Savitribai Phule Pune University (SPPU) is planning to bring some changes in M.Tech Aviation course. The varsity has plans to restructure the course to M.Tech Aviation Management. Prof. Wasudeo Gade, Vice-Chancellor of SPPU revealed that M.Tech Aviation course prepares students to become pilots. However, the restructured course will prepare the students to become managers in Ground Clearance Control and Air Traffic Control.
He further added that the varsity is also planning to launch B.Tech Aviation course that will be of a duration of three years. Interested students who have passed HSC examinations can apply for the B.Tech Aviation course. The proposal for restructuring M.Tech Aviation course and launching B.Tech Aviation course will be placed before the academic council meeting soon.
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Prof. Wasudeo Gade further explained that the varsity held discussions with industry experts to restructure M.Tech Aviation course. The varsity has taken the decision to put the proposal before the academic council only after holding consultations. He further revealed that they received suggestions from the officials of Air India as well.
The VC explained that Air India officials suggested that there is a wide range of career opportunities in Aviation Management and restructuring the course will help students bag better employment in the field of aviation. The course will be delivered in collaboration with two flight schools in Miami and Germany.
Explaining about the three-year B.Tech Aviation degree, he indicated that an all India entrance test will be conducted to fill up seats for the undergraduate level course. The varsity will offer 20 seats for the same.
The course fee of M.Tech Aviation Management will be Rs. 65 lakh and the course fee for B.Tech Aviation would be around Rs. 26-30 lakh.