'AADHARSHILA' - the Admin. Building
'AADHARSHILA' - the Admin Building of Indian Railway Institute of Transport Management [IRITM] is an architectural marvel of modern times. It was inaugurated on 21st May, 2003 by Sri Atal Behari Vajjpai, hon’ble Prime Minister of India in presence of Sri Nitish Kumar, Minister for Railways, Govt. Of India and Ms Mayawati, Chief Minister of Uttar Pradesh. Mr. IIMS Rana, Chairman Railway Board and R.K. Singh, General Manager, Northern Railway also graced the occasion. The foundation stone of this majestic building was laid on 31st Jan 2001 by Sri Atal Behari Vajjpai, hon’ble Prime Minister of India in presence of Ms Mamta Banerjee, Minister for Railways, Govt. Of India and Sri Rajnath Singh, Chief Minister of Uttar Pradesh. Mr. Ashok Kumar, Chairman Railway Board and Sri S.P. Mehta, General Manager, Northern Railway were also present on the historic occasion.
The architectural plan of this lofty building is a V - shaped layout with both the arms divided by a central column holding aloft a majestic Dome. The structure has been raised on 34 slanted vertical columns woven to each other with the help of 10 horizontal beams. In addition to this, to provide stability both the flanks have 4 additional columns each. The portico is polygon shaped with 5 arms resting on five pillars and the protruding arrow shaped edge resting on a majestic pillar. Both arms of the V - shaped structure are covered with a semi circular polymer ceiling that gels well with the central Dome. The building gets ample sunlight and air circulation through 62 king size window panes in the front that provides a peek on the sprawling lawns of IRITM and 31 window panes on the rear that also provide a peak through the lush green trees.The central lobby is magnificent with stairs taking off to the first floor. It houses IRITM library, a Conference hall and Director’s chamber at the ground floor and six salons for faculty and four halls for the assistant and support staff. There are matching convenience pantry and concierge facility.
The building has an imposing presence and its prominence and the uniqueness of its architectural features pronounce the mission of IRITM to impart world class knowledge in the most natural ambience.
‘Central Library’ - the main library of the Indian Railway Institute of Transport Management is located in ‘Aadharshila’, the admin. building of the Institute. Despite changing preference for reading books through internet, it is well patronized. A 2200 sq ft area with choice furniture and an ambience and panoramic view of lush green woods become a natural attraction.
The library was made functional in 2003 with a stock of 1400 titles that has grown over 6000 ever since. It is not the number but the carefully selected collection of high quality reference and bestsellers that attracts the book lovers.These books are pleasantly arranged in 40 alcoves. They cover a wide range of subjects. In addition the library subscribes 43 magazines and 9 different newspapers for an update on the news and views. Access to books are arranged with a click of a mouse and they can be found by their authors or titles. All books are computerized anybody can search by Author or by Name of book. ‘E –Granthalaya’ software and a distant search link enables locating books fromfar off places.
The credit for the world class management of library goes to its outstanding librarian Shri Manoj Kumar Pandey whose diligence, dedication and devotion is much appreciated by all. The earlier librarians Kuldeep Kumar, Sukhbir Singh, Manish Mishra and Madan Sen added grace to its set up.
‘Central Library’ is open on all working days from 09.30 to 18.00 hrs.It is a flexi – time operation and on prior intimation it can be opened even on weekends and holidays.
'Agantuk' - Trainee Officers' Residence
'Naivaidhayam' - Dining Hall
'Unnayan' - Academic Block'Unnayan' - Conference Hall