Institute of Metro & Rail Technology (IMRT), the first of its kind institute in India, commenced the first batch of post graduate programme in “Metro and Rail Technology”. K. T. Rama Rao, Minister for IT and Panchayat Raj, Government of Telangana, Dr Sudhir Krishna, Ex. Secretary, Ministry of Urban Development, Government of India, and N.V.S. Reddy, Managing Director, Hyderabad Metro Rail Ltd, graced the occasion.
“The PGPMRT course is the fruition of 2 years of research and analysis. We wanted to have everything in place to provide the best of facilities for the students. IMRT will be known by the students we produce. This programme will prepare our students to take up techno-managerial responsibilities in the metro-rail industry globally. Through the PGPMRT, we aim to create new career avenues for engineering graduates and streamline the path to enter this highly specialised but rapidly growing industry” said Gyan Prakash, Director General, IMRT.
The first batch commences with a total of 17 students. The 1-year course has been devised with extensive inputs from the industry. Case ¬study based learning, individual and group work, industry visits, project work, continual assessments and simulations are part of the curriculum.
Mr Rama Rao was quoted saying, “India is an evolving nation and an institute like IMRT to come up at this time to address the skilled labour gap is really the need of the hour. The effort of IMRT to improve the basic engineering skills of engineering graduates and giving them specialised training in metro and rail technology is laudable, I’m absolutely confident that IMRT will set a point for a wonderful future for the nation as well as for the students.”