National Academy of Indian Railways (NAIR)—erstwhile Railway Staff College, originally started in the year 1925 as a Transportation School, is the apex training institute of Indian Railways (IR). The Academy has been operating from the Pratap Vilas Palace situated in Vadodara city, the cultural capital of Gujarat state, since 31-Jan-1952. The lush-green campus of the Academy is IGBC certified as well as ISO 9001:2015, ISO 14001:2015 and OHSAS 18001:2007 certified. The campus is spread over 43.5 acres (approx.) of lush green forest and lawns.
Every year, the Academy trains Probationary Officers of all the organized services of Indian Railways. Besides, various Management, Capacity building and functional programmes are organised to train Railway officers in different stages of their career. The Academy also organizes customized training programmes for non-Railway personnel like Executives of Public Sector Undertakings, Foreign Nationals and Private organisations.
The major training programmes being undertaken at the Academy are:
Foundation programmes for Probationary officers of all Group-A Railway services. Induction programmes for Probationary officers of all Group-A Railway services. Centralized training to Probationary officers of Group-A Indian Railway Personnel, Stores and Health services. Foundation Programmes for Group-B Officers of all Railway departments.