10 Reasons for the Increased Scope of Aerospace Engineering in India

(Last Updated On: January 25, 2018)

10 Reasons for the increased scope of aerospace engineering in india

10 Reasons for the Increased Scope of Aerospace Engineering in India

Do you want to know about the scope of aerospace engineering in India?

Are you worrying about your future if you have completed your degree in aeronautical and aerospace engineering?

If these are your question related to the scope of aerospace engineering in India. This post will give you clarity on the scope of aerospace engineering in India.

These are top 10 reasons which prove that there will be a boost in the scope of aerospace engineering in coming years.

#1. Broad Branch of Study

Aerospace engineering is a broad branch of study which deals with the study and development of aircraft and spacecraft. It is still a developing sector in India and many of other countries. But as a developing sector itself, India offers good scope in the aerospace engineering field.

#2. Significant Achievements

India achieved many significant achievements in the field of aerospace engineering by developing heavy-lift rockets, aircrafts, Helicopters etc. But still, aerospace engineers are not getting much job exposure in India.

#3. Growing Aerospace Industry

As a growing field scope of aerospace engineering is not a narrow field in India. Indian aerospace industry is now one of the fastest growing industry in the world.

#4. Growing Indian Aerospace Agencies

Recent developments by Indian space research organization, DRDO, Hindustan Aeronautics Limited (HAL) and other private companies are promising a prosperous future of aerospace engineering.

#5. Liberal Indian Economic Policy

Indian governments more liberal economic policies bring the scope of aerospace engineering to a new hight. The growing civil aviation and aerospace sectors are attracting world’s leading companies like Rolls-Royce, Boeing, Airbus, to India.

#6. Growing Civil Aviation Market

Another factor increasing the scope of aerospace engineering in India is the growing civil aviation market. Now India is the ninth largest civil aviation market in the world, because of that the demand for commercial and defense aircraft has been increased rapidly.

#7. Increased Foreign Direct Investment

In 2015 government of India increased the foreign direct investment by 74 percent which will allow multinational companies to set up their base in India.

#8. Good Opportunity to Joint Projects

The foreign direct investment policy will be beneficial for Indian companies also. Through this policy, Indian companies will get a good opportunity to start joint projects with the multinational companies. It will result in the transfer of modern technologies and open market to India.

#9.Focusing on Indigenous Aerospace Products

So the government is trying to research and develop indigenous aerospace products by attracting world leading companies in aerospace sectors to India. At the same time creating good facilities for local investors to invest in the aerospace field.

#10 Global Leader- Antrix Corporation

ISRO’s commercial arm Antrix corporation is now itself a global leader in commercial satellite launch.It already conducted hundreds of commercial satellite launch for different countries and organizations this shows the scope of aerospace engineering in India.


Important Aerospace Projects in India

ISRO already developed a significant achievement by successfully developing a heavy-lift rocket GSLV Mk III, which can carry 4 ton of payload into GTO. As the next step, ISRO is planning to upgrade the rocket to lift up to 6 tons. That will be helpful for a future moon mission.

The reusable launch vehicle is another important aerospace project in India. ISRO already successfully complected an experimental mission of RLV in 2016 May 23rd. It successfully descent from a height of 65 km at a speed of Mach 5.

Defence Research Development Organisation (DRDO) is now developing modern defense aircrafts and missile for Indian defense forces. The important aerospace research projects involved with DRDO is the development of Light Compact Aircraft(LCA), Avionics equipment of Sukhoi Su-30MKI, Modification of MIG-27 aircrafts, Development of fifth generation aircraft, Avathar unmanned spacecraft for a military rocket launch, and development of Unmanned Areal Vehicles like Nishant and Lakshya.

Apart from aircrafts, DRDO is developing missiles and other weapons indigenously and with some joint venture with countries like Russia, France, Israel etc. Famous ongoing missile projects of DRDO are BrahMos 2, Maitri missile, Astra MK-2, Agni- VI Astra anti-aircraft missile system, Long-Range Cruise Missile (LRCM) etc.

Hindustan Aeronautics Limited (HAL) is another important company which enlighting the scope of aerospace engineering in India. This company comes under the ministry of defense of the government of India.

HAL’s Advanced medium compact aircrafts, Sukhoi/HAL Fifth Generation Fighter Aircraft (FGFA), UAC/HAL II-214 Multi-role Transport Aircraft (MTA) are some of the important projects going on in Hindustan Aeronautics Limited.

Sukhoi/HAL Fifth Generation Fighter Aircraft (FGFA) is an under developing fifth-generation aircraft by a joint venture of India and Russia.The complected aircraft include four three improvements from original Sukhoi Su-57 including stealth, supercruise, advanced sensors, networking and combat avionics etc.

The HAL Advanced Medium Combat Aircraft (AMCA) is an Indian project which is developing by Aeronautical Development Agency(ADA) and Hindustan Aeronautics Limited (HAL). AMCA’s design is done by ADA and manufacturing is carrying out by HAL.

UAC/HAL II-214 Multi-role Transport Aircraft (MTA) is another important project ongoing in HAL. It is a joint venture between India’s Hindustan Aeronautics Limited and Russia’s United Aircraft Corporation.

Private Aerospace Companies and Startups in India

Now there are many active aerospace companies in India.Most of the companies are in service field rather than in production but few of them are in research and produce new indigenous products in India.

Team Indus is one of the Indian startup famous for developing world’s first private moon mission. This is the only Indian company attending the google’s Lunar-X prize mission. This is a challenge for design and land a spacecraft on the moon.

Airbus, The European multinational company started an engineering center in Indian city Bangalore which focuses on the development of the engineering, flight management and Computational Fluid Dynamics (CFD).

Earth to Orbit is India’s first space startup which provides technology and business consulting, remote sensing value-added product and launches advisory services. E2O is a multinational company which is present in Bangalore, Osaka, San Francisco and Vienna.
Boeing is another leading aerospace company which set up its base in India.

Boeing has a long relationship with India’s commercial and defense sector. Boeing India has its headquarters in Delhi and research center in Bangalore with a total of five hundred employees.

As a developing economy and high human resource availability, India has a great potential to become a global leader in aerospace engineering. A large number of ongoing projects and startups in India has been already stepped into its successful future.

Both Private and government-controlled companies are developing new technologies to make human life better. Similar research going on in Indian universities will provide a qualified human resource, These factors are increasing the future of aerospace engineering in India.

Companies setting up their Research and Development facilities and manufacturing units will improve productivity in the aerospace sector and that will give a good impact on India’s economy.

According to a joint report by Roland Berger, IESA and Nasscom by 2027 India’s share in the global aerospace industry will become a 70 billion USD industry in the world market, Now that is only 250 million USD.

Unnikrishnan V is an Aeronautical Engineer from Kerala.He has a bachelors degree in aeronautical engineering from Anna University, Chennai. He has experience in Engineering Design and Industrial Automation. He is an amateur astronomer and very interested in astrophysics. He owns a blog named “U4 Unispaze” that is for astronomy and astrophysics. Observational astronomy and astrophotography are his favorite hobbies. Now he is preparing for his higher studies in astrophysics.

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