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Mahatma Gandhi University, Kottayam, Kerala


Mahatma Gandhi University, Kottayam, Kerala
Address: Plot / Street / Area
Priyadarshini Hills
Kottayam (District Kottayam)
Kerala, India
Pin Code : 686560

Mahatma Gandhi University, Kottayam Kerala is a University recognised by UGC. Mahatma Gandhi University, Kottayam Kerala is also known as Formerly: Gandhi University. Mahatma Gandhi University, Kottayam Kerala was established on / in 2nd October 1983.

Mahatma Gandhi University is situated in Kottayam of Kerala state (Province) in India. This data has been provided by www.punjabcolleges.com. Kottayam comes under Kottayam Tehsil, Kottayam District.

Fax # of Mahatma Gandhi University, Kottayam Kerala is 0481-2731002/9/11, 2597731.

email ID(s) is Mahatma Gandhi University Kottayam Kerala

Website of Mahatma Gandhi University, Kottayam Kerala is www.mguniversity.edu/.

Additional Information about Mahatma Gandhi University, Kottayam Kerala is : University Campus
Deptt. of Pharmaceutical Sciences, Mahatma Gandhi University,Regional Instt. of Medical Scs. & Research
Rubber Board P.O. Thalappady,Kottayam – 686 009.
Contact Parson: Jyoti Harindran
Email ID: jharindran@yahoo.com
Course: B Pharm.

Registrar : MR Unni.

Contact Details of Mahatma Gandhi University, Kottayam Kerala are : Telephone: +91-4812731050 to 68, 2597605

Department of Pharmacy


M.Pharmacy 5 seats

Profile of Mahatma Gandhi University

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. The University has awarded 865 doctoral degrees for the research activities undertaken by the scholars in various disciplines and published over 5000 papers in research journals of international repute. At present, Mahatma Gandhi University offers research facilities and guidance in over 40 disciplines through its own Departments as well as 114 approved research Centres. The University is in the process of setting up a dedicated Intellectual Property Facilitation Centre, in order to promote research, acquisition of IPRs and technology transfer.
Mahatma Gandhi University boldly took a lead to initiate the Self-financing Stream in the University system in 1993 and was able to carve a niche, especially in professional and job-oriented education in the State. Now, the University has 24 Self Financing Institutions under its orbit, offering Engineering, Applied Sciences, Nursing and Allied Medical Courses. Revolutionising the professional learning scenario, the University was able to open new vistas to young aspirants, to pursue career-oriented programmes in Kerala State, curbing the resource outflow to other parts of the Country.

The University is having a web-enabled Central Library and 21 Departmental Libraries, 4 Study Centres and 6 Information Centres. The Central Library is linked to the U.G.C. sponsored INFLIBNET enabling on-line subscription of over 2500 National and International research journals.
Mahatma Gandhi University has published 53 titles in Malayalam, 38 titles in English and 16 titles in Hindi. The University is also engaged in co-publishing with leading publishers like Oxford University Press, Cambridge University Press, BI Publications, DC Books, Modern Book Centre and Vasthu Vidya Gurukulam, Aranmula. Mahatma Gandhi University has been able to become a role model in the Country in extension activities. The Kottayam Literacy Campaign, the first of its kind in India (1989 ) was a project of this University. The Nalpathimala Grama Vikas Kendra, within the University Campus, has evolved as a nationally accepted model for Campus-Community partnership, which won the first Indiara Gandhi NSS Award in 1993. The Vocational Rehabilitation Centre under the School of Behavioural Sciences has opened a new pathway in reaching the masses.
National Service Scheme, National Cadet Corps, University Students Union and College Union are very active, in chanalising the creativity sparks of the students. A full-fledged Students Service Department looks into the student amenities. The Employment and Guidance Bureau offers regular programmes for students to prepare for the UGC, NET, CSIR and other competitive Examinations.
The students have been consistently contributing to the image of the University through their outstanding performance in Inter University Youth Festivals, Sports, Games and Intellectual pursuits. Our sports stars, Mrs. Shiny Wilson, Mr. Manju Lal, and Ms. Chitra K. Soman were able to enter into the international athletic circuit and represented the Nation in the various Olympics.
Mahatma Gandhi University has honoured the famous Malayalam writers the late Thakazhi Sivasankara Pillai Shri. M.T. Vasudevan Nair , the Dada Saheb Phalke award winner and world-renowned film maker Shri. Adoor Gopalakrishnan with D.Litt. . Seminars, colloquiums and workshops of international stature is a regular feature in the University, besides hosting annual memorial lectures in honour of the late literators and scientists.

