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Career Volume-39

Careers in Indian Navy

India occupies vital geo-strategic position in the Indian ocean. Indian Navy safeguards the country's maritime sovereignty. It plays four roles: military, diplomatic, constabulary and benign. Navy's military role includes deterrence and dissuasion against any intervention or act harming the national interests. It has the capability to inflict a crushing defeat on the adversary in the event of hotilities. It ensures our coastal security. It is a multi-dimensional and networked force that maintains high level of readiness at all times in order to defeat all maritime threats. Indian Navy offers excellent career opportunities in various branches to eligible young men and women to serve the force.

EXECUTIVE BRANCH

The path to Command is through the Executive Branch. Only sea going officers of the Executive Branch can exercise command of the Ships, Submarines and Aircraft. Naval

aircraft locate and attack enemy surface and submarines and take part in amphibious warfare, search and rescue, casualty evacuation etc. The major responsibility of the Navy in peace time is to train for war as effectively as possible in the knowledge and this will contribute to its prevention. Executive Branch officers can specialise in (a) Gunnery & Missiles (b) Anti - Submarine Warfare (c) Navigation and direction (d) Communications (e) Aviation (f) Submarine (g) Hydrography (h) Diving. Other cadres that form part of the Executive Branch are - Law, Air Traffic Control, Naval Armament Inspection and Logistics.

ENGINEERING BRANCH

Modern ships, submarines and aircraft with advanced technology, machinery and propulsion systems. The Engineer Officer is responsible for keeping all these systems serviceable.  Opportunities to work in shore jobs in Naval Dockyards and indigenous production units also exist. In no other career is an engineer exposed to such a wide spectrum of opportunities for keeping abreast of modern developments. Naval Architects specialize in warship construction. The Indian Navy today employs the largest pool of trained Naval Architects in India. A Naval Architect is involved in design, construction, quality control, repair and new construction work of naval vessels.

ELECTRICAL BRANCH

A warship is a mini floating city with an integral power generation and distribution system. In addition, complex missile systems, underwater weapons, radar and radio communication equipment form part of a warship's equipment. A majority of these are either computer based or computer aided and incorporate the latest trends in electronics engineering. For a ship to be able to fight effectively, all this equipment must be kept working at peak efficiency.

EDUCATION BRANCH

Officers of the Education Branch play a major role in the training of a Naval Officer/Sailor and are responsible for scientific and methodical instructions including theoretical aspects of technical subjects of all branches of the Navy and general education. They can specialise in  Oceanography and Meteorology  and also in some of the specializations of the Executive Branch. WOMEN IN INDIAN NAVY

A career in the Navy offers women too equal opportunities and challenges. Women are storming male bastions everywhere and the Defence services are no exception. Women too can learn new skills and acquire unrivalled experience. Women are eligible to apply for Short Service Commission in LAW, Logistics, ATC, Observer, Education, Naval Architecture, Pilot and NAI entries. Hi-tech war machines have awesome firepower, state-of-the-art weapon control system, computer controlled machinery and a high standard of habitability.

 ELIGIBILITY CRITERIA FOR COMMISSION IN THE INDIAN NAVY

(a) Branch/ Type of Entry –CDSE, Unmarried Men / Women- Men, Age Limit (years)-19 – 24, Educational Qualifications-BE/B.Tech in Engg (Any discipline).

(b)Branch/ Type of Entry – NCC Special Entry, INA, Unmarried Men / Women- Men, Age Limit (years)- 19 –24, Educational Qualifications- BE/ B.Tech (Any discipline) with Naval Wing Senior Div NCC ‘C’ Certificate.

 (c) Branch/ Type of Entry– Cadet Entry NDA/ NDA (NA) (UPSC), Unmarried Men / Women- Men, Age Limit (years)- 161/2 - 19, Educational Qualifications- 12th Passed/ Appearing in 12th standard with PCM.

