The flagship session of India’s first Railway University will be initiated at National Academy of Indian Railways (NAIR) in Vadodara, Gujarat. The varsity has set a cut-off percentage of 55% for admissions.
Railway University Admissions 2018 have begun and as per reports, the varsity has received over 3500 applications in just one day from candidates seeking admissions to 80 seats in B.Sc and BBA courses.
The country’s first Railway University, whose idea was helmed by Prime Minister Narendra Modi in 2014 got its approval last year.
The flagship session of India’s first Railway University will be initiated at National Academy of Indian Railways (NAIR) in Vadodara, Gujarat. The classes of the first session are scheduled to begin in August 2018 and the varsity has set a cut-off percentage of 55% for admissions.
The last date to apply for Railway University Admission 2018 for various UG and PG Courses is 30thJune 2018. Therefore, candidates must apply for the course they wish to pursue on or before the last date.
The university will offer courses on all transport related streams. Apart from it, all 300 training institutes under the Railways Ministry will be integrated with the new university to upgrade the training centres under the Railways. Earlier in 2014, Modi had announced a railway university for research and modernisation of the country’s railway system in particular.
-Internally named National Rail Transport University (NRTU), the university will start its classes from National Academy of Indian Railways (NAIR) in Vadodara, Gujarat.
-Pramath Sinha — founding-dean of Indian School of Business, Hyderabad, and co-founder of Ashoka University — has been drafted in to advise the government on how to set up the university, and what shape it should take to be a future-ready centre for excellence in transport-infrastructure engineering
-The admission process is open till June 30. The students can apply for the undergraduate and postgraduate courses offered by the institution.
-Private players may also be roped in to partner with the running of the university at a later stage.