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Kerala University | 1983


One of Kerala's major universities, Mahatma Gandhi University, is a prestigious educational institution dedicated to meeting the people of Central Kerala's higher education needs. The University is located on the spacious 110-acre Priyadarsini Hills Campus in Athirampuzha, 12 kilometres from Kottayam. It also has two satellite campuses in Kottayam. On October 2, 1983, the University of Kerala was established, and it has authority over the revenue Regions of Idukki, Ernakulam, Kottayam and parts of Alappuzha and Pathanamthitta.

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), and 200 Unaided Affiliated Colleges, the Institution offers a wide range of programmes at the undergraduate, postgraduate, M Phil, and doctoral levels.

It provides education in both interdisciplinary and traditional disciplines such as Science, Social Science, and Humanities, as well as professional disciplines such as Legal Studies, Pedagogy, Pharmacy, Technology, Nursing and Engineering. It has are 52 specialisations available for Bachelor of Arts (B.A), Bachelor of Science (B.Sc) - 43 , For Bachelor of Commerce (B.Com) - 14, Bachelor of Technology (B.Tech) - 8, For Master of Arts (M.A) -  27, Master of Science (M.Sc) - 44, Master of Commerce (M.Com) - 10, and for Master of Technology (M.Tech) - 6.

Mahatma Gandhi University was awarded the Chancellor's Prize for Best University in Kerala in 2020. The prestigious prize is worth Rs. 5 crores and comes with a gold-plated trophy.

The award is given based on the varsity's performance in broad components such as academics, teaching and pedagogy methods, student profile and achievements, academic governance, and other achievement.

The philosophy underlying distance education is that a democratic society has the responsibility to provide facilities for the acquisition of knowledge and the improvement of skills to those who, for whatever reason, are unable to do so through the conventional system.

The growing number of aspirant students has increased the demand for expanding educational opportunities through non-traditional channels. The School of Distance Education began operations in 1990. Contact class facilities that had been provided at various locations within the University's jurisdiction. What should be emphasised is that the school has been able to administer the curricula of various programmes of study via distance mode of instruction while maintaining excellence and quality.

Top Courses & Fees

  • MBA
    Duration: 2Y
  • BBA
    Duration: 3Y
  • BCA
    Duration: 3Y
  • MCA
    Duration: 2Y
  • BCom
    Duration: 3Y
  • M.Com
    Duration: 2Y
  • BA
    Duration: 3Y
  • MA
    Duration: 2Y
  • LLM
    Duration: 2Y
  • Under Graduate Courses
    B.A. B.Ed
    B.Sc. B.FTech
    B.Com B.E./B.Tech
    B.Com LL.B B.Pharma
    BBA LL.B. (Hons) BHMTT
    B.A. LL.B.(Hons) BBA
    Post Graduate Courses
    LL.M. M.J.M.C.
    MBA/PGDM M.Com
    M.A. MSW
    Microbiology Information Technology
    Botany Civil Engineering
    Biology Statistics
    Biochemistry Automobile Engineering
    Physics Geology
    Zoology Electrical Engineering
    Criminal Law Chemistry
    Geophysics Commercial Law
    Instrumentation Technology Tourism Studies
    Computer Science Engineering Electronics & Communication Engineering
    English Mechanical Engineering


    Mahatma Gandhi University Fee Structure:

    M.Sc ₹ 20,200 Graduation
    B.Sc ₹ 3,280 10+2
    MBA ₹ 96,600 Graduation with 50% + MAT
    M.Sc ₹ 20,200 Graduation
    BA ₹ 19,720 10+2
    BCA ₹ 37,500 10+2
    BBA ₹ 18,000 10+2


Admissions are based on an entrance exam known as the MGU-CAT exams. 

Registration begins in May and runs until the end of July. Applicants for the UG and PG programs can purchase an application form from the official website. The deadline for completing the online application is August 13th.

These are the steps to submit the form:

  • Login to the official website
  • Register and verify your ID.
  • Fill in the required information
  • Upload the important documents
  • Pay the application fees, and
  • Submit the form.

Documents needed for admission to MG University 2022:

  • Copy of Marksheet
  • Conduct Certificate
  • Transfer Certificate
  • Copy of Aadhaar Card
  • Caste Certificate
  • Migration Certificate


Admissions to all programmes at MG University are handled through a CAP (centralised allotment process). It also holds an entrance exam (MGU CAT) for all courses offered on the University campus. However, for admission to its MBA and PhD programmes, the University also accepts national-level entrance exams such as KMAT, CMAT, CAT, UGC NET, CSIR NET, GPAT, GATE, and others.

Registration for the CAP B.Ed and CAP PG is currently open. 

Candidates can register by going to the University's official website. 

The application deadline for CAP B.Ed is September 6. 

Furthermore, the second allotment list for UG CAP and IP CAP is set to be released in September.


Mahatma Gandhi University Admission Important Dates 2022:

For all of its courses, Mahatma Gandhi University uses a centralised admissions process. Every year, registrations for UG/ IP CAP begin in May and end in June. The following are the important dates for MG University Kerala admission 2021:

31-May-21 registration starts (Online)
29-Jun-21 registration ends (Online)
30-Jun-21 Final confirmation
10-Sep-21 to 11-Sep-21 MGU-CAT
06-Sep-21 Last date to apply for CAP B.Ed 
07-Sep-21 Second allotment for CAP UG/ IP 

Mahatma Gandhi University Eligibility Criteria

Courses Eligibility Criteria
B.A., B.Com., B.Sc.,  Students must have passed their intermediate exams with a reasonable cumulative gpa. 
BCA (maths in 10+2), 
BSW, B.Voc, 
B.Lib.I.Sc, BA.LLB
M.A. (Both Regular& Specialization)  Should have completed graduation with a similar subject and a total aggregate score of 50%. 
M.Sc. (Both Regular & Specialization)


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Q. What is the admissions procedure of Mahatma Gandhi University, Kottayam?
Admissions are made on the basis of merit in the previous qualifying exam as well as entrance test score, depending on the course you are interested in. Eligible candidates will be able to submit applications both online and offline.

Q. Is bsc admission at Mahatma Gandhi University Kerala based on merit (class 12 marks)?
It is based on the 12th grade. Admission to Mahatma Gandhi University, KERALA is based on merit. Applicants must have completed the 10+2 pattern under any recognised board of education with a minimum of 50% in aggregate. You can look for notification on the official website.

Q. How should I prepare for the MG University entrance exam?
Examine the previous exam pattern. Also, check the topics you are strong in and where you are weak and then prepare accordingly. Prepare for GD topics as well as some basic interview questions.

Q. Is Mahatma Gandhi University accredited for B.Ed. teaching courses?
. Yes, Mahatma Gandhi University is accredited for B.Ed. courses. It is a UGC-approved state university with grade of 'A' accredited by NAAC.

Q. What is the total fees for BSc Biotechnology courses at MGU?
The BSc. Biotechnology programme lasts four years. Mahatma Gandhi University offers a BSc. Biotechnology course that is quite good. The total course fees for a four-year BSc biotechnology programme is around INR 67,500 approximately. 

Mahatma Gandhi University Review & Ranking

  • MGU University has received very positive feedback, with a rating of 9/10 (Student’s Survey).
  • It is excellent in terms of academics, faculty, infrastructure, placement and alumni network.
  • MGU University students are pleased with their accommodations, transportation, club and associations. 
  • MGU University is ranked among the top five universities in Kerala.


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