RailTel Launches Centre of Excellence for Railway Signalling and Telecommunications Training

Sh. Sanjai Kumar, CMD/RailTel, inaugurated the centre today in the presence of Director/Fin, Director/POM, Director/NPM and other senior RailTel officials.

RailTel Launches Centre of Excellence for Railway Signalling and Telecommunications Training

New Delhi: In order to ensure the availability of competent and skilled manpower in the field of Railway Signalling RailTel Corporation of India Ltd., a Miniratna PSU under Ministry of Railways, has set up a Centre of Excellence. Sh. Sanjai Kumar, CMD/RailTel, inaugurated the centre today in the presence of Director/Fin, Director/POM, Director/NPM and other senior RailTel officials.


The CoE will offer a range of certification and diploma courses in collaboration with esteemed institutions such as IITs and IIMs. These courses will cover fundamental concepts of Kavach, advanced designing of KAVACH’s Station RFID network, Onboard equipment, and Cyber Security. Additionally, the CoE will serve as the assessment agency for the globally recognized competency certification of IRSE License, catering to both seasoned railway professionals and young engineers. This includes workplace assessments and competency assessments for the IRSE license.

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The CoE will also play a pivotal role in Research and Development within the realm of Railway Signalling and Telecommunications, partnering with leading institutions in India and abroad. The resource partner for the CoE is Rail Edutech Private Limited, an AICTE-approved entity for providing comprehensive railway training.

Talking about the Centre, Sh. Sanjai Kumar, CMD/RailTel, said, ‘Safety is paramount in train operations. Railway signaling is at the forefront of ensuring safe train operations. With the digital transformation of Indian Railways, modern Train Control and Command Signalling and Telecom systems will be adopted across Indian railways. This Centre of Excellence reaffirms RailTel’s commitment to advancing safety and innovation in the railway industry. Through cutting-edge training and research initiatives, the CoE will play a crucial role in shaping the future of railway operations in the country.’

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About RailTel: 
RailTel, a "Mini Ratna (Category-I)" Central Public Sector Enterprise under Ministry of Railways, is one of the largest neutral telecom infrastructure & ICT Solutions & Services providers in the country, owning a Pan-India optic fiber network covering several towns & cities and rural areas of the country. Along with a strong a reliable network of 61000+ RKM of Optic fibre, RailTel has two MeitY empaneled tier III data centre s as well. With its Pan India high-capacity network, RailTel is working towards creating a knowledge society at various fronts and has been selected for implementation of various mission-mode projects for the Government of India in the telecom field. RailTel offers a bundle of services like, MPLS VPN, Telepresence, leased line, Tower Co-location, Data centre services etc. RailTel is also working with the Indian Railways to transform railway stations into digital hub by providing public Wi-Fi at railway stations across the country and 6108 stations are live with RailTel’s RailWire Wi-Fi.

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