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                         In 1977, in pursuance of the objectives of the Institute to disseminate knowledge in the field of transport-a One-Year Correspondence Diploma Course in "Rail Transport and Management" was commenced. The Course is of immense benefits to students, railway men and professionals. The lessons of the course have been prepared in easy language, which can be understood even by the persons who have no previous knowledge of railway working.

The duration of the course is one year from June every year.

The Course consists of the following eight modules:-

            1.Overview of the Transport Sector

            2.Rail Operations Management

            3.Marketing & Commercial Policy

            4.Logistics & Supply Chain Management

            5.Costing & Pricing of Rail Transport Services

            6.Human Resource Management in Indian Railway

            7.Legal &Technical Aspects of Railway Functioning

            8.Planning, Financial Management & Investment Policies

                            All the lessons are printed in Hindi and English in a book form and sent to the candidates by post.

                     The diploma has been recognized by the Ministry of Railways as additional desirable qualification for recruitment to categories of Assistant Station Master and Traffic/Commercial Apprentice and for supervisory grades in Electrical, Mechanical, Civil Engineering and other department of Railways. The course is the only diploma on Rail Transport and Management available for non-railway men in the country. This course is useful for persons working in any industrial undertaking connected with transport of goods by rail. The present fees for   the   course   including  the  examination  fee is Rs 2000/- without contact classes and Rs 3000/-with contact classes, to be paid in lump sum. For IRT Members, the fee is Rs 1700/- without contact classes.

                         Realizing the need for similar Correspondence course of more specialized kind, the Institute launched two more one year Diploma Courses in "Transport Economics and Management" in August 1991 and "Multi-Modal Transport [Containerization] and Logistics Management" in December 1991.

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