He also said that he had talked with IMO secretary general Koji Sekimizu. Efforts to set up a WMU branch in this country is significant as the global shipping industry is facing a slump, with hundreds of maritime graduates fining it difficult to get a job. Chennai Based IMU plans tie-ups with various international maritime universities.
Vasan Said , "Despite the recession, there has been a growth of maritime trade in India and institutes like IMU can bridge the gap between supply and demand of sailors and merchant engineers,"
There is an 13 maritime institutes are running the maritime courses present across the country, in which 8 institutes are run by the indian government and 5 are by private organisations.
Indian Maritime University in Chennai is the top institution in maritime courses ion India.
The birth of Indian Maritime University is a long cherished dream of the maritime community of India. The Indian Maritime University, established through an Act of Parliament (Act 22) in November 2008 as a Central University, is poised to play a key role in the development of trained human resource for the maritime sector.