For efficiency of operation the academic section is divided into four departments as follows:
- Department of Management Studies
- Department of Nautical Studies
- Department of Engineering Studies
- Department of IT Studies
The head of each department oversees all academic activities of the department. He is supported by the permanent faculty, guest faculty and R&D Associates of the IMTC, who constitute the course design, development and academic groups.
The Administration and IT department supports the academic departments in all activities related to the development and conduct of training programmes. This department is also responsible for the maintenance and upgrading of all IT hardware and software at IMTC.
Efficient flow of information within the training centre through regular formal and informal meetings, maintaining a healthy team spirit through sharing information and mutual support are the hallmarks of IMTC.
IMTC maintains a quality assurance certification from DNV - DET NORSKE VERITAS as per their rules for "Maritime Training Centres", Under this system, each course is independently audited and certified.