INS Shivaji | UPSC

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INS Shivaji | UPSC

INS Shivaji | UPSC


Swachhata hi seva campaign at INS Shivaji

      WHY IN NEWS:

As part of Swachhata Hi Seva campaign, INS Shivaji conducted a series of activities from 15 Sep to 02 Oct 2020.

MINISTRY? :-Ministry of Defence


For PRELIMS just remember this is not a Indian Naval Ship Vehicle . It is a Naval Station .

For MAINS nothing much here .




  • INS Shivaji is an Indian Naval station located in Lonavala, Maharashtra, India.

INS Shivaji is nestled amongst the picturesque hills of Sahyadri ranges in the Western Ghats of the Indian sub continent.

  •  It is located close to the Bhushi Dam.


It houses the Naval College of Engineering which trains officers of the Indian Navy and the Indian Coast Guard.

  • It was commissioned on 15 February 1945 as HMIS Shivaji.
  • Indian Navy already operates a first damage control simulator Akshat at INS Shivaji to train its officers and sailors on damage control on a warship at sea.


  • Shivaji can be termed as the ‘highest ship’ in the world.

The Establishment is well equipped to impart State of the Art Training in Engineering and Technology.

  • The Training Curriculum and Infrastructure is continuously upgraded keeping pace with the fast changing Technology.
  • The Training pattern not only covers Academics, Sports etc. but also focuses on over all Personality Development and Character Building.


  • INS Shivaji is the Premier Technical Training Establishment of the Indian Navy.
  • INS Shivaji had its humble origin as replacement for the ‘Stokers’ Training School’ at HMIS Dalhousie, in Naval Dockyard, Bombay (now Mumbai).

It was commissioned by the then Governor of Bombay, Sir John Colville, as HMIS Shivaji on 15 February 1945.

  • It became INS Shivaji on 26 January 1950.
  • To provide scope for further expansion and to isolate the trainee sailors the Royal Indian Navy decided to shift the training establishment from Bombay to a quieter place.


INS Shivaji has three premier institutions viz.

  • Centre of Marine Engineering and Technology (CMET),
  • Centre of Excellence (CoE) and
  • Nuclear, Biological and Chemical Defence (NBCD) School.

The Trainees are guided by a highly experienced faculty pertaining to all facets of Marine Engineering.

      IASbhai WINDUP: 

  • INS Shivaji has an annual training throughput of more than 2800 officers and 7800 sailors from the Indian Navy.
  • It also trains personnel from the navies of 20 friendly countries worldwide with an annual throughput of over 250 international trainees on an average.
  • This is one of the finest Marine Training Establishments in the World.
     SOURCES: PIB | INS Shivaji | UPSC

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