In early 1997, on a request from the D.G. shipping, the Institute of Marine Engineers (India) formed a ” Technical Cell ” to explore the possibility of starting some more Pre-sea training courses in Marine Engineering as per STCW 95 Convention.
Some members of the cell visited Goa and inspected the facilities available for such training. The technical cell sought information from various Shipyards and Ship repairing industries and found that none of the workshops had all the facilities under one roof. Also, their management could not immediately invest in the creation of additional facilities.
After a lot of deliberations, it was decided that the facilities at various centres could be amalgamated. M/s. Goa Shipyard Ltd., M/s. Western India Shipyard Ltd. and Mormugao Port Trust agreed to participate in the scheme. M/s. V. M. Salgaocar & Bro. Ltd., and M/s. V. S. Dempo & Co. also consented to the use of their transhippers for training purposes.
The facilities of good classrooms, laboratories, workshop, computer centre and library, were available with The Institute of Shipbuilding Technology (ISBT) run and managed by The Society for Industrial & Technical Education of Goa (SITEG) ,( formerly known as The Shipbuilding Industry Society of Goa ) that time headed by its Chairman Shri V.V Dempo, then offered to conduct this course, in ISBT, which was already conducting Diploma Courses in a) Shipbuilding Engineering b) Mechanical Engineering and c) Electronics.
On the recommendations of the Institute of Marine Engineers (India), representatives of D.G. Shipping, visited Goa and inspected all the facilities, and approved the course. The SITEG then formed a nodal body called ‘ The Institute of Maritime Studies ‘, headed by a Director, who is a Senior Marine Engineer having vast experience on board as well as in senior positions ashore in shipping related organizations. Thus the Institute of Maritime Studies was born.
The Technical Cell of Institute of Marine Engineers (India), provide necessary guidance for the preparation of course details, and lesson plan, for classroom and practical training. The Institute of Marine Engineers (India), continues to play a role in the matters of IMS, as a member of the Governing Council.
The following courses are approved by the Directorate General of Shipping, Mumbai, under Ministry of Shipping, Road Transport and Highways, Govt. of India. The courses conform to the International Convention on STANDARDS OF TRAINING, CERTIFICATION AND WATCHKEEPING (STCW) 1995, as amended in 2000.
One year Pre-sea Training Course in Marine Engineering for Graduate in Mechanical Engineering / Naval Architecture is approved by Directorate General of Shipping, Mumbai, vide their Approval No. ENG/EXAM/17(32)/97 dated 11/06/1997 & Approval No. TR/A/45/2007, dated 29/11/2007.
Two-year Pre-sea Training Course in Marine Engineering for Diploma holders in Mechanical / Electrical / Shipbuilding / Marine Engineering is approved by Directorate General of Shipping, Mumbai, vide their Approval No. 3 – TR (20)/97 dated 24th April 2000.
The Governing Council Consisting of members from all the work centres and representatives of reputed shipping companies is headed by the Chairman of S.I.T.E.G. It oversees academic functioning of Institute.
Following Organisations are represented in the Governing Council
1. M/s. Society for Industrial & Technical Education of Goa.
2. M/s. The Institute of Marine Engineers (India)
3. M/s. V. M. Salgaocar & Bro. Ltd.
4. M/s. Dempo Group of Companies.
5. M/s. Mormugao Port Trust.
6. M/s. Goa Shipyard Ltd.
7. M/s. Sesa Goa Ltd.
8. M/s. Chowgule & Co. Ltd.
9. M/s. Western India Shipyard Ltd.
10. M/s. Institute of Shipbuilding Technology
11. M/s. Wilhelmsen Ship Management (India) Pvt. Ltd.
12. M/s. Anglo Eastern Ship Management Ltd.
13. M/s. B W Maritime Pvt. Ltd.
14. M/s. V Ships(India) Ltd.
15. M/s. Marine Electrical Agencies.
16. Shri. A. S. Tambwekar, Ex-Director-IMS
17. Shri. B. S. Mathur, Ex-Director-IMS
18. Director, Institute of Maritime Studies
Chairman of the Society for Industrial & Technical Education of Goa is the Chairman of the Governing Council, and the Director of IMS is the Secretary.
The INSTITUTE received ISO 9002 Certification from IRQS, Mumbai in September 1999 and upgraded to ISO 9001:2000 in August 2002, and further upgraded to ISO 9001:2015