With the objective of being a global centre of excellence in maritime education, research and development, Gujarat Maritime University, an endeavour of Gujarat Maritime Board is all set to commence its academic activities from July 2019.
Have you been intrigued by unconventional subjects like maritime engineering, naval architecture, shipping trade, maritime law, marine insurance, nautical science or ship broking?
While the much-promising maritime sector has largely remained in the shadows, a world-class university has taken shape to let you pursue a path-breaking career and let you dive deep into the maritime world. Gujarat Maritime University (GMU), an endeavour by Gujarat Maritime Board has been established under the Private Universities Act 2009 and is ready to oﬀer courses further this year. In the ﬁrst phase, GMU has laid the foundation of School of Maritime Law, Policy and Administration Going forward, GMU shall have other verticals which will cater to the commercial needs of the industry.
Bridging the knowledge gap of maritime industry:
Gujarat Maritime University has been set up to provide a ﬁllip to the strong growth exhibited by the Indian maritime sector and to harness the bright opportunities that it promises by bridging the knowledge gap across the value chain of maritime industry. It is poised to play a key role in creating a source of trained human resource for the maritime sector with its highly industry-oriented curriculum. Focussing on the needs of the industry, the programmes to be oﬀered at GMU will facilitate and promote maritime studies, training, research of subjects including logistics, chartering, ship ﬁnance, ship broking, maritime law, maritime history, shipping trade, marine tourism environmental studies and other related areas.
Owing to the rich coastline that Gujarat boasts of and that more than 40% of India’s seaborne trade is handled by Gujarat, GMU was conceptualised in the year 2014 and got approval by the state assembly in 2017.
Established under the Gujarat Private Universities Act, 2009, GMU aims to enhance and increase the human capital and capacity of maritime industry both in India and across the world. The aspiration is to serve the global maritime community by producing educated and well-trained professionals in the maritime domain under the guidance of eminent academicians and industry stalwarts. In the ﬁrst phase, the University plans to oﬀer programs catering to the commercial aspects of maritime value chain like maritime law, shipping ﬁnance and economics, maritime management, logistics, ship broking, ship ﬁnance, chartering, ship management just to name a few. The ﬁrst phase will also have short term Executive Development Programs and Management Development Programs while the second phase will focus on the technical aspects.
Planned with state-of-the-art infrastructure at Gandhinagar in Gujarat, GMU has currently set up its transitory campus at Gujarat National Law University (GNLU) until the permanent campus is ready for operations.
In the years to come, GMU promises to address the challenges of the maritime industry and encourage innovation through cutting-edge research, interdisciplinary approach to learning and collaborations with the maritime sector.
Courses Oﬀered :
- Two full-time post graduate courses proposed to be offered in the ﬁrst year 2019-2020, under School of
Maritime Law, Policy and Administration
- LLM in Maritime Law (General as well as Professional)
- LLM in International Trade Law (General as well as Professional)
- Programmes targeted for both-freshers as well as working professionals, offered in General and Professional mode
Admission Criteria :
- For General: Candidates to be selected on the basis of Common Law Admission Test (CLAT) scores. LLB degree/Equivalent degree in Law from a recognised University, with not less than 55% marks (50% in case of SC/ST students)
- For Professional: Graduate degree in any discipline from UGC or similar Central or State Government recognised institute with minimum 50% marks in the particular discipline and three years of working experience, preferably in maritime law and international trade related areas.