Indira Gandhi National Tribal University

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Indira Gandhi National Tribal University
Amarkantak
Established 2007
Type Central University
Vice-Chancellor Prof. T. V. Kattimani
Location Amarkantak, Madhya Pradesh, India
Website Indira Gandhi National Tribal University

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. The then M.H.R.D. minister, Shri Arjun Singh laid the foundation stone on 19 April 2008 at Amarkantak. The government of India 7 July 2008, circulated the order of appointment of the founder vice-chancellor of the university. In compliance of this order, Prof. Chandra Deo Singh took the post on 08.07.2008.[1]

Officer of the University[edit]

  • Visitor - Shri Pranab Mukherjee, His Excellency, President of India.
  • Chancellor - Shri S.M. Jharwal (I.E.S. retd.).
  • Vice-chancellor-Prof. T. V. Kattimani
  • Deans of the Faculty
  • Registrar
  • Finance Officer
  • Controller of the Examination
  • Heads of the Department

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. The then M.H.R.D. minister, Shri Arjun Singh laid the foundation stone on 19 April 2008 at Amarkantak. The government of India 7 July 2008, circulated the order of appointment of the founder vice-chancellor of the university. In compliance of this order, Prof. Chandra Deo Singh took the post on 08.07.2008. It is fully granted by the government of India, through University Grant Commission. Different from other universities, Indira Gandhi National Tribal University, Amarkantak will have its regional campuses in tribal-dominated states. These campuses will be in tribal areas so that tribal students can have easy access to higher education and promote themselves and their interests so that they can occupy a remarkable place in the mainstream of society. The regional campuses will preserve the tribal art, culture, and traditional medicinal knowledge of the tribes and have been entrusted with the task of using it for the benefit of all.The tribal people are rich in cultural heritage and skill of art and craft, but they are marginalised in respect to higher education as well as in other walks of life. Now in the present age of globalisation 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 a real sense, are far behind in this race of advancement. 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. 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 organisations, especially for undertaking cultural studies and research on tribal communities. To formulate tribal centric development models, publish reports and monographs and to organised 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.[2] 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 the major thrust will be on providing more opportunity for the tribes. However, the university is open to all.[3]

Objectives of University[edit]

(i) to provide avenues of higher education and research facilities primarily for the tribal population of India;

(ii) to disseminate and advance knowledge by providing instructional and research facilities in tribal art, culture, tradition, language, medicinal systems, customs, forest based economic activities, flora, fauna and advancement in technologies relating to the natural resources of the tribal areas;

(iii) to collaborate with national and international universities or organisations, specially for undertaking cultural studies and research on tribal populations;

(iv) to formulate tribal centric development models, publish reports and monographs; and to organise conferences, seminars on issues relating to tribes; and, to provide inputs to policy matters in different spheres;

(v) 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;

(vi) to disseminate and advance knowledge by providing instructional and research facilities in such other branches of learning as it may deem fit;

(vii) to take appropriate measures for promoting innovations in teaching-learning processes in inter-disciplinary studies and research; and

(viii) to pay special attention to the improvement of the social, educational and economic conditions and welfare of the Scheduled Tribes within the Union of India.

Faculty/School/Center/Department[edit]

Center and Department[edit]

The university offers courses at all levels such as Bachelors, Masters, Doctorate, Diploma, Certificate etc. The departments of the university are:

  • Ancient Indian History, Culture and Archaeology
  • Anthropology
  • Bio-Technology
  • Botany
  • Business Management
  • Chemistry
  • Commerce
  • Communication & Journalism
  • Computer Science
  • Tourism Management
  • Environmental Sciences
  • Economics
  • Education
  • English and forain Languages
  • Geography
  • Tribal Art
  • Museology
  • Hindi
  • History
  • Philosophy
  • Political Science
  • Psychology
  • Zoology
  • University Library
  • University Computer Center

Departments for Next Session[edit]

1.Department of Tribal Languages and Comparative linguistics. 2.Department of Forest Management 3.Department of Geology and Mineralogy 4.Department of Home Science and Nutrition 5.Department of Information Technology. 6.Department of Law ( Five Years Integrated Course) 7.Department of Mathematics and Statistics. 8.Department of Meteorology. 9.Department of Pharmacy (D.Pharma and B. Pharma) 10.Department of Physics. 11.Department of Physical Education 12.Department of Social Work


Faculty of Science[edit]

Prof. Awadhesh Kumar Shukla

Dean, Faculty of Science & Computronics

Department of Biotechnology[edit]

Faculty Member of Biotechnology.

