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.
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