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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



Available College Facilities

Indira Gandhi National Tribal University has a various amenities for its students like:

Hostel: Presently, there are 4 hostels in the university. 3 for boys and one for girls, namely, Govind Guru Hostel for Boys, Sone Hostel for Boys, TCPC Hostel for Boys and Narmada Girls Hostel. They offer amenities like:

  • Cot
  • Table
  • Chair
  • Cupboard
  • Common Rooms have LED TV
  • Adequate Water Supply
  • Solar Geysers in Bathroom
  • WiFi enabled
  • Gym equipped with state-of-the-art machines
  • Separate open gym for girls
  • Cleanliness is a priority

The campus also has a swimming pool and playground. 

Central Library: Indira Gandhi National Tribal University has a library with hundreds of books on every subject. It is accessible to all the students and faculty of the university. Started in July 2009, the library currently is moving towards a fully automated library.They are using Libsys7 Software for automation. It offers amenities like:

  • Open Access
  • Text Book section
  •  Separate A.C. rooms for Teachers and Research Scholars
  •  OPAC
  •  Collection of books: Over 25,000 books
  • Membership : (i) Students – 2409; (ii) Staffs – 120
  • Computer Section: 25 computers
  •  Seating Capacity: 400 Persons  
  •  Journals: Subscription of journals (both print and e-version) is in the process.

Canteen: The University has one vegetarian canteen and a non-vegetarian canteen that is open for 12 hours a day. The food provided at the vegetarian canteen is a mix of south Indian and north Indian dishes. The non-vegetarian canteen offers North-Indian or Delhi style non-vegetarian dishes. The University makes sure of proper hygiene, freshness of food and nominal rates at the respective canteens.

Shopping Complex: The campus of the University has in-house hair styling salon, stationery shop, and bakery shop. The stationery shop also has photocopying and printing facilities. There's a bakery shop that provides fresh bread and bakes. The University is planning to incorporate a grocery shop and a dairy shop in the campus.

Computer Centre: The university has Computer Centre with 24x7 facilities. Various amenities are:

  • 150 computers
  •  Digital podium
  • Audio-visual system
  • Projector
  • Softwares like: MS Office, Photoshop, CorelDraw, Tally, Typing Tutor, SPSS, etc. 

The projector is used for teaching purposes to effectively deliver lectures.

Other facilities offered by the University are-  Medical Cell, NCC Cell, NSS Cell, Language Lab, Bank and ATM, Post Office, etc.