INS Shivaji

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The Marine Engineering Specialisation Course (MESC) at INS Shivaji recently celebrated the graduation of 39 officers, hailing from various naval forces.

About INS Shivaji:


  • It is an Indian Naval station in Lonavala, Maharashtra.
  • It homes the Naval College of Engineering which trains officers of the Indian Navy and the Indian Coast Guard. 
  • The Indian Navy already operates a primary damage manipulator, Akshat at INS Shivaji to train its officers and sailors on damage manage on a warship at sea.
  • The Indian Navy's Nuclear, Biological and Chemical Defence  School and Center for Marine Engineering Technology are also based here.
  • INS Shivaji had its humble beginning as a replacement for the ‘Stokers’ Training School’ at HMIS Dalhousie, in Naval Dockyard, Bombay.
  • Commissioned with the aid of the then Governor of Bombay, Sir John Colville, as HMIS Shivaji on 15 February 1945, it have become INS Shivaji on 26 January 1950.


Q1) What is the Naval College of Engineering ?

The Naval College of Engineering set up in the year 1997, situated in INS Shivaji is a College with a naval force foundation. It is partnered to the Jawaharlal Nehru University, New Delhi.

Source: Pune: 39 Officers Complete Marine Engineering Course At INS Shivaji