The General management in Azerbaijan State Maritime Academy is exercised by the duly formed Academic Council, and headed by the Rector. The staff of the Academic Council for 2015/2018 was approved based on the" Regulations on Academic Councilss of Higher Education Institutions " of October 10, 1997, No. 792 of the Ministry of Education of the Republic of Azerbaijan, and on endorsement No. RV03/01-575 of October 19, 2015, by  R. Veliyev, the Chairman of the Azerbaijan Caspian Shipping Company..

Chairman: Heydar Khanish oglu Asadov – Rector

Deputy chairman: Zahid Ziyadkhan oglu Sharifov – Vice-Rector on Academic and Educational Affairs

Secretary: Almaz Yagub gizi Imanova -  Academic Secretary

Members: Vugar Boyukaga oglu Sadigov – Vice-Rector on Academic Affairs and International Relations

Elnur Oruj oglu Abbasov – dean of “Ship Navigation” faculty

Rafiq Khalil oglu Asgerov – dean of “Ship Mechanics and Electromechanic” faculty

Asadullah Mahmud oglu Suleymanov – head of Education registration department

Emil Mammadniyaz oglu Manafov- director of Training center

Elshan Fakhraddin oglu Sultanov – head of “Ship electro automation” faculty

Akif Shamil oglu Ismayilov – head of “Ship energetic installations” faculty

Ilgar Agammad oglu Abdullayev – head of “Humanities” department

Yusif Nadir oglu Hasanov – professor of “Applied Mechanics” department

Fazil Sadi oglu Orujov – associate professor of “Shipbuilding and ship repair” department

Ismayil Huseyn oglu Dunyamaliyev – senior teacher of “Marine navigation” department

Elkhan Damir oglu Mammadov – chairman of “Trade Union Organization”

Ishag Abuzar oglu Khankishiyev – chairman of ‘Student Scientific Organization”

Turgut Natiq oglu Azizov – chairman of “Student Trade Union Organization”

The term of appointment of the Academic Council is 3 years. Early reorganization of the Academic Counilc can be carried out by request of at least 2/3 of its members.

Academic Councli of the Academy:

  • adopts ASMA Regulations, makes proposals for amendments and additions in it and implements them;
  • approves the ASMA development program, resolves the main issues concerning the future development of ASMA, education, various fields of scientific activities, and international relations;
  • approves internal rules and regulations for students, staff, employees, doctoral students, and students;
  • approves regulations, instructions and other normative documents;
  • listens to the rector's annual report on the activities of ASMA;
  • listens to the annual report on financial activities of ASMA;
  • resolves issues related to training of personnel, scientific and pedagogical staff, their further education, and all problems concerning teaching and educational process and research works;
  • forms Commissions on education and science, socio-economic and economic activities. listens to their reports and takes adequate decisions;
  • elects an Academic secretary among the Board members to organize the work of the Board, arrange meetings and monitor the implementation of decisions;
  • resolves issues related to the creation, closing, and organization of new faculties, departments, and other structural divisions in ASMA;
  • periodically listens to the report of faculties on teaching, research and educational work;


  • requests the Supreme Attestation Commission (SAC) for awarding the scientific names  “Professor” and “associate Professor” to the staff of ASMA;
  • recommends ASMA staff members to be awarded honorary names and awards, orders and medals of the Republic;
  • endorses the curricula;
  • determines the rules for conducting examinations and assesment criteria;
  • approves the staff of the Teaching and Methodological Council (Curriculum Development Council) of ASMA;

The Academic Council functions on the basis of an approved activity plan. The meetings of the Academic Council are held at least once a month. The activity plan of the Academic Council is adopted after being discussed at the meeting of the Academic Council and approved by Rector.

The decisions of Academic Council on all issues of teaching, academic and educational affairs are taken by an open show of hand, and recommendations to be awarded the titles of Professor, associate Professor and other honorary degrees are taken by secret ballot.

The meeting of Academic Council is valid only when  2/3 of its members participate in it. If  over 50%- of the total participants at the Academic  Council vote for the discussed issue, then it is  considred accepted.

The decisions of Academic Council come into force only after endorsed by the ASMA’s rector.

The minute is kept on all meetings of Academic Council, then it is signed by the chairman and deputy chairman of the Academic Council and is deposited with the Academic secretary.

The Chairman of Academic Council organizes regular monitoring and follow up of the decisions and informs the council members about the implementation of decisions accepted.

In case there are sound reasons - if the decisions taken by Academic Council contradicts with the provisions of the current legislative acts, and is not objective they can be canceled by the decision of the Azerbaijan Caspian Shipping Company and Ministry of Education of the Republic of Azerbaijan.