“Join the Indian Navy and chose more than just a job. The Indian Navy offers a unique way of life and a level of security that is almost unheard of in civilian life.”
The Indian Navy is today a strong and capable force which is highly regarded for its professional competence. The planned induction of advanced ships, technology and creation of modern infrastructure promises to enhance the capabilities of the Service eve further in the near future.
The Indian Navy as a Career
As compared to other professions in the civilian world, the Indian Navy has a great deal to offer to young men and women. It gives an individual the opportunity to display leadership skills and bestows one with a tremendous amount of responsibility at a very young age. The Navy provides countless opportunities ranging from being in charge of part of a ship to flying an aircraft or looking after one department on the ship / establishment independently. In addition, throughout his/her career one can actively participate in the sports and adventure activities of their choice, an option not commonly offered in other office jobs. Despite being seafarers the Indian Navy has sent expeditions to Mount Everest and Antarctica, an achievement which the nation can be proud of. In this profession the friendship is made for a lifetime due to the strong bond of camaraderie that forms with fellow officers and also with the sailors, whom one may command.
An officer at a very young age assumes the responsibility of commanding his men and use of latest equipment on the ships / submarines / aircraft. Working in the latest technology environment, the young officers are exposed to the very best in their field of operations. The cutting edge technology and revolution in Military in the Indian Navy. It is the only helps in professional expertise of an individual but provides opportunities to exhibit our talent with pride all across the world.
Men in white command dignity and respect, and are always in high spirits as the Service offers personal, financial, emotional security and status in the society. Adventure activities like mountaineering, sailing, yachting, water sports, polo and other sports / games are easily accessible. For those who seek fulfillment in life, there is no career like the Navy. It offers an attractive pay package, perks, life time pension, medical benefits for self and family.
One of the Indian Navy’s latest initiatives to make the ab-initio training more attractive includes the new Naval more attractive includes the new Naval Academy, which has come up in a scenic location called Ezhimala in north Kerala. Apart from the institute being very modern and well equipped, the cadets graduating from this academy after four years of training will have a B.Tech degree from the batch commencing July 2009 onwards (unlike B.Sc. Degree which the Naval Academy offers at present).
Selection Procedure for Officers
The commission in the Indian Navy is open to young men and women of our country. They have the option to join the Executive, Technical and Education Branches of the Indian Navy. Officers induction is advertised through the Employment News and all major national and regional newspapers / dailies. Selection for all Permanent Commission (PC) entries, except 10+2 (Tech) Cadet entry and NCC Special Entry (Graduate) is through a written examination conducted by the UPSC, followed by interviews by the Service Selection Board (SSB). There is no written examination for the Non-UPSC entries. The applications are short listed, as per the criteria laid down by the Integrated Headquarters of Ministry of Defense (Navy), Directorate of Manpower Planning & Recruitment. Selection is through merit alone and there is no reservation. The duration of the Short Service Commission (SSC) is 10 years, extendable to 14 years.
Until 1991, women were not eligible for enrolment in the Indian Navy, Consequent to CCPA approval in 1991, women were inducted as officers in the Education Branch and Logistics & Law cadres of the Executive Branch of the Indian Navy with effect from 1992. In 1993, approval was also accorded by the MOD for induction of women in the ATC cadre. No special status is conferred on women candidates and they compete with Short Service male candidates on open merit system. Vacancies are filled in the order of merit based on marks obtained in Service Selection Board. Presently, women officers are being inducted into the Law, Logistics, ATC, Observers (Aviation Cadre), Naval Architecture Cadre & Education Branch as SSC officers. Service conditions are same for men and women officers. Government has now approved Permanent Commission for women in Law, Education & ATC Cadre.
Educational & Other Qualifications
It is mandatory that all Degrees and Educational Qualifications are recognized by the University Grants Commission (UGC). All candidates desirous of joining the Indian Navy must be physically / medically fit, as per laid down standards. Proficiency in sport, swimming and extra-curricular activities is desirable.
If you are looking for a balanced career, offering good pay and perks, dignity, status, adventure and quality of life for self and family, the Indian Navy is the service which will fulfill your aspirations. The Service teaches an individual the core values like sense of responsibility, duty and discipline, essentially the traits that can promote self-control to achieve success in life. The message to today’s youth, men or women, is to be part of the service which is highly motivated, totally dedicated and selfless in its commitment to the nation.