Indian Railway Institute of Civil Engineering
IRICEN is the training institute for the Civil engineers of the Indian Railways. The institute had a modest start in 1959 as the Permanent Way Training School for training entry level Civil engineers. It is now a Centralised Training Institute and trains officers of the IRSE cadre of the Indian Railways
Located in the historical and cultural city of Pune, IRICEN imparts training to up to 100 engineers/ managers at a time. Engineers from railways of the developing countries as well as other government departments/private organisations are also trained. The training programmes are generally residential in nature. Available infrastructure for conducting various training programmes includes a well-stocked technical library, computer centre, material testing laboratory, model room/ museum, hostel, mess and recreational facilities for the trainee officers.
The IRICEN is one of six Centralised Training Institutes that share the task of training of officers. The other Centralised Training Institutes are:
- Indian Railway Institute of Signal and Telecommunications Engineering, Secunderabad for engineers of S&T department,
- Indian Railway Institute of Mechanical and Electrical Engineering & Jamalpur Gymkhana, Jamalpur for mechanical engineers
- Indian Railway Institute of Electrical Engineering, Nasik for Electrical Engineers,
- RPF Academy, Lucknow, for officers of Railway Protection Force and
- Railway Staff College, Vadodara functions as the apex training institute for the officers of all departments in general and Accounts, Personnel, Stores, Traffic and Medical departments in particular. This institute has been renamed as National Academy of Indian Railway.
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