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Many young boys and girls consider flying as a profession for the elite. Any student having passed class 12th with Physics and Mathematics with a passion for flying, may join a Flying Training Organization (FTO). A list of FTOs can be found on ‘’ the website of the Directorate General of Civil Aviation. Details about IGRUA are available at and those of Bombay Flying club at The ground training and flying training is provided by the FTOs. While the written examinations on five aviation subjects are conducted by DGCA, the flying skill tests are conducted by DGCA approved examiners in the FTO itself. It takes about 2 -3 years for a trainee to undergo ground training, flying training and licensing procedures. Some students go abroad for a faster training curriculum but they must understand that after earning a foreign licence, the procedure to convert it to an Indian one takes a lot of time and effort. A successful trainee gets a Commercial Pilot’s Licence (CPL) issued by Government of India.

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STARTUPS AND THE CUSTOMER – PART A: Complete Business Coaching series by Mr Puneet Mathur

Startups adopt a product centric approach, ‘make the product and launch it and the customer will come’. This approach might work if a Startup is entering an existing category where the product features and market dynamics are known. However, this approach will most likely fail if the Startup decides to launch a new product in a new market, or a new product in a new section of the existing market.

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Coffee Tales : Lets learn how to brew at your own shop

Ms Rukhsana Parveen Haque, Corporate head of the People Services Department of a Real Estate Developer Company has recently embarked on the journey of realising her dream of becoming an Entrepreneur. “I started my own cafe, Coffee Tales in Gurgaon on 14th Feb, 2020 and have made sincere efforts to …

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