Cdr N Santhosh Kumar
SENIOR EDUCATION OFFICERCommander N Santhosh Kumar (70532-Z) a Mechanical Engineering graduate was commissioned in Education Branch of Indian Navy on 10 Jan 2005. Post commissioning, the officer was first posted at then CLABS (CELABS now), Kochi for duties. The officer was selected to undergo MTech (Applied Mechanics) from Indian Institute of Technology, Madras [IIT (M)] during the year 2008-10. On completion of his Post Graduation, he was posted to Indian Naval Academy (INA) for instructional duties. Cdr N Santhosh Kumar was also part of officers selection for Indian Army and Indian Navy whilst he was posted as GTO at 33 SSB, Selection Centre Central, Bhopal on successfully completion of the Group Testing Officers Course (GTO). In Jun 2016, the officer was selected and posted as Administrative Officer (erstwhile Registrar) at Sainik School Bhubaneshwar till 31 Jul 2019. At Present the officer has taken over as SEDO, INS Shivaji.
The Education Department of Shivaji teaches the basics of technical education to young sailor trainees through its School of Basic Sciences (SBS). The school is manned by the Education branch officers where transforming pedagogy to andragogy and tapping the true potential of machine based and skill-based learning is emphasized. The school has a Basic Sciences Laboratory that is put to effective use to strengthen the scientific foundation of young trainees and prepare them for technology intensive curriculum in the later part of their course. The Education Department also caters for the pre-primary education of wards of Naval personnel in station through the Little Angels playschool and Naval Kindergarten School. It is also mandated with the onerous task of Recruitment Exams for Senior Secondary Recruits as per the schedule promulgated by IHQ MoD(N)/DMPR. The Ship’s Reference Library administered by the department is equipped with more than 25,000 books and journals for the Shivaji populace to pour over.
Celebrating Festivals Together
Little Angels Playschool