The first remote pilot training school in the northeast has been established in Guwahati. According to officials, the sole purpose of it is the central government’s quest to make India a hub for drone technology.

For this purpose, the Assam Electronics Development Corporation Ltd (AMTRON) has joined hands with EduRade, which is a start-up incubated at IIT-Guwahati, and IIM-Calcutta Innovation Park for the said project.

Keshab Mahanta, Assam’s Information Technology Minister inaugurated the drone school on Tuesday.

In this regard he said, “Youths, after getting training from experts, can work anywhere in the country and in any sector.”

The students in the school will be guided and taught by certified trainers by the Directorate General of Civil Aviation (DGCA) for conducting the pilot licence training program.

The facility has been built at Tech City with its flying ground at the Assam Forest School in Jalukbari.

While, two micro category (not over 2 kg) and two small category (2-25 kg) indigenous drones have been acquired by AMTRON for the training purpose, the officials informed.

However, the first DGCA-approved drone training school in India was established in Haryana last year.

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