Mahatma Gandhi University has made a significant turn when Dr. Jancy James, assumed its charge on 16th November 2004, becoming the first woman Vice Chancellor of the State.


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Mahatma Gandhi University, also known as MG University, was established in 1983 at Kottayam, Kerala. It has been accredited with B+ grade by the National Assessment and Accreditation Council (NAAC) . The university has more than 180 affiliated colleges spread over five districts in Central Kerala.

Mahatma Gandhi University is a member of the All India Universities (AIU) and the Association of Commonwealth Universities (ACU). It has a sprawling 110 acre main campus in Athirampuzha, on the outskirts of Kottayam town. It has satellite campuses at Pullarikunnu, Soorya Kalady Hills, Nattasserry, Puthuppally, Gandhinagar and Cheruvandoor in Kottayam, Thodupuzha in Idukki District and Chuttippara in Pathanamthitta District.


Established in 1983, Mahatma Gandhi University Kottayam has played significant role in imparting education in the state of Kerala. The university enrolls thousands of students every year to its graduate, post graduate and doctorate programmes.

Educational Streams

MG University Kottayam offers UG, PG and doctorate level courses in various disciplines. Number of courses conducted by the university is more than 400. University follows credit and semester system. It has tied up with several national and international institutions of repute, and taken up research projects. School of Chemical Sciences has developed several new technologies indigenously, earning it several US and Indian patents.

The University offers research facilities and guidance in more than 40 disciplines through its own departments and research centres. The University has several self-financing institutions offering engineering, applied sciences, nursing and allied medical courses.

Career-oriented programs at the university help the students get good jobs post their education. Kottayam Literacy Campaign, the first of its kind in India (1989 ) was a project of MG University. Nalpathimala Grama Vikas Kendra, located within the University Campus, has evolved as a nationally accepted model for campus-community partnership. Vocational Rehabilitation Centre is also one of its instruments to reach the masses.

There is a central library as well as more than 30 departmental libraries. The fully automated central library is also a member of the DELNET (New Delhi). Students are encouraged to participate in inter university youth festivals, sports, and programs of intellectual pursuits. A separate Students Service Department looks into the student amenities. The Employment and Guidance Bureau assists the students to prepare for the UGC, NET, CSIR and other competitive Examinations.


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, Technology, Physics, Behavioural sciences, Sociology, 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 Puthuman is the Finance Officer, Prof. PP Ravindran holds the charge of DCDC and Mr. G. Sreekumar is the Public Relations Officer.

The University is funded by the University Grants Commission and Government of Kerala. It is a member of the AIU and the ACU. Association of Commonwealth Universities represents over 480 universities from Commonwealth countries.

The University enrolls 1,50,000 students on an average every year to 210 Courses in graduate, post graduate and M.Phil/Ph.D. programmes through various departments and colleges.

The students have been consistently contributing to the image of the University through their outstanding performance in NSS, NCC, Inter University Youth Festivals, Sports, Games and Intellectual pursuits.


The University campus is located at the Priyadarsini Hills which is 13 Kilometers away from Kottayam Railway Station and 4 Kilometers away from Ettumannoor. In order to reach the campus one should take deviation from Ettumannor or Gandhi Nagar (from M. C. Road). The nearest airport is at Cochin which is about 80 km away.

