Vels Academy Of Maritime Education And Training

School of Maritime Studies is situated at Thalambur, Chennai, near Navalur on the IT Highway of Tamilnadu, off the old Mahabalipuram Road. In the vast campus along with spacious building for class rooms, workshops and library, separate laboratories have been provided for Physics, Electrical Machinery, Control Systems, Power Electronics, Electronic devices, Electronic Communication, Digital devices and Seamanship. The two Computer Centres of School of Maritime Studies and a well-stocked library compare with the best anywhere.

School of Maritime Studies has its own hostels for boys and girls separately. There is also an exclusive Mess Block within the campus with separate dining halls. School of Maritime Studies has its own fleet of buses connecting the college with different points of Chennai.

The Maritime courses at the School of Maritime Studies are conducted by the Director and amongst their Faculty are highly proficient Lecturers (who are ex-Mariners) and Instructors, with years of experience on board ships and ashore, who take meticulous care to train the cadets to be future navigators and marine engineers. The courses also prepares the candidates to pursue a career in shipping companies or shipping related activities ashore. Candidates who successfully complete training at this University will be eligible for taking up jobs as Navigating officers & Marine Engineers on board any ship sailing anywhere in the world. School of Maritime Studies has been awarded an ISO 9001:2008 Certification by Indian Registrar of Shipping.


  • Full Mission Bridge Simulator from Kongsberg, Norway
  • Full Mission Engine Simulator from ARI, India
  • All Steel Ship-in-campus
  • Computer Labs with high speed internet
  • Physics cum Electronics Lab
  • Seamanship Lab
  • Life saving appliances Lab
  • Fire fighting appliances Lab
  • Electrical & Electronic Labs
  • Strength of Materials Lab
  • Applied Mechanics Lab
  • Fluid Mechanics & Heat Transfer Lab
  • Control Engineering Lab
  • Electrical Machines Lab
  • Advanced Marine Workshop
  • Fitting Shop & Machine Shop
  • Swimming Pool with separate Diving Pool
  • Four seated Hostel Accommodation
  • Sports & Recreational facilities

Admission process:

Pass in +2, with minimum 60% aggr. In PCM group & minimum 50% in English at 10th or 12th. Max. age 25 yrs

Placement cell:

  • More than 100 companies visited
  • Over 1000 students placed in rewarding careers
  • More than 3500 students from other universities and colleges got placed @ VELS through Off-campus interviews