The main thrust in this area is on design and development, which extends even to space and satellite research. It is an exciting field with scope for growth and job satisfaction. An aeronautical engineer needs to be physically fit and fully dedicated to his work.
10 + 2 Science; high percentage of marks in Science subjects and qualifying
Those who have passed the Associate membership exam conducted by ASI (Aeronautical Society of India), which is at par with a bachelor's degree in aeronautical engineering, can also become aeronautical engineers. It is possible to take a degree in electronics or physics to work in this field and leave more options open
The Bachelor's degree programme stresses the fundamentals of propulsion, electronics, and automatic control guidance, theory of aerodynamics, structural analysis, material science, and fluid dynamics.
Work for an aeronautical engineer can be with airlines, particularly the government carriers, Air India, Indian Airlines, Pawan Hans, and aircraft manufacturers, Hindustan Aeronautical Ltd. and other organizations concerned with the aircraft industry.
There is limited scope in this branch of engineering, therefore, a large number take on work in R&D areas in the Ministry of Defense and Ministry of Civil Aviation, in defense research laboratories, or civil aviation departments.