THE AEROSPACE ENGINEERING COURSE IS RELEVANT IN THE FOLLOWING AREAS:

AIRCRAFT DESIGN, AIRCRAFT PRODUCTION, DEFENCE R&D, CIVIL SECTOR R&D, ISRO, DEFENCE FORCES, COMMERCIAL AVIATION, DGCA, CSIR LABS, DRDO LABS, MNCS



VISION

The Department of Aerospace Engineering aspires to be on par with international standards, by imparting quality technical education in Aerospace Engineering and technology, to create a sustainable and socially responsible future.

MISSION

  1. Knowledge & Innovation: To disseminate knowledge and develop innovative solutions to pressing challenges in Aerospace Engineering and related fields.
  2. Professional Skills: To mould students into successful Aerospace Engineering, by maintaining an unparalleled teaching and learning environment in which faculty grow professionally and students receive unsurpassed knowledge, skills, insights and tools, that will stay with them for life.
  3. Research Inculcation: To inculcate students with knowledge and skills in state-of-the-art technologies and R&D, that will prepare them to design the next generation of high performance, efficient air and space transportation.
  4. Socio-Ethical Responsibility: To nurture our Aerospace Engineering graduates to be sensitive to ethical, societal and environmental issues, while conducting their professional work.

“We are running out of space, and the only place we can go to are other worlds,” Stephen Hawking, the great physicist of our era, said once. World over, there is a growing interest in the trans-atmospheric region and outer space. It’s time to start thinking of travels outside the earth’s atmosphere! Space stations, manned missions to other planets, moon outposts and robotic probes is what the future is looking like! And the only way forward is to produce more Aerospace Engineers.

The Aerospace Engineering programme at MVJCE attempts to do just this – produce quality Aerospace Engineers. What is the USP of the MVJCE Aerospace programme?

  • It was started in response to the growing demand for Aerospace Engineers – we at MVJCE know exactly what the industry wants!
  • You will learn about aviation, space navigation, space dynamics, orbital mechanics, rockets, missiles, and many more challenging topics. Space vehicle design, satellite design, aerospace structural mechanics, flight mechanics, aerospace propulsion, air and missile defence systems, aerodynamics, rarefied gas dynamics, unmanned air vehicles etc. will form part of your curriculum. In short, everything you need to know about Aerospace!
  • You will be exposed to several application software and their operating systems, for hands-on experience.
  • You will attend special labs where you will learn design modelling and analysis, as well as simulation. All this experience will enhance your prospects in the job market.
  • Approved by the AICTE
  • Affiliated to VTU

The question arises - why choose Aerospace Engineering over Aeronautical Engineering? Both Aeronautical and Aerospace engineers are in demand in industries, for their domain knowledge in fields including radar cross-section, fluid mechanics, space and flight mechanics, statics and dynamics, control engineering, aircraft structures, flight test etc. While Aerospace Engineers have all the opportunities that are available for Aeronautical Engineers, they will also have an added advantage - they can join similar industries in the space sector, too. We live in times when parents are very concerned about the job opportunities and career prospects that a course would provide. Undoubtedly, a wide vista of opportunities is open to Aerospace Engineers.

A career in Aerospace offers high job satisfaction and excellent compensation. It is a niche area, and hence a qualified Aerospace Engineer has excellent career prospects. It gives opportunities to seek employment in prestigious organisations like ISRO, HAL and DRDO, for their space and missile related programs. Defence and Private sectors also open their doors for employment to Aerospace Engineers.

Here is the icing on the cake - the Aerospace Department at MVJCE has approached ISRO under their flagship Sponsored Research Programme RESPOND, for undertaking projects in the Aerospace domain. This augurs a head start and a bright future for our students! So, what are you waiting for? Spread your wings and fly high!

Air Commodore (Retd.) SC Gupta

Air Commodore (Retd.) SC Gupta, a gold medallist in BE (Hons.) and M.Tech from IIT Kanpur, has 42 years of experience in the field of Aeronautics, with good teaching experience at the UG and PG levels. His areas of interest include Computational Fluid Dynamics, Aero Elasticity, Aerodynamics, Stability & Control, Experimental Aircraft Design and Flight Testing.

He has served in various establishments of the Air Force and DRDO. At DRDO, he has worked with ADE, DIAT, RCMA (aircraft), CEMILAC and RCMA (Kanpur). He was responsible for certification coverage to several upgrades on Jaguar, Mirage-2000 and Dornier aircrafts. He has also worked on Design of Light Combat Aircraft and Unmanned Aerial Vehicles.

He has developed several computer codes for aircraft design, presented papers at International Conferences, and authored a book - Aerodynamics.

His areas of interest:

Computational Fluid Dynamics, Aero Elasticity, Aerodynamics, Stability & Control, Experimental Aerodynamics, Aircraft Design and Flight Testing.

  • Aerodynamic Lab The students get an understanding of nature of flow past various models through flow visualization techniques. The nature of pressure distribution over various aerofoil and body shapes is explained. The wake and boundary layer survey provide information on the momentum thickness and displacement thickness.
  • Foundry & Forging Practical knowledge and techniques of Foundry & Forging are demonstrated and practised.
  • Machine Shop Students obtain hands-on experience in machining skills.
  • Mechanical Measurement & Metrology The practical knowledge on measurement techniques is achieved.
  • Metallographic and Material Testing Students obtain hands-on experience in material testing techniques.
  • Modeling & Analysis Lab The CFD analysis and stress analysis techniques are developed through computer software.
  • Propulsion Lab Experiments related to aircraft engines, force measurements through wall jets and measurement of speed of flame propagation is checked.
  • Simulation Lab Several time motion studies are made increasing students’ capability in simulation techniques.
  • Structures Lab It provides the student with the practical knowledge of the various theorems, like reciprocal theorem, buckling phenomenon of columns, WEGNER beam stresses information. The vibration of beam equipment provides information on types of nodes and vibration patterns.

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