About the School
The School of Tribal Culture, Philosophy and Eco-spiritualism offers two years M.A. Programmes in the subjects of History, Philosophy and Political Science with a focus on indigenous knowledge through interdisciplinary and multidisciplinary mode in its M. Phil and Ph.D. programmes. This School is interlinked with other Schools of the University in a multidisciplinary framework. It extensively deals with the history and philosophy of the tribal communities and their socio-cultural and political organizations. Six innovative tribal papers are offered by this School in its MA Programmes highlighting different aspects of tribal culture. These papers are Tribal Culture in India: Transition and Change, World View Among the Tribals, Tribal Art of India, Tribal Movements in India with special reference to Odisha, Theme based movies/videos and Museum Visit for the study of artefacts and material culture, and Tribal Eco-spiritualism.
In fact, these innovative papers on tribal studies also cover their livelihood patterns in contemporary situations and Indigenous knowledge on environmental issues. Students at the School of Tribal Culture, Philosophy and Eco-Spiritualism are exposed to empirical research methodology, so that they will be enabled to undertake research, write research papers and dissertations independently. The School of TCPE aims at grooming students to cope up with new and broad emerging academic environments where alternative viewpoints and innovative knowledge are appreciated and essential for action research and development. This school not only encourages the students to study and conduct research on various aspects of the rich tribal heritage but also equip them for empirical research and policymaking. The main purpose of this Innovative Department / School is to know and to preserve the rich tribal cultural heritage through proper education.
Sensitize the students to the convergence of conceptual and applied aspects of history, philosophy, polity and tribal culture through teaching, research and practice.
- Train students to appreciate the interconnections between the global, national, regional and local cultures to equip them to face contemporary and future challenges.
- Encourage all-round development of students through multi-faceted learning on polity, society, culture, philosophy and eco-spiritualism.
- Train students to become conscious and active citizens equipped with skills to develop sustainable solutions for the community through the interconnected application of a multidisciplinary perspective.
- Ensure sustainability of tribal cultural heritage.
The following are the full-time academic programmes: