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Indian Naval Academy Ezhimala, Kerala

The Indian Naval Academy Ezhimala (NAVAC) is located at in the Kannur (Cannanore) District of Kerala, which forms a part of its North Malabar Region. Nestled between the imposing Mount Dilli, serene Kavvayi backwaters and majestic Arabian Sea, NAVAC provides an idyllic setting for training with its picturesque and tranquil environment. This is the premier training establishment of the Indian Navy and will conduct the basic training for all officers being inducted into the Indian Navy under various schemes. INS Zamorin is the base depot ship for administrative and logistic support for NAVAC.
Indian Naval Academy Ezhimala (NAVAC)
 "Vidyayaa Amrutam Ashnute" "the cradle of naval leadership"

NAVAC has been specifically formulated to mould you into a morally upright, physically robust, mentally alert and technologically aware professional, dedicated to excellence. The implementation of the curriculum is oriented to ensure a clean break from the traditional strait jacketed mentality and infuse in you a sense of innovativeness, creativity, resourcefulness and a passion for excellence. The staff is committed to impart the highest quality of training, and to mould trainees into officers and gentlemen/ladies.

Indian Naval Academy Ezhimala (NAVAC)

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Location: The Indian Naval Academy, Ezhimala is located approximately 35 km north of Kannur and 135 km south of Mangalore, on the west coast of peninsular India. The nearest railway station is at Payyanur, 10 km away. Payyanur is also on National Highway 17 between Mangalore and Kannur. The nearest major civil and international airport is at Mangalore, about 145 km north. The INA is divided into three zones – a Training zone, an Administration zone and an Accommodation zone.It has a light house the Mt.Dilly Light house in its premises.

Accessibility: NAVAC is well connected by rail and road. The nearest railway station is at Payyanur, a town located 12 km away from the Naval base. Payyanur is situated along NH 17 between Mangalore and Kannur. The broad gauge railway line links Payyanur to Mumbai and other major cities in Western, Central and Northern India via the Konkan Railway. The broad gauge rail network also links Payyanur to Chennai and other major cities in Eastern India (via Chennai) and Southern India (via Palakkad). The nearest airport is located at Mangalore, about 150 km from INS Zamorin. There is regular private bus service between INS Zamorin, Payyanur and Kannur.

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Travelling:. The nearest railway station from INS Zamorin is Payyanur. Trainees arriving from various destinations should disembark only at Payyanur Station. Payyanur station can be reached as follows:-

(a) RAIL: All trains on the Konkan Railway route except Rajdhani Express (plying between Delhi- Thiruvananthapuram) Sampark Kranti Express (plying between Chandigarh – Thiruvananthapuram), Jodhpur Express (plying between Jodhpur – Thiruvananthapuram) and Jaipur Maru Sagar Express (plying between Jaipur – Ernakulam) halt at Payyanur.

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 (b) ROAD: NH 17 connects Payyanur with Kannur and Mangalore. There are regular State Government and Private bus services connecting Payyanur to Kannur and Mangalore. The candidates arriving by bus are to disembark at Payyanur bus stand (located within Payyanur town, about 04 km from Railway station).

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(c) AIR:  Payyanur does not have an airport. The nearest airport is located at Mangalore, 150 km from Payyanur. Indian Airlines and Jet Airways operate services to & from Mangalore. The other airport is at Kozhikode ( Calicut), 145 km from Payyanur. Both, Mangalore and Kozhikode, are well connected to Payyanur by road and rail.

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The training zone contains the main academic building complex, as well as physical-training, aquatics and outdoor-training complexes, auditoriums, a firing range, cadet's Mess and cadet's dormitories. The main academic building complex is situated on the highest point of the academy. It includes the Service and Technical Training wings, laboratories, workshops, library, and an 1800-capacity auditorium. The academy accepts up to 1200 cadets for officer-training each year. This includes interim training facilities for the Indian Coast Guard.

The period of initial training, at Indian Naval Academy (INA) Ezhimala, for 10+2 (Executive) and 10+2 (Technical) cadet entry is 4 years. The Naval Orientation course for Direct Entry is of 22 weeks duration.

Cadet life:
On reporting at the academy, cadets are assigned to squadrons. Currently there are 5 squadrons, which are planned to increase up to 16. Each squadron consists of five divisions with approximately 40 cadets in each division. Each division is commanded by a commissioned officer of the rank of Lieutenant, responsible for monitoring, guidance and counseling of the cadets. The squadron is headed by an officer of the rank of Lieutenant Commander. Cadets are accommodated in individual rooms in the Squadrons, though classroom instruction and outdoor training are conducted separately depending on the cadet's selected majors and specializations. Throughout the academy tenure, the cadets are trained in all aspects like physical training, swimming, drill, sports proficiency, equitation, x-country running and various service related subjects.

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