(1) Dr. Ravindra Pratap Singh, Assistant Professor

(2) Dr. Prashant Kumar Singh, Assistant Professor

(3) Dr. Jitendra Malviya, Asst. Professor (Contractual)

Department of Botany[edit]

Prof. Awadhesh Kumar Shukla

Head, Department of Botany

Faculty Member of Botany

(1) Dr. Naveen Kumar Sharma, Associate Professor

(2) Dr. Ravindra Shukla, Assistant Professor

(3) Mr. Rupesh Kumar Kapale, Assistant Professor (Contractual)

Department of Zoology[edit]

Dr. Ashok K. Munjal

Associate Professor & Head

Faculty Member of Zoology

(1) Dr. Padmasana Singh, Assistant Professor

(2) Dr. Pranveer Singh, Assistant Professor

(3) Dr. Vijay Paramanik, Assistant Professor

(4) Dr. Mukesh Singh Mewada, Asst. Professor (Contractual)

Department of Chemistry[edit]

Faculty Member of Chemistry

(1) Dr. Khemchand Dewangan, Assistant Professor

(2) Dr. Adhish Jaiswal, Assistant Professor

(3) Dr. Biswajit Maji, Assistant Professor

Department of Environment Science[edit]

Faculty Member of Environment Science

(1) Dr. Virendra Kumar Mishra, Assistant Professor

(2) Dr. Tarun Thakur, Assistant Professor

(3) Mr.Shivaji Chaudhry, Assistant Professor

Faculty of Computerronics[edit]

Department of Computer Science[edit]

Faculty Member of Computer Science

(1) Dr. Vikash Singh, Assistant Professor

(2) Mr. Abhishek Bansal, Assistant Professor

(3) Mr. Pawan Singh, Assistant Professor

(4) Mr. Sudesh Kumar, Assistant Professor

(4) Mr. Ajay Kumar Patel, Assistant Professor (Contractual)

Faculty of Social Science[edit]

Prof. Byomakesh Tripathy

Dean : Faculty of Social Sciences

Department of Ancient Indian History, Culture & Archaeology[edit]

Prof. Alok Shrotriya

Professor & Head

Faculty Member of Ancient Indian History, Culture & Archaeology

(1) Dr. Mohan Lal Chadhar, Assistant Professor

(2) Dr. Vinay Kumar, Assistant Professor

Department of Economics[edit]

Dr. Niti Jain

Associate Professor & Head

Faculty Member of Economics

(1) Dr. Bimlesh Singh, Assistant Professor

(2) Mr. Rajkumar Nagwanshee, Assistant Professor

(3) Dr. Dusmant Das Patel,Assistant Professor (Contractual)

Department of Sociology and Social Anthropology[edit]

Dr. Ranju Hasini Sahoo

Head of the Department

Faculty Member of Sociology and Social Anthropology

(1) Dr. Jayanta Kumar Behera,Assistant Professor

(2) Dr. Dannarapu Venkat Prasad,Assistant Professor

(3) Dr. Naresh Kumar Sonkar,Assistant Professor

Department of Geography and Regional Development[edit]

Prof. Haushila Prasad

Professor & Head, Department of Geography

Faculty Member of Geography

(1) Mr. Janki Prasad, Assistant Professor

(2) Dr. Chandramauli,Assistant Professor

(3) Dr. Richa Chaturvedi, Assistant Professor

Department of History[edit]

Prof. Byomakesh Tripathy

Professor & Head Department of History.

