New Delhi: The first aviation university in the country will come up at Rae Bareli in Uttar Pradesh and its academic session would begin in July next year.
This was decided at a meeting Congress Vice President Rahul Gandhi had with Minister of State for Civil Aviation KC Venugopal and top officials in New Delhi on Monday.
The National Aviation University (NAU) would train technical personnel, including engineers, and impart all aviation-related skills to its students.
There would be a requirement of close to three million trained personnel in the Indian aviation sector over the next decade, according to independent estimates.
The foundation stone is likely to be laid in June and the NAU would start functioning at the Indira Gandhi Rashtriya Udaan Academy (IGRUA) at Fursatganj in Rae Bareli from July next year, the Minister told PTI after the hour-long meet.
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