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IMRT launches PGP in Metro and Rail Technology

Posted on Feb 06 2014 | IBNS

Hyderabad, Feb 5 : Post Graduate Programme on Metro and Rail Technology (PGPMRT) for engineering graduates was launched by the Institute of Metro and Rail Technology (IMRT), the first institute in the Metro/Railway sector, to learn the finer nuances of building, maintaining and operating metro and rail systems.

The 1 year PGPMRT course will provide new career opportunities for fresh as well as experienced engineers wanting to make a career in the rapidly growing railway/metro industry.

Aimed at engineers who have a good understanding of civil, mechanical, power systems, electrical, electronics and telecommunication concepts they will be admitted based on their aptitude, attitude and overall academic record.

Applicants who have been assessed competitively in exams like GATE or GRE will have an added advantage.

The tuition fee for the programme is Rs. 780,000 inclusive of taxes, payable in four installments. All admitted students can avail education loans offered by banks tied up with the institute. The institute will also offer scholarship grants and industry fellowships to needy and meritorious students.

V B Gadgil, CEO and MD, L and T Metro Rail Limited, was quoted as saying, "There is a huge need for trained professionals with technical knowledge in metro and rail services. I congratulate IMRT for taking an initiative to bridge this gap. Vast opportunities exist that need trained professionals and exiting times with unlimited growth potential lie ahead for the industry and India."

"On behalf of IMRT I would like to thank everyone who has contributed to this course. 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. They will create a positive impact in their work through their learning. IMRT's associations with metro corporations, the industry, and premium educational institutions will ensure that everything taught is relevant and tuned to international standards," said Gyan Prakash, Director General, IMRT.

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