Welcome to MGI & RTI

Officer in Charge
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. 
Mrs S.N. Gayan, Director General (MGI & RTI)

MGI/RTI Council

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 thisnew 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 aremultifaceted, 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 youa pleasant browsing experience.

Dr (Mrs) V.D. Koonjal, Director (MGI)

About MGI

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.


Officer n ChargeThe 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.

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Mahatma Gandhi Institute
Telegraphic Address:
Mahatma Gandhi Avenue Moka, Mauritius
Director General: Mrs. S.N. Gayan
Phone No:(230) 403 2000 / 403 2001

Fax No: (230) 433 2235 / 403 1277

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All Post Degree / Degree Courses: MA Hindi, MA Sitar, BA (Hons) Hindi, BA (Hons) Hindi (P/T), BA (Hons) Urdu, BA (Hons) Urdu (P/T), BA (Hons) Tamil, BA (Hons) Tamil (P/T), BA (Hons) Telugu, BA (Hons) Telugu (P/T), BA (Hons) Telugu with Education, BA (Hons) Marathi, BA (Hons) Marathi(PT), BA (Hons) Indian Philosophy, BA (Hons) Indian Philosophy(P/T), BA (Hons) Sanskrit, BA (Hons) Digital Arts, BA (Hons) Fine Arts, BA (Hons) Fine Arts (Painting - Printmaking - Sculpture - Applied Art), BA (Hons) Performing Arts (Sitar), BA (Hons) Performing Arts (Bharata Natyam), BA (Hons) Performing Arts (Kathak), BA (Hons) Performing Arts (Tabla), BA (Hons) Performing Arts (Vocal Carnatic), BA (Hons) Performing Arts (Vocal Hindustani), BA (Hons) Mauritian Studies.

All Diploma Courses: Diploma in Indian Philosophy, Diploma in Sanskrit, Diploma in Fine Arts, Diploma in Performing Arts (Vocal Hindustani Music), Diploma in Performing Arts (Tabla), Diploma in Performing Arts (Sitar), Diploma in Performing Arts (Bharata Natyam), Diploma in Performing Arts (Kathak), Diploma in Performing Arts (Violin), Diploma in Performing Arts (Vocal Carnatic), Diploma in Chinese Studies, Diploma in Tamil Studies, Diploma in Urdu Studies, Diploma in Hindi Studies, Diploma in Telugu Studies, Diploma in Marathi Studies, Diploma Digital Arts, Diploma Fine Arts.

Important Notice: from Tertiary Education Commission- PRESS COMMUNIQUE - New Student Loan Scheme

Objective of the Scheme

As announced in the Budget Speech 2013, a new Student Loan Scheme is being implemented to ensure that no one misses out on a rewarding career solely because of lack of funds to finance his/her education. Under the scheme, all those who wish to pursue their studies at undergraduate level, either locally or abroad, will be provided with low cost bank loan facilities. The scheme will cover all students studying for full time as well as part time and distance learning courses.

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