SAMS - Southern Academy of Maritime Studies was born out of dream from a Mariner, the Chairman of the Group. The Institute is 14 years old. 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.
The courses offered in the Institute are affiliated to leading Universities like Anna University, Alagappa University, Indian Maritime University etc.
The European Maritime Safety Association (EMSA) an organ of International Marine controlling body, IMO has selected SAMS as one of the few Institutes in the country for its survey and has adjudged SAMS as a very Good marine college in India.
The Institute is situated in a sprawling 5 acres of land, an hour and half drive 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 and highly qualified and dedicated faculties. The Institute provides an excellent atmosphere for learning and grooming a professional mariner.