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Indian Railways launches B. Tech, MBA, MSc programs: Details here

The courses under the National Rail & Transportation Institute (NRTI) will include two B. Tech UG Programmes, two MBA and three MSc Programmes on core applied sector. The course is offered by NATIONAL RAIL & TRANSPORTATION INSTITUTE

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NRTI, a vision of the Hon’ble Prime Minister Narendra Modi, is India’s first university focussed on transport-related education, multidisciplinary research and training. A Deemed to be University under the de Novo category and fully funded by the Government of India, NRTI is specifically established to create a resource pool of best-in-class professionals for the railway and transportation sector.

The Indian Railways has taken upon itself to train students in accordance with the needs of the Railways infrastructure. The government body has announced 7 academic programs aimed at creating best skills sets in Railway Infrastructure Management, Systems & Communication Engineering and Transportation cum Supply Chain Management.

The courses under the National Rail & Transportation Institute (NRTI) will include two B. Tech UG Programmes, two MBA and three MSc Programmes on core applied sector.

The two B. Tech Programs are focused on Rail Infrastructure, Rail Systems, and Communications Engg.

The MBA programs are focused at Transportation and Supply Chain Management. Railways, in a statement claimed that these programs are of highest priority in the coming years

The MSc Programs are focused on Systems Engineering.

Of this, the M.Sc Program on Systems Engineering and Integration is offered in association with the University of Birmingham, UK and is highly promising. The international exposure to the students will be unparalleled, according to the statement issued by the Ministry of Railways.

It also claims that these programs are highly inter-disciplinary and application-oriented and not being offered by any other Institute in India and thus, unique in its contents.

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Speaking on the occasion, Shri V.K.Yadav, Chairman & CEO, Railway Board said, “NRTI has adopted an interdisciplinary approach for research of transport systems -it is bringing together academicians, scientists, and engineers from various backgrounds, and plans to leverage its academic and industry partnerships and collaborations. It intends to develop a set of core values—dedication to nation building, commitment to innovation and academic excellence, compassion towards people and society, and responsibility towards the environment. It offers project-based learning at Railway establishments. Indian Railways will be at the core of implementing the key features of the programs. It will serve as an experiential learning laboratory for the student community as well as the faculty development initiatives, thereby creating a distinct character for the University: through a highly experiential and application-based learning approach. The students passing out of these programs as tomorrow’s citizens could add great value in nation-building.”

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