Palamau district,Jharkhand

Palamau is one of the twenty-four districts of Jharkhand state, India. It was formed in 1892.The administrative headquarter is Daltonganj, situated on koel river.


The district lies between 23°50′ and 24°8′ north latitude and between 83°55′ and 84°30′ east longitude. It is bordered on the north by Sone River & Bihar and on the east by the Chatra and Hazaribagh districts, on the south by Latehar District and on the west by Garhwa District.

The district covers an area of 5043.8 km² and has a population of 1,533,176. Daltonganj, situated on the North Koel river is the district headquarters.

National protected area

  • Betla National Park
  • Economy
    In 2006 the Ministry of Panchayati Raj named Palamu one of the country’s 250 most backward districts (out of a total of 640).It is one of the 24 districts in Jharkhand currently receiving funds from the Backward Regions Grant Fund Programme (BRGF).
    Languages spoken here include Asuri, an Austroasiatic language spoken by approximately 17 000 in India, largely in the southern part of Palamu;and [Magahi Language] group with almost 40 000 000 speakers, written in both the Devanagari and Kaithi scripts.
    The only university in Medininagar (Daltonganj) is Nilamber-Pitamber University, created on the 17th of January, 2009.The Chief Minister of Jharkhand declared that the Nilamber-Pitamber University would be set up in Medininagar (Daltonganj) in 2001.There are 66 primary schools, 30 middle schools, 17 Navsirijit schools, 10 high schools and 1 Engineering College in the Daltonganj block.The main colleges in Daltonganj include:

  • GLA College
  • Women’s College(Old Garhwa Road)
  • BN College
  • Janta Shivratri College
  • DAV Engineering College (Betla Road)
  • RCIT Engineering College (Bishrampur)
  • RIIT Engineering College “Rastriya Institute of Information Technology & Engineering” Redma near Kali Mandir Daltonganj
  • Nilambar Pitambar University
  • Popular schools in Medininagar (Daltonganj) are

  • RIIT Kids School of IT Expert & Programmer with Mid-brain Activation
  • Popular Computer Education Centre in Medininagar (Daltonganj) are

  • RIIT Computer Centre” Redma near Kali temple Daltonganj
  • RIIT Kids School of IT Expert Redma near Kali temple Daltonganj