More about Indira Gandhi National Tribal University
Indira Gandhi National Tribal University, Amarkantak was established by an Act of the Parliament of India in 2007 and started functioning in July 2008. The institution is completely funded by Central Government. The University caters to the tribals’ dream of higher education.
Aim and Objectives:
- To offer opportunities for education, especially higher education and research facilities to the tribal population of India.
- To spread and advance knowledge by providing instructional and research facilities in tribal art, tradition, culture, language, medicinal systems, customs, forest base economic activities, flora, and fauna besides making progress in technologies relating to the natural resources of the tribal areas
- To join hands with national and international universities and organizations to start joint cultural studies and research on tribal communities.
- To articulate tribal centric development models, circulate reports and monographs and arranging conferences and seminars on issues
The University offers various courses in various streams. Starting from Arts and Humanities, it ranges till Management, Mass Communication and Journalism, Sciences, Languages, etc. Various faculties that the University has are:
- Faculty of Commerce and Management: Department of Business Management, Department of Commerce, Department of Tourism Management.
- Faculty of Computronics: Department of Computer Science
- Faculty of Communication and Media Studies: Department of Journalism and Mass Communication
- Faculty of Education: Department of Education
- Faculty of Humanities and Philology: Department of English and Foreign Languages, Department of Hindi
- Faculty of Science: Department of Botany, Department of Biotechnology, Department of Chemistry, Department of Environmental Science, Department of Environmental Studies, Department of Physics, Department of Zoology, Department of Statistics, Department of Geology, Department of Earth Science, Department of Geography and Regional Development
- Faculty of Social Sciences: Department of AncienT Indian History, Culture and Archaeology, Department of History, Department of Political Science and Human Rights, Department of Applied Psychology, Department of Sociology and Social Anthropology, Department of Social Work
- Faculty of Tribal Studies: Department of Tribal Studies, Department of Linguistics and Contrastive Study of Tribal Languages
- Faculty of Pharmacy
- Faculty of Vocational, Technical and Skills Training: Department of Vocational Education and Skill Training
- Faculty of Yoga