Infrastructure Economics

By Prof. Nalin Bharti   |   IIT Patna
Learners enrolled: 868
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 : Completed
Course Type : Elective
Duration : 8 weeks
Category :
  • Humanities and Social Sciences
Credit Points : 2
Level : Undergraduate/Postgraduate
Start Date : 24 Jan 2022
End Date : 18 Mar 2022
Enrollment Ends : 07 Feb 2022
Exam Date : 27 Mar 2022 IST

Note: This exam date is subjected to change based on seat availability. You can check final exam date on your hall ticket.

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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 Professor of Economics in the Department of Humanities and Social Sciences, IIT Patna. He was awarded doctorate from JNU, New Delhi. His PhD is on Issues in Privatization and Its Practice: Divestiture of State Owned Enterprises in Bangladesh and Lessons for India. His pre and post-doctoral employment includes Visiting Lecturer in colleges at University of Delhi during 2000 to 2005, Research Associate in 12th Finance Commission, Government of India in 2004, Lecturer Law and Economics at Hidayatullah National Law University, Raipur. Lecturer - Law and Economics at NALSAR University of Law, Hyderabad. Currently he is An Associate Professor of Economics in School of Humanities and Social Sciences, Indian Institute of Technology Patna. His publications include the area of Labour Economics, India’s Economic Reforms, Intellectual Property, WTO and India. He has successfully completed two sponsored research project by UNICEF office of Bihar. He has also worked as a co-PI in a project on ‘Life in the Era of COVID-19: Impact on Lockdown on Village Makers of Bihar & Future Prospects’ (jointly with IMPRI and Centre for Catalyzing Change’s (C3)Bihar) . He has also received a research Grant jointly with ICSSR and JSPS on ‘Indo-Japan Trade and Investment: What Next after CEPA .He has been awarded Diploma of Appreciation at University of Bialystok, Poland in Oct, 2014. He has also received 3best paper in three different conferences outside the country. He has contributed around 37 research papers in International Journal, One Full reference book, 11 book chapters and more than 70 conference papers in India and abroad. His online course on Infrastructure Economics offered on NPTEL got a wide range of acceptance among the students of India and abroad.

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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