From the Director’s Desk

Dr. Anuradha Majumdar

  • Dean, Faculty of Science and Technology
  • I/c Director, Centre of Excellence in Maritime Studies (CEMAS)

We welcome graduates on board CEMAS. Let’s sail on the journey of higher education in "Maritime Studies".

Under the visionary leadership of Hon’ble Vice Chancellor Prof. Suhas Pednekar and the direction of Hon’ble Pro Vice Chancellor Prof. Ravindra Kulkarni the Centre of Excellence in Maritime Studies (CEMAS) was established in 2021. This centre was inaugurated in the virtual mode by Hon’ble ShriBhagat Singh Koshyari, Governor of Maharashtra on 8th February 2021. Guests of Honour at the event were Dr.Shekhar Mande, Director General, Council for Scientific and Industrial Research (CSIR) and Chief of Navy, Admiral Karambir Singh. Through this unique Centre, the University is embarking towards bolstering higher education and research in maritime studies. The Centre has an interdisciplinary focus, taking cognizance of the borderless realms of marine and maritime studies. This would, in turn, develop and expand maritime consciousness and perspective, which is an essential component for the national growth and development.

CEMAS is offering Apprenticeship embedded PG Diploma in Maritime Logistics, Masters programmes in M.A. (Maritime Studies), M.Sc. (Maritime Studies) and M.Com. (Maritime Studies). PhD programme (maritime Studies) will be initiated in the future course. The programmes are attributed with innovative approaches to curriculum development and delivery. Curriculum delivery will work on blended mode of Teaching and Learning, leveraging on the resource pools and expertise that are both, on site and off site for academics and research. This will help the centre to adapt to the very principles that are enshrined in the new National Education Policy (NEP) 2020. The Centre is expected to attract both Indian and foreign students in this domain.

CEMAS will have a broad based multi-disciplinary focus and will take cognizance of marine and maritime studies to cover the gamut of Maritime History, Security, Laws, Trade, Commerce, Logistics, Science and Technology. Centre will collaborate with other premium national and international organizations and institutes in the domain of marine and maritime to leverage on their strengths.The centre therefore, through the University of Mumbai will help develop maritime consciousness, boost higher education and recognize the centrality of Mumbai in national maritime growth.

CEMAS through its myriad courses will inculcate and develop the ability of the student to analyse problems, conduct research and propose solutions while making sound professional judgments with the help of well-read and readily available human resources to meet the challenges of understanding, developing and conserving a benevolent marine ecosystem. As a student of CEMAS, the individual will benefit from this expertise and receive an education that is both, relevant and career enhancing in the existing and futuristic job scenarios. The endeavour of CEMAS programmes is to meet the students’ career aspirations and employment opportunities, nationally and internationally, with emphasis on practical expertise application and specialization.

CEMAS will offer first respondent response to the direct needs of the maritime industry by virtue of it being in consonance with industry relevant curriculum development, focus on skill set acquisition and a high job readiness quotient of its students post programme completion. The experiential learning offered by CEMAS makes its programmes unique and distinguishes CEMAS from other university studies.The centre has a panel of eminent and renowned members in the Board of Management and an eminent body of advisors from Navy, Mercantile Shipping and Commerce, Maritime Strategy, Maritime Law, Maritime History, Maritime and Marine Science and Technology to provide robust direction and pertinent mentoring. The programmes offered by the centre are to be initiated from the academic year 2021-22.

CEMAS has in its fold SindhuSwadhyaySanstha (SSS) that was established on September, 5th2015. SindhuSwadhyaySanstha offers 2 years masters degree programme in Zoology with specialization in Oceanography and Fishery Technology. Since its inception SSS is working diligently to accomplish its mission of achieving academic excellence and providing research and entrepreneurship opportunities to the young aspirants.