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Academy of Maritime Education And Training University (AMET) Chennai: Courses, Admission Process, Placements, Facilities

Last updated on April 27th, 2021

Founded in 1992, the Academy of Maritime Education and Training University is a self deemed world-renowned institute dedicated to maritime studies. “University” status was given to the institute in the year 2007 by the Ministry of HRD. AMET Chennai was ranked 201 for BTech by NIRF in 2020.

The university offers UG, PG and PhD courses across 36 departments. The most popular among them are engineering courses. Admission under these courses are based on Academic merit, its own entrance examination along with personal interview.

There are a total of 5 scholarships offered for single parent child, single child as well as those children who belong to the military and services families or those who cannot afford the high tuition fee.

Top companies such as MAERSK are among the top recruiters of AMET Chennai graduates every year.

AMET Chennai Highlights

Established 1992
Approved by Private and deemed university
Set by Pattammal Educational and Charitable Trust
Chancellor Prof.J.Ramachandran
Vice Chancellor Dr. G.Thiruvasagam
Affiliation AICTE
Entrance exam Academic merit , AMET Entrance examination and personal interview.
Academic degree offered UG , PG , PhD
Popular course Engineering
Official website https://www.ametuniv.ac.in/

AMET Chennai: Awards and Achievements

  • AMET won the Sailor Today Award.
  • Chancellor of the university Mr. J. Ramachandran received the “Lifetime Achievement Award’2017”
  • AMET also won the best maritime Academy award.

AMET Chennai: Courses Offered

Various different courses are offered by AMET . The following are the courses along with their respective details.


B.Tech in Food Processing Technology. 4 Years
B.E in :

  • Marine Engineering
  • Naval Architecture and Offshore Engineering
  • Petroleum Engineering
  • Mechanical Engineering
  • Harbour and Ocean Engineering
  • Electrical and Electronic Engineering – Marine.
  • Mining Engineering
B.Sc. in Nautical Science. 3 Years
B.B.A. Shipping 3 Years
B.Com. Logistics and Computer Applications. 3 Years
B.Voc. (BFSI- Banking Finance Services and Insurance) 3Years


M.E in :

  • Naval Architecture and Offshore Engineering
  • Petroleum Engineering
  • Thermal and Fluid Engineering
  • Power system
M.B.A. Shipping and Logistics Management 2 Years
M.Sc in Marine Biotechnology 2 Years

PhD courses

Ph.D(subject specialization)

  • Physics
  • Chemistry
  • Mathematics
  • Information Technology
  • English
  • Marine Engineering.
  • Nautical Science.
  • Naval Architecture and Offshore Engineering.
  • Harbour and Ocean Engineering.

AMET Chennai: Admission Process and Eligibility Criteria

The admission process of AMET is mainly based on academic merit and AMET entrance examination along with a personal interview.

  • Applicants have to fulfill the eligibility criteria along with scoring cutoff marks or more in the entrance examination taken by AMET.
  • The process of registration is online or offline with a registration fee of Rs1000.

Following is a detailed explanation of the process along with the eligibility criteria :

B.Tech /B.E
  • Applicants must pass their 10+2 board examination from a recognized board
  • Applicants must get 60% aggregate.
  • Applicants must clear the entrance exam taken by AMET.
B.Sc./B.B.A/B.Com./ B.Voc.
  • Applicants must pass their 10+2 board examination with a 50 % aggregate.
  • Applicant must clear the entrance examination taken by AMET.
  • Applicants must have a B.E./B.Tech. degree in the respective subjects of specialization with 60% marks.
  • Aspirants must clear the entrance examination with the cutoff marks or merit rank required.
  • Aspirants have to crack the interview round taken by the university.
M.B.A. (Shipping and Logistic management)
  • B.B.A degree is mandatory for a the aspirant.
  • 50% marks in the last qualifying exam is needed.
M.Sc. (Marine biotechnology)
  • Bachelor degree in science (Botany, Zoology, Chemistry, Biochemistry, Biotechnology, Bioinformatics tech), Agriculture and Medicine with minimum 55% marks and Life Sciences/Biology as Main/Ancillary subject.
  • Aspirants must have their master’s degree in the respective subject of specialization with 60% marks.
  • Applicants have to pass the entrance exam merit rank.
  • Applicants have to qualify for the interview round.
  • Applicants must provide the university with their ongoing research work.

AMET Chennai: Reservation Policy

The following points should be considered before you apply for a reserved category admission in AMET Chennai.

