Erudite Programme

ERUDITE (Scholar in Residence Programme)

The Erudite is one of the innovative concepts undertaken by the State Government of Kerala to rejuvenate the field of higher education in the state and to strengthen research activities of various Universities of Kerala. Eminent academics from India and abroad are invited to the State Universities under this programme. The Scholars spend few weeks in the campus giving lectures, interacting closely with faculty and students, exploring future collaborations etc. Another major initiative in this direction is the Nobel Laureate Visiting Programme under which Nobel Laureates are invited to spend a few days in the campus. They will closely interact with students, teachers and researchers in the campus. In collaboration with the State Higher Education Council, Mahatma Gandhi University has invited several scholars to its campus under this programme. They have given lectures and conducted interactive sessions with students and teachers of the university and of affiliated colleges.








Dr. Niranjan Bhatacharya, Director, Dept. of Regenerate Medicine & Translation Science, School of Tropical Medicine, Kolkata is attended the Erudite programme held on 19.11.2019.










The New Multiculturalism in Latin American Societies, Erudite Lecture by Argentina Scholar, Juan Fernando Calderon on 14 October 2019 organised by the Inter-University Centre for Social Science Research and Extension (IUCSSRE), Mahatma Gandhi University in collaboration with the Kerala State Higher Education Council (KSHEC) and the Kerala Council for Historical Research (KCHR).


Erudite Programme on 20 th March 2019-Organised by SGTDS-Lecture series by Prof.Faisal Devji(Prof. of Indian History ,University of Oxford)

















Erudite Programme On 05 & 06 Feb. 2019 – Pro.Ada E Yonath (I Israeli woman to win Nobel Prize in Chemistry) Organised by IIUCNN at SPAP, MGU

























































Nobel Laureate Visiting Programme in 2010-11

Sl. No Name of Scholar Host Department in MG University Period of Visit
1. Prof. Rojer Tsein, Nobel Laureate in Chemistry (2008) School of Chemical Sciences

January 4-7, 2010


2. Prof. Ferid Murad, Nobel Laureate in  Physiology/Medicine (1998) School of Environmental Science

Sept. 5-9, 2010


3. Prof. Robert Huber, Nobel Laureate in Chemistry (1988) School of Environmental Science

Oct. 18-23, 2010



Prof. Johan Deisenhofer, Nobel

Laureate in Chemistry (1988)

School of Environmental Science Dec.5-10, 2010
5. Prof. Harold Kroto, Nobel Laureate in Chemistry (1996) School of Environmental Science Jan.5-10, 2011
6. Prof. Antony Leggette, Nobel Laureate in Physics (2003) School of Pure & Applied Physics Jan.25-31, 2011

Other Scholars Visited MG University during January-September 2010

Sl. No Name of Scholar Host Department in MG University Period of Visit
1. Prof. M.R. Hoffmann
California Institute of Technology,
School of Environmental Science Feb.9-21, 2010
2. Prof. U.R. Ananthamurthy School of Letters March 5-April 6, 2010
3. Prof. Gayatri Chakravorty Spivak
Columbia University, New York
School of Social Science &School of Letters March 31-April 5, 2010
4. Prof. C.N.R. Rao FRS,
Hon. Director, Jawaharlal Nehru Centre for Advanced Scientific Research,Bangalore
Centre for Nanoscience and Nanotechnology April 27-29, 2010
4. Prof. Henri B. Kagan
Laboratoire de Catalyse Moleculaire
University of Paris-south
School of Chemical Science & Institute for Intensive Research in Basic Sciences Aug.15-24, 2010
5. Prof. M.S. Valyathan
Former Vice Chancellor, Manipal Academy ofHigher Education, Manipal
Interuniversity centre for Biomedical Research Aug.15-30, 2010
6. Prof. J. Belloni
University of Paris South
Centre for Nanoscience and Nanotechnology Sept.18-Oct.2, 2010

About 30 more scholars from within and outside the country are expected to visit the university during 2010-11