The Institute was established at the onset of Independence in 1949 to satisfy the growing need of marine engineers in India. The Institution earlier named as Directorate of Marine Engineering Training had its headquarter in Calcutta and a branch at Mumbai, under Ministry of Shipping (Government of India). The Institute has been renamed Marine Engineering and Research Institute in 1994
Facilities at IMU-KC provide excellent opportunity for those who are inclined to improve their skills in sporting events and games. IMU-KC has regularly participated in inter-collegiate sports meets & have successfully positioned herself as one of the best.
The facilities at the Campus include:
A competition standard Swimming Pool.
Field Games - Cricket, Football, Hockey, Basketball, Volleyball etc.
Gymnasium for Physical Development ( Fully equipped Gym ).
Boarding being compulsory for the full duration of the course, Indian Maritime University -Kolkata Campus caters to its Cadets with an excellent accommodation space amidst environment friendly lush green ambience.