The Union Cabinet on Thursday approved the creation of the post of Vice Chancellor for the newly-established National Rail and Transport Institute (NRTI).
"The Union Cabinet chaired by Prime Minister Narendra Modi has approved the creation of the post of Vice Chancellor for India's first rail and transportation university, National Rail & Transport Institute (NRTI)," the government said in a statement.
"The Vice-Chancellor shall be the Principal Executive Officer of the institution and shall exercise general supervision and control over the affairs of the institution and shall be mainly responsible for implementation of the decisions of all the authorities of the Institution deemed to be a university," it added.
The NRTI, which began operations in September 2018, has given admission to 103 students from 20 states of India in its first batch for its two fully-residential undergraduate courses - B.Sc in Transportation Technology and DBA in Transportation Management, the government said. The institute was established as a Deemed to be University under the de Novo category in 2018 to create a resource pool of best-in-class professionals for the railway and transportation sector.
(With inputs from agencies.)