Welcome to MGI & RTI
I have the pleasure to welcome you to the MGI & RTI Website.
The Mahatma Gandhi Institute and the Rabindranath Tagore Institute are polynodal institutions in the educational landscape of Mauritius. The foundation stone of the Institute was laid on 3rd June 1970 by the then Prime Minister of India, Shrimati Indira Gandhi and the then Prime Minister of Mauritius, Sir Seewoosagar Ramgoolam. Both Institutes are dynamic and abreast of our times and function effectively thanks to the schools and departments attached to them. In keeping with the trends of modern technology, this website will provide you with the information you require about the institutions.
Dr (Mrs) V.D Koonjal, Director (MGI)
It gives me immense pleasure and I extend a warm welcome to the new website of the Mahatma Gandhi Institute and the Rabindranath Tagore Institute.
I hope that you will find all the relevant information inside this new website of the Mahatma Gandhi Institute and the Rabindranath Tagore Institute. Sincere to the vision of the MGI and RTI, the Mahatma Gandhi Institute and the Rabindranath Tagore Institute are multifaceted, educational and cultural institutions promoting education with special emphasis on Indian and Cultural Studies. The MGI/RTI Council has left no stone unturned to give to the Institutes the glory that they deserve. I wish you a pleasant browsing experience.
Mr. R. Dwarka, Chairman MGI RTI Council
The Mahatma Gandhi Institute (Amendment) Act 2002 and the Rabindranath Tagore Institute Act 2002 have provided for the Mahatma Gandhi Institute and the Rabindranath Tagore Institute (located in an idyllic setting at Ilot in the northern part of the country) to function under one Council and one Director-General, presently, Mr. B.C. Madhou(appointed as Director General MGI/ RTI as from March 2012).Various programmes ranging from Diploma courses, Degree and Post Graduate programmes are offered in Indian languages, Indian Philosophy, Indian Performing Arts, Chinese Studies, Mauritian Studies and Fine Arts. Modules in Mauritian Studies cut across programmes to give students a better understanding of their society while currently promoting intercultural values. In collaboration with the University of Mauritius, the Mahatma Gandhi Institute is providing the country with graduates in various oriental languages such as Hindi, Tamil, Telugu, Marathi and Urdu. Read More About MGI
Our Mission and Vision
Our Mission, Vision, Core Values and Principles.
In accordance with the Mahatma Gandhi Institute Act No.64 of 1970 and MGI Amended Act No. 47 of 2002, the objects of the Institute are:-
a) to establish, as a tribute to Mahatma Gandhi, a centre of studies of Indian culture and traditions
b) to promote education and culture generally.
The Rabindranath Tagore Institute.
The Rabindranath Tagore Institute, an educational and cultural centre for the promotion of shared values, was inaugurated in December 2002 and operates today under the aegis of the Mahatma Gandhi Institute. The attractive campus of the RTI has been established in memory of Rabindranath Tagore. The foundation stone of the RTI was laid on 12th March 2000 by Shri Atal Bihari Vajpayee, Prime Minister of India and Dr. the Hon. Navinchandra Ramgoolam, Prime Minister of the Republic of Mauritius at Ilot, Pamplemousses.