Mahatma Gandhi University, one of the four affiliating Universities in Kerala, is the premier educational institution that strives to fulfill the higher educational needs of the people of Central Kerala, set over 100-acre Priyadarsini Hills Campus at Athirampuzha, 13 kms of Kottayam. The University was established by Kerala State Legislature by Notification No.3431/Leg.C1/85/Law; Date: 17th April, 1985 and has jurisdiction over the revenue districts of Kottayam, Ernakulam Idukki and parts of Pathanamthitta and Alappuzha. The University that conducts a range of programmes at the undergraduate, postgraduate, M. Phil and doctoral levels through its 18 University Departments. It imparts education in the interdisciplinary as well as conventional disciplines of science, social science and humanities besides in the professional disciplines of Engineering, Technology, Legal Studies, Management, Tourism, Disability Studies, Journalism, Pedagogy, Pharmacy and Nursing.
Mahatma Gandhi University’s academic growth during the past has been phenomenal in terms of the number of new academic initiatives launched, curricular revisions undertaken, research grants received, research collaborations entered into, extension activities organized, research papers published, national and international seminars hosted, student support programmes conducted, quality enhancement measures initiated, infra structural support generated, resource mobilization, and distinctions and achievements acquired.