Introduction to Aeronautical Engineering Course:
If you always dreamed of sitting in the Pilot’s seat and travelling all around the world, or the word rocket science was your fascinating term then aeronautical course is the best thing to choose. In Aeronautical Engineering you will learn designing, testing, and maintenance of commercial and military aircrafts with all new cutting edge technologies. A job in this domain was everyone’s childhood’s fantasy. If you are good at physics and aerodynamics then go it and you will definitely land into your dream job.
The organizations give you the in depth technical knowledge on aerodynamics and the things required for manufacturing and development of aircrafts either for commercial use or for defense. Aeronautical engineers go through the full life cycle development of an aircraft including testing and maintenance.
You need to qualify class XII exam so that you can pursue B.E (Bachelor in Engineering)/ B.Tech (Bachelor in Technology) in Aeronautical course. You can also opt for diploma course in this stream but still you need to complete graduation for it to have a better knowledge on things.
You need to be physically fit and should have a good eyesight if you want to get a job as aeronautical engineer even if you have excellent technical knowledge.
Colleges and Institutes offering Aeronautical Engineering Courses in India:
These are the top colleges in India which provide a deep insight about aeronautics and how to achieve perfection in them:
- INDIAN INSTITUTE OF TECHNOLOGY, BOMBAY
- INDIAN INSTITUTE OF TECHNOLOGY, KANPUR
- INDIAN INSTITUTE OF TECHNOLOGY, KHARAGPUR
- INDIAN INSTITUTE OF SCIENCE, BANGALORE
- INDIAN INSTITUTE OF TECHNOLOGY, MADRAS
- PEC UNIVERSITY OF TECHNOLOGY, CHANDIGARH
- INDIAN INSTITUTE OF SPACE SCIENCE AND TECHNOLOGY, THIRUVANANTHAPURAM
- MANIPAL INSTITUTE OF TECHNOLOGY, MANIPAL
- SATHYABAMA UNIVERSITY, CHENNAI
- INDIAN INSTITUTE OF AERONAUTICAL ENGINEERING, DEHRADUN
- National Institute of Technology (NIT Trichy)
Future in India:
In India aeronautical engineers are mostly employed by ISRO (Indian Space Research Organization) and the Defense Ministry as well as some companies engaged in the manufacturing of aircrafts. Nowadays, jobs are also available with the Civil Aviation Department, National Aeronautical Laboratory, Defense Research and Development Laboratories (DRDO) and Hindustan Aeronautics Limited (HAL).
In a time driven world people want to complete works as fast as possible so does travel time. A lot of research is going on these and I am pretty sure this course would have a boom in the near future where big players like Boeing would need really smart people to meet the requirements. Pretty good number of Indians are working as engineers and technical professionals in NASA.