Aeronautical Engineering is a specialized stream of engineering that encapsulates the examination, design, improvement, assembly, analysis, technology and science implemented in aircrafts. The vehicles of the air need to have the right combination of temperature, pressure and loads for proper performance. Any mishandling of any of the parameters can prove to be fatal along with hefty loss of money, effort and time that is invested in the development of these air vehicles. Understanding the concepts of physics involved with this specialized and highly sensitive domain of engineering is called aeronautical engineering. Some of the best institutions for seeking quality education in aeronautics are:
Indian Institute of Technology (IIT) at Bombay, Kanpur, Kharagpur and Madras
Known for its prestigious repute, Indian Institute of Technology holds its centers at various locations covering almost all states across the country. However, IIT Bombay, IIT Kanpur, IIT Kharagpur and IIT Madras are the few institutions that hold provision for Bachelor of Technology courses in Aerospace Engineering. The eligibility to take up this course is (10+2) with PCM. IIT- Joint Entrance Exam has to be cleared in order to seek admission in the Aeronautical Engineering streams at IITs.
Indian Institute of Aeronautics (IIA) at New Delhi
This institution is counted amongst the oldest and the most renowned educational centers imparting quality education in the stream of aircraft maintenance. This foundation of this college was laid in the year 1982 at Patna. However, it was later that it was shifted to New Delhi. Airplane and Power Plant, Helicopter and Power Plant and Avionics are the branches that IIA offers specialization in. To participate in the entrance examination for this institute, the students are required to possess the following qualification- (10+2) in Commerce or Graduation in PCM or Diploma course in Engineering. To seek admission in this autonomous educational institution, the eligible students have to appear for an entrance test.
Nehru College of Aeronautics and Applied Sciences at Coimbatore
This institute has been making its contribution in the field of aviation since the year 1968. The college is situated at a distance of around 5 Km. from the Coimbatore Railway Station. Holding an International accreditation and ISO 9001-2000 certification, this is amongst some of the best institutes. The eligibility criterion is defined as 50% aggregate marks in PCM or 50% aggregate for Diploma holders. The college holds a dedicated eligibility exam for the students seeking admission.
Other famous institutes
Hindustan Institute of Engineering Technology at Chennai, PEC University of Technology at Chandigarh, Bengal Engineering and Science University at West Bengal, Institute of Aviation Technology at Haryana, School of Aviation Science and Technology, Delhi Flying Club, Safdarjung Airport at New Delhi, Manipal Institute of Technology at Karnataka, Amrita Institute of Technology and Sciences at Tamil Nadu, Acharya Institute of Technology at Bangalore, Amrita School of Engineering at Bangalore, Sathyabama University at Tamil Nadu and M.V.J. College of Engineering at Bangalore are some other famous institutes offering engineering courses in aeronautics and aircraft technologies.