Kolkata : A Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) has been signed between the Indian Institute of Management, Calcutta (IIM-C) and Indian Railway board to offer training of Indian railway service officers for the next five years starting this year.
Keeping this in view IIM-C has launched a 12-week executive general management programme for 60 Indian Railway officers.
The Railway Board of India has commissioned the IIM-C to conduct executive general management programme for railway officers as a part of the regular 18-month training program for Indian Railway service probationer officers.
Indian Railway officers will be taught topics in economics, human resource management, management information systems, public policy, behavioural sciences, operations management, marketing, ethics, finance and accounting and strategic management.
The training programme also includes sessions with industry experts and visits to various industries in the eastern region.
After getting selected through the Engineering Service Examinations and the Civil Services Examinations of the Union Public Service Commission (UPSC), the probationer Indian railway service officers are need to undergo an 18-month training program before induction into service on various railway zones.
All officers will be given classroom training at Railway Staff College Vadodara and specialized training institutes, as well as field training on zonal railways, divisions, construction organizations and manufacturing units of the Indian Railways during the 18-month training program.