Admiral AK Chatterji Fellowship




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Admiral A K Chatterji Fellowship

Admiral A K Chatterji was Chief of the Naval Staff from March 1966 to February 1970; he was the first Chief in the rank of Admiral in the Indian Navy. He joined the Royal Indian Navy in 1933 and saw action in World War- II.

Admiral AK Chatterji
(1914-2001)


Admiral A K Chatterji fellowship has been instituted by the family in memory of the late Admiral A K Chatterji to undertake research on maritime issues. The duration of the fellowship is 18 months and is offered to serving naval officers/ young Academics at the National Maritime Foundation, New Delhi.

First Admiral AK Chatterji Fellow - 2010-12



Cdr S Navaneetha Krishnan

Title of Research: “Shipbuilding: Nation building through Shipbuilding”

Fellow Profile:

Cdr S Navaneetha Krishnan is an officer in the Indian Navy from the Corps of Naval Architects. He is posted at Submarine Overseeing Team, Mumbai, where he is overseeing the submarine construction works. His past work experience includes tenures at the naval ship repair yard, the Directorate of Naval Design (Surface Ship Group) and at the Submarine Design Group. He has published several technical papers in national and international journals and presented several papers in national and international forums. He has also published a book on efficiency measurement in ship design organisations.



Book: ”Prosperous Nation Building Through Shipbuilding: In Pursuit of Leadership”
Author : Cdr S Navaneetha Krishnan
Published by : Knowledge World Publishers Pvt Ltd, 4676/21, First Floor, Ansari road, Daryaganj, New Delhi 110002.ISBN 978-93-81904-44-2

Book Release Ceremony, 22 Nov 2012 at NMF, Conference Room




Chief of Naval Staff Admiral DK Joshi releasing the Book in the presence of Admiral (retd.) Sureesh Mehta, Chairman, National Maritime Foundation.




Second Admiral AK Chatterji Fellow - 2012-14



Capt AP Golaya

Title of Research: “The Game Changer: Game Theory & Its Application to Anti-Piracy, Maritime Terrorism & LIMO”

Fellow Profile:


Capt AP Golaya is an alumnus of the National Defence Academy and was commissioned in the Indian Navy on 01 January 1992. The officer specialized in Navigation, Air Craft Direction and Naval Operations. In addition to serving afloat in frontline warships including INS Mumbai and INS Godavari as the Navigating Officer, he has held a number of important appointments ashore. These include Joint Director Net Centric Operations at Naval Headquarters. He has also served as an instructor in Navigation and naval operations at the Navigation and Direction school Kochi, the officer has commanded three ships including one on deputation to the Coast Guard. As a part of his assignments, he has been involved in authoring/co-authoring a number of articles and has contributed extensively to five books on professional subjects, which have been widely circulated within the Navy. A keen writer and analyst, he did a short tenure as a Research Fellow at the National Maritime Foundation prior to taking up his current assignment as Defence Specialist in the National Security Council Secretariat.During his command of the Diving Support Ship, INS Nireekshak, the ship was awarded the coveted ‘Unit Citation’. The officer was awarded the Vishist Seva Medal for distinguished service on 26 January 2012.



Book: "The Game Changer: Game Theory and Low Intensity Maritime Operations"
Author : Capt AP Golaya
Published by : Pentagan Press, New Delhi. 2014

Third Admiral AK Chatterji Fellow - 2016-17



Commander (Dr) Nitin Agarwala

Title of Research: “Deep Seabed Mining in the Indian Ocean: Economic & Strategic Dimensions”

Fellow Profile:


Commander (Dr) Nitin Agarwala, a serving Naval Officer, commissioned in 1993, is a Naval Architect from Cochin University of Science and Technology and an alumnus of Indian Institute of Technology, Delhi and Kharagpur. The officer in his naval career of over 22 years has experienced various facets of a warship as a user, inspector, maintainer and a policy maker and is presently a part of the design team for naval warships. As a faculty with the Department of Ship Technology, Cochin University of Science and Technology for four years, he has taught various subjects to both BTech and MTech programmes while guiding various minor and major projects. He has published over 26 papers in various conferences and journals of national and international repute. His areas of interest are Wave structure interaction problems, Acoustic structure interaction problems, Hydroelasticity related ship structure problems and Corrosion problems associated with ships.

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