Cabinet Approves Establishing India’s 1st National Rail and Transportation University

The Union Cabinet chaired by PM Narendra Modi has approved the Ministry of Railways’ transformative initiative to set up India’s first ever National Rail and Transport University (NRTU) in Vadodara, Gujarat to skill its human resources and build capability.

The University will be set up as a Deemed to Be University under de novo category as per the UGC [Institutions Deemed to be Universities] Regulations, 2016. Government is planning to launch the first academic program in July 2018. The funding of the new University/Institute is to entirely come from Ministry of Railways.
Static/Current Takeaways Important for RBI Assistant Mains 2017 Exam-
  • Present Railway Minister of India- Piyush Goyal.
  • 1st Railway Minister of Independent India- John Mathai.

Source- Press Information Bureau (PIB)

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