Tolani Maritime Institute (TMI)

India has a long standing tradition of producing high quality officers that serve the world's merchant marine fleet. To a large extent this was made possible by the Indian government's visionary initiative of establishing a few excellent maritime training institutes immediately after independence. In recent years India's position of leadership has been significantly weakened by an inability to keep pace with the growth in demand in terms of numbers as well as technological sophistication. Inadequate allocation of resources for maritime training from the government and lack of a suitable environment to facilitate private investment led to this decline. However, by the mid 1990's the government had made the necessary changes to enable private initiatives in maritime training.

The Tolani Group, which has a long tradition of establishing and managing institutions of higher learning, was preparing during 1995-1997 to found a new campus-based institute that would mature into a university. As the Tolani Group's primary business is ship owning and ship management, it was acutely aware of the need for India to produce increasing numbers of well educated marine officers. Hence it was decided in late 1997 that the group's new educational initiative should take the form of a modern, purpose built maritime institute. The first degree program students were accepted in August 1998 and accommodated in temporary facilities until the new 100 acre campus was made operational in late 2000.

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From Principal's Desk

Principal, Tolani Maritime Institute, Pune

Vision, Mission & Policy

Our Vision To be the preferred maritime education and training provider in the industry meeting the highest global standards.

Mission Statement

Tolani Maritime Institute is committed to be an instrument of positive change in the maritime industry for the ultimate benefit of society. For all those who undertake education and training at the institute, TMI shall facilitate acquisition of the right learning, right skills and the right attitude thereby promoting in them a passion for the profession. The Institute will constantly endeavor to expand its area of influence by introducing additional educational programs in diverse and related areas.

In consonance with its holistic culture and its value system the institute will promote:- the inculcation of integrity and courage respect for oneself and others cultivation of a spirit of inquiry and independent thinking the development of physical and mental capacities of the students the sense of accountability towards all stakeholders a commitment to enhance the lives of others and a sense of social responsibility Our Policy In pursuance of its mission, TMI is committed to work towards:- Ensuring compliance to STCW Convention and STCW Code requirements; Continual improvement of the curriculum in line with stakeholder needs, expectations and emerging technology; Continual professional development of all faculty and staff by encouraging them to pursue higher studies and research and providing opportunities to participate in training courses, seminars, conferences etc.; Creating conditions, which foster development of positive attitudes and harmony amongst the faculty, staff and students so that knowledge is shared freely and without prejudice; Maintaining transparency in its systems and operations in order to build confidence and maintain a healthy relationship with students, parents, industry and with the society; Prevention of injury, illness, property loss and damage; Maintaining a pollution-free environment.

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