|Motto||Vidyay āmritamaṣṇute (Sanskrit)|
Motto in English
|Knowledge makes one immortal|
|Chancellor||Arif Mohammad Khan|
|Vice-Chancellor||Prof. Sabu Thomas|
Mahatma Gandhi University (commonly referred to as MG University or MGU) is a state university in Kerala, India. It was established on Gandhi Jayanti day, 2 October 1983 in the Kottayam district of Kerala state. Mahatma Gandhi University (formerly Gandhiji University), has been approved by UGC and accredited (A) by the National Assessment and Accreditation Council of India. The university has around 300 affiliated colleges spread over five districts in central Kerala.
The university offers around 300 academic programmers (Bachelor's, Master's, Doctoral degrees) in the fields of Pure and Applied Sciences, Technology, Paramedical Studies, Nursing, Management, Law, Engineering, Gandhian Thought, development studies, International Relations, Inter disciplinary Integrated Master of Sciences, Politics, Physics, Nano Science, Disability Studies, Rehabilitation Sciences, Special Education, Psychology, Behavioral Medicine, Tourism, Journalism, Chemical Sciences, Polymer Engineering, Hospital Administration, Environmental Sciences, Disaster Management, Business Studies, Commerce, Economics, Arts, Pedagogical Studies, Hotel and Hospitality Management, Catering Science, Food and Nutrition, Computer Science, Biotechnology, Geoinformatics among others. Average annual student enrollment is between 17,000 and 18,000 (2013 statistics).
Prof.Sabu Thomas (Professor, School of Chemical Sciences, Mahatma Gandhi University) serves as the Vice-Chancellor. Prof.C.T Aravindakumar serves as the Pro Vice-Chancellor. The registrar is Prof. (Dr.) Prakashkumar B and Dr. Sreejith C.M. holds the charge of Controller of Examinations. Sri. Biju Mathew acts as the Finance 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 campus is in the Priyadarsini Hills,Athirampuzha 13 kilometers from Kottayam Railway Station and 4 kilometers from Ettumanoor. To reach the campus take the deviation from M.C. Road at Ettumanoor or Gandhi Nagar. The nearest airport is Cochin International Airport situated at Nedumbassery, Cochin which is about 80 km away. Private buses to Ernakulam starting from the Nagampadom bus stand at the northern end of the railway platform at Kottayam stop at the university. It is located 13 km away from the city of Kottayam.
CARLIS was established in 2010 for research on technologies that can transfer existing knowledge from traditional media to future proof digital media for the networked society.
CARLIS covers two main areas; Library Science and Information Science along with their applications using technologies developed in allied areas. CARLIS started Offering PhD programmes in 2010 and the areas of research are content management, digital archiving, multimedia resources, information administration, information economics, information infrastructures, IPR issues, knowledge warehousing, language technologies, Open Access protocols, resource sharing networks etc.
It is envisaged as a national centre and will have initially an Advisory Council with experts from India and abroad, an Honorary Director, experts from different areas in knowledge management as faculty. The research by the team associated to CARLIS has developed the Digital Library package with search mechanisms for Indian scripts used in Gandhi University on line Theses Library the first official Open Access Archive of PhD theses from Indian universities.
|General – international|
|Times (World) (2021)||601–800|
|General – India|
|NIRF (Overall) (2020)||49|
|NIRF (Universities) (2020)||30|
The Times Higher Education (THE) has ranked MG university amongst the top 800 universities in the World in THE World University Rankings 2021. https://www.timeshighereducation.com/world-university-rankings/mahatma-gandhi-university
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