There is a shortage of quality aeronautics engineers: Official

Last Updated: Saturday, April 10, 2010 - 20:43

Bangalore: With most engineers going in for
IT and management careers, there is a shortage of quality
aeronautics engineers in the country,a top official said.

"Today we have the capacity to absorb 500 aeronautics
engineers annually for the next five years", Dr Prahlada,
Chief Controller R&D (Aero & Service Interaction) DRDO, told
reporters on the sidelines of a national convention.

Most engineers being churned out are opting for IT
and management careers due to attractive remuneration, he said.

"We are not receiving core aeronautic engineers and have to
do with engineers from other streams", he said.

He also said that matching salary scales to those being
offered in the private sector, was one way of getting these
aeronautical engineers to work for it.

PTI



First Published: Saturday, April 10, 2010 - 20:43

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