The Passing Out - Parade Spring Term 2014 of the Indian Naval Academy is scheduled on 31 May 14 at Ezhimala, Kerala. This particular POP will witness the graduation ceremony of as many as four batches of cadets at INA, which include 65 cadets of the Flag-ship course of INA (86th ICC) B.Tech graduates, 63 Executive (General Service) naval cadets of the 17th Naval Orientation course, 31 cadets ex-NDA and naval cadets of other branches as well as Coast Guard cadets.
The Indian Naval Academy (INA) is one of the finest military training establishment in the world. With world class facilities in terms of infrastructure, both for academic and outdoor facilities, including the state-of-the-art laboratories, workshops, swimming pool and playfields, the INA is mandated to develop cadets morally, mentally and physically into intelligent combat leaders of character for the Indian Navy and the Coast Guard. The Academy has modern residential facilities, an excellent mess and five well laid out squadrons.
It is pertinent to mention that INA is first amongst the armed forces training establishments, who are awarding B.Tech degree to its officer cadets on completion of four year training. This transformational process started in 2009 when the Indian Navy adopted a policy to have only B.Tech qualified officers in the executive branch handling combat functions of the Indian Navy. Hitherto officers in the executive branch were BSc graduates.