CEO’s Desk

Background And Growth Of HIMT Group

“The corner stone of success…” as education is called has played a vital role in the success of an individual. This in turn has created many generations of intellectuals and professionals. There are few individuals and institutions who act as catalysts to create this change. One such institution is HIMT Offshore.

HIMT was established in 1998 by a Merchant Navy Chief Engineer. HIMT is the training hub of India and offers a wide range of courses right from pre-sea training courses for officers and ratings, through senior officer certificates of competency and advanced courses for all ranks of Merchant Navy. HIMT also provides courses dedicated to the offshore oil and gas industry and specialized Value added courses for ongoing professional development of seagoing personnel and shore-based staff.

Candidates joining HIMT for one course have repeatedly chosen HIMT for other courses periodically even after having become the Master / Chief Engineer of a ship. HIMT represents the highest overall value in terms of location, Infrastructure facilities, aesthetic interiors with World Class facilities and above all delivers Quality Education and Services to the candidates by competent, dedicated faculty and staff.

HIMT Offshore, an independent entity of HIMT Group of Institutes, becomes the 1st institute in SOUTH INDIA to offer MCA UK approved courses to the industry. HIMT as is known to offer quality training at most competitive fees and serving the maritime industry for about 21 years. HIMT, is the only institute of India, which offers maximum courses approved by DG Shipping and now with opening of MCA UK approved courses, will be the only institute of India to offer all disciplines of Presea courses (Nautical cadets, Engineering cadets, GP ratings, ETO) to specialized post sea courses including revalidation courses for Masters and Chief engineers, and EXTRA First class engineering course under one umbrella.

HIMT has also Upgraded the quality systems from ISO 9001:2008 to ISO 9001:2015 Standards and has been continuing to receive OUTSTANDING – GRADE A1 for its courses for the quailty. We have additionally been also awarded “MARITIME TRAINING PROVIDER” certification by DNV-GL which is over and above ISO certification for Quality.

HIMT has been rated “outstanding” (SMERA Grade 1) for all its courses by an authorized rating agency appointed by Government of India. The grading exercise was carried out by a team of experts who have done an extensive comparison of all the training facilities and awarded highest rating having been impressed by World Class training standards of HIMT, which is now the benchmark for all the other Institutes.

HIMT have been receiving at least one International or National award in recognition of its commitment in Maritime Training, consecutively for the past nine years – Sea Trade Middle East and Indian Sub-continent Award, Exemplary Personal Achievement Award from Sailor Today, Grade A1 (OUTSTANDING) by Worlds largest Classification society DNV-GL and Class NK presented by DGS in 2014 are note worthy.

Vision Statement:

To impart quality education in the marine sector and nurture the interest of the mariners through various formal / non formal methods by providing a platform where knowledge is effectively dispensed to all seekers in a congenial atmosphere.

Mission Statement:

To produce the best mariners in the World who, will respect and protect the environment, and are competent enough to succeed in this industry in all required aspects by encouraging them to question, explore, and discover to produce competency from within.


HIMT Institutions are the outcome of Mr. Sanjeev S.Vakil’s ardent desire to give back to the society that nurtured him. Mr. Sanjeev S.Vakil, a pioneer in the field of Maritime Education and Training founded Hindustan Institute of Maritime Training (HIMT) which is today an acknowledged leader in the Shipping world.

As the CEO of HIMT, Mr. Sanjeev S.Vakil has played a pivotal role in the rise of India as a formidable power in Maritime Education and Training. His commitment to professional excellence and global quality is today a benchmark for other Maritime Training Institutes in India.

HIMT is an outcome of the vision and initiative of Mr. Vakil. It only follows that the institution reflects the ideals of its Founder and seeks to achieve excellence in maritime education and Training.

Mr. Sanjeev S. Vakil, an alumnus from the 1990 batch of Mechanical Engineering from Sri Venkateswara College of Engineering recently conferred “Distinguished Alumnus Award” for his professional achievements, contribution to the society.

Founder’s Message to the student’s best exemplifies the Vision of HIMT Institutions:

“It is the responsibility of the industry to come forward and empower academic institutions so that students get the right opportunities to succeed in the global mainstream. HIMT Institutions are the realization of my personal dream.”

“The founding vision of HIMT College springs from a belief that there is a lot of young talent here in India. With good stewardship and encouragement, they can rise to the highest levels globally in technology and leadership.

Our elegant HIMT campus is conducive to serious academics and vibrant extra-curricular activities. It is our constant endeavor to bring to HIMT College, the best in technology and infrastructure, as we progress towards accomplishing our vision of being a center of excellence.

Dear students, you have many roles to play. You are the nation-builders. You are the movers of technology. You are the agents of change. It is our fervent hope that the years that you spend in HIMT would enable you to be sophisticated users of technology and equip you with leadership skills. The knowledge that you will gain, the fine qualities that you will imbibe and the technical skills that you will learn to apply will be your major contribution to your parents, to society, and to the nation.

I, as the weaver of a dream, urge you, the members of the techno-generation of India, to explore the world of technology, scale the heights of creativity and innovation, and above all, to transform your learning experience to become exemplary human beings. There are strong challenges to great effort but, always remember, great effort bears the sweet fruit of success.”