The National Academy of Indian Railways,formerly Railway Staff College is a Centralised Training Institute for Group A and B Officers of the Indian Railways (IR), headed by a Director General and manned by a faculty of experienced Railway Managers and Experts. Starting with the initial training of Officer Trainees inducted into all the 10 organised Group A Central Civil , Engineering and Medical Services that form the Management Cadre of Indian Railways , the Academy also conducts, mid-service mandatory or theme based in service Management Courses for all Officers of IR and courses for Officers of other Group A Central Services, Public Sector and Foreign Railways. The Academy is housed in the sprawling 55 acres campus of the Pratap Vilas Palace at Lalbaug, Vadodara.