Naval Academy Ezhimala (NAVAC)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.
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.
Location . Naval Academy, Ezhimala is situated approximately 35 km North of Kannur (Cannanore) and 135 km South of Mangalore, on the West Coast of peninsular India.
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.
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.
(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).
(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.
Useful Adminidtrative Details Postal Particularshe Naval Academy has a full-fledged post office. The postal and telegraphic address during your stay at the Academy will be as follows:-
(a) Postal Address .
Indian Naval Academy
Naval Academy PO
Kannur, Kerala 670310
b) Telegraphic Address
Care Training Captain
Indian Naval Academy
Naval Academy PO, Kannur
(c) Official Address. All official letters must be addressed to The Commandant, Naval Academy on the following address:-
(for Training Captain)
Indian Naval Academy,
Naval Academy PO,
Kannur, Kerala 670310
Official E-Mail Address. firstname.lastname@example.org
Important Telephone Numbers
Note : - On reporting, trainees will be accommodated in one of the Squadrons at the Naval Academy. Each Squadron can consist of upto four divisions with approximately 40 trainees in each division. The squadron is headed by a Squadron Commander who is of the rank of Commander/ Lieutenant Commander and assisted by Divisional Officers of the rank of Lieutenant. Each Division comprises a mix of trainees from various courses and is controlled and monitored, by the Divisional Officer assisted by Trainee Appointments in the Squadron/Division. The divisional system thus provides for close monitoring, guidance and counselling of trainees in all their activities. The squadrons form the living areas for trainees, whilst the classroom instructions and outdoor training are conducted in separately designated training areas.
Initial Training. 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.