To bringing tribal students to the mainstream of education through formal and non-formal education.

The Context

Faculty of ARTD is located in the TSP (Tribal Sub plan) district of Jharkhand. Locational advantages generate an opportunity to empower the tribal brethren of our county so that they can stand on their own feet.

The Practice

  1. Offering 5-year Integrated (BSc+ MSc) course in Agriculture, Rural & Tribal Development, which is not an unique but a true blend of naturalistic and humanistic sciences that fulfils the requirement of educating first generation learners of tribal community.
  2. Running fulltime residential agribusiness incubation centre for providing skill based handholding support to become successful entrepreneur.

Evidence of Success

After completing study or incubation period

  1. Most of them are working as development professional
  2. Serving their own villages
  3. Most of the incubates started their own enterprise by establishing, poultry, nursery etc

Success Story

From ‘Cow Herder’ to Development Professional

Somra Bedia, a cowherd boy and sole bread winner for his family hailing from Bedia tribal community entered in the academic fold of Ramakrishna Mission Ashrama, Ranchi at the age of 15 as a trainee. After successful completion of training and Intermediate through NIOS, he took admission in the Integrated M.Sc. course in ARTD of RKMVERI and completed successfully in 2013. Currently he is employed as Agriculture Officer at Action for Social Advancement (ASA) and getting Salary of Rs. 30,000 per month.