The admission process of India’s first Railway University at Vadodara has begun. Students can apply in under-graduate and post-graduate courses till June 30, 2018. Fifty-five percent cut-off has been set by the university. According to reports, till now, over 3500 students have applied for 80 seats seeking admission in BSc and BBA courses.
The Classes will start from August. Prime Minister Narendra Modi proposed the idea of opening a Railway University in 2014. The university got its approval last year. Under Section 8 of the Companies Act, the Railways will create a not-for-profit company. This company will manage the university.
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. Internally named National Rail Transport University (NRTU), the university will start its classes from National Academy of Indian Railways (NAIR) in Vadodara, Gujarat.
The primary focus of the government is to convert it into 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.