AMET is located on the beautiful shore of Bay of Bengal at Kanathur, just an hour’s drive from Chennai city. It utilizes a semester-based academic calendar and is a state of the art establishment totally dedicated to the dissemination of knowledge and training to cadets and students. AMET is established as a private maritime institute through Smt.Pattammal Educational and Charitable Trust with just 14 cadets in 1993. AMET has, through its uncompromising strides of excellence and ambitious zeal to serve the students and nation, transformed into the first university for maritime education in India under AMET Trust. (AMET) was granted the deemed to be University status by the UGC on 21st August 2007 under the “de-novo” category with maritime education as emerging field with great potential.
Now the strength is touching upon a proud 3200 students enrolled in different intensively maritime and marine related UG and PG programmes. AMET Providing competitive advantage in gaining employment by offering innovative programmes in emerging areas and for further academic pursuits.
AMET offers a wide range of courses approved by Directorate General of Shipping and University Grants Commision, including vocational certificates at many levels, bachelor degrees and diplomas; as well as postgraduate certificates and degrees, including doctorates. Now, AMET-trained Seamen navigate proudly all over the world spreading its popularity and quality training made possible through the following academic and professional strengths: Graduates from our School of Marine Engineering, School of Nautical Science, School of Electrical Engineering, School of Offshore Engineering, School of Naval Architecture and AMET Business School occupy important positions in industry houses throughout the world. In providing Quality Assurance, AMET has obtained Certification to ISO 9001: 2000 Standards from Det Norske Veritas, Norway..
AMET University aims to further enhance the maritime education and aspires to be a leading Maritime University with international standards by providing the best infrastructure in terms of class rooms with modern teaching aids, well equipped workshops for practical training, marine workshop for hands on training on marine auxiliaries, Ship in Campus, well furnished hostels, canteen facilities, indoor & outdoor games, swimming pool, medical facilities & an overall congenial atmosphere for learning by the students.
Outside the classroom, students can get involved in many extra-curricular activities and participate in campus events including dances, photography, cricket, football, etc. Student athletes join together as a team and play for the University at inter-college competitions.
Since its inception AMET has catered to the training and development of numerous international students from Angola, Nigeria, Yemen, Syria, Dubai, Iran, and Djibouti, Sri Lanka, Egypt, Kenya. The students are sponsored by companies like NIMASA (Nigeria), Riverstate (Nigeria), Sonangol Shipping Ltd. (Angola), NYK Ship Management Pte.Ltd (Angola), TEEKAY Shipping Pvt.Ltd (Angola), SONATIDE Marine Ltd. Port of Djibouti (Djibouti) and UASC (Dubai). The current international students’ strength is over 400.
With a high employment rate, our highly skilled graduates are in demand world-wide, with our alumni spread across several countries around the world. The collaborations between AMET University and the various world leaders in the Shipping Industry shall prove to be very successful & definitely benefit the students to look forward for a career in various activities in Shipping Industry globally.
The budding maritime, marine and offshore sectors are a thrilling and tactical area of growth for AMET University and we look forward to welcoming students who are looking for worthwhile careers and real-world research opportunities.