manonmaniam Sundaranar University.


Why International Maritime Academy ?


More than infrastructure facilities that matter, ideal institutions own student centric benefits and highly skilled staff to train students extensively. IMA has them too. From scholarships to career guidance programmes, IMA has everything. For students from economically weaker sections in Tamilnadu, Fee waiver schemes are provided based on the marks scored in class 12 examination. So that everyone can join and continue maritime education.

  1. Accredited and approved by NAAC and DSG to train students on maritime courses.
  2. Offers Scholarships and fee concession schemes for the deserved students.
  3. 100+ recruiters including shipping giants.
  4. MoU’s with international organizations and boards to train students extensively on global maritime methods and techniques.
  5. Highly skilled and Industry experienced Staff.
  6. State of art facilities and simulative environment.

  1. Age: Candidates, whose date of birth falls on or after July 1, 1999.
  2. Educational Qualification : A pass in 10, + 2 (Class XII) or its equivalent examination with a minimum 50% aggregate of marks in Mathematics, Physics and Chemistry.
  3. Admissions to IMA are based on interview sessions post online entrance examination-IMU-CET conducted by the Indian Maritime University. Students meeting the above criteria are advised to take up entrance examination via online.
  4. Post examination, interviews with candidates will be conducted to process admission.
  5. Students with valid JEE scores are also accepted for admission.

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Courses Offered :

  1. B.Tech- Marine Engineering
  2. B.Tech – Naval Architecture
  3. B.Sc – Nautical Science
  4. M.I.B. MBA – International Business Management
  5. M.Tech – Naval Architecture & Ship Building

Admission Process :

Applications are Opened for 2021

❖ Admissions to IMA are based on merit. To join IMA, all you have to do is register for the examination.

❖ For students interested to join IMA via management quota, all you have to do is register for admissions at the college’s website.

❖ If you have any doubts in the registration process, feel free to call us. We are glad to guide you in the process of admission.

To Avail the Scholarship

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  • When you join through us
  • Toppersno1 confirms your seat
  • Career counsellors assist you

Scholarships and Student centric benefits

For students excelled in class 12 examination and entrance exam conducted by the institution, scholarships benefits are provided. In addition to scholarships, fee waiver schemes and discounts on tuition fee are also provided based on ranking. Meritorious students with a good record are offered the best to gauge the sea.

To avail scholarship and fee discount benefits, fill in your details here with marks scored in the class 12 examination. We will help you get admission and discounts/scholarships.

Amrita Vishwa Vidyapeetham

Students joining through us are eligible to receive discounts of up to 75 % on fees from our partnered institutions.

Top deemed University in Tamilnadu

Students with high scores are eligible to receive scholarship benefits directly from the institution.


Well-known for hospitality, Students learning at IMA campus are offered with all basic amenities and facilities one needs. Facilities such as,


Medical facility | International Maritime Academy
Medical facility | International Maritime Academy

What if a student falls ill? No worries, the university management has ensured availability of medical facilities through establishment of a health centre inside the campus.  A dispensary with qualified doctors on-call 24/7, a day is present . Other than treating medical needs, the medical team is encouraged to conduct regular medical checkups for all students every year.


Canteen | International Maritime Academy
Canteen | International Maritime Academy

To dine healthy and hygienic, the institute runs in house canteens for students and staff. The facility is open to day scholars, staff members and visitors. To ensure, ‘Students are healthy’, the  food served is prepared in a hygienic and authentic way.  Most importantly, the canteen is designed in a way to bring liseureness and relaxation.


Provision | International Maritime Academy
Provision | International Maritime Academy

A provision store has been built inside campus to cater the stationery and other requirements like domestic goods, toiletry, provisions, etc. The store also stocks publications, audio/video cassettes, herbal/ayurvedic products, etc. .


ATM | International Maritime Academy
ATM | International Maritime Academy

An add-on advantage is the banking facility.  A branch of a nationalised bank is functioning in a separate building inside the campus on all working days. So that  the students can make use of  personal banking facilities which includes withdrawal of cash via ATM here.


Transport | International Maritime Academy
Transport | International Maritime Academy

On request, students can make use of transportation facilities through reasonable payment at the institute. The college buses function on all working days to pick up and drop day- scholars from specified locations in the city and enroute.


Hostel | International Maritime Academy
Hostel | International Maritime Academy

Within the eco-friendly campus, accommodation facilities are built spacious, ensuring natural ventilation support. IMA believes that life on campus should be like life at home, so IMA ensures all facilities are installed, so that students not only study but also socialize with the peers.



Degrees don’t guarantee employment, but skills do. That’s why IMA trains students with both technical and soft skills to reach the heights. To achieve that, regular workshops, seminars and mock interview sessions are conducted with industry experts .More than 90% of students who finished UG courses are placed at top companies in the marine sector successfully. Through tie ups, IMA has placed many students in international shipping giants. All thanks to its academics and practical exposure to the naval environment.


Student's Testimonials


On My Working ship we have two junior engineers.In a span of four months I have seen three different junior engineers sign off citing that the Working in the ship is tough. But I continued and my second and chief engineers have enough confidence in giving me independent watch keeping duties. I am Proud that I am a Former Student of International Maritime Academy.

E.Hemanth, Deck Officer
Thome Group