The Department of Aerospace Engineering (AE) started in the year of 2007, in order to meet the needs and trends of the current requirements in the Aerospace industries. Presently, the Department offers B.Tech program in Aerospace Engineering with intake of 60 students per batch.

The prescribed courses of study and syllabi, cover areas like, design, structures, propulsion, aerodynamics and systems. The department is headed by an eminent professor, Dr. J. Chandrasekhar, having more than 35 years of experience in the department of Aerospace engineering at IIT-Bombay.

The onerous task of setting up state-of-the-art laboratories in various fields of study, has become doubly challenging for the Department, which is in its early stages of inception. But, based on its vast research and teaching experience (from reputed institutions in India and abroad), the faculty of the department, has taken up the challenge. 

The laboratories and workshops, detailed in the curriculum, have been framed to take up the challenges in Industry and focus themselves on research and development.

The recent purchase of a MiG-23 aircraft from the Indian Air Force is also intended for providing students a greater insight into flight mechanisms. This department also setting up a low speed (up to 50m/s) wind tunnel (2' x 2' - test section) for aerodynamic studies.

A highly sophisticated CAD/CAM Centre has been set up in the School of Engineering to encourage students interested in developing their software and programming skills. The student has access to the latest versions of many analysis and design packages.

Tie-ups with the pioneering institutions like National Aerospace Laboratories (NAL), Indian Space Research Organizations (ISRO) etc., have served as eye-openers on the complexities of real life problems, both for the students and faculty members.


To be the best Department of Aerospace Engineering,known for its teaching, research, applied engineeringand service to society.


To achieve the stated vision, our mission is to ensure continuous improvement in each of the following:


By updating the curriculum and continuously improving the pedagogy to keep up pace with advances in the field of Aerospace Engineering, reflecting the interdisciplinary nature of this technology domain.


By inculcating research interest in students by offeringstate of the art and multidisciplinary topics as projects.


Applied Engineering

By including lab courses and design projects,whichinvolve open-ended problems, in the curriculum;therebydemandinginnovative approaches.

Service to Society

By imparting knowledge on environmental issues related to Aerospace Engineering and including value based programs to ensure that the student appreciates societal needs.

Program Educational Objectives

Aerospace Engineering graduates will be able to:

  • Confidently pursue higher studies and research.
  • Work in core aerospace industry, which covers diverse technology domains
  • Become an entrepreneur confidently.
  • Meet societal/national requirements.
  • Perform well in any field allied to fundamentals of Aerospace engineering.

Program Specific Outcomes

After successful completion of the program, the graduates will be able to:

  • Understand governing principles and apply them in the fundamental disciplines of Aerospace Engineering (aerodynamics, guidance & control, propulsion and structures).
  • Use methodology and tools pertaining to fundamental design of aircraft and rockets.
  • Functionin multidisciplinary teams in the Aerospace Engineering domain.

The Department of Aerospace Engineering offers the following programs:

Internship & Recruiters

Student Internships

Aerospace department strongly encourages students going for internship at government organizations and well reputed private organizations. Students have successfully completed in following organisations:

And also completed internship at different Airports across India.

Major Recruiters

Students of Aerospace Engineering have chosen the career path from the pool of industries according to their area of interest. Some of the major recruiters for students of Aerospace Department at Amrita Vishwa Vidyapeetham are:

Higher Studies & Research Opportunites

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.

Aaditya Priyadarshini
M.S Aerospace Engineering
Leeds university,UK

Arjhun A K  
M.S Aerospace Engineering 
KTH Royal Institute of Technology, Sweden

Arvinth S
M.S Aerospace Engineering
Pennsylvania State University,Pennysylvania

Arockia Stefna
M.S Aerospace Engineering
Wichita state university, USA

Ganesh V
M.S Aerospace Engineering
Pennsylvania State University,Pennysylvania

Gokul Ganesh M   
M.S Aerospace Engineering
TU Delft, Netherlands

Preethi E
M.S Aerospace Engineering
University of Illinois at Urbana Champaign,USA

Ram Kumar    
M.S Aerospace Engineering
Arizona State University,UAS

Sandhya Lakshman
M.S Aerospace Engineering
TU Delft, Netherlands

Sarath Sasi
M.S Aerospace Engineering
Institut Supérieur de l'Aéronautique et de l'Espace, France

Vishal H 
M.S Aerospace Engineering
KTH Royal Institute of Technology, Sweden

Vishal S    
M.S Aerospace Engineering
North Carolina State University,USA

Viswesh S B
M.S Aerospace Engineering
Institut Supérieur de l'Aéronautique et de l'Espace, France

