New Delhi: The Delhi Metro Training Institute, functioning since 2002 at Shastri Park Depot, has got a new name and logo on Wednesday. The institute will henceforth be known as the Delhi Metro Rail Academy (DMRA). It has so far imparted training to around 25,000 DMRC personnel and 2,000 personnel from other metros in India and neighbouring countries.
Dr Mangu Singh, Managing Director at DMRC, said, “The Delhi Metro Rail Academy will further raise the bar in the quality of training in the field of Mass Rapid Transit System (MRTS). The academy will now be headed by a Dean and each department will be led by a Professor. The faculty will be strengthened by a team of full time professors, associate/assistant professors and lecturers”.
Delhi Metro Training Institute to get more makeovers
DMRA is a premier institute in the country which is equipped with all modern facilities to impart customised training on every aspect of project planning, implementation and operations and maintenance of MRTS. In its pursuit of excellence, the academy will now be undertaking an upgradation of its facilities. The makeover will include infrastructural, technological and academic upgradation. A new look website of the academy is also being developed to facilitate all its stakeholders, an official release said.
Upgradation in infrastructure includes construction of a new building with new simulators, a state-of-the-art Telepresence Room, Recreational Centre, new yoga/meditation room, renovation of the canteen, auditorium, etc. Technological/ Digital upgradation is being done to provide trainees with a digital learning environment with the most modern teaching aids.
Training modules reviewed
The academy has reviewed the training modules/curriculum of both executives and non-executives, with emphasis on standardisation, content relevance, cross-training and technological advancements.
DMRC Training Institute (now DMRA) located at Shastri Park Depot is known for its role in competence building in the field of Mass Rapid Transit System (MRTS) since 2002. The Institute is ISO 9001:2015 accredited for design, development and delivery of training programmes.
DMRC Training Institute has been instrumental in imparting world-class training to its own employees, besides employees from other Metros across the country. Its clients in India include Maha-Metro (Nagpur & Pune), Noida Metro, Bengaluru Metro, Chennai Metro, Jaipur Metro, Kochi Metro, Kolkata Metro, Lucknow Metro, Mumbai Metro, etc. The institute have also imparted customised training to non-metro organizations like PowerGrid, DFCCL, RITES Ltd, CIDCO Ltd, Cyient Ltd, L&T, etc. Its international clients include MRT Jakarta, Indonesia, Dhaka Metro, Bangladesh, Nepal and LRT Sri Lanka.