Delivering Excellence in
Maritime Education since 2006

About the institute

The Great Eastern Institute of Maritime Studies (GEIMS) is a premier maritime institute in Tungarli, Lonavala. It was established in 2006 by The Great Eastern Shipping Co. Ltd., India’s largest private sector shipping company, with the aim to produce world-class deck and engine officers.

Sprawled across 18 acres of lush green land, GEIMS offers specialised courses in Marine Engineering, Nautical Science, and Electrical Technology. These courses are uniquely designed to combine classroom education with experiential learning using simulation techniques and on-the-job training to prepare students for a professional career at sea. GEIMS also offers specialised offshore training to candidates aspiring to join the offshore oil & gas industry.

Our Vision

To make THE GREAT EASTERN INSTITUTE OF MARITIME STUDIES a global frontrunner in field of maritime education and training in terms of efficiency of delivery and total coverage of all mandatory and non-mandatory maritime courses.

Our Mission

To provide high quality education and training to new entrants to the maritime profession, exceeding the requirements of the International Convention on Standards of Training, Certification and Watch-keeping of Seafarers (STCW) and the International Safety Management Code, as amended.

GEIMS boasts state-of-the-art infrastructure with modern facilities such as air-conditioned classrooms, auditorium, conferencing facilities, well-stocked physical as well as digital library, a modern laboratory, an impressive dining block, an industry-grade workshop and different types of simulators, and sport and gymnasium facilities.

To cater to student aspirations, the institute has partnered with leading international shipping companies to provide on-board training on various types of ships.Upon successful completion of the training programme and obtaining the 2nd Mate/MEO Class IV Certificate of Competency, GEIMS graduates are eligible for employment globally. For those enrolled in ETO and GP Rating courses, completing the required tenure for onboard training is also a prerequisite.

Over the years, GEIMS has built a solid reputation, contributing significantly to the talent pool of Trained Indian officers and crew for the international shipping industry. It now an award-winning institute and a top choice for aspiring maritime professionals seeking quality education and a promising career.

Message from
the Head of the Institute

Welcome to The Great Eastern Institute of Maritime Studies!

Established in January 2006, our institute has been a leading provider of maritime education and training for over a decade. Located in the serene hill station of Lonavala, we offer an ideal environment for learning and personal growth.

At The Great Eastern Institute of Maritime Studies, we take pride in offering a comprehensive range of courses to aspiring seafarers. Our programmes include the Graduate Marine Engineering (GME), Electro-Technical Officer (ETO), Trainee Navigating Officer Cadet (TNOC), and General Purpose Rating (GPR) courses. These courses are carefully crafted to equip students with the necessary skills, knowledge and certification required for a successful career in the maritime industry.

What truly sets us apart is our commitment to excellence in training. We understand that practical experience is paramount in the maritime field and to that end, we have invested in state-of-the-art simulators that replicate real-life scenarios. These simulators provide our students with hands-on training, allowing them to develop the critical skills and decision-making abilities needed to navigate the challenges of the maritime industry confidently.

Our institute takes great pride in its esteemed faculty, whose collective experience exceeds 600 years. Our highly qualified instructors bring a wealth of industry knowledge and expertise to the classroom. They are dedicated to fostering a supportive and engaging learning environment, ensuring that our students receive the highest quality education and mentoring.

Furthermore, we believe in nurturing the holistic development of our students. We offer a range of extracurricular activities, sports facilities, and a dedicated support system to ensure their overall growth and well-being. Our institute provides a vibrant and inclusive community that encourages collaboration, cultural exchange, and personal growth. We also pride ourselves on our landscape, which is one of the best in the country.

As you navigate through our website, you will find detailed information about our courses, faculty, facilities, and the numerous opportunities that await you at The Great Eastern Institute of Maritime Studies (GEIMS). Whether you are a recent high school graduate or a seasoned professional seeking career advancement, we have the resources and programmes to help you succeed.

We invite you to embark on a transformative educational journey with us. The Great Eastern Institute of Maritime Studies is not just an institute; it is a gateway to a fulfilling and prosperous maritime career. Join us, and let us shape your future together.

Stay blessed!

With all my best wishes,

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Mr. David Birwadkar

The Great Eastern Institute of Maritime Studies

Backed by
The Great Eastern Shipping Co. Ltd.

The Great Eastern Shipping Co. Ltd. is India’s largest private sector shipping company and a leading player in the global maritime and shipping industry. With a rich legacy spanning over 75 years, the company has been a pioneer — introducing many firsts for the nation and the industry — and serves some of the largest clients worldwide.

As a publicly listed company, The Great Eastern Shipping Co. Ltd. has earned an enviable reputation for creating substantial value for all its stakeholders. The company operates two main businesses — shipping and offshore. Its shipping business involves transporting crude oil, petroleum products, gas, and dry bulk commodities around the world, while its offshore business services oil companies in carrying out offshore exploration and production activities.

The Great Eastern Shipping Co. Ltd. has received numerous awards and certifications over the years, reflecting its unwavering commitment to the highest standards of excellence. The company is certified under ISO 9001:2015, ISO 1400:2001, and OHSAS 18001:2007.

At The Great Eastern Shipping Co. Ltd., safety is not just limited to life and cargo, but also encompasses protection of the environment and regular maintenance and upgradation of its vessels. The company has implemented a proactive safety culture and has taken several initiatives, making it one of the safest companies in the maritime industry.

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Discover a world of opportunity in the maritime industry

The Indian maritime and shipping industry is on the cusp of an unprecedented growth trajectory. With a rapid increase in export capacity and various government measures being implemented to attract investment in the sector, maritime professionals can expect numerous job opportunities in the near future.

Additionally, India is one of the world’s largest consumers of oil and gas, and a significant exporter of refined petroleum goods. This makes the shipping and maritime industry a key driver of economic growth.

Globally, Indian maritime professionals are highly sought after. Therefore, not only will GEIMS graduates be assured of a fulfilling and lucrative career at sea, but they will also have access to unlimited opportunities with top shipping companies worldwide.

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