- nautical and engineering college set up in rented barracks
- shifted to present location at Hay Bunder post-sea training
for both nautical & engineering disciplines.
- named 'Lal Bahadur Shastri Nautical & Engineering College'
as a token of gratitude for making land available for the present
- name upgraded as 'Lal Bahadur Shastri College of Advanced
Maritime Studies and Research'.
The Lal Bahadur Shastri College of Advanced Maritime Studies
and Research is a premier post-sea Maritime Education and Training
Institute offering a comprehensive range of courses for Merchant
Navy Officers. The college was established by the Ministry of Transport,
Government of India, in 1948.
college is housed in a modern seven-storied building situated on
a six-acre site at Hay Bunder. The college building and its two
adjacent hostel blocks overlook the picturesque harbour of Mumbai
with its islands and the mainland to the east.
college attracts a large number of students for maritime education
and training. In terms of student turnover, this is one of the largest
marine training institutions in the world. It offers about 31 post-sea
courses which run almost concurrently. The courses meet the standards
of the International Maritime Organisation (IMO) as well as those
of the Government of India. There are over 1200 students on the
rolls at any given time. The college is fully equipped to meet the
requirements of marine officers afloat and ashore. About 70% of
Indian officers afloat are employed on foreign flag ships. This
is because of the high quality of maritime education imparted to
them in this institute and the subsequent high level of professionalism
and competency maintained by them.
the year l998 there was a spurt of foreign nationals attending courses
in this college. Hence the Government approved a proposal put up
by this college whereby fees charged from them is in US dollars
for each modular course.
THIRTY ONE COURSES are run concurrently. The number of students
who enrolled for the Competency and Modular Courses from 1/4/98
to 31/3/99 was over 17,000 including foreign nationals.
total number of faculty members in this College is 60 of which about
50 are deputed by MMERT (Merchant Marine Education and Research
College is about l.5 k.m. from the nearest railway station 'Reay
Road' on the Harbour line of Central Railway and it is adjacent
to Tata Oil Mills. It can be reached by BEST bus Nos. 161, 168 and
also by the College bus at routine timings.
1. Playing field on loan from Mumbai Port Trust.
2. Swimming pool within the campus.
3. Facilities for boat work
4. Hostel accommodation for 100 students. Construction of a new
hostel building in the campus for 250 students has commenced.
5. PCO with NSD & ISD facilities within the campus.
6. A doctor visits the College twice a week and is available
on call 24 hrs. a day.
7. Transport facilities.
8. The College has an internet connection with E-mail address:
9. State Bank of India Extension Counter.
10. Post office.
a) To impart high quality education, to all seafaring professionals
both afloat and ashore.
b) To foster the spirit of mutual learning among the trainees
and trainers and to stay abreast of the latest innovation in the
fast developing field of shipping technology.
c) To conduct long term and short term courses (both COMPETENCY
& STCW) in the Nautical & Engineering disciplines.
d) To prepare students for certificate of competency examinations
and to conduct periodical tests, examinations, assessments with
the objective of evaluation of student performance as well as the
effectiveness of training programmes.
e) To provide continuing education for the faculty to improve
the quality of teaching.
f) To hold Seminars/Workshops/Conferences to share and disseminate
g) To motivate the talent of students and faculty to participate
in the different research oriented programmes and projects.
h) To conduct regular programmes in Human Resources Development.
i) To provide specialised training programmes in various subjects
such as management, computer applications, marine pollution, marine
economics, port & harbour design, quality management, earth
science, risk analysis, marine laws, etc.
j) To interact with the shipping industry and provide necessary
expertise towards resolving technical problems, understanding and
interpretation of latest rules and regulations affecting shipping
and to carry out safety related on board training programmes especially
during ships stay in port.
k) To attain the status of a Maritime University so as to provide
university level graduate and post-graduate technological courses
at different levels.
1. 1984 - extra master's course started for the first time outside
2. 1994 - extra chief engineer's course started for the first
time outside U.K.
3. The IMO has chosen the LBS College to REWRITE the following
1) Personal Survival Techniques
2) Proficiency in Survival Craft and Rescue Boats other than
Fast Rescue Boats
3) Fire Prevention and Fire Fighting
5) Elementary First Aid
6) Medical First Aid
7) Medical Care
The IMO has chosen LBS College to WRITE the following NEW Model
1) Personal Safety and Social Responsibilities
2) Fast Rescue Boats
LBS College is the largest maritime training college in the world
in terms of student turnover - over 17,000 enrolments per year.
