According to reports furnished by Centre for Asia Pacific Aviation or CAPA, the aviation sector will face a shortage of aviation professionals during the period 2012 to 2013. This only indicates that more aviation professionals will be required during this period.
Types of Aviation Courses Offered
Below mentioned is a list of the aviation courses offered in India:
- Booth Board Services
- Pilot training (Commercial Pilot Training, Private Pilot License, Special Pilot License)
- Flight deck crew
- Aircraft maintenance
- Aviation safety training instructor
- Air hostess training courses
- Aeronautical engineering
- Air traffic control
- Airport ground staff
- Airline ticketing and marketing
Courses are offered to prepare students for different aviation employment opportunities. Courses offered usually prepare individuals for being a pilot, aircraft maintenance engineer, air hostess, ground staff in airports, cabin crew, and aviation safety personnel.
As far as courses for pilots are concerned, there are 3 stages that an individual intending to embark upon a career as a pilot has to undergo. The first stage is called SPL or Special Pilot License, and the other 2 are Private Pilot License Commercial Pilot License. The difference between them is mainly in the flying time during the training period either during solo flying time or along with the flying instructor.
Eligibility Criteria for Aviation Courses
The minimum qualification for admission into a study program is a pass in class XII examination with Mathematics, Chemistry, and Physics as compulsory subjects. Few institutes require minimum qualification of graduation for pursuing study programs in aviation.
Individuals intending to pursue a career as an Air Hostess are required to have a specified height.
List of Aviation Colleges in India
Some of the best institutes offering study programs in aviation include the following :
- Bharat Institute of Aeronautics in Patna
- Indian Institute of Aeronautics in Delhi
- Hindustan Institute of Aeronautics Science in Bhopal
- Flytech Aviation Academy in Mumbai
- Indian Institute of Aeronautics in Jamshedpur
- Indian Institute of Aeronautical Science in Kolkata
- Avalon Centres in Mumbai, Lucknow, Delhi, Ahmednagar, Nasik, Kochi, and Allahabad
Career Options in Aviation Sector
The various career opportunities available in the aviation sector are as follows:
- Ground staff
- Air Hostess
- Aeronautical engineer
- Customer executive and support
- Air Traffic controller
- Cabin crew
- Airline ticketing personnel