Ezhimala (Kerala), Nov 27: The Indian Naval Academy (INA) is all decked up for the Autumn Term 2014 Passing Out Parade (PoP) scheduled to be held on Nov 29 here. The INA, one of the premier training facilities of the Indian Navy, is situated at the picturesque Ezhimala, in Kannur district, Kerala.
Navy Chief Admiral R K Dhowan will be the chief guest for the PoP, in which around 380 cadets will be battle-ready to undertake future missions. These cadets spent between six months to four years at INA, undergoing training in Academics navy-oriented subjects, navigation and chart work, divisional system, seamanship, watermanship training among others.
Convocation on Friday, Nov 28
The Orion Auditorium was abuzz with activities on Thursday ahead of the convocation to be held on November 28. Eighty cadets will be awarded their B.Tech degrees by Prof Anurag Kumar, Director, Indian Institute of Science (IISc), Bangalore.
Vice Admiral Ajit Kumar P, Commandant, INA, Rear Admiral K B Mehta, Principal, INA, Rear Admiral M D Suresh Deputy Commandant & Chief Instructor, INA will be present at the convocation.
The ceremony will mark the culmination of a gruelling four-year training regimen, wherein the AICTE-accredited B Tech degree is run simultaneously with a harsh curriculum of Navy-specific subjects and an intensive outdoor training curriculum.
These trainees have acquired their degrees in Electronics and Communication Engineering (ECE), Mechanical Engineering (ME), under the aegis of the Jawaharlal Nehru University, New Delhi.
PoP on Saturday, Nov 29
The PoP is held every six months to mark the graduation of B.Tech Course and completion of Naval Orientation Course (NOC-Extended), NOC (Regular) and the first year of MSc (AE&C).
"In the ongoing Autumn Term 2014 PoP, about 380 cadets from these three courses are scheduled to pass out from the precincts of the INA," Lt Cdr T Rahul, PRO, INA told OneIndia.