M.S Aerospace Engineering,

 M.S Aerospace Engineering 
ENAC, Toulouse

M.S Aerospace Engineering 
Florida Institute of technology, Florida 

Master of Business
Rotman School of Management , Toronto

M.S Aerospace Engineering
Missouri University of Science and Technology,Missouri

M.S Aerospace Engineering
Cranfield University, Cranfield

M.S Aerospace Engineering
Cranfield University, Cranfield

M.S Aerospace Engineering

M.S Aerospace Engineering
Arizona State University, Phoenix

M.S Aerospace Engineering
cranfield University, Cranfield

M.S Aerospace Engineering
ENAC, Toulouse

M.S Aerospace Engineering
Penn State University,Pennysylvania

M.S Aerospace Engineering

M.S Aerospace Engineering,
Hochschule Aalen University, Germany

 M.S Aerospace Engineering 
TuDelft, Netherlands

M.S Aerospace Engineering 
Cranfield University, UK

 M.S Aerospace Engineering
University of Sydney, Australia

M.S Aerospace Engineering 
Hochschule Aalen University, Germany

M.S Aerospace Engineering
ISAE, France

M.S Aerospace Engineering
TUDelft, Netherlands

M.S Aerospace Engineering
ENAC, France

M.S Aerospace Engineering
ENAC, France

M.S Aerospace Engineering 
University of Texas- Arlington, US

M.S Aerospace Engineering 
ENAC, France

 M.S Aerospace Engineering
TUDelft, Netherlands

M.S Aerospace Engineering
ENAC, France

M.S Aerospace Engineering
Cranfield University, UK

M.S Aerospace Engineering
TUDelft, Netherlands

M.S Aerospace Engineering
ENAC, France

M.S Aerospace Engineering
Cranfield University, UK

 M.S Aerospace Engineering
 TUDelft, Netherlands

 M.S Aerospace Engineering
 KAIST, South Korea

M.S Aerospace Engineering,
Florida Institute of Technology, US

M.S Aerospace Engineering 
University of Michigan- Ann Arbor, US

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:

    The lab is being equipped with
    • A low speed wind tunnel (upto 50m/s), and
    • A desk top water tunnel.


    This lab is being equipped by an Avon Engine and will be used mainly for demonstration to undergraduates.


Research Projects

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

Open Lab
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

Recent Research and Development Activities

Broad areas of on-going research are:

  • Development of Composite Materials and Mechanics
  • Spray injection and dynamics
  • Morphing wings
  • Heat transfer in buildings
  • Rotor dynamics
  • Supersonic and hypersonic flows

Research Expertise

  • Control Systems, Avionics, Flight control, UAV
  • Composite Systems
  • Adhesion and Adhesives
  • Plasma Processing of Materials
  • Different Surface Modification Methods of Materials
  • Modification of Composites under High Energy Radiation
  • Durability of Adhesive Bonding under Aviation and Space Environments
  • Materials for Space Radiation Shielding (long term mission at LEO and GEO)
  • Durability of Polymeric Nano Composites under Aviation and Space Environments
  • Spray injections and Aerodynamics
  • Stress Analysis and Composite Mechanics
  • High Speed Flows, Combustion, Flow Structure
  • Computational Fluid Dynamics, Wind turbines, Bird Flight, High Performance Computing
  • Helicopter Rotor Dynamics, RUAV Dynamics, Wind Turbine Blade Dynamics, Aeroelasticity, Structural Dynamics
  • Aircraft Design

Collaborative Research (National & International)

  • Department of Chemistry and Chemical Engineering, Royal Military College of Canada (National Defence of Canada).
  • Department of Aerospace Engineering, Korea Advanced Institute of Science and Technology (KAIST), South Korea.
  • Fraunhofer Institute of Technology, Bremen, Germany
  • Department of Mechanical Engineering, Tokyo Institute of Technology, Japan
  • Department of Aerospace Engineering, Delft University of Technology, The Netherlands.
  • Institute for Polymer Research, Dresden, Germany
  • Department of Polymer Engineering, Calcutta University, India

Sponsored Research

  • “Investigation on carbon nano fiber reinforced polyether ether ketone/polyether imides as polymer composite container for long time nuclear waste disposal”,
  • “Investigation on effect of space radiations on space durable polymeric nano composite for future generation space missions”
  • “Analysis and Evaluation of Multilayer Shear Damped Visco-Elastic Treatments for Launch Vehicle Application”
  • “Biodegradable Scaffold for Dermal Substitute”
  • “High Performance Polymeric Nano Composite for Bio Medical applications”

Sponsoring Organizations


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.

