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About SMTF

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 here has been significantly challenged 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.

Our faculty of engineering and Navigation is committed to creating an environment where people thrive and contribute to improving the quality of life in national and global communities as well as enhancing the wealth creation of the nation through excellence in teaching, research and service.

SMTF registered under the Bombay Public Trusts Act. 1950, is a non-profitable organization which has been engaged in imparting quality maritime education to the students. We are Located at Pune (also called as the heart of Maharashtra/ Oxford of the East)

The Institute offers courses specializing in Marine Engineering, Nautical Science with the aim to create a pool of trained professionals who will emerge as world class Deck and Engine officers.

The courses are uniquely designed to combine classroom education with experiential learning using simulation techniques and on-the-job training, preparing young and dynamic minds towards a professional career at sea.


The Seaton Maritime Training Foundation (SMTF) is defined, in part, by the system of beliefs that make us unique as an institution of higher education. They are:

  • Experiential learning

  • Ethics development, both personal and professional

  • Small residential campus environment

  • Student centered learning

  • Professional orientation

  • Having a niche to focus on in higher education

Our Vision

Within the next decade, the SEATON MARITIME TRAINING FOUNDATION (SMTF) will be known and recognized as the well-known institution of first choice in advanced maritime education and training, research and consultancy in India and beyond.

  • To be the Maritime Academy of choice for students to undergo quality training and partner of choice for International shipping companies for recruitment of seafarers.

  • Provide the highest quality licensed officers and other personnel for the merchant marine and national maritime industries.

  • To provide excellent inclusive Marine education with high values and to reach the unreached, and inspire young minds to develop critical thinking and problem solving skills with a life-long enthusiasm for inquiry and learning

Our Mission

  • Educate future global maritime leaders

  • Contribute to maritime capacity building and the development of effective policies of equal opportunity for the global maritime community

  • In offering quality training to make the prospective Mariners , imaginative and inquisitive in their attitude and mind set to have clarity in thinking, service to society, courage in moral conduct and self-confident in self for the benefit of mankind

  • The hallmarks of its operations are meeting international standards, teamwork, discipline and professional integrity