Panaché Academy


There is a rising need for specialized skills in every segment and domain that has created ample career opportunities. The aviation industry is one such specialization that needs its share of emphasis and recognition, as in a country like India, which is aiming towards constructing over 100 new airports by 2035, while offering a varied palette of jobs to choose from, the skill gap is considerably very high. Thereby, working in this very pursuit and giving it their best to fill up the existing gap, by giving back to society – capable Aviation Personnel of tomorrow, Panaché Academy operates as one of the leading Aviation Academies in the state of Gujarat for Aviation / Tourism / Hospitality. 

An ISO 9001:2015 Certified institute,  Panaché Academy is accredited with Grade ‘A’ by CIAC as well as by the Knowledge Consortium of Gujarat (KCG). Panaché Academy under the broad guidelines of UGC, plans, organizes, implements, monitors and evaluates various programmes for Teaching Faculty Members, Non-Teaching Staff, Students as well as other stakeholders associated with Panaché family. Since its inception the Academy’s only goal is and will be to impart highest standards of quality and effectiveness of programme delivery with a holistic approach. 

Striving on the lines of the word Panaché, which personifies amalgamation of style with substance, the management of the Academy ensures that all its students acquire the skill sets necessary to transform their individual dreams into reality. Also, the curriculum is specially designed and affiliated & approved by government universities such as Gujarat University & Babasaheb Ambedkar University, providing consistent, high-quality and appropriate academic advising, monitoring, mentoring, nurturing and coaching to ensure academic and personal success.

An inclusive and an innovative environment of excellence

By embracing innovative theories and technologies to ensure success in a changing world, at Panaché, dynamic learning situations are utilized to help students learn beyond their set syllabuses, in a cost effective environment. Panache Academy currently offers 6 month certificate courses, 1 year Diploma & 3 year BBA degree program in Air Hostess Training, Ground Staff Training, Airport Management, Hospitality Management and Travel & Tourism Management. 

To create a learning atmosphere at the institute and to take out the hidden talents of the student, we conduct various events, competitions, games and skill based activities for the overall development of the candidate”, shared – Ms Khushnum Avari, the Founder Director of Panaché Academy. Helping our readers understand how it is to run a successful Aviation Institute, the Founder Director continued, saying – “We create dynamic opportunities for career preparation and personal effectiveness, and we are committed to making each & every experience with us meaningful & professional”.

The Academy provides rigorous & relevant coursework & field experiences that challenges students to develop critical thinking & problem solving skills, while also laying sufficient focus on skills development through the right industrial exposure & training. Adding a point on the importance of industrial preparedness of Aviation Personnel in today’s time, Ms Khushnum Avari, stated – “We believe that getting trained by working in industry is the best way to enhance the knowledge, skill and experience and we are committed to providing such opportunities to the students”.

Furthermore, the infrastructure existing at Panache includes audio-video facility equipped classroom setups, elaborated practical space, grooming rooms and activity areas to conduct theory and practical sessions smoothly. The Academy is also carefully designed to provide consistent, high-quality and appropriate academic advising, monitoring, mentoring, nurturing and coaching to ensure academic and personal success. Moreover, Panache is well equipped with Wi-Fi and other required technological equipment for the qualitative studies. 

An effort-filled today, towards a better tomorrow

Panaché Academy is synonymous with impressive industry connections, holding strong & reliable associations with the industry leaders for successful training & placement of the students. The Academy is in partnership with Adani for an Airport internship at Ahmedabad International Airport and it regularly facilitates placements in organizations like Indigo, Air India, Spice Jet & many more. For Hotel Management students especially, Panache has associated with brands like Marriott, Hyatt, ITC, Taj, The Oberoi, Hilton, Aamby Valley & others while the companies are SOTC, Make My Trip, Thomas Cook, All 4 Seasons and Gujarat Tourism are official partners for training & placement in travel & tourism industry. Additionally, the Academy is associated with VFS and many Immigration organizations as well for best career opportunities.

The onboard faculty members are the main backbone of the Academy, who themselves have served as industry experts with long years of relevant experience, and function as go-to mentors cum gurus

to students, by helping them find the right career choice. Students are supported and guided towards taking the right decisions and the Academy feels it is their responsibility to make them capable of achieving those goals. Pandemic served as a livin example, where the faculties acted as guardian & bridge for the students to continue their learning with the institute, and ensured the best possible learning through online mode where the deep analysis was done to improvise the techniques & tactics of education. 

All in all, being a firm supporter of research and development whether it is initiated by any faculty or student, Panache analyzes the need & purpose of the research and if support is needed, acts accordingly. Also, due to being a self-financed organization, all the projects are sponsored by management. Lastly, for making sure that every student is giving the right platform in his/her path of a dream career, be it as Air Hostesses, Cabin Crews, Airport officers, Hospitality Professionals or Tourism Professionals, Panache supports candidates who need financial aid, based on the academic scores in previous education and deserving candidates are awarded with scholarship. The Academy also guides and assists the student for loan procedure, if the candidate is looking for the same.

Ms. Khushnum Avari – Founder Director 

Originally from Mumbai, Khushnum settled in Ahmedabad after her marriage. An ex-Jet Airways employee and corporate trainer, she is the founder of the Panaché group, which helps the youth of Gujarat to transform into professionals. She has been the Chair-person of Entrepreneur Organization (EO) (Spousal) for 2 Consecutive Years, Vice Chairperson – World Zoroastrian Chamber of Commerce, Gujarat Chapter, Chair- person of the ‘Parsi Youth League of Ahmedabad’ for 10 Years and Trustee of Ushta-Te Foundation. There have been many Certifications & Awards in her Professional Journey. The noteworthy ones include – Recognized as under 50, 50 most inspirational women of 2022 by Fox Story India, ANI and Business Standards, awarded The Leading Business Woman of India by Economic Times and Femina 2021, Winner of Mrs. India WorldWide 2019, Mrs. Inspirations.