Supervisors Training Centre of South Western Railway is situated in Bangalore, the garden city of India. It is located near the Bangalore City Railway Station and Divisional Railway Managers office.
Established in the year 1957, STC/SBC is the major training centre under SWR and mainly caters to the training needs of the supervisors of Mechanical department of SWR and SR. All the mandatory courses, as per the training modules approved by the Railway Board as well as various need based programmes to meet the training needs of Supervisors are being conducted at this training centre.
STC/SBC is the only training centre authorized to conduct the Training of Trainers course, for the newly inducted Trainers/ Instructors belonging to training centres of all departments of Indian Railways. From 2004, Advanced Training of Trainers course is also conducted for the trainers who have attended TOT earlier.
STC/SBC is also nominated by Railway Board to conduct Disaster Management Programme and the same was started during 2004-05.
The faculty comprises of experienced gazetted and non-gazetted staff from workshop and open line. The visiting faculty include expert serving and retired Railway officers and supervisors, and also from Private sector undertakings.
The Methodology includes Lectures, Group Discussions; Group Exercises, Demonstrations on Working models, Practical Demonstrations in Shop/ Shed/ Yards and Pit lines, Book-Reviews and Project Works.