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Aviation (Aviation)

Updated By Yash Dhamija on 23 Jul, 2021
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About Aviation

The aviation industry is gaining a lot of popularity these days. With the increase in the number of aviation companies, the demand for aviation professionals is on the rise. The short-term courses in aviation are a great choice for aspirants to learn valuable knowledge and skill in a short period of time.

Aviation industry covers a range of courses from cabin crew training to ground staff, to ticket management, to aviation training. Students through these courses can gain an insight into aviation industry and understand how it has become an indispensable part of human life. Aspirants planning to pursue their career in the aviation industry will be most likely to be privy to various thrilling and exciting opportunities for travelling around the world.

The coursework also provides students with sufficient knowledge and experience to start their own aviation academy and businesses.

Skills Required for Aviation Courses:

  • Most of the aviation courses required aspirants to have good communication skills along with customer services as the job requires them to interact with customers every day.
  • Candidates should also have sufficient information about airport security and first aid procedures to avoid panic and loss of lives during the case of emergency.
  • Some aviation jobs also require candidates to have adequate knowledge about front office operations and computer applications.
  • One of the skills that come in handy is organisational skills. Since the aviation industry is very vast, it is necessary to keep all the work updated and systematized. 

Types of Aviation Courses:

Provided below are the aviation courses along with their duration. 

Name of the Course

Type of Course


B.B.A in Airport Management

Bachelors Degree

 3 years

BBA in Aviation Bachelors Degree3 years
B.Sc in Airline And Airport ManagementBachelors Degree3 years
Aircraft Maintenance Engineering (AME)Bachelors Degree3 years
MBA in Aviation ManagementMasters Degree2 Years
MBA in Airline and Airport ManagementMasters Degree2 Years
MSc in AviationMasters Degree2 Years

Diploma in Airport Management

UG Diploma Course

1 year

Diploma in Ground Staff & Cabin Crew Training

UG Diploma Course

6 months/ 1 year

Commercial Pilot TrainingUG Diploma Course    4 to 5 years

Diploma in Aviation Hospitality

UG Diploma Course

1 year

Diploma in Airfare & Ticketing Management

UG Diploma Course

6 months/ 1 year

Aviation Eligibility Criteria

Graduate Degree Courses:

  • For the BBA courss in aviation candidates must have passed class 12th with at least 50% aggregate
  • Admission for the course is done on the basis of merit/cut off list prepared on the basis of 12th examination results. Also, some universities may conduct personal interviews and counselling sessions for the same.

Post Graduate Degree Courses:

  • Candidates must have passed a bachelor's degree in the relevant stream. 

Certificate and UG Diploma Courses:

  • In order to apply for certificate and diploma course one must be class 12th pass and must have scored at least 50% marks in the same.
  • However, the final selection criteria for cabin crew and ground staff is only after personal interview.

Aviation Syllabus

Some of the important topics available in the syllabus of Aviation Courses are provided below. 

Introduction to Airline Industry

Managing Passenger Interactions

Safety and Emergency Procedures Aircraft

Introduction to Aircraft

Personality Development & Soft Skills

Safety and Emergency Procedures on Ground

Crew member coordination and communication

Language 1

Communication Skills

Customer Service

Langauge 2

Computer Reservation System Training

Airport Functioning & Strategy

Cargo Management & Handling

Safety & Security Management

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Aviation Career Options and Job Prospects

The aviation industry is always looking for competent candidates who can work in one of the busiest industry in the world and can still keep their calm and poise. Successful graduates after completing their respective courses can apply for the following aviation job roles:

The average salary for a fresher in the aviation industry varies as per their job roles. The starting salary for a cabin crew/ steward is Rs. 5 lakhs - Rs. 7 lakhs per year whereas for the ground staff the package is between Rs. 4 lakh - Rs. 6 lakh. Candidates after gaining sufficient experience can even start their own aviation training centres or can work as full-time grooming/ professional trainers. Listed below are some of the top aviation recruiting companies:

  • Make My Trip
  • Airbnb
  • Airport Authority of India
  • Air India
  • Vistara
  • Spicejet
  • Indigo
  • Air Asia
  • Go Air
  • Yatra

Aviation Courses Admission Process

Admission to Aviation courses will be done on the basis of candidates' performance in the qualifying degrees. Candidates who are applying for MBA in Aviation must have appeared for CAT/ MAT or any other management entrance exam. Some of the colleges also conduct a personal interview round for selection. Candidates who are selected for admission need to submit the annual fee to confirm their admission. 

Candidates should note that the admission process of Aviation Courses varies from college to college. Candidates can visit the official website of the selected college to know more about the admission process.

Questions Related to Aviation Course

I want to know that which is the best college for BBA in aviation in india and MBA in aviation in india?

-SachiUpdated on June 22, 2021 02:01 PM
  • 2 Answers
Abhinav Chamoli, CollegeDekho Expert

Dear Student,

Both BBA in Aviation and MBA in Aviation are excellent courses catering to one of the fastest growing ...


I have completed 12th in Science stream. Can I apply for Aviation program?

-Sany RajkonwarUpdated on June 20, 2021 02:08 PM
  • 2 Answers
Shreya Sareen, CollegeDekho Expert

Dear Student,

Yes, you can apply for the aviation program. There are many aviation programs such as BBA in Airport ...


Sir, I have (-) power in my both eyes, can apply for the aviation course?

-Rinika DuttaUpdated on August 31, 2020 03:35 PM
  • 1 Answer
Abhinav Chamoli, CollegeDekho Expert

Dear Student,

It will depend on which course you want to take up. If you want to pursue a course ...


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FAQs about Aviation

What are the top colleges offering Aviation courses ?

Following are some of the top colleges offering Management courses : National Institute of Industrial Engineering (Mumbai) , Faculty of Management Studies (Delhi) , Institute of Management-Christ University (Bangalore) , Indian Institute of Management (Bangalore) , Management Development Institute (Gurgaon). You can explore these colleges on our website to check if they offer Aviation or not.

What is the average fee for the course Aviation ?

The average fee for Aviation is INR 30,000 per year.

What is the duration of the course Aviation ?

Aviation is a 2 year course.

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