Indira Gandhi Rashtriya Uran Akademi (IGRUA) was established in 1985 and is situated 18 km away from Raebareli city. It is functioning under the Ministry of Civil Aviation (MoCA), Govt. of India (GOI) through its Governing Council (GC) and approved by Directorate General of Civil Aviation, GOI. It is a premier institute especially created to improve training standards of pilot aspirants. It has highly experienced flying instructors with years of experience in civil/ military flying.

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April 22: IGRUA is inviting applications to Admission 2021. Registration deadline is July 17. Apply Now

IGRUA Highlights

Independent runway 1722 m length
Accommodation Boys - 134 (rooms)
Girls - 20 (rooms)
Campus Area The total area of 239 acres
How to Reach 19.5 km away from Rae Bareli railway station

IGRUA Courses with eligibility

Indira Gandhi Rashtriya Uran Akademi offers Ab-initio to CPL Course as a three-year B.Sc. program in Aviation. The course is divided into three batches- Ground Training, Simulator Training, and Flying Training.

Ground Training Subjects No. of Lectures
Air Navigation 70
Aviation Meteorology 120
Air Regulations 100
Air Frames & Engines 110
Flight Planning 80
Tech. Specific 80
RTR 60
Cockpit Resource Management 35
Training Films 20
Simulator Training 1. 20 hours on CPT for single aircraft 2. 20 hours on Pilot Flying on twin-engine simulator
Flying Training 200 hours of flying training for Ab-Initio + CPL as per DGCA requirements

Eligibility for the course is:

  • Age limit - 17 years old
  • Intermediate (10+2) graduate with English, Physics, and Maths
  • 55% aggregate marks in Physics and Maths

Note: SC/ST/OBC/EWS candidates will be provided with 5% relaxation in total aptitude.

  • INR 42,00,000 -Tuition fee (need to be paid in four-quarterly in 1-year)
  • NR 2,00,000 - Additional fee (Uniform, Head Phones, Navigation tools, Study Material, and more)

CRM Workshop

Exclusive workshops are quarterly organized by the academy. These workshops help to groom the students' personality and expose them with the real-life aviation experience.

  • Duration: Two and a half-day
  • Fee: INR 10,000
  • Aspirants attending the CRM workshop must also attend the Multi Jet Orientation program scheduled post-Crew Resource Management Workshop.

Note: IGRUA Alumni are spared from this payment.

Check: IGRUA Courses & Fee

IGRUA Admissions

The admission process of Ab-initio to CPL course in B.Sc.(Aviation) starts in the month of April every year. The admission procedure is based on the Online Written Test, Personal Interview, and Pilot Aptitude Test. The college offers the course to 100 students. Seat in-take as per categories is tabulated below:

Category Seats
GEN 40
ST 8
SC 15
EWS 10
OBC 27

Brief about the registration procedure IGRUA B.Sc. Aviation course is given below:

Step 1: Visit the official website (

Step 2: Click on 'Entrance' tab and select ‘Registration for New Users

Step 3: Enter all the required details in fields provided and Submit

Step 4: You will be issued the required credentials for future login sessions

Step 5: After logging in again, upload the required documents (recent pp-size photograph and a valid signature

Step 6: Make the required payment of INR 10,000. (The fee for SC/ST candidates are exempted)

Modes of Payment: Online (Debit/ Credit card/ Netbanking) or offline (via Challan can be submitted to any nearby branch of SBI).

Note: Post-filling the application form, keep the issued application number, password, payment receipt, and SMS safely for future references.

Registration to CRM Workshop: Interested candidates can directly call the Chief Ground Instructor on the following:
Contact number: 0535-2441147

IGRUA Selection procedure

The admission or the selection procedure is divided into three parts viz.

Part 1: Online Written Test: IGRUA entrance test is conducted in the first week of June. Candidates are allotted the test center as per their preference order mentioned at the time of registration. The exam has - Maths, Physics, Reasoning, General English, and Current affairs of up to class 12th level. Candidates will be shortlisted as per IGRUA Cutoffs, SC/ST/EW/OBC aspirants will be provided with 5% relaxation in the cutoff.

Part 2: Personal Interview: shortlisted candidates have to appear for a face to face interview. The questions are generally related to a candidate's background, interest, and the course. It is mandatory to carry and submit all the documents after the interview concludes.

Part 3: Pilot Aptitude Test: Only successful applicants will be called for the aptitude test. The test analysis and evaluates on mental capabilities and behavioral technique. After the final selection, the qualifiers must pay INR 12,000 to secure their seats.

Note: There is no relaxation for any category in part two and three. Commitment money is non-refundable but flexible against the total fee.

Check: IGRUA Admissions

IGRUA Placements

Indira Gandhi Rashtriya Uran Akademi guarantees good training which involuntarily guarantees students' placements. The aggregate of past IGRUA Placement records shows that the academy produces highly responsible CPL holders, who have been recruited by not only Top-Indian Airlines but overseas as well. The Pie-chart below shows the placement records of the academy for the past few decades:

IGRUA Placements

IGRUA Campus and Facilities

The institute has all necessary facilities like well-equipped modern gym, two each indoor squash and badminton courts, along with grounds for cricket, football, basketball, volleyball, and other outdoor games, swimming Pool, Computer Lab, library, canteen, Transportation, Auditorium, Airspace for flying training and Ground Training Facilities. The college also provides accommodation to boys and girls students.