The Indira Gandhi National Tribal University (IGNTU) will soon get its own campus at Amarkantak. The University has been handed possession of 370 acres of land by the Madhya Pradesh state government. This information was given by the Minister of State for Human Resource Development, Smt. D. Purandeswari, in written reply to a question, in the Rajya Sabha.
The University has since started construction using a prefabricated Portal Frame Structure, with 87,000 square feet area.
IGNTU is presently running 22 courses and programmes at undergraduate level. It currently has 769 students studying in the undergraduate courses with 392 Scheduled Tribe, 80 Scheduled Caste and 255 girl students.
The University has already established its Regional Campus at Manipur with a couple of programmes. The Manipur State Government has handed over possession of about 300 acres of land for establishment of a permanent campus. IGNTU has also been approached by the State Governments of Andhra Pradesh, Orissa, Kerala and Gujarat to open its Regional Campuses in their respective States.