NRTI, a vision of the Hon’ble Prime Minister Narendra Modi, is India’s first university focussed on transport-related education, multidisciplinary research and training. A Deemed to be University under the de Novo category and fully funded by the Government of India, NRTI is specifically established to create a resource pool of best-in-class professionals for the railway and transportation sector.
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.
NRTI has forged academic partnerships with top-ranked global universities offering opportunities for students and faculty exchange, joint research and learning.
Chancellor and Chairman, Railway Board
Mr. V.K. Yadav is the Chairman of Indian Railways, Asia's largest rail network, and one of the largest employers in the world with a workforce of over 1.4 million. Over his 37-year career at Indian Railways, he has been credited with bringing in innovative practices to Indian Railways, enhancing productivity and ensuring workforce welfare. He is an Electrical Engineer, with an MBA in technology management from Australia’s La Trobe University.x
Interim Vice Chancellor and Principal Executive Director (Training & MPP), Railway Board
Ms. Alka Arora Misra is a senior officer from the 1985 batch of Indian Railway Personnel Services. She has a Master’s degree in Economics from Allahabad University and 32 years of rich experience in the Indian Railways. In her time at the Railways, she has held several key administrative positions across divisions, including as Senior Divisional Personnel Officer (Central Railway), Deputy Chief Personnel Officer (Mumbai Railway Vikas Corporation Ltd.), Chief Personnel Officer (Admn./IR, Western Railway) and Chief Personnel Officer (Mumbai Railway Vikas Corporation Ltd.). Currently, She is the Executive Director (Training and Manpower Planning,) Railway Board and the interim Vice Chancellor of the National Rail and Transportation Institute.x
Director, IIT Gandhinagar
Prof. Sudhir Jain is an active academic and a passionate academic administrator. He has been on the faculty of IIT Kanpur since 1984 from where he was on leave to IIT Gandhinagar in Ahmedabad to shoulder the responsibilities of its Director. As its Founder Director, Prof. Jain has experimented with numerous ideas in curriculum, student affairs, faculty recruitment and faculty management. The Institute under his leadership has successfully created a number of initiatives to inculcate and promote excellence by the faculty and students. With his innovative approach and energetic leadership, the new Institute has carved out a distinct identity in the IIT system. Dr. Jain holds a Bachelor of Engineering from the University of Roorkee, and Masters and Doctoral degrees from the California Institute of Technology, Pasadena.x
Professor, IIT Delhi and former Vice Chancellor, BITS Pilani
Prof. Bijendra Nath Jain is now Visiting Professor of Computer Science at IIT Delhi post completing a 5‐year term as Vice Chancellor at BITS Pilani. During 2010 to 2015, he worked with BITS’ leadership to grow and transform BITS into one of India’s top research‐led university, while introducing a number of innovative solutions to enhance research capability and industry engagement. In 1983, Prof. Jain was the first in India to propose a nation‐wide data network for India. With funding from Government of India and UNDP, and together with developers from other IITs, IISc, DoE and NCST, he built and launched in 1990 India’s first data network, ERNET, and thereby made India the 14th country in the world to be part of the Internet. He obtained B. Tech. from IIT Kanpur in 1970 and Ph. D. from SUNY, Stony Brook (NY) in 1975.x
Professor, IIT Madras
Prof. Ashok Jhunjhunwala did his B.Tech degree from IIT Kanpur and MS and PhD from University of Maine, USA and was a faculty at Washington State University, USA for a year and half before joining as a faculty at IIT Madras in 1981. Prof. Jhunjhunwala is considered a pioneer in nurturing Industry-Academia interaction in India towards R&D, Innovation and Product Development. He conceived and built India’s first university affiliated business park (IIT Madras Research Park) to promote Industry-Academia R&D collaboration. TIE conferred him the title of Dronacharya for his contributions to the cause of entrepreneurship, as he incubated and nurtured more than 180 companies at IIT Madras. Dr. Jhunjhunwala was conferred Padmashri, Shanti-Swarup Bhatnagar Award, Vikram Sarabhai Research Award, H. K. Firodia Award, Silicon India Leadership Award, Millennium Medal at Indian Science Congress, UGC Hari Om Ashram Award, IETE’s Ram Lala Wadhwa Gold Medal, JC Bose fellowship, Bernard Low Humanitarian Award among many others.x
Director, IIT Kanpur
Prof. Abhay Karandikar is currently serving as the Director of IIT Kanpur. Earlier, he was the Dean (Faculty Affairs) and the Institute Chair Professor in the Department of Electrical Engineering at IIT Bombay. He has been instrumental in developing many pathbreaking technologies and has been at the forefront of several large initiatives both at the institute and the national level. He is the founding member and chairman of the Telecom Standards Development Society of India (TSDSI), India’s standards body for telecom. He has also served as the coordinator of Tata Teleservices IIT Bombay Center of Excellence in Telecommunications (TICET) and the National Center of Excellence in Technology for Internal Security. He received his M.Tech. and then a Ph.D. in electrical engineering from IIT Kanpur in 1988 and 1994, respectivelyx
Chairman, Feedback Infra
