DIRECTOR'S Profile      
Name :
Jai Kishen Dhar
Director, IMU-Mumbai Campus
Previous Position : Principal, (Rank of Joint Secretary, Govt. of India)
LBS College of Advanced Maritime Studies and Research,
Mumbai (January, 2004 – January 2010)
    Secretary, Indian Institute of Maritime Studies (IIMS)
(January 2004- January 2008)
    Deputy Director, Marine Engineering & Research Institute, Mumbai. (September, 2002  - December, 2003)
    Vice-Principal, LBS College of Advanced Maritime Studies and Research, Ministry of Shipping, Govt. of India, Mumbai.             
(1998 – September, 2002)
    Sailed on various ranks including as ‘Chief Engineer’ on       
Liquefied Gas Carriers
Telephone : 022-27702343 (D) / 022-27703876 (B)
Fax : 022-27700398
E-mail  :

Educational Qualifications:
Extra First Class Engineer, Ministry of Shipping, Government of India. Extra First Class is the highest qualification in the field of Marine Engineering. 
Master in Financial Management University of Mumbai - MFM-UoM, from Jamnalal Bajaj Institute of Management Studies (JBIMS),
Four year Graduate from DMET, Graduated in 1977 with distinction from Directorate of Marine Engineering Training (DMET); Directorate of Marine Engineering Training, Ministry of Shipping, Govt. of India is a Premier Marine Engineering Institute in India, now called Marine Engineering & Research Institute (MERI).
Certificate, International Maritime Organization (IMO), Maritime Safety Division
“Regional Seminar on familiarization with Manila Amendments to STCW Convention & Code, February 2011”
Certificate, International Maritime Organization (IMO) Model course on -
“Liquefied Gas Tanker Familiarization” AND
“Advanced Training Programme on Liquefied Gas Tanker Operations”, Feb 1990
Certificate, The Centre for Advanced Maritime Studies, Hazardous Cargo Handling Unit, University of Strathckyde, UK -
“Liquefied Gas Carrier Safety Course”, March 1991
Certificate, The College of Maritime Studies, Warsash, Southampton, England, UK -
“Chemical Tanker Safety Course”, April 1986
Certificate, International Maritime Organization (IMO) Model course on -
“Advanced Training Programme on Oil Tanker Operation”, December 1989
Certificate, Lloyds Register of Shipping -
“Auditor / Lead Auditor training course”, September 1998
Certificate, International Maritime Organization (IMO) -
“Training course for Instructor based on IMO Model Course 6.09”, August 1999.
Certificate, Lloyds Register of Shipping -
“Auditing principles and Environmental Management Systems – Lead Auditor Training Programme”, July 2000
Certificate, Terasaki Electric Co., Osaka, Japan -
“Technical training of operation & maintenance for Engine Room Simulator”, November 1994.
Certificate, Lloyds Register of Shipping -
“Quality Management Systems Programme – leadership & ISO 9001-2000”, June 2001

Academic Affiliation:

  • Guide, appointed by Directorate General of Shipping, Govt. of India, as Guide for Extra First Class Engineer.  Successfully till date he has guided students on these high end research paper / dissertations. All dissertation topics have been current and varied.
  • LNG, Risk Analysis & Management of LPG/LNG, student is a senior surveyor of DG Shipping, Govt. of India, 2006
  • Steering Gear, Latest Development in Steering Gear of large ship, student is a Senior Technical Manager, Shipping Industry, 2008
  • Bilge Oil Separator & IMO Regulations, Technology to deal with emulsion oil separation at Oil Water Separator to fulfill the latest rules of IMO, student is a senior surveyor with Lloyds Register of Shipping, 2007.
  • CO2, Green House Gas & control  (under discussion), 2010, student is a senior surveyor with American Bureau of Shipping (ABS)
  • External Examiner for M.Tech. (Naval Architecture & Ocean Engineering), IMU, Vizag campus.
  • Technical Expert for ‘Tata Endowment Fund for the Tata Board’ for selection of students for likely award of scholarship for M.Tech. programme at overseas universities.
  • External Examiner at Management level for MMD, Ministry of Shipping, Govt. of India.
  • External Examiner for M.H. Saboo Siddik Polytechnic & Vasantdada Patil College of Engineering.

