RL Institute of Nautical Sciences – “RLINS”, Madurai is a unit of Subbalakshmi Lakshmipathy Foundation ( SLF ) promoted by Dr R Lakshmipathy a doyen of the Newspaper Industry. The facilities at RLINS, Madurai include T S Meenakshi a ship in the Madurai Campus apart from Full Mission Engine Simulator, Full Mission Ship Manoeuvring Simulators.
RLINS, Madurai is a certified institution by the Indian Register Quality System ( IRQS ) to meet the requirements of ISO 9001:2000 apart from CRISIL rating of “Very Good”.
BITS Pilani has entered into a Memorandum of Understanding with RL Institute of Nautical Sciences – “RLINS” Madurai for conducting the BS Marine Engineering Program approved by the DG shipping conforming to the standards of STCW of IMO for developing Human Resources for the Merchant Navy profession.
On 21 August 2005, at RLINS Madurai, a batch of 60 cadets who have successfully completed the BS Marine Engineering program in July 2005 were awarded the Transcripts and Provisional Certificates by Prof L K Maheshwari, the Pro Vice Chancellor and Director of BITS Pilani.