Indian Railways Institute of Mechanical and Electrical Engineering

Indian Railways Institute Of Mechanical And Electrical Engineering

Indian Railways Institute of Mechanical and Electrical Engineering

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The Indian Railways Institute of Mechanical and Electrical Engineering (also known as IRIMEE), started in the year 1888 as Technical School. In the year 1927, the training of Mechanical Officers for Indian Railways commenced. Thus, it is the oldest of the five Centralised Training Institutes (CTIs) functioning for training of Officers of Indian Railways. IRIMEE is located at Jamalpur in the Munger district of Bihar, on the Patna-Bhagalpur rail route.

The Indian Railways Institute of Mechanical & Electrical Engineering, Jamalpur is the Centralised Training Institute of Indian Railways, for the training of officers and supervisors of the Mechanical Engineering department.

Built in the first decade of 20th century, the original two-storey building of IRIMEE was destroyed in a major earthquake in 1921. It was redesigned and reconstructed in 1924. The building encloses several beautifully landscaped gardens in quadrangles.

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During the era of Mahabharata, Munger was the capital of Anga Pradesh ruled by Karna. Munger was also the seat of Mir Kasim, Nawab of Bengal, who fought the East India Company here.

The place had traditional skills of making firearms, and hence selected by the East Indian Railway for one of its earliest workshops. The location selected was at the foothills of Rajmahal range (a part of Chhota Nagpur Plateau), which was high enough to survive any threat of floods from the Ganges, and the hills secured it against any organised attack from an army. The...
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