Pedagogy & Curricular Framework

The pedagogy at NRTI is based on the best practices across the world while enabling and equipping students to address Indian problems with unique solutions.

It reflects an application-oriented and value-based approach to academic learning. Innovation, multidisciplinary research and teaching, relevant academia-industry collaborations, and rigorous experiential learning are the key elements of the academic degree programs. The transportation industry, especially the Indian Railways, is at the core of implementing these elements. It serves as an experiential learning laboratory for the student community as well as the for faculty development initiatives, thereby creating a distinct character for the University: through a highly experiential and application-based learning approach. Students studying in a particular school undergo a set of foundation courses common to the School they are part of, regardless of the concentration they pursue. Student’s learning comprises of a blend of domain depth, breadth, and professional development.

The curriculum for each NRTI programme comprises three distinctive learning tracks:

  1    Domain knowledge (depth)

          for students to acquire depth in their core field of study

  2    Multidisciplinary learning(breadth)

        for students to learn about and understand diverse fields and areas of inquiry, broadening their perspective.

  3    Self-discovery and professional development

      for students to acquire a learning mindset, develop professional competencies and 21st-century skills, and become values-driven citizens of the country

Students will have the freedom to shape their academic programme through a choice-based credit system and course selection from a broad set.

Each course will be offered under one of the following heads :

These pertain to the programme's main field of study and will generally correspond to domain knowledge

These will include topics related to specialization or concentration, as well as interdisciplinary subjects that may not be directly related to the core field of study

The pedagogy at NRTI reflects an application-oriented and value-based approach to academic learning. Innovation, multidisciplinary research and teaching, relevant academia-industry collaborations, and rigorous experiential learning are the key elements of NRTI academic degree programmes.