Scope of Aviation Industry in the country:

With the world economy rising, the need for faster, safer and efficient mode of travelling is felt. Now, when one talks about the aviation industry, it goes beyond the pilot, flight attendant or air traffic control. There is much more to this field then what meets the eye and there are many career opportunities than ever before.

Now the question comes as to where can one acquire the knowledge, skills and competencies to qualify themselves to be part of this industry. Also, understand the dynamics of this industry and assure themselves that they have chosen the right industry to work in.

This article will herein list every aspect of the Aviation and Airport Management one needs to know to help them make career decisions.

Scope of Aviation Industry in the country:

India being one of the major hubs for trade and international market. The domestic passenger traffic alone is expected to become 293.28 million in 2020 from 243 million in 2018, moving it one step ahead in the world air passenger market by 2024 at the third spot.

There are numerous upcoming airports both domestic and International under construction already and some are due to start in the current financial year. Soon, India will house one of the biggest flight maintenance hangar with minimal maintenance costs. Once it is functional 60 percent of the traffic may reroute through India which calls for increasing demand for management personnel and man power.

With the increase in domestic passenger traffic and upcoming airports, the airline companies like Air India, Jet Airways, Spice Jet, Go Air, Indigo, Air Vistara have already up scaled or even doubled their business and services. Also increasing their offices at various hubs around the country including Cochin, Bangalore and Hyderabad.

New players are also beginning to want a part of the growth and new investments worth Rs. 1 Lakh Crore is expected to be invested in the next five years.


Why Bangalore?

The future of the aviation industry in India is big, and Bangalore being the IT capital will play a major role in the growth, with nearly 1 lakh job opportunities are expected to grow, making Bangalore the ideal place to pursue such any course in this field.

A lot depends on which city one pursues their course from because of availability of various resources, first hand experience, better exposure and many more factors.

The chances of landing a handsomely paid job in the industry highly depends on the Institute you are pursing the course from, so choose wisely. Before one start looking for colleges one needs to make sure that they have the ability to work hard in the cut throat competitive environment. Having said that, new opportunities will keep knocking, as the industry has immense scope to expand hence much more employment opportunities.

One needs to make sure that the college they are applying to are approved by the IATA for better placements and job opportunities. Colleges offering BBA in Aviation will provide Graduation Certificate from Bangalore University and an Aviation certificate from various authorities such as IATA, APTECH, etc.

Recently students after completing Secondary school/PUC are opting for colleges offering BBA in Aviation, such program aim to develop highly qualified professionals in the field of

modern aviation management who would understand the challenges and laws of the global and competitive aviation sector, and contribute to the aviation industry development.


Bachelor in Business Administration in Aviation and Airport Management

Course Structure:

Over the course of six semesters, the following areas would be covered:

  • Basics of Aviation
  • Financial Management
  • Marketing Management
  • Operations Management
  • Organizational Behaviour
  • Aviation Law
  • Customer Care services
  • Airline Business Management
  • Air traffic rules and regulations
  • Soft Skills
  • Front Office Operations
  • Quantitative Aptitude
  • Management Process
  • Accounting
  • Statistics
  • Communication Skills
  • Crew Management
  • Financial Accounting
  • Aircraft Maintenance
  • Airport Security Management
  • Public Relations
  • Services Marketing
  • Travel Management
  • Airport Operations
  • Hospitality
  • Cargo Logistics and Management


Difficulty level of the course:

It is not as extreme as compared to the other engineering courses these colleges have to offer. There is no year back system in the course, One has the freedom to clear all the papers during their six semesters time. The course is more application based, so the real deal is when one applies the knowledge gained and show cases what they have to offer to the industry.


Eligibility criteria:

Candidates who have:

  • Completed 12th Grade from any stream with a minimum of 50 percent or,
  • Completed any two Year Pre- University Course of Karnataka State or its equivalent are eligible for the course.

