Gondwana University Gadchiroli is a state university. It was established in 2011. There are a total of 236 colleges affiliated to the University. The prominent colleges affiliated to the University are Janata Mahavidyalaya and Government College of Engineering, Chandrapur.
On July 23, 2010 Maharashtra Legislative Assembly passed a resolution to constitute the Gondwana University, for the area comprising districts of Chandrapur and Gadchiroli. The university has jurisdiction over districts of Chandrapur and Gadchiroli in eastern Maharashtra.
|University||Gondwana University Gadchiroli|
|Motto||“Through knowledge one attains liberation”|
|Chancellor||Governor of Maharashtra|
|Location||Gadchiroli, Maharashtra, India|
|Affiliations||UGC, NAAC, AIU|
The Gondwana University has been conceived and formed with a foresighted view to cater the aspirations of the economically so also socio-culturally backward districts of Gadchiroli and Chandrapur. Though the network of Governmental agencies have been constantly trying to execute the state welfare policies of an all inclusive development, the resultant progress has been sluggish compared to other areas of the state. This lag has created a host of socio-political tensions and problems as is seen in the rise of Naxalites violence. Though a speedy all inclusive growth is a right answer to all this it cannot be achieved without apt vision and well-tailored methodology. The formation of a new university is therefore a right step in the direction.