B’lore varsity set to offer course in aerospace science

B’lore varsity set to offer course in aerospace science

Confirming the development to DH, Bangalore University Vice Chancellor Venugopal K R said, “Bengaluru is the right place for the course as major defence public sector undertakings Defence Research and Development Organisation (DRDO) and the Indian Space Research Organisation (Isro) are situated here. I feel this course was much needed and anticipated from the BU. We are all set to launch the course from the next academic year. Aeronautics and space technology are the main subjects that will be offered.”

Request to Nirmala

Defence Minister Nirmala Sitharaman will visit the university for an interaction with students on November 12, where the officials will submit a request for collaboration with the defence PSUs.

The event will also see 2,000 saplings being planted on the university campus.

“We will limit the students’ intake to 30 for now. We have witnessed a lot of job opportunities and demand for the course every year. Our intention is to offer this course at a reasonable fee. The collaboration with defence PSUs will not be an issue as it will be with a government university. The tie-up will also help our students to get practical exposure in the course, which those in private colleges will not get,” Venugopal said.

Four departments from the University Visvesvaraya College of Engineering (UVCE) and four departments from the BU will collaborate for the courses in UG and PG for aerospace science. Mechanical engineering, computer science, electronics and communication, and electronics and electricals from the UVCE will support the UG programmes, while physics, mathematics, master of computer applications and electronics from the BU will support the PG programmes.