  • Candidate should have secured a minimum of 55% marks for General Category and 50% marks for SC/ST category or CGPA of 5.5 on a ten-point scale for general category and 5.0 for SC/ST category in the qualifying examination
  • Father’s annual income should not exceed Rs.2.00 lakhs/Candidate’s father’s annual income should not exceed Rs.2.5 lakhs for those who are working in the Government Departments.
General 46%
OBC 29%
SC 15%
ST 7%
Differently Abled 2%
Management 1%

AMET Chennai: Placements

The top recruiters tdat hire students of AMET Chennai every year are:

Sea Team Management Mitsui O.S.K. Lines
Western Shipping

AMET Tamil Nadu: Scholarships

Students of the university are entitled to 5 different scholarships. If eligible for the scholarship, students are given a fee concession. The 5 types of scholarships are as follows :

Name of the Scholarship Details
Shree Janakiraman Scholarship AMET provides scholarships in the form of fees concession to students who can’t afford to pay the regular fees due to financial problems. Students first have to submit their application to the Vice-Chancellor then the same is brought in front of the the committee which sanctions the the application by scrutinizing every detail.
Meritorious Student Scholarship The university provides scholarships to students who have secured 90% marks or above in their Higher Secondary or (10+2) examination. These students are given 15% concession in their tuition fees. The application is first submitted to the Vice-Chancellor which is then taken in front of the committee for further sanction.
Single Parent Scholarship This scholarship is provided to students who have lost their parents due to death or divorce and are unable to pay their regular fees. The application is to be submitted to the Vice-Chancellor along with a death certificate or court proceeding’s documents. It is further taken to the notice of the committee and then it is studied very minutely before sanctioning 15% concession in the tuition fees.
Single Girl Child – Fee Concession Keeping in mind the number of girls pursuing marine studies, the university provides fee concession to the single girl child in order to encourage the students to pursue this subject. A concession of 15% in the fees is given to the cadets during the admission after minutely their economical status and past academic results.
Ex-Servicemen Scholarship During the time of admission the child of ex-servicemen in the same field are allowed a concession of 15% tuition fees by the university if they can provide valid documents issued by the central government stating the same. Any student whose parent/s have been a part of the the service can apply for a the scholarship.
Maritime Training Trust Scholarship for Female Cadets All-female cadets under the Department of Marine Engineering and Nautical Science are eligible for the above-mentioned scholarship.

AMET Tamil Nadu: Facilities Provided

AMET has an enormous range of facilities provided to the students within the campus. Some of these facilities include:

  • Hardware and software laboratories.
  • Sports facilities.
  • Medical treatment facilities.
  • Cafeteria.
  • Library which is open for 24*7
  • Auditorium facilities.
  • Hostel facilities for students who are coming from far away places.
  • ATM facility within the campus.
  • Academic activities.
  • WIFI facility.

AMET Tamil Nadu: Faculty

AMET being a well known college of the 21st century consists of an extremely talented and qualified list of faculties who are constantly being monitored by the Chancellor.

They are not only knowledgeable about their respective streams but also knows how to teach the students about morals , patience , punctuality and other life lessons. For easier understanding of the statistics based on number of faculties please follow the table below :

Faculty Strength
Professor 27
Assistant professors 120
Associate professors 44

AMET Tamil Nadu: FAQs

Ques. How is the placement in AMET?

Last updated on April 27th, 2021

Ans. AMET had 44+ companies who visited the university for the recruitment process.

To know further details about its recruiters, please follow : https://www.ametuniv.ac.in/placement_our_recruiters.html

Ques. Is a medical fitness certificate needed during admission in AMET?

Last updated on April 27th, 2021

Ans. Properly formatted medical certificates are mandatory for admission in AMET.

Ques. How many courses are offered in AMET?

Last updated on April 27th, 2021

Ans. There is a varied list of courses which are available in the university.

There are 12 UG programs, 6 PG programs , 14 PhD specializations, 4 advanced diploma programs , 14 community college programs , 6 value added programs and 5 other training programs.

Ques. Is AMET an international maritime university?

Last updated on April 27th, 2021

Ans. AMET is the only Indian university who is under the International Association of Maritime University. Thus , the placement and other recruitments processes are well controlled and effective.

Ques. What is the number of seats in AMET?

Last updated on April 27th, 2021

Ans. Being one of the largest and well known colleges , AMET can have a total strength of 3000+ students.