General Programme Information
What is so unique about NRTI?
NRTI is specifically established to create a resource pool of best-in-class professionals for the railway and transportation sector. The University will aspire to be a leader in transportation-focused applied education, training and research, creating graduates and postgraduates who are uniquely qualified to pursue and excel in careers in railways as well as all other transportation-related industries.
NRTI intends to offer multi-disciplinary programmes through a highly experiential and unique inter-disciplinary pedagogy incorporating the latest technologies, i.e., live classrooms and online programmes delivered by high-quality faculty with global exposure.
The Institute is also focussed on developing global and national partnerships with relevant world-class academic institutes, universities and industries to ensure access to the latest pedagogy and programme design, and prevailing transportation related domain knowledge, innovations and research developments.
Is NRTI a recognized university?
Yes, NRTI is recognized by the UGC as a 'Deemed-to-be-University'
What are the programmes offered at NRTI?
In its first year, beginning in August 2018, NRTI will offer two programmes:
1. BBA in Transportation Management
2. BSc in Transportation Technology
What all courses / programmes will NRTI offer?
NRTI intends to have five schools offering programmes across Engineering, Management, Law and Public policy, Humanities, Planning and Design domains. In the academic year 2018-19, the university is launching two undergraduate programmes; BBA in Transportation Management and BSc in Transportation Technology.
What is BBA in Transportation Management programme?
NRTI’s specialized BBA programme is a three year full-time undergraduate programme focussed on management practices in the context of the transportation sector. It is a unique program offered in collaboration with the transport industry, especially Indian Railways, providing an experiential learning environment to students. 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. Through experiential coursework, an industry internship, especially with the Indian Railways, and a hands-on project(s) in the final year, students will get multiple opportunities to interact and learn from the industry experts.
How is BBA in Transportation Management different from any other BBA degree being offered in India?
Unlike any other programme being offered in India, BBA in Transportation Management is entirely focused on the national and international transportation industry. The programme follows a highly experiential and unique inter-disciplinary pedagogy incorporating the latest research in management education and will be delivered by high-quality faculty with global exposure.
What is BSc in Transportation Technology programme?
The BSc programme is a three year full-time undergraduate programme 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. It is a unique program offered in collaboration with the transport industry, especially Indian Railways, providing an experiential learning environment to students. Meant to prepare a cadre of transportation technologists and specialists. The BSc programme focuses on technology and its application in the field of transportation. Through experiential coursework, an industry internship, especially with the Indian Railways, and a hands-on project(s) in the final year, students will get multiple opportunities to interact and learn from the industry experts.
How is BSc in Transportation Technology different from any other BSc degree being offered in India?
Unlike any other undergraduate science programme being offered in India, BSc in Transportation Technology is entirely focused on the technology interface in transportation industry. Further the programme follows a highly experiential and unique inter-disciplinary pedagogy incorporating the latest technologies, i.e., live classrooms and online programmes delivered by high-quality faculty with global exposure.
What degree is offered at the end of the programme?
A Bachelors of Business Administration degree in Transportation Management or Bachelors of Science degree in Transportation Technology.
What is the structure of BBA / BSc programme?
NRTI intends to follow an innovative undergraduate curriculum structure. The experiential pedagogy involves workshops/laboratory/studio work being embedded within taught courses, thereby enabling the students to understand concepts and develop an application-oriented approach from early on. Students have the flexibility to build an academic plan that has the requisite composition of core, foundation and elective subjects from all learning tracks: I (Domain knowledge), II (Multidisciplinary learning) and III (Self-discovery and professional development).
To earn a Bachelor's degree, each student completes the requisite minimum of 140 credits over the programme period of 3 years of 3 trimesters each. Students would typically study 4 courses in a trimester, across 9 terms, and spend 1 trimester in their final year, experiencing a live industry project, or preparing a thesis. They are also required to undertake at least one summer internship in the first two years that offers them exposure to the railways and allied transportation industries.
Is NRTI offering AICTE recognized degrees?
Can we do this course in distance mode?
