The first rural university of India Mahatma Gandhi Chitrakoot Gramodaya Vishwavidyalaya has established by the govt. of Madhya Pradesh with the special act No.- 9/91 in the year 1991 on the philosophy of renowned social reformer, Padma Vibhushan Late Nanaji Deshmukh. The different streams of education viz.- agriculture, management, science, engineering and technology, language, art & crafts, music, yoga, games & sports, culture and traditional education have conducted only one campus.
The academic session in the faculty has started since 1991 with the establishment of university. In the beginning period of curriculum i.e. B.Ed., B. Ed. V. H. And M.Ed. Have started in the faculty which name was Faculty of Education. In the session1992-93 Faculty of Humanities, Faculty of Fine Art, Faculty of Sports and Physical Education etc. came in existence. They have stared graduation and post graduation courses according to their nature and qualities. Later on, above all the faculties have merged in the single faculty and named the Faculty of Arts with reconstruction of the university.
At present, five departments are existing.
- To develop skilled human resource in the field of art, crafts &professional designing.
- To develop professionals for mass communication with emphasis on development and rural communication.
- Development and promotion of new communication methods, techniques and multi media materials for rural areas.
- Imparting training in the field of art & crafts
- Promoting art & crafts as a tool of rural livelihood.
- Preservation and promotion of rural, tribal and regional art, crafts and designs.
- Awareness and training programmers’ for empowerment of rural masses.
- Protect and promote traditional wisdom and cultural values.
- Teachers education, training for rural and tribal schools.
- Human resource development to promote ethics, social values, culture and harmony.
- Education in library and information sciences.
- Conservation of cultural heritage.
Departments and HODs :
- Humanities of Social Sciences Dr.Neelam Chaurey
- Peoples education and Mass Communication Dr.Y.K.Singh
- Sanskrit Dr.Pragya Mishra
- Professional Art Dr.Prashan Patkar
- Hindi Dr.Kusum Singh
Students of the faculty and their Note worthy Achievements:
In the present academic session (2013-14) total 594 students are enrolled in various U.G .and PG courses. Out of which 70% are male and 30% are female .The students are belonging to weaker section of society i.e. Schedule Caste, Schedule Tribes and other back ward are 50% .Over 200 scholars are registered and pursuing research for Ph.D. Degree under guidance of experienced supervisors.
Faculty has created a conducive campus environment to run teaching and Co-curricular activities effectively and provide opportunities to the student's necessary for their all-round development .As a result of which agencies of National and State level like CAPART. National Rural Health Mission, Social welfare department, Government of India, DPIP and SRLM and state level NGOs etc. have selected 154 MSW Students so far cause of Socio economic upliftment of weaker sections of the Society at state and National level. Large number of Students Teacher Education, Library and information Science and Fine Art ,have got jobs in the Govt. Elementary Education Departments, Public& Private Libraries.
Six BFA students were awarded in Sate Youth Festival in the year 2007. Prashant Shrivastava. a student of BFA Secured IInd rank in poster making competition at International level in a International youth festival organized by MDS university Ajmer (Rajsthan) in the year 2009. A. B.Ed. Student of this faculty Shri Avnish Upadhyay was awarded as "YUVA SHIKSHAK"by Ministry of HRD, Govt. of India. New Delhi. In the year 2009.
Salient Features of the Faculty:
- Almost all the courses are professional
- Courses are designed with rural bias
- A course of Value and Social responsibility has been introduced in all academic programs to inculculate and induce human values and sense of Social responsibility in the students
- Credit based semester system of examination.
- Student feed back through sessional test.
- For continuous monitoring of students learning progress, there is provision of credit system sub committee (CSSC) which meets thrice before semester examination and monitor the progress of academic programs.
- Organization of community based extension activities
- Students are provided opportunity of campus Selection.
Programs offered & Intake (PG Diploma,UG, PG & Ph.D.)
|S.No.||UG& PG||Intake No. of Stud.||S.No.||Ph.D.||No. of Stud intake|
|2||B.El.Ed.||50||35||Library and Information Science||12|
|3||M.Ed.||50||36||Journalism and Mass Communication||06|
|15||PG Diploma In Creative Writing||20|
|22||PGDiploma in Yoga||100|
|25||BFA. Applied Art||30|
|26||M.A Drawing& Painting||30|
|31||B. P.A. Instrumental||20|