Infrastructure Economics

By Prof. Nalin Bharti   |   IIT Patna
Learners enrolled: 137
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.

Course Status : Upcoming
Course Type : Elective
Duration : 8 weeks
Start Date : 24 Jan 2022
End Date : 18 Mar 2022
Exam Date : 27 Mar 2022 IST
Category :
  • Humanities and Social Sciences
Credit Points : 2
Level : Undergraduate/Postgraduate

Course layout

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.

Instructor bio

Prof. Nalin Bharti

IIT Patna
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.

Course certificate

The course is free to enroll and learn from. But if you want a certificate, you have to register and write the proctored exam conducted by us in person at any of the designated exam centres.
The exam is optional for a fee of Rs 1000/- (Rupees one thousand only).
Date and Time of Exams: EAXM DATE(ex: March 27, 2022) Morning session 9am to 12 noon; Afternoon Session 2pm to 5pm.
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. If there are any changes, it will be mentioned then.
Please check the form for more details on the cities where the exams will be held, the conditions you agree to when you fill the form etc.


Average assignment score = 25% of average of best 6 assignments out of the total 8 assignments given in the course.
Exam score = 75% of the proctored certification exam score out of 100

Final score = Average assignment score + Exam score

YOU WILL BE ELIGIBLE FOR A CERTIFICATE ONLY IF AVERAGE ASSIGNMENT SCORE >=10/25 AND EXAM SCORE >= 30/75. If one of the 2 criteria is not met, you will not get the certificate even if the Final score >= 40/100.

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 Madras. It will be e-verifiable at nptel.ac.in/noc.

Only the e-certificate will be made available. Hard copies will not be dispatched.

Once again, thanks for your interest in our online courses and certification. Happy learning.

- NPTEL team

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