Gujarat is going to have country’s first railway university for which state government has helping Indian Railways to identify land to set up a full-fledged railway university.
"The present campus for National Academy of Indian Railways (NAIR), Vadodara, (at Pratap Vilas Palace) will be initially used to start the railway university. After land acquisition, a full-fledged university will be started. The proposal to set up the railway university had been declared by the railway ministry in December 2015,” said a top railway minister on his visit to Gujarat.
The ministry of human resource development has worked out detailed modalities for this and it will be soon placed in Parliament for approval.
"In the first phase, the university will start offering MBA and MTech degrees, after which it will offer diploma and BTech in railway operations," added the minister.
NAIR, formerly known as the Railway Staff College (RSC), presently acts as the apex level training and management development institute for the officers of Indian Railways.