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AMET University
AMET University, formerly the Academy of Maritime Education (AMET), is an educational institute in India dedicated for maritime and maritime related education and training. AMET University is Situated on the outskirts of the city of Chennai . It is an autonomous engineering and technology oriented institute of higher education in India. It is a Deemed University under section 3 of the University Grants Commission Act, 1956. It is India's first maritime university that runs only a few number of courses. But has programs even leading up to PhD degree.


It was founded in 1992 as the "Academy of Maritime Education and Training" which was dedicated to maritime studies. Within the first few years this academy became one of the best in maritime and related education. In the early years AMET was able to tie up with many international maritime colleges like South Tyneside College, Hull College, Glasgow College of Nautical Sciences etc. During the early stages AMET was affiliated to Birla Institute of Technology Mesra( BIT Ranchi). It was BIT Ranchi who gave certificates to marine engineering, nautical science, GME AND, management students. In 2007 AMET was given university status by Ministry of HRD, India under de-novo category. NAVAL ARCHITECTURE Dept. was founded in 2007 , making the University one among the 5 institutes having this Dept.


AMET functions under A Board of Advisors comprising representatives of various shipping sectors including Govt.
and Private ones. J. Ramachandran is the founder chairman of the university.. He is also the founder chairman of a social welfare organisation called NAESEY. He also head's Saraswathi Institute of Medical Sciences. D. T. Joseph, IAS (Retd) is the chancellor of the University . A former Director General Of Shipping as well as Secretary Shipping, Govt. of India. Capt. S Bhardwaj is presently the vice chancellor of the university.

Board of Advisors

AMET has an international board of advisors. It includes:-

• Ib Fruergaard, Managing Director, Mari-time Solutions, (Singapore) Pte Ltd.
• G. Ramaswamy, Chief Executive Officer, Sea Team Management (India) Pvt.Ltd, Chennai (Frontline Group, Norway).
• Bjorgulf Haukelid,Vice President, Det Norske Veritas, Norway.
• Satoru Kuboshima, President, K-Line Ship Management. Japan
• Baptista Sumbe, President & CEO, Sonangol USA Company, Houston, Texas, USA .
• Rajaish Bajpaee, COO, Bernhard Schulte Shipmanagement, Hong Kong
• Swapan Das Sarma, Director, Teledata Marine Solutions, USA .
• Robert J. Bel, Chief Executive Officer, Archomai Group, U.K (Also on the advisory board of The University of Hull, Logistics Institute, Hull)
• Bjarne Foldager, A.P.Moller Singapore (Pte) Ltd, Singapore .
• L. R. Chary, (FIMarE) Former Executive Director, Shipping Corporation of India Ltd.


Admissions for AMET are based on All India level online exams in respective fields.Preliminary round of entrance examinations are done online ,and the next round will be held after shortlisting the candidates at the university campus .

Campus Facilities

• Hi speed 24 hour Wi-fi connection through out the campus including hostels
• Corporation Bank ATM
• Basketball Court
• Volley ball and Kabaddi court
• Mini- olympic Swimming pool
• Indoor games Hall
• Gymnasium
• Football court
• Unique Ship in Campus
• George T R Campell Library
• A.P Mollar Centrally Air Conditioned Auditorium
• Polaris Bridge Simulator from Kongsberg


The major departments are:
• Naval architecture
• Nautical Science
• Marine engineering
• Harbour engineering
• Petroleum engineering
• Maritime Management
• Electrical engineering
• Bio-Technology

Other courses

• STCW Courses
• GMDSS Schedule and other details
• Short Course for Sailing Marine Engineers


1. Best Training Award of The Lloyd's List (Asian section)
2. Best maritime academy award (at the 2nd South East CEO Conclave & Awards 2010)
3. Sailor Today Award for "Innovation in Maritime Training" in 2008.
4. CRISIL as graded all DG Approved courses as Grade I – Excellent

National/International collaborations

AMET has got collaborations with many universities and academies in India and abroad.AMET is conducting HND programs in collaboration with south tyneside college and Glasgow college of nautical sciences.Dept of Naval architecture has got collaboration with universities of Glasgow and Strathclyde .Amet is also conducting two degrees in collaboration with University of Plymouth.The university also has Tie-up with IIT Madras,DNV Academy India, AP-mollar Denmark

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