The maiden international-level entrance exam for University of Pune’s (UoP) newly introduced MTech (Aviation) course will be held on September 15 at six centers across the country and at Frankfurt in Germany. “The process for submission of application forms for the same is set to go online from August 13,” AdityaAbhyankar, dean of UoP’s faculty of technology, told TOI on Monday.
The university had announced on July 17 the signing of a memorandum of understanding with Germany’s top pilot training and flight school, Fachshule Fur Luftfahrzeugfuhrer (FFL), to launch the first-of-its-kind two-year MTech (Aviation) course. The first of the four semesters will be conducted at UoP’s department of technology while the remaining three semesters would involve onsite training at FFL facilities in Frankfurt, Germany; eventually leading to a European flying licence by German aviation regulator LBA.
The UoP, which will award the degree, is also in talks with India’s civil aviation regulator, the director general of civil aviation (DGCA), for facilitating the issuance of their licence which will make the course pass outs eligible to fly in the Asia-Pacific region.
Abhyankar said, “The aspirants can visit the UoP’s website: www.unipune.ac.in for submitting their forms online. The application fees is Rs 3,000 each for open category candidates and Rs 1,000 each for reserved category candidates from Maharashtra state only.”
“After online submission, the candidates need to take a printout of the form and furnish it to the university’s department of technology by September 12. Candidates from outside Pune can send a printout of their forms by post or email a scanned copy to the department. They will have to present the hard copy at the time of appearing for the entrance exam,” he said.
Regarding eligibility, Abhyankar said, “Students who have completed their bachelor of engineering or technology (BE/BTech) or BS with engineering specialization from any recognized university are eligible to appear for the entrance test. The final admission will be based on overall performance in the written test and interview.”
Students who have completed their BSc (aviation) course will also be eligible to apply for the course although they will be required to undertake a one-year pre-requisite course at the UoP department of technology before starting with the MTech (Aviation) studies. “This because the BSc (aviation) course, offered only by the universities of Mumbai and Kolkata, is of three-year duration as against the four-year BE/BTech or BS (Engg) courses,” he added.
About the entrance, Abhyankar said, “The written test will be of total 50 marks; featuring 50 multiple choice questions that will examine the analytical abilities; logical reasoning; knowledge of relevant engineering branch; physics; mathematics and fundamental knowhow about the field of aviation.”
Candidates, who will clear the written test will appear for interviews that will also focus on aspects like hand-eye coordination; aptitude test; technical and medical tests, said Abhyankar.
August 13 to September 10: Online submission of application forms. Website URL: www.unipune.ac.in.
September 12: Last date for physical submission of printout of online application form at the university.
September 15: MTech (Aviation) entrance exam.
September 16: Result of entrance exam.
September 17 and 18: Interviews of candidates declared successful in the entrance.
September 25: Commencement of classes.
(Note: Candidates from outside Pune can send a printout of their online application form by post or can email a scanned copy of the same to the university department of technology. They have to present a hard copy of the printout on the day of the entrance exam.