The morning of May 25, 2018 was a historic day for the cadets of 94 Indian Naval Academy Course. On this day 137 Midshipman were awarded BTech degree by the Chief Guest, Professor Surendra Prasad, Chairman, National Board of Accreditation, New Delhi, at the Convocation Ceremony held at INA in presence of their proud parents and guardians. Vice Admiral RB Pandit, Commandant, Rear Admiral Amit Vikram, Principal and Rear Admiral Puneet Chadha, Deputy Commandant and Chief Instructor 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 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.
Professor Surendra Prasad, Chairman, National Board of Accreditation, in his convocation speech commended the graduating Midshipmen, their parents as well as their Instructors and staff at INA. He advised the graduating Midshipmen to technically equip themselves through focused education and sustained training to meet the emerging and future maritime and national security challenges. The Chief Guest 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 Umesh Kumar Khurana. The Chief of the Naval Staff Rolling Trophy, for best in Electronics and Communication Engineering (ECE) stream was awarded to Midshipman Akash Kumar Tripathi. The Chief of the Naval Staff Rolling Trophy, for the Midshipman adjudged best in Mechanical Engineering (ME) stream was awarded to Midshipman Kulwinder Singh.