Pro­mot­ing Ex­cel­lence in Aero­nau­ti­cal and Aero­space Pro­fes­sion

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The Aero­nau­ti­cal So­ci­ety of In­dia was founded in 1948. Over the years the so­ci­ety has grown into a ma­jor pro­fes­sional body in the field of aero­nau­tics, avi­a­tion and aero­space. Its mem­ber­ship ac­count­ing over 12000 is drawn from all ma­jor aero­nau­ti­cal es­tab­lish­ments in the coun­try.


Founded on De­cem­ber 27, 1948, Pan­dit Jawa­har­lal Nehru, the First Prime Min­is­ter of in­de­pen­dent In­dia be­came the First Chief Pa­tron of the So­ci­ety.


The so­ci­ety was es­tab­lished with a view to pro­mote the ad­vance­ment and dis­sem­i­na­tion of the knowl­edge of Aero­nau­ti­cal and Aero­space Sciences & Tech­nolo­gies. The goal is to strive for the el­e­va­tion of Aero­nau­ti­cal and Aero­space pro­fes­sion.


The So­ci­ety to­day has 16 branches at all the im­por­tant cen­ters of avi­a­tion in the counter viz. Agra, Ban­ga­lore, Kolkata, Chandi­garh, Chen­nai, Goa, Hy­der­abad, Kan­pur, Kochi,

Mum­bai, Nasik, Nag­pur, Pune, New Delhi, Sun­abeda & Thiru­vanan­tha­pu­ram. The So­ci­ety also has Jour­nal Di­vi­sion and CFD Di­vi­sion at Ban­ga­lore.

Its mem­ber­ship of more than 12,000 is drawn from all ma­jor Aero­nau­ti­cal es­tab­lish­ments such as Hin­dus­tan Aero­nau­tics Ltd. D.G.C.A., De­fence Re­search and De­vel­op­ment Es­tab­lish­ments, Aca­demic In­sti­tu­tions, Aero­nau­ti­cal De­vel­op­ment Agency, In­dian Air Force, In­dian Space Re­search Oga­ni­za­tion, Vikram Sarab­hai Space Cen­tre, Na­tional Air­ports Au­thor­ity of In­dia, Air In­dia, In­dian Air­lines, Jet­ways, Pawan Hans, Aero In­dus­try in Pri­vate Sec­tor. Pri­vate Air­lines, De­fence Re­search & De­vel­op­ment Lab­o­ra­tory, Army Avi­a­tion Corps. The So­ci­ety also drives its strength from fi­nan­cial sup­port and ac­tive par­tic­i­pa­tion of its Cor­po­rate Mem­bers. The So­ci­ety has 56 Cor­po­rate Mem­bers from both Na­tional and In­ter­na­tional Sec­tors.


The So­ci­ety is man­aged by a Coun­cil con­sist­ing of a Pres­i­dent, Pres­i­dent-elect, Seven Vice Pres­i­dents, the Hon­orary Sec­re­tary Gen­eral, Hon­orary Trea­surer and fif­teen mem­bers, twelve of whom are elected and the other three nom­i­nated to rep­re­sent spe­cial in­ter­ests. The Coun­cil is elected ev­ery year at the An­nual Gen­eral Meet­ing. The Coun­cil man­ages af­fairs of the So­ci­ety with spe­cialised sup­port from its nine com­mit­tees namely; Aca­demics Com­mit­tee, Awards Com­mit­tee, Build­ing Com­mit­tee, Edi­to­rial and Jour­nal Com­mit­tee, Grad­ing Com­mit­tee, Rules Com­mit­tee and Stand­ing Com­mit­tee. These spe­cialised com­mit­tees pro­vide di­rec­tion and plan ac­tiv­i­ties of the So­ci­ety.

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