Published on: October 6, 2023

Tribal University

Tribal University

Why in news? Prime Minister announced the setting up of the tribal university in Telangana


  • Cabinet approved amendment to the Central Universities Act, 2009 for setting up University
  • It will be named after tribal goddesses Samakka and Sarakka.
  • University aims to increase access and improve the quality of higher education by providing research facilities in tribal art, culture and traditional knowledge system in the State

About Sammakka Saralamma      

  • It is a Hindu Tribal goddesses of Koya tribe
  • Sammakka and Saralamma” are mother and daughter who fought against an unjustice law(rule) during Kakatiyas period.
  • Medaram Jatara will be celebrated to honour goddess in the state of Telangana
  • Jatara will be held at Medaram in Tadvai Mandala in Mulugu district.