Mahatma Gandhi University,one of the major Universities in Kerala, is a premier educational institution that strives to fulfill the higher educational needs of the people from Central Kerala. Set on the sprawling 110-acre Priyadarsini Hills Campus at Athirampuzha, 12 kms off Kottayam, the University also has two satellite campuses in Kottayam . The University was established on 2nd October 1983 and has jurisdiction over the revenue districts of Kottayam, Ernakulam, Idukki and parts of Pathanamthitta and Alappuzha. The Institution offers a large number of programmes at the Undergraduate, Postgraduate, M Phil and Doctoral levels through its 17 University Departments, 1 International and Inter University Centre, 7 Inter University Centres, 10 Inter School Centres, 77 Govt./Aided Affiliated Colleges, 10 Autonomous Colleges (of which 8 are Colleges with a Potential for Excellence), 200 Unaided Affiliated Colleges and 199 Recognized Research Centres. It imparts education in the interdisciplinary as well as conventional disciplines of Science, Social Science and Humanities besides in the professional disciplines like Engineering, Technology, Legal Studies, Pedagogy, Pharmacy and Nursing.To know more about Mahatma Gandhi University, Kottayam, please visit their website at www.mgu.ac.in, where you can check news update, application form, exam dates, admit cards, placement drive dates, and more other important details. Mahatma Gandhi University, Kottayam is well known college/university among students these days.
Various Schools/Centres and Departments of the University have acquired numerous rare and exceptional facilities which attract brightest students from all over the country and abroad to pursue their Post Graduation, M.Phil. and Research Programmes. Research achievements and acquiring patents in Basic Sciences and emerging inter-disciplinary branches like Nano Science and Nano Technology have enabled it to aquire national and international financial assistance.
Some of the major facilities the University Schools are: Psychology lab, Audiology lab (at SOBeS). Plant Tissue Culture, Animal Cell culture, Animal Maintenance Facility (at SBS). TG/DTA, Scaning Electron Microscopy (SEM)/ EDAX, Polarising optical Microscopy, Abrader, Differential Scaning Calorimetry (DSC), Dynamic mechanical Analysis (DMA), Atomic Force Mocroscopy (afm, x-RAU Diffraction (XRD), Elemental Analyser, High Performance liquid Chromatography (HPLC), Universal Testing Machine(UTM), fourier Transfer Infrared Spectroscopy(FT-IR) Gas chromatography – Mass Spectrometry (GCMS) Contact Angle Meter, Rheometer, Fluorimeter, UV – Visible Spectro photometer and Impact Tester (at SCS). Gas Chromatograph (Perkin Elmer – Clarus 500), Ion Chromatograph (Dionex – 1100, USA), Trace Metal Analyzer (Metrohm, 797 VA Computrace, Switzerland), Mercury analyzer – Cold Vapour Atomic Flourescence Spectrophotometer-CVAFS (Brooks Rand), Total Organic Carbon (TOC) analyzer (Thermo-Hyper TOC), PCR (Biorad), Microwave Digester (CEM, USA), Spectroradiometer ( ASD, USA), Freeze Dryer (Daihan Labtech, Korea), Ultrasonic Processor (Cole-Parmer, USA), Photochemical Reactor (SAIC, India), CO2 Incubator (USA), Semi-automated N analyzer (Pelican), COD analyzer (Lovibond), Ultrapure Water system (Pall), Spectrophotometer (Systronics), Flame photometer (Systronics), Cooling centrifuge, Total Mercury Analyzer – CVAFS (Brooks Rand, USA), Trace Metal Analyzer (Metrohm, Switzerland), TOC (Thermo-Hyper TOC), PCR (Biorad), IC (Dionex – 1100, USA), GC (Perkin Elmer – Clarus 500) (at SES). Single Crystal XRD Analysis (at SPAP).