(d)Branch/ Type of Entry– Cadet Entry NDA/ NDA (NA) (UPSC), Unmarried Men / Women- Men, Age Limit (years)- 161/2 - 19, Educational Qualifications- 12th Passed/ Appearing in 12th standard with PCM.

(e)Branch/ Type of Entry– Naval Armament Inspection Cadre, Unmarried Men / Women- Men, Age Limit (years)- 19 `/2 - 25, Educational Qualifications- Final year/ Qualified B.E/ B.Tech in Electrical/ Electronics/ Mechanical/ Production /Instrumentation/ IT/ Chemical/ Metallurgy and Aerospace Engineering.

(f) Branch/ Type of Entry–Law, Unmarried Men / Women- Men, Age Limit (years)- 22 – 27, Educational Qualifications- Candidates should possess degree in Law qualifying them for enrolment as Advocate under the Advocates Act 1961.

(g)     Branch/ Type of Entry– Logistics/ Works/ Catering, Unmarried Men / Women- Men, Age Limit (years)- 191/2 - 25, Educational Qualifications- For Logistics cadre - (i) B Tech/ BE (Any Discipline) with first class. (ii) MBA with first class. (iii) B.SC/ B.COM/ B.Sc (IT) with first class alongwith PG diploma in Finance/ Logistics/ Supply Chain Management/ Material Management (iv) MCA/ Msc (IT) with first class.        For Works - (v) BE/ B Tech (Civil Engineering) /B.Architect. For Catering - (vi) MSc (Hotel Management)/ MBA (Hotel Management)/ BSc or BA with first class alongwith PG Diploma in Hotel Management

(h) Branch/ Type of Entry– Musician, Men / Women- Men, Age Limit (years)- 21-25

(i)Branch/ Type of Entry– University Entry Scheme {GS(X)}, Unmarried Men / Women- Men, Age Limit (years)- 19 – 24, Educational Qualifications- A Bachelor’s Degree from recognized university (relaxed to higher secondary for applicant having exceptional professional ability in music). Professional Qualification  Ability to play competently at least one military band musical instrument, in addition to the Piano - Forte. Should possess one of the following Diplomas or equivalent:- LRAM/ ARCM/ ATCL Preferable:- Experience as a conductor of an Orchestra/ Band or as a teacher of music.

(j)Branch/ Type of Entry– General Service (Executive), Unmarried Men / Women- Men, Age Limit (years)-191/2 – 25, Educational Qualifications- Final year/ Qualified BE/B Tech (Any discipline).

(k) Branch/ Type of Entry– General Service (Executive), Unmarried Men / Women- Men, Age Limit (years)-191/2 – 25, Educational Qualifications- Final year/ Qualified BE/B Tech (Any discipline).

 (l)Branch/ Type of Entry– Aviation (Pilot), Unmarried Men / Women- Men/ Women, Age Limit (years)- 19 – 24, Educational Qualifications- Final year/ Qualified BE/B Tech with 60% marks in any discipline with Physics and Maths in 12th Standard. Women- Men/ Women CPL Holders,  19 – 24Holding valid and current CPL issued by DGCA (India).

 (m)  Branch/ Type of Entry– Aviation (Observer), Unmarried Men / Women- Men/ Women, Age Limit (years)- 19 – 24, Educational Qualifications- Final year/ Qualified BE/B Tech with 55% marks in any discipline with Physics and Maths in 12th Standard.

(n)Branch/ Type of Entry– UES (Pilot), Unmarried Men / Women- Men/ Women, Age Limit (years)- 19 – 24, Educational Qualifications- Final year/ BE/B Tech with 60% marks in any discipline with Physics and Maths in 12th Standard.

(o)Branch/ Type of Entry– UES (Observer), Unmarried Men / Women- Men/ Women, Age Limit (years)- 19 – 24, Educational Qualifications- Final year BE/B Tech with 55% marks in any discipline with Physics and Maths in 12th Standard.

