The Navy has many specialised officers like DOCTORS & DENTISTS who may join after receiving a medical qualification from an Indian University. There exists a three year antedate for Post-Graduate and PG Diploma Holders. 

Dental Students are also eligible if they have a BDS degree, finished one year of internship and have a Permanent Dental Registration Certificate.


In 1961 the Military Dental Centre at INHS Asvini was reorganised into a three chair “Naval Dental Centre” under the administrative control of a Dental Officer of the rank of surgeon commander. In 1998 Naval Dental Centre was re-designated as “NAVAL INSTITUTE OF DENTAL SCIENCES” (NIDS). In Feb 1999 it was relocated to its present state-of-the art double storied building.

NIDS, Mumbai is one of the premier and prestigious institutes of the Indian Navy, with the Dental Adviser (Navy) as the Director of the institute. On an average, 150 – 200 patients are registered for treatment at NIDS everyday. In addition to routine dental treatment, NIDS provides advanced specialist dental treatment in Prosthodontics, Oral & Maxillofacial Surgery, Orthodontics and Implantology. The patients from the peripheral dental centres are also referred to Naval Institute of Dental Sciences, Mumbai, for specialists opinion/treatment.

All the latest investigation facilities including the orthopantomograph and cephalograms are available at NIDS. The dental laboratory of NIDS is equipped with the latest state-of-the-art equipment including induction casting machine, ceramic lab etc. and the facility is extended to all the dental establishments of Navy.

NIDS provides professional training to officers of MOBC courses during their professional phase. Various courses for the Paradental staff are conducted, which are recognised by the Dental Council of India. Periodic workshops/seminars are conducted at NIDS to update the professional skill of the dental officers in the services.

The multi potential role of NIDS also includes the standardisation of dental stores procured by the AFMSD, Mumbai for consumption of all the dental centres of Navy.



The Indian Navy, as one of the three wings of Indian Armed Forces has kept pace with ever changing advanced technologies and operates and maintains highly sophisticated ships, submarines and aircraft. The propulsion machinery, weapons, sensors and equipment on board these weapon platforms are operated and maintained by sailors, who are imparted with requisite training at various intervals during their service.

The initial basic training is given at INS Chilka, District-Khurda, Orissa. This is followed by further training at various Naval Establishments all over the country. Prior to release from service sailors are also given pre-release courses to enable them to settle down in civil life. Sailors in the Navy are liable to serve anywhere in India, on board ships and Submarines or abroad as deemed necessary by the service

Medical branch
Professionals who are trained in a wide range of medical skills to care for the sick and the injured….. with the full backup of the Naval hospital services. They have the opportunity to specialise in many fields like Physiotherapy, Advance Nursing, Radiography, Lab Assistant, Dental Operation Room Assistant and Blood Transfusion etc


If you join the INDIAN NAVY you are choosing more than just a job. We offer a unique way of exploring your life and provide ample opportunities to exploit your potential in every sphere of life. We provide a level of security and comfort that is almost unheard of in civilian life.

For many people, the greatest attraction of a career in the Indian Navy is the variety of opportunities to make you career challenging. You can face the challenges and develop methods to exploit the full potential in you. A job in the Navy offers you a chance to exploit your true potential as a professional – by learning new skills, acquiring unrivalled experience in the process of applying those skills, and making the most of Navy advancement.

In the Indian Navy, you’ll find there’s much more to be gained than a regular salary. In fact, the experience that you gain in the Navy can help you shape your future through outstanding financial benefits, unparalleled career potential, and the lifestyle of freedom and personal growth that you’ve been waiting for.

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