Mahatma Gandhi University
Mahatma Gandhi University

Check MGU : Overview, Ranking, Admission, Placement, Eligibility Criteria

Kottayam, Kerala

Mahatma Gandhi University, also known as MGU was established in 1983 by the government of Kerala,  located in Kottayam, Kerala.MGU was acknowledged by UGC and received a "A" accreditation grade from the NAAC. Among all Indian universities, MGU is ranked 31st in the NIRF Ranking 2023. As per QS Ranking 2024, it holds the 90th position among southern Asian regions.

The University has more than 300 associated colleges and around 199 recognized research centers, 10 autonomous institutions, 200 unaided affiliated colleges, and 77 government-aided affiliated colleges.

Admission to MGU is mainly based on merit for most UG courses followed by a Centralised Allocation Process (CAP), meanwhile university-level entrance exams i.e. Common Admission Test (CAT) are conducted for admission to all PG courses.

The university has a robust placement cell offers students outstanding placement opportunities from various fields. MGU Placement Report 2023 has not been released yet but as per official data od NIRF Data 2023, the median salary for a five-year UG program stood at 1.8 LPA while for PG courses, the median salary stood at INR 7 LPA..

MGU Highlights 2024

A brief overview of MGUis mentioned below-




Mahtama Gandhi University, Kottayam



University Type


Main Campus Location

Kottayam, Kerala 



Official Website

NIRF Ranking 

31st in the ‘University’ category

52nd in the ‘Overall’ category

Flagship Courses

BSc, MSc, BTech MBA

Campus Size

110 acres

Entrance Basis

KEAM, MGU CAT and Merit-Based

Highest Package


MGU Ranking 2024

Mahatma Gandhi University milestone rankings every year, mentioned below are the rankings of MGU 2023 -

Ranking Body

Ranking Assigned


NIRF Ranking 2023



NIRF Ranking 2023



QS World Ranking



MGU Placements 2024

The placement report of Mahatma Gandhi University for the year 2024 has not been released yet, but candidates can check the placement highlights for the year 2023 in the table mentioned below -



UG Placement (5-Year Program) 


Students Placed in 5-Year UG Prog.


PG Placement (2-Year Program)


Students Placed in 2-Year PG Prog.


MGU Admission 2024

MGU admission to undergraduate and postgraduate programs along with Diploma and certificate courses is based on several national-level entrance examinations and a merit basis for a few courses. Aspiring Applicants can check the course-wise specializations for MGUin the table below:



Common Eligibility Criteria (*NOTE- Criteria can vary as per specialization chosen in terms of compulsory subjects. )


Animation and Graphic Design, Arabic Language and Literature, Archaeology and Museology, Economics, History, English, Visual Arts(Interior Design), Audiography & Digital Editing

Aspiring Applicants must have completed 10+2  or equivalent from a recognized Board, with minimum 45 % aggregate marks or equivalent.


Applied Electronics and Instrumentation, Automobile Engineering, Civil Engineering, Computer Science, Electrical and Electronics, Electrical and ElectronicsInformation Technology, Mechanical Engineering

Aspiring Applicants must have passed 10+2 with at least 60% marks in agg.  of three subjects, namely, Physics, Chemistry, and Biology.



Finance & Taxation, Co-operation, Computer Applications,  Marketing, Travel & Tourism, Logistics Management, Computer Applications

Aspiring Applicants must have passed 10+2 with 50% marks in agg. from any stream or equivalent degree.


Apparel and Fashion Design Model, Biotechnology, Botany, Chemistry, Clinical Nutrition and Dietetics, Cyber Forensic, Electronics, Geology, Information Technology, Physics, Zoology, Mathematics, Petrochemicals

Interest candidates must have passed 10+2 or equivalent with Physics, Chemistry, English, and Mathematics from a recognized Board, with a minimum of 50 % aggregate marks or equivalent in PCM.

For Specialisations, candidates must have relevant subjects



Aspiring Applicants must have completed their 12th in any discipline with a minimum of 50 % marks in aggregate.



