New Delhi: With Prime Minister Narendra Modi clearly outlining his government’s priority in improving skills of the country’s workforce, the Railway budget presented before Parliament on Tuesday has a proposal for the establishment of a railways university.
The first-of-its-kind university will help enable the Railways fill the gap in training of its officials for both technical and non-technical subjects. “I am contemplating setting up of a railway university for both technical and non-technical subjects,” said railway minister D.V. Sadananda Gowda.
He added that the railways will also tie up with technical institutions for introducing railways-oriented subject for graduation and skill development.
“In the meantime, the staff at the ground level will be sent for short duration courses of technical and non-technical nature, involving locally available technical institutions,” the railway minister said.