About Carriage and Wagon Workshop, Liluah, Howrah:
The Railway Carriage and Wagon Workshop, Liluah, Howrah was established by the East Indian Railway Company at Howrah and was shifted to its present location at Liluah in 1900. The workshop is spread over an area of 299,000 square metres and has a staff strength of 9,990. The workshop is involved in overhauling of coaches. There is also a township adjacent to the workshop.
Trainings at the workshop:
The workshop offers training to students who study in mechanical, electrical engineering and computer science streams. The duration of the training for electrical and mechanical students is of 3 weeks whereas that of computer science students is 2 weeks. Trainings are given to those students who are currently doing graduation or have completed graduation or are diploma certificate holders.
Description of the training:
The main work of the workshop is overhauling of the wagons. In electrical training, the students are taught about the electrical circuits of the wagon. The mechanical students meanwhile learn about the different components of the wagon, such as the places to attach different components of the wagon. While for the computer science students, the whole task has to be carried out on the computer itself. The computer training is done at the Information Centre of the workshop or the I.T. Centre. The work is basically database management. One has to insert the wagons into the central server of the Indian Railway. Then a trainer is assigned under whom they work. They have to do the whole task through the official account of the trainer. In this training, one has to basically tally the work of the groundsmen, who are actually moving the wagons from one place to another on the main server. The carriage and wagon workshop, Liluah is a very large workshop in size. Inside the workshop, there are many shops like K-shop, L-shop, repair shop, paint shop, etc. According to the need of the wagons, they are taken to their respective shops. For example, a wagon which has to be painted is taken to the paint shop. All this is carried out in the database as well. Different DBMS applications such as SAP, SQL Plus are used. The training usually starts from the second day. The first day is introduction where the trainer is assigned and books are studied. At the end, one has to make a report of the training which contains all the things that have been carried out during the project.
How to apply?
There are many ways through which one can you apply. Firstly, a mail can be sent to the chief engineer of the workshop requesting him for a training at the workshop. Otherwise, if there are relatives of a railway employee, then also training can be done. It is to be noted that all trainings are granted by the Apprentice Act of the Indian Railways.
Certificate on completion of training
The certificate is issued on successful completion of the training and upon submission of the project report.
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