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This is a joint master’s programme in railway systems engineering and integration offered by NRTI and the University of Birmingham, UK. The program aims at providing a strong foundation in theories, methods, and tools needed to develop railway engineering knowledge, systems integration skills and understanding of the complex interactions between subsystems. Students will obtain two PG qualifications from both the institutions after spending a year each at both the institutions.

The programme is supported by railway practitioners and will build the ability to work in multi-disciplinary project teams. The University of Birmingham will offer specialised courses in the areas of strategic management of railway operations, railway rolling stock systems design, railway traction systems design, railway control systems engineering and railway business management to develop an interdisciplinary perspective.

Learning Experience at NRTI

NRTI’s postgraduate programmes will follow an innovative curriculum structure offering students a specialized, holistic and truly interdisciplinary academic experience:

  • Experiential

    All programmes will be offered in collaboration with the transportation industry, especially Indian Railways, thereby enabling an application-oriented approach to academic learning.

  • Flexible

    Students will have the flexibility to build an academic plan that has the requisite composition of core and elective subjects from all learning tracks: I (Domain knowledge), II (Multidisciplinary learning) and III (Self-discovery and professional development).

  • Rigorous

    To earn a Master’s degree, each student will be required to complete the requisite minimum credit units over the programme period of 2 years of 3 trimesters each.

  • Holistic

    Students would typically have two programme advisors, one expert mentor from the transportation industry, and one academic/research advisor from the university.

  • Interdisciplinary

    The first three trimesters will be common to students across the MSc programmes. This will enable a cross cohort interaction, and encourage interdisciplinary collaboration among students and faculty.


Foundation Courses CORE Courses
Dynamics of the Transportation Ecosystem Railway Terminology
Quantitative Models in Transportation Introduction to Systems Engineering
Research Methodology and IPR Strategy Management of Railway Operations
Rural and Regional Planning Models Railway Rolling Stock Design
Environmental impact of transportation systems Railway Traction System Design
Transportation Finance and Economics System Engineering and Integration for Dependability
Urban Planning Models Railway System Synthesis A
Creative Writing and thinking Railway Infrastructure and Track Systems

Admission process



BSc in Transportation Technology


PG Entrance Tests will be administered on July 27, 2020 at multiple locations across the country


80000 /- Per Semister


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