Bengaluru: The first batch of Post Graduate Diploma in Aviation Management (PGDAM) has passed out from HAL Management Academy. Prof Debashis Chatterjee, Director, IIM-Kozhikode, was the chief guest at the convocation held at HMA here today. Professor Chatterjee appreciated the efforts of HAL in offering this unique program relevant to the industry.
The main objective of the AICTE approved, 15-month PGDAM program has been to develop students who could further contribute in strengthening the aerospace eco-system in India by bridging the gap between industry and academia.
The certificates were awarded to 31 students. Gold Medals were awarded to Kiran Nellore for the best academic performance and to Vineeth Vijayan for the best overall performance. M. Raviprakash bagged the best project award.
Mr PS Bhoopathy, ED(HR)-HMA presided over the program. A large number of HAL officials, external faculty members, students and their families attended the program.
The HMA has designed and developed the program based on 50 years of its experience in developing executives for aviation industry. The candidates of the initial batch were chosen from different fields and locations.