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Unable to pursue course of choice due to financial constraints, depressed

Asked by Male, 21, Single
I want to become a Commercial Pilot since my childhood. But my family can't afford it. Currently , I'm persuing B.tech(Mechanical Engg.) 5 semester from a college of my Lucknow. I think m going in a wrong direction as my dream didn't seems to be come true. Infact, m interested only n only to become a successful pilot in Qatar Airways or Emirates. I'm so much depressed n confused right now. Sir, please provide me ur helpful advice. Is there any scholarship program from any pilot training school? Does becoming a pilot is only for rich class of the society?
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Madhuri Mohan
Counselling Psychologist

Hi, I can understand your frustrations, you want to pursue something but are unable to do so because of factors that are out of your control. If you are keen on pursuing your pilot training there are some options for you, where your parents need not put in all of the money. 1. Scholarships - Air India, Indian Airlines, JRD TATA Memorial and Madras flying club do provide limited scholarships to get your commercial licenses and get basic training. You can check out on their respective websites for further information. 2. Education Loans - Many banks today offer education loans for students to pursue their desired course. In My knowledge, there are some flying schools who have tied up with banks and aviation companies to help middle-class students get an opportunity to apply for a loan, get the license and work to pay off the loan. You can look up united aviation as they have the similar tie up. Banks you can look at are Centurion Bank, Corporation Bank, State Bank of India and other nationalized banks. I hope this helps you give you more clarity. My suggestion is that since you are already in your 5th semester of engineering, complete your engineering degree and then think about pursuing pilot training. This will give you the time needed to do proper research and also give you an added qualification. If you need further assistance, or if you want to take up assessments to see what other career options can be recommended for you please feel free to send me a message and we shall take it from there. :) 

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