Post Graduate Diploma in Tribal Cultural and Development (PGDTCD) - Post Graduate Diploma in Tribal Development Management (PGD- TDM) Article 366 (25) of the Constitution of India refers to Scheduled Tribes as those communities who are scheduled in accordance with Article 342. According to this Article, the Scheduled Tribes are the tribes or tribal communities or part of or groups within these tribes and tribal communities which have been declared as such by the President through a Public Notification. 8.10 percent of the Nation’s total population (about 835.80 lakh), according to the 2011 Census, is what constitutes the tribal population of India. This population lives in concentrations in various parts of the country mainly Chhattisgarh, Jharkhand, Odisha, Madhya Pradesh, Gujarat, Rajasthan, Jammu & Kashmir, Maharashtra, Karnataka, Andhra Pradesh, West Bengal, Himachal Pradesh, Uttaranchal, Kerala, Tamil Nadu, Bihar, Uttar Pradesh and North Eastern States including Sikkim. However most of these tribal groups have been living in abject poverty since long. In this background, an acute need was felt for developing a well trained set of tribal development professionals who can bring about positive changes and improve the quality of life of the Tribals. However in view of the demand for distance learning courses in as much as to effort an opportunity to the students and working officials it was decided to start a programme on tribal development in distance mode. The Programme is titled “Post Graduate Diploma in Tribal Development Management (PGD-TDM)”. The enrolled students will have a unique opportunity to access the best learning resources for developing a strong perspective and high capability for developing and managing tribal development projects on their own.
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