Fee Structure of Colleges:

A decent college will cost somewhere around Rs 1,50,000/- for the whole course, but if applying to the one of the best colleges in Bangalore which are also approved by IATA may cost one Rs 2,50,000 to 3,50,000 for six semesters.


Further studies options after BBA Aviation:

To add more value, one can always opt to pursue Masters in Business Administration in Aviation Management.



Most of the top colleges have excellent placement support, in placing them in leading airline companies and major airports around the country with lucrative salary package because of the increase in demand.

Most recruiters at the colleges give preference to excellent language proficiency, and a lot of credibility is given to the affiliation of colleges to Bangalore University while recruiting as it is one of the oldest and the leading universities in providing management courses.


Salary Package:

Fresher from leading Bangalore colleges get paid between Rs 16,000 to 36,000 monthly at major busy airports around the country.

However this stands to increase if one has completed MBA in Aviation Management and has relevant work experience of one year, to Rs 35,000 to 1,50,000 monthly depending on the individual.

A candidate with relevant work experience and certified qualification can become an Airport Admin, a profile that attracts a maximum salary of 3 lakhs per month.


Various Job Description one could look for after completing Bachelors in Aviation Management

  • Cargo Manager
  • Ground Staff Manager
  • Airport Administrator
  • Airline Head
  • Customer Care Executives
  • Airport Manager
  • Airline Counter Executive
  • Logistics Manager

Finally, here is the list of the best colleges in Bangalore:

Jain University


Jain University is a reputed institute located in Bangalore which has been accredited ‘Deemed-to-be-University’. Consistently ranked as one of the top universities in India, it has been destination to seek education for students from across the country and outside too. The university offers various programs at the undergraduate, post-graduate and doctoral levels.

The course is designed for those who are seeking to prepare themselves for managerial responsibilities. This will help them to develop their ability to recognize and solve problems and to understand the role of business in the ever-changing scenario. This is a 3-year Degree course for students who wish to graduate with a specialized management degree.

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Hillside College, Bangalore


Hillside Business School offers different specializations in BBA with one of them being BBA in Aviation and Airport Management. With well-equipped infrastructure and popularity in the Aviation industry, Hillside College is a viable destination for students who wish to pursue a career in not just aviation and airport management but also any other business-related field.

Bachelor of Business Administration (BBA) & IATA is an full time 3 year undergraduate course regarding Travel and tourism with an add-on course is delivered by aegis of Center for the Aviation Studies. Aviation course is designed with best equips along with knowledge to identify and deal with real time issues in this ever expanding field with the benefit from a centre of excellence by UPES, the program with unique advantage of integrated IATA/UFTAA foundation course within the main curriculum. This Aviation course is best appropriate for those look forward to shape their career, thus increasing the application relevance of the program with respect to addressing the business requirements of the aviation sector and enabling students with an entrepreneurial bent to acquire necessary skills for starting their own venture. The UPES center for Aviation Studies has also been awarded an IATA authorized partner certification


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Krupanidhi College, Bangalore

Credited for being the first college to offer Physiotherapy in Bangalore, Krupanidhi College is managed by the Krupanidhi Educational Trust and has been active for almost 30 years. The college offers various courses at Diploma, UG, PG and Doctorate levels and different streams such as Computer Applications, Management, Pharmacy, Physiotherapy, Commerce and arts. The college boasts of a diverse culture as the strength is approximately 600 students from 20 countries.

The 11-acre campus has all the necessary facilities such as a stacked library, hygienic hostel, and cafeteria, fitness zone, labs and transportation services. The college even encourages effective participation in sports and on the whole, provides a complete educational experience. The college has collaborations with international universities and organizations which opens the door for studying and settling abroad. The BBA course in Aviation is one of the top programmes offered with the institute also providing an MBA and countless placement opportunities due to their recruitment tie-ups.

