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B.Tech Aeronautical Engineering

B.Tech Aeronautical Engineering

  • About the Programme
  • Vision & Mission
  • Laboratory
  • Our Faculty
  • Research and Development
  • Simulation Lab
  • Fatigue and Damage Tolerance Lab
  • Career Opportunities
  • Student Achievements
  • Curriculum & Syllabus
  • Prominent Alumnus
  • Facilities
  • Honours

About the Programme

School of Aeronautical Sciences (SAS), established in 1996 is a pioneering department of one of the India's leading educational institutions in Asia, Hindustan Institute of Science & Technology. SAS is devoted to provide quality technical education in the field of Aeronautics and Aerospace Engineering.B.Tech.programme offered by SAS is accredited by the National Board of Accreditation (NBA) and National Assessment and Accreditation Council (NAAC).This programme has been designed to provide quality education for the undergraduate and postgraduate students through the blend of advanced laboratories and experienced faculties in the field of Aircraft Design, Aerodynamics, Aircraft Structures, Aircraft Propulsion, Aircraft Systems, Avionics, UAV, Aircraft Maintenance and the Advanced Materials.Syllabus is regularly updated to meet the industry demands in the Aviation, Space Exploration and Defence Sector. The school encompasses various types of Aircrafts and Flight Simulators that can provide real-time experience in handling and familiarizing with the Aircrafts.We take pride in generating the maximum Aeronautical and Aerospace engineers in the country. Many of our alumni are working as Engineers, Scientists and Faculty in the esteemed organizations at the National and International level.

Duration : 4 Years

Vision & Mission


To excel in education, research and innovation in aeronautical engineering.


To provide every graduate with professionally competent education through a well-designed Teaching and Learning, Research and Innovation process in all spheres of Aeronautical engineering and technology combined with professional ethics and training for lifelong learning.


Aero Engine Repair & Maintenance Lab
Aircraft System Lab
Aerodynamics Lab
Aircraft Hanger
Aircraft Propulsion Lab
Aircraft Simulation Lab
Fatique & Fracture Research Lab
Non Destructive Testing Lab
Tifac-Core In Aircraft Maintenance
Integrated Avioincs Lab
Space Propulsion Lab
Aircraft Structure Lab
Structural Design Lab
S.NO Faculty Name Designation Profile
1 Dr. R. Asokan Professor & HOD Profile
2 Dr. R. Santhanakrishnan Professor Profile
3 Dr.Dalbir Singh  Professor Profile
4 Dr. Manivannan P Professor Profile
5 Dr.P.S.Venkatanarayanan Professor Profile
6 Dr.J.Ashok Babu Professor Profile
7 Dr. S. Seralathan Professor Profile
8 Dr.D.Raja Joseph Assoc. Prof. Profile
9 Dr. Piyush Gaur Assoc. Prof. Profile
10 Dr. P. Saravanan Assoc. Prof. Profile
11 Dr. S. Sathish Assoc. Prof. Profile
12 Dr. S. Charulatha Assoc. Prof. Profile
13 Dr.Raja Munusamy Assoc. Prof. Profile
14 Dr.S.Subha AP (SG) Profile
15 Dr. G.Balaji AP (SG) Profile
16 Dr. M.Saravanan AP (SG) Profile
17 Dr. A. Muthuram AP (SG) Profile
18 Mr.K.Arulmozhi AP (SG) Profile
19 Dr. B.Anbarasu AP (SS) Profile
20 Mr.G.Dinesh Kumar AP (SG) Profile
21 Dr.V.Madhan Raj AP (SS) Profile
22 Dr. Krushna Gouda AP (SS) Profile
23 Dr. Annie Aureen Albert AP (SS) Profile
24 Mr. J. Samuel AP (SS) Profile
25 Dr. Arun Govind Neelan AP (SS) Profile
26 Mr.S.Mahendran AP (SS) Profile
27 Dr. M. Sundara Moorthy AP (SS) Profile
28 Mr.R.Amit Kumar AP Profile
29 Mr. N.Saravanakumar AP Profile
30 Mr. S. Pragadheswaran AP Profile
31 Ms. M. Vinyojitha AP Profile
32 Mr. Arun Nema AP Profile
33 Mr.D.Gowri Shankar AP Profile
34 Mr.R.Sarweswaran AP Profile
35 Mr.V.Paulson AP Profile
36 Mr.J.Jensin Joshua AP Profile
37 Mr.M.Senbagan AP Profile
38 Mr.E.S.Elumalai AP Profile
39 Ms.T.Sivagangai AP Profile
40 Ms. Ranjitha AP Profile
41 Ms. T. Archana AP Profile
42 Mr. V. Amuthan AP Profile
43 Mr. S. Thangavel AP Profile
44 Dr. Shyjo Johnson AP Profile
45 Mr. S. Karthikeyan AP (PT) Profile
46 Ms. P. Catherine Victoria AP Profile
47 Mr. B. Chellappa AP Profile

