The recognition was given to INS Shivaji as the Centre of Excellence (CoE) in the field of Marine Engineering (ME) on 22nd March 2022 with an aim to motivate military organisations after a thorough examination of the infrastructure and facilities available.
This initiative was taken even to improve the skills of Indian Navy personnel, friendly foreign navies and the entire ecosystem.
MSDE designates COE in Marine Engineering
MSDE has designated CoE as a body that provides leadership, best practices, research, support, training of trainers, and skill training for a specific sector. The Centre of Excellence in the skilling ecosystem is visualised as a one-stop resource centre working in partnership with industry. It is to raise training standards, address emerging skill gaps and align training and research with industry needs.
MSDE’s designation of INS Shivaji as a Centre of Excellence is the first of its kind for any military organisation which reflects the INS Shivaji’s continued commitment to skill and technology development. The award will strengthen INS Shivaji’s position as a preferred training institution for high-quality R and D collaborations with industry and prestigious academic institutions both within and outside India.
INS Shivaji is an Indian naval station in Lonavala, Maharashtra. It houses the Naval College of Engineering, which aims to improve the skills of the personnel across the Indian Navy, Friendly Foreign Navies, and the entire ecosystem.
The recognition certificate was presented by the Honorable Secretary MSDE, Mr. Rajesh Aggarwal, IAS to CMDE Arvind Rawal, Commanding Officer, INS Shivaji. The certification took place at the Ministry of Skill Development and Entrepreneurship, Shram Shakti Bhawan, New Delhi.