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Aeronautical Engineering

Aeronautical Engineering is a highly advanced technological field that sees to the structural design, construction and operation of aircraft. It is different from astronautical engineering that deals especially with spacecraft and outer space vehicles. The latter is also popularly known as rocket science. Aeronautical Engineering is highly regarded among all the fields of engineering. Students pursuing their dream to be aeronautical engineers must first meet the eligibility requirements before admission to the engineering courses on aeronautics.

Aeronautical Engineering Courses in India

Engineering Courses in Aeronautics train students in a wide range of areas such as development and manufacture of aircrafts. Besides this the students are offered technological skills in designing, testing as well as developing advanced technologies in the field. The diploma courses offered by IIT (Indian Institute of Aeronautical Engineering) are widely pursued. Polytechnics offer admission to students in this field. Most students enroll in reputed institutes that offer degree and post-graduate courses in view of better job opportunities. Courses in Aeronautical Engineering available to students are degree courses as well as diploma courses in India. The degree courses for graduates are viz. (B.E.) Bachelor of Engineering and (B.Tech) Bachelor of Technology.

Eligibility for Course Admission

Students desiring to do the Aeronautical Engineering Course must have good eyesight that is also free from color blindness, besides having an analytical mind frame with keen observation power. Physics, Chemistry and Math are essential subjects required with a good percentage in the XII Class. Another requirement that students have to qualify in is (JEE) Joint Entrance Examinations conducted by IIT. These are held twice every year in January as well as May. One may appear for the Joint Entrance Examinations in any other institute or college which holds them, other than IIT.

Careers for Aeronautical Engineers

Good Prospects in Aeronautical Engineering are offered by the aircraft manufacturing industry. One such manufacturing unit is the Hindustan Aeronautics Limited. Career prospects are high both in national and international sectors as well as in the public and private airline services.

Aeronautical Engineering Colleges

Aeronautical Engineering students are educated both in India and abroad. While most students study in the institutions established in the country the number of students going abroad is on the increase. There are a good number of engineering colleges and universities in US and UK. In India aeronautical engineering institutes have been set up in several states. There are institutes of aeronautical engineering in Delhi, Maharashtra, Tamil Nadu, Uttar Pradesh, Assam, Bihar and Uttaranchal among others. While most students study in the institutions established in the country the number of students going abroad is on the increase.

Job Opportunities Abroad

Job prospects are improving for students of aeronautical engineering abroad in countries like US, UK, Germany, France and others. In organizations like NASA we have a high percentage of engineers of the aeronautical field from India. Many other countries too have students migrating to Europe and America where aeronautical engineers are in demand. India is now inviting students from US and UK to work in the home set up after their stint abroad in order to reduce the brain drain from India.

List of Aeronautical Engineering in India
Name Address , Phone No. & Fax Email & Website
Indian Institute of Technology (IIT) Powai, Mumbai.
Ph: +91- 22 - 25722545
Indian Institute of Science (IISc) Bangaluru, Karnataka.
Ph: +91-080-3092210
Advertising Club Carex Centre Chennai,State Tamil Nadu
Contact 044-28522214
Indian Institute of Technology (IIT) Kharagpur, Kolkata.
Ph: +91-3222-255221
Indian Institute of Technology (IIT) Kanpur, U.P. Ph: +91- 512-2597620 http://
Hindustan College of Engineering (H.C.E) Chennai, Tamil Nadu. Ph: +91- 44-27474262
Academy of Aerospace & Aviation Indore, Madhya Pradesh. Ph: +91-731-4004458
Indian Institute of Aeronautical Engineering Dehradun, Uttarakhand. +91-135-3293326
Madras Institute of Technology Chromepet, Chennai
Nehru College of Aeronautics and Applied Science Coimbatore, Tamil nadu. Ph: +91 0422- 2252671
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