The M.Tech Aviation course offered by the Savitribai Phule Pune University (SPPU) as the course itself has undergone changes to M.Tech Aviation Management.
Proposals for approval of both the courses have been put before the upcoming academic council meeting at the university.
The Course will focus on:
The course will now focus on preparing students to be managers in the Air Traffic Control and ground clearance controls than preparing students to be pilots said vice-chancellor Wasudeo Gade.
Which course is the university offering to B.Tech?
The university is now planning to start a B.Tech aviation course.
What is the duration of the course?
The course will be of three years duration.
Who can apply?
HSC students will be able to apply for it.
Why this sudden changes?
- The decision to change the nomenclature and structure of the course from M.Tech Aviation to M.Tech Aviation Management was a decision taken in consultation with industry experts, Gade said, adding that the suggestion came from Air India officials.
- This is the area where there are better career opportunities and there is a need for such trained people. Hence, we decided to change the course to aviation management degree.
The course is affiliated to two universities:
- While the course will be conducted by our university in association with two flight schools in Germany and Miami, and students can choose which one they want to study with, the passing out students will have to pass the Directorate General of Civil Aviation.
- The total number of seats:
- There would be 20 seats in all and an all-India level entrance test would be conducted for the same.
What is the fee structure?
- While the fees for the M.Tech Aviation course was nearly Rs 65 lakh, the course fees for B.Tech in Aviation would be nearly half, confirmed university officials, stating that it is estimated to be around Rs 26 lakh- Rs 30 lakh.
- The faculty for both the courses would come from the aviation industry, said Gade.
How is the syllabus designed for the aviation course?
- The syllabus for M.Tech Aviation Management has been redesigned in consultation with aviation expertise and has been tabled before the academic council.
- Once the approval is received for the B.Tech course, the syllabus will be designed.
- Currently, only a handful of universities are offering an aviation degree at graduate level and we are hopeful of receiving a good response for the same, said Gade.