(p)Branch/ Type of Entry– UES {GS (X)}, Unmarried Men / Women- Men/ Women, Age Limit (years)- 19 – 24, Educational Qualifications- Final year/ BE/B.Tech with 60% marks in Mechanical/ Marine/ Aeronautical/ Production Engineering/ Computer Science Engg. & IT/ Control Engg./ Electrical/ Tele Communication/ Electronics Engg. any other allied discipline.

(q)Branch/ Type of Entry– Logistics/ Works/ Catering, Unmarried Men / Women- Men/ Women, Age Limit (years)- 191/2 – 25, Educational Qualifications- For Logistics cadre - (i) B Tech/BE (Any Discipline) with first class. (ii) MBA with first class. (iii) B.SC/B.COM/B.Sc (IT) with first class along with PG diploma in Finance/Logistics/ Supply Chain Management/ Material Management (iv) MCA/Msc (IT) with first class. For Works - (v) BE/B Tech (Civil Engineering) /B.Architect. For Catering - (vi) MSc (Hotel Management)/ MBA (Hotel Management)/ BSc or BA with first class and PG Diploma in Hotel Management.

(r) Branch/ Type of Entry– UES (Logistics/ works), Unmarried Men / Women- Men/ Women, Age Limit (years)- 191/2 – 25, Educational Qualifications- Final year BE/ B Tech with 60% marks in civil engineering or B.A rchitecture.

(s)Branch/ Type of Entry– Law Cadre, Unmarried Men / Women- Men/ Women, Age Limit (years)- 191/2 – 25, Educational Qualifications- Candidates should possess degree in Law qualifying them for enrolment as Advocate under the Advocates Act 1961.

(t)Branch/ Type of Entry– Air Traffic Control, Unmarried Men / Women- Men/ Women, Age Limit (years)- 191/2 – 25, Educational Qualifications- Final year/ Qualified BE/B Tech with 60% marks in any discipline with Physics and Maths in 12th Standard.

(u) Branch/ Type of Entry– Naval Armament Inspection Cadre, Unmarried Men / Women- Men/ Women, Age Limit (years)- 191/2 – 25, Educational Qualifications- Final year/ Qualified BE/ B.Tech in Electrical/ Electronics/ Mechanical/ Production /Instrumentation/ IT/ Chemical/ Metallurgy and Aerospace Engineering.

(v)Branch/ Type of Entry– Info Tech, Unmarried Men / Women- Men, Age Limit (years)- 191/2 – 25, Educational Qualifications- Final year/ Qualified BE/B Tech with 60% marks in Computer Science/ Computer Engg / IT/ BSc (IT)/ M Tech (Computer science)/ MSc (Computer)/ BCA/ MCA.

(w) Branch/ Type of Entry– Sports, Unmarried Men / Women- Men, Age Limit (years)- 191/2 – 25, Educational Qualifications- Regular Post Graduate Degree or BE/ B.Tech degree in any field. Candidates with diploma in Sports Coaching from National Institute of Sports and M Sc in Sports (Coaching) will be given priority for short listing. Sports Qualification (Sports other than Yachting/ Wind Surffing) - A candidate should have participated in Senior National Championship/ Games in Athletics / Cross Country/ Triathlon/ Badminton/ Tennis/ Squash/ Football/ Handball/ Hockey/ Basketball/ Volleyball/ Cricket/ Swimming/ Diving/ Water Polo/ Kabaddi/ Boxing.

Age Limit (years)- 21 – 25, Educational Qualifications-Sports Qualification (Yachting/ Wind Surffing) - Must have at least one of following qualifications :-(a) Should have participated in Senior National Championship conducted by YAI and secured a minimum of 5th position in an Olympic class. (b) Should have attained a position amongst the top 50% of the fleet in a class of boat/ wind surf completed at the ISAF Youth Sailing World Championships (c) Should have represented India at the Asian Games or ISAF Youth Sailing World Championships and secured a medal in Youth/ Olympic Class.

