Rashtrasant Tukadoji Maharaj Nagpur University. Formerly known as nagpur university. Accredited with grade A by NACC

Department of Dr. Ambedkar Thought

About us

Post Graduate Department of Dr. Babasaheb Ambedkar Thought has been established, for teaching and deep research in Dr. Ambedkar’s philosophy for the multidimensional development of weaker section & nation. Dr. Babasaheb Ambedkar was the leader, who struggled for the ‘social independence’ of this country for building up a strong nation. His thought has the multiple aspects, which constitutes the thought for liberty, equality, fraternity, justice and the science oriented humanism for the entire humanistic, social, cultural, economic & scientific development. Considering all these issues, Rashtrasant Tukadoji Maharaj Nagpur University has started this unique and solitary Post Graduate Teaching Department in Dr. Ambedkar Thought since 1988. The Department has M.A. degree in Ambedkar Thought. Subjects, which are taught in the department, explains itself as the multi-disciplinary approach and the supreme importance of the thought, viz. Social Thought, Educational Thought, Political Thought, Dr. Ambedkar’s impact on Marathi Literature, Economic Thought, Religious Thought, Constitutionalism and Indian Constitution, & Historical Thought. Dissertation is also introduced as an optional paper for motivating to the students in the direction of scientific research. Department has started M.Phil in Ambedkar thought from the academic session 2006-2007. This subject is also introduced at undergraduate level. Many students are conducting research on Dr. Ambedkar Thought. The Department has an independent building which has been named as – Ambedkar Janmshatabdi Bhavan R.T.M.Nagpur University, near the university Library, Ambazari Road, Ramdaspeth, Nagpur. It was inaugurated by then Governer of Maharashtra, on 6 November 1996. The built up area of this Bhavan is 431.77 Sq. m.

Salient features of the Department

The department is unique in many senses in respect of following features.

1. This teaching department is solitary, which is devoted to the development of the philosophy of Dr. B.R. Ambedkar.
2. The department develops the multi-disciplinary approach of thinking for getting the solutions of social problems. This is a modern approach, which is adopted by the humanity sciences in diagnostic and clinical research.
3. The department organizes various seminars & workshops for the above-mentioned cause, where various well-known thinkers and intellectuals participate with their research papers.
4. The department is devoted to the multi-dimensional development of the students. It organizes various tours for fieldwork. It also organizes a visit-cum-study tour for historical places in every academic year for developing historiography & empirical knowledge of history. Along with it, department provides opportunity to the students for participations in the various workshops, seminars and intellectual discourses for development of their ‘verstehen’.

Academic Area of the Department:

The department is unique in nature, i.e. the teaching and research in the philosophy of Dr. Ambedkar. It works in the following field.

1. Multi-disciplinary character of the philosophy of Dr. Ambedkar, which intervenes various humanity sciences within it. The Department develops a multi-disciplinary approach in the academic & research field.
2. The entire philosophy of Dr. Ambedkar functioning toward the direction of the development of weaker sections for building up a nation where unity, integrity, equality, justice, fraternity, liberty & secularism will be the predominant values. As a department of Dr. Ambedkar Thought it leads to those researches and projects that work in the direction to achieve these constitutional values, viz. research projects on economic, social, religious, educational, political & other genuine problems of nation in general and of weaker section, in particular.
3. The department organizes tours for research fieldworks and provides the opportunity to students for empirical research, which develop curious & research-orientated mind.


  • M.A. (Ambedkar Thought) - Intake Capacity – M.A. I – 40 & M.A. II - 40
  • M.Phil (Ambedkar Thought) - Intake Capacity - 10
  • Ph.D. (Ambedkar Thought)

Admission & Eligibility / Procedure

According to Ordinance No. 36 provided thirteenth, those persons holding any degree of any Faculty of the University shall be eligible for admission M.A. Part-I in Dr. Ambedkar Thought.

Provided further that the students can be allowed to take this examination of M.A. in Ambedkar Thought privately and the medium of instructions for this subject shall be English /Marathi/Hindi.


Dr. Shailendra Dharmadas Lende

Dr. Ambedkar Thought :
Dr. Shailendra Dharmadas Lende,
Professor, Post Graduate Department of Marathi,
Working as a Professor from Year 2011.
Worked as Head of Department of Marathi from Year
1 Aug 2015 to 13 Aug 2020

Name :

Dr. Shailendra Dharmadas Lende

Designation :

Professor, Post Graduate Department of Marathi,
Working as a Professor from Year 2011.
Worked as Head of Department of Marathi from Year 1 Aug 2015 to 13 Aug 2020.

Office Address :

Department of Marathi, Humanities Building,
Mahatma Jotiba Phule Educational Campus,
Rashtrasant Tukadoji Maharaj Nagpur University.

Head (Off.) :

Head (Offi.), Department of Dr. Ambedkar Thought
Rashtrasant Tukadoji Maharaj Nagpur University, Nagpur.
Working as Head ( Offi.) of Department of Dr. Ambedkar Thought from 2 Feb 2019.

Office Address :

Dr. Babasaheb Ambedkar Janmashatabdhi Bhavan
North Ambazari Road, Ramdaspeth, Nagpur – 440 010.

