Centre for Maritime Studies

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About the Centre

The UGC Centre for Maritime Studies (CMS) was established during the academic year 2014-15 by the University Grants Commission under its Area Studies Programme. The CMS would examine the relevant policies and mechanisms aimed at fulfilling the new maritime objectives of India. The CMS intends to introduce Ph.D.Programme and Soft Core courses in Maritime Studies.

Faculty & Research Personnel: The UGC sanctioned one Assistant Professor and two Research Personnel (RA/ PA/PF ) for the period i.e. 2014-1019 to the Centre and will be recruited soon.


Vision and Message of Centre Head

Prof. A. Subramanyam Raju

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The Centre promotes research, teaching and other academic programmes on the following areas of concern to Indian national interests. Considering India’s strategic location across the eastwest SCLOCS of the IOR, the Centre promotes studies on India’s role in ensuring the safety of SLOCs, trade, energy security and cooperative linkages with other coastal states to combat the maritime threats and maintain a peaceful and stable order in the IOR 1. Maritime jurisdiction, resources, cooperation and conflicts with neighbours 2. Non-traditional threats to India’s maritime security: piracy, maritime terrorism, environmental threats 3. Building maritime connectivity, merchant shipping, development of maritime infrastructure, national maritime development policy, foreign collaborative ventures. 4. India and Indian Ocean Security Regime 5. India and the Regional Initiatives