The Samundra Institute of Maritime Studies(SIMS) is one of India's advanced centres of marine engineering (marine propulsion) and navigation.
In addition to research, the institution offers extensive education and training in pre-sea and post-sea training for candidates ranging from cadets, on up through masters of great ships. The institute is recognised by the D.G Shipping, Government of India and affiliated to Indian Maritime University (IMU). The institute is sponsored by the Executive Ship Management Private Limited, Singapore. Spread over fifty acres (28 hectares) of land along the Indrayani River, on National Highway No.4 near Pune, India, the institute includes residential facilities for 400 candidates, an auditorium, a catering centre, an administration building, a "ship-in-campus", a Maritime science centre and a nautical & engineering workshop and swimming pool. The Institute boasts of LPG Simulator, one of its kind in the world, with hardware and software integrated together. Samundra Institute of Maritime Studies is the only Maritime Training Institute in India to have a free fall life boat training facility.