About SAMS

SAMS– Southern Academy of Maritime Studies, started by Shri Vekkaliamman Educational Trust was born out of dream from a Mariner, the Chairman of the Trust. The Institute has entered its 25th year of establishment this year. Even though SAMS had a modest beginning offering STCW courses in the beginning, the Institute grew steadily, but strongly. Now SAMS is one of the premier Marine Institutes in the country, offering various Marine courses.

SAMS College of Engineering and Technology (SAMS-CET)is a division of Southern Academy of Maritime Studies. SAMS-CET is a premier Engineering college in Tamil Nadu, started in the year 2006. The college is approved by All India Council for Technical Education, New Delhi, Directorate General of Shipping Mumbai and affiliated to Anna University, Chennai for its various courses.

The Institute is situated in a serene and sprawling 10 acres campus of lush green on the Chennai-Tirupathi highway, just an hour from the heart of the city, with a built up area of 2 lakh sq.ft comprising of excellent infrastructure, Workshops, Labs, Ship-in-Campus, Auditorium, Gym, Recreation facilities, state of art Class rooms, living rooms etc. Along with its highly qualified and dedicated faculties the Institute provides an excellent atmosphere for learning and grooming for engineering professionals.


The Southern Academy of Maritime Studies, conceived by a visionary mariner who serves as the Group's Chairman, has thrived for 25 years. Starting with humble STCW courses, the institute has experienced steady and robust growth.