Mahatma Gandhi University (commonly referred to as MG University or MGU) is an Indian collegiate public university based in Kerala. It was established on Gandhi Jayanti day, 2 October 1983 in the Kottayam district of Kerala state. Mahatma Gandhi University (formerly Gandhiji University), has been approved by UGC and accredited (A) by the National Assessment and Accreditation Council of India. The university has around 300 affiliated colleges spread over five districts in central Kerala.

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The university campus is in the Priyadarsini Hills, 13 kilometers from Kottayam Railway Station and 4 kilometers from Ettumanoor. To reach the campus take the deviation from M.C. Road at Ettumanoor or Gandhi Nagar. The nearest airport is Cochin International Airport situated at Nedumbassery, Cochin which is about 80 km away. Private buses to Ernakulam starting from the Nagampadom bus stand at the northern end of the railway platform at Kottayam stop at the university. It is located 13 Km away from the city of Kottayam.


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Kottayam Tourism

Kottayam, located in the southern part of Kerala is an important commercial centre of India, producing a large chunk of cash crops. A beautiful town situated in the hills, most of India's natural rubber originates from the acres of well-kept plantations of Kottayam. It is known as the land of letters, lakes, and latex.

The town is also home to the Rubber Board, one of the country's Primary Commodities Board. Situated in the 'Backwater' circuit, the populace of Kottayam is marked by the presence of the Syrian Christian community.

One of the many important, popular and ideal tourist destinations of Kerala, Kottayam is a must visit Kottayam is an ideal getaway point for Kumarakom, Munnar, Periyar, Thekkady, Ela Veezha poonjira, Kayyoor Hills, Pala, and Bharanganam.

Well known for its churches, Kottayam sandwiched between serene palm-fringed backwaters on the west and the Western Ghats on the east provides some of Kerala's finest natural scenes.

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