Kerala Maritime Institute

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Kerala Maritime Institute, Neendakara, Kollam
Entrance of Kerala Maritime Institute uc at Neendakara, Nov 2016.jpg
Entrance of Kerala Maritime Institute
Founder(s)V. S. Achuthanandan
(ex-Chief Minister of Kerala)
Established4 May 2010
ChairmanV.J. Mathew
Key peopleRatnakumar.A
Training Co-ordinator Moosa.P
Training manager
OwnerGovernment of Kerala
Location, , ,
Coordinates8°56′14″N 76°32′32″E / 8.937346°N 76.542189°E / 8.937346; 76.542189Coordinates: 8°56′14″N 76°32′32″E / 8.937346°N 76.542189°E / 8.937346; 76.542189
AddressNeendakara Port, Kollam-691582

Kerala Maritime Institute is a premier institute for Maritime education in the state established by the Government of Kerala at Neendakara in Kollam city, India. The institute was created by the Port Department of Kerala state to give quality training for students in Kerala. The campus is located on 10 acres of land attached to the Neendakara Port. More than 5,000 students have been trained at Neendakara maritime institute under the Boat Crew training programme. The institute has played a major role in reducing the number of state-wide inland navigation accidents.[1] The headquarters of the institute is at Neendakara.[2]

The institute was inaugurated on 4 May 2010, by V. S. Achuthanandan, former Chief Minister of Kerala.[3]


The idea for starting Government owned maritime institutes in Kerala state was first conceived by V. S. Achuthanandan lead Kerala Government in 2009.[4] The then Port Minister of the state M. Vijayakumar announced the project on 23 May 2009. N.K. Premachandran, Water Resource Minister, took the initiatives for setting-up the institute at Neendakara port complex.[5]

In March of 2012, the Oommen Chandy lead Government sanctioned Rs.24.8 crore for the construction of a new campus at Neendakara. The courses are certified by the All India Council for Technical Education (AICTE). The institute has also secured approval from the Directorate General of Shipping.[6] On 21 February 2016, K. Babu, Minister for Fisheries, Ports and Excise of Kerala, inaugurated the new campus.[7]


  • Academic block
  • Hostels for students and staffs
  • Library
  • Canteen
  • Parade ground
  • Swimming pool
  • Auditorium[8]

See also[edit]


  1. ^ "Maritime institute to come up at Neendakara". The Hindu. Retrieved 21 February 2016.
  2. ^ "Steps begun to set up Maritime university". The New Indian Express. 8 May 2013. Retrieved 28 October 2018.
  3. ^ "Rs 24.8 crore sanctioned for Maritime Institute". The New Indian Express. Retrieved 21 February 2016.
  4. ^ "Maritime institute to come up at Neendakara". The Hindu. 24 May 2009. Retrieved 29 October 2018.
  5. ^ "Rs 24.8 crore sanctioned for Maritime Institute". The New Indian Express. Retrieved 21 February 2016.
  6. ^ "Kerala to set up maritime institutes". Business Line. Retrieved 21 February 2016.
  7. ^ "Kerala Maritime Institute Inaugurated". The New Indian Express. 22 February 2016. Retrieved 22 February 2016.
  8. ^ "Notification - Kerala Ports". Retrieved 21 February 2016.