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Mahatma Gandhi College

Mahatma Gandhi College
മഹാത്മാഗാന്ധി കോളേജ്
Motto सा विद्या या विमुक्तये
Established 1948
Type Public
Affiliation Government
Principal Dr. Hema Nair
Location Kesavadasapuram, Thiruvananthapuram, Kerala
Sports Athletics
Nickname MG College
Affiliations Kerala University, UGC

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.


  • History 1
  • Programs of study 2
  • Notable alumni 3
  • See also 4
  • References 5
  • External links 6


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 August 22, 1948.

The Arts section was shifted to this building in 1949, and the Science section the in 1950. The main building was completed in 1958 and was inaugurated by Pandit Jawaharlal Nehru, the first Prime Minister of India, on April 24, 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 April 23, 1989. The Block was inaugurated by Dr. Swaroop Singh, the then Governor of Kerala, on October 2, the Gandhi Jayanthi day 1990.

With about 4,000 students, 12 Degree and 8 Post Graduate courses, Mahatma Gandhi College is at present the prime collegiate institution of the NSS. Besides providing research facilities in various disciplines and internet connection in the library, the college has recently started the Instrumentation Course attached to its Department of Physics.

Programs of study

Courses offered
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

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