Any student who has passed their twelfth grade (10+2) with at least 45% marks in aggregate for General Category & 42% marks in aggregate for SC/ST Category 



Applied Fisheries and Aquaculture, Computer Engineering and Network Technology, Applied Physics, Bio-informatics, Botany, Computer Science,  Environmental Science & Management, Toxicology, Statistics, Psychology, Mathematics,Microbiology

Aspiring Applicants must hold a bachelor's degree in Science from a recognized college/university with a minimum of 50 – 60% marks.

Compulsory Subjects can vary as per specialization.




Animation, Cinema and Television, Graphic Design,  Multimedia, Politics, English, Print and Electronic Journalism, Politics, Bharathanatyam, Mohiniyattam, Mridangam.

Interested applicants must hold a graduate degree from any discipline with at least 50 % marks in agg.

Specialization subjects must be studied at the graduation level with a minimum of 50 % marks.



Candidate must be a graduate of BCA or B.Sc. in computer science or IT.

Or any graduation degree with any of the subjects as compulsory: Mathematics or Statistics QT or business math.


Computer Science and Information System, Computer and Structural Engineering, Communication Engineering, Machine Design, Power Electronics and Power Systems, Production and Industrial Engineering

Aspiring Applicants must have completed their  BE/BTech degree.

 Candidates are required to appear in GATE exams to become eligible for MTech.


Banking, Banking and Insurance, E-Commerce, Finance, Financial management, Management, Marketing, Taxation

Aspiring Applicants must possess a  graduate degree in any discipline, with at least 50% marks in aggregate, from a recognized university. 


Finance, HRM, Marketing, Operations, and System Management

Aspiring Applicants must possess a  graduate degree in any discipline, with at least 50% marks in aggregate, from a recognized university. 




Aspiring Applicants must hold a master’s degree from any discipline with 50% marks in aggregate or equivalent grades.

Specialization discipline must be studied at the postgraduation level.


MGU Infrastructural Facilities

MGU has well-equipped infrastructure spread across 250 acres of area accompanied by all the basic amenities 

The institution provides housing through separate, well-furnished hostels for boys and girls. 

For the sake of students' overall growth, the university also features well-kept courts and playgrounds for a variety of indoor and outdoor games.

MGU also features modern medical and IT departments with faculty and personnel that are highly qualified.

In addition, MGU has a canteen, contemporary classrooms, auditoriums, laboratories, and a library.


Contact DetailsAdministrative Block, Priyadarsini Hills Post, University Campus Rd, Athirampuzha, KeralaWebsiteGo to website...Phone04XXXXXX75  

Frequently Asked Questions (FAQs)

How many campuses are there?

Mahatma Gandhi  University has 77 government-aided affiliated colleges.

On what basis does MGU take Admissions?

Mahatma Gandhi University takes admissions to all the PG courses based on MGU CAT along with considering the scores of relevant national-level examinations.

What is the NIRF ranking of MGU?

Mahatma Gandhi University stands 31st  in NIRF ranking 2023 in the ‘University’ category, 52th in the ‘Overall’ category.

What are the eligibility criteria for an MBA at MGU?

The basic criteria for an MBA is that a student must hold a graduate degree or equivalent in any discipline with at least 50% marks. Criteria can vary as per the specialization in terms of compulsory subjects.

Does MGU offer hostel Facilities?

Yes,  MGU offers separate hostels for girls and boys with all the basic amenities required.

Which course has the best placement in MGU?

All the courses offered at  MGU offer good placement opportunities, however, BTech and MBA stood highest i.e., 54.75 LPA and 28 LPA respectively.

What is the highest package of MGU in 2023?

The highest package of MGU for the year 2023 has not been released yet however as per NIRF ranking 2023, the median salary stood at INR 1.8 LPA for 5-year UG courses.

Does MGU offer distance learning?

 No, MGU has discontinued its distance learning opportunity since 2015.

Around what month did MGU conduct its entrance?

There is no official notification as of now on the official website but the tentative date for MGU CAT (Common Admission Test)  is expected to be around February 24.

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