IGNOU to start B.Tech in aeronautical engineering

April 9th, 2008 - 8:50 pm ICT by admin  

New Delhi, April 9 (IANS) The Indira Gandhi National Open University (IGNOU) announced here Wednesday the start of a B.Tech programme in aeronautical engineering in an effort to keep pace with the growing aviation sector of the country. The varsity signed an agreement with Pune based Aeronautical Engineering and Research Organisation (AERO) to develop course curriculum and facilitate the programme.

The four-year B.Tech programme aims to develop knowledge, awareness and professional skills in the discipline.

The delivery of the programme will be through both classroom and distance learning modes. The course would start in July 2009 from four centres across India, said IGNOU Pro Vice-Chancellor Omprakash Mishra.

“The initiative aims at development of technical professionals in the area of aeronautical engineering through joint design by IGNOU and AERO,” varsity spokesman Ravi Mohan said.

With a student base of more than 1.5 million, IGNOU has a presence in over 34 countries besides India.

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