School of Bio-Sciences
Address: Priyadarsini Hills, P.O
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The Mahatma Gandhi University (formerly Gandhiji University), with B+ accreditation of National Assessment and Accreditation Council, was established on 2nd October 1983, as the fifth University in the Southern most State of Kerala,India.
Hiving off the territorial jurisdiction of the mother institution – University of Kerala, as per the Mahatma Gandhi University Act, 12 of 1985,enacted by the Kerala state Legislature, the twenty-two year young University caters to the development of higher education of Central Kerala. Higher learning in the Revenue Districts of Kottayam, Ernakulam and Idukki, Kozhencherry, Mallappally, Thiruvalla and Ranni Taluks of the Pathanamthitta District and Kuttanad Taluk of the Alapuzha District comes under the aegis of Mahatma Gandhi University.
The University has a sprawling 110 Acre main Campus in Athirampuzha, a hamlet 13 Kms. off Kottayam town. Apart from this, the University has 7 Satellite Campuses at Pullarikunnu, Soorya Kalady Hills, Nattasserry, Puthuppally, Gandhinagar and Cheruvandoor in Kottayam, Thodupuzha in Idukki District and Chuttippara in Pathanamthitta District.
The University enrolls 1,50,000 students on an average every year to its 410 Courses in graduate, post graduate and M.Phil/Ph.D. programmes through 22 University Departments, 22 Engineering Colleges, 1 Law College, 3 Medical Colleges, 20 Nursing Colleges, 7 SME Nursing Institutes, 4 Pharmacy Colleges, 4 Dental Colleges, 3 Ayurveda Colleges, 2 Homoeo Colleges, 1 Music and Fine Arts College, 121 affiliated Arts and Science colleges, 37 Education Training Colleges and 12 University Colleges of Teacher Education. Mahatma Gandhi University has made its presence outside its territorial jurisdiction through the 72 off campus centres – 55 centres within Kerala, 9 outside Kerala and 8 abroad.
Mahatma Gandhi University has 10 Inter disciplinary Schools of teaching and research and 12 schools of higher learning in Applied Science and Professional Studies, with academic autonomy. The courses in the Departments are conducted in the credit and semester system. The Schools have tied-up with UGC, FIST, DRS, DST, ISRO, COSIST, CSIR, DAAD, STEC, ICMR, BARC, MOEF, ICCSR, ICHR and IED and taken up 70 Research Projects. In order to facilitate inflow of cutting- edge technologies and methodologies, the University Departments have commenced collaborative efforts with CIRAD, Mont Pellvier, France, EHESS, Paris, French Institute, Pondicherry, Toronto University, Bucknev University, Catholic University, Belgium, Max Plank Institute of Technology, Germany, California, Institute of Technology, USA, University of Nantos, France, Edinburgh University, City University, USA, and Ruth Cohn Institute of Theme Centred Interaction, Switzerland.
The School of Chemical Sciences of the University has advanced commendably in their research pursuits by developing a host of new technologies indigenously, which has enabled the institution to net 6 U.S. Patents and 12 Indian Patents. The Department has initiated dialogue for transfer of these technologies to the Industry and an M.O.U. in this regard will be inked soon with a leading research industry in the world.