School of Basic Science

Commander Shobhit Khanna


Commander Shobhit Khanna, was commissioned into the Education branch of Indian Navy on 06 Jul 09. The officer is post graduate in ‘Thermal Engineering’ from IIT, Chennai with specialization in alternative fuels for IC engines. The officer has served in various capacities as Instructor at INS Shivaji, Deputy Registrar (University Cell) at INA, OiC (University and Results) for commissioning of B.Tech at NDA and Education Officer at INS India. The Officer has undergone prestigious Defence Services Technical Staff Course (DSTSC) at MILIT,Pune. The officer has taken over the duties of Senior Education Officer on 10 Jun 23.




The role & responsibilities of School Of Basic Sciences are as follows.
  • Conduct of academic training in 23 Scientific and Engineering subjects for Merged Artificer Apprentice Course (A & B terms), Air Mechanician, Direct Entry Diploma Holder (DEDH), Special Duty Engineering Mechanic (SDME ‘Q’), Scientific Orientation Course (SOC – International trainees) at Education Department as per the training forecast.
  • Periodic revision of syllabi, lesson plans, teaching aids etc as per the directives issued by HQSNC.
  • Smooth functioning of Basic Sciences Laboratory.
  • Detailing officers for invigilation duties in respect of examination of SBS subjects as per examination programme promulgated by CMET.
  • Administration, coordination and supervision of all basic science training (both theoretical and practical) for sailors as per the approved syllabus.
  • Promulgation and implementation of training programmes in School of Basic Sciences as per Training Forecast prepared by CMET.
  • Promulgation and implementation of training programmes in School of Basic Sciences as per Training Forecast prepared by CMET.
  • Planning for augmentation of training facilities and ensuring optimum utilisation of manpower and training aids and other training equipment including their maintenance and upkeep.
  • Administering and maintaining the School of Basic Sciences including regulating the trainees within the school.
  • Ensuring correct accounting of all stores purchased out of Public Funds and Other grants and issued to School of Basic Sciences/Basic Sciences Lab.
  • Supervising proper maintenance and optimum utilisation of Library, Basic Sciences Lab and Language Lab.
  • Conduct of in-house IT Courses for Sailors employed as instructors. The courses are to be conducted as and when required in respect of those sailors who are recommended for the course by SO(EV) and other Training Departments for those who have not undergone IT/Methods course at NIETT, Kochi.
  • Coordinating nomination of instructors from the establishment for Methods/IT application courses at NIETT, Kochi in accordance with programme promulgated by HQ SNC.
  • Conducting IT Courses for instructors, Mechanicians, ‘G’ term Apprentices and NBCD (I) courses in accordance with training curriculum/forecast.
  • Maintaining and updating the vendor list for procurement of items for the SBS, there after carrying out vendor verification and maintaining record of vendors whose credentials have been verified.
  • In case of introduction of a new ab-initio course requiring training at SBS, Lesson plans, and training aids to be promptly prepared by Oi/c SBS, on receipt of Master syllabus from CMET. Thereafter TOS and QB’s are to be prepared and forwarded to TDEC, for bringing the course in the training loop.