Gati Shakti Vishwavidyalaya: NRTI Vadodara to be upgraded to a central university

Gati Shakti University will indulge in research and skill training, and provide the supply of highly trained personnel and state-of-the-art technology.

Gati Shakti Vishwavidyalaya: NRTI Vadodara to be upgraded to a central university National Rail and Transport Institute (NRTI) Vadodara (Image: NRTI website)
Abhiraj P | Jul 13, 2022 - 5:37 p.m. IST
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NEW DELHI: The National Rail and Transport Institute (NRTI) in Vadodara, which is a deemed university, will be upgraded as a central university and named "Gati Shakti Vishwavidyalaya", informed Anurag Thakur, union minister of information and broadcasting. The cabinet has approved the setting up of the Gati Shakti University. Once realised, this will be the second central university in Gujarat after the Central University of Gujarat (CUG). According to the minister, the capacity of the Gati Shakti University will be increased and more courses will be introduced.

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The initiative is expected to benefit the people of Gujarat and the youth of the country. The university will indulge in research and skill training, the minister said. The university is envisioned to help in expanding the transportation sector in India. It aims to provide the supply of highly trained personnel and state-of-the-art technology.

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NRTI is presently offering courses such as BSc in transportation technology, BBA in transportation management, and MSc in railway system engineering and integration. "#Cabinet approves setting up of Gati Shakti Vishwavidyalaya in Vadodara, Gujarat. It is envisioned to be a key enabler for expanding transportation sector. It will ensure stable supply of highly trained personnel and state-of-the-art technology. #CabinetDecisions," tweeted Jaideep Bhatnagar, principal spokesperson of the government of India.

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