CRIS (Centre for Railway Information Systems) is a strategic operational wing of the Indian Railways. The head office of the organization is based in Chanakyapuri, New Delhi. The prestigious organization is an autonomous body which functions under the Ministry of Railways. Apart from New Delhi, other regional data centers of the organization are in Mumbai, Chennai, Secunderabad, Gorakhpur, Patna and Kolkata.
Key activities of CSIR are to develop, implement and maintain major computer applications like Passenger Reservation System and Freight Operations System on behalf of the Indian Railways.
The passenger reservation ticketing system which functions under PRS is believed to be world's largest online reservation application. This ticketing system is also known as CONCERT (Country-wide Network of Computerized Enhanced Reservation and Ticketing).
Apart from it, CRIS also handles various other significant projects. Key projects among them include:
- National Train Enquiry System (NTES)
- Unreserved Ticketing System (UTS)
- Andaman & Nicobar Ship Ticketing System
- Alpha Migration
- Internet Enquiries
Career Opportunities at CRIS
CSIR has wide range of career opportunities on offer to be pursued by career aspirants. Most of the jobs in CSRI are technology-oriented. The employees at CSIR are also offered cutting edge training and growth opportunities. Some of the specialized work platforms on which jobs in CSIR are offered include CASE tools-based designs, Development of OLTP, Business Intelligence, Data Ware Housing, E-commerce, Mobile Applications, SLAs (Service Level Agreements), AIX, Linux, Solaris, Open VMS, Microsoft Windows, J2EE C++, .NET, Rational Suite, Rational Robot, VPNs and Checkpoint Firewalls.
Eligibility criteria for most of the software engineering jobs include B.E. / B. Tech / M. Tech in computer science and MCA.
Recruitment 2010-2011 at CRIS
CRIS Indian Railways recruitment procedure involves submission of applications, written examination and interview. The official website (www.cris.org.in) of the organization contains all information regarding current openings and last date of the submission of application. Visit the website to know about CRIS recruitment 2010 - 2011.