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Prof. Sabu Thomas retains the second position in Research.com ranking

The former Vice Chancellor of Mahatma Gandhi University and the Director of the University’s International and Inter University Centre for Nanoscience and Nanotechnology, Prof. Sabu Thomas maintained the second position in the 3rd edition of Research.com ranking of the best researchers in the field of Materials Sciences in India. C.N.R Rao, the eminent scientist at the […]

Korea Centre International Conference Fostering Diplomatic Concord Between India and South Korea

      The Korea Centre at the School of International Relations and Politics (SIRP), Mahatma Gandhi University, supported by the Korea Foundation, Republic of Korea, organised an international conference on March 14, 2024, titled “Celebrating 50 Years of India-Republic of Korea Relations: Opportunities and Challenges in the Indo-Pacific Era”.   Dr. C.T Aravindakumar, the […]

Enhancing the fuel efficiency: MGU researchers secure patent

  Researchers at MG University have achieved a remarkable feat by securing an Indian patent for their innovative tyre research. This innovation focuses on reducing tyre weight, minimising road friction, ultimately enhancing vehicle fuel efficiency.    The new technology  replaces the conventional petroleum-based carbon black with a blend of natural graphite compound, graphene oxide and […]

Faculty Development Programme commences at MGU

                            The Faculty Development Programme organised by the College Development Council and Mar Chrysostom Chair, designed for the professional development and enhancement of teachers commenced at Mahatma Gandhi University. The programme was inaugurated by the Vice Chancellor, Dr. C.T Aravindakumar . Dr. […]

Mahatma Gandhi University Excels at National Entrepreneurship Conclave

Mahatma Gandhi University stood out at the National Entrepreneurship Conclave (NEC), hosted at Lead College of Management, Palakkad, showcasing the excellence of its Business Innovation and Incubation Centre (BIIC). Among 150 participating teams, BIIC distinguished itself, with two teams securing spots among the final 20. The winning teams include R.S. Krishnashree and A. Gowthami, currently […]

Enhanced Opportunities for MGU Students at Johannesburg University

Johannesburg University in South Africa is offering enhanced opportunities for research and internships to Mahatma Gandhi University (MGU) students. Following the successful completion of Ph.D. studies by two MGU students at Johannesburg University, the selection process for post-doctoral research and internships for postgraduate students, as part of the collaboration project between the two universities, has […]

Dr. K. Jayachandran: MGU Registrar-in-Charge

  Dr. B. Prakash Kumar, the former Registrar of Mahatma Gandhi University has completed his term and vacated the position. Dr. Prakash Kumar has served in this capacity since February 15, 2020. He will continue to contribute to the university fraternity as a Professor at the School of Biosciences. In the interim, Dr. K. Jayachandran, […]

MGU Launches 4800-Member Disaster Relief Team

Mahatma Gandhi University (MGU) has undertaken a commendable initiative by establishing a substantial volunteer force dedicated to disaster relief efforts. The disaster management team, named ‘MGU Team On Spot,’ comprises 4800 individuals, including volunteers from the National Service Scheme (NSS) and NCC cadets from affiliated colleges of the University. Remarkably, this marks the first instance […]

Transitioning from Research Labs to Entrepreneurship: MGU Highlights Success Stories

The conversion of research findings into practical products, such as fabric from pineapple leaves, nutrient-rich food from banana peels, wound-healing patches from coconut fibre, and innovative speaking gloves for mute individuals, underscores the remarkable potential within academic and research pursuits. Mahatma Gandhi University (MGU), Kottayam, has proudly presented a diverse array of such accomplishments at […]

Nirmalam MGU: Transforming Organic Waste into Sustainable Revenue

The prospect of converting all organic materials, from food waste to dried leaves, into a valuable resource is a message powerfully conveyed by Mahatma Gandhi University (MGU) to visitors at the Keraleeyam programme in Thiruvananthapuram. At MGU’s exhibit at University College, a remarkable transformation is on display. Organic waste generated on the campus has been […]

Mahatma Gandhi University’s Innovative Model Gains Prominence in Keraleeyam

The Mahatma Gandhi University’s presentation on the conversion of academic and research ventures into startups has garnered attention in the ‘Keraleeyam’ programme held in Thiruvananthapuram. This presentation took place during a micro-event organised by the Higher Education Department at the University College, Thiruvananthapuram. Dr. Santhosh Thampi, the Director of the School of Management and Business […]

Korea Centre – Expanding MGU’s Ties with Korea

                                                                                                The South Korean Ambassador to India, Chang […]

