Indira Gandhi Rashtriya Uran Academy, Rae Bareli

  • Raebareli, Uttar Pradesh
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Indira Gandhi Rashtriya Uran Academy, Rae Bareli Overview

Indira Gandhi Rashtriya Uran Akademi, commonly known as IGRUA is known for its world-class flying training. It sets a wonderful example of standardized and excellent flyers. The foundation stone of this institute was laid by Hon’ble Prime Minister of India, Late Capt Rajiv Gandhi on 07 November 1985. It is located in Amethi, UP. The college produces excellent pilots on the grounds of the Fursatganj District. When airlines choose pilots for their company, IGRUA is always their first choice. It is an autonomous body that works under the control of the Ministry of Civil Aviation (MoCA), Govt. of India (GOI) through its Governing Council (GC). The institution is Government owned and over the years, the institution has shown an Excellent Placement Record.

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Indira Gandhi Rashtriya Uran Academy Highlights

IGRUA  has a lot to offer to its students as well as the nation. From infrastructure facilities to the courses offered, the institute provides top-class facilities. The table below shows the top highlights of the institute.

Indira Gandhi Rashtriya Uran Academy Highlights
Year of Establishment 1985
Type of institute Autonomous
Accreditations Govt. Of India
Approvals Directorate General of Civil Aviation (DGCA)
Courses Offered B.Sc, CPL (Diploma)
Infrastructure Facilities Lab, Libraries, Hostel, Mess, Swimming pool, Gym, Sports Ground, Auditorium
Campus Area 239 acres
Program levels Offered Undergraduate and Postgraduate

Why Choose Indira Gandhi Rashtriya Uran Academy?

Indira Gandhi Rashtriya Uran Academy is one of the best flying schools in the world. It can be considered as an IIT/IIM of Aviation Training. The institute offers a BSc aviation course degree along with CPL with Multi Engine Endorsement. It is a government-owned institute. The institute offers Pilot training to the aspiring cadets of Indian Airlines, BSF, Coast Guard candidates, Indian Air Force as well as Indian Navy. The college provides separate hostels for boys and girls(fully residential). It has the largest fleet of the best training aircraft in India. IGRUA has been selected as the best training institute for training its pilots by the Indian Navy and Coast Guard. One of the best features of IGRUA is ensuring pilot fitness by providing facilities like a sports ground and swimming pool.

Indira Gandhi Rashtriya Uran Academy Courses

The institute provides a handful of courses to its students which are approved by the Director-General of Civil Aviation, Govt. of India so that they can avail maximum benefit from it. These courses are mentioned below:

  1. Ab-initio to Commercial Pilot Licence (CPL) coupled with Instrument and Multi-Engine Endorsement along with an option for B.Sc (Aviation) degree.
  2. Simulator training as per candidate's requirements.
  3. Multi-Engine endorsement.
  4. Instrument Rating.
  5. License issue/ renewal tests and Licence endorsement checks.
  6. Ab-initio to Commercial Pilots Licence (CPL) course for foreign nationals as per Regulatory requirements in their respective countries
  7. Specifically designed training courses for Indian Navy and Indian Coast Guard Pilots.
  8. CRM Workshop
  9. Multi-Crew Co-operation (MCC) Course
  10. AELP Training and Testing course

Some of the ground training subjects are Air Navigation, Aviation Meteorology, Aircraft GK, Multijet Operations, Crew Resource Management, etc. Other than this, the institute provides certain courses that are conducted on request as per the requirements of the students. Another course that IGRUA offers is a Multi-Crew Co-operation course.

Indira Gandhi Rashtriya Uran Academy Admission

The admission generally takes place in March/April. In case of any details, candidates can contact the office by sending a mail at [email protected] with basic information like course, name, contact address, flying experience, etc.

The admission in IGRUA takes place in three steps:

  1. A written test is conducted for 2 hours all over India at various centres.
  2. The pilot aptitude test checks the aptitude of students.
  3. A face-to-face interview is conducted by the interview board.

Representatives from bigwigs like DGCA, Phycologist, IGRUA examiners, and NACIL are present in those interviews. Following GOI guidelines, some seats are reserved for SC/ ST/ OBC/ EWS categories. A Class I medical certificate is also required before joining the course.

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Indira Gandhi Rashtriya Uran Academy Eligibility Criteria

To take admission at IGRUA, students need to fulfil the eligibility criteria that are mentioned below.

IGRUA CPL Eligibility

  • Minimum age at the time of joining the course: 17 years
  • Qualifications: 10+2 with Maths, Physics, and English
  • For general Category: 50% marks in Physics and Maths taken together + pass in English
  • For SC/ ST/ OBC/ EWS candidates: 45% marks in Physics and Maths taken together + pass in English

IGRUA  B.Sc Eligibility

  • Candidates can opt for B.Sc (Aviation) Degree from  Chatrapati Sahu Ji Maharaj University, Kanpur which shall be conducted simultaneously with the CPL course subject to completion of the prescribed syllabus on aviation subjects, flying, and project work. 

