India’s First Railway University Gets Functional – Here’s All You Need to Know

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The National Rail And Transport Institute (NRTI) located in Vadodara, Gujarat focussed on transport related education and training has started functioning from 5th September ( Teachers Day). Currently, the university has started with two undergraduate programmes- Bachelor of Science in Transportation Technology and Bachelor of Business Administration in Transportation Management. There are 50 students in each course.

The Railway Varsity of India is planning to start five postgraduate courses along with other Ph.D. programmes in the coming five years. Classes for two undergraduate courses have already been started. Visiting faculties from top institutions like XLRI and IIT, Madras will provide lectures to the students. The cut-off percentage for the students taking admissions is 55%. The fees for BSc Transportation Technology and BBA in Transportation Management is Rs 82500 and the maximum age limit for the students is 25 years.

All the programs provided by the university are accredited by UGC and AICTE. There is a residential facility of the modern hostel for the boys and girls. Global academic and Industry partnerships and up to 100% scholarships will further benefit the students.

Know more about the first railway university of India

Following the Prime minister Narendra Modi’s vision to Make in India, Skill India, and Startup India, the very first railway university has been launched in Gujarat by the Government. The main objectives of the university are to promote entrepreneurship and to provide employment to the youth of the Nation. Apart from providing employment, it will also help to improve the productivity and to upgrade the skills. The Railway University is planning to use the latest technology like Artifical Intelligence and radio frequency identification to improve on- the- job performance and productivity. The Chairman of Railway Board, Ashwani Lohani is the Vice- Chancellor of the University.

The vision of NRTI is to be among the top 10 universities in India and among the top 100 globally. It aims to be an institute with global excellence in vocational training, research and higher education.

The National Rail and Transport Institute has collaborated with Cornell University to upgrade the capabilities of professionals in Rail and Transportation sector in India and to evolve as a world-class institution. The Cornell University is ranked among the top 10 universities in the US.