The Savitribai Phule Pune University has recently launched a new program in Drone technology. Under this program, students can apply for undergraduate and post-graduate certificate courses. This drone technology program will commence from the current academic year. As per the officials, there will be an entrance exam to be held in August for admitting students to these courses.
A Memorandum of Association was signed between SPPU and ForForcesAeroproduct India Limited on 30 July 2021. Two respective certificate courses in the undergraduate and postgraduate categories have been launched. The MoU was signed in the presence of Dr. Nitin Kalmakar, Vice-Chancellor SPPU, Dr. S Umarani, Pro vice-chancellor, Dr. Apurva Palkar, Director of Innovation, and Linkages; Dr. Aditya Abhaynkar, Head of the technology department, and officials of Forforces Aero Products India Limited.
The certificate course which will be called, ‘Introduction to drone technology, will be conducted for two weeks. Another 12 weeks duration course with the title “Advanced course on drone technology’ will be introduced soon along with a drone pilot training course to be completed in one or two weeks mostly. There will also be a bachelor of Autonomous Vehicle course and in the coming days a, “Masters in Autonomous vehicle” the course will also be introduced by the varsity.