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Mahatma Gandhi University Kerala

Updated on: Apr 3, 2013
The erstwhile GandhiJi University now known as Mahatma Gandhi University was established on 2nd of October 1983 is the fifth University in the southern most state of Kerala for providing higher education. It has been accredited with B+ grade by the National Assessment and Accreditation Council (NAAC). It is recognized and funded by the University Grants Commission (UGC). The University has jurisdiction over Central Revenue districts namely Districts of Kottayam, Ernakulam and Idukki, Kozhencherry, Mallappally, Thiruvalla and Ranni Taluks of the Pathanamthitta District and Kuttanad Taluk of the Alapuzha. The Mahatma Gandhi University Kerala is the pioneer of self financing stream of education in the state, by starting the system in the year 1993.

The courses offered by the University are approved from University Grants Commission (UGC) of India. An average 150000 students secure enrollment every year for study.

The University has a campus spanning over an area 110 acre. The main Campus is located in Athirampuzha, a place situated 13 Kms. off Kottayam town.  The University has 8 Satellite Campuses at Pullarikunnu, Soorya Kalady Hills, Nattasserry, Puthuppally, Gandhinagar and Cheruvandoor in Kottayam, Thodupuzha and Nedumkandam in Idukki District, and Chuttippara in Pathanamthitta District.

This is one of the most important universities in Kerala with 114 research centers dedicated to offer facilities and scope to the research students in the state. To get a clear picture about the contribution of MGU towards the development of education in Kerala, it is important to take a look at some important numbers:
  • University Departments: 22
  • Engineering Colleges: 22
  • Law College: 1
  • Medical Colleges: 3
  • Nursing Colleges: 20
  • SME Nursing Institutes: 7
  • Pharmacy Colleges: 4
  • Dental Colleges: 4
  • Ayurveda Colleges: 3
  • Homeopathy Colleges: 2
  • Music and Fine Arts College: 1
  • Affiliated Arts and Science colleges: 121
  • Education Training Colleges: 37
  • University Colleges of Teacher Education: 12
Mahatma Gandhi University has honored the famous Malayalam writers – the late Thakazhi Sivasankara Pillai, Shri. M.T. Vasudevan Nair, the Dada Saheb Phalke award winner and world-renowned film maker Shri. Adoor Gopalakrishnan with D.Litt. The University made a significant turn when Dr. Jancy James, assumed its charge on 16th November 2004, becoming the first woman Vice –Chancellor of the State.

MG University Facilities:
  • 30 departmental libraries
  • Fully automated central library
  • youth festivals
  • Sports
  • Students Service Department
  • Employment and Guidance Bureau

Seminars, colloquiums and workshops of international stature are regular activities in the University, besides hosting annual memorial lectures in the honour of the late litterateurs and scientists.

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