On Thursday, the National Rail and Transportation Institute, Vadodra launched 7 academic courses. The academic courses introduced aim at creating ‘best skill sets’ in the fields of railway systems and communication engineering, infrastructure management and transportation cum supply chain management. Among the seven newly launched courses, two are of the undergraduate level while the rest are of postgraduate level.
7 New Courses Details
As per the official statement released by the railways, the two undergraduate Bachelor of Technology courses focuses on rail systems and communication engineering and rail infrastructure. Of the 5 postgraduate courses, two are MBA programmes focused on transportation and supply chain management, the highest demand in the coming years, while the three M. Sc programmes focus on Systems and Analytics, Systems engineering and Integration and Policy and Economics, the fundamental areas, the country is looking forward to. The M.Sc programme on Systems engineering and Integration is offered in association with the University of Birmingham, UK, as per the official release which also said that students will get an unparalleled international exposure.
In the words of the Railway Chairman
VK Yadav, CEO and Chairman, Railway Board spoke at the launch of the 7 new courses. He said that an interdisciplinary approach is being adopted by NTRI for research of transport systems. The approach os bringing together scientist, engineers and academicians from varied backgrounds which furthers the institutes plans to leverage its industry and academic collaborations and partnerships, added Mr Yadav. He also said that NTRI intends to develop a fundamental set of values dedicated to nation-building compassion towards people and society, commitment to academic excellence and innovation along with responsibility towards the environment. NTRI, said the Chairman, offers project-based learning at Railway establishments.
Railways will also serve as the core in implementing the key features of the newly launched programmes, as stated by Mr Yadav. He added that this will serve as an experimental learning laboratory for the faculty development initiatives as well as the student community which will create a distinct character for the institute through highly application-based and experimental learning approach.