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Engineering Jobs in Indian Navy

The Indian Navy is the naval branch of the armed forces of India. It currently has approximately 55,000 personnel on active duty, including 5,000 members of the naval aviation branch and 2,000 marine commandos, making it the world's fifth largest navy. The Indian Navy currently operates more than 155 vessels, including the INS Viraat, the only aircraft carrier in Asia-Pacific Region along with operational jet fighters. This group provides an opportunity for the navy aspirants to discuss various career options and experiences with the navy.

Short Service Commission: Naval Academy offers Short Service Commission as well as permanent commission jobs in various cadres like.

Technical (General Service)
Engineering Branch (E):
Candidates can join in the Naval Architecture Cadre of the Engineering Branch. 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. With the Navy going for more and more sophisticated warship production within the country, the Corps of Naval Architects offers excellent opportunities to keep abreast of the advancement in ship building technology and implement your innovative ideas.

Eligibility: Four years BE/BTECH Engineering degree with a minimum of 60% marks in aggregate from a recognized university with one of the following Streams
  1. Mechanical Engineering
  2. Production Engineering
  3. Control Engineering
  4. Marine Engineering
  5. Aeronautical Engineering
Electrical Branch (L): A warship is a mini floating city with an integral power generation and distribution system. In addition, complex missile systems, underwater weapons, radars and radio communication equipment form major 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. Electrical Officers have this responsibility and other challenging tasks. To sharpen the skills navy offers excellent opportunities for post-graduate courses in India/abroad to the deserving candidates.

Eligibility: Four years BE/BTECH Engineering degree with a minimum of 60% marks in aggregate from a recognized university with one of the following Streams
  • Avionics Engineering
  • Electronics Engineering
  • Electrical Engineering
  • Instrumentation Engineering
  • Control Engineering
  • Telecommunication Engineering
Officers of the Engineering and Electrical Branches can also volunteer for the Aviation/ Submarine Arm.

Submarine Cadre:
Engineering Branch (E):
Eligibility: Four years BE/BTECH Engineering degree with a minimum of 60% marks in aggregate from a recognized university with one of the following Streams

Mechanical Engineering

Electrical Branch (L):
Eligibility: Four years BE/BTECH Engineering degree with a minimum of 60% marks in aggregate from a recognized university with one of the following Streams
  1. Electronics Engineering
  2. Electrical Engineering
  3. Control Engineering
  4. Telecommunication Engineering
Naval Architecture Cadre:
Eligibility: Four years BE/BTECH Engineering degree with a minimum of 60% marks in aggregate from a recognized university with one of the following Streams
  1. Mechanical Engineering
  2. Civil Engineering
  3. Metallurgical Engineering
  4. Aeronautical Engineering
  5. Naval Architecture Engineering
Selection Procedure:
The candidates will be called for Service Selection board interviews according to their cadre and their performance in BE/BTECH Degree.

Stage -1: Test consisting of officer intelligence rating test (OI and R test) followed by Picture perfection and Discussion test.

Stage-2: Psychological testing, Group task, Group discussion and personal interview. Candidate who clears all the above tests will be appointed for training.

The selected candidates will be appointed in the rank of Sub- Lieutenant on the date decided by IHQ-MoD (Navy). The candidates will be granted Short Service Commission (SSC). The candidates will be subject to an initial probationary period which will commence from the date of grant of the rank of Sub-Lieutenant and will terminate after two years from the date of their reporting to the Indian Naval Academy. During the period from date of appointment to reporting for training, the individual will be entitled to half the basic pay of the rank, which will be payable as a lump-sum stipend at the time of joining Indian Naval Academy for training. The tenure of SSC officers will be for a period of 10 years, extendable by a further period of 04 years subject to service requirements and performance/willingness of the candidates. The Candidates who fail to qualify at the final graduation (aggregate 60%) will be discharged from service without any benefits.

Duties of Technical Officer
Tech (GS) Branch: Technical officers are to maintain ships, aircrafts and their associated weapons/sensors systems.
Submarine cadre: As a submarine technical officer you will be responsible to run maintain modern submarines and its weapon systems.
Naval Architecture cadre: Naval Architects specialize in warship and submarine constructions and also involves in design, construction, quality control and new construction work of naval vessels. Course commences from the month of July.

Permanent Commission:
Indian navy Academy offers Permanent commission jobs in the education branch of Indian navy.
Eligibility: A bachelor’s degree in any one of the following streams
  1. Mechanical Engineering
  2. Electrical Engineering
  3. Electronics Engineering
  4. Computer science Engineering
  5. Information Technology Engineering
  6. Telecommunication Engineering
How to Apply: Applications must be sent on a plain A4 size paper in the prescribed format duly completed in all the respects, with subscription on the envelope.

Selection Procedure:
Candidates will be called for Service selection board interviews based on the performance in educational qualification. Interviews are conducted for five days.

Stage-1: Intelligence test, Picture perfection test and group discussion
Stage-2: Psychological testing, Group task, and personal interview.
Candidates selected will be called for training which starts in the month of July.
A student holding a bachelor's degree in Mechanical/ Electrical/ Technology Engineering could also join the Merchant navy as a Engine Cadet/ Fifth Engineer/ Junior Engineer. Direct entry Deck Cadets are required to undergo basic pre-sea training arranged by the recruiting company itself and the direct entry engineering cadets are preferred to do a Pre-sea course of 9 months duration in Marine Engineering conducted by the MERI.

Indian Navy also offers Coast Guard Jobs
Coast Guard: Officers Entry Scheme of Coast Guard offers “Assistant Commandant” Jobs for engineering graduates
Eligibility: Candidates should posses an Engineering Degree in any one of the following Branches
  • Naval Architecture Engineering
  • Mechanical Engineering
  • Electrical Engineering
  • Electronics Engineering
  • Marine Engineering
  • Design Engineering
    Rank and Pay Structure
Asst Comdt Rs.15600-39100 with Grade Pay Rs 5400/-

Training Pattern:
Basic Training in Naval Academy at INS Mandovi, Goa 20 weeks
Afloat training onboard Coast Guard Ships 36 weeks
Technical courses at various Naval Schools 48 weeks
Watch-keeping onboard Coast Guard Ships 24 weeks

How to Apply:
The recruitment of Asst. Commandants is conducted bi-annually.
The advertisement is given in leading national newspapers in both Hindi as well as in English.

Selection Process:
  1. The shortlisted candidates are called for Preliminary Selection (PSB) as per their choice centers at Mumbai, Chennai, Calcutta and Delhi
  2. The PSB consists of Mental Ability Test as well as interview
  3. The candidates who qualify PSB are called for Final Selection Board (FSB) at New Delhi.
  4. The candidates who qualify PSB are required to undergo medical examination.
  5. The candidates subject to medical fitness are selected as per merit list.
 
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Published on 10/22/2010
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