On July 24th, 2020 Bombay Flying Club became the first DGCA-approved drone pilot training institute in India. After that, several other flight schools in India gained permission to conduct drone pilot training on their campuses. However, the drone pilot training course is yet to commence in most flight schools and will be updated on their respective websites soon. Through these DGCA-approved institutions, drone pilots can receive remote pilot licenses. Moreover, this will open up a diverse range of employment opportunities for drone pilots. Given below is the current list of drone pilot training schools in India:

Sl. No.Name of InstitutionLocationWebsite
1.Bombay Flying ClubMumbaihttps://www.thebombayflyingclub.com/
2.Flytech Aviation AcademySecunderabadhttp://www.flytechaviation.aero/
3.Wings Aviation AcademyHyderabadhttp://www.wingsaviationacademy.in/
4.Alchemist Aviation Jamshedpurhttps://www.alchemistaviation.in/
5.Falcon Aviation Academy Faizabadhttp://www.falconaviation.in/
6.Asia Pacific Flight Training Academy Hyderabadhttps://apft.edu.in/
7.Ambitions Flying Club Pvt. Ltd.Aligarhhttp://www.flyafc.com/
8.Orients Flight Aviation AcademyChennaihttps://orientflights.com/#
9.Government Aviation Training Institute (GATI)Bhubaneswarhttp://www.flywithgati.com/
10.Telangana State Aviation AcademyHyderabadhttp://tsaahyd.in/
11.Pioneer Flying AcademyAligarhhttps://www.pioneerflyingacademy.com/
12.Gujarat Flying ClubVadodarahttps://rb.gy/sksj17
13. Redbird Flight Training Academy Pvt. Ltd.New Delhihttps://www.redbirdaviation.com/
14.Indira Gandhi Rashtriya Uran AkademiAmethi, Uttar Pradeshhttp://igrua.gov.in/Aboutus.htm
15.Global Konnect Aviation Services Pvt. Ltd.Gurgaonhttp://www.globalkonnectair.com/
DGCA Approved Drone Pilot Training Schools in India

In this current list, only four flight schools have operational drone pilot training programs:

  • Bombay Flying Club
  • Flytech Aviation Academy
  • Government Aviation Training Institute (GATI) Bhubaneswar
  • Orients Flight Aviation Academy, Chennai

Only the above-mentioned institutions have drone pilot training modules available. Therefore, you can reach out to these institutes through their respective websites given in the table. The remaining institutes will begin their drone pilot courses soon.