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East Point College, Bangalore:


Established by the MG Charitable Trust in 1988, East Pint College began its Higher Education wing in 1995 with the aim to provide excellent management and commerce education. The college comes under the affiliation of Bangalore University and is recognized by AICTE, UGC and the Government of Karnataka. The campus has all the modern facilities required in a top institute in addition to countless programmes being offered at all levels – Diploma, UG, PG, and Doctoral.

The management wing of the college has the strength of around 1500 students from different nationalities and the programmes are coherently structured according to the guidelines set by Bangalore University. Owing to its 25-year existence, East Point has a good name in the industry and comes in handy during a job search.

While Management courses are quite popular, East Point is also famous for its Technical and Engineering studies. The college even has departments of Medical, Commerce, Science, Pharmacy, Nursing, and Physiotherapy.

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SJB College of Management Studies, Bangalore

 SJB College of Management Studies is affiliated to Bangalore University and offers a wide range of courses in the management spectrum, one of which is a 3-year BBM course in Aviation.

BBM is a three years course, in which first years students will learn about the Basics and Fundamentals, in the second year they get the depth knowledge of basic subjects and in third year they will learn the specialization subjects of their interest. As a part of their

academic curriculum the students are also supposed to prepare a Project report on the subject of their interest with proper guidance in the last semester of the 3rd year.

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Acharya Institutes, Bangalore

Primarily known for its exceptional engineering and management education, Acharya institutes also has notable departments of Architecture, Pharmacy, Polytechnic, Allied Health Science, Nursing, Law, Education, and Design. The campus, which is spread across 120 acres of primordial land, has a perfect blend of traditional and modern architecture.

Acharya Institutes, committed to the cause of value-based education in all disciplines, envisions itself as fountainhead of innovative human enterprise, with inspiration initiatives for academic excellence.


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Brindavan College, Bangalore


The college is recognized by AICTE, UGC and the Government of Karnataka and comes under the affiliation of both Bangalore University and VTU. The college has been given the grade A by the NAAC and has proven to be one of the best institutes in Bangalore.

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SJES College, Bangalore


Approved by AICTE, recognized by the Government of Karnataka and affiliated to Bangalore University; SJES not only focuses on coursework but also has a dedicated placement cell to ensure their students get hired by top companies. This makes SJES an ideal destination for candidates looking for not just management courses in aviation, but also in streams such as nursing, polytechnic, and teaching.

The BBA with Aviation & Logistics Program is designed in line with iternational quality standards. The program aims to provide high quality business education with a focus on the Aviation & Logistics.Carefully designed to integrate core business modules with speciallized major courses,the curriculum focuses on topic related to Airline,AirportManagement.


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Koshys College, Bangalore

Koshy’s Institute of Management Studies was incepted in 2003 as part of Koshy’s Group of Institutions (KGI). The institute is one of the best business schools not just in Bangalore, but in India as a whole.

BBA in Aviation is one of the many courses amongst a large catalog of management programmes offered by Koshys. The wifi enabled 7-acre campus has all the amenities including a basketball court and football field.

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Christian College, Bangalore


The institute offers a BBA in Aviation with IATA certification as well as an MBA in Aviation. Thus, it is a one-stop shop for candidates who wish to have an extensive career in aviation. That’s not all; Christian College also offers placement assistance for its students.

The Business study program creates efficiency to an individual as they develop a large scope of knowledge both in theory as well as practical, knowing how to creating positive output, which helps in pursuing occupations in a wide range of industries. The demand for business majors will always be high because there are an endless number of career opportunities available to individuals with a good business education. The study program is designed in a way that the students easily understand the foundations, principles and moral ethics of varies business models. It will also help students to be motivated, organized and build their personalities to thrive in a business, where the environments are often very competitive and high-powered.

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RR College, Bangalore


Under the gambit of PKM Educational Trust, RR College has quickly risen to be a noteworthy institute that offers a wide array of technical and non-technical courses in various streams and levels such as Diploma, UG, PG, and Doctoral.

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