Through its group company InterGlobe Education Services Ltd (IGES), InterGlobe Enterprises launched the School for Aircraft Maintenance Engineers (SAME). The course is approved by DGCA, Ministry of Civil Aviation, Govt. of India and offers a three-year Aircraft Maintenance Engineering Course in Mechanical and Avionics.
SAME will provide aspiring Aircraft Maintenance engineers the requisite training and skills through a combination of rigorous class-room training, practical knowledge and on-the-job-training – with the aim to develop a talent pipeline for the industry.
With a growing economy and a larger number of people preferring air travel for business and personal requirements, the demand for high quality and well qualified aircraft maintenance engineers is expected to rise exponentially in the future years. Today, India is the 9th largest aviation market in the world with a size of about US$ 16 billion and is poised to become the 3rd largest market by 2020. InterGlobe looks to support the continued growth and professionalisation of India’s aviation sector, and has accordingly established SAME as a premier institute for ab-initio training of aircraft maintenance engineers.
The three-year course is divided into six semesters with the final and sixth semester devoted to on-the-job training. The SAME course prepares students for obtaining a license from the DGCA to undertake maintenance of civil aircraft registered in India. Students who have passed their Class XII examination with Physics, Chemistry and Mathematics from a recognized board or university or its equivalent with a minimum aggregate of 50% are eligible to apply for SAME’s program. The applications for the inaugural batch are now open.
The SAME Placement Cell will assist SAME students in being considered for training and employment with Indian and foreign airlines, including the largest Indian airline, IndiGo, provided they are found suitable in terms of the qualification and standards laid down by these airlines.