The yesterday morning was a red letter day for the cadets of 90th Indian Naval Academy Course (INAC). On this day 90 cadets were awarded BTech degree by the Chief Guest Prof Ashish Nanda, Director, Indian Institute of Management (IIM), Ahmedabad, at the Convocation Ceremony held at INA in presence of their proud parents / guardians. Rear Admiral MD Suresh, NM, Deputy Commandant and Chief Instructor of the academy and Rear Admiral K S 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 harsh curriculum of Navy specific subjects and an intensive outdoor training curriculum. The graduating cadets acquired their B. Tech degree in one of three streams viz., Applied Electronics and Communication Engineering (AEC), Electronics and Communication Engineering (ECE) or Mechanical Engineering (ME), under the aegis of the Jawaharlal Nehru University, New Delhi.
Prof Ashish Nanda, Director, Indian Institute of Management (IIM), Ahmedabad, in his convocation speech complimented and congratulated the graduating cadets and their parents. He urged them to be ever curious and inquisitive to learn new things expand the intellectual horizon and strive to develop a never say die attitude to succeed in life. 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 DCC Shivam Vitthal Jadhav. The ‘Chief of the Naval Staff Rolling Trophy’, for the cadet adjudged best in ECE stream was awarded to SCC Keval Krishan. The ‘Chief of the Naval Staff Rolling Trophy’, for the cadet adjudged best in ME stream was awarded to Cadet Prince Isaac Jacob.