HIMSAR building and parade

Haldia Institute of Maritime Studies and Research (HIMSAR) is the first Maritime Institute in eastern India. It was established by the Indian Centre for Advancement of Research and Education (ICARE), in collaboration with FOSMA Maritime Institute Research Organization (FMIRO), with the objectives of creating qualified professionals with latest skills and right attitude required for shipping industries.

HIMSAR offers three years B.Sc. degree in Nautical Science under West Bengal University of Technology (WBUT) and one year diploma in Nautical Science leading to B.Sc. under Indian Maritime University. Besides, other courses offered are Pre-sea Dredge Course and value added courses as per the requirement of shipping companies.

The institute is duly approved by Directorate General of Shipping (D.G.Shipping), Govt. of India and affiliated to West Bengal University of Technology (WBUT) and Indian Maritime University (IMU). It is accredited by BUREAU VERITAS QUALITY MANAGEMENT SYSTEM for quality management system  ISO 9001:2008 and graded by CRISIL. HIMSAR has been awarded ‘Very Good’ by CRISIL, which reflects the institutes commitment to comply with D. G. Shipping requirement in totality. The assigned grade reflects the depth of core processes, i.e. teaching-learning process, assessment and evaluation, adequacy of infrastructure, qualified and experience faculty.