Career Possibilities after Diploma in Aeronautics


After completing Diploma in Aeronautics, one can pursue B.E/B.Tech course in relevant stream through Lateral Entry Scheme. It is also possible to join advanced diploma courses in the field of aircraft maintenance, aerospace engineering etc. They can also find wide array of career opportunities in reputed organizations like Defence Research and Development Organization (DRDO), Hindustan Aeronautics Limited (HAL), National Aerospace Laboratories (NAL) etc.

Higher study options after Diploma in Aeronautics

  • Bachelor of Engineering in Aeronautical Engineering
  • Bachelor of Engineering in Aerospace Engineering
  • Bachelor of Technology in Aeronautical Engineering
  • Bachelor of Technology in Aerospace Engineering
  • Advanced Diploma in Aerospace Engineering and Management
  • Advanced Diploma in Aviation Maintenance
  • Advanced Diploma in Aircraft Maintenance

Career opportunities after Diploma in Aeronautics

Diploma holders in Aeronautics can join Defence Research and Development Organization (DRDO) as Technical Assistant and earn up to Rs. 25, 000/- per month. They can also get into the post of Technician for which a basic pay of Rs. 5, 000/- to Rs. 20, 000/- per month is offered along with a grade pay of Rs. 1900/- per month.

Satish Dhawan Space Centre (SDSC) under Indian Space Research Organization (ISRO) offers the job of Technical Assistant to these diploma holders. One can draw a salary between Rs. 9, 300 and Rs. 38, 000/- per month in this job. Those who have completed Diploma in Aeronautics can also pursue their career as Technician Apprentice in Indian Space Research Organization (ISRO). They are paid around Rs. 3, 000/- per month. Air Craft division in Hindustan Aeronautics Limited (HAL) recruit diploma holders to the post of Diploma Trainees. Emoluments offered for a Diploma Trainee in Hindustan Aeronautics Limited (HAL) is Rs. 9250/- (exclusive of Dearness Allowance). These diploma holders can also join as Technical Assistant in National Aerospace Laboratories (NAL) where a salary of Rs. 27, 900/- is offered.

Public and private sector airlines like Air India, Jet Airways and Kingfisher Airlines offer the job of Technician to these diploma holders with a salary package ranging from Rs. 90, 000/- to Rs. 3, 00, 000/- per annum.

Diploma holders who possess 8 to 10 years of experience in the field of Aeronautical/Aerospace Engineering can even get into the post of Technician in National Aeronautics and Space Administration (NASA) where in a salary up to Rs. 10, 00, 000/- per annum is offered.



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