In a first for a central University, Jamia Millia Islamia, New Delhi has decided to start a course in B.Sc (Aeronautics) in collaboration with Pawan Hans Limited ( A Public Sector Undertaking).
It will be a dual degree where students will be awarded a certificate of Aircraft Maintenance by DGCA along with Jamia’s graduation degree. Practical aspects of the degree would be taught at PHL facilities.
A Memorandum of Understanding (Mou) for the academic collaboration was signed today by Mr. A. P. Siddiqui, Registrar, JMI and Mr. T. Sridhar, Executive Director (HR & Admn), PHL, in the presence of JMI Vice Chancellor, Prof. Talat Ahmad and PHL Chairman-cum-Managing Director, Dr B. P. Sharma, Pro-Vice Chancellor JMI, Prof Shahid Ashraf, Deans, faculty members and senior officials from the two sides.
The course will be open to both male and female applicants who have cleared 12th Board exams with Science and Maths combination. As per JMI rules, the university will conduct an entrance test for admission to the course.
Speaking on the occasion, Prof Ahmad, VC-JMI said that the civil aviation industry was growing at a rapid pace and the course will help in meeting the requirements of trained personnel not just within the country but globally.
Prof Ahmad said that the country has made advancements in aerospace and satellite research but there is scope for more research in the field of aeronautics especially given the country’s topography.
(By: Shivam Pratap Singh)