Railway launches 7 academic programmes in core applied sector – education
The National Institute of Railways and Transportation (NRTI), Vadodra, on Thursday launched seven academic programs aimed at creating ‘the best skill sets’ in railway infrastructure management, communications and systems engineering, and transportation and supply chain management.
According to an official statement from the Railways, among the programs launched, there are two B Tech degree programs, two MBA and three master’s programs in the basic applied sector.
“The two B Tech programs focus on rail infrastructure, rail systems, and communications engineering, while the MBA programs focus on transportation and supply chain management which are top priorities in the upcoming years, the master’s programs focus on systems engineering and integration, systems and analysis, politics and economics which are the core areas the nation looks forward to, ”the statement said.
The Railways reported that the systems integration and engineering master’s program is offered in partnership with the University of Birmingham, UK.
“The international exposure to students will be unmatched,” Railway said.
Speaking at the launch of the academic courses, VK Yadav, Chairman and CEO of the Board of Railways, said that NRTI has taken an interdisciplinary approach to transportation systems research and is bringing together academics, scientists and engineers from diverse backgrounds. , with plans to leverage their academic and industry partnerships and collaborations.
“NRTI intends to develop a set of core values: dedication to nation-building, commitment to innovation and academic excellence, compassion for people and society, and responsibility for the environment. It offers project-based learning in railway establishments, ”Yadav said.
He stated that Indian Railways will be the core of the implementation of the key features of the programs.
“It will serve as an experiential learning laboratory for the student community, as well as for faculty development initiatives, thereby creating a distinctive character for the University through a highly experiential and application-based learning approach. Students coming out of these programs as citizens of tomorrow could add great value in nation building, ”added the CEO of the Railroad Board.