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Mahatma Gandhi University, also known as M G University, was established on 2 October 1983 in Kottayammarker. The Mahatma Gandhi University (formerly Gandhiji University), has been accredited by the National Assessment and Accreditation Council,India. The University has 223 affiliated colleges spread over five districts in central Keralamarker.University offers various academic programmes in the fields of Gandhian Thought, Technology, Physics, Behavioural sciences, Sociology, Journalism, Chemical Sciences including Polymer Chemistry, Nursing, Hospital Administration and Disaster Management, Environmental Sciences and Management among others.Currently Dr. P. M. Rajan Gurukkal is the Vice Chancellor and Prof. Rajan Varughese is the Pro- Vice- Chancellor.Prof. MR Unni is the Registrar. Dr. Thomas John Mapra holds the charge of Contorller of Examinations. Abraham J Puthuman is the Finance Officer, Prof. PP Ravindran holds the charge of DCDC and Mr. G. Sreekumar is the Public Relations Officer.

The University is funded by the University Grants Commission and Government of Kerala. It is a member of the AIU and the ACU. Association of Commonwealth Universities represents over 480 universities from Commonwealth countries.

The University enrolls 1,50,000 students on an average every year to 210 Courses in graduate, post graduate and M.Phil/Ph.D. programmes through various departments and colleges.

The students have been consistently contributing to the image of the University through their outstanding performance in NSS, NCC, Inter University Youth Festivals, Sports, Games and Intellectual pursuits.

Key Features

  • The University has awarded approximately 1250 doctoral degrees (till 2009) for the research activities undertaken by the scholars in various disciplines. Online Access to these doctoral theses are available at [190806]. The University has published over 5000 papers in research journals of international repute. Most of the research papers are also provided online by the University Library [190807]
  • This university pioneered the total literacy campaign in Kerala(India) with their project in Kottayam(Kottayam was the first district in India to have achieved 100% literacy).
  • It operates out of 8 global locations(Other than in Kerala and in other states of India).


The University campus is located at the Priyadarsini Hills which is 13 Kilometers away from Kottayammarker Railway Station and 4 Kilometers away from Ettumannoor. In order to reach the campus one should take deviation from Ettumannor or Gandhi Nagar (from M. C. Road). The nearest airport is at Cochinmarker which is about 80 km away.

Mahatma Gandhi University has made its presence outside its territorial jurisdiction through the 72 off campus centres – 55 centres within Kerala, 9 outside Kerala and at 8 global locations.

Affiliated Colleges

Among the prominent affiliated colleges(more than 183 colleges) are

See also

Among the prominent affiliated colleges(more than 183 colleges) areMahatma Gandhi University college of engineeringRajagiri School Of Engineering & TechnologyAdi Shankara Institute of Engineering and TechnologyAlphonsa CollegeAssumption College, ChanganasseryAthurasrammam N.S.S Homeo CollegeBaselius CollegeB.C.M CollegeBishop Kurialacherry College for WomenC.M.S CollegeEttumanoorappan College, EttumanoorDeva Matha College, KuravilangadFederal Institute of Science And Technology[1], AngamalyGovt. College KottayamKuriakose Gregarios collegeM.E.S CollegeM.E.S College, MarampallyMangalam College of EducationMar Augusthinose CollegeMount Carmel Training College[Nirmala College, Muvattupuzha][3]N.S.S college, ChanganasseryN.S.S Training College, ChanganasseryMedical college, KottayamRajiv Gandhi Institute of Technology, Kottayam (Government engineering college)Mar Athanasius College of Engineering, KothamangalamAmal Jothi Engineering CollegePGM College, KangazhaMaharaja's college, ErnakulamMarian college ,Kuttikkanam,IdukkiGovernment College ManimalakunnuGovernment Law College, ErnakulamSchool of Technology and Applied SciencesSCMS School of Engineering and Technology [2], ErnakulamSt.Teresa's college, ErnakulamSacred Hearts college, TevaraS A S SNDP YOGAM College, KonniS. B. CollegeS.N.M training College,MoothakunnamS.N.M College,Maliyankara,Moothakunnam[St. Albert's college, Ernakulam] link titleSt. Xavier's CollegeSt. Josephs Training CollegeSt.Joseph's college of engineering & technology ,PalaiSt. Mary’s CollegeSt. Stephen’s CollegeSree Vidyadhi Raja N S S CollegeSt. Thomas Training CollegeSt. Johns Institute of Technology, PathanamthittaU C College, AluvaSt. Dominic's College, KanjirapallyThe Cochin College, CochinViswajyothi College of Engineering and Technology, Vazhakulam


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