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  • Monday, June, 2019| Today's Market | Current Time: 08:32:58
  • New Delhi : Institute of Road Traffic Education (IRTE)  has received the prestigious Prince Michael International Road Safety Award 2018 for its road injury prevention program and as being key partner in Gobal NCAP ‘s Safer cars for India project.

    The prize was handed over to the Institute of Road Traffic Education (IRTE) President Dr Rohit Baluja  at a special ceremony held at The Savoy in London on arlier this week  in the presence of His Royal Highness, Prince Michael of Kent.

    Established in 1987 in the UK, the Prince Michael Award recognises annually, achievements and innovations in road safety from around the world. Each year, the most outstanding examples of international road safety initiatives are given public recognition through the scheme and the winners are invited to a Gala Presentation, hosted in London.

    IRTE President Dr Rohit Baluja has been a stalwart of the safety programme for India and is partner of Global New Car Assesment Program (NCAP) , a UK based charity  that conducts crash safety tests across the world for India,

    Dr Baluja who heads Institute of Road Traffic Education (IRTE) , College of Traffic Management has been educating and offering several courses to serving police officials as well as new students  to equip them  with skills to manage and design  the traffic and transportation management systems .

    The IRTE deals with various courses that  deal with Transport & Traffic Engineering, Driver Training and Fleet Management, Road Safety Audits, Road Crash Investigations, Traffic Engineering, Forensic Engineering, , Road Asset financing and Post-Crash Management.

    “We train professionals and graduates as all over the world including India, issues such as traffic congestion, safety, urban liveability, environmental impacts and the effectiveness of transport operations are everyday concerns. With transport and traffic systems under pressure to deliver better economic, social and environmental outcomes for the community there is a growing demand for professionals who are prepared to address these challenges.” Said Dr Rohit Baluja, President , Institute of Road Traffic Education (IRTE) .

    “IRTE has taken the first major step in the domain of ‘Manpower capacity building’ in the Traffic and transportation management sector by offering  The first global Masters of Science in Traffic Management which 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. “ said Dr Baluja.

    The aim of unveiling this course is to translate or promote such M.Sc. in other institutes across South East Asia as a part of the MOU between IRTE & United Nations Economic Commission for Europe .

    “IRTE college of Traffic Management has also initiated Two year post graduate M.Sc degree course in  Forensic Science, with a view to impart quality Forensic Education that will cater to not only vehicle  crash investigation but also to crime at large and over a period evolve as an integrated entity encompassing scientific, technological and legal services. This degree is also affiliated to Maharshi Dayanand University (MDU), Rohtak, Haryana.