DURING THE YEAR
1. The NWKO (NCV) course for Navigating Officers for coastal
ships commenced during the year in the Nautical College. Courses
for Mate (NCV) & Master (NCV) will start in due course.
2. To fulfil the requirement of STCW '95, a new course 'Revalidation
and Upgrading Training Course' for Chief Engineers was formulated.
The first course commenced on 18th January 1999.
3. Course contents and certification of all existing Modular
Courses have been modified to fulfil all the requirements of STCW
4. The college was closely associated with the Directorate General
of Shipping in preparing the documents to show India's full compliance
with STCW'95. The documents were submitted to the International
Maritime Organisation on 30th June 1998, one month before its scheduled
5. The STCW '95 requires a National database of Seafarers to
be maintained by the Government. The College has developed the system
which will is being installed in the College Campus. The College
will have complete record of all seafarers regarding their Certificates
of Competencies and all Modular Courses. The information will be
available world-wide to all Maritime Administration and employees
6. The College has been selected by International Maritime Organisation
to re-write SEVEN Modular Courses for International use.
7. The College has also been selected to develop TWO new modular
courses for International use.
8. The College has trained 22 pilots of Calcutta Port Trust in
Radar Observation and Plotting during this financial year.
9. The College has agreed to train 30 Coast Guard Officers in
various courses during the calendar year 1999.
College has six state of the art simulators
(1) Liquid Cargo Handling Simulator
(2) Engine Room Simulator.
(3) Ship manoeuvring simulator
(4) Radar Simulator
(5) Radar, ARPA, & Navigation Simulator
residential accommodation with boarding facilities is available
to the students of this college in the hostel building adjacent
to this college. A new hostel for 250 students has been included
in the master plan.
facilities exist for the students for both the day scholars and
hostel residents. The canteen supplies refreshments, lunch and dinner
at reasonable rates.
college aims at providing sports, recreational and social activities
to promote all round development of the students. A 2.5 acre play
field is available to the students for football, hockey, cricket,
basket ball & other out-door games. Facilities are available
in the campus for swimming 4 in-door games. Gymnasium is also available.
The faculty keenly interacts with the students in all extra curricular
An auditorium with a seating capacity of about 300 is provided
for holding staff and student functions, workshops and seminars.
FURTHER DETAILS CONTACT DETAILS:-
Mr. J.K. Dhar,
Bahadur Shastri College of Advanced Maritime Studies & Research
Bunner Road, Mumbai- 400 033
Tel No:022-3719944 - 46 -Fax No:022-3739784
list of courses conducted by the LBS COLLEGE and for further details
see the web site of LBS COLLEGE. (http://education.vsnl.com/lbs/)
On line systems of large number of 586/486computers with multi-nodes
are available along with the necessary software to carry out the
various assignments of the students during their study programme.
The centre is being expanded to take up different types of assignments
related to the shipping sector.
well-equipped Library with comfortable reading facilities is available
for the users. About 6000 books covering nautical, marine engineering,
material sciences, pure sciences, management and other disciplines
are available. Other modern publications and operating manuals of
the latest types of engines are continuously added. About 25 professional
journals are being subscribed to along with related periodicals,
newsletters etc. An informatics system is being planned so that
the users can get the required information. The library extends
the facility to the marine fraternity, through the computer system.
It is also proposed to procure books and journals on 'loan basis'
from other maritime libraries for a specific period of time.
films, Videocassettes, VCR-TV, slide/overhead projectors, video
projectors are available in large numbers to augment educational
facilities. Video parlour with a facility for viewing technical
cassettes is planned to be set up soon.
college is equipped with various modern instruments, models etc.,
necessary for instructions. Amongst these are Gyro Compasses, Magnetic
Compasses, Direction Finder, Decca Navigator, Steering Gears, Stability
Models, Diesel Engines, Radars, ARPA, Navigation Simulator, Life
Boats, Liferafts etc.
college attracts a large number of students in marine education
and is perhaps the largest in student population among the marine
institutions of the world. It offers over 31 courses which run almost
concurrently. The courses meet the standards of International Maritime
Organisation as well as those of the Government of India. There
are about 1300 students on the rolls at any given point of time.
The college is fully equipped to meet the national requirements
of marine officers afloat and ashore. In addition, Indian officers
who qualify through this college are also meeting a large percentage
of the requirements of foreign ship owners. Indian officers are
preferred by foreign shipping companies because of the high quality
of maritime education imparted to them in this institution and the
subsequent examination to test their competency.