A special function was organised at the IRICEN’s new platinum rated green building on the occasion. The function was presided over by chief guest V.K.Gupta, Member Engineering, Railway Board.
Gupta congratulated all Civil Engineers and Awardees and Silver Jubilee Batch Officers. He praised young probationers for selecting civil engineering as their profession. He said that civil engineering is a noble profession as engineers create permanent structures like roads, dams, railway lines. He also said that future of railway civil engineering is very exciting as dedicated freight corridors and high speed corridors are being planned and built.
Gupta released seven publications prepared by IRICEN in form of books, journals and compact discs.
On occasion, Vishwesh Vhaubey, director of IRICEN said that it was eventful year for the institute. The IRICEN has shifted to new building. New facilities like demonstration yard, display area of civil engineering material are added. The institute plans to continuously review and update training content and improve its infrastructure, he said.
Officers from the Central railway, IRICEN and Pune railway division were present at the function.
Beginning in 1959 as a modest ‘Permanent Way Training School’ at Pune, IRICEN has come a long way in fulfilling the needs of training to freshly-recruited as well as serving railway civil engineers. The training covers modules on Track, Bridges and Structures covering specific needs of the railways. lt provides for interaction amongst practicing engineers, qualified, experienced & seasoned professionals and fresh entrants.
Located in the historical and cultural city of Pune, IRICEN has a capacity for training 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 rooml museum, hostel, mess and recreational facilities for the trainee officers.
For achieving excellence in training, IRICEN has been awarded ISO 9001-2008 certification by BSCIC Certification Pvt. Ltd.. Our clients include Indian Railways, RITES, IRCON, KRCL, DMRC, NTPC, reputed publicl private sector companies in the field of civil engineering and construction technology and railway officers from developing countries particularly Asia & Africa.