DG (S&T) inaugurates 59th Annual Day Celebrations of IRISET

IRISET – A Jewel in Indian Railways Celebrates 59th Anniversary. DG (S&T) Akhil Agrawal while stressing for Stringent Quality Measures in railway signalling, lauds the efforts of IRISET in the field of Railways’ Signal & Telecom Training and remaining as one of the most Pioneer Institution of Indian Railways!

Indian Railways Institute of Signal Engineering and Telecommunication (IRISET), the premier training institute o­n Indian Railways celebrated its 59th Annual Day today i.e. 27th November 2016 at its premises at Tarnaka, Secunderabad. Akhil Agrawal, Director General (Signal & Telecom), Railway Board, New Delhi was the Chief Guest. While Ravindra Gupta, General Manager, South Central Railway presided over the function, N.Kashinath, Additional Member (Signal), Railway Board, M.S.Mahaboob Ali, Director, IRISET & Chief Signal & Telecommunication Engineer, South Central Railway and other officials participated in the function.

Speaking on the occasion, Akhil Agrawal stated that IRISET is a Pioneering Institute on Indian Railways which imparts training to Signal & Telecommunication Officers and Supervisors with excellent teaching modules. He appreciated the role of Signal & Telecom department in running the high volumes of traffic with safety and punctuality. He advised them to imbibe new technologies and systems to further the growing demands of Traffic on Indian Railways.

Ravindra Gupta, General Manager while addressing the gathering opined that IRISET is one of the best Institutes with very good facilities. He said that with the emerging scenario in traffic patterns the emphasis on safety has reached optimum and role of Signal & Telecom department has become crucial.  IRISET plays a vital role in designing, imparting training, operating and trouble shooting in the maintenance of S&T assets. IRISET has been always alive in changing needs of its technical cadre. IRISET has been upgrading the teaching content and introducing new courses as per the requirement of the systems on Indian Railways.

M.S.Mahaboob Ali, Director, IRISET in his annual report said that IRISET organized 121 courses were conducted and trained 2923 persons during the current calendar year up to October, 2016. 19 Refresher training courses have been conducted in which 912 trainees have attended. Seven special courses on safety have been conducted in which 106 trainees participated. Further, IRISET also took initiative by developing E-learning modules for interactive learning on “Anywhere Anytime” basis, which is uploaded on IRISET Website. The Institute has extended its class room virtually to all Zonal Training Centres which are spread over length and breadth of the country through video conferencing and E-learning.

N.Kashinath, Additional Member, (Signal), Railway Board also spoke o­n the occasion. Later, merit awards were given away to the trainees by the dignitaries present and the in-house newsletter ‘Gyandeep’ Technical Magazine was released. This was followed by cultural programmes performed by the trainees.

Earlier, Akhil Agrawal, Director General (S&T) inaugurated a Gymnasium and Solid State Block proving Axle Counter (Digital)-Block Signalling Lab at IRISET premises.

Indian Railways Institute of Signal Engineering and Telecommunications (IRISET), Tarnaka, Secunderabad is a Centralized Training Institute under Ministry of Railways. The institute imparts training to officers and supervisors of Signal and Telecommunication department of Indian Railways, foreign Railways, Public and Private sector Signal Engineers. Apart from imparting induction course training to probationers (officers) and apprentices (supervisors), IRISET also conducts regular mandatory refresher & safety courses. The institute which was established on 24th November, 1957 is celebrating its 59th Anniversary.

The need for training has considerably increased over the years due to technological advancements in Signaling & Telecommunication Systems, the challenges to meet growing demand for new services & capacity building. Since inception, the Institute has trained 77,260 supervisors and officers and enabled them to handle Railway’s operation, maintenance and modernization.

IRISET also provides training to the personnel of foreign Railways, Public and Private Sector companies in India. Signal Engineers from Afro-Asian economies like Bangladesh, East Africa, Ghana, Indonesia, Iraq, Jordan, Kenya, Malayasia, Srilanka, Laos, Mozambique, Myanmar, Namibia, Nigeria, Philippines, South Korea, Sudan, Syria, Tanzania, Vietnam and Zambia have received training in IRISET.

IRISET organized 121 courses and trained 2923 persons during the current calendar year up to October, 2016. The institute has earned Rs 16.9 lakhs from training fee received for training Non Indian Railway personnel like Public Sector Units, Corporates and Foreign Nationals. 19 Refresher training courses have been conducted in which 912 trainees have attended. Seven special courses on safety have been conducted in which 106 trainees participated. At present, IRISET has 10 laboratories, 12 well equipped class rooms and 4 well furnished hostels. Keeping abreast with technological up gradation, more and more advance systems & equipments are being provided in the labs.

IRISET also took initiative by developing E-learning modules for interactive learning on “Anywhere Anytime” basis, which is uploaded on IRISET website. The institute has extended its classroom virtually to all Zonal training centres that are spread over length and breadth of country through video conferencing and E-learning.

The training imparted at the Institute emphasizes on all round development of personality. IRISET has upgraded two Shuttle Courts to the world class standards and also provided a Gymnasium. Meditation, Yoga, Indoor and Outdoor sports facilities are also provided in the campus that includes 9 hole golf course & golf hut.

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