National Aviation University (NAU) is all set to be launched in India. The proposal for setting up of a NAU in the name of Rajiv Gandhi National University at the District of Bareli in Uttar Pradesh has been finally approved by the Union Cabinet.
This University shall be resembled as a Central University. Also, the Cabinet has approved the proposal to introduce the Rajiv Gandhi National Aviation University Bill 2013 in the Parliament, to create a post of Vice Chancellor by selection through a search and Selection Committee headed by Cabinet Secretary with members representing Ministries of Civil Aviation, Personnel &Training and Human Resource Development and for creation of a temporary post in the grade of Joint secretary to Government of India for the position of Project Director which would be filled up on deputation basis.
The Rajiv Gandhi National Aviation University will be established as a Central University and as an autonomous body under the administrative control of Ministry of Civil Aviation in Rae Bareli District of U.P. with an estimated Central Government's funding of Rs. 202 crore in Phase-l (2013-14 to 2018-19) on the land available with Indira Gandhi Rashtriya Udan Academy (IGRUA), a Society set up as an autonomous body under Ministry of Civil Aviation) in Rae Bareli District of U.P.
About 26.35 acres of land available with IGRUA has been identified for setting up of NAU in its first phase.
The National Aviation University aims to facilitate and promote aviation studies, teaching, training and research with focus on emerging areas of studies such as aviation management, aviation regulation and policy, aviation history, aviation science and engineering, aviation law, aviation safety and security, aviation medicine, search and rescue, transportation of dangerous goods, environmental studies and other related fields.
It also aims to achieve excellence in related subjects and on those subjects of emergence which may occur in the future
The University will also be a knowledge partner to safety and security regulators by providing required academic inputs to help them execute their enforcement responsibility better.