NRTI’s endeavour for excellence reflects in its inaugural undergraduate programmes. Designed as three-year full-time residential courses, these unique programmes offer interdisciplinary immersion with focus on surface transportation.
A rigorous curriculum and a demanding trimester system of academic planning and transformational learning will challenge students to leverage potential and prepare them for demanding careers. The combination of curricular pedagogy and applied experiential learning will give them the perspective to deal with complex and fast-changing requirements of the lived world. The course of study will introduce young minds to new ideas, concepts, knowledge, and skills to question, evaluate, invent and redefine transport ecosystems in India and the world.
NRTI’s flagship undergraduate programmes are being offered in collaboration with leading international universities and organisations. The programmes provide students the opportunity to learn from global faculty, practitioners, experts, and academicians.
Through a values-based approach to academic learning, students will be equipped with both, a solid grounding in their core field of study, as well as core values, such as inclusive leadership, nation-building, empathy, and environmental consciousness.
The focus of the programmes is to prepare intellectuals grounded in practicality and equipped with 21st-century skills: critical thinking, problem-solving, communication, and collaboration.
This is a specialized programme focussed on management practices in the context of the transportation sector. The curriculum is designed to introduce young minds to develop new ideas, innovative concepts, refined skills and in-depth knowledge to question, evaluate, invent and redefine surface transport ecosystems in India and the world.
Meant to prepare a cadre of transportation technologists and specialists, this programme focusses on technology and its application in the field of transportation. It is designed to orient young minds to finding technology solutions through the application of new ideas, knowledge, and skills and play a crucial role in India’s rapid march to intelligent transport systems of the future.
The programmes follow NRTI’s innovative undergraduate curriculum structure. The experiential pedagogy format embeds workshops/laboratory/ studio work within taught courses. This unique teaching-learning methodology and environment enables students to understand concepts and develop an application-oriented approach from early on.
The programme structure offers students the flexibility to build an academic plan that has the requisite composition of core, foundation and elective subjects from all the three learning tracks:
To earn a Bachelor’s degree, each student completes the requisite minimum of 140 credits over the programme period of three years of three trimesters each. Students typically study four courses in a trimester, across nine terms, and spend one trimester in their final year, experiencing a live industry project or preparing a thesis. Students are required to undertake at least one summer internship in the first two years that offers them exposure to the railways and allied transportation industries.
As a student, regardless of whether you join the technology or management programme, you can expect to:
In essence, you will be equipped with skills widely accepted by thought-leaders as essential skills of the future – such as empathy, collaboration, creative problem-solving, and change making – and apply the same in the working environment of Indian Railways to gain valuable practical experiences.