Aviation sector has opened up the gateway of opportunities for ambitious youngsters in India. Number of flights and airports have increased manifold in the recent years and domestic sector is completely transformed. Apart from public Indian airlines, there are many private operators in the fray such as Go, Indigo, KingFisher, Jet airways, Jet Konnect, Deccan 360, Club One Air, Blue Dart Aviation and SpiceJet. There are many positions available in this sector such as Pilots, Aeronautical Engineers, Air Hostesses, and ground staff such as Air line ticketing agents and customer service executives.
There are many courses available in India to make a highly adventurous career in aviation industry. At airports too, there is tremendous demand for people skilled in flying operation and aircraft maintenance. In the field of safety and control, positions are available in air traffic management and aviation safety. Skilled manpower is always needed for implementing regulatory policies for government and regulatory bodies and handling technical aspects of flying.
Aviation offers diverse opportunities in India and there are many programs and courses available for these. For cabin crew the courses include flight attendant courses, flight deck crew courses, pilot training in Indian aviation, commercial pilot training course, cabin crew and in-flight services, and air hostess courses. In the safety department people are required with an aviation safety training instructor course. However, it is mandatory that the aviation courses offered in India comply with the rules prescribed by the Director General of Civil Aviation (DGCA).
For maintenance and engineering, you can go for aircraft maintenance engineering course or an aeronautical engineering course. Apart from it you can also go for cargo management, avionics, and flight booking section. People with professional qualifications in aviation sector can also apply for jobs overseas. The prominent global airlines such as Emirates, Lufthansa, British Airways, Qantas, Etihad, Cathay Pacific and Malaysian airlines recruit people who are professionally qualified in the aviation sector.
The remuneration offered in this industry is among the best. A senior pilot gets around 4 to 5 lakh rupees a month, whereas even a fresher may easily get 20,000/- p.m. Though the courses available in aviation sector are a little expensive, there are a lot of banks which finance these courses due to the highly paid nature of jobs. Getting a student loan is not that difficult as the jobs are almost assured and the paychecks offered are hefty.
There are a lot of institutes in India which provide courses in aviation. They conduct their own entrance exams. A B. Tech in aeronautical engineering is available through IIT Joint entrance exam. You can visit "http://www.iiagroup.in/examination" for the exams conducted by Indian Institute of Aeronautics, Delhi.