With an aim to increase road safety awareness and equip students with skills to manage and design the traffic and transportation management systems, the College of Traffic Management (CTM) of the Institute of Road Traffic Education (IRTE) has started two-year Postgraduate (PG) degree course Master of Science (MSc) in Traffic Management in India. In the past, the CTM-IRTE has initiated and undertaken various initiatives in the area of road safety and traffic management.
The course will help the students to undertake the basic and complexities of traffic management through the process of research and globally applied best practices. According to the management, the course will deal with transportation and traffic engineering, driver training and fleet management, road safety audits, road crash investigations, traffic engineering, forensic engineering, road asset financing and post-crash management.
"IRTE has taken the first step in the domain of 'Manpower capacity building' in the Traffic and transportation management sector. The first global Masters of Science in Traffic Management has been given approval by the Government of Haryana and Maharshi Dayanand University to be conducted at IRTE's College of Traffic Management from August 2018. Maximum of 30 seats are being offered to include in-service participants and students from South East Asia," says Rohit Baluja, president, Institute of Road Traffic Education (IRTE).
In the recent times, there has been a growing incidence of road accidents. The course will create a way to new career prospects in both public and private sector in areas including transport planning and policy, traffic engineering and management. As far as the placements are concerned, the CTM-IRTE will facilitate the students of MSc Traffic Management in getting placed in organisations like legal firms, automobile companies, hospitals, primary care centre, NGO's Dealing with Road Safety Management, academic institutions dealing with Transport Planning.
Graduates will be able to work as senior professionals in local, state and federal government agencies such as road and transport authorities, public and private sector transport operators and local and international consulting organisations.