Bangladesh Naval Academy

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Bangladesh Naval Academy
বাংলাদেশ নেভাল একাডেমি
Bangladesh Naval Academy Logo.png
MottoFight in the way of Allah
Established1976 (1976)
CommandantCaptain Masud Iqbal, (G), psc, BN.
Academic staff
100-150 (military & civilian)
The Commandant, Bangladesh Naval Academy Tel : 880-31-2501200 (Direct) 880-31-2501207-16 (PABX) Fax : 880-31-2501206
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ColoursWhite and Blue

The Bangladesh Naval Academy is situated at the mouth of the Karnaphuli River at Patenga, Chattogram, Bangladesh.[1] Bathed by the river Karnaphuli on the east and sheltered on the south by the Bay of Bengal, BNA stands in a panoramic natural picturesque in an isolated landscape of the country. It is surrounded by heart-snatching lush green vegetation in Patenga sea-beach, 14 km south of the city centre of the hustling port city of Chittagong. Bangladesh Naval Academy is well connected by rail, road and air from Dhaka.


Bangladesh Naval Academy main entrance.

Bangladesh Naval Academy is reputed military academy for naval training in South East Asia. It was established in 1976 at the premises of the Marine Academy at Juludia, Chattogram, later shifted to BNS ISSA KHAN in Chattogram to train the cadets of the Bangladesh Navy. The Academy shifted to its present location in 1988.[2] Yuri V Redkin, a Soviet Union navy sailor who died clearing mines left from the Bangladesh Liberation war in Chattogram port, is buried here.[3] The Military Academy was opened by the initiative of the then Prime Minister Sheikh Mujibur Rahman.The Academy was officially commissioned on 2 June 1988 and started functioning independently in the picturesque site of Patenga just at the river mouth of Karnaphuli. Inspired by its motto 'Fight in the way of Allah' Bangladesh Naval Academy has been making commendable contributions' in the national life of Bangladesh by training its own and overseas naval officers during the last 3 decades. In July 1998, the first batch of overseas cadets joined Bangladesh Naval Academy. Till 2018, more than 100 foreign cadets from friendly countries like Palestine, Maldives and Qatar got commission from this Academy. BNA is the pioneer institution in inducting female cadets in the armed forces. In January 2000, the first batch of 16 female cadets joined BNA for cadet training. So far, more than 110 female officers have been commissioned from this academy. In recognition of outstanding achievements over the past decades, BNA has been awarded with the National Standard on 28 Dec 2003 by the Prime Minister.

Honour Code[edit]

An officer cadet shall lead a life of honour and dignity. He or she shall not lie, steal or cheat.


All Cadets of the Bangladesh Navy undergo 10 weeks Joint Services training in Bangladesh Military Academy with the Army and Air force Cadets. In the Bangladesh Naval Academy they continue for another 15 months training till they become Midshipman. The Midshipmen are sent to ships for 6 months Sea Training. After sea training i.e. after 3 years of training they are commissioned in the Bangladesh Navy in the rank of Sub Lieutenant. Officers are also awarded with the Bachelor of Science degree as they graduate from the Academy with the affiliation of Bangladesh University of Professionals (Bangladesh).[4] In 2014 the Academy has introduced 04 years BSc(Hons) in Maritime Science and BBA in Logistics and Management under Bangladesh University of Professionals.

Many foreign cadets like Palestinians, Sir-Lankan, Maldivian and Qatari etc. are trained in BNA. There are four wings in the Academy namely- Professional wing, academic wing, training and administrative wing. Junior Staff Course (JSC) is also conducted at BNA under JSC Wing. There are 3 Divisions in Academy namely, Foc's'l, Main Top and Quarter Deck. Presently, Commodore Golam Sadeq, (G),ncc, psc, BN is the Commandant of The Bangladesh Naval Academy.

Training Course[edit]

The training courses run at BNA are as follow:

  • Long Course – 3 years.
  • Direct Entry Officer Course – 24 weeks.
  • Junior Staff Course - 12 weeks
  • Branch Rank Common Course

Training Criteria[edit]

One of the premiere training institutes of Bangladesh, BNA deals with the immense task of fulfilling national policy and committed for developing commissioned officers to lead the future Bangladesh Navy. Primarily, BNA training has four dimensions; leadership training, Physical Training, Naval Training and Academics.

a. Leadership. To impart all the qualities to be a good leader .

b. Physical Training. To attain the military standard of physical fitness.

c. Naval Training. It facilities naval training which includes Seamanship Model Room, Chart Room, Sailing and Pulling, NBCD simulator, Planetarium for Astro Navigation etc.

d. Academics. Academic training facilities include physics lab, Language lab, Computer lab, Library etc. BNA also conducts basic Computer Course, Branch Rank Common Course, Language Course and Junior Staff Course for BN and overseas officers.

Club Activities & Facilities[edit]

Sailing and Pulling facilities

To be habituated with the naval life it provides sailing and pulling facilities

Computer Club

This club works on enhancing cadets about computer knowledge. Make them confident about handling of computer.

Language Club

This club works on increasing the efficiency of cadets on different languages for speaking and writing.


Adequate sports and other recreational facilities including golf are available.

Medical Facilities

First aid centre with qualified doctors is available within the campus. Combined Military Hospital, BNS PATENGA is only a few kilometers from the Academy.


Well-furnished Gun Room for Cadets and Under Training Officers.

This club works on educating cadets about computer. Make them confident about handling of computer.


The academy divided into three division based on the parts of warship:

  •      Main Top
  •      Quarter Deck
  •      Fox'L

See also[edit]


  1. ^ "Navy to get two subs this year". The Daily Star. 20 March 2016. Retrieved 3 April 2017.
  2. ^ "Home". Retrieved 3 April 2017.
  3. ^ "Russia - Our sincere gratitude to them — I". Retrieved 17 April 2017.
  4. ^ "Bangladesh Naval Academy - Banglapedia". Retrieved 3 April 2017.

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