The Department of Aerospace Engineering offers the following programs:
30% of our students have been selected to pursue their Masters/ research programs in IIT’s and top ranking universities around the world. 3 students were selected to pursue their academics through international Student Exchange Program.
Since inception in 2007, within a span of 6 years, 80% of our Aerospace students qualified GATE examination by securing ranks amongst the top 500. Out of which 24 students were placed within the top 50 and 7 students within the top 10 ranks.
Students pursue higher studies in the following universities like,
Students placed in top universities in North America, Europe, South Korea and Singapore.
When fully assembled, the MiG-23 aircraft, will be an attraction for all interested in the Aerospace Engineering Department at Amrita Vishwa Vidyapeetham Campus at Ettimadai.
With a majority of its subsystems in place, this fighter aircraft is an excellent educational model for students to study and lay hands on a real-life aircraft and its subsystems - a unique first hand experience. The purpose of acquiring this aircraft is purely educational and for demonstrating to the students the role, function and working of various subsystems of the aircraft, and will be a part of the Aircraft Design Laboratory.
The laboratories presently available at the Department of Aerospace are:
Development of Lighter than the Air System
PI: T. V. K. Sushilkumar
Duration of the Project: 2 years
Development of Quadrotor
PI: Dr. J. Chandrasekhar and T. V. K. Sushilkumar
Duration of the Project: 3 years
PI: T. V. K. Sushilkumar
Duration of the Project: 1 year
Development of Supersonic Nozzle
PI: Dr. K. Satheesh
Duration of the Project: 3 years
Broad areas of on-going research are:
Aerospace department has 93 international journals in last 5 years published in various peer-reviewed, Scopus-indexed and well reputed journals in their respective fields. The faculty and students have attended/published their works in 53 international conferences and 10 national conferences in the last 5 years.
Every year, the department conducts Faculty Development Programs an Workshops, co-ordinates Seminars and Student Paper Presentations to gift the students and faculties with opportunities to exhibit their talents and improve their skills by having a healthy competition among their peers. Amrita brings about the best in each student by providing them ample opportunities to organize and co-ordinate many regional, workshops...
Dr. Shantanu Bhowmik was awarded the prestigious Research Award of Swiss National Science Foundation of Federal Government of Switzerland in February 2016.
Dr. Shantanu Bhowmik qualified for the prestigious Marie Curie Research Award from European Union 7th Framework Program in November 2013
Dr. Shantanu Bhowmik was awarded the prestigious Research Award of Brain Pool Korea of Government of Korea in July 2013
Dr. Shantanu Bhowmik qualified for the prestigious Marie Curie Research Award from European Union 7th Framework Program in 2008
Students of Aerospace department, Amrita Vishwa Vidyapeetham have successfully started their career in Airbus, Rolls Royce Engine division, TUM Germany and Indian Armed Forces as officers.
Students from this department have been successfully completed their part of course work at various foreign universities like KTH Royal Institute of Technology, Sweden, University of California, Davis and San Diego through the foreign exchange program.
Hydraulic Compression Moulding Press is used to develop high strength composites.
The specimen used in the press can be subjected to a maximum load of 500 tons and a temperature up to 500 degree Celsius simultaneously.
A low cost Hybrid Aerostat was fabricated by the students of Aerospace Engineering guided by faculty and lab technicians. This unique low cost Aerostat has a maximum payload capacity of 0.25 kg, can reach up to 150m altitude and can stay up continuously for 5 hours. It has great potential in the area of surveillance like live video transmission, atmospheric studies, etc.
Quadrotor, or flight with four rotors, was developed as a part of undergraduate project. This 0.75 kg weighing quadrotor can carry a maximum payload of 0.1 kg, fly up to an altitude of 30m and stay in the air continuously for 5 minutes. This device finds application in aerial photography for surveillance and can be used for disaster management.
Unmanned Aerial vehicle (UAV) is fabricated in-house in Aerospace labs for carrying out experiments in flight testing laboratory. This is a unique set-up by Aerospace lab to study the flight dynamics characteristics of an aircraft by taking the measurements of various flight parameters when aircraft is in flight.
The UAV used for experiment with a tricycle-type landing gear has a wing span of 1.6 m with all-up weight of 2.25 kg. It is powered by 1000 kV motor and can stay up continuously for 5 minutes.
Kamov 25 is part of the Aircraft Design Lab. This anti-submarine, shipboard helicopter developed by the Kamov Bureau of Russia. The Kamov- 25 acquired by Amrita was operated by the Indian Navy.
MiG- 23 is part of the Aircraft Design Lab. Students are given On- Job Training (OJT) by faculty and lab technician specialized in aircraft maintenance. The MiG- 23, manufactured by the Soviet Union in the 1970s, used to be a prized possession of the Indian Air Force.
Rolls Royce AVON is a Turbo Jet Engine that has a claim of being the most successful engine post World War II. It was in production till 1974 and used in military as well as civil aircrafts. The engine in Aerospace lab was procured by Amrita from Indian Air Force for students to better understand the working of Jet engines.
Pratt & Whitney JT8D is a Turbo- Fan Engine majorly used by Boeing, McDonnell Douglas for their aircrafts. This engine was procured by Aerospace department from Blue Dart aviation to give hands-on experience in understanding aircraft engines.
The Suction- type Wind Tunnel is used as a part of Aerodynamics lab and for carrying out various projects related to Aerodynamics. This 900X 600mm cross section low speed wind-tunnel has a maximum speed capacity of 35 m/s with an option to have multiple pressure taping points along the chord or span of the aerofoil.