The Indian Railway Institute of Signal Engineering and Telecommunications (IRISET) at Tarnaka, a centralised training institute under the Union ministry of railways, has trained 3,000 persons till October in the current calendar year.
The institute was established on November 24, 1957 as All India S&T School and later named IRISET. At present, IRISET has 11 laboratories, 12 well-equipped classrooms and four well-furnished hostels. Keeping abreast with technological advancements, more and more advance systems and equipments are being provided in the labs.
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 and apprentices (supervisors), IRISET also conducts regular mandatory refresher and safety courses.
Since its inception, it has trained 74,337 supervisors and officers, and enabled them to handle railway operations, maintenance and modernisation.
IRISET has earned `1.57 crore as training fee for training personnel of non-railway departments and institutions such as public sector units, corporates and foreign nationals.
The need for training has considerably increased over the years due to technological advancements in signaling and telecommunication systems, the challenges to meet growing demand for new services & capacity building. 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, Malaysia, Sri Lanka, Laos, Mozambique, Myanmar, Namibia, Syria, Nigeria, Philippines, South Korea, Sudan, Tanzania, Vietnam and Zambia have received training at IRISET.
IRISET has also developed e-learning modules for interactive learning on ‘Anywhere Anytime’ basis, which is uploaded on IRISET’s website.