The only state-run flight school — Government Flying Training School, Jakkur — is facing a severe staff crunch. This has created a huge backlog in student intake.
Now, the institute is turning students away. The lone instructor at the institute has been holding meetings with the government since 2015 to hire more trainers, but in vain.
Thanks to the backlog, the school has decided entrance exams will be held only once a year. Till the last academic year (2018), entrance exams were held through the year. The minimum qualification will continue to be class 12.