Aeronautics is also referred to as ''sailing the sky''. Aerospace is a specialized branch of engineering which deals with the design and development of aircraft's as well as space crafts. The course curriculum covers aspects of two branches of engineering - aeronautical and astronautical engineering.
The course is offered at both undergraduate and postgraduate levels awarding B.Tech and M.Tech degrees.
Aeronautical engineering has become a remunerative and prestigious career option. The average start-up pay in this field ranges from 3-5 lakhs per annum. For a highly skilled and experienced aeronautical engineer may even be offered a package of Rs 80,000 to 1.25 lakh per month. Generally, salary and perks are better in the private sector than the government sector. The approximate starting salaries in the government/public sectors, such as HAL and NAL, are Rs 30,000 to Rs 40,000 per month. Those working in research organisations, like ISRO and DRDO, are paid a monthly remuneration of Rs 35,000 to Rs 45,000.
Engineering graduates with management degrees are absorbed at starting salaries of Rs 40,000 to Rs 50,000 per month plus perks.