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)
Established May 4, 2010
Key people

Training Co-ordinator

Training manager
Owner Government of Kerala
Location Neendakara, Kollam, Kerala, India
Coordinates 8°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
Address Neendakara 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 is envisaged by the Port Department of Kerala state to give quality training for the students in Kerala, the campus is located on 10 acres of land attached to the Neendakara Port. More than 5,000 students have already got trained at Neendakara maritime institute under the Boat Crew training programme, it has also played a major role in reducing the accidents in inland navigation in the state.[1] The headquarters of the institute is at Neendakara.[2]

The institute was inaugurated on May 4, 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. The then Port Minister of the state M. Vijayakumar announced the project on 23 May 2009. N.K. Premachandran, Water Resource Minister of the state then, took the initiatives for setting-up the institute at Neendakara port complex.[4]

Later in March 2012, Oommen Chandy lead Government has sanctioned Rs.24.8 crore for the construction of a new campus of Maritime Institute at Neendakara. The courses certified by the All India Council for Technical Education (AICTE) also be conducting at the institute. The institute has also secured the approval from the Directorate General of Shipping.[5] On 21 February 2016, Minister for Fisheries, Ports and Excise of Kerala, K. Babu has inaugurated the new campus for Neendakara Kerala Maritime Institute.[6]


  • Academic block
  • Hostels for students and staffs
  • Library
  • Canteen
  • Parade ground
  • Swimming pool
  • Auditorium[7]

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. Retrieved 21 February 2016. 
  3. ^ "Rs 24.8 crore sanctioned for Maritime Institute". The New Indian Express. Retrieved 21 February 2016. 
  4. ^ "Rs 24.8 crore sanctioned for Maritime Institute". The New Indian Express. Retrieved 21 February 2016. 
  5. ^ "Kerala to set up maritime institutes". Business Line. Retrieved 21 February 2016. 
  6. ^ "Kerala Maritime Institute Inaugurated". The New Indian Express. 22 February 2016. Retrieved 22 February 2016. 
  7. ^ "Notification - Kerala Ports". Retrieved 21 February 2016.