India’s first National Civil Aviation University to be setup in Rae Bareli

New Delhi/July 11
Indian government on Thursday gave its approval to setup country’s first National Aviation University (NAU) in Uttar Pradesh’s Rae Bareli district.
The civil aviation university will be names as Rajiv Gandhi National Aviation University and central government will introduce Rajiv Gandhi National Aviation University Bill, 2013 in the Parliament to create a post of Vice Chancellor on the pattern of Central Universities.
The varsity will be an autonomous body under the administrative control of Civil Aviation ministry and it will aim to create skilled and competent workforce for safe and efficient aviation industry.
“The university will aim to facilitate and promote aviation studies, teaching, training and research with focus on emerging areas of studies such as aviation management, aviation regulation and policy, aviation history, aviation science and engineering, aviation law, aviation safety and security, aviation medicine, search and rescue, transportation of dangerous goods, environmental studies and other related fields, and also to achieve excellence in these and connected fields in emerging areas and such areas as may emerge in future,” said an Indian government spokesperson, adding that it will also work as a knowledge partner to safety and security regulators by providing required academic inputs to help them execute their enforcement responsibility better.

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