DGCA approves Aeronautics and Aircraft Maintenance Engineering in Jamia Millia Islamia

Jamia Millia Islamia University – The Directorate General of Civil Aviation (DGCA), Government of India has granted CAR-147 (Basic) approval under B1.3 (Helicopter-Turbine) and B2 (Avionics) category to Pawan Hans Limited, a Government of India undertaking to run BSc Aeronautics and Aircraft Maintenance Engineering course at Jamia Millia Islamia University. According to an official statement, the CAR-147 (Basic)/BSc (Aeronautics) Program is a joint venture of PHL and JMI established through a memorandum of understanding signed on July 27, 2017.

The statement further said that the training organisation has been set up with an objective to provide a world-class quality education and practical training in aviation at par with the latest technology enabling students competent for taking modules examination as per CAR 66 requirements, in order to acquire DGCA License (AME License in Mechanical/Avionics stream). After successful completion of training syllabus, the students would be awarded a Certificate of Recognition by PHL-CAR 147 (Basic) and BSc (Aeronautics) Degree by JMI. The BSc (Aeronautics) is a three-year undergraduate program providing students’ strong specialised aviation knowledge to pursue higher education in the field of aviation, which might as well enable them to acquire top positions in the aviation industry and open up new horizons.

Exponential Growth

The aviation industry poised for exponential growth in India and this will contribute to the nation’s overall development. What is more, India has already witnessed the open sky policy which led to a humongous growth in air services, which in turn, required a parallel increase in overall infrastructure. Furthermore, it will need greater requirements for skilled manpower in all streams connected with the aviation industry, the statement added.

Jamia Millia Islamia made a modest beginning in 1920 at Aligarh, with the resolute determination of its founding members–Shaikhul Hind Maulana Mahmud Hasan, Maulana Muhammad Ali Jauhar, Hakim Ajmal Khan, Dr. Mukhtar Ahmad Ansari, Abdul Majeed Khwaja, and Dr. Zakir Hussain to create an institution that would manifest indigenous ethos and spirit of plurality.

In recent years Jamia has made giant strides by receiving NAAC Accreditation with Grade ‘A’ in 2015. The MHRD’s National Institutional Ranking Framework (NIRF) placed it at the 19th position in the “Overall Ranking” for 2018.  JMI has taken initial steps to participate in world rankings. In the Times Higher Education (THE) ranking for the year 2017 the varsity was placed in-between 801-1000 and in the QS World University Rankings 2019 we are placed in-between 751-800.

The University has been benchmarking its teaching and research processes by increasing its interface with foreign educational institutions through faculty exchange, student exchange, joint research, joint conference and joint publication. Internationalising the university is being given top priority. The varsity is optimally using the GIAN and VAJRA initiatives of the Government of India to boost quality education and draw the best academic and research personnel to the university. It is also encouraging entrepreneurship and innovation on the campus. JMIU is facilitating campus recruitments, while it is also connecting its students to the world.

Jamia Millia Islamia will be completing hundred years of its existence in 2020. The University has set out on a long journey while emphasising the need to keep growing from strength to strength. Therefore, JMIU is seeking the support of all the stakeholders to make it a truly transformative institution in the life of the Indian nation.

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