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The National Rail and Transportation Institute (NRTI), a vision of the Honorable 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, NRTI is specifically established to create a resource pool of best-in-class professionals for the railway and transportation sector.
Engineering involves the creative application of tools from math and science to solve problems that confront humanity today. While these problems present technological challenges, each exists within a cultural, economic, historical, and ethical context; thus, an in-depth education in engineering must provide students with a broad academic foundation. At NRTI, we ensure that the engineering students learn the fundamental principles of engineering sciences and apply that knowledge to engineering design and practice through advanced courses and independent work. Ample opportunities for study in the natural sciences, social sciences, and humanities complete a well-rounded experiential education that prepares students for a wide range of careers in transportation and allied industries.
NRTI plans to impart education focusing on understanding, designing, planning, constructing and managing human habitats that have a profound impact on transportation in India and vice versa. The School of Planning and Design focused on planning in the public realm, will concentrate on engineering and construction, dealing with habitat related interiors, crafts, systems, and products. ‘Cities’ are the future of India and other developing countries. Urban transport transformations, with emphasis on usability, equity, and sustainability, will be the key driver of India’s future in the coming half century, much like the East Asian and Latin American countries in the last 30 years. Urban planners anchor such as urban transformations. The School of Planning and Design at NRTI aims to prepare such intense, skilled and thinking professionals to meet this challenge.
The School of Humanities, Arts and Social Sciences at NRTI is uniquely placed to make a significant contribution to the world of research and education, both because of the nature of the Department and by virtue of its location in India’s first premier university on transportation. The top-class faculty members in the founding year reflect our commitment to cutting-edge research and knowledge creation. With excellent faculty in Economics, Literature, Linguistics, Philosophy, Psychology, Sociology and Policy Studies, and inspired by its vision and values, this department plans to offer a wide range of courses to the students of technology, run a vibrant PhD program, and contribute to expanding the frontiers of knowledge in Humanities and Social Sciences.
The School of Policy and Law is a unique endeavour to educate young professionals in public policy and governance relevant to the transport sector. The school will provide interdisciplinary foundational training in Ethics and Policy, Economics (including econometrics), Law, Political Science, and Sociology. It aims to encourage students in applied analysis by developing institutional designs that can transform public services. With a firm grounding in the core courses, students are expected to choose and specialize in specific policy area concentrations including Regulation and Institutional Reform, Urban Transport Policies, Social Conflict and Public Policy, and so on.