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The foundation stone of Indira Gandhi Rashtriya Uran Akademi, commonly called IGRUA, was laid by the then Hon’ble Prime Minister of India,Late Capt Rajiv Gandhi on 07 November 1985.

The Governing Council

The Akademi functions under the Ministry of Civil Aviation (MoCA), Govt. of India (GOI) through its Governing Council (GC). Indira Gandhi Rashtriya Uran Akademi (IGRUA) located at Fursatganj District  Raebareli Uttar Pradesh, is an autonomous body under the control of the Ministry of Civil Aviation. The Governing Council is the  supreme body of the organization headed by the Secretary, Ministry of Civil Aviation.The chairman and members are:

Shri V. Somasundaran
Secretary, Ministry of Civil Aviation, Government of India
- Ex - Officio Chairman
Shri Rahul Gandhi
Member of Parliament
- Member
3. Smt. M. Sathiyavathy
Director General of Civil Aviation , Government of India
-   Ex - Officio Member
4. Shri.S.S.Mohanty
Additional Secretary & Financial Advisor, Ministry of Civil Aviation, Government of India
-   Ex - Officio Member
Shri G. Asok Kumar,
Joint Secretary,Ministry of Civil Aviation, Government of India
-   Ex - Officio Member
Shri Rohit Nandan
Chairman & Managing Director, Air India Limited
- Ex - Officio Member
Shri R.K.Srivastava, IAS
Chairman, Airports Authority of India
- Ex - Officio Member
AVM Amit Tiwari, VM
Assistant Chief of Air Staff (ACAS)(Training), Air Headquarters
Ministry of Defence, Government of India
- Ex - Officio Member
Smt.Anita Singh, Principal Secretary & DG, Civil Aviation,
Government  of Uttar Pradesh, Lucknow
- Ex - Officio Member
Capt. Satish Sharma
President, Aero Club of India
- Ex - Officio Member
Air Marshal V K Verma (Retd.), PVSM, AVSM, VM, VSM
Director, Indira Gandhi Rashtriya Uran Akademi
- Ex - Officio Member
  • The Akademi is headed by a Director who is assisted by Departmental heads of Operations, Services, Finance and HR.
  • IGRUA has entered into a Management Contract with Global Aviation Giant - Canadian Aviation Electronics, Canada to improve IGRUA's standard to world class
  • The foreign nationals from Afghanistan, Royal Nepal Airlines, Mauritius, Zambia and Seachelleous have also undergone Pilot Training at IGRUA.
  • The Refresher courses for all Chief Flying Instructors /Pilot Instructor Incharge of flying clubs are conducted regularly.
  • The Pilot training to candidates of Indian Airlines, BSF, Coast Guard candidates, Indian Air Force and Indian Navy is also provided by IGRUA as and when required.
  • Over 150 students are undergoing training at present and we are continuously making efforts to increase seats every year.
  • IGRUA remains an epitome of standardization and excellence in flying training thus becoming the first choice for airlines when they select pilots for their company.
  • IGRUA is becoming a knowledge and skill development hub of civil aviation. National Aviation University alongwith its Hostel and Staff quarters is under construction at IGRUA complex.
  • IGRUA AME school building is also under construction at IGRUA complex.
  • IGRUA provides on-the-job training to candidates under­going AME diploma in various Indian private institutes.


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