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India's naval institutes and the courses on offer
Navin Kumar
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May 12, 2008

Part I: All about careers in the Indian Navy

India has a number of institutes maintained by the Navy to train and educate its sailors and officers. While a few of them are for general education, most of them specialise in a particular field of study and prepare their students for a career in that field.

National Defence Academy
It imparts basic military training to students who have completed Class 10+2 of their education. (See article on Army Institutes for more details)

Address: National Defence Academy, Khadakvasla, Pune 411 023.
Phone: (0212) 25206616
Fax: (0212) 25206828

Naval Academy
Similar to the NDA, the Naval Academy imparts basic graduate training to 10+2 candidates who specifically opt for a career in the Navy. It is known as the INS Mandovi, after the river it is located near.

Address: INS Mandovi, Naval Academy, Verem, Goa [Images] 403 109
Phone: (0832) 2402010/11, 2402761/62
Fax: (
0832) 2402763

National Defence College
The National Defence College aims to impart training in national and international security to select senior Civil and Defence Officers. It conducts a 47-week National Security and Strategic Studies Course every year between the months of January and December.

It is formally affiliated with Madras University and awards an MPhil in 'Defence and Strategic Studies'. Its course covers a wide variety of subjects ranging from India's Cultural Heritage to Urbanisation to Sustainable Development.

The studies are:
(a) Socio-political study
(b) Economy, science and technology study
(c) International security environment
(d) Study on global issues
(e) India's strategic neighborhood
(f) India's immediate neighborhood
(g) Strategies and structure for national security

Address: National Defence College, 6, Tees January Marg, New Delhi - 110 001
Phone: (011) 23013430
Fax: (011) 23013429

INS Dronacharya
Gunnery school
Address: INS Dronacharya, Fort Kochi, Kochi 682 001, Kerala [Images]
Phone: (0484) 228341-45
Fax: (0484) 226108

INS Agrani
Leadership Training Establishment
Address: INS Agrani, Red Fields,Coimbatore 641 018
Phone: (0422) 2315531 / 35 / 36 / 37 / 38
Fax: (0422) 2315538

INS Garuda
Aviation Establishment
The following schools are located are part of this establishment:

Address: INS Venduruthy, Naval Base, Kochi 682 004, Kerala
Phone: (0484) 22662394, 2667361 (SO)
Fax: (0484) 2662394

INS Hamla
Logistics Training Establishment

Address: INS Hamla, Marve, Malad (West), Mumbai 400 064
Phone: (0091) 22-28824864

INS Kunjali
Provost & Musician Training

Address: INS Kunjali, Near US Club, Colaba, Mumbai 400 005
Phone: (022) 22152194
Fax: (022) 22152194, 22150550

INS Shivaji
Engineering Training Establishment
The following schools are located in this establishment:

Address: INS Shivaji, Lonavla 410 402, District Pune, Maharashtra
Phone: (02114) 284861-67
Fax: (02114) 284701

INS Valsura
Electrical Training Establishment

Address: INS Valsura, Jamnagar 361150 Gujarat.
Phone: (0288) 2550263-67
Fax: (0288) 2550825

INS Venduruty
Seamen Training Academy
The following schools are part of this establishment:

Address: INS Venduruthy, Naval Base, Kochi 682 004, Kerala
Phone: (0484) 2662750
Fax: (0484) 2668868

INS Gomantak
Hydrographics Training Establishment
The National Hydrograhic School has a Cat 'A' Certification by the International Hydrographic Organisation.

Address: National Hydrographic School, c/o INS Gomantak, Vasco-da-Gama, Goa 403 802
Phone: (832) 2582808
Fax: (832) 2513419

Shipwright School
Shipbuilding Training Establishment

Address: Navy Shipwright School, Poth Nirmatha Avenue, Visakhapatnam [Images] 530 009
Phone: (0891) 2558386
Fax: (0891) 2558389

Part I: All about careers in the Indian Navy
Part III: Careers in the Coast Guard

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