Chandigarh: The Government of Madagascar will collaborate with Punjab based Rayat-Bahra Group of Institutes in order to start an aviation institute in Madagascar. As per sources, it has been announced by a spokesperson for the Group, on Tuesday i.e. on September 14, 2010.
Olivier Andrianarison, Ambassador of Madagascar to India, has said that having visited the Group's campus and after thoroughly going through the credentials of this Group, they have zeroed in north India to set up this world class institute. He said this after his visit to the Rayat-Bahra campuses in Punjab's Ropar district.
Furthermore, Mr Andrianarison has mentioned that Madagascar Government was looking towards establishing world-class technical education facilities with the help of international partners. He also said that with eight international airports and 55 domestic airports, the country has the right kind of infrastructure of international level, to set up this institute. He also added that there is dearth of good pilots in both India and Madagascar.
Gurvinder Singh Bahra, Chairman, Rayat-Bahra Group, has said that the academic part of aviation course will be conducted at Rayat-Bahra campus in India, and the practical training for the same will be held at Madagascar. He also said that education in aviation requires a lot of investment and the collaboration with the Madagascar government will give Indian students exposure to international standards.