NALSAR initiative to help students in placements
A ‘Post-Graduate Diploma in Aviation Law and Air Transport Management’ has been launched in Bangalore by the National Academy of Legal Studies and Research (NALSAR) University of Law, Hyderabad, in collaboration with Institute of Applied Aviation Management (IAAM), Kozhikode.
P.C.K. Ravindran, Chairman of IAAM, outlined air transport growth both in India and in the Asia-Pacific region, and highlighted the need for quality aviation education to meet the phenomenal growth in the sector. The diploma course will help the Indian youth to achieve the competitive edge needed to acquire global placements in the aviation industry.
He further added that world class green-field airports such as Bangalore and Hyderabad have been commissioned; more than 30 domestic airports are planned to be upgraded to international standards; several private airports are set to handle private jets; dedicated business and cargo airports are to be built at major industrial sites; and scores of helipads and several regional operators would link the tier II and III towns and remote locations.
Aviation being the fastest growing industry in the global economy, it is estimated that by 2010, the aviation economic impact could exceed $ 1800 billion with over 33 million jobs provided.
Vishwanath, the chief guest, said thousands of trained personnel are needed to meet the managerial requirements of the rapidly growing airport, airline and aerospace sectors. A professional qualification in aviation law and air transport management is an urgent requirement.
Another speaker, Uma Reddy, said the NALSAR-IAAM tie-up institutionalises academic-industry partnership in the domains of air transport management and aviation law and will help the Indian youth to acquire global placements.