School of Maritime Management, Indian Maritime University, Chennai

East Coast Road, Semmencherry, Chennai, Tamil Nadu, India - 600119


The School of Maritime Management, Indian Maritime University, Chennai, aims to train business professionals in three areas: marine logistics, shipping, and port management. It achieves these goals through four degree programs: BBA (Logistics, Retailing, and E-Commerce), BBA (Maritime Logistics), MBA (International Transportation & Logistics Management), and MBA (Port & Shipping Management). Over the 1.5 decades of its existence, the School has produced many leaders, managers, and innovators in the maritime industry in India and abroad.

As one of the first such programs in the country, the School of Maritime Management partners with the biggest shipping and supply chain firms in the world to provide full time career opportunities for its students. Prominent recruiters include VR Maritime Services, Torm, NYK Line, Synergy Group, PIL, BSM, Fleet Management Limited, SCI, and Delta Corp. Pre-final year students of both UG and PG management programs are expected to complete an industry internship to ensure that they are ready for the placement season in the final year.

Students of the School of Maritime Management have a vibrant campus life, participating in sports and cultural activities with the other UG and PG students. There are also multiple competitions every year held among the other IMU campuses in Visakhapatnam and Kochi. BBA and MBA students of the School also organize regional and national level conferences on topics of interest in the logistics and maritime business sectors.


Establishment Year2008
Ownership TypeGovernment
Total StudentsN/A
IIRF Ranking 2024National Rank - 45 (Best Government B-Schools in India - Overall)
Campus Size320 Acres
Total Number of Campuses2
University Websitehttps://www.imu.edu.in/imunew/imu-school?school=maritime-management 
Number of Courses4 (2 BBA, 2 MBA)
Total Faculty Size18
Highest Placement PackageN/A
Top RecruitersChevron, Torm, VR Maritime Services
Student to Faculty RatioN/A
Total number of HostelsN/A
College EventsWomen in STEM and Maritime Conference


The tuition fees for the various BBA and MBA degree programs offered by IMU Chennai are as follows:

  • BBA (both programs): INR 1.05 LPA.
  • MBA (both programs): INR 2.05 LPA.
  • Candidates who do not pass the compulsory medical examination will not have their registration and first semester fees refunded.
  • One time fees to be paid by all students are as follows:
    • Program fees: INR 30,000, payable at the time of registration to confirm acceptance of the admission offer. This is the first installment of the tuition fee, and is to be deducted from the annual fee listed above.
    • Admission registration fee: INR 10,000. This is not refundable, and is charged at the time of academic registration. Students who have paid the online counseling fee will not have to pay the admission registration fee.
    • Caution deposit: This is payable at the time of admission, and the security deposit of INR 30,000 is refunded during graduation subject to good conduct.

GST at the prevailing rate will be added to all the fees listed above. Semester fees that are paid late attract a penalty of INR 200 per day.

The BBA and MBA programs at the School of Maritime Management are non-residential, and hence no hostel and mess fees are payable. However, students must budget for transportation costs to the campus, and monthly rents if they are not domiciled in Chennai.


The eligibility criteria for admission to The School of Maritime Management, Indian Maritime University, Chennai, are as follows:

  • BBA:
    • The applicant must hold valid Standard X and XII pass certificates (or equivalent) from a recognized School.
    • The aggregate in the Standard XII Board Examination must exceed 60% (55% for reserved category candidates) overall, with a minimum of 50% in English.
    • The candidate’s age must not exceed 25 (for general category applicants) or 30 (for SC/ST applicants).
  • MBA:
    • The student must hold a valid Bachelor’s degree from a recognized University.
    • The overall aggregate calculated using all end-semester examination marks / grades must exceed 50% (or equivalent), or 45% for SC/ST applicants. At least 50% in English is compulsory at either Standard XII or UG level.
    • The applicant must have a valid IMU CET score.

The stages in the application procedure, long with the expected dates for each, are as follows:

  • Filling up the online application form with personal details, academic history, and scans of required documents: 14th April.
  • Closing of online registration: Third week of May (MBA), Third week of June (BBA); the longer window for UG candidates is because most applicants await their board examination results.
  • Downloading the online Hall Ticket for IMU CET (MBA applicants): End of May.
  • Appearing for IMU CET (MBA): Second week of June.
  • Publication of IMU CET merit list (MBA): End of June.
  • Counseling process for MBA students (up to three rounds) and publication of two lists for BBA applicants: First three weeks of July.
  • Certificate verification process (BBA and MBA): Last week of July / first week of August.
  • Commencement of BBA academic program: First week of August.
  • Commencement of MBA: Fourth week of August.


