India’s First Aviation University

IAS Prelims 2023

Indian government has established the first aviation university at Fursatganj in Uttar Pradesh’s Rae Bareli district.

The central university was planned as an autonomous body under the administrative control of the Ministry of Civil Aviation with an aim to facilitate and promote aviation studies, teaching, training and research.

Air Vice Marshal (retired) Nalin Tandon has been appointed as the Vice Chancellor.

The university is planning the launch of its flagship programme in 2018 at its campus in Fursatganj.

About 26.35 acres of land available with the Indira Gandhi Rashtriya Uran Akademi, an autonomous flying training institute under the central government, was identified for setting up of the RGNAU in its first phase (2013-14 to 2018-19). Fursatganj lies at the border of Rae Bareli and Amethi.