Faculty Member of History

(1) Dr. Rakesh Singh, Associate Professor

(2) Dr. Devendra Kumar Singh, Assistant Professor

(3) Dr. Harit Kumar Meena, Assistant Professor

Department of Political Science & Human Rights[edit]

Dr. Anupam Sharma

Associate Professor & Head

Faculty Member of Political Science & Human Rights

(1) Dr. Uday Singh Rajput, Assistant Professor

(2) Mr. Chakali Bramhayya, Assistant Professor

(3) Mr. Anil Kumar, Assistant Professor

Faculty of Journalism and Mass Communication[edit]

Department of Journalism and Mass Communication[edit]

Faculty Member of Journalism and Mass Communication

(1) Dr. Nagendra Kumar Singh, Assistant Professor

(2) Mr. Manash Pratim Goswami, Assistant Professor

Faculty of Commerce and Management[edit]

Prof. Sampada Kumar Swain

Dean, Faculty of Commerce and Management

Department of Commerce[edit]

Dr. Shailendra Singh Bhadouria

Associate Professor & Head

Faculty Member of Commerce

(1) Dr. Satish Modi, Assistant Professor

(2) Dr. Gyanendra Bahadur Singh Johri, Assistant Professor

(3) Dr. Vijay K. Dixit, Assistant Professor (Contractual)

Department of Business Management[edit]

Dr. Ajay Wagh

Head & Associate Professor

Faculty Member of Business Management

(1) Dr. Amarendra Pratap Singh, Associate Professor

(2) Dr. Sushil K Singh, Assistant Professor

(3) Dr. Rahil Yusuf Zai, Assistant Professor

(4) Dr. Pavnesh Kumar, Assistant Professor

(5) Dr. Nenavath Sreenu, Assistant Professor

(6) Dr. Mridul Upadhayay, Assistant Professor (Contractual)

Department of Tourism, Hospitality and Hotel Management[edit]

Prof. Sampada Kumar Swain

Head, Deptt. of Tourism Management

Faculty Member of Tourism Management

(1) Dr. Prashant K. Singh, Assistant Professor

(2) Dr. Ankathi Raghu, Assistant Professor

Faculty of Humanities and Philology[edit]

Prof. Tirtheshwar Singh

Dean : Humanities and Tribal Arts

Department of English and Foreign Languages[edit]

Dr. Krishna Singh Professor & Head

Faculty Member of English and Foreign Languages

(1) Dr. Abhilasha, Associate Professor

(2) Dr. Vipin Kumar Singh, Assistant Professor

(3) Dr. Deepamoni Boruah, Assistant Professor

(4) Dr. Santosh Kumar Sonker, Assistant Professor

(5) Mr. Gurujegan M, Assistant Professor

Department of Philosophy[edit]

Faculty Member of Philosophy

(1) Dr. Rakesh Kumar Soni, Assistant Professor

Department of Applied Psychology[edit]

Faculty Member of Psychology

(1) Dr. Lalit Kumar Mishra,Assistant Professor

(2) Shri Anil Kumar Yadav, Assistant Professor

Department of Hindi[edit]

Prof. Tirtheshwar Singh

Head : Department of Hindi

Faculty Member of Hindi

(1) Dr. Khemsingh Daheriya, Associate Professor

(2) Dr. Renu Singh, Associate Professor

(3) Dr. Ashutosh Singh, Assistant Professor

(4) Dr. Jitendra Singh, Assistant Professor

Faculty of Tribal Studies[edit]

Department of Folk History, Museology and Traditional Medicine[edit]

Faculty Member of Museology

(1) Dr.Gauri Shankar Mahapatra, Assistant Professor

(2) Shri Narsingh Kumar, Assistant Professor

Department of Tribal Art, Folk Literature and Culture[edit]

Faculty Member of Tribal Art, Folk Literature and Culture

(1) Dr. Shailendra Kumar Singh, Assistant Professor

(2) Shri Amit Soni, Assistant Professor

Faculty of Education[edit]

Department of Education[edit]

Aims and Objectives of the University[edit]

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.

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.[4]

About the Regional Campus, Manipur[edit]

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 09 September, 2009. 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.


See also[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ http://igntu.nic.in/theuniversity.htm
  2. ^ Writing by Dr.Mohan Lal chadhar, Indira Gandhi National Tribal University,Amarkantak, District Anuppur (M.P.)484886
  3. ^ http://www.igntu.ac.in
  4. ^ Indira Gandhi National Tribal University - Official website

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