Mahatma Gandhi Chitrakoot Gramodaya Vishwavidhyalaya was established
by the Government of Madhya Pradesh through legislature by an Act(9, 1991)
on February 12, 1991. The University is located on the bank of Holy
River Mandakni near Sphatikshila at Chitrakoot.
The University is mandated to develop human resource for the economic
and social development of rural people, and develops and disseminates rural
technology. The University provide academic programmes up to doctoral level
integrating all facets of rural development viz. science,environment, GIS and
remote sensing, agriculture ,agricultural engineering,small and agribusiness,
rural management, traditional medicines, humanities,social science,arts, yoga,
education, journalism and mass education, computer,information technology etc.
in regular and distance education mode . The National statuary educational bod-
-ies such as UGC, AICTE, NCTE, IGNOU, and NCDE have recognized the academic
programmes of the university. Away from the noisy city life,Chitrakoot is relig-
-ious and serene place with scenic beauties. The place is associated with Lord
Ram who spent most of his 14 years time in exile at Chitrakoot.