Tilka Manjhi Bhagalpur University, Bhagalpur

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Department of Gandhian Thought


The initial foundation of the Department was contemplated by Late Padmabhusan Dr. Ramdhari Singh 'Dinkar', then Vice Chancellor of this University who started an exercise in this regard. However the Department could be started in 1980, and the Postgraduate teaching was started in 1981.Thanks to the efforts of Dr Ramji Singh who has given a solid academic foundation to this department.

The objective of the department is to propagate gandhian ideas and to make aware the new generation towards Gandhi an his ideas.

Courses Offered

=> Doctor Of Philosophy (Ph.D)

Master Of Arts (M.A.)Gandhian Thought (Previous)

=> Gandhian Philosophy
=> Gandhi & Indian National Movement
=> Gandhi’s Social Thought
=> Gandhi’s Political Thought
=> Gandhi’s Economic Thought
=> Gandhi’s Educational Thought
=> Development of Gandhian Thought
=> Social Work & Social Welfare
=> Group Discussion – 50 Marks

Master Of Arts (M.A.)Gandhian Thought (Final)

=> Heritage of Ahimsa
=> Civilization, Culture & Alternative
=> Satyagraha & Social Change
=> Rural Management & Development

There are 4 optional groups each of 2 papers:

Group A
=> Peace studies
=> Conflict resolution

Group B
=> Human Rights
=> Social Justice

Group C
=> Man & Environment
=> Environment & Development

Group D
=> Voluntary Org., NGOS & Co-Operatives
=> Panchayati Raj
=> Written examination & Individual Viva
(i) Health & Environment – 50
(ii) Individual Viva – 50 which includes all the papers of final year.
=> Dissertation & Viva-Voce

Research & Development / Topic

Major Focus Areas

Teaching/Research : Specialization

=> Gandhi, Nehru, Ambedkar, Jaiprakash Studies.
=> Ecological Studies.
=> Panchayati Raj.
=> Social Work & Social Welfare.
=> Rural Management & Development.
=> Human Rights & Social Justice.
=> Voluntary Action.
=> Village Contact- cum – Survey Camp.


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