Vels University School Of Maritime Studies

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“School of Maritime Studies”, Vels University
Nautical Studies:
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Marine Engineering:
Four Years BE (Marine Engineering) Degree
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One Year Pre-Sea Training For Graduate Engineers (GME)
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Two Years Pre-Sea Training For Diploma Engineers (DME) Book Now
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Profile of School of Maritime Studies:

The School of Maritime studies (Vels University) is situated at Thalambur, off OMR, Near Navalur, about 12 km from Chennai International and Domestic Airport. While the marine engineering campus is at Thalambur, presently the Nautical training activities are conducted at Pallavaram, about 4 km from Chennai Airport.

Our Maritime educational activities were originally under the names – “Vels Academy of Maritime Education”(VAMET) and Vels Academy of Maritime Studies (VAMS). With the formation of Vels University (under Section 3 of UGC Act 1956) in July 2008, these institutes have fallen under a common identity of “School of Maritime Studies”- Vels University . The Founder Chairman Dr.Ishari K.Ganesh is the President and Chancellor of VELS INSTITUTE OF SCIENCE, TECHNOLOGY & ADVANCED STUDIES (VISTAS), and is popularly known as Vels University.

The School of Maritime Studies offers the following Maritime Training courses under the DGS (Govt. of India) approval.


  • Approved by DGS:
  • Three years stream of BSc Nautical Science
  • Diploma in Nautical Science (leading to a BSc degree)

HND (Marine Engineering) – in collaboration with GCNS-UK.

Marine Engineering:

  • Approved by DGS:
  • Four years degree course of BE Marine Engineering
  • One year pre-sea training for Graduate Engineers(GME)
  • Two years pre-sea training for Diploma Engineers (DME)

HND (Marine Engineering) – in collaboration with GCNS-UK.

Our Staff members comprising of Marine and non-marine specialisation are most dedicated and eager to nurture high levels of maritime Industry’s culture in young aspirants. The School of Maritime Studies is determined to deliver the best of the potent nautical and marine engineering officers to the Global shipping industry where India holds the highest place as a Maritime Nation.

Our Maritime training system is well focussed to meet shipping companies’ commitments. Our teams are well geared up to fulfil our obligations professionally and in the most efficient manner. Aspiring young students who wish to take up studies in the School of Maritime Studies are carefully selected under a series of entrance tests/psychometric and personal interview to judge well their attitudinal spirit to take up their future mission in the shipping Industry.

The School of Maritime studies boasts of one of the best ship-in-campus- an all steel structure constructed to give the practical work environment of a ship’s machinery room, and having facilities to impart hands-on skill to the marine engineering officer trainees. There is also a touch of class full mission simulator room to give intensive practice to the trainees.In addition, the Academy is fully equipped with mechanical, electrical labs, welding and machine shops, all types of recreational facility for the students.

The Nautical division has a sophisticated State of the Art Bridge simulator, where the deck cadets receive their initiation of their Bridge life, simulating a range of conditions that a ship would face its adventure at sea suffering the vagaries of weather.

All maritime courses confirm to ISO 9001: 2008 system and duly accreditated.



Pro Vice Chancellor
Vels University
School Of Maritime Studies
Velan Nagar, P.V.Vaithiyalingam Road
Pallavaram, Chennai 600117, India
Tel Direct: 91-44 22662515
Tel : 91-44 22662512, 22662514
Fax : 91-44 22662516
Mobile : 91-9840048011

City Centre
Vels Group Of Maritime Colleges
521/2 Anna Salai (Opposite G.R.Complex)
Nandanam, Chennai 600035, India
Tel : 044 24315541, 24315542
Fax: 044 24315541


Director, Maritime Studies
Vels University, Thalambur Campus
Off OMR, Near Navalur, Chennai 603 103
Tel : 044 3200 0500/01
Dir: 93818 52531 (WLL)
Fax: 91-44-2743 5770
Mobile: 93817 43705
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