Indira Gandhi National Tribal University, Amarkantak
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.
The University aims to provide avenues of education, especially higher education and research facilities primarily for the tribal population of India. It also aims 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.