A major promise of the BJP-led Narendra Modi government in the rail sector, the country’s first Railway University at Vadodara is ready to begin classes on Teachers’ Day next month.
While it is expected that Prime Minister Narendra Modi, whose brainchild the university is, will declare the institution open and the Railways Ministry has communicated the date to the Prime Minister’s Office, an official confirmation from the PMO is awaited.
For two undergraduate courses offered by the university in the first year, 103 students have been shortlisted. The two courses are a Bachelor of Science in Transportation Technology and a Bachelor of Business Administration in Transport Management. There are 17 girls in the batch for whom there’s a separate hostel.
Students will arrive at the campus by September 4 for the formal inauguration, while classes for the academic session will start the next day, coinciding with Teachers’ Day. Read More