Aerospace engineering is broadly divided into two types of engineering- aeronautical engineering and astronautical engineering.
An Aeronautical Engineer is crucial in the research, design, development and performance testing of commercial and military airplanes, weapon systems.
Aeronautical engineers improve flight safety & fuel efficiency, develop control systems, analyze new materials and use advanced technologies to meet customer needs and reduce the environmental impact of air commute.
Coming to your question, the scope of aeronautical engineering in India. This is a difficult question to answer in every aspect, of course, you get a lot of opportunities in the government sector but it isn’t easy. I guess nothing is easy and enough but that shouldn’t stop you from taking up this course or profession if you are passionate enough about it and things involved interests you.
OPPORTUNITIES YOU'LL GET AFTER AERONAUTICAL ENGINEERING
Maintenance of Aircraft - Engineers test new aerodynamic and aviation systems, and maintain them.
Aircraft Designer - Engineers specializing in this field deal with designing, constructing, and testing aircraft, missiles, and spacecrafts. They may conduct basic and applied research to evaluate adaptability of materials and equipment to aircraft design and manufacture.
Aviation Engineer- Engineers in this field deal with the airport design, aircraft navigation technologies, and aerodrome planning.
Defence - Aeronautical Engineers in this field deal with creation, maintenance and deployment of defence aircrafts such as fighter jets, choppers, bombers, etc. Also the job requires to be able to handle such aircraft at necessary times.
And if you have a real passion for the field, you can work in the government sector with ISRO, DRDO, HAL, etc. And then we can look at private companies such as L & T, Godrej & Boyce aerospace, Boeing, Airbus, Mahindra, etc. You can also go for the INDIAN NAVY and INDIAN AIRFORCE.
Now, if I talk about the best Indian Institutions to study aeronautical engineering. Some of them are mentioned below:
1)Indian Institute of Space Science and Technology, Thiruvananthapuram
2)Indian Institute of Technology, Madras
3)Indian Institute of Technology, Bombay
4)Indian Institute of Aeronautical Engineering, Dehradun
5)Hindustan Institute of Technology and Science, Chennai
6)Punjab Engineering College, Chandigarh
7)Lovely professional university, Punjab
8)Park College of Engineering and Technology, Coimbatore
9)School of Aviation Science and Technology, Delhi
10) MIT Manipal University, Manipal
In case you tend to lose interest from the aeronautical branch then you must have some backup right. So I'll help you out in that by introducing to more options you can go for.
If your preference is based on highest paying sectors, you can opt for
a) Petroleum Engineering
c) Chemical Engineering
d) Material Engineering and there are many more.
If you want to choose from core branches, you can go for
a) Electrical Engineering
b)Electronics and Communication Engineering
c) Mechanical Engineering
d) Civil Engineering.
Feel free to ask any query or doubt regarding the above shared information in the comment section below.
As per your question,Aerospace engineering is a combination of two intertwined sciences: Astronautical Engineering and Aeronautical Engineering
Astronautical Engineering refers to the science of flying specifically in the outer space. Therefore, space science is very closely related to astronautical engineering.
Aeronautical Engineering is the subject dealing with aerial machines and their complete functioning in various domains such as structures, aerodynamics, propulsion, and avionics.
In India, you have institutes mostly offering Aeronautical Engineering.
Now coming to the scope for aeronautical engineering in the country, I won't bluff but it's pretty meagre. It's tough to secure a job post your bachelor's. Of course, there are a few government companies such as DRDO, HAL, and NAL; but most of them require recommendations to get in or may have their own entrance exams especially in the case of IIST to later on join ISRO.
Hope this information is relevant to your question.
If you have any enquiries please feel free to ask.
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Aeronautical engineering is a field which is upcoming and will take a few years to establish it's niche in India . Apart from that, many students take up the course as the sector provides a lot of new and exciting opportunities to the student and is a fresh shift from the same old IT and CS branches. Students after their graduation can apply in sectors like Airlines, Air Force, Corporate Research Companies, Defence Ministry, Helicopter Companies, Aviation Companies, NASA etc.
The reason behind the popularity of the course can be given to the increasing popularity of air travel and space exploration which would require experts to design and maintain improvements. Looking at heightening growth rate, the demand for smart and create Aerospace Engineers is only going to increase in the future.
Many distinguished organisations like Hindustan Aeronautics Limited (HAL), Defense Research and Development Laboratories (DRDO), Indian Space Research Organization (ISRO), Civil Aviation Department, Air India, India Space Research Organization (ISRO) are the top recruiters for aeronautical engineers.
The salary package after the recruitment is somewhere around INR 35, 000 to INR 40,000 per month. The maximum salary offered to an Aerospace Engineer graduated from IITs is INR 15 lakhs per annum.
Some of the best colleges in the country for Aeronautical engineering are-
1.Madras Institute of Technology, Anna University, Chennai.
2.Punjab Engineering College-PEC, Chandigarh.
3.Defence Institute of Advanced Technology(DIAT/IAT), Pune.
4.Hindustan Institute of Technology and Science, Chennai, Tamil Nadu.
5.SASTRA University, Thanjavur, Tamil Nadu.
You can apply to the college of your choice and make your dreams come true. Good Luck!