(x)Branch/ Type of Entry– UES (IT), Unmarried Men / Women- Men, Age Limit (years)- 22 - 27, Educational Qualifications- Final year/ BE/B Tech with 60% marks in Computer Science Engg./ Computer Engg./ IT.

Education Branch Permanent Commission, Unmarried Men / Women-Men, Age Limit (years)-21 – 25, Educational Qualifications-A Master Degree (min 50% marks in ) (a) MSc Physics (with Maths in Bsc) (b) MSc Maths (with Physics in Bsc) (c) Permanent Commission     MSc Chemistry (with Physics in Bsc) (d) Master’s degree in English (with physics or mathematics at intermediate         or equivalent standard). (e) Master’s degree in computer application or computer science. Candidate should have studied either Physics or Mathematics at their graduation level. (f) BE/ B.Tech in any of the following discipline :- Mechanical Engg./ Electrical Engg./ Engg. in Computer Secience/ Technology/ A post graduate degree of a recognized university in Humanities (Economics/ History/ Political Science).

Short Service Commission, Unmarried Men / Women-Men/ Women, Age Limit (years)-21 -25 Educational Qualifications-“ do “

 Electrical Branch Permanent Commission

(a) 10+2 (B.Tech) Cadet Entry Scheme, INA, Unmarried Men / Women-Men,   Age Limit (years)- 17-19 ½ Educational Qualifications-12th Passed with 70% in PCM and 50% in English in 10th or 12th standard and should have appeared for JEE                 (Mains). 

(b) Cadet Entry NDA/ NA (UPSC), Unmarried Men / Women-Men, Age Limit (years)- 16 1/2 -19, Educational Qualifications-12th Passed/ Appearing in 12th standard with PCM.

 Short Service Commission

(a) General Service, Unmarried Men / Women-Men, Age Limit (years)-19 1/2- 25, Educational Qualifications-     Final year/ Qualified BE/B Tech with 60% marks in Electrical/ Electronics/ Telecommunication/ any other allied discipline.

(b) Submarine, Unmarried Men / Women-   Men, Age Limit (years)-   19 1/2  - 25, Educational Qualifications-Final year/Qualified BE/B Tech with 55% marks in Mechanical/ Electrical/ Electronics/ Telecommunication/ Computer Science/ Control Engg. or any other allied discipline or equivalent qualification recognized by institute of engineers (India) as exempted from section ‘A’ and ‘B’ of their associate membership examination

(c) UES (Electrical) Submarine, Unmarried Men / Women-      Men, Age Limit (years)-19–24, Educational Qualifications-Final year BE/B Tech with 60% marks in following disciplines :- Electrical/ Electronics/ Control/ Telecommunication/ Instrumentation/ Power Engg/ Electronics & Communication/ Instrumentation & Control.

(d) UES (Electrical), Unmarried Men / Women-Men, Age Limit (years)-19 -24, Educational Qualifications-           Final year BE/B Tech with 60% marks in following disciplines:-Electrical/ Electronics/ Telecommunication or any other allied discipline. 

 Engineering Branch (Marine Engineers & Naval Architect) Permanent Commission,

 Branch/ Type of Entry– (a) 10+2 (B.Tech), Unmarried Men / Women-Men, Age Limit (years)-17 – 19 ½, Educational Qualifications-12th Passed with 70% in PCM and 50% in English in 10th or 12th standard and should have appeared for JEE (Mains).

Branch/ Type of Entry– (b) Cadet Entry NDA/ NDA INA (UPSC), Unmarried Men / Women- Men, Age Limit (years)-        16 ½ - 19, Educational Qualifications-12th Passed/ Appearing in 12th standard with PCM.

