What is the News?
The Ministry of Skill Development and Entrepreneurship(MSDE) has recognised INS Shivaji as the Centre of Excellence(CoE) in the field of Marine Engineering(ME).
What is INS Shivaji?
INS Shivaji is an Indian naval station located in Lonavala, Maharashtra. It is located close to the Bhushi Dam.
It houses the Naval College of Engineering, which trains officers of the Indian Navy and the Indian Coast Guard. It was commissioned in 1945 as HMIS Shivaji.
INS Shivaji has three premier institutions viz. Centre of Marine Engineering and Technology (CMET), Centre of Excellence (CoE) and Nuclear, Biological and Chemical Defence (NBCD) School.
INS Shivaji’s Centre of Excellence (Marine Engineering): It was established in 2014 with a broad mandate that included the induction of niche technologies for naval applications, quality research in collaboration with R&D and academic institutes of high reputation.
– The larger goal is to improve the skills of the personnel across the Indian Navy, Friendly Foreign Navies, and the entire ecosystem.
What is the Centre of Excellence(CoE)?
Recognised by: Ministry of Skill Development & Entrepreneurship (MSDE).
Purpose: It is a body that provides leadership, best practices, research, support, training of trainers, and skill training for a specific sector or sector.
As per the National Policy for Skill Development & Entrepreneurship, 2015, it was decided that National Skills Universities and Institutes will be promoted in partnership with States as centres of excellence for skill development and training of trainers.
Source: This post is based on an article “Skill Development Ministry recognises INS Shivaji as the Centre of Excellence in Marine Engineering” published in PIB on 23rd March 2022