The Aviation sector has been providing numerous job opportunities to graduates in India. In the past, in case of India, there weren’t many courses that focused on the aviation sector and groomed students to take on roles in that sector. Usually, Graduates of any discipline used to apply for aviation jobs. They used to get trained after they were selected after an interview. At present, things have changed! There are many aviation sector oriented courses present, which cater to the needs of the aviation Industry! In this article, I will list some of the best Aviation field related courses, which students may pursue after finishing their 12th standard schooling. As usual, I will provide basic course details, eligibility criteria, scope and job opportunities associated with the course etc.
JOB ORIENTED AVIATION COURSES:
1. B.B.A. IN AIRPORT MANAGEMENT
BBA is a 3 years long Undergraduate management program. The good news is that many B.B.A. programs allows students to specialize in certain area/discipline. In our case, it is a program that focuses on the running and management of an Airport. If one is keen on improving one’s qualifications, then he/she may also go for an M.B.A. Degree after completing this B.B.A. program.
B.B.A. in Airport Management trains students to take on Managerial and Administrative posts in an Airport. The course material covers subjects like-
- Introduction to Airport Management
- Human Resource Management
- Financial Management
- Safety Management
2. DIPLOMA IN AIRPORT MANAGEMENT
This is a Diploma course that lasts 1 year and focuses solely on the area of Airport Management. While it does a better job in dealing with the technical details, when compared to B.B.A. program, I must also admit that this Diploma Degree doesn’t possess as much value as the B.B.A. program does. A good way to solve this problem is by going for a Post Graduate Diploma in Airport Management after finishing any Graduation course!
Important subjects covered in Diploma in Airport Management course are-
- Airport Strategy and Functioning
- Cargo Management and Handling
- Staff Management
- Safety and Security Management
3. AERONAUTICAL ENGINEERING
A technical course that lasts 4 years, BE/B Tech Degree in Aeronautical Engineering will help you land a job related to the Aviation sector. Aeronautical Engineering is all about designing, manufacturing and maintaining Aircraft!
Students who have passed 12th Science stream (with Physics, Chemistry and Mathematics subjects) are eligible to apply for this course. Students have to clear National as well as State level entrance tests to get admission in recognized Institutes.
SCOPE, SALARY AND JOB OPPORTUNITIES:
Graduates will be absorbed by Private Airlines. Over there, Graduates may work in jobs posts like- Chief Engineer, Research and Development Engineer, Design Engineer etc. Average starting salary is generally between 3-5 Lakh Rupees per year.