About Indira Gandhi Rashtriya Uran Akademi

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 Amethii 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:

Sr. No.NameDesignation
1.Shri Vumlunmang Vualnam    
Secretary, Ministry of Civil Aviation, Government of India
Ex - Officio Chairman
2.Shri Vikram Dev Dutt    
Director General of Civil Aviation, Government of India
Ex - Officio Member
3.Shri Padam Lal Negi    
JS & FA, Ministry of Civil Aviation, Government of India
Ex - Officio Member
4.Shri Asangba Chuba Ao    
JS, Ministry of Civil Aviation, Government of India
Ex - Officio Member
5.Shri Sanjeev Kumar    
Chairman Airport Authority of India
Ex - Officio Member
6.AVM Philip Thomas, VM    
Assistant Chief of Air Staff (ACAS)(Training), Air Headquarters    
Ministry of Defence, Government of India
Ex - Officio Member
7.Shri Vivek Kumar Porwal    
Secretary, Government of Madhya Pradesh
Ex - Officio Member
8.Sh. S.P. Goyal    
Principal Secretary & DG, Civil Aviation,    
Government of Uttar Pradesh, Lucknow
Ex - Officio Member
9.Shri Pramod Kumar Thakur    
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.
  • 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 275 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 long with Hostels, Staff quarters at IGRUA complex has become fully operational and various courses in airport management, airport operations and fire fighting are being conducted.
  • The IGRUA AME School has been approved and admissions have begun.
  • IGRUA provides on-the-job training to candidates under-going AME in various Indian private institutes.
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