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UGC grants deemed to be varsity status to national rail institute

Press Trust of India  |  New Delhi 

The University Grants Commission (UGC) today approved a proposal for granting deemed to be university status for the National Rail and Transport Institute, Vadodara.

"The UGC today granted Letter of Intent for first Railway University. Will fast track defence university also," Union HRD Minister Prakash Javadekar tweeted.

"The proposal to grant deemed to be university status to the institute was sent to the ministry for consideration and issuing of letter of intent," a senior HRD official said.

The Union Cabinet had approved the establishment of India's first national rail and transportation university at Vadodara on December 20, 2017.

Christened 'National Rail and Transport University (NRTU)', the institute is expected to have 3,000 full-time students.

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First Published: Fri, May 11 2018. 20:30 IST