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University to train pilots for aviation industry

Written by: Staff

Amritsar, Mar 31 (UNI) Guru Nanak Dev University (GNDU), one of Punjabs premier University will train commercial pilots and aircraft maintenance engineers to meet the demands of the growing aviation industry in the country.

These prestigious courses will be conducted in collaboration with the Punjab Civil Aviation department through the Amritsar Aviation Club. GNDU has become the foremost University of the Northern region to start such high profile courses in civil aviation.

Vice Chancellor Dr S P Singh today said the University would also introduce other aviation related courses of Airways Services and for Airhostess in the near future keeping in view the high demand in the aviation sector. These courses would open up new job opportunities not only in India but abroad also.

The University Syndicate in its recent meeting had already accorded its concurrence to these courses. The Chief Minister of Punjab had also approved this proposal of the University in principle.

Giving details about the outline of these courses, he said training of commercial pilots in India and abroad was very expensive but the University would impart this training at reasonable rates.

He said that intially 200 hours practical training in flying and aircraft maintainence would be given by the Amritsar Aviation Club while theory classes would be held at the University campus.


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