Akbar Academy of Airline Studies
In a country like India, the aviation industry’s current requirement is well-sought training institutions that provide IATA accredited aviation courses, playing a pivotal role in producing proficient aviation professionals for society. While there is an abundance of options available for aviation enthusiasts, Akbar Academy of Airline Studies stands out as an exemplar of excellence among these esteemed institutions.
A division of Akbar Group, Akbar Academy of Airline Studies is a renowned institution with a focus on training in aviation, travel, and tourism. The main goal of the academy is to raise highly skilled people who are equipped with the knowledge and abilities required by the travel and tourism, aviation, and related industries. “We are committed to providing top-notch training programs, upholding high standards of performance, and providing programs that open doors to careers in aviation, travel, and tourism”, shares Nikhil Krishnan, the Managing Partner.
Empowering Tomorrow’s Aviation Leaders
With its longtime relationship with IATA, Akbar Academy is very proud to have received the prestigious IATA Premier Circle Award for an unprecedented 13 years in a row, making it the only aviation academy in the entire globe to accomplish this extraordinary feat. This great honor demonstrates the academy’s unwavering dedication to offering top-notch instruction of the highest caliber and continuously producing excellent performance results, solidifying its position as an industry leader.
The large choice of courses offered at Akbar Academy covers both passenger and cargo operations, as well as specialist employability training programs, along with professional training programs that appeal to various specialties within the aviation and travel and tourist industries. In order to give the students a well-rounded skill set to succeed in their chosen industries, these programs also teach a variety of critical abilities, such as communicative English, grooming, interview coaching, and soft skills training.
“At Akbar Academy, ensuring the quality and relevance of our curriculum is of utmost importance, where we achieve this through various means, including industry partnerships and collaborations”, added – Nikhil Krishnan. Through a brief conversation with us, the Managing Partner spoke about the various tie-ups the academy has with major airlines, supply chain companies, tour operating companies, foreign exchange (Forex) service providers, air ticketing agencies, hotels, and travel insurance companies. By providing practical training opportunities with these industry partners, the academy ensures that their curriculum remains up-to-date and aligns with industry requirements. Also, on a regular basis – distinguished guest speakers from the industry visit the academy to conduct seminars and webinars, enriching the students’ educational experience with first-hand insights from industry leaders. These industry-leading experts provide valuable perspectives and up-to-date knowledge, allowing the students to gain a deeper understanding of the current trends, challenges, and opportunities within the industry.
Moreover, the esteemed faculty members at Akbar Academy are distinguished professionals with extensive qualifications as IATA certified trainers, and they possess significant industry experience in the aviation and travel and tourism sectors. A noteworthy characteristic of their strength is their long-standing commitment to the academy, with many of them having been integral parts of it since its inception. Leveraging their invaluable insights and practical expertise, these faculty members play a pivotal role in enriching the learning experience of the students. Their exceptional proficiency, combined with unwavering dedication to delivering excellence in teaching, empowers the students to develop a comprehensive understanding of the industry.
Charting a Course to Success
With a clear aim of delivering exceptional learning experiences to all its students, Akbar Academy is home to a wide range of facilities and resources, which in turn, foster practical learning and training. The state-of-the-art classrooms and well-equipped computer labs, featuring cutting-edge specifications tailored for GDS software utilization, create an optimal learning environment, while also facilitating hands-on training experiences for the students at prominent airports, airlines, supply chain companies, tour operating companies, Forex service providers, air ticketing agencies, hotels, and travel insurance companies. Through full immersion in these real-world scenarios, students acquire invaluable insights that significantly augment their comprehension and preparedness for their prospective careers.
Akbar Academy demonstrates its unwavering commitment to supporting its graduates by providing comprehensive job placement assistance and career development initiatives. The academy has established an active placement cell and an extensive alumni network, both dedicated to securing competitive employment opportunities for its students. To facilitate the process, regular campus interviews are organized, connecting students with potential employers.
Leveraging the strong presence of its parent company, Akbar Travels, with over 40 years of experience in the Travel and Tourism industry, the academy has cultivated robust relationships with major airlines, airports, cargo companies, hotels, travel insurance companies, tourism boards, and other industry partners. These connections expedite the placement process for the students, and the engaged alumni network and strong industry ties contribute to career development, offering invaluable insights and networking opportunities.
Over the years, Akbar Academy has successfully placed more than 15,000 students worldwide, spanning Tier 1 and Tier 2 cities in India, as well as the UK, USA, Malaysia, Italy, UAE, Bahrain, Qatar, and Saudi Arabia. The academy is actively expanding its placement opportunities to Canada, Bangladesh, and Africa.
In its commitment to providing practical, real-world experience, Akbar Academy offers a plethora of avenues for students to gain hands-on exposure. From engaging in internships to participating in industry projects and collaborating with esteemed airlines and aviation companies, the students have the privilege of applying their knowledge in authentic professional environments. The academy also facilitates training and internship opportunities at Akbar Travels, a distinguished organization with 150 offices in India and 50 more globally. Training programs at airports and airlines further enrich the students’ exposure to industry practices, enhancing their resumes and deepening their comprehension of the intricacies of the industry.
All in all, ensuring that Akbar Academy strives as a welcome hub for all, irrespective of the socio-economic backgrounds the students come from, Akbar Academy is committed to providing scholarships, financial aid, and flexible payment options to prospective students. “Lastly, by offering installment-based payment plans, we aim to alleviate the financial burden and facilitate students in realizing their career aspirations without undue financial strain”, concluded Nikhil Krishnan