The University is headquartered at Chennai and the new HQ building is being built at 300 acres land alloted to IMU at Semmancherry village which lies in between East Coast Road and Old Mahabalipuram Road (Rajiv Gandhi Salai)
The IMU has its regional campuses at Chennai, Mumbai, Kolkata , Visakhapatnam, Cochin and Kandla. IMU presently offers Port & Marine short term courses and degree courses in Nautical Science, Marine Engineering, Naval Architecture & Ocean Engineering, Ship Building & Repair.
The Indian Maritime University encompasses under its fold the following seven premier government institutions
Ø National Maritime Academy, Chennai
Ø T S Chanakya, Mumbai
Ø Lal Bahadur Shastri College of Advanced Maritime Studies & Research, Mumbai
Ø Marine Engineering Research Institute, Mumbai
Ø Marine Engineering Research Institute, Kolkata
Ø Indian Institute of Port Management, Kolkata
Ø National Ship Design & Research Centre, Visakhapatnam
Apart from the above, IMU started two more campuses at Cochin (2009) and Kandla (2011).
Ø IMU Cochin Campus
Ø IMU Kandla Campus