The Department of Aeronautical Engineering is the most dynamic department at NMIT (Nitte Meenakshi Institue of Technology). The department was started in the academic year 2011-12 with the approval of AICTE and thereafter, acquired resources consistently in order to build up a good academic environment. It has grown into a reputed department offering a 4-Year Bachelor of Engineering (B.E.) program in Aeronautical Engineering. The goal of the department is to mentor students into top class aeronautical engineers suitable for employment on national and international scenario.

Students are participated in internship and project work at reputed organizations such as the National Aerospace Laboratories (NAL), Aeronautical Development Establishment (ADE), Hindustan Aeronautics Limited (HAL), Indian Space Research Organization (ISRO), Indian Institute of Science (IISc), and Indian Institutes of Technology (IITs) around the year.

The faculty members of the Department are well qualified, holding Ph.D. and M.Tech. qualifications in Aerospace Engineering from premier institutions of India and abroad and have rich experience in aerodynamics, aircraft design, propulsion systems, aircraft structural analysis and space engineering and gathered the competency from their previous tenures in industries and academic institutions and R&D organizations. Such a practical experience is of great advantage to students to get first-hand information on modern technologies/practices followed in the aerospace industry.

The students undergo industrial training as a part of the curriculum. They are also trained in soft skills and aptitude development to prepare them to face the professional world with ease when they pass out. The co-curricular activities include educational visits to Air Force bases, industry, and academic institutions. The department conducts workshops and guest lectures by experts from industry/academic institutions.

On employment scenario, the students of Aeronautical Engineering are working in DRDO labs, like ADE, Bangalore; and in private companies like Mahindra Aerospace, Acumen Aviation and companies engaged in design and maintenance. Also the students have shown their successful presence in higher studies either in reputed institutions like IITs through GATE examination or in international institutions in countries like USA, Germany, Italy, Canada, Australia etc.