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    What is the scope of Aviation industry for Science students?

    Aspiring to join the aviation industry? Interested in knowing about the options after XII which one can choose to get into this industry? Here, on this page our ISC experts shall guide you with details of how to opt for this stream.

    I wanted to know about the Aviation sector as career. Right now I've been studying in 11th class with Science(PCM) field. I'm having no idea about various options that one can opt for after high school so when I read about Aviation after 12th I got curious about it and wanted to know more of it.
    Can someone please give me complete guidance on this field and entrance exams to appear for if any?
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  • You can join in the Indian Airforce after 12th class. For this, you have to appear for the National Defence Service (NDA). This exam conducted by the union public service commission twice in a year. They are NDA-I and NDA-II.
    Indian Airforce, Indian Navy and Indian Army are the three wings of NDA.
    The eligibility criteria for this examination is 12 the pass with Physics, Chemistry and mathematics. The students who are in 12th class can also apply. There is no minimum percentage required to eligible for this exam.
    The candidate should be a citizen of India. The age limit is minimum 16.5 years and the maximum is 19 years. There is no age relaxation for anybody. Only unmarried male candidates are eligible for this exam. The candidate should be physically fit. There will be a written test and after qualifying in the written test there will be an interview. After the interview, there will be a medical examination to see the suitability of the candidate for the post. you can obtain full details in the following t the website.

    There are some diploma courses which you can complete so that you can become a staff in the Aviation industry. There is a one-year duration diploma course to get you a commercial pilot licence. BBA is for three years, B.Tech is for 4 years. Similarly, there are many other certificates or diploma course after 12th class which will make you suitable to get a job in the Aviation industry.

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  • Aviation industry in our country is already in a booming phase and there are good opportunities in it. After completing class XII with science one can think of the following career lines -

    (1) Diploma in Airport Management - This is a diploma course for one year duration and focuses solely in the area of Airport Management. It covers Strategy and Functioning of Airport, Cargo Management and Handling, Staff Administration and Safety and Security aspects. Those students who have done their graduation can go for another diploma which is known as Post Graduate Diploma in Airport Management which has more value in terms of job prospect.

    (2) B.B.A. course in Airport Management - It is a 3 years management course and after completing this one can apply for managerial posts in the Airport. The syllabus of this course consists of Basics of Airport Management, HR Management, Accounting & Financial Management, Marketing and Safety & Security of Airports.

    (3) Training for becoming a commercial Pilot - This is a training after which a person is ready to take up the job of a pilot. This course is very expensive and everyone can not afford it. The different institutions have their own aptitude and medical tests for admission to this course and the duration is about 18 months. One has to gather 200 hours flying experience during this course. After completing the course one has to appear in an exam by the Govt body DGCA, which will, after qualifying the exam, give a commercial pilot license (CPL).

    (4) Diploma in Ground Staff and Cabin Crew Training - This diploma is for the aspirants for the post of ground staff, Air Hostess, Steward on Flights etc. The course duration is usually 6 months to 1 year. During this course the students are taught the Communication Skills, Customer Services, Food and Beverage preparations & serving and Safety & First Aid procedures.

    (5) Indian Army - Those who have an aptitude for working in armed forces and especially in the Indian Air Force, they can try to appear in exams like NDA, IMA etc and join the army as an officer. There is a lot of rush for these coveted exams in our country and one has to carry out a good preparation to get selected in this career line.

    (6) Aeronautical Engineering - After class XII one can appear in joint entrance exam for engineering or join a private engineering college for taking up Aeronautical Engineering which is a 4-1/2 years course. After completion of this course there are good placements in Aviation sector especially in fabrication, repair and maintenance side.

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  • Aviation is a prospective line for science students and they can plan their career in Airport operations, Repair & Maintenance of planes, Hospitality wing and Administrative side.

    One has to either complete a degree in Aeronautical engineering or Diploma in various airport related trades. The repair and maintenance are emerging as a big area in this industry and a degree in Aeronautical engineering can help one to enter in this career line.

    For going to administration side BBA or MBA will be required. For housekeeping and hospitality diplomas are sufficient.

    Another aspect is becoming a pilot which is of course a costly proposition but returns are also accordingly high.

    So there are many choices and one has to see his interest and take up the course accordingly.

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  • The salient features of Aviation - industry has already been discussed by the members. However, there are other avenues as well to achieve a coveted degree in Aeronautical - engineering by undertaking the course through AMIE rout. This would be ideal for the ground - staff of the Aviation - industry. This course has dual advantages - firstly they need not join any regular engineering college to secure an Enginnering - degree and the secondly, the aspirants can take up the papers for the examination instalment - wise apart from having sufficient free time for continuation of studies. On achieving this qualification, their promotion - respect in the aviation - industry will widen.
    BBA course in Airport management the duration of which is three years would be suitable for those aspirants who have the special inclination for joining in this line. They can work in a multiple ways - offering vital informations to the passengers, they would manage accounting and implementation of the safety - aspects in a rigid way. They can assist the ground staff in different ways such as providing them tips for effective communication , better services in respect of supply of foods meant for passengers etc.
    MBA in Hospitality - management has better prospects in the aviation - sector provided such a course has been completed with a reputed institute.

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