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 a B Tech degree on completion. With The courses were recognized by the Jawaharlal Nehru University in 1985 for award of B Tech degree.
Today Naval College of Engineering can boast of providing the full range of training equipments 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.