Research & Development

Faculty Intellectual Property Rights (Patents)
Sl.No Title of the Invention Application Number Date of Filing/Publication Investigator
2 BLACK BOX ACOUSTIC SIGNAL TRANSMITTER 201741011702A 05/10/2018 Mr. Kirubakaran PSB
4 SELF STARTING SCRAMJET ENGINE 3248/CHE/2014 2/07/2014 Mr. G. Dinesh Kumar
6 INNOVATIVE  HYBRID VEHICLE 3247/CHE/2014 2/07/2014 Mr. G. Dinesh Kumar
7 INBUILT STARTING SYSTEM FOR RAMJET ENGINE 910/CHE/2013 22/03/2013 Mr. G. Dinesh Kumar
8 DRAWN-OUT PROP ENGINE (TECHNOLOGY) 336/CHE/2012 11/06/2012 Mr.R.Rajesh
7 TURBO RAMJET 1620/CHE/2011 10/11/2011 Mr. Balaji. D
S.No Project Title Consultants Funding Agency Date of Sanction Amount (Rs. In Lakhs) Duration Present Status
1 Evaluation of numerical  bird model parameters through dynamic test of bird projectile Dr. K. Ramajeyathilagam
Mr.Stanley samlal
GTRE, DRDO 08.09.2015 9.66 18 months Completed
2 Estimation of shock levels and its impact on the underwater axisymmteric bodies due to water entry and pyro shock Dr.K.Ramajeyathilagam
Mr.Stanley samlal
NSTL, DRDO   >6.65 6 months In progress
Total 16.31 Lakhs    

