Kozhikode: The National Institute for Research and Development in Defence Shipbuilding, (NIRDESH) at Chaliyam in Kozhikode will commence a pioneer training programme-- Young Officers Capsule Course from March 11.
Kozhikode District Collector K V Mohan Kumar will inaugurate the orientation course in shipbuilding - for 25 young shipbuilding engineers, a Defence press release said here today.
The participants have been nominated from the four defence shipyards and Cochin Shipyard Limited.
The curriculum will comprise generic capsule on systems on board warships, weapons and sensors, and theoretical aspects of ship building including stability among others. Ship building processes, lay out and organisation of shipyards and financial management of shipbuilding will also be included in the two weeks long course.
Faculty from Cochin University of Science and Technology and Indian Institute of Management Kozhikode, and engineers from Mazagon Dock Limited and Cochin Shipyard Limited will conduct sessions for the participants.
A visit to an Uru (traditional dhows of Malabar) making facility near Chaliyam has also been scheduled for the participants.
Defence Minister A K Antony had laid the foundation stone of Nirdesh in January 2011. The Institute, governed by an autonomous society under the Ministry of Defence, aims to become a Centre of Excellence guiding research, development, and training required to achieve total self-reliance in warship and submarine building in India.
The first R&D programme- a project of indigenisation of Silicon Rubber Elements is being carried out in collaboration with the Rubber Research Institute of India, Kottayam.
Land for the campus has been provided by the Kerala Government and the buildings are being constructed by Nirmithi Kendra, an agency of the Kerala state government.