Bangladesh is showing tremendous growth in the communication infrastructure especially in the Railway sector. The dream project of Dhaka metro rail named Mass Rapid Transit (MRT) is coming into operation soon. These electrical train will require maintenance as well as regular services that will require locally trained and skilled manpower. The MRT will require skilled personnel in electrical, mechanical, networking and customer service. As one of the leading universities of the country, AIUB is producing skilled human resources coming up with programs which cater to overall needs of the country. To concretize this linkage or partnership, the American International University – Bangladesh (AIUB) signed a Memorandum of Cooperation (MoC) with Institute of Metro and Rail Technology (IMRT), India to offer Short-term training programs on Railway only.

Institute of Metro and Rail Technology (IMRT) having its office located   at 1st floor, 160 Patny Square, Patny Nagar, S P Road, Secundrabad 500003 Telengana India established in 2012 IMRT is a first-of-its-kind institution that aims to be a knowledge leader in Metro and Rail technology. IMRT was envisioned with the objective of producing next-generation 'techno-managers', capable of making crucial decisions using their skills and understanding of the sector. IMRT is promoted by Balaji Railroad systems Limited (BARSYL), a consulting firm specializing in providing niche technical and management support to the railways of several countries. For over 27 years, BARSYL has consulted an over 800 projects across freight, passenger, metro, and monorail systems. This gives IMRT direct access to industry insights, railroad experts, and incisive case studies.

Under this agreement, AIUB & IMRT will jointly launch Short term training programs on Railways. Participants may get training on “Introduction to Metro & Railway Systems”, “Power Supply and Traction”, “Rolling Stock Engineering” etc. Participants may also avail certification like “Certified reliability professional (crp)” and “Certified reliability engineer (cre)”.

The agreement was signed by Professor Dr. Abdur Rahman, Associate Dean, Faculty of Engineering, AIUB (authorized representative of AIUB Vice Chancellor Dr. Carmen Z. Lamagna) and Mr. Tapan Ghosh, Country Director, BARSYL (authorized representative of IMRT founder and director Mr. Sunil Srivastava).  Dr. Carmen Z. Lamagna, Vice Chancellor, of AIUB has graced the ceremony with kind presence in the Meeting Room of the Vice Chancellor in the university on February 16, 2020.  Mr. Chowdhury Akram Hossain, Senior Assistant Professor and Special Assistant (OSA), AIUB, and Ms. Shama Islam, Assistant Professor, Special Assistant [OSA & VC's Office], AIUB attested the signing of the MoC on behalf of AIUB.

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