 Short Service Commission (Marine Engineers)

Branch/ Type of Entry– (a) General Service, Unmarried Men / Women-Men, Age Limit (years)- 19 ½,- 25, Educational Qualifications-Final year/ Qualified BE/B Tech with 60% marks in Marine/ Mechanical/ Aeronautical/ Production/ Metallurgy/ Control/any other allied discipline. 

Branch/ Type of Entry– (b) Submarine, Unmarried Men / Women-    Men, Age Limit (years)-   19 1/2  - 25, Educational Qualifications-Final year/ Qualified BE/B Tech with 55% marks in Mechanical/ Electrical/ Electronics/ Telecommunication/Computer Science/ Control or any other allied discipline or equivalent qualification recognized by institute of engineers (India) as exempted from section ‘A’ and ‘B’ of their associate membership examination.

Branch/ Type of Entry– (c) UES (Engg.) Submarine, Unmarried Men / Women-Men, Age Limit (years)- 19 – 24, Educational Qualifications-Final year BE/B Tech with 60% marks in following disciplines :- Mech/ Marine/ Automobiles/ Mechatronics/Instrumentation/ Production/ Metallurgy/ Industrial Engg. & Manegment.

Branch/ Type of Entry– (d) UES (Engg.), Unmarried Men / Women- Men, Age Limit (years)-19 – 24, Educational Qualifications-    Final year BE/B Tech with 60% marks in Mech/ Marine/ Aeronautical/ Production/ Control Engg. or any other allied discipline.

 Naval Architect

Branch/ Type of Entry– (a) Naval Architecture, Unmarried Men / Women-      Men/Women Age Limit (years)-191/2 – 25, Educational Qualifications-            Final year/ Qualified BE/B Tech with 60% marks in Mech/ Civil/ Aeronautical/ Naval Architecture/ Metallurgy.

Branch/ Type of Entry– (b) UES (NA), Unmarried Men / Women-      Men/ Women, Age Limit (years)-   19 – 24, Educational Qualifications-Final year BE/B Tech with 60% marks in Mech/ Metallurgy/ Civil/ Aeronautical/ Naval Architecture/ Aerospace.

 Note:

(a) The initial engagement period for various SSC entries are as follows:-
(i) Executive (Pilot/Observer/Submarine/Hydro) and Tech (Submarine) - 14 years with no further extension.
(ii)Executive (GS/IT/NAIC/Logistics),Tech (GS/Aviation/NA) and Education -12 years extendable to 14 years.
(iii)Executive (Sports/ATC/Law) - 10 years extendable to 14 years in 02 steps ie; 10+2 + 2
(b) Women are eligible to apply for Short Service Commission in Law, Logistics, ATC, Observer, Education, Naval Architecture, Pilot and NAI.
(c) Advertisements calling for applications from eligible candidates are published in Employment News and important newspapers in Feb to May and Aug to Dec every year.
(d) The training of officers selected through the above entries normally commences in the month of July/ Jan every year.

 ELIGIBILITY CRITERIA FOR ENTRY AS A SAILOR

 Entry -ARTIFICER Artificer Apprentice, Branch Specialisation- Electrical/Mech/Hull Artificer Air Mechanician, Age-17-20, Educational Qualification- 10+2 equivalent, qualified with Physics & Mathematics and one subject out of Chemistry/ Biology/ Computers with minimum 60% marks., Method of Recruitment- Through written examination in English, Dec & Jun   GK, Maths and Science held at NRCs/ AROs/ ASCs/ NREs twice a year in Mar/Apr & Sep/Oct for the course commencing in Aug & Feb respectively., Month of  Advt. -Dec & Jun 

 Entry-NON ARTIFICER SSR (Senior Secondary Recruit), Branch Specialisation- Seaman/Communication/ Electrical/ Medical/ Logistics (Material)/ Logistics (Financial & Administration)/ Engineering/Naval Aviation., Age-17-21, Educational Qualification-  10+2 or equivalent, qualified with Physics & Mathematics and one subject out of Chemistry/ Biology/Computer Science,Method of Recruitment- Through written examination in English, GK, Maths and Science held at NRCs / & AROs/ ASCs/ NREs twice a year in Mar/Apr & Sep/Oct for the course commencing in Aug &Feb respectively., Month of  Advt. - Nov/Dec & May/Jun

