India gets its 1st Railway University; all you need to know

On the auspicious occasion of Teacher’s Day, PM Narendra Modi has gifted India its 1st railway University in Vadodara, Gujarat.

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Here’s everything you should know about the university:

> The university will offer seats in 2 courses: Bachelor of Science in Transportation Technology and a Bachelor of Business Administration in Transport Management.

> So far, 103 students have been shortlisted for the undergraduate course.

> Initially, the railway university will function from the historic Pratap Vilas Palace, which houses National Academy of Indian Railways and will later shift to a new 100-acre plot.

> The institute is all set to provide human resources training and build the capability of Indian Railways.

> It is expected to have 3,000 full-time students in the future.

> To improve on-the-job performance and productivity, the university is planning to use the latest pedagogy and technology applications such as satellite based tracking, radio frequency identification and artificial intelligence.