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The National Rail Transport Institute (NRTI), a deemed to be university under the Ministry of Railways, signed an memorandum of undertaking (MoU) with the University of Birmingham in Rail Bhawan, New Delhi on 18th December 2019 to set up its first Centre of Excellence for Next-Generation Transportation Systems.
The MoU was signed by Chairman Railway Board and Chancellor of NRTI, Vinod Kumar Yadav and Head of the Birmingham Centre for Railway Research and Education (BCRRE) at the University of Birmingham, Professor Clive Roberts.
Indian Railways is a founding partner of NRTI and would provide proprietary data, professional expertise, spare equipment, and other available resources directly or through its Centralised Training Institutes and research organisations. The NRTI would also invite partnerships from other industry and academic organisations as it develops in the future.
The NRTI will be involved in promoting development of the Rail and Transportation sector in India which include offering post-graduate, doctoral and post-doctoral programs, customized training programs for in-service professionals, undertaking joint research projects in areas such as signalling, communication, asset maintenance, traction and safety and developing benchmarks, standards and certifications for specialized skills. It will also be involved in organising knowledge events, conferences, workshops to disseminate trends, latest research, global best practices and developments in the transportation sector, accessible to industry and academia.
The establishment of this centre is yet another step towards building our capacity in the transportation sector, which would prepare our youth for participating in building and operation of national projects such as High-Speed Railways, modernizing Indian Railways signalling systems, rolling stock and operations. Its pedagogy would nurture creativity and entrepreneurship among NRTI students providing them an opportunity to become best in class professionals, influential leaders, nation-builders and value-driven citizens.
National Rail and Transportation Institute (NRTI), Vadodara, Gujarat
The National Rail Transport Institute (NRTI) has been set up as a deemed to be university and has been operational since 2018. In addition to Schools and Departments in various disciplines, NRTI aims to develop interdisciplinary Centres of Excellence which would be collaborative constructs to promote research and education to the transportation sector. NRTI’s strategy is focussed upon sourcing the best expertise from around the world from leading global institutions through institutional partnerships for collaborating on developing curriculum, research projects and executive education programs.
The University of Birmingham is home to the Birmingham Centre for Railway Research and Education (BCRRE) with over 150 academics, researchers and professional services staff, delivering world-class research, education and leadership to the global rail industry. The BCRRE is the largest university-based centre for railway research and education in Europe, involved in developing world-leading new technologies alongside higher education programmes, research and innovations in Climate Change, Aerodynamics and International Benchmarking, Power Systems and Energy Use, Railway Control and Operations Simulation.
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