It is a one year full time course divided in 2 semesters with dissertation by research and is approved by UGC. In the first semester student has to do course work and in the next semester has to work on projects. Students are given training in a better way and researchers are concentrating more on biologically active molecules from Oceans to use them as lead molecules to develop novel drugs. This course has scope in both research and teaching.
Candidates eligible for this course must have a pass certificate in Masters Degree in Life Sciences.
In the year 1993, Smt. Pattammal Educational and Charitable Trust established a marine engineering institute in Kanathur district of Tamil Nadu, namely, Academy of Maritime Education & Training (AMET University). It is considered to be one ..