​​ CONVOCATION CEREMONY

The morning of 25th November 2016 was a historic day for the cadets of 91st Indian Naval Academy Course.  On this day 91 cadets were awarded B Tech degree by the Chief Guest Dr Surendra Pal, Vice Chancellor, Defence Institute of Advanced Technology (DIAT), Pune, at the Convocation Ceremony held at INA in presence of their proud parents and guardians. Vice Admiral SV Bhokare, Commandant, INA and Rear Admiral KS Venugopal, Principal, INA also graced the occasion.
The ceremony marked the culmination of an arduous four year training regimen, wherein the AICTE accredited B Tech degree is run simultaneously with a demanding curriculum of Navy specific subjects and an intensive outdoor training curriculum.  The graduating cadets acquired their B Tech 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. 
Dr Surendra Pal, Vice Chancellor, Defence Institute of Advanced Technology (DIAT), Pune in his convocation speech congratulated the graduating cadets, their parents as well as their Instructors at INA. He urged the cadets to develop the skill of ‘Innovative Thinking’ and advised them to inculcate superior leadership qualities in the ever changing socio political environment. The Chief Guest awarded trophies to meritorious cadets. The ‘Chief of the Naval Staff Rolling Trophy’ for the cadet adjudged best in AEC stream was awarded to Flotilla Cadet Adjutant Anmol Bhatia. The ‘Chief of the Naval Staff Rolling Trophy’, for the cadet adjudged best in ECE stream was awarded to Academy Cadet Captain Shubham Kumar. The ‘Chief of the Naval Staff Rolling Trophy’, for the cadet adjudged best in ME stream was awarded to Divisional Cadet Captain Ankit Ojha.