Ahmedabad: Vadodara will be home to the country’s first railway university, minister of state for railways Manoj Sinha has said. Sinha, who is on a two days visit to Gujarat, said on Saturday that the state government was helping Indian Railways identify land to set up a full-fledged railway university.
“The present campus for National Academy of Indian Railways (NAIR), Vadodara, (at Pratap Vilas Palace) will be initially used to start the railway university. After land acquisition, a full-fledged university will be started here,” he said. He added that the proposal to set up the railway university had been declared by the railway ministry in December 2015.
The ministry of human resource development has worked out detailed modalities for this and it will be soon placed in Parliament for approval.
“In the first phase, the university will start offering MBA and MTech degrees, after which it will offer diploma and BTech in railway operations,” he said.
NAIR, formerly known as the Railway Staff College (RSC), presently acts as the apex level training and management development institute for the officers of Indian Railways.