Goyal to dedicate India's first railway university

Union minister Piyush Goyal. PTI file photo

Union Railway Minister Piyush Goyal and Gujarat Chief Minister Vijay Rupani will dedicate India's first railway university to the nation on December 15 in Vadodara.

The National Rail and Transportation Institute (NRTI) in Vadodara, Gujarat opened its doors to the first batch of 103 students from 20 states in two fully residential undergraduate courses in September this year, said an official in the Ministry of Railways.

This will be third such university in the world after Russia and China — for studying courses related to railway network.

Two under-graduate programmes — BSc in Transportation Technology and BBA programme in Transportation Management — started, while the university aims to start masters programme from 2019-20 academic session in areas such as Transportation and Systems Design, Transport Systems Engineering, Transport Policy and Economics, among others.

Approximately 110 acres of land in Pipaliya village in Waghodiya Taluka, Vadodara has been identified for the university.

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