SAMS Group of Educational Institutions had a humble beginning. Southern Academy of Maritime Studies was born in the year 1999, out of an un-diminishing, futuristic vision of a Mariner, Mr.M.Karthikeyan. In the beginning SAMS was offering only a few STCW Marine courses from its Royapuram. Subsequently SAMS has spread its wings in different directions, both in the filed of Education and also in other Business ventures, the result of which are the following Educational Institutions

Maritime Colleges in India
Marine Engineering Colleges in Chennai

B.E Marine engineering

Marine engineering broadly refers to the engineering of boats, ships, oil rigs and ..

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Bsc Nautical Science

The course under reference is a 3 year degree course. The course will be apt for the aspirants,..

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Diploma Nautical Science

The course under reference is a one year diploma programme. On completion of the course,..

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GME for Graduates

Pre-Sea Training Programme for degree holders who aspire to start as Trainee Marine Engineer..

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TME for Diploma Holders

This program lays equal emphasis on theory and practice. It enables one ..

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General Purpose Ratings

The Course is approved by Director General of Shipping, Ministry of Shipping, Government of India..

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Merchant Navy

The Merchant Navy is a non-combatant commercial fleet which basically deals with transporting cargo by sea, to destinations around the world. Life in the Merchant Navy may be full of fun and adventure, but it is also hard work that requires the knowledge of navigation, maintenance and safe operation of a variety of vessels which travel long distances across the seas.


There are two routes to joining the Merchant Navy. Those who have completed a B.Sc in Nautical Science or a Bachelor's degree in Mechanical or Marine Engineering can join the Navigation or Marine Engineering areas of the Merchant Navy.

Merchant Navy. Great Career. Great Experience

Career in Merchant Navy promises great opportunities for growth and adventure. For an exciting blend of a successful career and the chance to see the world, there is no parallel to a job in Merchant Navy.


A full-fledged, operating Ship in Campus is available at college for training the Marine Engineering candidates. The Ship in campus has been approved by Director General of Shipping, Mumbai.