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 qualified Professors (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.
The Director General of Shipping has stipulated that Maritime Academies across the country must build a "Ship-in-Campus" to obviate the necessity of training cadets in outside marine workshops. Towards this end we have acquired an Akasaka 6-Cylinder 4-stroke Diesel Main Engine, rated at 2200hp, at 250 rpm. We have installed this main engine in the first all steel ship-in-campus ever to be built in India which is now fully operational. School of Maritime Studies has a Full Mission Engine Simulator within the Ship-in-Campus, for the training of Marine Engineering cadets, simulating conditions exactly as on board an engine room of a ship.
FULL MISSION BRIDGE SIMULATOR :
The School of Maritime Studies has a Full Mission Bridge Simulator from Kongsberg, Norway. This Simulator is used to train Navigating cadets in real time on the bridge of a Ship exactly simulating conditions on the high seas.