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Infrastructure Economics


This course is designed to introduce the role of infrastructure in economic growth.The broad view of physical as well as social infrastructure will be dealt in depth which will be helpful for the students at UG level and also for the M.Tech students in Civil and Engineering, researchers at various infrastructure firms and Non Governmental organization in social sector.  

Nalin Bharti is an Assistant Professor of Economics (in School of Humanities and Social Sciences, Indian Institute of Technology Patna) and works in the field of Macroeconomic Reforms, WTO and India. After finishing doctorate from JNU, New Delhi in 2005 he has served 12th Finance Commission, Government of India and NALSAR University of Law Hyderabad (India’s top Law School).He has a large contribution in National as well as in international Journal and books. He has also supervised projects for UNICEF. His recent book Privatization Unbound, Bookwell, 2009 is an important inclusion for India’s top economic and business institution.

Dates of exams: 26 March 2017
Time: Shift1 : 9am-12noon;Shift 2: 2pm- 5pm
Any one shift can be chosen to write the exam for a course.
The list of cities where the exam will be conducted will be available in the registration form.
Registration url: Announcements will be made when the registration form is open for registrations.
The online registration form has to be filled and the certification exam fee needs to be paid. More details will be made available when the exam registration form is published.


Final score will be calculated as : 25% assignment score + 75% final exam score
25% assignment score is calculated as 25% of average of best 6 out of 8 assignments

E-Certificate will be given to those who register and write the exam and score greater than or equal to 40% final score. Certificate will have your name, photograph and the score in the final exam with the breakup. It will have the logos of NPTEL and IIT Patna It will be e-verifiable at nptel.ac.in/noc.


Week-1- Economics and Infrastructure

Week-2- Finance for Infrastructure 

Week-3- Infrastructure and Economic Growth 

Week-4- Challenges for Infrastructure Development 

Week-5- Economic Model for Infrastructure Development
Week-6- Infrastructure in an Open Economy,

Week-7- Infrastructure Development in India

Week-8- A Comparison of Infrastructure in India with world.