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B.Tech Aerospace Engineering

B.Tech Aerospace Engineering

  • About the Programme
  • Vision & Mission
  • Career Opportunities
  • International Visits
  • Laboratory
  • Research and Development
  • Student Achievements
  • Curriculum & Syllabus
  • Prominent Alumnus

About the Programme

B.Tech. Aerospace Engineering programme offered by the School of Aeronautical Sciences (SAS) is a comprehensive programme that inculcates professional learning, and promotes research and lifelong learning. The curriculum & syllabus has been diligently designed to impart fundamental knowledgeto the students andalso develop their skill sets through the practical training in the well-equipped laboratories. Curriculum & Syllabus is updated on a regular basis based on the current trend andneeds of the industry. Syllabus covers basic sciences, and foundational courses such as Aerodynamics, Structures, Propulsion, Systems, Avionics and Space Mechanics. Besides these courses,Electives such as Unconventional Design, AdvancedPropulsion System, and High Temperature Materials are also provided to enhance the knowledge of the students. Students are encouraged to undertake Industrial Training, Internships, Technical Certification programmes, Research activities, Sports and the other Extra-curricular activities. These activities help them understand the real scenario prevalent in the industries and prepare them to compete in the job market.

Duration : 4 Years

Vision & Mission


To excel in education, research and innovation in Aeronautical and Aerospace engineering.

  • M1: To provide conducive academic environment through well designed curriculum, teaching and learning process imparting high quality education for research and innovation.
  • M2: To demonstrate hands-on training from state-of-the-art laboratories in their academic projects and career.
  • M3: To impart technical, leadership skills and life-long learning embedded with ethical values and social relevance.
Program Educational Objectives

Programme Educational Objectives (PEOs) are broad statements that describe the career and professional accomplishments that the program is preparing graduates to achieve.

Programme Educational Objectives (PEOs) of B. Tech Aerospace engineering are:

  • PEO1:Graduates will be competent to use their technical knowledge in solving engineering problems in the aerospace industries.
  • PEO2:Graduates will demonstrate their skills in multi-disciplinary projects as an individual and as a team with high degree of professional ethics.
  • PEO3:Graduates will engage in entrepreneurship and pursue postgraduate studies.
Program Specific Outcomes
  • PSO1:Able to identify, formulate and solve engineering problems with the potential to design an Aerospace system, component or process to meet desired needs within socio economic and ethical values.
  • PSO2:Able to use the techniques, skills and modern engineering tools necessary for Aerospace engineering practices.
Program outcomes (POs)
  • PO1:. Engineering knowledge: Apply the knowledge of mathematics, science, engineering fundamentals, and an engineering specialization to the solution of complex engineering problems.
  • PO2: Problem analysis: Identify, formulate, review research literature, and analyze complex engineering problems reaching substantiated conclusions using first principles of mathematics, natural sciences, and engineering sciences.
  • PO3: Design/development of solutions: Design solutions for complex engineering problems and design system components or processes that meet the specified needs with appropriate consideration for the public health and safety, and the cultural, societal, and environmental considerations.
  • PO4: Conduct investigations of complex problems: Use research-based knowledge and research methods including design of experiments, analysis and interpretation of data, and synthesis of the information to provide valid conclusions.
  • PO5: Modern tool usage: Create, select, and apply appropriate techniques, resources, and modern engineering and IT tools including prediction and modeling to complex engineering activities with an understanding of the limitations.
  • PO6: The engineer and society: Apply reasoning informed by the contextual knowledge to assess societal, health, safety, legal and cultural issues and the consequent responsibilities relevant to the professional engineering practice.
  • PO7: Environment and sustainability: Understand the impact of the professional engineering solutions in societal and environmental contexts, and demonstrate the knowledge of, and need for sustainable development.
  • PO8: Ethics: Apply ethical principles and commit to professional ethics and responsibilities and norms of the engineering practice.
  • PO9: Individual and team work: Function effectively as an individual, and as a member or leader in diverse teams, and in multidisciplinary settings.
  • PO10: Communication: Communicate effectively on complex engineering activities with the engineering community and with society at large, such as, being able to comprehend and write effective reports and design documentation, make effective presentations, and give and receive clear instructions.
  • PO11: Project management and finance: Demonstrate knowledge and understanding of the engineering and management principles and apply these to one’s own work, as a member and leader in a team, to manage projects and in multidisciplinary environments.
  • PO12: Life-long learning: Recognize the need for, and have the preparation and ability to engage in independent and life-long learning in the broadest context of technological change.

Career Opportunities

The Aerospace Industry is developing in rapid phase in India. The industry enjoys a major preference among engineering and scientific communities. Aerospace Engineers have vast opportunities to work in the field of,

  • Aircraft Industry (HAL, Boeing, Airbus)
  • Government and Private Airlines.
  • R & D organizations like ISRO, DRDO, CSIR

International Visits

Sl.No Name of the institute for student exchange programme Topics Type of MOU
1 Institut Polytechnique Des Sciences Avancées (IPSA) France Aircraft Design and Propulsion Student Exchange, Higher studies
2 Moscow Aviation Institute, Russia (MAI) Aircraft Design, Dynamics of Flight and Control, Aerodynamics Student Exchange, Joint Conferences
3 École Nationale De L Aviation Civile(ENAC), France. Control Systems, Aerodynamics, avionics Student Exchange, Joint Conferences


Aero Engine Repair & Maintenance Lab
Aircraft System Lab
Aerodynamics Lab
Aircraft Hanger
Aircraft Propulsion Lab
Aircraft Simulation Lab
Aircraft System Lab
Non Destructive Testing Lab
Tifac-Core In Aircraft Maintenance
Integrated Avioincs Lab
Space Propulsion Lab
Aircraft Structure Lab
Fatique & Fracture Research Lab
Structural Design Lab
Space Propulsion Lab

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 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 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 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

Student Achievements

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