The city-based National Academy of the Indian Railway (NAIR) and M S University of Baroda inked an agreement which will offer MBA programme for railway officers.
The Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) was signed between the varsity's Registrar Neerja Jaiswal and NAIR Deputy Director General P Barapatre in the presence of Railway Minister Suresh Prabhu and Gujarat Deputy Chief Minister Nitin Patel.
As part of the MoU, railway probationary officers who are currently trained at NAIR, will study and obtain MBA degrees from the University with specialisation in respective fields such as Finance, Human Resource Management, Production and Operations Management and Marketing Management.
The tie-up also enables M S University to select students at their end for MBA along with Railway officers. These students will also be awarded the degree in respective disciplines.
The examination will be conducted as per the exam policy of the Baroda Varsity, officials said.
Railways also signed MoU to develop Rs 5,000-crore Surat transportation hub.