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Aeronautical Engineering

Aeronautical Engineering is one of the branches of aerospace engineering, which deals with the designing and construction of aircrafts that are operated within the atmosphere of the earth. This kind of engineering involves the application of technological and scientific principles on researching, designing, development and maintenance of different types of aircrafts. This field of study even helps one in testing the performance of military and civil aircrafts. This branch of engineering is studied at various levels of education that ranges from under graduate to post graduate level, which even includes Ph. D or the Doctorate degree in this field.

Current Scenario of Aeronautical Engineering in India

In India, the requirement for highly skilled aeronautical engineers has been increasing with the boom in the industry of air travel. A student, who aspires to build his or her career in this arena, needs to enroll them in either a B.E course or B.Tech course. The eligibility criteria of such courses include the passing of the higher secondary or the Plus Two level examination with Mathematics, Physics and Chemistry as main subjects. The candidate needs to score good marks in 10+2 examination as well.

To pursue a Master's degree in this branch of science, one needs to have successfully completed B.E or B.Tech in this field of engineering. After passing this examination, the candidate even needs to qualify the J.E.E. or the Joint Entrance Examination conducted by the different states and famous institutions like the Indian Institutes of Technology or I.I.T.

Aeronautical Engineering entrance exams in India

A number of entrance examinations for aeronautical engineering are carried out in this country. The one at the national level is conducted twice per year in the month of January and May. Almost all the examinations involve objective type questions on the subjects of Mathematics, Chemistry and Physics. The candidates have to choose the correct answer from the 3 to 4 options provided in the test paper within duration of 3 hours.

The entrance examinations are conducted for different levels of the study of aeronautical engineering. The names of some of the famous aeronautical engineering entrance examinations in India are categorized below:

Graduate Level Aeronautical Engineering Entrance Examinations in India for B. E. or B. Tech

  • A.I.E.E.E or All India Engineering Entrance Examination
  • C.E.E or Combined Entrance Examination of D.U or University of Delhi
  • H.I.T.S.E.E or Hindustan Institute of Technology and Science Entrance Test
  • I.I.S.A.T Admission Test of I.I.S.T of Thiruvananthapuram
  • Indian Institute of Aeronautics (I.I.A) Entrance Exam
  • J.E.E or Joint Entrance Exam of I.I.T or Indian Institute of Technology
  • S.E.T or S.L.I.E.T Entrance Test
  • S.R.M.E.E.E or S.R.M Engineering Entrance Examination

Postgraduate Level Aeronautical Engineering Entrance Examinations in India for M. E. or M. Tech

  • G. A. T. E. or Graduate Aptitude Test in Engineering
  • Punjab Engineering College Ph. D Entrance Examination
  • Sathyabama University M. E. Entrance Examination

Top Aeronautical Engineering Colleges in India

With the increasing demand of this engineering course, the number of colleges and institutes imparting education on aeronautical engineering are increasing as well. The following table provides the names along with the basic details of some of the best among them:

S. No.Name of the institutionContact AddressContact NumberE Mail Address
1 Academy of Aerospace and Aviation or A.A.A Swadesh Bhawan, 02 Press Complex, A.B Road, Indore - 452 011, Madhya Pradesh, India. + 91 - 0731 - 400 4458/ 404 3397
2 Hindustan Institute of Technology and Science or H.I.T.S P. O. Box No. - 1, Rajiv Gandhi Salai (O.M.R), Padur, Via Kelambakkam, Chennai - 603 103, Tamil Nadu, India. + 91 - 044 - 2747 4262/ 4395
3 Indian Institute of Aeronautical Engineering or I.I.A.E C - 66, Sector - 2, Keshar Singh Marg, Defence Colony, Dehradun - 248 001, Uttarakhand, India. + 91 - 099973 07530
4Indian Institute of Technology or I.I.T, Chennai I.I.T Post Office, Chennai - 600 036, Tamil Nadu, India. + 91 - 044 - 2257 8105 --
5I.I.T, Mumbai Powai, Mumbai - 400 076, Maharashtra, India. + 91 - 022- 2572 2545/ 2576 7062 (For J.E.E)
(For under graduate admission)
(For graduate admission)
6I.I.T, Kanpur Kanpur - 208 016, Uttar Pradesh, India. + 91 - 0512 - 259 0151/ 7335 (For admission to under graduate level)
(For J.E.E)
7I.I.T, Kharagpur Kharagpur - 721 302, West Bengal, India. + 91 - 03222 - 255 221 --
8 Institute of Aeronautical Engineering or I.A.R.E Dundigal (Village), Quthbullapur (Mandal), Hyderabad - 500 043, Andhra Pradesh, India. + 91 - 08418 - 257 181/ 182
9 Madras Institute of Technology or M.I.T Anna University, Chromepet, Chennai - 600 044, Tamil Nadu, India. + 91 - 044- 2223 2403 --
10 Punjab Engineering College or P.E.C Sector - 12, Chandigarh - 160 012, India. + 91 - 0172 - 274 4109 --

Last Updated on : March 23, 2016

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