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Following is a glimpse of HIMT’s journey over the past 21 years:

 

Timeline

2019
February 3

2019

Mr Sanjeev S Vakil honoured with VIBHUSHANAWARD (Treasure of Shipping Award) for his exemplary contribution to the Maritime Industry in the field of “Maritime Leadership” at Marex Kashti Awards 2019 in New Delhi.
February 3

2019

Winner in the category “Education and Training” at TMS Awards, Dubai.
2018
February 3

2018

Winner of Offing Indian Seafarers Choice Awards for the BEST MARITIME TRAINING INSTITUTE (SOUTH & EAST) in Value Added courses
February 3

2018

Maintaining the record of being India’s Largest Maritime Institute in terms of numbers of courses approved by DGS for over 15 years
February 3

2018

Started offering MCA Courses
2017
February 3

2017

Started “Dynamic Positioning (DP) courses” on Latest Kongsberg Simulator, accredited by Nautical Institute, UK.
February 3

2017

HIMT has been awarded DNV-GL Standard for Certification of “Maritime Training Providers” in addition to ISO 9001:2015 by BV.
February 3

2017

Finalist in the category “Education and Training” at TMS Awards, Dubai.
2016
February 3

2016

Seafarers Choice awards for the Best Maritime Institute for Competency courses & Value added courses (South & East India) by Offing.
2015
February 3

2015

HIMT awarded “Gateway Awards 2015” for “Excellence Maritime Education”.
2013
February 3

2013

Shipping Minister presents an Award for Excellence in Maritime Education & Training at World Shipping Forum 2013
February 3

2013

World’s First Institute with a record breaking 40 distinct courses certified by a single IACS Classification – Bureau VERITAS.
2011
February 3

2011

Ranked Outstanding – GRADE 1 , for all courses again. DG Shipping and IMU Approval for B.Tech (Marine), GME, DME, and B.Sc. Nautical Science courses
2010
February 3

2010

Winner of Sea trade Award 2010, Presented by former Secretary General of IMO.
2008
February 3

2008

Finalist at the Lloyd List Asia Award in the category “Education & Training” at Singapore
2007
February 3

2007

Winner of the “Exemplary Personal Achievement” Award by Sailor Today
2004
February 3

2004

First institute in India to be graded GRADE 1 – Outstanding, by DGS approved ICRA
2003
February 3

2003

Pre-Sea training courses commenced, based on requests from shipping companies
2002
February 3

2002

India’s largest maritime institute in terms of number of courses approved by DG Shipping
2001
February 3

2001

Started revalidation course for Masters and Simulator courses commenced
2000
February 3

2000

Started competency course, and advanced courses for oil/chemical and gas tankers offered
1999
February 3

1999

FPFF, PST course and tanker familiarization courses commenced
1998
February 3

1998

Approved by DG Shipping on September 24, 1998, leading to the birth of HIMT

HIMT has received or has been nominated for at least one International or National award every year for the past 12 years in the category of Maritime Education & Training.

Since its inception in 1998, HIMT has had a steady flow of trainees & candidates undergoing various courses. Being a premier Maritime college located in heart of Chennai, HIMT has had a steady clientele of budding and aspiring seafarers. Faculty is the greatest strength for success of an educational institution. HIMT has more vast strength of permanent faculty including senior Master Mariners and Chief Engineers from the Merchant Navy. The Faculty retention rate has been very high. Almost all those faculty who joined HIMT at the time of inception of the Institute are still associated with HIMT justifying their commitment. The institute is manned by very experienced marine faculty, instructors and staff.