EPR 2023: Exploring Polar Regions and Climate Dynamics

The International Conference ‘Engaging with Polar Regions: Science, Human Ecology, and Geopolitics’ (EPR 2023), hosted by the International Centre for Polar Studies (ICPS) at Mahatma Gandhi University in collaboration with the National Centre for Polar and Ocean Research, Goa, was inaugurated by K.P. Sudheer and chaired by Prof. (Dr.) C.T. Aravindakumar, the Hon’ble Vice Chancellor. […]

MGU to Host International Conference on Polar Studies

                    The International Centre for Polar Studies (ICPS), Mahatma Gandhi University, in collaboration with National Centre for Polar and Ocean Research, Goa, will be hosting a three-day international conference on ‘Engaging with Polar Regions:Science, Human Ecology and Geopolitics’(  EPR 2023 ).   Scheduled to commence on […]

MGU Expands U3A to Rural Areas Following a Swift Success

Mahatma Gandhi University, a pioneer in promoting elderly-friendly activities through the University of the Third Age (U3A) movement, is now extending its successful model to rural areas. In collaboration with the Elikkulam Gram Panchayat, which recently received recognition as the State’s best neighbourhood organisation for the elderly, MGU is embarking on a pilot project to […]

Prof. Ange Nzihou Advocates Modern Techniques for Urban Waste Management

Ange Nzihou, a Professor at IMT Mines Albi, France, suggested that Indian cities should utilise modern technologies for scientific waste management. While delivering a lecture at Mahatma Gandhi University on municipal waste management strategies, he emphasised the importance of the following specific practices of waste management adopted by European countries. When garbage removed from cities […]

MGU Maintains Its Streak in Times World University Rankings

            For the third consecutive year, Mahatma Gandhi University, Kottayam, has secured a place in the World University Rankings published by the London-based Times Higher Education. It shares the Second Position with Anna University ,Tamil Nadu and Jamia Millia Islamia University ,New Delhi.   MGU, which was previously ranked in […]

MGU Maintains Its Streak in Times World University Rankings   For the third consecutive year, Mahatma Gandhi University, Kottayam, has secured a place in the World University Rankings published by the London-based Times Higher Education. It shares the Second Position with Anna University ,Tamil Nadu and Jamia Millia Islamia University ,New Delhi.   MGU, which […]

CMNP Fellowships: Applications Invited for Research Opportunities at MG University

The Chief Minister’s NavaKerala Post-Doctoral Fellowships Programme is now open for applications, offering eligible candidates a unique chance to engage in groundbreaking research at Mahatma Gandhi University’s inter-university centres. This prestigious programme, established by the Higher Education Department of the Government of Kerala and Kerala State Higher Education Council, seeks to drive research for the […]

Two Students of SEM receive Fellowships

Two M.Tech students from the School of Energy Materials,Mahatma Gandhi University, have received fellowships of foreign universities. Satyajit Shaji will study at Curtin University’s Western Australian School of Mines , Australia and Ali Abubakar  at Berkeley National Laboratory in the United States as part of their final year internship.   Satyajit Shaji, who has been […]

Nanotechnology: 15 MGU Students Secure Prestigious Fellowships

  Fourteen students of the School of Nanoscience and Nanotechnology have been selected for coveted fellowships in top universities in foreign countries. Students of M.Tech and M.Sc courses have received fellowships in America, Poland, Germany, Australia and Taiwan as part of their final year internship. One of the M.Sc students will conduct research at the […]

MGU Research Scholar Joins Arctic Expedition

Ms. Saritha V K, a research scholar at the School of Environmental Sciences, M.G. University, has joined the Arctic expedition team of the National Centre for Polar and Ocean Research in its fourth batch (August – September 2023) this year. She will be involved in sampling for emerging contaminants such as Perfluorinated compounds (PFCs) and […]

Curriculum revision focuses on student-centric learning

The State government aims at establishing a student-centric learning system in the higher education sector through curriculum revision, Higher Education Minister R. Bindu has said.   Interacting with the academic experts to brief about the comprehensive curriculum revision here on Friday, she highlighted the need to turn the prevailing system of teacher-centric learning to an […]

THE Asia Rankings 2023; MGU Ranks 4th in the country

Mahatma Gandhi University has made a remarkable progress in the 11th  Asia university ranking of  Times Higher Education, by bagging 95th position in Asia and 4th in the country. Last year it was ranked 139th in Asia and 9th in the country. Indian Institute of Science,  Bangaluru continues to be on top in the ranking […]

MGU Ranks 95th among Asian Universities

MGU has been ranked 95th among Asian universities and 4th among Indian universities by Times Higher Education Asia University Rankings 2023. The Times Higher Education Asia University Rankings 2023 use the same 13 performance indicators as the THE World University Rankings, but they are recalibrated to reflect the attributes of Asia’s institutions. The universities are […]