MANAV RACHNA INTERNATIONAL INSTITUTE OF RESEARCH AND STUDIES
(Formerly MANAV RACHNA INTERNATIONAL UNIVERSITY )
About Department Of Aeronautical Engineering
Air Commodore Devender Sharma (Retd.)
Professor & Head of Department.
Qualifications: B.E (Mech) Hons., M.E.-Aero (IISc Bangalore), MBA-HRM, M.Sc (Defence Studies)
Experience: 36 Years
Areas of Interest: Flight Testing & Evaluation, Aerodynamics, Aircraft Design, Propulsion Engg.
The Department of Aeronautical Engineering is one of the most dynamic divisions at Manav Rachna International Institute of Research & Studies (MRIIRS).The department was established in the academic year 2008, with the approval of AICTE and thereafter, acquired resources consistently in order to build up a good academic environment. It has grown into a reputed department offering a 4-Year Bachelor of Technology (B.Tech.) program in Aeronautical Engineering. The Goal of the department is to mentor students into top class aeronautical engineers, suitable for employment on the National and International scenario.
Students participated in internship and project work at reputed organizations such as the National Aerospace Laboratories (NAL), Aeronautical Development Establishment (ADE), Hindustan Aeronautics Limited (HAL), Indian Space Research Organization (ISRO), Indian Institute of Science (IISc), and Indian Institutes of Technology (IITs) around the year.
The Faculty members of the Department are well qualified, holding Ph.D. and M.Tech. qualifications in Aeronautical/Aerospace Engineering, from premier institutions and have rich experience in specializations such as aerodynamics, aircraft design, propulsion systems, aircraft structural analysis and space engineering and have acquired the competency from their previous tenures in industries, academic institutions and R&D organizations. Such a practical exposure with immense experience is of great advantage to students, in order to get first-hand information on modern technologies/practices followed in the aerospace industry.
The students undergo industrial training as a part of the curriculum. They are also trained in soft skills and aptitude development, to prepare them to face the professional world with ease, when they pass out. The Co-curricular activities include educational visits to Air Force Bases, Industry, and Academic Institutions. The Department conducts workshops and guest lectures by experts from industry/academic institutions.
On employment scenario, Aeronautical Engineer obtain placement in the Ministry of Defence laboratories such as DRDO, ADE in Bangalore, Mechartes and Zeus Numerix which is engaged in application and development of Computational Fluid Dynamics, in aircraft and helicopter manufacturing public sector undertakings, and in private companies like Mahindra Aerospace, Acumen Aviation and companies engaged in design and maintenance. Also, our students have shown their brilliant presence in higher studies, either in reputed institutions like IITs through GATE examination, or in international institutions in countries like USA, Germany, Italy, Canada, Australia, etc.
Civil Aviation in India
India has become the third largest aviation market in terms of domestic passenger traffic, beating Japan, an industry report has said. India’s domestic air traffic nearly doubled to 117 million passengers in 2017 with 100 flights taking off every hour compared with 67 in 2011, data released by aviation regulator Directorate General of Civil Aviation (DGCA) showed.
India’s airlines flew 117.18 million passengers in 2017 compared with 59.87 million in 2011. They also registered an 18% growth over the 99.88 million passengers who flew in 2016.
Data showed airlines like Air India, InterGlobe Aviation Pvt. Ltd-run IndiGo, SpiceJet Ltd, Jet Airways (India) Ltd and GoAir were able to fly fuller flights in 2017—flights were 86.1% full in 2017, compared with 75.5% in 2011. The sector is booming, pushing the demands for professionals.
Growth of aviation sector
In the next five years 300 business jets, 300 small aircraft and 250 helicopters are expected to be added to the current fleet. Government has plans to establish greenfield airports under PPP at Navi Mumbai and Mopa (Goa). The AAI aims to bring around 250 airports under operation across the country by 2020, with some new airports to be set up. In the North-east region, the AAI plans to develop Guwahati as an inter-regional hub and Agartala, Imphal and Dibrugarh as intra-regional hubs. This growth is sure to fuel more opportunities in this sector.
The Department of Aeronautical engineering of MRIIRS ranked in “The 10 Best Aviation Institution to Watch, 2019” by the Knowledge Review Magazine.
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