  1. V. Sivadas, K. Balaji, I. Krishnaraj, E. Vignesh, R. Aravind, Area Void Fraction Associated with Twin-fluid Atomizer, International Journal of Atomization and Sprays, Vol. 23 (8), Pp. 663-676, October 2013.
  2. Sivakumar V., Asish Ramesh U. N., Non-linear 3D Finite Element Analysis of the Femur Bone, International Journal of Research in Engineering and Technology (IJRET), Vol. 2 (3), Pp. 266-275, March 2013.
  3. Sivakumar, V., Palaninathan, R., FE Analysis of Contact Pressure Prediction on ORings Used in Solid Rocket Booster Segment Joints, International Journal of Science and Engineering Applications (IJSEA), Vol. 1 (1), Pp. 8-16. November 2012.
  1. Sivakumar, V., Karuppannan D., Byji Varughese, Effect of Skin–Rib Debond on Adhesive Bonded Composite Control Surface of a High Speed Aircraft, Proceedings of ISAMPE, National Conference on Composites (INCCOM11), Amrita Vishwa Vidyapeetham, November 2-3, 2011.

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...

  • Mission 10X Advanced Workshop during March 10 - 11, 2011


  • 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.

Chairperson, Aerospace, School of Engineering, Coimbatore
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Associate Professor, Aerospace, School of Engineering, Coimbatore
Head : Research and Projects, School of Engineering, Coimbatore
Professor, Aerospace, School of Engineering, Coimbatore
Associate Professor, Aerospace, School of Engineering, Coimbatore
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Asst. Professor, Aerospace, School of Engineering, Coimbatore
Asst. Professor, Aerospace, School of Engineering, Coimbatore
Asst. Professor, Aerospace, School of Engineering, Coimbatore
Asst. Professor, Aerospace, School of Engineering, Coimbatore

Hydraulic Compression Moulding Press

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.  

Hydraulic Compression Moulding Press

Low Cost Hybrid Aerostat

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.

Picture taken from Aerostat


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)

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.

Unmanned Aerial vehicle (UAV)

Training Hangar Facilities

Kamov 25

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.

General Characteristics

  • Crew: 4
  • Length: 9.75 m (32 ft 0 in)
  • Height: 5.37 m (17 ft 7 in)
  • Empty Weight: 4,765 kg (10,505 lb) .
  • Gross Weight: 7,500 kg (16,5351b)
  • Powerplant 1 x Glushenkov GTD- 3F turboshaft, 671 kW (900 hp)
  • Main Rotor Diameter: 2x 15.74 m (51 ft 8 in)
  • Main Rotor Area: 389.2 rn2 (4,189 sg ft) contra-rotating 3-bladed rotors


  • Maximum Speed: 20910/h (130 mph; 113 lm) .
  • Cruising Dpeed: 193 kmlh (120 mph; 1041m) .
  • Range: 400 km (249 mi; 216 nmi)
  • Service Ceiling: 3,350 m (10,991 ft)


  • 1,900 kg (4,189 IS) of disposable stores
Kamov 25
Kamov 25

MiG- 23

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.

General Characteristics

  • Crew: One
  • Length: 16.70 m (56 ft 9.5)
  • Wingspan: Spread, 13.97 m (45 ft 10 in)
  • Height: 4.82 r-n (15 ft 9.75 in)
  • Wing Area: 37.35 m. spread, 34.16 r-n. swept (402.05 P / 367.71 fr)
  • Empty Weight: 9,595 kg (21,153 lb)
  • Loaded Weight: 15,700 kg (34,612 lb)
  • Maximum Speed: Mach 2 32 5 m/ h a altitude
  • Range: 1,150 km with six AAMs combat, 2,820 km ferry
  • Service ceiling: 18,500 rn (60,695 ft)
  • Rate of climb: 240 m/s (47,245 ft/min)
  • Wing loading: 420 kg/m. (78.6 lb/ft.)
  • Thrust/weight: 0.88
  • Max. Takeoff Weight: 18,030 kg (39,749 lb)
MiG - 23
MiG - 23

Rolls Royce AVON

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.

Rolls Royce AVON - Turbo Jet Engine

Pratt & Whitney JT8D

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.

Pratt & Whitney JT8D - Turbo Fan Engine

Suction Type Wind Tunnel

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.

Suction Type Wind Tunnel
Amrita Aerospace Engineering Coimbatore

Dr. Chandrasekhar J.
The Chairperson,
Department of Aerospace Engineering,
Amrita School of Engineering
Amrita Vishwa Vidyapeetham

Amritanagar, Coimbatore - 641 112

Contact Us @
 0422 - 2685570 (Chairperson)
 0422 - 2685571 (Office)