BRIEF HISTORY OF SIGNAL AND TELECOM TRAINING CENTRE
SOUTH EASTERN RAILWAY, KHARAGPUR
S&T Training Centre, S.E.Railway, Kharagpur, started functioning during 1960’s with a mission for training of S&T artisan staff. Theoretical and Practical classes used to be conducted in Signal Workshop, KGP. Subsequently during 1963 the Training Centre was shifted to System Training School, (present STC) Kharagpur, S.E.Railway with the shared accommodation both in classroom and hostel. Due to advancement of S&T installation the necessity of establishing a separate training school for the S&T discipline was felt. Accordingly a separate training school for S&T artisan staff came into existence during November 1981 with its own building, demonstration yard etc. In the first phase one double storied building for S&T Training Centre along with a single storied hostel building was constructed and finally it was formally inaugurated by the then Honorable Railway Minister Mr.A.B.A.Ghani Khan Chowdhury on 23rdSeptember, 1983.
With the rapid introduction of advanced & improved type of Signalling and Telecommunication system it was felt necessary for augment of training capacity. As a result one Annexure Building for S&T Training Centre along with the first floor of the trainee hostel was constructed during 1994. The Hostel capacity of the Training Centre was increased upto 110 trainees per session.