As one of the top MBA colleges in India, the placement highlights  of The School of Maritime Management, Indian Maritime University, Chennai are as follows: 


The academic cut-offs for applicants to the School of Maritime Management, Indian Maritime University, Chennai, are as follows:

  • BBA:
    • At least 60% overall aggregate in the Standard 12 Board Examination (relaxed to 55% for SC/ST applicants).
    • At least 50% in English in Standard XII.
  • MBA:
    • At least 50% overall aggregate over all semesters of the UG degree (relaxed to 45% for SC/ST applicants).
    • At least 50% in English in Standard XII or the Bachelor’s degree.

Faculty & Alumni

The School of Maritime Management, Indian Maritime University, Chennai, is home to 18 full time Faculty members, of which 2 are Associate Professors, 8 are Assistant Professors, and the remaining 8 are lecturers, Research Officers, and specialist Faculty members on various subjects (for example, Logistics & Supply Chain Management, International Transportation). The Faculty members together provide cutting edge educational and career training services to the BBA and MBA students of all four programs.

All students of the School of Maritime Management have access to the overall IMU alumni portal, which is used by graduates of all Schools at all the Indian Maritime University campuses. This allows them to access professional networking opportunities via alumni working in different industries and geographies within the shipping and logistics sectors. Graduates are encouraged to join the IMU Alumni Association, which works to organize events at the Chennai campus, including lectures and interactive sessions specifically for BBA and MBA students of the School of Management.


As in other top MBA colleges in India, there are multiple financial aid options available to students of The School of Maritime Management, Indian Maritime University, Chennai. There are 23 scholarships in all. Some of the prominent ones are:

1. Welfare Scholarships: These are awarded by different agencies e.g. Scheduled Caste Welfare Department (100% tuition fee waiver) and the Tamil Nadu Scholarship for Backward Classes (INR 50,000 to INR 60,000).

2. National Scholarship Portal: Various schemes are available for meritorious and needy students, and the scholarship amount is INR 10,000.

3. OBC Post Matric Scholarships: These are awarded by various State Governments, and the amount varies. For example, the Kerala State OBC Scholarship awards a tuition fee waiver of INR 1 Lakh, whereas the Bihar Government OBC Scholarship has an award amount of INR 10,000. Other state scholarships (e.g. the Telangana State E-Pass for students from that state) offer 100% tuition fee waivers to eligible students.

4. External Organization Scholarships: For example, the Oil and Natural Gas Corporation (ONGC) scholarship for meritorious students awards a tuition fee waiver of INR 48,000.

Preparation & FAQs

BBA applicants to IMU Chennai must concentrate on preparing for their Standard XII Board Examination, to maximize their overall aggregate. MBA applicants are mainly differentiated by their IMU CET performance; they must ensure that they appear for 5-10 mock tests and attempt the same number of sample papers to familiarize themselves with the format and topics covered.

Frequently Asked Questions (FAQs)

Q. Which is the best Business School in Chennai?

The School of Maritime Management, Indian Maritime University, Chennai is one of the best MBA colleges in India, and is a contender for best Business School in Chennai. It is ranked #45 among all Government Business Schools in India, according to the IIRF 2024 ranking list.

Q. How should students who are interested in both BBA and BTech courses at IMUY Chennai apply?

Students who wish to apply to more than one UG course at IMU Chennai must fill the online application form for each program separately and pay the application fee for both courses.

Q. What percentage of seats in the BBA and MBA programs at IMU Chennai are reserved for various categories of students?

In keeping with the guidelines laid down by the Central Government, 64.5% of the seats at IMU Chennai are reserved for various categories: 15% for Scheduled Castes, 7.5% for Scheduled Tribes, 27% for Other Backwards Classes, 10% for Economically Weaker Sections, and 5% for Persons With Disabilities.

Q. What is the expected date of IMU CET 2024?

All applicants to the MBA programs at IMU Chennai must appear for IMU CET 2024. This examination is expected to be held in the second week of June 2024.

Q. What is the exam pattern of IMU CET 2024?

IMU CET 2024 for MBA aspirants will consist of 120 questions, with 30 each on Verbal Ability, Logical Reasoning, Quantitative Ability, and Data Interpretation. All questions will be multiple choice.

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