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India to set up dedicated aeronautics and avionics academy soon

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THIRUVANANTHAPURAM (PTI): India will get its first dedicated academy in aeronautics and avionics this month to train students in the emerging sector.

The Indian Institute of Aerospace Engineering and Management, with a campus in Bangalore, will start offering MBA and M.Tech courses in avionics and aeronautics management this month end, G Krishnadas Nair, Chairman and Managing Director of Cochin International Airport Limited, told PTI on the sidelines of the 97th Indian Science Congress here.

The institute, affiliated to Jain University, will offer undergraduate courses in six streams including aeronautical engineering and post graduate courses in aircraft production management, aircraft design and development and avionics.

"We will have batches in all streams by July," said Nair, who also heads the Hindustan Aeronautics Limited.

Currently an academy, run by the Cochin International Airport Ltd (CIAL) offers some academic programmes in airport management and aviation business management.

Nair said the Indian Institute of Aerospace Engineering and Management will be the first institute to offer undergraduate, post-graduate, courses in aeronautics and avionics.

The institute is being set up at a time when the aviation sector is witnessing a boom amid plans of massive expansion in civil aviation infrastructure.

Senior faculties from HAL and IIT-Kanpur have already joined the institute, which will have representatives from HAL, ISRO, National Aerospace Laboratories and Jain University on its Governing Council.

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