Academy of Maritime Education and Training

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Academy of Maritime Education and Training
AMET University logo.jpg
TypeMaritime, Deemed
ChancellorMr G Ramachandran
Vice-ChancellorG Thiruvasagam
135, East Coast Road, Kanathur, Chennai
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12°51′16″N 80°14′22″E / 12.854314°N 80.239372°E / 12.854314; 80.239372Coordinates: 12°51′16″N 80°14′22″E / 12.854314°N 80.239372°E / 12.854314; 80.239372
AffiliationsAll India Council for Technical Education(AICTE),

International Association of Maritime Universities (IAMU)

Royal Institution of Naval Architects (RINA),
University Grants Commission (UGC), Directorate General of Shipping
WebsiteOfficial Website

Academy of Maritime Education and Training (AMET) is an educational institute located in Chennai, Tamil Nadu, India. The institute is dedicated for maritime education and training. It is an autonomous engineering and technology oriented institute of higher education in India and is the first University in India dedicated for maritime Studies. It is a Deemed university under section 3 of the University Grants Commission Act, 1956.[1]


It was founded in 1992, dedicated to maritime studies. In the early years, AMET collaborated with international maritime colleges like South Tyneside College, Hull College, Glasgow College of Nautical Sciences etc. During the early stages, AMET was an off-campus institution of Birla Institute of Technology Mesra. In 2007 AMET was given university status by the Ministry of HRD. The Department of Naval Architecture was founded in 2007.

Academic divisions, departments, and centres[edit]

Division Departments, Centres, and Units
School of Nautical Science
  • Department of Nautical Science
  • Department of Pre-Sea Modular Programmes
  • HND Nautical Science
  • Post Sea Programme
  • GMDSS Programmes
School of Marine Science
  • Department of Marine Engineering
  • HND Marine Engineering
School of Offshore Engineering
  • Department of Naval Architecture & Offshore Engineering
  • Department of Harbour & Ocean Engineering
School of Energy Engineering
  • Department of Petroleum Engineering
  • Department of Mining Engineering
  • Department of Food Processing Technology
  • Department of Electrical and Electronics Engineering
  • Department of Mechanical Engineering
AMET Business School
  • V. O. Chidambaram centre of Business Studies
School of Life Science
  • Department of Marine Biotechnology

National/international collaborations[edit]

AMET has collaborations with universities and academies in India and abroad. AMET conducts HND programs in collaboration with South Tyneside College (UK) and Glasgow College of Nautical Sciences (UK). The Department Naval architecture has collaboration with the universities of Glasgow and Strathclyde, UK. AMET conducts degrees in collaboration with the University of Plymouth, UK. The university has a tie-up with IIT Madras, DNV Academy India,.AMET has signed a Memorandum of understanding with World Maritime University on 22 February 2013.


Admissions process[edit]

Admissions for AMET are based on All India level online exams. The preliminary round of entrance examinations are done online, and the next round is held after shortlisting the candidates at the university campus .


The Jewel of AMET, a model ship located on the AMET campus

AMET uses a model ship in campus near water, the Jewel of AMET. A Polaris bridge simulator[3] is on campus for training students of Nautical science.

They provide free WiFi to university students.


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