In 2017, the University won the best State University award for 2015-16 instituted by the Hon’ble Chancellor bagging Rs. 5 Crores in prize money which is being invested to set up an International Academic Convention Centre housing an auditorium with state of the art facilities. As a part of digitilising all its services, the University has set up tier three data centre.The on-line distribution of question papers in all the affiliated colleges for the Post Graduate CSS Examination March 2017 has been another remarkable achievement of the University. The recently introduced RFID (Radio Frequency Identification) system in the University Library enables the members to borrow and return books directly accessing the system, is another milestone.
Some of our faculty members have proved to be front-runners in developing indigenous technologies and are holding as many as twenty patents, including four from the US. The schools like Centre for Environmental Studies and Sustainable Development, Inter University Centre for Bio Medical Research, Inter University Centre for Disability Studies, Inter University Centre for Social Science Research and Extension, Inter University Centre for Studies in Science of Music and Instrumentation Center are conceived to strengthen Post Graduate and doctoral studies in various emerging fields. Institute for Intensive Research in Basic Sciences, Centre for Nano Science and Nano Technology, Centre for English Language and Communication Skills, Centre for International Co-operation, Institute for Contemporary Chinese Studies, Dr. K N Raj Centre for Planning and Center-State Relations, Advanced Molecular Materials Research Centre and Center for High Performance Computing also envisage advanced studies in respective areas.
Mahatma Gandhi University was ranked 34th position in National Institution Ranking Frame Work (NIRF 2018) conducted by Ministry of Human Resource Development, Govt of India. Mahatma Gandhi University was ranked 11th position in IndiaToday–MDRA Ranking 2018. CSIR has ranked the University 13th in India in terms of intellectual productivity and NISTADS has rated it 19th in terms of h-index of the Science faculty. Recently university has secured 30th position in NIRF ranking (April2019).