Mahatma Gandhi College

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Mahatma Gandhi College
മഹാത്മാഗാന്ധി കോളേജ്
Motto सा विद्या या विमुक्तये
Type Public
Established March 1948
Affiliation Government
Principal Dr. Sudarsan Kumar (from 2 June 2016)
Nickname MG College
Affiliations Kerala University, UGC
Sports Athletics

Mahatma Gandhi College (MG College) is situated in Thiruvananthapuram city (Trivandrum) in the state of Kerala, in India. It owes its origin to Mannathu Padmanabhan, the founder of Nair Service Society. The college is affiliated to Kerala University and is managed by Nair Service Society. The pioneer institution in Thiruvananthapuram having "College with potential for excellence" awarded by NAAC. As per latest MHRD ranking Mahatma Gandhi College stands at 88th rank in India according to National Institutional Ranking Framework (NIRF).


The college started functioning at Vadassery Amma Veedu at Perunthanni in 1948 and was later shifted to the present site at Kattachakkonam, now known as Kesavadasapuram. Late C. Rajagopalachari, the last Governor General of India, laid the foundation stone for the new building on 22 August 1948.

The Arts section was shifted to the building in 1949, and the Science section in 1950. The main building was completed in 1958 and was inaugurated by Pandit Jawaharlal Nehru, the first Prime Minister of India, on 24 April 1958. The college celebrated its Silver Jubilee during 1974–75. The foundation stone of the three-storeyed Mannam Memorial Block was laid by Sri. P. K. Narayana Panicker, General Secretary of the Nair Service Society (NSS) on 23 April 1989. The block was inaugurated by Dr. Swaroop Singh, the then Governor of Kerala, on 2 October, the Gandhi Jayanthi day 1990.

The college has 4,000 students, 12 degree and eight postgraduate courses. Besides providing research facilities in various disciplines, the college has started an Instrumentation course attached to the Department of Physics.

Programs of study

B.A. (Bachelor of Arts) [English Language & Literature] Malayalam Hindi History Sociology Economics
B.Sc. (Bachelor of Science) Mathematics Physics Chemistry Zoology Botany Psychology
M.Sc. (Master of Science) Mathematics Physics Chemistry Zoology Botany
M.A. (Master of Arts) Economics Malayalam Hindi English Language & Literature
B.Com (Bachelor of Commerce) Commerce, Accountancy
M.Com (Master of Commerce) Commerce, Accountancy

Notable alumni

See also


External links

Official website

Coordinates: 8°31′56″N 76°56′34″E / 8.5323°N 76.9429°E / 8.5323; 76.9429

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