Another Path breaking initiative for the benefit of future generations- advantage India
PM @NarendraModi’s vision of ‘Make in India’, ‘Skill India’ & ‘Startup India’, Government to set up India’s 1st National Rail and Transportation University in Vadodara, Gujarat.
Cabinet Approves India’s First National Rail And Transportation University NRTU At Vadodara to promote Skill India, Startup India and Make in India; to create employment and improve productivity; to transform Indian Railways and Transport Sector.
The Union Cabinet today approved the Ministry of Railways initiative to set up the first ever National Rail and Transport University (NRTU) in Vadodara to skill its human resources and build capability of Indian Railways. The Rail University will foster entrepreneurship and generate large scale employment opportunities.
The National Rail and Transportation University will be set up as a Deemed to Be University under de novo category as per the UGC [Institutions Deemed to be Universities] Regulations, 2016.
A not-for-profit Company under Section 8 of the Companies Act, 2013 will be created by the Ministry of Railways which shall be the Managing Company of the proposed university. The company will provide financial and infrastructural support to the university, and appoint Chancellor and Pro-Chancellor of the university. Board of Management, comprising professionals and academics, shall be independent of the Managing Company with full autonomy to perform its academic and administrative responsibilities.
Existing land and infrastructure at National Academy of Indian Railways (NAIR) at Vadodara, Gujarat will be utilized, and suitably modified and modernized for the purpose of the university. In its full enrolment, it is expected to have 3000 full time students. The funding of the new University/Institute is to entirely come from Ministry of Railways.
The National Rail And Transportation University NRTU will set Indian Railways on the path of modernisation and help India become a global leader in transport sector by enhancing productivity. The government also said the university will create a resource pool of skilled manpower and leverage state-of-the-art technology to provide better safety, speed and service in Indian Railways.