GMR Academy, Rajiv Gandhi Aviation University join hands for PG course

V Rishi Kumar Hyderabad | Updated on January 11, 2018 Published on July 24, 2017

Huge demand for trained professions projected

GMR Aviation Academy, the aviation/airport training arm of the GMR Group, has signed a memorandum of understanding with the Rajiv Gandhi National Aviation University for a joint Post Graduate Diploma in Aviation/Airport Operations.

P S Nair, wholetime Director, GMR Airports, and Nalin Tandon, Vice-Chancellor, RGNAU, signed the memorandum in the presence of Civil Aviation Minister Ashok Gajapathi Raju.

This is the first of its kind PG diploma course in aviation/ airport operations for graduates aspiring to join the aviation industry.

The memorandum is aimed at facilitating and promoting professional aviation studies and providing in-depth knowledge of the functioning of an airport, in particular, and the aviation subsets in general.

The one-year course packs theory and practical on-the-job training at GMR-led airports in Hyderabad and Delhi.

P.S. Nair, wholetime Director, GMR Airports, in a statement said: “The aviation industry in India will require close to 1 million skilled personnel over the next 10-15 years, which will pose a great challenge if adequate number of people are not trained in this specialised and complex area.”

Nalin Tandon said, “The Indian civil aviation sector is currently growing at approximately 20 per cent and is expected to be the third largest market by 2020. India has the potential to become a significant part of the global supply chain. This will, in turn, steer demand for trained professionals in the field of aviation”.

Rajiv Gandhi National Aviation University has been established at Fursatganj Raebareli in Amethi, Uttar Pradesh.

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Published on July 24, 2017
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