Date of Birth :

Seventh August Nineteenth Seventy Two

Edu. Qualification :

M.A. (Marathi), M.A. (Sociology),
M.A. (Dr. Ambedkar Thought),
M.Phil. (Marathi), Ph.D. (Marathi)

Merit & Awards :

Merit in B.A. & M.A. Examination Bagged 4 Gold medals & 6 Awards for Meritship.

Teaching Experience :

Total 25 Years Experience including 09 Years experience on U.G. Level and 16 Years experience on P.G. Level.

Research :

Research for M.Phil.on topic‘Vasant Moon Yanchi Vasti : Ek Chikistak Abhyas’.
Research for Ph.D. on topic‘Gopal Ganesh Agarkar : Vktitva Ani Wangmay’.

Fellowship :

UGC - Junior Research Fellowship for Ph.D. Research,
UGC – Research Award for Post Doctoral Research Work

Research-Guide :

Working as a Research-Guide for M.Phil. (Marathi) and Ph.D. (Marathi)
16 students awarded M.Phil. Degree under guidance
07 students awarded Ph.D. Degree under guidance

Project :

Worked as a Member of R.T.M. Nagpur University Project on topic – ‘Study of Farmers Suicide in Vidarbha Region’.
Work is progressing on Project on topic – ‘Loknath Yeshwant Ani Uday Prakash Yanchi Kavita : Tulanatmak Sanskrutic Adhyayan’.

Books :

1. Marathi Sahityateel Vevekwad.
2. Vaicharik Nibandhkar – Dr. Yashwant Manohar.
3. Gopal Ganesh Agarkar Wangmaydarshan
4. Marathi Ambedkarvadi Kaviteche Vartman.
5. Sahityacha Mulyavedh.
6. Arvacheen Marathi Sahitya – Anvayarth.

Edited Books :

1. Dr. Yashwant Manohar – Ek Pradnyashali Pratibha, (Co-editor)
2. Sameekshazot (Editor)
3. Sustanable Development Goals and Development of the Weaker Sections in India

Journal Editor :

1. The Journal of Interdisciplinary Policy Research and Action
2. A Multilingual Journal – Critical Insight

Proceeding Editor :

1. Rethinking India (Perspective from Below) – International Seminar Proceeding.
2. Violence, Inequality and Vulnerability - International Seminar Proceeding.

Articles in Books :

Published 30 Research Articles in various Edited Books.

Research Papers in Journals :

Published 60 Research Papers in various Journals.

Research Papers in Proceedings :

Published 08 Research Papers in Proceedings.

Research-Paper Presentation :

Presented 80 Research-Papers in Seminars, Symposium and Conferences.

Participation in Educational Programmes :

Actively Participated in various 225 Educational Programmes.

Participation on Television :

Participated as a Resourse – Person on Television (Durdarshan) Programmes.

Participation on Radio :

Participated as a Resourse – Person on Radio (Akashwani) Programme.

Speeches and Lectures :

Delivered 170 Speeches in Educational-Social-Cultural-Literary Programmes.

Commentator :

Worked as a Commentator in Technical Sessions in 5 Seminars.

President-ship :

Worked as a President in 01 Natioanl-Level Seminar.
Worked as a President in 01 State-Level Seminar.
Worked as a President in 01 State-Level Conference.
Worked as Technical Session-Chairman in 13 Seminars.

Inaugurator :

Worked as a Inaugurator of 03 Seminars.

Coordinator :

Worked as a Coordinator in 07 Marathi Refresher Course of UGC-Academic Staff College (Human Resource Development Centre) - R.T.M. Nagpur University.

Seminar-Convener :

Worked as a Seminar Convener of 03 International Seminar.
Worked as a Seminar Convener in 02 National Seminar.

Seminar-Organizer :

Worked as a Seminar–Organizer of 02 State Level Seminar.
Worked as a Seminar–Organizer of 02 Region - Level Seminar.

Lecture Series Organizer :

Worked as a Organizer of 03 Lecture Series.

Syllabus Writing :

Worked as a Book -Writer in University Syllabus for Post Graduate Course.
Worked as a Co-Writer in University Syllabus for Post Graduate Course.

Board of Study Chairman :

Worked as Chairman of Task Force Committee of Marathi Board of Study of R.T.M. Nagpur University.

Board of Study Member :

Worked as a Member of Board of Study in 10 Universities.

Senate Member :

Worked as a Senate Member of R.T.M. Nagpur University.

University Level Work :

Worked as a Chairman of various L.E.C. Committees.
Worked as a Chairman of Diary Committee.
Worked as a Member in various Committees.
(L.E.C. Committee, Annual Report Committee, Diary Committee, Magazine Committee, Syllabus Committee, R.R.C. Committee, Moderation Committee, Scrutiny Committee Subject Committee etc.) in R.T.M. Nagpur University.
Worked as M.Phil. and Ph.D. Thesis Expert,
Worked as a Expert for Thesis for Publication,
Worked as a Member in PET Examination.

Awards :

Two awards for Book Writing and One award for Educational contribution.

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