Selected Publications

Sl. No. Year Description Impact Factor (as per JCR)
1 2020 John, J., Nandagopalan, P., Baek, S.W., Cho, S.J., “Hypergolic ignition delay studies of solidified ethanol fuel with hydrogen peroxide for hybrid rockets”, Combustion and Flame, 212, 205-215 1.730
2   S. Manigandan, R. Sarweswaran, P. Booma Devi, Yasin Sohret, Andrii Kondratiev, S. Venkatesh, M. Rakesh Vimal, J. Jensin Joshua, “Comparative study of nanoadditives TiO2, CNT, Al2O3, CuO and CeO2 on reduction of diesel engine emission operating on hydrogen fuel blends”, Fuel, 262.   5.578
3 2020 Mohammad Asim, Mohd T. Paridah, M. Chandrasekar, et al. “Thermal stability of natural fibers and their polymer composites” Iranian Polymer Journal, 29, 625-648. 1.707
4 2020 RPS Praba and K. Ramajeyathilagam, “Numerical investigations on the large deformation behaviour of ring stiffened cylindrical shell subjected to underwater explosion” Applied Ocean Research, 101. 2.890
5 2020 S. N. Mahottamananda, N. P. Kadiresh, Y. Pal, “Regression Rate Characterization of HTPB- Paraffin Based Solid Fuels for Hybrid Rocket” Propellants, Explosives, Pyrotechnics, 45 1.544
6 2020 Dilip A Shah, GC Vishnu Kumar “Study on the effect of leading and trailing-edge serrations on flat-plate broadband noise” Noise & Vibration Worldwide, 51(3), 44-51. 0.33
7 2020 M. Chandrasekar, T. Senthil Muthu Kumar et al. “Performance of Sisal/Hemp Bio-based Epoxy Composites Under Accelerated Weathering” Journal of Polymers and Environment, Article in Press https://doi.org/10.1007/s10924-020-01904-7 2.572
8 2020 Sivakumar Subha, Vadapalli Naga Venkata Sairam and Yash Pal “Effect of Zr/Gnp hybrid filler on thermal and ablation properties of carbon‐epoxy composites” Polymer Composites, Article in Press https://doi.org/10.1002/pc.25854 2.265
9 2020 Yash Pal Nikita A, Neethu A, Madhumitha, “Fabrication and characterization of gallium nitride thin film deposited on a sapphire substrate for photoelectrochemical water splitting applications” Optik, Article in Press https://doi.org/10.1016/j.ijleo.2020.165410 2.187
10 2019 JJerin John, K Ardhianto, Purushothaman Nandagopalan and Seung Wook Baek. “Thermoreversible gelation and self-assembly behavior of dibenzylidene sorbitol in ternary solvent mixtures”, Colloid and Polymer Science, 297, 493-502. 1.536
11 2018 S Subha, D Singh, PS Venkatanarayanan, N Kavitha, “Experimental Investigation of Mechanical, Thermal and Ablation Performance of ZrO2/SiC Modified C‐Ph Composites” International Journal of Applied Ceramic Technology, 16, 61-77, 1.762
12 2018 C Ganesan, PS Joanna, “Modeling the residual strength and fatigue life of carbon fiber composites under constant amplitude loading” Mechanics of Advanced Materials and Structures, 27(21), 1-14. 2.645
13 2018 J Jefferson Andrew,  V Arumugam,  C Ramesh, “Acoustic emission characterization of local bending behavior for adhesively bonded hybrid external patch repaired glass/epoxy composite laminates” Structural Health Monitoring, 18(3), 739-756. 4.870
14 2018 R. Santhanakrishnan, Stanley Samlal, A. Joseph Stanley & J. Jayalatha “Impact study on sandwich panels with and without stitching” Advanced Composite Materials, 27 (2), 163-182. 1.71
15 2018 C Ganesan and PS Joanna, “Fatigue Life And Residual Strength Prediction of GFRP Composites: An Experimental And Theoretical Approach” Latin American Journal of Solids And Structures, 15(7), 1-16 1.158
16 2018 Sankar A., Natarajan S., Merzouki T., Ganapathi M. “Nonlinear Dynamic Thermal Buckling of Sandwich Spherical and Conical Shells with CNT Reinforced Face sheets” International Journal of Structural Stability and Dynamics, 17(9) 1.61
17 2018 Subha S and D. Singh, “Thermal, Mechanical and Ablation Properties of Carbon-Epoxy Based Composites Reinforced by Zirconia Coated Graphene Nanoplatelets” Materials Research Express, 5(1).


