Following is a glimpse of HIMT’s journey over the past 25 years

Timeline

2024
May 10

2024

HIMT Tidal Park Awarded Rank 1. Outstanding-Best Post Sea Maritime Training Institute 2024 at NMDC 2024 by D.G Shipping  
May 10

2024

HIMT Kilpauk Awarded Rank 2. Outstanding-Best Post Sea Maritime Training Institute 2024 at NMDC 2024 by D.G Shipping

 

2023
November 09

2023

Finalist in the category of Maritime Education & Training at The Maritime Standard Awards 2023

October 05

2023

Setup a new 4 storey building at HIMT Tidal Park inaugurated by Directorate General of Shipping

April 07

2023

Awarded Rank 1, Outstanding – Best Post Sea Maritime Training Institute 2023 at NMDC 2023 Celebrations by D.G.Shipping

2022
December 05

2022

Winner of Training Institute Of The Year (Post Sea) at 9th International Samudra Manthan Awards 2022

April 14

2022

Finalist in the category of Maritime Education & Training at The Maritime Standard Awards 2022

2021
December 17

2021

Highly Commended In The Category of Education And Training Award at Seatrade Maritime Awards 2021

December 16

2021

Signed MOUs with D.G.Shipping to expand our footprint within the Nation and Globally

2020
December 17

2020

Finalist For The Maritime Education And Training Award At The Maritime Standard Awards 2020.

May 18

2020

Setup a new campus in the heart of Visakhapatnam

2019
February 03

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 03

2019

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

2018
February 03

2018

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

February 03

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 03

2018

Started offering MCA Courses

2017
February 03

2017

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

February 03

2017

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

February 03

2017

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

2016
February 03

2016

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

2015
February 03

2015

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

2014
March 19

2014

Finalist in Seatrade Maritime Award 2014

2013
February 03

2013

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

February 03

2013

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

2011
February 03

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 03

2010

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

2008
February 03

2008

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

2007
February 03

2007

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

2006
December 13

2006

HIMT honoured for highly commended contribution to Education and Training at the Seatrade Dubai International Maritime Awards Presentation in December 2006

2004
February 03

2004

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

2003
February 03

2003

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

2002
February 03

2002

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

2001
February 03

2001

Started revalidation course for Masters and Simulator courses commenced

2000
February 03

2000

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

1999
February 03

1999

FPFF, PST course and tanker familiarization courses commenced

1998
February 03

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.