The first of its kind university in the country on the transport sector, the National Rail and Transportation Institute (NRTI), started operations this week. Currently, it is functioning out of the National Academy of Indian Railways, Vadodara.
Funded by ministry of railways, with University of California, Berkeley and Cornell University as its international partners, the university started with two undergraduate courses – BSc Transportation Technology and BBA Transportation Managements- with 50 students each.
The deemed to be university plans to launch a total of five postgraduate courses and a few other undergraduate courses along with PhD programmes in the next five years. “The university plans to introduce five MSc and an MBA course from 2019-20. This year we started with two UG courses. A total of 103 students formed the first batch of this unique institute. The first semester for the courses are common and we are starting with visiting faculties from top institutions like XLRI and IIT, Madras, among others,” Lily Pandeya, executive director-special projects (university), ministry of railways, told TOI. Read more