The Naval College of Engineering was “commissioned” on 12 Jul 1957 though it was later formally inaugurated on 02 Jan 1960 by late Shri VK Krishna Menon, the then Defence Minister. The name of the college has changed from “Engineering and Electrical College ” to” Naval Engineering College ” to the present name. With the initial sanction of 11 staff, both service and civilian, at the directing level, the college grew in shape and size and today it has a sanctioned strength of 19 officers and 42 scientists for its' faculty.
Naval College of Engineering today trains technical officers of Engineering and Electrical / Electronics streams of the Indian and friendly foreign Navies and provides them with a B Tech degree on completion. The courses were recognized by the Jawaharlal Nehru University in 1985 for an award of B Tech degree.
Today Naval College of Engineering can boast of providing the full range of training equipment in its 18 laboratories which can match the best of the engineering colleges conducting undergraduate programmes. From the initial 390 books, the Technical Library of the college toady houses over 25,000 volumes and subscribes to some of the most contemporary journals.
The college is situated 8 km from Lonavala town. The college provides accommodation to the officers in officer’s mess according to their ranks. The college has an inbuilt swimming pool and facilities for indoor/outdoor games. The college also has a sickbay located within the establishment. The college has a well stacked library.
A candidate after passing out gets placed in an INS ship only and is further trained and if a student leaves the college he/she gets placed in the best in the business companies.
The entrance exam is held once in every year. The candidates who qualify this entrance exam are called for an SSB Interview and then for a personality test. The exam is usually organized from July to October.
The candidate called for an SSB interview would face Individual Tasks, Group Tasks, Psychological Tests, Group Discussions and Interview. If you only qualify in the Intelligence Test, then only you can take part in the other subsequent tests. Finally, the candidate is selected on the basis of his overall performance.
Finally, the candidates who are selected by the SSB have to undergo a medical examination. The medically fit candidates have to take part in Naval Orientation Course at the Naval Academy at Goa for about 6 months and then undergo 4 years Engineering Course at the Naval College of Engineering at Lonavala. The B. Tech degree to the students is given by the Jawaharlal Nehru University.
The candidates who wish to take admission in this college should be unmarried & single. One should not be less than 16 1/2 years and not more than 19 years of age as on the date of examination.
The minimum score in the PCM combination at the HS level is 70% and 55% in English.
The candidate should be at least 157 cm with appropriate weight and proportionate chest with 5 cm expansion. One should have good eyesight.