Aeronautical engineering is one of the most exciting career prospects in India. This course offers not only exciting job prospects in top companies but at the same time one gets this life time thrill of becoming a pilot and roaming in space. An aeronautical engineer must have completed B.E. (Bachelor of Engineering) or a B. Tech (Bachelor of Technology). This course is offered by prestigious engineering colleges like Indian Institute of Technology’s (IIT) and many others. Students also have the option of going for diploma courses in aeronautical engineering from several polytechnic institutes.
An eligibility criterion for taking admission into this course is passing out higher secondary examinations with Physics, Chemistry and Mathematics. These subjects must be compulsory and students should have obtained an impressive aggregate. Next step is of clearing the Joint Entrance Examinations (J.E.E.) conducted by IIT’s in January and May every year. Several other institutes conduct their own entrance examinations. Other criteria involve having good eye sight, acute observation power, ability to handle sudden crisis situations, effective communication skills and analytical brain. Candidates also need to be physically fit and healthy.
There are several Aeronautical Engineering Courses in many states of India including Delhi, Assam, Uttaranchal, Bihar, Maharashtra, West Bengal, Tamil Nadu and Uttar Pradesh.
Aeronautical engineering course involves rigorous and detailed training in several aspects of aircrafts like development and manufacturing. They are also trained in advance technologies concerning space science. Most of these passed out aeronautical engineers are hired by ISRO. Other aircrafts manufacturers and prestigious departments like National Aeronautical Laboratory, Civil Aviation Department, Hindustan Aeronautics Limited (HAL), Defense Research and Development Laboratories (DRDO) etc also employ these students. These engineers can also opt for green pastures in foreign countries.