Introduction to Nanjing Vocational Institute of Railway Technology (NVIRT)
Nanjing Vocational Institute of Railway Technology (NVIRT) is a full-time public regular institution of higher learning (junior college) under provincial jurisdiction approved by the People’s Government of Jiangsu and filed with the Ministry of Education. She is a high grade occupational junior college in Jiangsu Province, a quality higher occupational college at the State level, and a high grade occupational school with characteristics in China with various disciplines. NVIRT was formerly No. 1 Occupational School of Nanjing Special City set up in 1941, which was renamed as Nanjing Rail Transport School under the Ministry of Railway, and upgraded to higher learning occupational college in the name of NVIRT in 2002. She was transferred to the local jurisdiction of Jiangsu by the Ministry of Railway in 2004.
Eight decades of vicissitude has enriched the NVIRTers with the responsibilities of “empowering the students with moral, dedicating to the rail cause and serving for the community” in the historic perspective. The hardship and struggle have led to excellent traditions and rich rail campus in addition to its output of quality skilled graduates, which has thus been highly acclaimed by the society. NVIRT has opened a new chapter since its upgrade to the college. She has shown outstanding performance in the 1st appraisal of higher occupational or junior college training by the Ministry of Education, as a model junior college at the provincial level. The new campus in Pukou was initiated and new innovative training system was commenced. Strategic cooperation with the industry or regional large company has been entered for tailor-made training. High level practice platform combining industry and teaching has been set up and co-training with other higher learning institutions has been forwarded. The student entrepreneurship or sci-tech industrial park co-sponsored with the government agencies and companies have been built to remodel in a way of integrated learning so as to enhance the training. NVIRT has been rewarded as “one of the top 50 service contributors of junior college”, “one of top 50 with international impact”, “advanced entity in occupational training at provincial level”, “civilized campus at provincial level”, or “advanced entity in graduate employment at provincial level”. Her enrollment marks have been at the top for 7 consecutive years and her graduates have ranked at the top 3 in job competitiveness for 6 consecutive years. NVIRT has been listed as an excellent higher learning occupational college by the Ministry of Education and selected as a high level junior occupational college with characteristics and various disciplines.
The institute has seven secondary schools, namely the School of Transportation Management, the School of Communication and Signaling, the School of Rolling Stock and Vehicles, the School of Power Supply and Engineering, the School of Finance and Logistics Management, the School of Intelligent Engineering, the School of Architecture, Art and Design. There are six teaching departments, e.g. the School of Marxist and the School of International Education. It has opened majors in Rail transport operation management, Railway signal auto-control，EMU Maintenance Technology, Power Supply Technology，Marketing, Computer application technology, Construction engineering technology for the rail transit industry and the regional economy.
With the new target of “New NVIRT with Chinese Characteristics and world level” defined by new Party Commission, NVIRT, having its base in Jiangsu, will make great effort in emancipating minds, deepening reform, highly implementing college’s five development strategies for building an excellent college focused on quality, talents, innovation, characteristics and openness, entirely promoting “Double High” construction, which has been orientating to Jiangsu, facing China, serving the industry of railway and urban rail transit, aiming at the regional economy, and focusing on the main task of cultivating students by strengthening their moral education, so as to cultivate high-quality skilled talents with patriotism, craftsman spirit and rail gene, those of whom will make contribution to better serve transportation strategy, the Belt and Road initiative, and the constriction for “New Jiangsu on railway”.