Rajiv Gandhi National Aviation University


Rajiv Gandhi National Aviation University
RGNAU Raebareli logo.png
MottoLearn. Lead. Inspire
EndowmentRs. 200+ Crores
Vice-ChancellorNalin Kumar Tandon
Location, ,
26°15′04″N 81°22′32″E / 26.25118°N 81.3755827°E / 26.25118; 81.3755827Coordinates: 26°15′04″N 81°22′32″E / 26.25118°N 81.3755827°E / 26.25118; 81.3755827

Rajiv Gandhi National Aviation University (RGNAU) is an autonomous public central university located in the Fursatganj Airfield (formerly in Raebareli district), Amethi district,[1] Uttar Pradesh.[2][3]

Main Building of RGNAU

It is a specialized institution and comes directly under the Government of India. It will be financed primarily by Ministry of Civil Aviation, Ministry of Science and Technology, and collaboration with International Aerospace and Aviation organizations .[4][5]


Hostel Building of RGNAU Raebareli

The RGNAU being a specialized agency institute will participate in formulation of Indian aerospace and aviation policies also including military/strategic discussions, defense/armed aerospace technology and Space program.[6]

It mainly aims to facilitate and promote aviation studies, training, research and extension work with focus on emerging areas of studies such as aviation management, aviation regulation and policy, aviation history, aviation science and engineering, aviation law, aviation safety and security, aviation medicine, search and rescue, transportation of dangerous goods, environmental studies and other related fields.[7][8] The students will be internationally exposed in the course-study itself due to nature of the career.[9]

The principal committees of the university are Executive Council and Academic Council, drawing experts and senior Government officials from the Government, IITs, IIMs, IATA, AAI etc. The university administration is managed by Vice Chancellor (Mr Nalin Kumar Tandon) and Registrar (Mr Jitendra Singh), both the posts are appointed by the Hon'ble President of India.

Courses offered

As India's first aviation university,[citation needed] the university commences training of aerospace engineers, aspiring pilots, Aircraft Maintenance Technicians/engineers and cabin/ground crew. All flying schools in India are expected to become affiliated and supervised by the university, which would thus acting as an apex for Aviation education.[10]

RGNAU is launching its first course as PG Diploma in Airport Operations beginning Aug 2019. And in the process of designing new training programmes and courses to be offered from the next academic session.


The admission process is very stringent and depends on several factors including aptitude, intellect, personality and prospects of the student. Selected students are amongst a group of students having qualified at least one of the required admission tests, like JEE-Mains/Advanced, and SATs. The students have been provided residential services in IGRUA campus with modern infrastructure.


  1. ^ "RGNAU About Us". RGNAU.
  2. ^ "Central University, Uttar Pradesh". University Grants Commission (India). Retrieved 20 July 2016.
  3. ^ "India's first aviation university to start in Rae Bareli". Binoy Prabhakar. The Economic Times. 16 August 2013. Retrieved 20 July 2016.
  4. ^ "Central University, Uttar Pradesh". University Grants Commission (India). Retrieved 20 July 2016.
  5. ^ "Govt relaxes norms for top job at IGRUA". The Indian Express. 26 March 2014. Retrieved 13 April 2014.
  6. ^ http://indiacode.nic.in/acts-in-pdf/262013.pdf
  7. ^ "Press Information Bureau". Retrieved 20 July 2015.
  8. ^ "Lok Sabha paves way for aviation varsity in Rae Bareli". Pankaj Shah. The Times of India. 7 September 2013. Retrieved 20 July 2016.
  9. ^ http://indiacode.nic.in/acts-in-pdf/262013.pdf
  10. ^ "Aero varsity". The Economic Times. Bennet (TOI) Group. Retrieved 24 August 2016.