National Defence Bureau,
Bengaluru, 15 November 2018
HAL Management Academy (HMA) has launched, an AICTE approved 15 month, full time Post Graduation Diploma in Aviation Management (PGDAM) at its sprawling new campus here today. The program was inaugurated by Mr. V.M. Chamola, Director (HR). “With this, HAL has opened doors for both HAL and the outside world to create specifically trained human resource in the aviation and aerospace which is one of the fastest growing industries in the country, he said. “Given the structure and concept of the programme, we are confident of getting the best companies to the campus for placement assistance”, he added.
The program includes a visit to the top aviation companies abroad, interaction with practicing professionals and aviation industry exposure module.
The HMA will train around 35 persons through this program. The batch consists a mix of HAL executives and professionals from outside selected through a rigorous evaluation process. The participants will get the much needed exposure in areas such as wind tunnel and flight testing, composite manufacturing, flight hangar management, air traffic management and so on. It is this experiential learning and knowledge that makes the course unique from practical and theoretical perspectives as we would have the best and experienced faculty from aviation field, said Ms Nemichandra, GM (HMA).
The HMA campus spread across vast and green surroundings has designed and developed the program based on 49 years of its experience in developing executives for aviation industry. The candidates of the initial batch are chosen from different fields and location.
The course syllabus focuses on aircraft manufacturing processes and Systems Integration, Strategy and Corporate Governance, Aircraft Qualification and Certification, Technology and Lifecycle Management, On the Job Exposure- Deep Immersion, Principles and Practices of Management, Aviation Busianess and Contracts, Aviation Finance and Economics, Organization Behaviour and Human Resource Management, Aviation Supply Chain Management and Logistics, Aviation Quality & Regulatory Management , Principles of Marketing, Product development and pricing in aviation sector, Product promotion and brand building, Customer relationship and after sales support, Systems Engineering and other areas.
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