- 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 Instituteand trains officers of the IRSEcadre 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.
For achieving excellence in training, IRICEN has obtained ISO 9001-2000 certification. As per letter of certification issued by M/s. Det Norske Veritas (DNV) Holland (the certifying body), the certificate is effective from 9th December 2003 to 9th December 2006.
The institute also trains railway engineers for other agencies including RITES,
IRCON, NTPC, etc.
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, Secunderabadfor engineers of S&T department,
Indian Railway Institute of Mechanical and Electrical Engineering& Jamalpur Gymkhana, Jamalpurfor mechanical engineers
* Indian Railway Institute of Electrical Engineering,
Nasikfor Electrical Engineers,
RPF Academy, Lucknow, for officers of Railway Protection Force and
Railway Staff College, Vadodarafunctions as the apex training institute for the officers of all departments in general and Accounts, Personnel, Stores, Traffic and Medical departments in particular.
Indian Railway Organisational Structure
The OFFICIAL website of Indian Railway Institute of Civil Engineering, Pune [http://www.iricen.gov.in/] [http://www.indiarail.info Indian Railways information portal]
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