Inauguration of new Library-cum-Seminar Hall

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Chair for Gandhian Studies and Research, University of Calicut


With a view to propagate the ideals and philosophy of Mahatma Gandhi, Rajiv Gandhi Cultural and Education Trust (RGCET), University of Calicut took initiative for the institution of the Chair for Gandhian Studies and Research (CGSR),in the University and started its functioning since 1st November 2004.


The Chair organizes seminars, symposia, lectures, summer schools, workshops, training programmes etc. to propagate the ideals, messages and philosophy of Mahatma Gandhi. The Chair is also conducting Gandhi Darshan Study Programmes, for the students of Upper Primary and High Schools in Malappuram District of Kerala. During the academic year 2009 - 10, about 20,000 students were enrolled in this programme.


The Chair has a specialized library on Gandhian Studies and Movement. CGSR has been approved by the University of Calicut as the Learners Support Centre of the M.A (Gandhian Studies ) programme offered by the University under School of Distance Education

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"You must not lose faith in humanity. Humanity is like an ocean; if a few drops of the ocean are dirty, the ocean does not become dirty." Gandhiji