S Nova Ananth,Centre Manager

S Nova Ananth

Centre Manager

The Aviation industry of the country is on a high growth path and aims to be the third largest market by 2020 and the largest by 2030. With this, the operations inside the industry are changing in a rapid and dynamic pace. Things are evolving and changing fast. Identifying emerging disruptive trends well in advance in 2003, PTC Aviation Academy was established by a team of motivated and highly zealous airline professional. Since its inception itself, the institute is making considerable efforts to maintain the most advanced and revised curriculum followed by training its students effectively. Located in Chennai and Bangalore, the institute leaves no stone unturned to remain in touch with the changing needs of the aviation and hospitality industry so that the student can get the appropriate training and education to be a functional and productive part of it.

PTC Courses offered
An ISO 9001:2008 Certified Institute and approved by GOI and NSDC, the institute offers a fleet of courses that includes Advance Diploma in Air Travel Management, Advance Diploma in Cabin crew & Airline Management, Advance Diploma in Airport & Airline Management, Advanced Diploma in Air Cargo Management, Commercial Pilot licensing (CPL) and Student Pilot Licensing (SPL), Private Pilot license (PPL). S. Nova Ananth, Centre Manager, PTC says, "Our revolutionary new curriculum is 'The Aviation Flight Science' that targets to educate future Captains and Managers—not just training pilots." Notably, PTC has designed its curriculum strategically to train students with no previous flight training, letting the students move from zero flight experience followed
by diploma completion to achieving employment readiness. The trainers of the institute taking the plunge to modify the course structure according to the demands of the industry, periodically update the manuals, modules, and PPTs as per current IATA regulations. Nova adds, "Our students are endowed will all the advantages of undergraduate education at a major student-centric research-based extensive learning programme and prepare for a fruitful career in aviation." The institute ensures its students to gain state-of-the-art aviation training and earn numerous lifetime career opportunities through its comprehensive Diploma programs.

"Owing to the kind of training and
professionalism, the PTC students' get instilled throughout; they become highly preferred among the recruiters"

Placement - Job opportunity for student
The students, who get the opportunity to study at PTC, are facilitated with avant-garde facilities like virtual classroom access with Wi-Fi, e-library, air conditioned classrooms, off-campus hostel facility for both boys and girls, state of the art computer labs, up-to-date audio-visual training aids and many more. "Enhancing students' life is a fundamental priority at PTC. We are committed to providing students a unique and compelling educational experience," pinpoints Nova. Owing to the kind of training and professionalism, the PTC students' get instilled throughout; they become highly preferred among the recruiters. The major recruiters that have been offering jobs to the students of PTC include Indigo Airlines, Air Vistara, True Jet, Go Air, Etihad – Cargo, Sri Lankan Airlines – Cargo, Qatar Airways – Cargo, Malaysian Airlines – Cargo, just to name a few.

The on-campus client of PTC, however, is GO AIR – for Cabin Crew as well Ground Hostess and Inter Globe Technologies (BPM- Indigo). Additionally, the institute also welcomes a range of travel and tourism companies such as Brand Midas associated with AAI, Forex, Make My Trip and so on. "We take great pride as our students
fly high with VFS; they work in close association with the EMBASSY," pinpoints Nova.

Having backed by a highly qualified flying and ground instructors, with long experience in the field of aviation and flying training, the teaching faculty of PTC makes sure to fuel the training of the students through implementing advanced training methodologies like assignments, quiz, activities and role plays and so on, and making the training process utterly intuitive, interactive and engaging. "We put sizeable stress on grooming and
discipline. Given this, students passed out from PTC are widely known for their skills and knowledge. Personality development, visionary qualities, self-motivation, proficiency with information, globally-minded, teamwork, communication are some of the elements that go hand in hand with the regular academics," proudly says, Nova. The institute facilitates its students with an exclusive and mandatory flight trip programme where after completion of two months of training, they are accompanied by two instructors to earn hands-on experience right from check-in to security check and boarding to inflight and deplaning.

For a World-Class Training
Nova explains, "Under this programme, the students are taken around the airport, shown different department and a detailed explanation about the safety and emergency procedures is given. They are also given a chance to interact with the airline staff and crew." To further strengthen the students' placement rate, the institute has placed a Placement cell, headed by experienced recruitment officer who takes the onus of conducting mock interviews, editing their resumes as per the company standards, skilling sessions and coordinating the entire recruitment process- right from pre-placement talk to screening period. "In the coming years, PTC envisions emerging as a globally recognized provider of world-class training and placement services by adopting the highest standard of training and adding immense value to the careers of its students," concludes Nova.