Module 3, Post 5 – Adivasi (Indigenous) University

I was pleasantly surprised to know about the existence and working of a full-fledged Adivasi University in India. Though currently it is just one of its kind, there are plans for more. Apart from the normal academic courses, the university also offers courses in Adivasi art, philosophy and museology. It also aims to disseminate and advance indigenous 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. Additionally, there are plans for more campuses in Adivasi dominant areas.

http://igntu.nic.in/theuniversity.htm

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