In the present times, aviation is one of the most prominent as well as flourishing sector. Both Central and State governments are contributing to a great level in the up-gradation of airports so, there are numerous new job openings since the Indian airports are being busier and bigger. Consequently, more and more institutes are offering degree courses in aviation.
After 10+2, the first degree in aviation is B.Sc. Aviation. The degree elucidates the varying ways and methods of operation in this field. Additionally, management and personnel skills are also important components of this degree.
There is BBA aviation course too but B.Sc. Aviation is more appropriate for those who wish to be pilots as it encompasses the entire course of CPL (Commercial Pilot License). On the other hand BBA aviation course is good for those who are willing to work for cabin or ground crew. It covers more about management but not much about flying. Managements of private as well as government airports are covered in it.
Eligibility Criteria for Admission to B.Sc. Aviation
- You must have cleared 10+2 from a reputed school or educational board.
- You must have Physics, Chemistry and Mathematics at 10+2.
- You will be required to clear an entrance exam and thereafter appear for an admission test before you finally get admission to the course.
Duration of the Course
There are institutes that offer B.Sc. Aviation in both full time and part time basis.
In the full time course the duration of the course is of 3 years while if you opt of for the part time course then the duration of the course will be 4 years. However, the duration of course varies from one institute to another.
Institutes Offering B.Sc. Aviation Degree
- Patkar College of Arts & Science & V.P. Varde College of Commerce (Maharashtra)
- Nehru College of Aeronautics and Applied Science (Tamil Nadu)
- Indira Gandhi Rashtriya Uran Academy (Uttar Pradesh)
- Avalon Aviation Academy (New Delhi)
There are great possibilities of increase in job opportunities in the field of aviation. The increase in the number of jobs in aviation sector is equivalents to all other occupations. Contributing factors include population growth and expanding economy which will result in boosting the demand for air travel.
You can be pilot, flight engineers etc. but for these higher ranks you will need to purse higher study. However, you can instantly join ground/cabin crew jobs after the completion of the course and simultaneously continue your higher studies. You can get job in management section of the airlines.
Earning in the field of aviation highly depend on the rank, seniority and the type of job one is performing. In the case of pilots, those who fly jet airplanes earn higher compared to other pilots. The salary of pilots also depends on the type of airline they join like international or domestic.
Airline pilots are given the security by offering them life and health insurance plans. In addition, they also receive retirement benefits and at some stage of their career they are failed to clear physical examination they are provided with disability payments.