Garuda Aerospace has announced India’s first Drone Skilling and Training Virtual E-Learning Platform at its Chennai manufacturing facility, and was inaugurated by Union Minister for Youth Affairs & Sports, and Information & Broadcasting, Government of India, Anurag Singh Thakur recently. Garuda Aerospace, a drone start-ups, has gained recognition for introducing technology in agriculture while training and educating drone pilots for the future of drones.
The Virtual E-Learning platform will give students an opportunity to learn about 50 different types of services Garuda drones offers. Garuda Aerospace instructors will break down all the aspects of drone technology with theory classes, online modules, flight simulation and practical on-ground flying classes. Key topics such as the history of drones, use of drones in various sectors, data processing, AI, and ML will also be taught to students. Garuda Aerospace will provide skilling and training to one lakh youth over the next two years and aims to provide 1 lakh drone pilots.
Agnishwar Jayaprakash, Founder and CEO, Garuda Aerospace, said, “This platform will help youths to empower and bring a change in society. The students attending classes will learn about the various aspects and uses of drones. We aim to educate 1 lakh drone pilots in the coming year. The vision of the company to help farmers in agriculture with the use of drones will also be taught to them. We believe drones are truly revolutionary for our agriculture ecosystem and Garuda Aerospace is continuously pushing the bar to help our farmers with effective farming techniques with the help of drones. Our attempt to fulfil our Hon’ble PM Modiji’s Vision of making India a Global Drone Hub by 2030 and we continue to stay focussed on manufacturing and training.”
Speaking on the launch, the union youth affairs minister, Thakur said, ” India will require at least 1 lakh drone pilots in 2023. The drone pilots will be able to earn at least ₹80,000 to ₹1,00,000 a month and with this ₹6000 crore per annum worth of income will be generated by drone pilots in the near future. This is just the beginning of the new age developments in the drone space, as it will not only have an impact on farmers but also create massive employment.”
Garuda Aerospace recently commenced its $30 million Series A round at a $250 million valuation. Former Indian cricket team captain Mahendra Singh Dhoni has invested and is also the company’s Shareholder and Brand Ambassador. Garuda Aerospace boasts a fleet of 400 drones and a well-trained team of over 500 pilots across 26 different cities.