China to co-fund first Indian rail university

China has proposed to co-fund India’s first railway university and hand-hold the Indian Railways as it takes baby steps in making the centre for learning a reality. Prime Minister Narendra Modi recently promised to set up four such universities in the country, and the government is set to start work on the first one, writes Avishek G Dastidar for The Indian Express.

After a formal visit to three universities in China last month – Beijing Jiaotong University, Tongji University and Southwest Jiaotong University – Railways Ministry officials submitted a report saying that China has offered its cooperation.

China’s National Railway Administration told the Indian delegation that apart from co-funding between Chinese Railway universities and the Indian Railways, they are interested in joint development of curriculum, design of the university campus and facilities, student and teacher exchange programmes, and offering the latest learning technologies to India.
Full report on the Indian Express site