Mahatma Gandhi University, also known as Gandhiji University or M G University, was established on 2 October 1983 in Kottayam. The university has 183 affiliated colleges spread over five districts in central Kerala. Besides this, it has 21 teaching and research departments or schools, six information centres and three study centres. The important schools of the university include School of International Relations and Politics,School of Management and Business Studies, School of Chemical Sciences, School of Medical Education, School of Gandhian Thought and Development Studies and School of Biosciences. University offers various academic programmes in the fields of Gandhian Thought, Polymer Chemistry, Hospital administration and Environmental Management among others. Currently Prof.(Dr.) Jancy James is the Vice Chancellor and Prof. K K Unuskutty is the Pro Vice Chancellor. The University is funded by the University Grants Commission and Government of Kerala. It is a member of the AIU and the ACU.
The University campus is located at the Priyadarsini Hills which is 13 Kilometers away from Kottayam 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 Cochin which is about 80 km away.
Mahatma Gandhi University, Kottayam has 18 Departments listed that offer various academic courses.
Scholarships are grant-in-aid to a student who wants to pursue education at Mahatma Gandhi University, Kottayam