Airport Management: Specialisations and Job Prospects
BBA in Airport Management
This is a 3-year program pursued at the undergraduate level. It invites students who have cleared grade 12 with a minimum of 50 per cent marks.
Job Prospects: After completion, students can apply for various managerial and administrative posts at airports, such as airport manager, administrator, staff manager and safety officer. Students can also pursue a regular MBA post completion of this course.
Diploma in Airport Management
This diploma course allows a student to focus only in the area of airport management. Since this is a diploma course, it does not fetch as much value as a regular BBA in the same field but if clubbed with a post-graduation diploma, one can get a very good value with this one.
It admits students who have passed their class 12 in any discipline.
Job Prospects: Students can apply for posts, including airport manager, assistant manager and cargo department manager, at domestic and international airports.
Pilot Training: Specialisations and Job Prospects
Commercial Pilot Training
This is the most promising and prestigious avenue in the field of aviation courses. Although commercial pilot training proves to be very hefty in the pocket, the rewards from the job are exponential.
To undertake commercial pilot training, one needs to be necessarily a pass out from science stream with a background in maths, physics and chemistry, in grade 12 with a minimum of 50 percent. The admission process includes a written exam which a candidate must clear at the preliminary stage. Further, one needs to clear a pilot aptitude test and get through an interview as well.
Job Prospects: Students can apply for a commercial or a ferry pilot with private or government airlines. Also, one can go on to become a flight instructor.
Aviation: Specialisations and Job Prospects
Diploma in Aviation Hospitality
Aviation industry thrives on adequate hospitality to its customers. Students who have cleared their 10+2 examination from any stream are eligible to take up this course, which can be completed in a year.
Job Prospects: Students can be adsorbed as cabin crew and ground staff members by several airlines. Also, it can fetch an average salary of INR 5 lacs per annum.
Diploma in Ground Staff
Students who are focused on taking up job roles as air hostess or flight stewards should go for this course. This course can be pursued after passing the 10+2 examination from any stream.
Job Prospects: Candidates opting for this course can be hired as flight attendants, ground staff and office operators, by various airlines. Average pay packages can vary anywhere from INR 4-6 lacs per annum.
B Tech (Aeronautical Engineering)
It is a specialised B Tech degree that deals with everything related to the designing, manufacturing and maintenance of an aircraft.
For getting admission, one has to be a class 12 pass out from the science stream. Further, a candidate has to appear in several national and state level entrance examinations to get admission in recognised institutes that offer training in this course.
Job Prospects: Students can get a job with airlines as chief engineer, research and development engineer, or design engineer.
This 3-year undergraduate degree course trains a candidate in the field of air regulation, navigation, meteorology, aircraft, and engine and aviation security. Along with a minimum of 50 per cent marks, one needs to hail from the science background to be able to take up this course.
Job Prospects: One can apply for posts like air traffic controller, cargo management staff, ticketing staff and ground staff operations. Average pay packages can go up to INR 4 lacs per annum.
One can also take up several post graduate courses after completion, such as MBA, M.Sc., aviation safety and more.
Aircraft Maintenance Engineering (AME)
This is one of the most promising aviation courses. A student can clear it in a time period of 3 years, which involves an academic program of 2.5 years. Students learn to inspect and ensure maintenance of aircraft. The Directorate General of Civil Aviation awards an AME license to successful candidates on the completion of course.
In order to be eligible for this course, one needs to have a minimum of 50 per cent marks from the science stream.
Job Prospects: Post completion of the course, one can join the government and private airlines, associate with flying schools or work with firms that engage in manufacturing aircraft parts.