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About Southern Academy of Maritime Studies

Wanna rule the oceans, captain? Then take maritime programmes, build your career and rule the oceans. Just a maritime programme is enough? Not completely. A professional maritime- Be it technical or management it’s up to the individual to choose, from a reputed institution that moulds cadets and captains with enhanced training to meet modern requirements of today. Is there an institution meeting the above criteria? Yes, there are. South Academy Of Maritime Studies is one among the top 10 maritime institutions with state of art facilities, built elegantly simulating workspace  and maritime environment. The institution offers premium education at affordable cost for everyone.


Southern Academy of Maritime Studies is one of the leading maritime institutes in India, training sailors and captains for the nation. Located in Chennai, SAMS houses a Ship-In-Campus training facility simulating naval workspace. It provides exceptional training to all the students, thus earns a good reputation in the field of maritime training and education.

The courses offered in the Institute are approved by Directorate General of Shipping, Ministry of Shipping, Government of India and are affiliated to leading Universities like Anna University, Alagappa University, Indian Maritime University, Bharathidasan university, Bharathiar university,etc.


Why Southern Academy of Maritime Studies?

More than infrastructure facilities that matter, ideal institutions own student centric benefits and highly skilled staff to train students extensively. SAMS has them too. From scholarships to career guidance programmes, SAMS has everything. For students from economically weaker sections in Tamilnadu, Fee waiver schemes are provided based on the marks scored in class 12 examination. So that everyone can join and continue maritime education.

  1.  Accredited and approved by NAAC and DSG to train students on maritime courses.
  2. Offers Scholarships and fee concession schemes for the deserved students.
  3. 100+ recruiters including shipping giants.
  4. MoU’s with international organizations and boards to train students extensively on global maritime methods and techniques.
  5. Highly skilled and Industry experienced Staff.
  6. State of art facilities and simulative environment.

  1. Age: Candidates, whose date of birth falls on or after July 1, 1999.
  2. Educational Qualification : A pass in 10, + 2 (Class XII) or its equivalent examination with a minimum 50% aggregate of marks in Mathematics, Physics and Chemistry.
  3. Admissions to SAMS are based on interview sessions post online entrance examination-IMU-CET conducted by the Indian Maritime University. Students meeting the above criteria are advised to take up entrance examination via online.
  4. Post examination, interviews with candidates will be conducted to process admission.
  5. Students with valid JEE scores are also accepted for admission.

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Courses Offered :

  1. B.E. Marine Engineering
  2. B.Sc Nautical Science
  3. Diploma In Nautical Science
  4. Trainee Marine Engineer
  5. General Purpose Rating
  6. STCW
  7. OCCP

Admission Process :

Applications are Opened for 2021

❖ Admissions to SAMS are based on merit. To join SAMS, all you have to do is register for the examination.

❖ For students interested to join SAMS via management quota, all you have to do is register for admissions at the college’s website.

❖ If you have any doubts in the registration process, feel free to call us. We are glad to guide you in the process of admission.

To Avail the Scholarship

Scholarships for Everyone

  • When you join through us
  • Toppersno1 confirms your seat
  • Career counsellors assist you

Scholarships and Student centric benefits

For students excelled in class 12 examination and entrance exam conducted by the institution, scholarships benefits are provided. In addition to scholarships, fee waiver schemes and discounts on tuition fee are also provided based on ranking. Meritorious students with a good record are offered the best to gauge the sea.

To avail scholarship and fee discount benefits, fill in your details here with marks scored in the class 12 examination. We will help you get admission and discounts/scholarships.

Amrita Vishwa Vidyapeetham

Students joining through us are eligible to receive discounts of up to 75 % on fees from our partnered institutions.

Top deemed University in Tamilnadu

Students with high scores are eligible to receive scholarship benefits directly from the institution.


Well-known for hospitality, Students learning at SAMS campus are offered with all basic amenities and facilities one needs. Facilities such as,


Medical Facility | Southern Academy of Maritime Studies
Medical Facility | Southern Academy of Maritime Studies

What if a student falls ill? No worries, the university management has ensured availability of medical facilities through establishment of a health centre inside the campus.  A dispensary with qualified doctors on-call 24/7, a day is present . Other than treating medical needs, the medical team is encouraged to conduct regular medical checkups for all students every year.


Canteen | Southern Academy of Maritime Studies
Canteen | Southern Academy of Maritime Studies
To dine healthy and hygienic, the institute runs in house canteens for students and staff. The facility is open to day scholars, staff members and visitors. To ensure, ‘Students are healthy’, the  food served is prepared in a hygienic and authentic way.  Most importantly, the canteen is designed in a way to bring liseureness and relaxation.


Provision | Southern Academy of Maritime Studies
Provision | Southern Academy of Maritime Studies
A provision store has been built inside campus to cater the stationery and other requirements like domestic goods, toiletry, provisions, etc. The store also stocks publications, audio/video cassettes, herbal/ayurvedic products, etc. .


ATM | Southern Academy of Maritime Studies
ATM | Southern Academy of Maritime Studies

An add-on advantage is the banking facility.  A branch of a nationalised bank is functioning in a separate building inside the campus on all working days. So that  the students can make use of  personal banking facilities which includes withdrawal of cash via ATM here.


Transport | Southern Academy of Maritime Studies
Transport | Southern Academy of Maritime Studies

On request, students can make use of transportation facilities through reasonable payment at the institute. The college buses function on all working days to pick up and drop day- scholars from specified locations in the city and enroute.


Hostel | Southern Academy of Maritime Studies
Hostel | Southern Academy of Maritime Studies

Within the eco-friendly campus, accommodation facilities are built spacious, ensuring natural ventilation support. SAMS believes that life on campus should be like life at home, so SAMS ensures all facilities are installed, so that students not only study but also socialize with the peers.



Degrees don’t guarantee employment, but skills do. That’s why SAMS trains students with both technical and soft skills to reach the heights. To achieve that, regular workshops, seminars and mock interview sessions are conducted with industry experts .More than 90% of students who finished UG courses are placed at top companies in the marine sector  successfully. Through tie ups, SAMS has placed many students in international shipping giants. All thanks to its academics and practical exposure to the naval environment.


Student's Testimonials


On this ship we have two junior specialists. In a range of four months I have seen three distinctive junior specialists close down referring to that the ship is extreme. Be that as it may, I am proceeding and my second and chief specialists have enough trust in giving me autonomous watch keeping duties. I thank Hindustan Institute of Maritime to given me such a wonderful life with Marine Degree.

T.Chatrapathi, Deck Cadet
Larsen & Toubro