Department of Aeronautical Engineering

The Department of Aeronautical Engineering was started in the year 2013. The Department offers a 4-Year full time B. Tech programme in Aeronautical Engineering. Aeronautical engineering, as popularly quoted, is mechanical engineering done better.

The faculty members at department of Aeronautical engineering are highly qualified and experienced in their respective fields, with strong track records and the student-mentor relationship in the dept is such where the essential elements of progressive learning – friendship, understanding, transparency and mutual respect prevail. The faculty members are reputed and conversant in their respective areas of specialization. We also invite guest faculty for lectures, seminars and workshops. The list includes middle and senior management professionals associated with reputed companies that belong to various core sectors like Oil & Gas, Power, Information Technology, Aerospace, Design etc.

The B. Tech curriculum envisages five elective courses in addition to the courses on basic science, humanities, basic engineering and core aeronautical Engineering. The prescribed core courses cover important and exciting areas of Aeronautical Engineering includingAerodynamics, Aircraft Structures, Flight Dynamics, Propulsion, Avionics, Aircraft Design, Rockets and Missiles, Aircraft Systems and Instrumentations, and Aircraft Maintenance. As a part of the curriculum, the students are also given the best possible training in the modeling & simulation software packages that are widely used in Aerospace Industries such as CATIA, ANSYS and FLUENT. The students will also be undergoing practical classes in Laboratory Facilities of the department including Experimental Stress Analysis Lab, Aircraft Structures Laboratory, Aerodynamics Laboratory, Fluid & Flight Mechanics Lab, Simulation Laboratory and Avionics Laboratory.

Aeronautical Engineering is one of the most challenging fields of engineering with a wide scope for growth. This field deals with the development of new technology in the field of aviation, space exploration and defense systems. It specializes in designing, development, manufacture, testing, operation and maintenance of flight vehicles.

With the rapidly growing avenues in civil aviation, satellite communications and space exploration, the demand for aeronautical engineers for maintenance and management of flight vehicles is simply incalculable.

Objectives of the program

The educational objectives of Bachelor of Technology in Aeronautical Engineering program can be broadly defined on four counts: 1) Employable: To enable students to excel in the field of Aeronautical Engineering and achieve the competency to enhance their employability for the industry, research and academic sectors. 2) Continuous Learning: To mould students to understand and comprehend problems of Aeronautical Engineering by applying basic principles and knowledge of mathematics, science, and engineering and also able to use modern engineering techniques, skills, and tools to fulfill needs of the society. 3)Professionalism: To nurture students to be sensitive to ethical, societal and environmental issues while conducting their professional work in multi-cultural corporation and organization. 4) Innovative: To enable students to bring innovation into solution of myriad problems through comprehension, design, analysis and development.

Career prospects in Aeronautical Engineering

Aerospace Engineering Courses imparts multi-faceted training to the area like manufacturing and development of aircrafts and missiles. An Aerospace engineer can also design, test and contribute to development of advance technologies in the field of defense and space science.

In India Aerospace engineers are mostly employed by ISRO (Indian Space Research Organization) and the Defense Ministry. One can also look for jobs available with the civil Aviation Department, National Aerospace Laboratory (NAL), Defense Research and Development Organization Laboratories (DRDO) and Hindustan Aeronautics Limited (HAL).

A lot of job opportunities for Aerospace engineers are also available in the countries like United state of America, France, UK, Germany etc

Name of Faculty Designation Qualification
Dr. Raman Balu Dr. Raman Balu Dean-Research PhD in Aerospace Engg, IISC, B’lore
Prof. Sundaresan M Prof. Sundaresan M Professor M.Tech in Aeronautical Engg, IISC, B’lore
Mr. Subramani N Mr. Subramani N Asst. Prof. & HOD M. Tech in Industrial Refrigeration & Cryogenic Engg, TKMCE, Kollam
Mr. Irshad Ahmed M Mr. Irshad Ahmed M Asst. Prof. M.E in Automobile Engineering, Anna University, Chennai
Mr. Sabu S Joseph Mr. Sabu S Joseph Asst. Prof. M. Tech in Aeronautical Engg, Anna University, Chennai
Mr. Mohammed Fahad Mr. Mohammed Fahad Asst. Prof. M. Tech in CAD CAM, Anna University, Chennai
Mr. Rithwik N Mr. Rithwik N  Asst. Prof. M. Tech in Aerodynamics & Flight Mechanics, IIST, TVPM
Mr. Justin Joshua Mr. Justin Joshua  Asst. Prof. M. Tech in Propulsion Engineering, CET, TVPM
Mr. Navaneetha Krishnan J Mr. Navaneetha Krishnan J Asst. Prof. M. Tech in Structures & Design, IIST, TVPM
Prem Kishore Mr. Prem Kishore Asst. Prof. M. E. Aeronautical Engineering, Hindustan University
 Sherin S B Mr. Sherin S B Asst. Prof. M. Tech. Aerodynamics & Flight mechanics, IIST, Trivadrum.
R Muhammed Ahnaf Mr. R Muhammed Ahnaf Asst. Prof. M. E. Aeronautical Engineering, Anna University, Chennai.
Ishwaragowda V Patil Ishwaragowda V Patil Asst. Prof. M.Tech. Aeronautical Engineering, Hindustan University
Mr. Newton V Mr. Newton V Asst. Prof. M.Tech. Aeronautical Engineering, Hindustan University
Mr. Sasi Kumar KP Mr. Sasi Kumar KP Lab Instructor Diploma in Mechanical Engineering, CPT, Vattiyurkavu, TVPM

Faculty

The faculty members of Department of Aeronautical Engineering are highly qualified and experienced in their respective fields, with strong track records. At present there are 13 faculties in the department. Our Department faculty members are committed to excellence in teaching and research. They are also committed in mentoring the students so as to build up technical and conceptual knowledge along with developing mutual respect and strong ethical values