Delhi University is in talk with Indian Railways to buy a train to facilitate out-of-classroom learning. Delhi Chief Minister Sheila Dixit has supported this project by Delhi University. This train will take students around the country on educational tours.
DU vice Chancellor explained the idea of having its own train. According to him purpose of the train is to increase learning about the country. Apart from this this effort will make education interesting.
“It is a new experiment in education. We will run it like a college, with the train running all year and students taking turns to board it for a month or two. The idea comes from the fact that train journeys have been highly illuminating and educative for many great people like Mahatma Gandhi. It will also be a great way for students to learn about the country,” Singh said.
DU has already tried a similar experiment called Gyanodaya Express last year, when it took around 1,000 female students of the NSS and NCC on an educational train journey to scientific and historical landmarks across the country such as Indian Space Research Organization and maritime museum INS Vikrant, among others.