Mr. Ashwani Lohani
Chancellor, National Rail and Transportation Institute
(Deemed to be University)
It is a matter of great pride that the National Rail and Transportation Institute (NRTI) has been established as India’s first university offering multi-disciplinary education, research and training focused exclusively on the transportation sector.
With a vision to be world-class right from its inception, NRTI has incorporated the latest experiential teaching methodology, a holistic industry-integrated curriculum, high-quality faculty and student-centric practices that are comparable to the best around the world. Ina unique first, Indian Railways and associated establishments will open their facilities and infrastructure to the students and faculty of NRTI as live labs where they can learn and gain live experience. The Institute has also forged academic partnerships with some of the top global universities which will provide opportunities to the students and faculty of NRTI for exchange, joint research and learning.
Starting with techno-commercial undergraduate programs this year in management and technology, NRTI will soon grow to house several schools, Centres of Excellence that will offer courses from undergraduate to doctoral level, conduct multidisciplinary research in emerging areas such as Mobility Solutions, Intelligent Transport, High Speed Rail, Multimodal system design to name a few.
As we embark on this exciting journey to create world-class professionals to power the growth of India’s core sector and to solve the most pressing issues through high quality research and innovation, I wish all our students, faculty and staff all the best.