Wednesday, March 01, 2017

Pune University plans aviation degree at graduate level; PG course to undergo changes

Pune: Major changes are planned for the M.Tech Aviation course offered by the Savitribai Phule Pune University (SPPU) as the course itself is being restructured to M.Tech Aviation Management. Instead of preparing students to be pilots, the course will now focus on preparing students to be managers in the Air Traffic Control and ground clearance controls, said vice-chancellor Wasudeo Gade.

Not only that but the varsity is now planning to start a B.Tech aviation course, which will be of three years duration and the HSC students will be able to apply for it. Proposals for approval of both the courses have been put before the upcoming academic council meeting at the varsity.
Stating that 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.
“They suggested that 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. 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,” he said.
01/03/17 Indian Express