Mahatma Gandhi University, also known as M G University, was established on 2 October 1983 in Kottayam. The Mahatma Gandhi University (formerly Gandhiji University), has been accredited by the National Assessment and Accreditation Council,India. The University has 223 affiliated colleges spread over five districts in central Kerala. University offers various academic programmes in the fields of Gandhian Thought, International Relations&Politics, Technology, Physics, Nano Science, Disability Studies and Rehabilitation Sciences, Special Education and Rehabilitation Sciences, Rehabilitation Psychology, Behavioural Medicine and Rehabilitation, Rehabilitation Nursing, Journalism, Chemical Sciences including Polymer Chemistry, Nursing, Hospital Administration and Disaster Management, Environmental Sciences and Management among others. Currently Dr. P. M. Rajan Gurukkal is the Vice Chancellor and Prof. Rajan Varughese is the Pro- Vice- Chancellor.Prof. MR Unni is the Registrar. Dr. Thomas John Mapra holds the charge of Contorller of Examinations. Abraham J Puthumana is the Finance Officer, Prof. PP Ravindran holds the charge of DCDC and Mr. G. Sreekumar is the Public Relations Officer.