MG University Kottayam


MG University Kottayam or Mahatma Gandhi University Kottayam made its inception on 2nd October, 1983 with efforts of the Government of Kerala. This university happens to be the largest of all the 7 universities based in Kerala. Gyani Zail Singh inaugurated the University on 26th October, 1983. MG University of Kottayam has the membership of Association of Commonwealth Universities and Association of Indian Universities.



The Kottayam MG University has its jurisdiction over the following:
  • Ranni Taluks of the Pathanamthitta District
  • Revenue Districts of Kottayam, Ernakulam and Idukki, Mallappally, Kozhencherry, Thiruvalla
  • Kuttanad Taluk of the Alapuzha District
The university has got an excellent Central Library, 22 Departmental Libraries with internet facilities and 4 study centres.

MG University Kottayam has received a B+ accreditation from National Assessment and Accreditation Council. It is spread over an area of 110 acres of land. It offers graduate, post graduate and M.Phil/ Ph.D. degrees in various fields. In order to keep at par with the international standards, the university has entered into ties with:

  • CIRAD, Mont Pellvier, France
  • EHESS, Paris
  • Mont Pellvier, France
  • Bucknev University
  • Toronto University
  • Max Plank Institute of Technology, Germany
  • Catholic University, Belgium
  • California Institute of Technology, USA
  • City University, USA
  • Ruth Cohn Institute of Theme Centred Interaction, Switzerland
  • Edinburgh University
  • University of Nantos, France
  • French Institute, Pondicherry
MG University, Kottayam has got:

  • 17 University Teaching Departments
  • 7 Academic Centres
  • 5 Self Financing Teachin Departments
  • 8 Nursing Institutes under School of Medical Education
  • 2 Department Pharmaceutical Sciences
  • 3 Centres of School of Technology & Applied Sciences
  • 12 University Colleges of Teacher Education
  • 27 Engineering Colleges
  • 1 Law College
  • 4 Medical Colleges
  • 22 Nursing Colleges
  • 5 Pharmacy Colleges
  • 7 Dental Colleges
  • 3 Ayurveda Colleges
  • 2 Homeopathy Colleges
  • 3 Allied medical education colleges
  • 4 Music and Fine Arts College
  • 127 Affiliated Arts andScience Colleges
  • 43 Education Training Colleges

MG University - Courses Offered



The various courses offered by this university are given below:

  • B.A. (3 Yrs) (Conventional)
  • B.Sc. (3 yrs)
  • B.Com. (3 yrs)
  • B. Pharm
  • B Pharm (Ayurveda)
  • BPT (Bachelor of Physiotherapy)
  • B. Li. Sc. (Bachelor of Library and Information Science)
  • BBA (6 semesters) (Bachelor in Business Administration)
  • BCA.(6 semesters) (Bachelor of Computer Application)
  • BBM (6 semesters) (Bachelor in Business Management)
  • LLB (3 yrs) and LLB (5 yrs.)
  • B. Tech (8 semesters)
  • B. Sc .Nursing (4 yrs) (Nursing plus one year house -surgency)
  • BHMS (5 yrs) including (1 yr. internship)
  • BHMS Graded
  • BAMS
  • B.Ed.
  • MBBS
  • MA (2 yrs): Arabic, Economics, Math, Statistics, English, Hindi, Malayalam, Sanskrit, History, Philosophy, Politics, Sociology, Personnel management
  • M.Sc.(2 yrs): Bio-Chemistry, Bio-Technology, Organic Chemistry, Mathematics
  • MCA
  • M.Com.
  • MHRM (Master in Human Resource Management)
  • MCJ (Master of Communication and Journalism)
  • MTC (Master of Tourism Administration)
  • LLM
  • MMH (Master of Management in Hospitality)
  • M Tech: Civil, Mechanical, Computer Science, Electrical, Electronics and Communication, Network Engineering
  • MBA (2 Yrs) (Master in Business Administration)
  • DSS(1 yr) (Diploma in Social Service)
  • MSW (2 yrs) (Master in Social Work)
  • Diploma (2 yrs): Otolaryngology, Obstetrics, Orthopedics, Gynecology, Child Health
  • MD (3 yrs) (Doctor of Medicine)
  • MS (3 yrs) (Master of Surgery)
  • DM (2 yrs) (Doctor of Medicine)
  • M.Phil.

MG University - Affiliated Colleges



MG University Kottayam comprises of 245 affiliated colleges, 76 off campus centres (Kerala: 62, Outside Kerela: 7, Abroad: 7).

Some of the colleges that are affiliated to this university are:

  • Alphonsa College
  • Bishop Vayalil Memorial Holly Cross College
  • College of Applied Science, Puthuppally
  • St. Thomas College
  • College of Applied Science, Njeezhoor
  • BCM College
  • CMS College
  • Baselius College
  • Kuriakose Gregorios College
  • Devaswom Board College
  • Assumption College, Changanaserry
  • Mangalam College of Education
  • St. Stephen's College
  • Deva Matha College
  • Ettumanoorappan College
  • Government College Kottayam
  • MES College
  • Henry Baker College
  • Mount Carmel Training College
  • St. George's College
  • Kuriakose Elias College
  • NSS College, Changanacherry
  • St. John the Baptist College of Education
  • NSS Training College, Changanacherry
  • Athurasrammam NSS Homeo College
  • St. Josephs Training College
  • Rajiv Gandhi Institute of Technology
  • St. Mary's College
  • St. Dominics College
  • St. Xavier's College
  • Sree Vidyadhi Raja NSS College
  • Amal Jothi Engineering College
  • St. Thomas Training College
  • Mar Augusthinose College
The Mahatma Gandhi University Kottayam is easily accessible, as the Kottayam Railway Station is located at a distance of 13 kilometers from the university campus on Priyadarsini Hills. The Cochin Airport is at a distance of 80 kilometers.

Contact Details



For further information, one can get in touch with the MG University Kottayam at the following address:
  • Priyadarsini Hills P.O.
  • Kottayam, Kerala - 686 560
  • Phone: +91-481-2731050 to 68
  • Website: mgu.ac.in
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Last Updated on : January 14, 2014