AMET Business School: Cultivating Future Leaders of Maritime and Logistics Sector

The Business School aims to serve as an effective source of managerial talent for the sustained development of Maritime Trade, Commerce and Industry not only in India but across the globe

The Indian shipping and logistics industry plays a crucial role in Indian economy. These are the sunshine sectors and are going through a phase of transformation. The rising investment, infrastructure developments, changing regulatory policies and other developments have driven these industries. The Indian shipping and logistics industry needs more skilled and efficient human resource in near future. To meet these requirements, AMET University established AMET Business School the unique sector-specific first of its kind in Asia, the MBA and BBA Programmes in Shipping & Logistics Management in 2001.

The University provides students with a topnotch learning experience with practical studies and industrial exposures. It has tie-ups with well-established Associations like University of Plymouth, UK, Madras Management Association, All India Management Association (AIMA), Institute of Chartered Shipbrokers (ICS) London (UK), and Indian Institute of Materials Management, etc. to make teaching-learning more effective.

Modern Campus with Advanced Infrastructure and Amenities

AMET (Academy of Maritime Education and Training) is situated in Kanathur on the East Coast Road in Chennai, abiding the Bay of Bengal. It has an ultra-modern campus with state-of-the-art infrastructure; smart classrooms, high-tech lab and equipment which help to impart world-class education and training in Nautical Science, Marine Engineering, Naval Architecture Petroleum Engineering, EEE (Marine), Harbour Engineering, Mechanical Engineering and Management Studies. The campus is synchronized with master-planned architecture, landscape, and ecological sculpture for unparalleled access to success.

AMET’s campus houses several facilities such as Wi-Fi enabled campus with high speed internet connection, rich library with enormous multidisciplinary electronic information resource, gym with modern fitness equipment, 24 hours medical care centre, hostels with national and international cuisines, art auditorium,  air-conditioned seminar hall, Olympic standard swimming pool, outdoor games space, yoga centre, ATM, cafeteria, transportation facilities etc.

Multifaceted and Talented Faculty Members

The well-experienced faculty members have the correct amalgam of academic and corporate experiences especially in Shipping and Logistics. They play significant roles to enrich the knowledge beyond teaching with students during their classroom studies. The faculty members provide a perfect platform to their students to flourish the talent and creativity. They also provide necessary assistance and guidance and create a supportive environment where students can discuss with their faculty members. The faculty members of AMET Business School are regularly publishing articles in Scopus Indexed Journals, UGC Approved Journals and other high impact journals and conferences. Moreover the faculty members are involved in authoring Books in the areas of shipping and logistics management and general management. The faculty members have also undertaken major and minor funded research projects from the government organizations, non-governmental organizations and company-oriented collaborative projects.

A Strong Leader and Elite Edupreneur

Dr. J. Ramachandran is the Chancellor of AMET University. He is also the Founder and Chairman of NAESEY (New Era Association of Educated Self-Employed Youth).  He came up with NAESEY in order to generate self-employment opportunities for the educated unemployed. In 2001, Dr. J. Ramachandran understood a systematic educational need in the field of Shipping and Logistics as he could foresee the future growth in trading and launched the unique sector-specific MBA Programme in Shipping & Logistics Management, which is the first of its kind in Asia. His entrepreneurial acumen and edupreneurial efforts won him many awards nationally and internationally. Dr. J. Ramachandran has received the esteemed “Lifetime Achievement Award 2017” for his commendable contributions to the Global Shipping Industry.

Sector-Specific Courses Offered

The University offers specialized MBA programme which is designed to equip students with adequate skills and knowledge in general management as well as in area of Marketing, Finance, Human Resources & Information Technology and added specialization in Shipping and Logistics areas. The college emphasizes more on management education and training in the areas of maritime business and logistics management.

AMET Business School offers innovative BBA programme with shipping business, communication skills and computer skills. It delivers a wide range of syllabi and innovative courses such as BBA with specialization in Shipping, B.Com. with Logistics & Computer Application, MBA in Shipping and Logistics Management, Shipping Finance, Oil & Gas Management, Human Resource Management, Fisheries Industrial Management, and Ph.D. programmes in these spheres. It has alliance with Plymouth University (UK), where BBA Shipping students can complete two years in AMET Business School and the third year at Plymouth University. Apart from the regular programmes, the students are equipped with value added courses in order to make the students competitive in the placement market.

Esteemed Awards and Outstanding Achievements

AMET’s achievements have been recognized by various renowned media and publication houses. The University has been awarded ‘Middle East and Indian Subcontinent Awards 2013’ for achievement in Maritime Training by LLOYD’s LIST (London) in 2013. It has been awarded ‘Emerging Maritime University of the year 2013’, ‘India Shipping Summit Award 2012’ and ‘Times of India – Entrepreneur 2012 award’ for Education. Apart from this, the University has won several prominent awards in the past. The AMET University has been consistently receiving the highest rating for Maritime and Maritime related Course every year since 2007 by CRISIL Rating.

Scholarship and Financial Assistance

The University provides various forms of scholarships to the deserving students like Merit award and Management Scholarship such as Shree Janakiraman Scholarship, Meritorious Student Scholarship, First Graduate Fees Concession, Single Parent Scholarship, Single Girl Child – Fee Concession, Ex Servicemen Scholarship. Apart from this, Scholarships are also offered by various Government Departments like Adi Dravidar and Tribal Welfare Department, Minority Community Welfare Department, and the Director of Fisheries, Government of Tamil Nadu.

Events at AMET

AMET Business School organizes several workshops, conferences, cultural events and more every year. It regularly organizes an International Conference ENCORE, a National Conference and a Management Meet VOYAGE – Inter Collegiate Management Fest. Under AMET University, students get an opportunity to be part of different events like Sports Day AMET UNISPO, Cultural Fest VIZHA. All national festivals such as Pongal, Onam, Holi, Ugadi and more are celebrated on the campus with zeal and enthusiasm.

Career Development Activities

AMET Business School organizes various Industrial visits, Seminars and Conferences along with on-the-job training that groom the students and make them corporate ready. The University organizes regular visits to Seaports, Container Freight Station, and Warehouses that help in bridging the gap between theory and practice. Further, MBA students are taken to Dubai in the second year of their study to enable them to have an international exposure to the procedures of the Shipping Industry.

All the programmes are designed as per international standards to make the students employable globally. The programmes enable students to get jobs in the Shipping & Logistics and related companies. It has an International Board of Advisors comprising of top executives from leading Shipping organizations and institutions.

Moreover, it has established strong industry tie-ups with ports and corporates within the Shipping and Logistics sectors which include the Mediterranean Shipping Company, NTC Logistics, Kuehne Nagel, Ceva Logistics, JAS Forwarding, DP World, Kattupalli Port etc. This helps students to undertake Internships and project work with them.

Words of Trust

“MBA Programme is designed to help the candidates to succeed in achieving their goals. When I graduated from AMET Business School, I’d acquired a holistic set of skill sets which was really useful when I started my career in the shipping industry.”

– Mr. Nadheem Khan, Chartering Executive, Seashell Logistics, Mumbai.

“AMET Business School has given me the perspective vision towards the shipping Industry that has helped me to create and develop new ideas & skills for the benefit of the organization which I serve.”

– Ms. Sonu Subha, Marcurra, New Delhi.

“AMET Business School serves the purpose of education by instilling in every individual a blend of superior knowledge and virtuous character, thereby giving us a great platform to move ahead in life.”

– Ms. Shyamalima Dasgupta, Management Executive, NTC Logistics, Chennai.

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