Convocation Ceremony Held at Indian Naval Academy, Ezhimala
58 Midshipmen of 96th Indian Naval Academy Course were awarded BTech degree by the Chief Guest, Dr. Anurag Kumar, Director, Indian Institute of Science, Bangalore, at the Convocation Ceremony held at Indian Naval Academy (INA) in presence of their parents and guardians on 24 May 2019. Vice Admiral RB Pandit, AVSM, Commandant INA, Rear Admiral Tarun Sobti, Deputy Commandant & Chief Instructor INA, and Rear Admiral Amit Vikram, Principal INA graced the occasion.
The ceremony marked the culmination of a strenuous four year training regimen, wherein the All India Council for Technical Education (AICTE) accredited BTech degree program is run simultaneously with a demanding curriculum of navy specific military subjects and a rigorous outdoor and physical training curriculum. The graduating Midshipmen acquired their BTech degree in one of the three streams viz., Applied Electronics and Communication Engineering (AEC), Electronics and Communication Engineering (ECE) or Mechanical Engineering (ME), under the aegis of Jawaharlal Nehru University, New Delhi. The graduating Midshipmen also include three trainees from Sri Lanka Navy and have the distinction to be the first batch of foreign trainees to complete the four years BTech curriculum from INA, ever since its institution.
The Chief Guest congratulated the graduating Midshipmen, their parents as well as their Instructors and staff at INA. He administered the Convocation Oath and awarded trophies to meritorious Midshipmen. The ‘Chief of the Naval Staff Rolling Trophy’ for the Midshipman adjudged best in Applied Electronics and Communication (AEC) stream was awarded to Midshipman Ajay Kumar. The ‘Chief of the Naval Staff Rolling Trophy’ for best in Electronics and Communication Engineering (ECE) stream was awarded to Midshipman Midhun Raj K. The ‘Chief of the Naval Staff Rolling Trophy’ for the Midshipman adjudged best in Mechanical Engineering (ME) stream was awarded to Midshipman Manwinder Singh.