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Established in 2008, Indira Gandhi National Tribal University is a non-profit public higher education institution located in the the rural setting of the small town of Amarkantak (population range of 2,500-9,999 inhabitants), Madhya Pradesh. Officially accredited/recognized by the University Grants Commission, India, Indira Gandhi National Tribal University (IGNTU) is a coeducational higher education institution. Indira Gandhi National Tribal University (IGNTU) offers courses and programs leading to officially recognized higher education degrees in several areas of study. IGNTU also provides several academic and non-academic facilities and services to students including a library, as well as administrative services.
Indira Gandhi National Tribal University in Amarkantak, Anuppur district, Madhya Pradesh, India was established through an Act of Parliament, Indira Gandhi National Tribal University Act, 2007, by Government of India.Indira Gandhi National Tribal University, Amarkantak, District Anuppur (Central University) An Act was passed in Indian parliament which was published in the Gazette of India, Part II, section I, on 20 December 2007 by the virtue of which Indira Gandhi National Tribal University Act, 52, 2007.
About the Regional Campus, Manipur
As the jurisdiction of the university extends to the whole country, it has a plan to open centres in tribal dominated states for which proposals are under way according to the Act of the University. Acting accordingly, the opened the first regional campus of University at Manipur on 9 September 2009 (09/09/2009) by the Vice-Chancellor Prof.C.D.Singh. The University is going to impart Post Graduate courses Political Science and Human Right, Sociology and Social Anthropology, Social Work, Tribal Studies and Physical Education at its Manipur Regional Campus. The university is also going to start post graduate courses in Computer science in its regional campus from 2017.
The University –
The Indira Gandhi National Tribal University, Amarkantak has been established by an Act of the Parliament of India. It came into existence by the Indira Gandhi National Tribal University Act, 2007 and came into action on July 2008. The jurisdiction of the University extends to the whole country and it is fully funded by the Central Government through the University Grant Commission. The university caters to the tribals’ long cherished dream of higher education.
Aims and Objectives –
The tribal people are rich in cultural heritage and skill of art and craft but they are still marginalized in respect to higher education as well as in other walks of life. Now in the present age of globalization the world has shrunk into a village as the society has advanced in technology. But the tribes, who are the custodians of Indian culture in real sense, are far behind in this race of advancement. In order to rescue them from the present plight, the university has put before itself the following aims and objectives-
To provide avenues of education, especially higher education and research facilities primarily for the tribal population of India. src=”images_css/bullet.png”
To disseminate and advance knowledge by providing instructional and research facilities in tribal art, tradition, culture, language, medicinal systems, customs, forest based economic activities, flora, fauna and advancement in technologies relating to the natural resources of the tribal areas.
To collaborate with national and international universities and organizations, especially for undertaking cultural studies and research on tribal communities.
To formulate tribal centric development models, publish reports and monographs and to organize conferences and seminars on issues relating to tribes and to provide inputs to policy matters in different spheres.
To take appropriate measures for promoting the members of tribal communities capable of managing, administering and looking after their own needs by access to higher education through a university of their own.
To disseminate and advance knowledge by providing instructional and research facilities in such other branches of learning as it may deem fit.
To take appropriate measures for promoting innovations in teaching learning process in inter-disciplinary studies and researches and to pay special attention to the improvement of social, educational and economic conditions and welfare of the scheduled tribes within the Union of India.
In view of the aims and objectives of the university the major thrust will be on providing more opportunity for the tribes. However, the university is open to all
Honours(UG), PG and PhD Programmes for session 2017-18
Programmes of Study at IGNTU Main Campus at Amarkantak
B.A (Hon’s) Programmes : Ancient Indian History, Culture & Archaeology , English, Hindi, History, Economics , Geography & Regional Development, Political Science & Human Rights, Sociology & Social Anthropology
B Com. (Hon’s) Programmes : B.Com
B.Sc. (Hon’s) Programmes : Environmental Sciences, Botany, Biotechnology, Chemistry, Zoology,
Professional (Hon’s) Programmes : B.C.A, B.B.A. , B. Pharma, BJMC- Journalism and Mass Communication
B.Voc. B.Voc in Theatre, Stagecraft, Film production and Media Technology and B.Voc in Software Development
D.Pharma Programme : 4 semesters
B.Ed. Programme : 4 semester
PG Programmes : 4 semesters
M.A. in English, Hindi, M.A. in Linguistics, Applied Psychology, Economics, Ancient Indian History, Culture & Archaeology, History, Geography & Rural Development , Political Science & Human Rights, Sociology & Social Anthropology, Tribal Studies, Master in Journalism and Mass Communication (MJMC)
M.B.A (Business Management), M.B.A in Tourism Management , M.Com,
M.Sc. in Botany, Zoology, Geology, Chemistry, Biotechnology, Environmental Science, Mathematics, Statistics, Physics, MCA
Research (Ph.D) Programmes
PhD in English, Communication and Media Studies, Applied Psychology, Economics, Geography & Regional Development, Political Science & Human Rights , Sociology & Social Anthropology, Business Management , Tourism Management, Tribal Studies, Linguistics and Contrastive Study of Tribal Languages , Zoology, Botany , Computer Science , Biotechnology, Environmental Sciences , Chemistry
Programmes of Study for Regional Campus Manipur
M.A in Political Science & Human Rights, Social Work, Sociology & Social Anthropology, Tribal Studies, MCA,
PhD in Political Science & Human Rights, Social Work.
Faculties of Indira Gandhi National Tribal University
1. Faculty of Commerce and Management
2. Faculty of Communication and Media Studies
3. Faculty of Computronics
4. Faculty of Earth Science
5. Faculty of Education
6. Faculty of Humanities and Philology
7. Faculty of Pharmacy
8. Faculty of Science
9. Faculty of Social Science
10. Faculty of Technical, Vocational Education and Skill Training
11. Faculty of Tribal Studies