18 2017 Yash Pal and V Ravikumar, “Physical and Ballistic Characterization of Aluminum loaded Paraffin Hybrid Rocket Fuels” Energy & Fuels, 31(9), 10133-10143. 3.021
19 2017 Yash Pal and V Ravikumar, “Thermal Decomposition Study of Paraffin- Based Hybrid Rocket Fuel containing Metallic Aluminium and Boron additives,” Thermochimica Acta, 655(1), 63-75 2.091
20 2017 G. C. Vishnu Kumar and D. A. Shah, “Aerodynamics of Flapping Wings for Vertical Takeoff” Journal of Applied Fluid Mechanics, 10(6), 1689-1697 1.09
21 2017 Anish S and N. Sitaram, “Computational study of radial gap effect between impeller and diffuser on the unsteadiness of vaned diffuser in a centrifugal compressor” Journal of Mechanical Science and Technology, 31(11), 5291-5298 1.194
22 2016 A Sankar, S El-Borgi, M Ganapathi K Ramajeyathilagam, “Parametric instability of thick doubly curved CNT reinforced composite sandwich panels under in-plane periodic loads using higher-order shear deformation theory” Journal of Vibration and control, 24(10), 1927-1950                             1.75
23 2016 Gopalakrishnan M; Muthu S; Subramanian R; Santhanakrishnan R; Karthigeyan L M. “Tensile properties study of E-Glass/Epoxy laminate and π/4 Quasi-Isotropic E-Glass/Epoxy laminate” Polymers and Polymer Composites, 24(6), 429-446 1.14
24 2014 A.Sankar, S.Natarajan, M.Haboussi, K. Ramajeyathilagam and M.Ganapathi, “Panel flutter characteristics of sandwich plates with CNT reinforced face sheets using an accurate higher-order theory” Journal of Fluids and Structures, 50(1), 376-391 2.021
25 2014 Anand Venkatachari, S. Natarajan, K. Ramajeyathilagam and M. Ganapathi, “Assessment of certain higher-order structural models based on global approach for bending analysis of curvilinear composite laminates” Composite Structures, 118(1), 548-559 3.318
National Conference Publications
International Conference Publications
Faculty Journal Publications

Simulation Lab

Orient Flights collaboration with ALSIM began in 2010 with the purchase of India’s first ALSIM Simulator, the ALSIM AL50 and was inaugurated by AICTE Chairman Prof Anil D Sahasrabudhu

ALSIM, based in France, is one of the leading Flight Simulator Manufactures in the World. ALSIM’s constant process of evolving their products over the years has enabled them to offer customers with advanced aviation training devices.

The AL50 has been used by Orient Flights for imparting thousands of hours of training for Pilot’s, Engineers &Aviation Enthusiasts. In 2018, Orient Flights added the advanced ALSIM AL250 Multi-Engine & Single-Engine Aircraft Simulator to its fleet, and have also entered into a technical partnership with ALSIM Simulators which led to the establishment of the SIM CENTRE at the School of Aeronautical Sciences.

Salient features of the simulator

It is an advanced level aviation training device equipped with

  • Aircraft Configurations:
    • Multi-Engine Piston Aircraft based on Piper Seneca (PA-34)/Piper Seminole (PA-44)
    • ingle Engine Piston – Fixed & Variable Pitch Configuration based on Cessna 172 (C172) & Piper Cherokee (PA-28)
  • Equipped with Electronic Flight Instrument System (EFIS) & Analogue instrument display
  • Ground Training:

      Before getting into the cockpit, the trainee will be briefed on the following concepts:

    • Aerodynamics of Flight
    • Aircraft Construction
    • Flight Controls
    • Principles of Flight
    • Flight Instruments
    • Aircraft Systems
  • This would give the trainee the threshold knowledge required to begin flying training.

  • Flying Training:
  • Phase I: Ab-initio Flying Training

    • Aircraft Familiarization
    • Taxying
    • Take-off & Climbing
    • Straight & Level flight at different airspeeds
    • Descend & Land
    • Turns: Shallow, Medium, and Steep
    • Turns: Climbing Turns, Straight & Level Turns & Descending Turns
    • Power ON & Power OFF stalls
    • Circuit & Holding Patterns

