Gati Shakti multi-modal connectivity for Educators

By Dr. Vinod Kumar   |   National Institute of Technical Teachers Training and Research, Chennai.
Learners enrolled: 171
This course deals with the basic understanding and importance of the PM Gati Shakthi – National master plan for multi-modal connectivity scheme for sustainable infrastructure development. Briefly, it will cover the importance of transportation modes and issues during construction practice. Anyone can register to understand the national plan that aims to improve the coordination, planning, and execution of infrastructure projects in India. The plan was launched in 2021 to provide multimodal connectivity infrastructure to various economic zones. We welcome you to register for this MOOC on the SWAYAM platform. Looking forward to a healthy interaction during the whole course.
Course Status : Ongoing
Course Type : Elective
Duration : 4 weeks
Category :
  • Teacher Education
Credit Points : 3
Level : Continuing Education
Start Date : 29 Jan 2024
End Date : 30 Apr 2024
Enrollment Ends : 29 Feb 2024
Exam Date : 19 May 2024 IST
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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

Module 1:Introduction

Understanding the Concept of Gatishakti 
Importance of GDP using the transportation sector
Objective of National master plan
Expected outcome of this scheme
Multi-modal connectivity: Road, Rail, Air, and waterways
Seven engines of Infrastructure: Roads, Railways, Airport, Ports, Mass transport, waterways and logistics
Six pillars: Comprehensiveness, Prioritization,
Brief overview of important  transportation projects in India

Module 2:Transportation economics and logistic management

Brief overview and importance of Transportation economics
Logistic management techniques

Module 3: Dynamic mapping using GIS

Introduction about BISAG-N and MEGHRAJ ( or Relevant software)
Satellite communication, Geo-informatics, and Geo-spatial technology usage in infrastructure development
Comprehensive database 
Testing and Development

Module 4: Sustainable Development

• Connecting the Dots: Gati Shakti's Role in Sustainable Transportation Development

Books and references

1. IBEF (2018), ‘About Indian Economy Growth Rate & Statistics’, Available https://www.ibef.org/economy/indian-economy-overview. Last accessed on June 30, 2018
2. Hindustan Times (2017), ‘India’s economy to become 3rd largest, surpass Japan, Germany by 2030’. https://www.hindustantimes.com/business-news/india-s-economy-will-become-third-largest-in-the-world-surpass-japan-germany-by-2030-us-agency/story-wBY2QOQ8YsYcrIK12A4HuK.html. Last accessed on June 30, 2018
3. Niti ayog. Goods on the move, Efficiency and sustainability in Indian Logistics, September 2018.
4. Potential of Multimodal connectivity in India, chrome-extension://mhnlakgilnojmhinhkckjpncpbhabphi/pages/pdf/web/viewer.html?file=https%3A%2F%2Fcuts-citee.org%2Fpdf%2Findia-potential-of-multimodal-connectivity.pdf
5. Towards NayaBharat, A study of infrastructure, Community and development. National Institute of Industrial education, National Book trust India publisher, Sep 2023.

Instructor bio

Dr. Vinod Kumar

National Institute of Technical Teachers Training and Research, Chennai.
Dr.Vinod Kumar Adigopula holds a Bachelor of Technology degree in Civil Engineering from Sri Venkateswara University.  Masters specialization in Transportation Engineering & Planning. Post Graduation and Doctor of Philosophy degrees from Sardar Vallabhbhai National Insitute of Technology- Surat. He worked as a Postdoctoral researcher at Sultan Qaboos Univerity. He worked in design consultancy for a period of three years as a Pavement and Highway design engineer. His research and teaching experience include pavement structural evaluation, Quality Control, Pavement materials, maintenance and rehabilitation. He published his research work in peer-reviewed publishers like ASCE, Springer, Elsevier, Taylor & Fransis and TRB Annual Meeting. He is a guest reviewer of the International Journal of Pavement Research and Technology and eventually an Associate Member of the Institute of Engineers IEI (India).

Course certificate

Interested Learners can enroll and learn the course for free. 
If You wish to Get certified on this course you must register and write the proctored exam conducted by SWAYAM in person at any of the designated exam centers.
  • The Registration fee for the proctored exam is Rs.1000/- (Rupees one thousand only).
  • Date and Time of Exams: 2nd Saturday & Sunday of May (tentative):
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  • 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.
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  • Internal assignment score = 30%, The average of best 3 assignments out of the total assignments given in the course.
  • Exam score = 70% of the proctored exam score out of 100
  • Final score = Average assignment score + Exam score
  • You will be eligible for a certificate only if average assignment score >=10/30 and exam score >= 30/70
  • Certificate will have your name, photograph, roll number and the percentage of score in the final exam. It will have the logos of MHRD (Ministry of Human Resource Development), SWAYAM and NITTTR. 
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