Aeronautical Engineering

Aeronautics (from the ancient Greek words ὰήρ āēr, which means "air", and ναυτική nautikē which means "navigation", i.e. "navigation of the air") is the science, technique or art involved with the study, design, and manufacturing of air flight-capable machines. It also includes technology, business and other aspects related to aircraft and rockets within the atmosphere.


"The Department of Aeronautical Engineering is committed to foster the technical growth of students for an ever-changing society."


“The Department of Aeronautical Engineering provides a learning environment to the students for achieving intellectual and personal development for the next generation of Aeronautical Systems.”

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Started in the year 2011, the department of Aeronautical Engineering has over the years adapted and improved with the fast pace of technology. Under the affiliation of Visveswaraya Technological University, the department runs academic program for the degree of Bachelor in Engineering (B.E.) A sincere and hardworking student body and wholehearted support of the dedicated faculty have contributed in no small measure to the professional successes enjoyed by a good number of individuals who graduated from this department. The department has been continually changing and evolving to meet the needs of modern industry and to train its students to pursue their goals with concentrated determination that has led former students to the greatest heights in their endeavor no matter what responsibility they choose to assume. With rapid changes in the professional world, the department has also focused on the drawing of the information age and has established a university approved syllabus. The Centre for Aeronautics has access to a wide range of industry-standard experimental facilities which have been extensively used for research and consultancy for various sectors. The laboratory facilities are established with the aim of supplying our students with every tool they need to succeed in the fast changing landscape of the modern professional arena. The key laboratories are Propulsion lab, Structures lab and Aerodynamics lab. The faculty members of the department actively carry out research in key areas. Thus the department ensures the students the versatility to adapt to the dynamic and fast moving world and its many industries.

All the reputed organizations are drawn to the College for campus recruitment. To achieve its goal, the Training & Placement Cell works towards recognizing the core competencies of students. It works through a close knit organization and has a structure which conveys information to the students at the fastest possible rate. The prestigious department is actively involved in hosting many additional training programs, workshops, guest lectures, technical talks , seminars for students to provide a platform for the budding engineers to interact with professionals from various industries. The aero modeling club ‘UDAAN’ of the department encourages students to participate in both in-house and outside competitions to design, make and fly gliders, quad copters and next-gen aircrafts models.

The department has been interacting with aerospace industries such as National Aerospace Laboratories (NAL), Hindustan Aeronautics Limited (HAL), Aeronautical Development Establishment (ADE), Air India Limited, Air force Technical College (AFTC). The department has tied-up with industries to enhance skill development and to collaborate on research.

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Under Graduate

B.E. in Aeronautical Engineering
Duration: 4 Years

Eligibility : Pass in 10+2 / Higher Secondary (HS) / Pre University (PUC) / 'A' Level (with 12 years of schooling) or its equivalent with English as one of the languages. Shall have secured a minimum of 45% marks in aggregate in Physics, Mathematics and any one of the following : Chemistry, Biology, Biotechnology, Computer Science, Electronics, Information Science. AIT admits students as per prevailing rules and regulations of VTU.

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Chief Advisor

Dr. Sharanabasava C Pilli

Acharya Institute of Technology.


Dr. Maharana S K

Professor & Head, Dean(R&D),
Department of Aeronautical Engineering.

Member Secretary

Prof. Swetha S

Assistant Professor,
Department of Aeronautical Engineering.


Prof. K Ramachandra

Former Director, GTRE, Bengaluru.,

Dr. Madhukar M Rao

Technical Director, ACRiCFD, Bengaluru.

Dr. P K Sahoo

Senior Scientist, NAL, Bengaluru.


Mr. Vinod S Chaudhari

ATP Engine External Architect, General Electric , Bengaluru.

Prof. Mahantayya K H

Assistant Professor,
Department of Aeronautical Engineering.

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Research is carried out in the area of stress analyses of cracked bodies, fatigue (crack-initiation and small-crack behavior), fatigue-crack growth, and fracture of complex fuselage structure of an aircraft.
Research is on to understand the fluid structure interaction between solid object and a fluid flowing over it. Fluid and solid parts are solved for iteratively, one by one . Weak coupling (fluid and solid at a time) vs. strong coupling (sub time level interactions) is taken care of during the research.
A research team works on the design, development and analysis of unmanned aerial vehicles (both fixed and flapping wing). The vehicles are tested for various applications such as search and rescue operation, agriculture, image analysis and education. Underwater vehicle is in the research plan in the department .
Team works in the application of fluid mechanics, numerical methods in the field of Aerodynamics where the wind effects on built environment , wind flow over bridges and roads, vehicles are studied both numerically and experimentally. Analysis of Turbulent Wind Effects on Low-rise Roof-mounted Photovoltaic Solar Panels in Multiple Arrangements.
A research group works on the understanding the heat energy generation and its utilization for heating purpose. Research is on numerical analysis of heat transfer of water inside a pipe exposed to a parabolic trough solar thermal collectors. Solar energy research is on.

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1. Employable

To enable students to excel in the field of Aeronautical Engineering and achieve the competency to enhance their employability for the industry, research and academic sectors.

2. Continuous Learning

To mould students to understand and comprehend problems of Aeronautical Engineering by applying basic principles & knowledge of mathematics, science, and engineering and also able to use modern engineering techniques, skills and tools to fulfill needs of the society.

3. Professionalism

To nurture students to be sensitive to ethical, societal and environmental issues while conducting their professional work in multi-cultural corporation and organisation.

4. Innovative

To enable students to bring innovation into solution of myriad problems through comprehension, design, analysis and development.

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1. An ability to apply knowledge of mathematics, science, and engineering

2. An ability to identify, formulate, and solve engineering problems

3. An ability to design and conduct experiments, as well as to analyze and interpret data

4. An ability to design and build a component, system, or process to meet desired needs

5. An ability to function on multidisciplinary teams

6. An understanding of professional and ethical responsibility

7. An ability to communicate effectively

8. An ability to use the techniques, skills, and engineering tools

9. The broad education necessary to understand the impact of engineering solutions in global, economic, environmental, and societal context

10. A recognition of the need for, and an ability to engage in life-long learning

11. A knowledge of contemporary issues

12. A knowledge of project management and its financing