A.D. Rangarajan

Aviation courses to be offered in collaboration with a private airline

TIRUPATI: Sri Padmavathi Mahila Viswa Vidyalayam (SPMVV) is planning to prepare girl students for the big boom currently witnessed in the aviation sector and the equally-flourishing health sciences.

As part of its silver jubilee endeavour, the State’s lone women’s university is keen on setting up a school for aviation where courses are to be offered in collaboration with a private airline. Two major courses on the list are -- one on field operations for technically-qualified and the other for those aspiring to be part of the cabin crew.

The respective minimum qualifications are M.Sc. (Physics) and any graduation. The other proposal is to establish a school for alternate medicine and allied health sciences to offer courses in homeopathy and ayurveda, besides bringing all life sciences-related faculties under its roof.

“Apart from B.Sc. Nursing, we plan to introduce B.Sc. Optometry and certificate courses in lab technician, midwifery, etc., ” Vice-Chancellor Veena Noble Dass told The Hindu.

The varsity expects its medical college proposal to be okayed soon.