Skill Development Ministry recognises INS Shivaji as the Centre of Excellence in Marine Engineering

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Pune, 23rd March 2022: The Centre of Excellence (Marine Engineering), INS Shivaji has been recognised as a Centre of Excellence in the field of Marine Engineering by the Ministry of Skill Development and Entrepreneurship (MSDE). The recognition certificate was handed over by the Secretary MSDE, Shri Rajesh Aggarwal, IAS to Commodore Arvind Rawal, Commanding Officer, INS Shivaji at the Ministry Headquarters, Shram Shakti Bhavan, New Delhi on 22 Mar 22.


The Centre of Excellence (Marine Engineering), INS Shivaji was set up in 2014 with a broad mandate including induction of niche technologies for naval applications, undertaking quality research in collaboration with R&D and academic institutes of repute and providing engineering solutions for field level issues. The Centre was accorded the recognition after a thorough evaluation of the infrastructure & facilities available at INS Shivaji and the training being imparted towards enhancing the skills of personnel of Indian Navy, Friendly Foreign Navies and the entire ecosystem.


Recognition as Centre of Excellence by MSDE is first of its kind for any military organisation and an indication of establishment’s sustained efforts towards skill and technology development. The recognition would further cement INS Shivaji’s standing as a preferred training establishment for Friendly Foreign Navies in the field of Marine Engineering and enable the establishment to augment partnership with industry and academic institutions of repute within and outside the country for quality R&D.