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All you Need to Know about Aviation Studies in India

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All you Need to Know about Aviation Studies in India

BSc (Aviation) or Bachelor of Science in Aviation is an undergraduate infrastructure management course. Aviation is the science and operation of flying aeroplanes, helicopters and gliders.

By Rohit Gaikwad 24th Jun, 2016 07:05 pm

All you Need to Know about Aviation Studies in India

BSc (Aviation) or Bachelor of Science in Aviation is an undergraduate infrastructure management course. Aviation is the science and operation of flying aeroplanes, helicopters and gliders. It deals with the design of aircraft, development, production, operation and use of aircraft, especially heavier-than-air aircraft. Aviation can be categorised into three classes:

1)Military aviation includes flying by armed forces.

2)Commercial aviation includes scheduled and charter airlines.

3)General aviation includes crop dusting by air, flying for sports and private flying.

Aviation is a subject with endless possibilities. Pilots, controllers, managers and mechanics are a few possibilities for a BSc (Aviation) graduate.

The course focuses on honing the flying skills of prospective pilots. The curriculum for aviation is designed to cater to the growing need of aviation in the country.

Aviation Eligibility:

  1. For being eligible for admission to BSc (Aviation), a candidate must have passed the Class 12 or Higher Secondary School Certificate (HSC) Examination conducted by the Maharashtra State Board of Secondary Education, Pune, or an examination of any other Government-recognised Board or equivalent with the subjects English, Physics and Mathematics.
  2. A candidate should also have a commercial pilot licence (CPL)/commercial helicopter pilot license (CHPL), Govt of India. 
  3. A candidate can also have completed a flight dispatcher course or AME course approved by the Directorate General of Civil Aviation (DGCA), Government of India, or by any International Civil Aviation Organisation (ICOA)-approved country.

Important Points:

  1. For every 40 hours of flying, students will be given 4 credits every semester.
  2. Students already holding CPL will be eligible for full credits in practicals.
  3. Students will have to complete minimum 200 hours of flying training to obtain CPL, a requirement by DGCA.
  4. In the sixth semester, there is no flying. Flying is replaced by project work.

How is aviation beneficial to candidates?

  1. This course will equip you with the knowledge of aviation and provides you the professionalism required for airport management necessary in the 21st century.
  2. Candidates can have jobs in different genres of airport management such as being a ticketing manager, customer care official, aviation line technician, drive dispatcher, cargo load planner or commercial aerospace sales manager.

 

Evaluation Criteria:
Internal Assessment

  1. Internal assessment consists of 40 marks (40%) of the total marks.
  2. Of these 40 marks, 20 marks are for two assignments.
  3. One class test of 10 marks consists of several multiple choice questions.
  4. The remaining 10 marks are for active participation and overall conduct of the student.

Theory Examination:

  1. The external theory examination is conducted for 2 hours and it consists of about 60% of the total marks.
  2. The theory question paper consists of 4 questions, each of 15 marks. Also, all the questions are compulsory with internal choice with questions.
  3. Questions are sub-divided into different questions according to weightage.