tribal research center (T R C) was constituted on second October
1983 at Udhagamandalam and is functioning on its own 25 acres
of hill terrain at M Paladin, 10 Kms away from Ooty bus stand.
His Excellency, the then President of India, Thiru Gyani Zail
Singh had very kindly laid the foundation stone for the Tribal
Research Centre, listed at present with Ministry of Adi Dravidar
and Tribal Welfare, Government of Tamil Nadu, Chennai. This center
is funded by both State and central Governments on 50:50 basic
and it is the youngest of the 14 Tribal Research institutes in
the country. The relevance of Tribal Research Centre is very much
identified as 'Tribal Essential Institute' for the welfare of
the 36 Scheduled Tribes of Tamilnadu.
objectives of the Tribal Research centre are:
conduct studies on tribal Communities
To import training and proper orientation on tribal cultures
To record Social, Economic, Religious, political and Psychological
changes among the Scheduled Tribes.
To recommend weaker communities for inclusion in the list
of SC/ST of Tamil Nadu.
To publish monographs on the life and culture of the tribal
To develop tribal Museum with the concept of culture preservation
prepare perspective plans for the uplift of the tribes
Thus the Tribal Research Centre is acting as an integral part
of the planned Development of the Tribals. It is concentrating
more on Nilgiris district because all the six Primitive Tribal
Groups (PTGs) identified by the Government of India like Todas,
kotas, Irulas, Kurumbas, Paniyans and Kattunayakans are exclusive
inhabiting since ages in Nilgiri hills.
Available at Tribal Research Centre
with books and journals on tribal studies
Well furnished Guest house
Tribal Map on the land
Audio-video system to entertain tribal festivals and tradition of
dance and song
Indoor and open Air Tribal Museum.
Cultural heritage Attraction
Tribal Museum is function in the campus of Tribal Reserch Centre
since 1989 depiciting various tribal cultures of Tamil Nadu and
Andaman and Nicobar Islands. Recently carved fier-made tribal
statues are attracting more number of tourists from India and