No. Both the programmes are residential and full time.
Is NRTI globally ranked?
NRTI is India's first university solely focused on Transportation. It is launching its first programmes in August 2018, hence not globally ranked yet.
What can I do when I visit campus?
You can get speak to an admissions counsellor, get a tour of campus and see the hostel facilities.
What is the fee structure for the BBA/ BSc programme 2018-19?
||Annual Fee Structure
||Amount (in INR)
||Caution Deposit (Refundable)
||Admission Fee (One-Time)
||Student Identity Card Fee (One-Time)
||Mess Fee (INR 31,500 plus 5% GST)
||Total Annual Fee (inclusive of GST where applicable)
*Less: 50% Founding Batch Scholarship INR 37,500
Is there any consideration for socially backward communities?
The admission in both the programmes at NRTI is based on merit. However there are applicable reservation of seats as per UGC / AICTE / State Government regulations.
Can we pay fees in instalments, or is it semester wise?
The fees at NRTI are payable in full on admission.
What is the ranking of NRTI in India?
NRTI is launching its first programmes in 2018. Hence it is currently not ranked in India or abroad. However, NRTI is offering unique programmes in Transportation Management and technology unlike any other in the country.
Is an internship part of the programme?
Yes. All the students are required to complete an industry internship spanning an entire trimester.
Are there placements available for students?
Yes. The university will have a dedicated placement cell assisting all the students in getting suitable employment on successful completion of the programmes.
Will Indian Railways provide placements to NRTI graduates?
No. Indian Railways is supporting NRTI with practical labs and training centers. It plays no role in the overall functioning of the university and placement of its graduates.
Who are the industrial partners of NRTI?
Indian Railways will serve as the industry partner of NRTI. It will provide its facilities to be used as an experiential lab for students and faculty alike to gain practical knowledge and conduct cutting edge research on transportation.
How many students will you accept in the programmes?
In the academic year 2018-19, NRTI intends to admit upto 100 students across the two programmes.
What are the backgrounds of NRTI faculty?
Highly experienced in-house and visiting faculty with international exposure.
What about foreign exposure/international collaboration in studies?
Yes. NRTI will focus on developing global and national partnerships with top universities and organizations from across the world for student, faculty and knowledge exchange.
What is the teacher student ratio in the at NRTI?
NRTI intends to maintain a teacher student ratio of 1:15
Can you provide examples of institutes/industries where NRTI students will go for educational/exposure visits?
Indian railways will serve as the industry partner of NRTI. It will provide its facilities to be used as an experiential (hands-on) lab for students to gain practical knowledge and conduct cutting edge research on transportation.
What are the job prospects after completing the BBA and BSc degree programmes from NRTI?
India will need a workforce of around 2.51 Crores by 2022. The transport sector is expected to witness one of the highest incremental human resource requirements in the next 5 years. There will be huge demand for management professionals and technology experts to mitigate this skill gap. So, NRTI graduates will be in much demand.
Student Life On Campus
Are there hostel facilities at NRTI? Are they separate for boys and girls?
The programmes being offered at NRTI are fully residential. There are separate hostel facilities for both boys and girls.
What facilities are provided in the hostels?
Personal Entities: Bed, Mattress, Study Table set
Common Facilities: Well designed, air-conditioned rooms with attached toilet on twin sharing basis, Free Wi-fi, Cafeteria, Recreational room with indoor gaming facility etc.
What are the facilities provided on campus in terms of services to the students?
Sports facilities (Badminton, Squash, Tennis, Gym, Basketball, Volleyball, Swimming Pool)
Fully equipped library
What is your policy for prevention of ragging on campus?
NRTI has a strict no tolerance policy for ragging in any form, both inside and outside university premises.
Where is NRTI located?
NRTI is located in the National Academy of Indian Railways (NAIR) campus spread over 55 acres in Vadodara. Kindly see our website for detailed address and directions to reach the campus.
Who should I contact for queries / problems with admission process / online application submission?
Please call +91-73063-78198 for any queries.