Mahatma Gandhi University (formerly Gandhiji University),
with B+ accreditation of National Assessment and Accreditation Council,
was established on 2nd October 1983, as the fifth University in the
Southern most State of Kerala,India.
Mahatma Gandhi University has 10 Inter disciplinary Schools
of teaching and research and 12 schools of higher learning
in Applied Science and Professional Studies, with academic
autonomy. The courses in the Departments are conducted in
the credit and semester system. The Schools have tied-up with
UGC, FIST, DRS, DST, ISRO, COSIST, CSIR, DAAD, STEC, ICMR,
BARC, MOEF, ICCSR, ICHR and IED and taken up 70 Research Projects.
In order to facilitate inflow of cutting- edge technologies
and methodologies, the University Departments have commenced
collaborative efforts with CIRAD, Mont Pellvier, France, EHESS,
Paris, French Institute, Pondicherry, Toronto University,
Bucknev University, Catholic University, Belgium, Max Plank
Institute of Technology, Germany, California, Institute of
Technology, USA, University of Nantos, France, Edinburgh University,
City University, USA, and Ruth Cohn Institute of Theme Centred
The School of Chemical Sciences of the University has advanced
commendably in their research pursuits by developing a host
of new technologies indigenously, which has enabled the institution
to net 6 U.S. Patents and 12 Indian Patents. The Department
has initiated dialogue for transfer of these technologies
to the Industry and an M.O.U. in this regard will be inked
soon with a leading research industry in the world.
The University has awarded 865 doctoral degrees for the research
activities undertaken by the scholars in various disciplines
and published over 5000 papers in research journals of international
At present, Mahatma Gandhi University offers research facilities
and guidance in over 40 disciplines through its own Departments
as well as 114 approved research Centres. The University is
in the process of setting up a dedicated Intellectual Property
Facilitation Centre, in order to promote research, acquisition
of IPRís and technology transfer.
The University is having a web-enabled Central Library and
21 Departmental Libraries, 4 Study Centres and 6 Information
Centres. The Central Library is linked to the U.G.C. sponsored
INFLIBNET enabling on-line subscription of over 2500 National
and International research journals.