Mr. Vinayak Chatterjee co-founded Feedback Infra in 1990 and continues to serve as its Chairman. He is a strategic advisor to leading Indian companies, the Government of India, the Ministry of Finance, State Governments, as well as multilateral and bilateral institutions in the areas of infrastructure planning and implementation. He is one of the leading proponents of the Public-Private Partnership (PPP) model for developing India’s infrastructure. He is on the Board of Directors of SRF Limited, LaFarge India Limited, L&T Power and Avantha Power & Infrastructure Limited. He is also on the Advisory Board of HDFC Property Fund. He is a graduate in Economics (Hons.) from St. Stephen's College, Delhi University and a MBA from the Indian Institute of Management, Ahmedabad.x
Founding Dean, ISB and Founder & Trustee, Ashoka University
Dr. Pramath Raj Sinha is the Founding Dean of the Indian School of Business (ISB), which rapidly became a top 20 B-school in the world. He is also the Founder & Trustee of the new liberal arts university, Ashoka University (ashoka.edu.in). Presently, he is the Provost of Anant National University, Ahmedabad, which is aiming to be India’s leading private teaching and research University in the fields of Built Habitat, Design and Sustainability. For his contributions to education, he was awarded the Personality of the Year by FICCI in 2015 and named one of India’s top 50 management thinkers by Thinkers50 in 2013. Pramath received M.S.E. and Ph.D. degrees in mechanical engineering and applied mechanics from the University of Pennsylvania and a B.Tech. in metallurgical engineering from IIT Kanpur.x
Financial Commissioner, Railway Board
Ms. Manjula Rangarajan is an officer of Indian Railway Accounts Service of 1983 batch and holds MA in Sociology from the University of Madras. Before becoming Financial Commissioner, Railway Board, Ms. Rangarajan served as Financial Adviser and Chief Accounts Officer, Southern Railways for over 9 years. She earlier also served as Divisional Railway Manager (DRM) Tiruchirappalli division, where she became the first woman to head the division in its 150–year history.x
Member Staff, Railway Board
Mr. Rajesh Tiwari is a senior officer of "Indian Railway Electrical Engineering Service" (IRSEE) of 1981 batch and holds a degree in Electrical Engineering from the prestigious Motilal Nehru National Institute of Technology, Allahabad. Before coming Member Staff, Railway Board, Mr. Tiwari served as General Manager of North Western Railway. He has rich experience working in important senior posts in various major zones and units of Indian Railways including Central Railway, North Central Railway, East Central Railway, South East Central Railway, East Coastal Railway, Northern Railway, Railway Electrification Organization, Research and Design Standards Organization and Diesel Locomotive Works.x
Chancellor and Chairman,
Chancellor and Principal
(Training & MPP),
Delhi and former
ISB and Founder &
Mr. Suresh Angadi, Hon'ble Minister of State, Railways visited NRTI on Children's Day.
Students from the founding undergraduate batch visited Dahej Port to understand the operations of a commercial port.
Students from the founding undergraduate batch visited the coach manufacturing plant of Bombardier Transportation at Savli, Vadodara.
Students and staff participated in a cleanliness campaign as a part of Shramdaan activity.
BTech, IIT Chennai; Masters in Transportation, MIT,
USA; PhD Transport Economics, IIT Delhi; CEO, World
IT Head (Consultant),
National Skill Development Corporation,
Former Director, Capgemini Consulting
PhD, University of Pune,
Professor, Indian Statistical Institute
PhD, IIT Delhi;
Associate Professor, NRTI
IIM Indore, PhD. (Management),
PhD, IIT Madras,
Professor. IIT Madras
CFA, CA; Doctoral Fellow,
IIM Rohtak; Adjunct Professor of Finance,
Birla Institute of Management Technology (BIMTECH)
BTech, IIT Delhi; MBA,
University of Oxford; Member,
Governing Board, IIT Mandi
PhD, Indian Statistical Institute,
Professor, IIT Madras
Delhi School of Economics,
Professor, Institute of Management Technology (IMT), Ghaziabad
PhD, Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute
Professor, IIT Bombay
PG Diploma, NID; PhD, Delft University;
Adjunct Associate Professor,
BTech, IIT Madras; PGDM,
IIM Ahmedabad; PhD, Northwestern University,
USA; Director, IIMB
PGDM, IIM Bangalore; PhD, IIT
Madras; Former CEO, IIT Madras
PG (Industrial Design),
National Institute of Design,
Dean Advancement & Professor,
Anant National University,
Adjunct Professor, IIT Gandhinagar
PhD, IIT Madras;
Assistant Professor,ISB Hyderabad
Fellow, IIM Ahmedabad; Undertaken
in areas of transportation
PhD, IIT Delhi;
Masters in Biotechnology
and business management,
INSEAD; Former Consultant
HCL Infosystems; Founder,
"I have always felt that I am so lucky to be an NRTI student. I can positively say NRTI has made me a better person. It has helped me develop a positive attitude towards my studies and discover more about myself. The faculty are very caring and interested in students’ well-being."
"NRTI has given me various opportunities to explore myself and my interests. The faculty encourages us to devote time to extra-curriculars. Backed by flexible courses and a supportive administration, we are developing skills that help us not only prepare for the industry, but also prepare for life"
"In a guest session with Mr. Piyush Goyal, a student asked ‘What are we going to become after graduating from NRTI’. He replied, ‘You are going to become whatever you want to be’. That’s when I realised that I’m in the right place. NRTI has transformed me into a versatile person who knows her potential and is ready for the world."