    Phase II: Instrument Flying Training

  • Familiarization
  • Introduction to
    • Instrument Landing System (ILS)
    • VHF Omni-Directional Range (VOR)
    • Non-Directional Beacon (NDB)
    • Automatic Direction Finder (ADF)
    • Distance Measuring Equipment (DME)
    • Transponder
    • RADAR: Primary & Secondary Surveillance Radar
    • Global Positioning System (GPS)
    • Precision & Non-precision approach procedures
Benefits to Aeronautical & Aerospace Engineering Students
  • Student’s get hands-on practical exposure on the various topics that are covered theoretically in the classroom as part of their curriculum.
  • Student’s get an opportunity to utilize the Simulators for their projects and analysis.
  • The ALSIM AL250’s Engineering Pack enable students to create custom concepts, create and inject custom errors, extract flight data parameters, integrate pilot monitoring systems, and support research trials.
  • The practical exposure offered adds great value by enhancing the student’s domain knowledge and gives them an edge in job interviews or when they apply for Masters. It also stimulates their thought process in pursuing a career in flying or aircraft maintenance.
  • The experience also promotes team work and better understanding of the Engineering subjects like Aerodynamics, Propulsion, Flight Controls, Aircraft Systems, and Flight Instruments.
  • Students get a chance to simulate failures, emergency scenarios, various weather conditions and get to work on instruments such as VOR, NDB, ADF, ILS, TCAS, Airborne Weather Radar, DME, PSR, SSR, Radio Altimeter and more.
Research opportunities: Engineering pack
  • It helps to extract flight data parameters which allow the student to understand the flight parameters in real time..
  • Inject custom errors (map shift subtle errors)
  • Modify the flights characteristics of aircraft to demonstrate unusual condition neutral and negative stability
  • Supports research trials (quick scenario generation and controls)
  • ALSIM’s SDK allows programmers to write software able to communicate with the device MATLAB SIMULINK

Fatigue and Damage Tolerance Lab

Fatigue Test Machine

MTS 100 KN fatigue testing machine is amachine with the versatility and high-performance solutions necessary for accurate and repeatable static and dynamic material and component testing. The machine can be configured for a wide array of tests, including durability, fatigue crack growth, high-cycle fatigue, low-cycle fatigue, fracture toughness, tension, compression and more. MTS Landmark test systems are ideal for testing a range of materials including plastics, elastomers, aluminum, composites, steel, super alloys and more. Full systems may include the load frame, controller, software, grips and fixtures, extensometers, hydraulic power unit,and services. The machine comes with a Series 370 Servo hydraulic Load Frames which are extremely stiff and easy-to-maintain, with precision-machined columns, lightweight crossheads and laser-guided factory alignment to ensure unprecedented static and dynamic test performance, employ leading-edge ergonomic features that enhance ease-of-use and operator safety.

Machine Specifications

Specifications of MTS Fatigue testing machine
Force 100 kN
Available actuator ratings (nominal) 25 kN
Actuator dynamic stroke 100mm
Max vertical test space standard height 788mm
Working height 922mm
Column spacing 533mm
Column diameter 76.2mm
Base width 1018mm
Base depth 698mm
Diagonal clearance 2079mm
Overall height 2065mm
Weight 635kg
Flexibility to perform
Fatigue Testing
  • Constant Amplitude
  • Variable Amplitude
  • Block loading
  • High Cycle Fatigue
  • Low Cycle Fatigue
  • Advanced Low Cycle Fatigue
  • ISO: 12737, 12108, 12135
  • ASTM: E399, E647, E645, E1820

For fatigue testing charges, please contact
Dr. K. Ramajeyathilagam
Head, SIMCRASH Centre
School of Aeronautical Sciences
Hindustan Institute of Technology and Science
Post Box No.1, Rajiv Gandhi Salai (OMR)
Padur, Kelambakkam
E-mail: krama@hindustanuniv.ac.in

Career Opportunities

Aeronautical Engineering is an important branch of engineering that has helped mankind to master the world above the skies. It is associated with the study, design, and production of flight-capable machinery and aircraft operating techniques. It involves practical and theoretical understanding of materials, assembling parts, testing, and maintenance of aircraft. An Aeronautical Engineer's primary job is to design aircraft and their thrust systems, but there can be more responsibilities added to the profile with time.

An Aeronautical Engineer may get opportunities in the Aviation industry, Defence, Airforce and Aircraft Technical Services & Customer Support. It is the most responsible and demanding job, thus may bring lucrative packages.

