Mahatma Gandhi Chitrakoot Gramoday Vishwavidyalaya

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Mahatma Gandhi Chitrakoot Gramoday Vishwavidyalaya
Mahatma Gandhi Chitrakoot Gramoday University logo.jpg
Established 1991
Type Public
Vice-Chancellor Prof. Naresh Chandra Gautam
Location Chitrakoot, Satna, Madhya Pradesh, India
Campus Rural
Affiliations UGC
Website Official website

Mahatma Gandhi Chitrakoot Gramoday Vishwavidyalaya (MGCGV) is India's first rural university at Chitrakoot, India.It was established on February 12, 1991 by Social activist Nanaji Deshmukh,. Named after Mahatma Gandhi this university aims to provide higher education to people living in rural areas. The university is an institute dedicated for teaching, learning and research. It offers its students and staff members facilities such as a central library, computer centre and mess.

To create enlightened future citizenry and realize Gandhiji’s dream of rural development, MGCGV on the banks of the holy river Mandakini through a separate MP Government Act (9, 1991) on the auspicious day of Mahashivaratri at Chitrakoot, Distt. Satna (M.P.). The main objectives of the university are to provide education and dissemination of appropriate technology.

Gramodaya University’s activities veer round rural development. For more than a decade, its constructive indelible impression is felt in all the dimensions of rural development through its education, research and extension activities. The university creates human resource, develops appropriate technology, conducts research and extension in sustainable agricultural techniques for rural livelihood and proper management of rural resources. It also imparts mass education for the empowerment and awareness of the rural population including women. The university has taken keen interest in exploring alternative sources of energy, developing skills in rural artisans.

The MGCGV has jurisdiction in the state of Madhya Pradesh. The university is making efforts to establish its centre at various places.

The university has a great role to play in the field of rural development through higher education and in preparing innovative models of rural development. The MGCGV is presenting a new vision with a judicious blend of Indian culture and modernity for sustainable rural development.

Aims and objectives[edit]

MGCGV receives inspiration for rural development in consonance with the vision of Mahatma Gandhi. The university is mandated to evolve, promote and impart higher education to take up emerging challenges for the transformation of rural areas. It undertakes academic, research, extension and training programmes for the empowerment of the people with a view to ensure free flow of knowledge, techniques and technologies as a two–way process for better of rural life. It provides training facilities to personnel engaged in rural development in collaboration with the state government. MGCGV provides consultancy in all aspects of rural development. The university undertakes monitoring and evaluation of national and state-level development programmes, shares ideas and experiences in rural development work.


The university is divided into following academic divisions:

  • Department of Mass Communication
  • Department of Agriculture
  • Department of Commerce
  • Department of Education
  • Department of Environment
  • Department of Fine Arts
  • Department of Health Sciences
  • Department of Languages
  • Department of Management Studies
  • Department of Rural Reconstruction
  • Department of Science
  • Department of Social Science
  • Department of Sports Science
  • Department of Engineering & Technology
  • Department of Remote Sensing and GIS

Ά==Facilities available at the University==

  • Hostels.
  • Jigyasa Library.
  • Computer Center.
  • Electronic Library.
  • Agriculture Research Farm.
  • Laboratories.
  • Scholarships / Fellowships.
  • Distance mode of education.
  • Health facilities.
  • Workshops.
  • 24hr Wi-Fi availability.
  • Gymnasium.
  • State of Art Campus.

Admission to Agriculture program The admission to Bsc/Btech agriculture is through the entrance exam conducted by Madhya Pradesh Vyavsayik pariksha mandal. This exam is conducted every year for admission to agriculture courses. The selection is purely merit based..

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