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Goyal, Rupani to dedicate first railway university to India on Saturday

Approximately 110 acres of land at Pipaliya village in District Vadodara has been identified for the university

Press Trust of India  |  New Delhi 

Piyush Goyal
Union Minister for Railways, Coal and Corporate Affairs, Piyush Goyal 

along with the Chief Minister Vijay will dedicate to the nation on December 15 India's first railway university and third such in the world after and China, a senior of the transporter said Friday.

The Rail and (NRTI) in Vadodara, opened its doors to the first batch of 103 students from 20 states in two fully-residential undergraduate courses in September this year.

Two under-graduate programmes -- B.Sc. in Transportation Technology and BBA programme in Transportation Management -- started, while the university aims to start masters programme from 2019-20 academic session in areas such as Transportation and Systems Design, Transport Systems Engineering, Transport Policy and Economics, among others.

"It is a matter of great pride that such a unique institute offering such diverse courses will be dedicated to the nation on December 15," the said.

The student body is highly diverse with 17 girls and 86 boys coming from 20 states. Forty-one students are admitted in BBA -- Transportation Management -- and 62 students in B.Sc (Transportation Technology) programme.

The has sanctioned Rs 4.21 billion for the project for next five years.

Approximately 110 acres of land at Pipaliya village in Waghodiya Taluka, District has been identified for the university.

Acquisition of the land from the government is under process and the master plan of the new campus is being finalised.

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First Published: Fri, December 14 2018. 13:15 IST