Skills Development

  • Professional monitoring and strong calculative skills
  • Strong problem solving and analytical skills
  • Leadership skills
  • Strong sense of responsibility
  • Hands on experience
  • Technical expertise


Placement cell of the Hindustan Institute of Technology & Science facilitates employment opportunities for the graduates by bringing in the reputed MNC’s and private firms to the campus every year for the campus interviews. Placement cell also organizes personality development workshops, aptitude training, group discussion sessions and mock interviews to the students of the pre-final year, final year undergraduate and postgraduate programs to develop their communication skills and soft skills required to ace the interview.

A database has been created exclusively for the aeronautical and aerospace students to disseminate information on the Internships, Placements and Higher Studies. The students can register in the platform to receive updates and stay connected.


Our graduates have been part of the various national and international organizations:

After graduation, the students can expect start up positions in the MNC’s, private firms in the aeronautical and aerospace domain, R & D organizations, Research Institutions, Airlines and Airport in the field of maintenance.

Student Achievements

KEB HANA BANK SCHOLARSHIP | 17th December 2021

KEB Hana Bank, Chennai awarded a scholarship of 500 USD to 2 students from the B.Tech Aeronautical Engineering. The event was attended by Mr. Young Seup Kwon, Consul General, Consulate of Republic of Korea, Chennai and Mr. Dae Ki Hong, Managing Director of KEB Hana Bank, Chennai.

  • Mr. Thejus C.M, B.Tech – Year II (Batch: 2020 – 2024)
  • Mr. Joyce John Mammen, B.Tech – Year II (Batch: 2020 – 2024)

Every year, our students from School of Aeronautical Sciences perform well in GATE conducted by IIT for postgraduate studies @IIT's in Aerospace Engineering. In the year 2021 15 students passed the minimum cut-off marks set by IIT and among these qualified students, 3 students obtained All India Ranking (AIR) below 100. We appreciate all the students for this achievement and wish them all success in their future endeavors.


KJ Harikrishnan, P Amarnath, G Sudhi and T Giri Prasad from second year launched World’s Lightest Satellite Jaihind 1S from NASA facility and was awarded by India Book of Records on 10th September 2018. The team was mentored by Mr.G.Dinesh Kumar, Assistant Professor, School of Aeronautical Sciences, HITS.


JHATAYU is a crowd funded, student start-up company registered in MSME through HTBI & HEIC, HITS. JHATAYU Flying Bike as a design concept was awarded by SAE INDIA at the International Two Wheeler Conference at Bangalore on 5 August 2017 by Mr. Javaji Munirathinam, SAE INDIA Aerospace Board Chairman and Mr. C. Prakash, Training & Development Specialist, Product Development Division Ashok Leyland, India. The Institute of Aeronautics Astronautics and Aviation had the privilege of Dr. Micheale Barratt, Astronaut, NASA, USA award the “Best Innovation” title to JHATAYU and the “Best International Mentor” to its mentor cum supervisor Mr. C. S. Karunakaran at IIT Guwahati on 1 September 2018. JHATAYU Flying Bike was formed by a team of 33 under graduate students under the mentorship of Mr. C. S. Karunakaran, Assistant Professor, School of Aeronautical Sciences, HITS. This ingenious start-up is now touted as Asia’s first flying two- wheeler bike prototype.

The start-up had built an unmanned version of its flying vehicle prototype and successfully flight tested on 27 th October 2018 at HITS. The start-up has applied for its patent and is planning to raise funds for its manned version through industry partnership. The India Book of Records recognized this achievement and conferred “India’s First Two Wheeler Bike” title on JHATAYU. The start-up is planning to apply for Asian certifications to stake their claim for being the Asia’s First Flying Two Wheeler Bike.

Team “ASTRA” participated in SAE Aero Design West Competition in Advanced class 2017 at Texas, USA on 28th to 30th March 2017 and came 5th position in Flight summary and 21st in the world (mentored by Prof. Dr. Dalbir Singh)

Team “DIREWOLVES” participated in SAE Aero Design East Competition in Advanced class at Van Nuys, USA on 24th to 26th April 2015 and came 16th place out of 65 Teams. (mentored by Asst. Prof. Dinesh Kumar.)

Prominent Alumnus

Virtual Lab

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