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How can one become a successful Railway Engineer?

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Railways are an integral part of the people's life. It not only acts as a boon for the people but also a backbone of the Indian economy. Railways are the chief source of income for the country as well as the greatest source of employment. One who belongs to the engineering field, want to work in railways under various heads. The railway engineers look after the works like bridges construction, permanent way development, Signal and interlocking, Fittings and fastenings, etc. they are the one who maintains and develops the efficient engineering systems and solutions in an integrated manner. So those who are looking for the jobs as an engineer in the Indian railways, grab your fist as we are providing you a holistic information about the procedure to join the Indian railways, required qualifications and various job opportunities in the associated sector. Only a few knows about the facts that Railway engineering jobs are now days gaining momentum in the private sector also due to the introduction of the public-private partnership projects (PPP). At very first debate we will talk about the definition and the colleges for the degree completion, jobs opportunities and much more.

First, start with the Definition

What really is the railway engineering? It is the branch of the science in which there is the application of the engineering principles to maintain, function and develop the railway machinery and assets. The overall responsibility for the passenger's safety totally resides with the railway engineer, as on a single misconception, the loss could be incredible.

Thus, on the basis of the functioning, railway engineering can be classified in many ways:

  • Permanent way engineering

Branch of the railway engineering to develop, maintain and functioning of the permanent way, simply called the track development. This is one kind of basic branch of the railway engineering.

  • Signal and interlocking engineer

Signal and interlocking engineering as the name suggest deals with the signaling system of the railways, their maintenance, and developments. Similarly, interlocking is to develop the locking and assembling of the tracks.

  • Carriage and wagon engineer

Engineering branch of the railway engineering, that deals with the carriage and wagons like wheels, axles, SLR coaches, and locomotives.

  • Electrical and Train lighting engineer

The branch of the railway engineering which deals with the Electrical profile of the railways, either it may be station lighting or it may be a train-lighting.

Syllabus for the Railway Engineering (B.E Civil/Mech./Electrical)

(As Defined By The AICTE)

  • Permanent way
  • Ballistic profile
  • Track designing
  • Grade studies
  • Turning radius designs
  • Electrical route relays
  • Train route relays
  • Girder bridges design
  • truss analysis
  • lightings and networks
  • locomotive design and development
  • static loadings
  • dynamic loadings
  • signal designing
  • interlocking studies
  • fitting and fastenings

Top colleges for B.E. Civil

  • Indian Institutes of technologies IIT’s
  • National Institutes of Technologies NIT’s
  • SGSITS, Indore
  • Loknayak institute of technology and sciences, Patna
  • Ambedkar college of science and technology, Nagpur
  • Tata memorial institutes of sciences, Mumbai
  • SavitribaiPhule university, Pune
  • Fergusson college, Pune
  • Anna university, Chennai
  • Kalinga institute of technology, Bhuvaneshwar
  • Raja Ram Mohan Roy college of Engineering, Kolkatta
  • KSR institute of technology, Hyderabad

Top college for B.E. Mechanical

  • Indian Institutes of technologies IIT’s
  • National Institutes of Technologies NIT’s
  • Mahamanna institute of technology and science, Kanpur
  • SGSITS, Indore
  • Loknayak institute of technology and sciences, Patna
  • Ambedkar college of science and technology, Nagpur
  • Tata memorial institutes of sciences, Mumbai
  • SavitribaiPhule university, Pune
  • Fergusson college, Pune
  • Anna university, Chennai
  • Ramagundlam college of Engineering, Thanjavur
  • Kalinga institute of technology, Bhuvaneshwar
  • Raja Ram Mohan Roy college of Engineering, Kolkatta
  • KSR institute of technology, Hyderabad
  • Khalsa institute of technology and sciences, Amritsar
  • Top college for B.E. Mechanical

Top college for B.E. Electrical

  • Ambedkar college of science and technology, Nagpur
  • Jabalpur Engineering college, Jabalpur
  • MIMR college of engineering, Gurgaon
  • Tata memorial institutes of sciences, Mumbai
  • SavitribaiPhule university, Pune
  • Fergusson college, Pune
  • Anna university, Chennai

Jobs under Railway Engineering

There are various jobs present in the Railway engineering head, some of them are as follows:

  • Senior Section Engineer

Sr. section engineer is the post under railways who looks after the permanent way development, signaling system, wagon wheel etc. the exam is conducted by the railway recruitment boards of various regions. Salary is awesome with other rail benefits.

  • Train light Engineer

This is a separate and challenging department under the engineering head of the railways, which deals with the train light development and maintenance.Salary is awesome with other rail benefits

  • Truss Engineer

For the development of the stations and for the building of various superstructures around the bridges, truss engineers are employed to the site. This job offers you the heavy but smart working conditions. Salary is awesome with other rail benefits

  • Surveyor

Railway engineering works are totally based on the surveys conducted by the surveyors. Thus surveyors in the railways are assigned the tedious tasks and hence are highly paid with other railway facilities.

  • Junior Engineer

Junior engineer is the common post inside the railways in various heads like Water treatment plant, Permanent way, Signals, and interlocking, etc.

Railways offer you the tremendous job opportunities wich not only have the good salary perspective but also the facilities and prestige wise. Those who are about to take Railways as a career option or those who are new to this line should start their work from now onwards to grab the opportunity as soon as possible.

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