About MahatmaGandhi Antarrashtriya Hindi Vishwavidyalaya
MahatmaGandhi Antarrashtriya Hindi Vishwavidyalaya or Mahatma Gandhi InternationalHindi University was established to fulfil a dream of Mahatma Gandhi, thefather of the nation. Mahatma Gandhi was of the firm opinion that Hindi shouldnot only be the national language of the country but it should also gain thestatus of a world language. The dream of the Mahatma was reflected in theresolutions passed by the First World Hindi Conference organized in Nagpur inthe year 1975. The first resolution demanded Hindi to be made one of theofficial languages of the United Nations Organisation and the second resolvedto establish an International Hindi University at Wardha, the land where Gandhiji experimented all programmes dear to his heart.
The University was created by an Act passed by the Indian Parliament in 1997.Section-3 of the Act mandates special and unique responsibility to theUniversity to enrich Hindi language and literature by teaching and research andmake it capable of becoming a World language in the real sense of the term.Since 1997 the University is functioning as a residential University solelydedicated to the cause of Hindi. Spread in an area of more than two hundredacres, the fast coming University buildings are pleasant blend of aestheticsand functional utility.
MahatmaGandhi, Hindi and International are three key words which are integrally wovenin the philosophy guiding the functioning of the institution. It has initiatedacademic programmes in areas which were important in Gandhi's socio - politicalagenda such as Non Violence, Peace and Conflict Resolution, Women Studies andTribal and Dalit Studies. To provide Hindi, tools necessary to become alanguage of serious study and research, many disciplines of knowledge are beingtaught in Hindi and efforts are on to produce standard text books and otherreading material in the language. The University has also undertaken anambitious project to publish an Encyclopaedia of Social Sciences in Hindi. Itis expected that in next few years this project will see the light of the day.To fulfil its international commitments the University is offering its servicesto the Hindi Departments across the globe. It is coordinating internationalefforts in areas like syllabus development, content creation and audio-visualaids to students who study Hindi as foreign language.
Themain OBJECTIVES of the University are:
Besidesthis, the Distance Education programme of the University is actively involvedin spreading education among students in all the areas of the country. An I.T.Centre i.e. Laboratory in Informatics for the Liberal Arts (LILA) has also beenenvisaged and is in the existence. Three Centers namely Baba Sahab AmbedkarCenter for Dalit and Tribal Studies, Mahatma Gandhi Fuji Guruji Center forAhinsa and Peace Studies and Bhadant Anand Kaushalyayan Center for BudhhistStudies are also in existence and are involved in serious research and study invarious fields.
to develop Hindi as a regional, national and international language
to develop university as a centre of international discourse.
to develop university as an international research centre
to spread and follow the humanitarian values of Mahatma Gandhi - peace, ahimsa, truth and secularism
to strengthen Hindi as a language of communication, business management, scientific & technical education and administrative work and relate its connectivity with employment
to provide intellectual environment in which scholarship and learning may thrive in Hindi in a better way,
to develop interdisciplinary research and publication programme in Hindi.
to encourage new discourses with a social-cultural commitment,
There are eight Schools in the University:
School of Language
School of Literature
School of Culture
School of Translation & Interpretation
School of Humanities and Social Science
School of Law
School of Management
School of Education