Professional Affiliation:

  • Member of Court, Planning Board, Executive Council, Academic Council & Board of Affiliation & Recognition (BAR) of IMU.
  • Member of the Committee of the University of Mumbai for B.Sc. (Nautical Sciences) & B.Sc. (Maritime Sciences) stream
  • Member of Board of Studies in Indo-African Studies of the University of Mumbai
  • External Examiner for University of Mumbai
  • Fellow of Institute of Marine Engineers (FIMarE), India
  • Member of Institute of Engineers (MIE), India
  • Member of Academic Council, Dr. Babasaheb Ambedkar Technological University, Lonere, Dist Raigad (Maharashtra State)
  • Member of Board of Studies for “Birla Institute of Technology & Science  - Tolani Education Foundation
  • Member of Board of Studies for “M.H. Saboo Siddik Polytechnic
  • Internal Examiner in subjects for the T.Y. B.Sc. (Nautical Sciences) exams of Bombay University.
  • Member of Academic Council - Northern zone - for Govt. approval of courses by non-Govt institutions (2009)
  • Member of the panel of External Examiners of Engineers.
  • Member of Global Ballast Water Management Programme in India under GF/UNDP & IMO (till 2009)
  • Member of Executive Council, Indian Institute of Port Management (IIPM), Kolkata (till 2009)
  • Member, RINA ( Classification Society of Italy )Indian Technical Advisory Committee

Area of Research & Consultancy:

  • For a large foreign flag Shipping company, Financial feasibility of getting into LNG/LPG trade
  • Ship vetting, Have carried out ship vetting for about 15 ships on behalf of the Charterers namely IOL, BPCL, HPCL, The ships of SCI, Varun Shipping, Great Eastern & ESSAR were audited.
  • Scrutiny of dry dock bills work carried out by shipowners including SCI/GESCO/ESSAR, Bills Payable by Govt. Charters i.e. IOL, BPCL, HPCL. Bills were scrutinized for correctness on behalf of Charterers.

Papers presented:
Some of the Papers presented on “Shipping Industry” at various forums:

  • ‘Manpower shortage in India and in Shipping Industry’ at Confederation of Indian Industry (CII) conference (February 2008)
  • ‘Manning Crisis – Shortage of Marine Personnel’, by CMMI/ DRACEA & IME (I) (December 2008)
  • ‘India-Africa Collaboration in Training and Manning for Shipping Industry’ in the journal of Society for Indian Ocean Studies. The Chairman of the Ocean Studies was Shri K.R.Narayanan, Former President of India.
  • ‘Maritime Education & Training in India now & in future’ at Indo-Norwegian Seminar.
  • "Maritime Training of India and Future Ship Technology" at INMARCO - 94 (International Maritime Conference - 94).
  • “Safer Maritime Navigation on Indian Coast” at National Maritime Day Celebrations – 5th April 2012
  • "Alternative energy-renewable energy" on larger time scale" at Shipping, Marine & Ports International Conference 2014 - 10th February 2014
  • "Liquefied Natural Gas (LNG) Fuel for Coastal Ships" at INMARCO-2014 (International Maritime conference - 2014) - 11th December 2014

Speaker, International Maritime Conference (INMARCO) 1994 -“Receiptant of NP Kola Memorial Award, in recognition of the excellence of Technical Paper presented in conference.


  • 'Basic Marine Engineering’ in the year 1999, declared as a Text Book by University of Mumbai & other universities for pre-sea & post sea training institutes.
  • 'Advanced Marine Engineering’ presently under publication, animated work for better understanding is included in the book, available both in electronic & print form.
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