Ahmedabad: Good news for aviation aspiring students! Gujarat University (GU), Gujarat, is likely to introduce various aviation courses. Sources informed that the University will soon sign a memorandum of understanding (MoU) with Electrotherm's Indus University. The Electrotherm's Indus University is reportedly the only university in the state offering courses in commercial pilot license and aviation maintenance.
As per sources, the MoU will also mark GU's launch of the 'multivarsity' concept, where students will be able to pursue multidisciplinary courses from various colleges at the same time. The multiversity concept is mainly based on the virtual university model, which will make higher education accessible in remote villages. Explaining the same, Arvind Bhandari, Registrar, Gujarat University, said that the University is considering the proposal of students being offered aviation as part of their curriculum. In addition, the course will be a multidisciplinary course on the choice-based credit system.
Sources informed that the MoU will be signed during Vibrant Gujarat 2013. Also, as part of the MoU, students from non-science streams will be offered a bridge course before pursuing the aviation program. Explaining the same, D P Giridhar, Vice-Chancellor, Indus University, said that the students of Gujarat University will get a chance to expand their opportunities through the course. He further informed that the universities are likely to issue joint degrees for the course.