Indian Naval Academy: The Most Prestigious Training Institute

The Indian Naval Academy is the most prestigious officer training academy in India. It is located in Ezhimala, Kannur district, Kerala. INA is situation between Ezhimala hill and the Kavvayi backwaters and has a 7 KM beachfront on the Arabian Sea. The Indian Naval Academy is designed to provide basic training to all officers who are willing to induct into the Indian Navy and Indian Coast Guard. Being the largest naval academy, INA was established in the month of May 1969 and its Ezhimala campus was inaugurated on 8th January 2009. Earlier, it was known as Ezhimala campus. Later on, the name changed to Indian Naval Academy.


To get admission in Indian Naval Academy, there are three ways:

  1. After 10+2: You can join INA through UPSC NDA exam or TES (10+2 Technical Entry Scheme). Here, candidates are required to have PCM in 10+2.
  2. After graduation: You can join INA if you have an Engineering Degree. Here, candidates can join INA through UPSC CDS exam or directly apply on their website, If you clear the cut off and you get shortlisted, you can go for the SSB.
  3. UES Entry: University Entry Scheme or UES is the entry through which you can enroll yourself in INA even before your graduation. For this entry, only engineering students can apply.


The period of initial training for cadet entry is 4 years and direct entry graduate candidates is 22 weeks. The training zone, at INA, includes the main academic building complex, physical training, aquatics and outdoor training, fields, a firing range, cadet’s Mess, cadet’s squadrons. It also includes the Service and Technical Training wings, labs, workshops, library, and an 1800-capacity auditorium.

Interested candidates are suggested to enroll themselves in Major Kalshi Classes and start preparing to become a part of Indian Naval Academy. Get in touch with us and start your training.

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