Indira Gandhi Rashtriya Uran Academy Infrastructure Facilities

Indira Gandhi Rashtriya Uran Academy has Technical-Cum-Operational area that is spread over an area of 239 acres. The classrooms are air-conditioned. It has in-campus hostel facilities for both boys and girls. The vast area enables the students to hold extracurricular activities. Night flight facilities are available. It has an independent and dedicated runway of 1722 m in length. Overall, the campus of  IGRUA is vast and used for various academic purposes.  Indira Gandhi Rashtriya Uran Academy infrastructure facilities are listed below.

  • Training unit with AC Classrooms equipped with multimedia projector and sound system. CBT lab with interactive CDs and multimedia projector. 
  • A fleet of 24 Aircraft comprising 5 Trinidad TB-20, 4 Zlin, 13 Diamond DA40. Two DA42.
  • Two most modern DA40 Simulators with phenomenal visuals to aid realistic training
  • One most modern DA42 Simulator with phenomenal visuals to aid realistic training
  • Two fixed-base Cockpit Procedure Trainers for TB-20 Aircraft with Visual.
  • Touch panel trainers, WOMBAT Pilot Aptitude Testing Device, CBT System.
  • Its own ATC and Fire Fighting facilities & Refuelling Station.
  • Modern Navigational Aids like VOR DME, ILS DME
  • Night Flying facilities
  • Dedicated Airspace for flying training.
  • Three fully closable Hangars equipped with up-to-date workshops. 
  • Separate boys and girls hostels.
  • Indoor-Squash and Badminton courts, Sports Ground and a Gymnasium.
  • Independent water supply system and electrical generators.
  • Newly constructed Swimming pool and auditorium
  • Other than this, the institute also offers Computer Lab, Libraries, In Campus Hostel, Mess, Transportation

Indira Gandhi Rashtriya Uran Academy Hostel Details

IGRUA provides two separate hostels for boys and girls. The hostels are well-furnished and provide accommodation at nominal charges. Both these hostels are within the campus. The hostel can accommodate up to 200 students from all across India. The hostel works on a first come first serve basis. Other than this, there are various PGs where students can find accommodation at reasonable prices. The hostel has a mess facility for both boys and girls. The quality of food that the hostel serves is of good quality and proper hygiene is maintained for the same. There is a wide range of options for snacks and that too at a reasonable price.

Indira Gandhi Rashtriya Uran Akademi Placements

The institute does not guarantee any placements. However, the institute provides very good training and placements are always a function of market demands. The students excelling from this institute have gone through good training and as a result, the credential score of its students is high on the list of airlines seeking CPL holders. Placement % along with its period is mentioned in the table below:

Period Placement
1988 - 1990  100%
1991 - 2000 51%
2001 - 2008 85%
2008 - 2010  77.5%
2010 - 2015 90%
2015 - 2020 72%

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Indira Gandhi Rashtriya Uran Academy, Rae Bareli Highlights

Institution Type Private

Indira Gandhi Rashtriya Uran Academy, Rae Bareli Reviews

Overall Rating (Out of 5)

3.3

Based on 2 Verified Reviews

Distribution of Rating

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Component Rating (Out of 5)

Placements & Internships

4

Fees and Scholarship

2.5

Academics & Faculty

5

College Infrastructure

3.8

Clubs & Associations

1.5

Akshay | CPL, batch of 2018

Reviewed on May 17, 2019

  • 3.9
  • Placements & Internships 4
  • Fees and Scholarship 2.5
  • Academics & Faculty 5
  • College Infrastructure 3.5
  • Clubs & Associations 1.5
Placements & Internships

No campus selection Avg salary of first officer is 2lacs pm Salary increases with increment in flying hours and aircraft

Fees and Scholarship

The course fee at Indira Gandhi Rashtriya Uran Academy is 40 lacs. The scholarship is for reserved candidates Loans are being provided by banks in name of the institution

Akshay | CPL, batch of 2014

Reviewed on Mar 23, 2018

  • 4.2
  • Fees and Scholarship 2.5
  • Academics & Faculty 5
  • College Infrastructure 4
Fees and Scholarship

The course fee is around INR45lacs Scholarship is available for reserved candidates only Financial help is given by the banks as an educational loan in the name of this academy

Academics & Faculty

From having PT at 5 in morning till studying late nights for CPL examination the routine of a cadet is maintained by themselves as the instructors are from airforce Quality of the teaching faculty is supreme

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