The aviation industry is gaining a lot of popularity these days. With the increase in the number of aviation companies, the demand for aviation professionals is on the rise. The short-term courses in aviation are a great choice for aspirants to learn valuable knowledge and skill in a short period of time. Aviation course covers a broad spectrum of tasks ranging from as simple as air ticketing to as complex as flying an aircraft. To cater to all the needs of these different roles, there are multiple aviation courses in India.

Aviation industry covers a range of courses from cabin crew training to ground staff, to ticket management, to aviation training. Students through these courses can gain an insight into aviation industry and understand how it has become an indispensable part of human life. Aspirants planning to pursue their career in the aviation industry will be most likely to be privy to various thrilling and exciting opportunities for travelling around the world.

A student can pursue aviation courses after 12th or after graduation. The admissions to aviation courses are done either on the basis of merit of class 12 with an aggregate of 50% in physics, chemistry, and maths or via common management entrance exams.

The coursework also provides students with sufficient knowledge and experience to start their own aviation academy and businesses.

Types of Aviation Courses:

Name of the Course Type of Course  Duration
BSc Aviation Bachelors Degree 3 years
B.Sc. Aircraft Maintenance Bachelors Degree 3 years
B.Sc. Aeronautical Science Bachelors Degree 3 years
Diploma in Assistant Flight Dispatcher UG Diploma Course 1 year
B.B.A in Airport Management Bachelors Degree  3 years
Diploma in Airport Management UG Diploma Course 1 year
Diploma in Ground Staff & Cabin Crew Training UG Diploma Course 6 months/ 1 year
Diploma in Aviation Hospitality UG Diploma Course 1 year
Diploma in Airfare & Ticketing Management UG Diploma Course 6 months/ 1 year

Course Eligibility For Aviation Courses:

Program Eligibility
B.Sc. Aviation 10+2 with Maths, Physics, Chemistry (Minimum 50%) from a recognized board. Lateral entry for the course is only for candidates who are in possession of the CPL license.
For CPL Holders : Valid CPL (Commercial Pilot License)
B.Sc. Aircraft Maintenance 10+2 from a recognized board with Physics, Chemistry & Maths and an aggregate of at least 50% or above.
3 years of Polytechnic diploma from a recognized board.
B.Sc. Aeronautical Science 10+2 from a recognized board with Physics & Maths.
Diploma in Airport Ground Handling 10+2 / Any Degree with 50% marks.
Diploma in Cabin Crew (Air Hosters) Management 10+2 / Any Degree with 50% marks with pleasing personality.
Diploma in Assistant Flight Dispatcher 10+2 with Maths & Physics from a Recognized boardwith 50%marks.

Aviation Courses Entrance Exams:

  • CAT
  • CMAT
  • MAT
  • SNAP

Career Prospects:

Flight Attendant

Flight attendants are trained for customer services. Their job is to give necessary safety instructions, serve food and other essentials, maintain the safety overview and so on.

Salary: INR 2,94,000 – 10,00,000

Skills Required:

  • Interpersonal Skills
  • Communication Skills
  • Ability to be patient all the time
  • Good colour vision and hearing ability
  • Assertiveness
  • Fit health

Commercial Pilot

Commercial pilots work mostly for airlines. Their job is to handle all the operational functions, know about the aircraft equipment and the procedures, legally and safely operate the flights and so on.

Salary: INR 1,25,000 – 90,00,000

Skills Required:

  • Understanding of Mathematics and Physics
  • Communication skills
  • Interpersonal skills
  • Ability to make quick decisions
  • Awareness and coordination

Airport Manager

An airport manager heads over the airport security process, logistics and emergency procedures. Airport managers have the burden of training other airport employees, planning and executing airport schedules, coordinating flight schedules and so on.

Salary: INR 1,41,000 – 2,00,000

Skills Required:

  • Communication skills
  • Business management skills
  • Customers Service skills

Ground Services Staff

Ground services staff look after the greeting passengers, making reservations, checking baggage, cleaning aircraft after flights, stocking flights with refreshments and so on.

Salary: INR 1,49,000 – 5,90,000

Skills Required:

  • Interpersonal Skills
  • Communication Skills
  • Ability to be patient all the time
  • Ability to face criticism
  • Flexibility


Vels university
Hindustan Aerospace & Engineering
Pune Institute of Aviation Technology
School of Aeronautics (Neemrana)
Indraprasth Institute of Aeronautics, Gurgaon
Himachal College of Aircraft Engineering (HCAE)
Amity University, Noida
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