43 engineers pass out from INS Shivaji

Sakal Times
Saturday, 6 January 2018

Pune: Forty-three Indian officers including seven Coast Guard officers joined the ‘engineering branch’ of the Indian Navy on successful completion of the 79-week Marine Engineering Specialisation Course (MESC) at INS Shivaji in Lonavla. The passing out parade was reviewed by Vice Admiral DM Deshpande, Controller, Warship Production and Acquisition, Integrated Headquarters, New Delhi. This was 84th batch of MESC. 

Pune: Forty-three Indian officers including seven Coast Guard officers joined the ‘engineering branch’ of the Indian Navy on successful completion of the 79-week Marine Engineering Specialisation Course (MESC) at INS Shivaji in Lonavla. The passing out parade was reviewed by Vice Admiral DM Deshpande, Controller, Warship Production and Acquisition, Integrated Headquarters, New Delhi. This was 84th batch of MESC. 

Vice Admiral Deshpande awarded trophies to officers adjudged first in academics and overall order of merit. The ‘Hammer’ for best all-round Officer was awarded to SLt  Amardeep Singh Jaswal. The DGCG rolling trophy for best all-round Coast Guard officer was awarded to Asst Cmdt Dhanasekar S, the Vice Admiral Daya Shankar rolling trophy for best sportsman was awarded to Lt Sohrab Mohamed KS. 

Lt Priya Ranjan and Lt Hirath Lal stood first and second respectively in academics. The best project syndicate was awarded for project on ‘Development of portable and wireless emergency SOS system for engine room watchkeeper’.

Training regimen involved a rigorous academic curriculum and afloat and outdoor training to ensure overall grooming of the officers. These officers are now poised to take their first appointment as assistant/senior engineer officers on board frontline warships.

The chief guest in his valedictory address urged the officers to continue their tryst with learning and adapt to the technological advancements to become thorough professionals. He exhorted the officers to lead by example and pursue excellence in every endeavour while maintaining the highest standards of the Navy. The chief guest also released the 75th edition of the ‘Journal of Marine Engineering’ during the valedictory function.

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