INS Dronacharya (Gunnery School)

INS Dronacharya  (Gunnery School)

Name of Establishment, Location, Address and Nearest Railway Station
Name of Establishment, Location, Address and Nearest Railway Station
Name Location Address Fax Phone Railway Station
INS Dronacharya Located about 10 kms from INS Venduruthy, which is the main Naval Base in Kochi INS Dronacharya, Fort Kochi, Kochi 682 001, Kerala ( 0484 ) 226108 ( 0484 ) 228341-45 The nearest railway station is Kochi Harbour Terminus. However, all important trains terminate at Ernakulam junction, which is 6 km ahead of Kochi Harbour Terminus approximately 15 km from the unit
Climate and Altitude
Climate and Altitude
Climate Altitude Temperatures Monsoon Annual Rainfall
Hot and humid Sea level Between 20° - 35° C South West monsoon is active between June and September Approximately 310 cms

Note: Kochi is prone to malaria and observation of anti malaria precautions during the stay at Kochi, is necessary.

Connectivity
Connectivity
Road Rail Air
Well connected to Thiruananthpuram and Chennai Well connected to Thiruananthpuram and Chennai Has an international airport and is well connected to New Delhi, Chennai and Mumbai
Clothing and Bedding
Clothing and Bedding
Clothing Bedding
Tropical clothing is worn through out the year. Raincoat is essential during the monsoon period Trainees are to possess their own bedding, blankets, mosquito nets, bed sheets and pillows. These can also be purchased locally
Accommodation
Accommodation
Officers Sailors
Officers are accommodated in the newly commissioned officers' Wardroom mess Sailors are accommodated in the cabins/barracks, according to their rank
Domestic Help

Officers accommodated in the mess, are provided with civilian bearers.

Recreation
Recreation
Swimming Pool Sports TV/Cinema
An Olympic size swimming pool is located in INS Venduruthy, Willingdon Island Only limited indoor/outdoor facilities are available in the establishment. A well equipped gymnasium, play grounds and athletics stadium are located in INS Venduruthy Facility exists for viewing satellite channels on TV. A number of air-conditioned theatres screening English and Hindi films are located within a radius of fifteen kilometres from the establishment
Arms/Ammunition

Trainees are not permitted to bring/hold private arms/ammunition.

Animals/Pets

Trainees are not permitted to keep animals/pets.

Banking and Other Facilities
Banking and Other Facilities
Banking Postal Telephone Internet
An extension counter of Dena Bank exists within the base A post office is located about 500 mts away from the base A STD/ISD telephone booth exists inside the premises of the base An Internet facility exists for the usage of trainees
Hotels, Clubs and Restaurants

Hotels, clubs & restaurants are available within a radius of 10 kms.

Transport

Buses, taxis and autorickshaws are available as public transport.

Medical Facilities
Medical Facilities
Internal External
MI room with a resident medical officer and a part time lady doctor function in the establishment For serious cases and specialist consultation, personnel are referred to the Naval hospital, INHS Sanjivani, located inside INS Venduruthy
School for Children
School for Children
Internal External
A kindergarten school is located within the establishment Number of schools with English as a medium of instruction, are located close by
Library

A fiction and a reference library are available in the establishment.

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