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Indian Railways Institute of Mechanical & Electrical Engineering is the centralized training institute for the training of officers and supervisors of the Mechanical Engineering department. To those who have been here as SCAs, it evokes a wide range of feelings- you can love it, you can hate it, but you just can't ignore it.
Here's a little more about HAMARA school-
History of the Institute
The Institute started as a Technical school attached to Jamalpur Workshops. Available records indicate that training of European apprentices started at Jamalpur in 1905, While that of Indian artisan apprentices in 1911.The First World War exposed the weakness of Indian Railways in its dependence on Britain for both supervisors and officers. The Indian Industrial commission, which was constituted soon thereafter, went into the problem of Indianisation of technical services. Based on its recommendations, the Indian Apprentice Mechanics trained as supervisors joined in 1921 and the first batch of Special Class Apprentices joined Jamalpur Technical School on 14 th February 1927.The Technical school was renamed as ` Indian Railways Institute of Mechanical &Electrical Engineering' in 1974 and placed under the direct administrative control of the Railway Board.
Jamalpur is a small and beautiful town located 8 kilometers south of Munger, the district headquarters. Munger has its own historical importance. It was the capital of one of the 'Subas' (Civil district) of Bengal during Mughal Empire and it was from here that Mir Qasim fought his last decisive battle against the East India Company.Surrounded by hills on the east and the river Ganges on the west, Jamalpur is a picturesque place in the Gangetic plains at an altitude of 50 m above the mean sea level. The climate is moderate with a maximum temperature of 40 deg. C in summer and minimum touching 5 deg. C in winters. The average annual rainfall is 126 mm with the rainy season extending from June to September. Though removed from the usual hub of a metropolis, it is well connected by rail to most of the important towns of northern and eastern India including the two metros of Calcutta and Delhi.
This is the oldest of the five centralized training institutes of Indian Railways functioning directly under the Railway Board. The Institute is headed by a director and has 25 members of teaching faculty along with the necessary supporting administrative and service staff. Some of the faculty members are directly recruited through UPSC, and others are on deputation from the Zonal Railways. The directly recruited faculty members are involved mainly in theoretical training. The faculty members on deputation are engaged mainly in conducting various professional courses for serving Railway officers and supervisors, and giving some useful inputs into the training of Special Class Apprentices.Experts from Research, Design and Standards Organization(RDSO) of Indian Railways, Zonal Railways , Indian Institutes of Technology and other Engineering and Management colleges form the visiting faculty to cover special topics.
The training programs can be divided into two distinct streams. One is the in-house training of serving Engineers and Supervisors which deals with specialized and tailor made programs to suit the requirements of the Railways. The other is the basic engineering education of Special Class Apprentices which aims at developing Mechanical Engineers with a distinct penchant towards application of their skills in the Railways.
WORKSHOP MARG,JAMALPUR-811214, INDIA
This site has been created by Deepak Sapra, 1992 Batch on 18/10/1998. This was last modified on 28/08/1999.