HAL takes lead in establishing first Aerospace University in India
An Aerospace Industry-Academia Conclave was organised at the Hindustan Aeronautics Limited (HAL) under the chairmanship of Prof S.G. Dhande, former Director, IIT Kanpur on February 17. HAL aims to pursue its leading role in the Indian aerospace industry through this conclave and create an ecosystem for enhancing the capabilities of this sector.
Considering the long-term needs of the aeronautical sector growth, expert group on restructuring of HAL, headed by B.K. Chaturvedi, former Cabinet Secretary and Member, Planning Commission, recommended the establishment of an Aerospace University or collaboration with some universities for expansion of aviation sector capabilities. In his message, Dr R.K. Tyagi, Chairman HAL, said: “Let us give our best for the future through a fertile landscape of aerospace technologies and knowledge which will make India more self-reliant, competitive and develop leaders for giving shape to our national aerospace strategies”, while urging the Conclave to think as one community. SP