The college was established by the Ministry of Transport, Government of India,
in 1948. The Lal Bahadur Shastri College of Advanced Maritime Studies and Research
is a premier post-sea Maritime Education and Training Institute offering a
comprehensive range of courses for Merchant Navy Officers. LBS College is about
1.5 k.m. from the 'Reay Road' Railway station & 2 k.m from 'Sewri' Railway station on the
Harbour line of Central Railway.
It can be reached by BEST bus Nos. 60, 168 and also by the College bus at routine timings.
The institute is housed in a modern six-storeyed building overlooking the picturesque Mumbai harbour
with Butcher & Elephanta islands and hills to the East on a six acre site on the harbour front at Hay Bunder
Road, Sewri, Mumbai. Two multi-storeyed hostel blocks to accommodate 400 students and seven-storeyed
residential block with 12 faculty quarters are situated in the campus.