The university was formed by an act in 2008. It encompasses in its fold the National Maritime Academy, Chennai; LBS College of Advanced Maritime Studies and Research, Mumbai; TS Chanakya, Mumbai; Marine Engineering and Research Institute, Mumbai; Marine Engineering and Research Institute, Kolkata; Indian Institute of Port Management, Kolkata; and the National Ship Design and Research Centre, Visakhapatnam.

The convocation will be held at the Chennai Trade Centre.

The university offers short-term courses in port and marine studies, and various degree courses including those in nautical science, marine engineering, ship building and repair.

(Agencies)

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