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

Department of Gandhian Thought

About us

In pursuance of the initiative taken by the Government of India, the UGC selected Nagpur University as one of the university for establishing Gandhi Bhavan with a view to disseminate Gandhian Thought and values among the community. The university Gandhi Bhavan is situated in a spacious building specially designed for the purpose.

Building photo of Gandhian Thought

RTM Nagpur University could claim to be the pioneer educational institution in introducing a well-planned course on Gandhian Thought in 1979. The Department since then had the good fortune to get the services of very experienced educationists in this area. The Gandhian Thought Department of RTM Nagpur university is the only center of its kind in the entire central India.

A Humble beginning was made with P.G. Diploma in Gandhian Thought in 1979. In 1987, M.A. in Gandhian Thought course was introduced. The Department has facilities for offering Doctoral research in Gandhian Thought.


Courses : M.A. in Gandhian Thought


Intake capacity : 15
Eligibility : Any Degree from a recognized university.


Name: Shri. P. V. Watkar,
Designation: Head of the Department & Assistant Professor
Qualification: M.A., NET
Mobile No.: 9604186236
Email Id: [email protected]

Research Activities

Ph.D. Awarded

Ph.D. Awarded
Sr. No. Name of the Topic Name of the Researcher Guide
1 Health for all – A study in Gandhian Perspective Y. A. Patki Dr. K. S. Bharathi
2 Communalism in India and the Gandhian way out K. N. Chirkute Dr. K. S. Bharathi
3 Mahatma Gandhi and Subash Chandra Bose : A Study in Contrast and Convergence M. N. Dorairajan Dr. K. S. Bharathi
4 Gandhian Economic Principles and its relevance in Modern Indian Economic Planning A. K. Shukla Dr. K. S. Bharathi
5 Awareness of Gandhian Thought amongst college students in Nagpur University N. D. Kirsan Dr. K. S. Bharathi
6 Gandhian Theory of State P. Cholkar Dr. Usha Mehta
7 Critical Analysis of the Political Philosophy of Jayaprakash Narayan especially from the Gandhian Perspective. R. T. Vyavahare Dr. B. L. Bholey
8 महात्मा गांधी आणि हेगडेवार M. T. Patrikar Dr. S. N. Bodhankar
9 रचनात्मक कार्यकर्ता प्रशिषानासंबंधि गोपाल कृष्ण गोखले व म. क. गांधी यांचे विचार D. S. Dakhole Dr. Arun Kumar

Ph.D. (ongoing)

Ph.D. (ongoing)
Sr. No. Name of the Topic Name of the Researcher Guide
1 Terrorism in India and Gandhian way out N. Vijayalakshmi Dr. K. S. Bharathi
2 Empowerment of Rural Area through Appropriate Technology: A Gandhian Approach P. S. Kadu Dr. K. S. Bharathi
3 Gandhian Satyagraha in Modern Context G. N. Dhobale Dr. K.S. Bharathi
4 Study of leadership and Management : A Gandhian Perspective D. M. Parate Dr. K. S. Bharathi
5 Study on Sustainable living. Nature Cure and Peaceful Coexistence: A Gandhian Perspective P. V. Watkar Dr. K. S. Bharathi