 Entry- MR (Matric Recruit), Branch Specialisation- I. Musician, Age-17-21, Educational Qualification-  Matric, Method of Recruitment- Candidates should have aptitude for music. Knowledge of atleast one musical instrument is mandatory. Recruitment is conducted once a year., Month of  Advt. - March

Entry- MR (Matric Recruit), Branch Specialisation- I. Musician, Age-17-21, Educational Qualification-  Matric, Method of Recruitment- Candidates should have aptitude for music. Knowledge of atleast one musical instrument is mandatory. Recruitment is conducted once a year., Month of  Advt. – March

 Branch Specialisation-II. Logistics (Steward), Age-17-21, Educational Qualification-Matric, Method of Recruitment-Through written examination in Maths, English, Month of  Advt. – Dec & Jun 

 Branch Specialisation- III. Logistics (Chef), Age-17-21, Educational Qualification-Matric, Method of Recruitment- Science & GK held twice a year in      Mar/Apr & Sep/Oct for the course commencing in Oct/Apr respectively, Month of  Advt. – Dec & Jun 

Branch Specialisation-NMR Hygienist (Non Matric Recruit), Age-17-21, Educational Qualification-VI class, Method of Recruitment-Written test in General Awareness and (Non Matric Recruit) Arithmetic. Held twice a year in Mar/Apr & Sep/Oct for the course commencing in Oct/Apr respectively. Month of  Advt. – Dec & Jun 

 SPORTS ENTRY  Direct Entry (Sports)

Branch Specialisation- Seaman (Acting Petty Officer), Age-17-22, Educational Qualification- Same as SSR, Method of Recruitment- Recruitment is conducted twice a           Jun year in Mar/Apr & Sep / Oct for courses commencing in Aug/Feb. Outstanding sportsmen who have represented in International/National level events may Contact or write directly to :-. Month of  Advt. –Jun

Entry- SSR, Branch Specialisation- (Outstanding Sportsman) Seaman/Communication/ Electrical/ Medical/ Logistics (Material)/ Logistics (Financial Administration)/ Engineering/ Naval Aviation, Age-17-21, Educational Qualification-  Same as SSR, Method of Recruitment- The Secretary Medical/ Logistics (Material)/ Logistics Indian Naval Sports Control Board (Financial Administration)/ Engineering/Integrated Headquarters of Ministry of Defence(Navy),Naval Aviation 7th Floor, Chankya Bhawan, Chanakyapuri, New Delhi- 110021,Tel No. 011-26887485

 Entry- MR (Outstanding Sportsman),  Branch Specialisation- Logistics (Steward) / Logistics (Chef) Age-17-21, Educational Qualification-  Matric, Month of  Advt. –Jun

 Entry- NMR(Outstanding Sportsman), Branch Specialisation-ssHygienist, Age-17-21, Educational Qualification- VI Class, Month of  Advt. –Jun

 Note:

 (a) The above information is a broad guideline and is subject to change as per the induction requirement of the Indian Navy.
(b) All advertisements are published in Employment News and National/Regional/Leading Newspapers.
(c) Minimum percentage of marks, for each entry, are promulgated through advertisements for particular batch & may differ from the percentage mentioned above.
(d) For Eligibility Criteria for each Entry, candidates are advised to read the contents of the ‘Entry Specific Advertisement’ in Employment News and other National dailies.

Indian Navy is a professional and highly skilled force. It has challenging duies and it helps is developing effective leadership qualities through its various career options. For mopre details Log on to www.joinindiannavy.gov.in (with inputs from Directorate of Public Relations, Ministry of Defence)