Pathway- Flying Against the Wind

JU News Desk
Published: January 2020

Student Career Advisory and Placement Support in association with School of Engineering Technology–IIAEM (SET-IIAEM) of Jain (Deemed-to-be University) organised a round table discussion on Aerospace Engineering on 31 August, 2019.

The theme of the event was ‘The Pathway- Flying against the Wind’.

The topic for the round table discussion focused on ‘Emerging Trends, Challenges and Career Opportunities in Aerospace Engineering – An Indian Scenario’.

Delegates from 4Semi Technologies, Apollo Aerospace, Asterio Aerospace, Solution Buggy, Vimanic Systems and Mahindra Aerospace and Applied Design Technology participated in the event. Dr. Dattaguru – Former Professor and Chairman of Department of Aerospace Engineering, IISc, moderated the discussions.

Delegates from IIAEM, SET – Aerospace Engineering and Aviation Management took part in the discussions and shared their thoughts on various areas in which the industry could collaborate with the academia. They also looked at a wide range of issues including orientation, curriculum review and gave their inputs on teaching aerospace engineering as a complete elective subject.

The sessions concluded with the delegates echoing the prevalent thoughts on industry and academia meeting more frequently to keep the discussions alive and pave new paths.

In his keynote address titled, The Technology Innovation in Aerospace Engineering , Mr. Ravinder Singh – Chief Innovation and Technology Officer, Vistara Airlines, spoke at length about the changing landscape of technology usage in Aerospace, the meeting point of an aircraft engineer and computer engineer and the importance of understanding the software that enables the various IP / network ports, which in turn drive the entire functional aspects of flying an aircraft. Aside these, he also spoke on the possibility of flights being operated without pilots, and how Robotics, AI and other software technology can enable such a scenario. In the context of large-scale technological disruptions, he delved on issues such as who will fly, maintain and operate aircrafts.