Why VMA | Maritime Institute Mumbai | Varren Maritime Academy

Why VMA?

Best in Industry Faculty

We have brought together the best and the most experienced professionals from the field of Merchant Navy to train our students and turn them into mariners that we can be proud of. Our team is made up of compassionate, intelligent and competent subject matter experts.We handpick our staff, both teaching as well as non-teaching, keeping in mind that the future of our students and our academy lies in their hands.

Industry Relevant Education

Our training curriculum is decided after much deliberation and calibration. We design the programs to make them industry relevant. The idea is to teach students the skills that will help them deal with real work on ships and handle situations that they are likely to encounter in their future as a sailor.

Headed by an Experienced Master Mariner

A good Ship Captain can keep a ship on course and help it reach its goal. Our academy is headed by a great and highly experienced Master Mariner, whose years of experience are a key to the academy’s as well as its students’ success.

Modern & Sophisticated Infrastructure

The best machinery, equipment and facilities are made available to students at VMA. We have tied up with some of the biggest names in maritime education and training too for offering the best in class facilities for training to our students.

Great Living Facilities

While working on ships sailors have to stay away from their family for long periods. Therefore at VMA, we prepare students for what’s to come and the courses we offer are all residential. The accommodation, food, and living facilities are top grade. We ensure a clean, hygienic and safe environment for our students to live and learn at.

Focus on Practical Training

On ship visits, drills, chart work, rope work, firefighting training and more such practical training are all part of the course curriculum at VMA. The emphasis is on learning by doing.


Attention on Physical Fitness

Working on a ship demands one to perform many physically challenging tasks and therefore, being fit is essential to staying healthy and performing well while working on a ship.

Best Placement Assistance

We support our students not only through their education and training but also post certification with placement. We have tie ups with many of the industry’s leading brands and we arrange placement interviews for our students with these.