MDI Gurgaon and Indian Aviation Academy (IAA) partners for collaboration in aviation education, research and development
New Delhi, 10th August, 2020: Augmenting a collaborative approach towards sowing the seeds of synergy between aviation skills and business education, India’s renowned Business School MDI Gurgaon has signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) with Indian Aviation Academy (IAA, NIAMAR Society) – a society registered under the Societies Act and a premier institute for aviation education and training.
The partnering institutions through this unique initiative desire to establish a long term academic collaboration to provide education, training, research, and consultancy in Aviation Management. Together, MDI and IAA will design, develop and deliver joint Management Development Programs in Aviation Management.
Both the institutions will work towards promoting joint research, case studies and publications etc. Also, MDI and IAA will jointly work on consulting projects and collaborate with International Summer University for superior outreach and experiential learning of potential participants from various global institutions in future.
Five year’s collaboration of MDI Gurgaon and IAA will bring Academia and Industry on a common platform to evolve a strategy to map the requirements of each other and provide inputs for currency of employable knowledge.
Talking about the collaboration, Dr. Pawan Kumar Singh, Director, MDI Gurgaon said, “Through this partnership, MDI Gurgaon will foster a culture of experiential learning with training activities in the field of aviation. The institute envisions the holistic development of the students, and this program will help them transfer wholesome knowledge, improvising and overall upliftment of aspirants and re-shaping their career for the aviation industry. This partnership will not only benefit youth taking up high-quality training but will also allow the industry to meet its ready requirements for trained manpower.”
Speaking about the initiative, Sh. Hareendranathan E P, Executive Director, IAA said, “Aviation is a complex, volatile and dynamic industry employing highly skilled and enriched human resource. Bridging the gap between learning outcomes and industry requirements by innovative, quality courses will be the greatest enabler of aviation resurgence. IAA is delighted to collaborate with MDI Gurgaon for providing education, research and training in the field of aviation. This collaboration is a testimony of our resolve to nurture a robust, sustained aviation ecosystem and thereby, contribute to noble cause of nation building.”
Prof. Kanwal N Kapil, Dean-Continuing Education, MDI Gurgaon said “As a learning institute, we continue to provide industry-relevant knowledge and skills to empower the executives. The collaborative program will ensure that participant’s educational experiences and qualifications are contemporary, interdisciplinary, relevant to the world of work and valued by employers.”
The MoU signed at MDI Gurgaon campus witnessed the presence of Deans of MDI Gurgaon and senior academic officials of IAA.