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The Department of Aeronautical Engineering was started in the academic year 2007-2008. Aeronautical Engineering is one of the most challenging fields of engineering with a wide scope for growth and it deals with the development of new technology in the field of aviation, space exploration and defense systems. It specializes in design, construction, development and testing of both commercial and military aircraft, missiles, spacecraft’s and their components. The scope for an aeronautical engineer in India lies with Air India, Indian Airlines, Helicopter Corporation of India, flying clubs, private airlines and government owned air service and aircraft manufacturers like the Hindustan Aeronautics Ltd. (HAL) with its factories at Bangalore, Nashik, Koraput, Kanpur etc. The aeronautical engineers are regularly recruited in the organizations such as Defense Research and Development Laboratories(DRDO), National Aeronautical Lab (NAL), Aeronautical Development Establishment(ADE), Civil Aviation Department etc. The Defense services and Indian Space Research Organisation (ISRO) also happen to be two major employers. Aeronautical engineers are also placed in various automobile industries, ground based gas turbine industries, BHEL, KIRLOSKAR, Windmill design and manufacturing industries etc.