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INS Dronacharya (Gunnery School)
|INS Dronacharya||Located about 10 kms from INS Venduruthy, which is the main Naval Base in Kochi||INS Dronacharya, Fort Kochi, Kochi 682 001, Kerala||( 0484 ) 226108||( 0484 ) 228341-45||The nearest railway station is Kochi Harbour Terminus. However, all important trains terminate at Ernakulam junction, which is 6 km ahead of Kochi Harbour Terminus approximately 15 km from the unit|
|Hot and humid||Sea level||Between 20° - 35° C||South West monsoon is active between June and September||Approximately 310 cms|
Note: Kochi is prone to malaria and observation of anti malaria precautions during the stay at Kochi, is necessary.
|Well connected to Thiruananthpuram and Chennai||Well connected to Thiruananthpuram and Chennai||Has an international airport and is well connected to New Delhi, Chennai and Mumbai|
|Tropical clothing is worn through out the year. Raincoat is essential during the monsoon period||Trainees are to possess their own bedding, blankets, mosquito nets, bed sheets and pillows. These can also be purchased locally|
|Officers are accommodated in the newly commissioned officers' Wardroom mess||Sailors are accommodated in the cabins/barracks, according to their rank|
Officers accommodated in the mess, are provided with civilian bearers.
|An Olympic size swimming pool is located in INS Venduruthy, Willingdon Island||Only limited indoor/outdoor facilities are available in the establishment. A well equipped gymnasium, play grounds and athletics stadium are located in INS Venduruthy||Facility exists for viewing satellite channels on TV. A number of air-conditioned theatres screening English and Hindi films are located within a radius of fifteen kilometres from the establishment|
Trainees are not permitted to bring/hold private arms/ammunition.