Mahatma Gandhi Chitrakoot Gramoday Vishwavidyalaya – MGCGV University

MGCGV Mahatma Gandhi Chitrakoot Gramoday Vishwavidyalaya About Us

Chitrakoot has been a symbol of sublime culture and social order since ancient times. This idyllic pilgrim resort is known for various places associated with Lord Ram; besides this, it is one of the most ancient centres of education and research. Maharishi Atri and Anasuya founded the first educational centre of the world at Chitrakoot. This holy place of Chitrakoot has been a place of sadhana for great saints and Rishis like Maharashi Sutikshna, Bharadwaj, Sarbhanga & Balmiki. Students from all parts of the country would come to the various ashramas of Rishis & Munis. Lord Ram imparted the message of creating sustainable social structure at Chitrakoot through participatory approach of the natives and other beings. Mahakavi Tulsidas received inspiration to write the epic Sriramacharitamanas, which optimizes ideal life in society.

With passage of time and deprivation of resources, development of the Chitrakoot was affected. The villages were constrained due to lack of proper growth of agriculture and agro – enterprises. To create enlightened future citizenry and also to realize the Gandhiji’s dream of rural development, MGCGV was established on 12th Feb. 1991 on the banks of the holy river Mandakini through a separate MP Govt. 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 MGCGV University creates human resource, develops appropriate technology, conducts research and extension in sustainable agricultural techniques for rural livelihood and proper management of rural resources, and 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 entire state of Madhya Pradesh. The University is making efforts to establish its centre at various places.

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

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Faculties & Departments in MG Chitrakoot Gramoday Vishwavidyalaya

I. Faculty of Agriculture

  • Department of Crop Sciences
  • Department of Natural Resource Management
  • Department of Technology Transfer

II. Faculty of Engineering and Technology

  • Department of Food and Agricultural Engineering
  • Department of Electronics and Communication Engineering
  • Department of Rural Engineering

III. Faculty of Education, Fine Arts, Humanities and Social Sciences

  • Department of Peoples Education and Mass Communication
  • Department of Professional Arts
  • Department of Humanities and Social Sciences

IV. Faculty of Rural Development and Business Management

  • Department of Rural Management
  • Department of Business Management

V. Faculty of Science and Environment

  • Department of Physical Sciences
  • Department of Biological Sciences
  • Department of Energy and Environment

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Mahatma Gandhi Chitrakoot Gramoday Vishwavidyalaya Courses

First11009.30 AM to 10.45 AM.
FirstII10010.45 AM to 12.00 Noon
SecondIII1501.30 PM to 04.00 PM

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MG Gramoday Vishwavidyalaya Distance Education

In addition to face – to – face system of education, this Gramodaya University has also introduced distance mode of education system in whole of the Madhya Pradesh state. The main beneficiaries of the distance mode of education at MGCGV, are rural poor people and the other are employed people in development oriented departments / agencies.

The Gramodaya version of distance education

For the Gramodaya University, the distance mode programs possess  all the contents of regular courses, with the cover facilities of video conferencing, internet facilities  and the standard study materials. In face – to – face system of learning, a instructor is facilitator of knowledge and practices, where as in distance mode, the technology based study materials are the teachers.

MGCGV Distance Education  Courses

Minimum Qualifying Marks
Paper IPaper IIPaper III
GENERAL40 ( 40% )40 ( 40% )75 ( 50% )
OBC 35 ( 35% )35 ( 35% )67.5 round off 68 ( 45% )
SC / ST / PCA / VC35 ( 35% )35 ( 35% )60 ( 40% )

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MG Chitrakoot Gramoday Vishwavidyalay Contact Details

Mahatma Gandhi Chitrakoot Gramoday Vishwavidyalaya – MGCGV,
Chitrakoot, Satna,
Madhya Pradesh,
Pin Code : 485331,
Phone No. : + 91 – 7670 – 65413 ( O ),
Email :,
Official Website :