The School of Engineering (SoE), GD Goenka University organized a one-day visit to Airport Authority of India (AAI), Indira Gandhi International Airport, New Delhi on 13thNov, 2014 for the second year B.Tech. students of Electronics and Communication Engineering (ECE) programme. Faculty members, Mr. Mandeep Narula and Ms. Akanksha Sharma, of SoE accompanied the 21 students of ECE programme for the industrial visit.
The visit kicked off with a power point presentation by Mr. S. R Mahto (Jt. GM, AAI) and Mr. S K Tomar (Manager RTC) on AAI, its various departments and their functioning. The duo also explained the technicalities involved in each department and the various problems they encounter and resolve. The presentation was followed by a visit to the ATC (Air Traffic Control) tower and the Equipment Room where the real work takes place.
The students were divided in to two groups and were sent to the ATC tower and the Equipment Room where they were explained about the management and control of airplanes both on-field and in-air by the ATC personnel. The students were excited to see live monitoring and broadcasting of the signals in connection to the airplane movement control.
It was indeed a great learning opportunity for the undergraduate students. They benefited immensely in terms of the technical details provided by AAI and the knowledge of various career opportunities in AAI. At the end, the students were given information on how to join AAI and what all the organization demands from (and offers to) them.
The students showed keen interest in exploring various sections of the AAI and remained enthusiastic throughout the visit. The AAI officials also expressed their appreciation to the students. The visit was very informative and a great learning experience.