Mahatma Gandhi Chitrakoot Gramoday Vishwavidyalaya

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

Mahatma Gandhi Chitrakoot Gramoday Vishwavidyalaya (MGCGV) is a rural university at Chitrakoot, India. It was established on February 12, 1991 by social activist Nanaji Deshmukh, based on a separate MP Government Act (9, 1991). 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.

Gramodaya University’s activities in education, research and extension focus on rural development. The university creates human resources, develops appropriate technologies, 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, and supports the exploration of alternative sources of energy.


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


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