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 at 8 global locations.

Profile of University

MG University Kottayam or Mahatma Gandhi University Kottayam made its inception on 2nd October, 1983 with efforts of the Government of Kerala. This university happens to be the largest of all the 7 universities based in Kerala. Gyani Zail Singh inaugurated the University on 26th October, 1983. MG University of Kottayam has the membership of Association of Commonwealth Universities and Association of Indian Universities.

The Kottayam MG University has its jurisdiction over Pathanamthitta District, Revenue Districts of Kottayam, Ernakulam and Idukki and Alappuzha. The university has got an excellent Central Library and 21 Departmental Libraries with internet facilities.


The various courses offered by this university are given below:
* B.A.(3 Yrs) (Conventional)
* B.Sc.(3 yrs)
* B.Com.(3 yrs)
* MA (2 yrs): Arabic, Economics, Math, Statistics, English, Hindi, Malayalam, Sanskrit, History, Philosophy, Politics, Sociology, Personnel management
* M.Sc.(2 yrs)
* M.Com.
* BBA (6 s.) (Bachelor in Business Administration)
* BCA.(6s) (Bachelor of Computer Application)
* BBM (6s) (Bachelor in Business Management)
* LLB (3 yrs) and LLB (5 yrs.)
* MBA (2 Yrs) (Master in Business Administration)
* DSS(1 yr) (Diploma in Social Service)
* MSW.(2 yrs) (Master in Social Work)
* B. Tech (8 s)
* B. Sc .Nursing (4 yrs ) (Nursing plus one year house -surgency)
* BHMS (5 yrs) including (1 yr. internship)
* BHMS Graded
* Diploma (2 yrs): Otolaryngology, Obstetrics, Orthopedics, Gynecology, Child Health
* MD (3 yrs) (Doctor of Medicine)
* MS (3 yrs) (Master of Surgery)
* M.Ch. (2 yrs) (Master of Chirugery)
* DM (2 yrs) (Doctor of Medicine)
* M.Phil.
* B.Ed.

MG University Kottayam comprises of 183 affiliated colleges, 21 teaching and research departments, 3 study centers, 6 information centers and a number of campuses. Some of the colleges that are affiliated to this university are:
* Alphonsa College
* Bishop Vayalil Memorial Holly Cross College
* College of Applied Science, Puthuppally
* St. Thomas College
* College of Applied Science, Njeezhoor
* BCM College
* CMS College
* Baselius College
* Kuriakose Gregorios College
* Devaswom Board College
* Assumption College, Changanaserry
* Mangalam College of Education
* St. Stephen's College
* Deva Matha College
* Ettumanoorappan College
* Government College Kottayam
* MES College
* Henry Baker College
* Mount Carmel Training College
* St. George's College
* Kuriakose Elias College
* NSS College, Changanacherry
* St. John the Baptist College of Education
* NSS Training College, Changanacherry
* Athurasrammam NSS Homeo College
* St. Josephs Training College
* Rajiv Gandhi Institute of Technology
* St. Mary's College
* St. Dominics College
* St. Xavier's College
* Sree Vidyadhi Raja NSS College
* Amal Jothi Engineering College
* St. Thomas Training College
* Mar Augusthinose College


"Mahatma Gandhi University envisions championing the cause of higher education in the country catering to the scholastic needs of the individuals, expertise demands of the industry and developmental requirements of the community through the creation of a critical knowledge base, with well-defined means for social dissemination and extension for their sustained and inclusive growth'

Prof (Dr.) Rajan Gurukkal

B.Tech results delay worries students of MG University

The unusual delay in publishing the first year B.Tech results of the Mahatma Gandhi University (MGU) has made students nervous, but the university says that its responsibility vis-a-vis engineering examinations is reaching unmanageable levels.

The university used to release the first year B.Tech. results in October but this time, they are not out even in the second week of November.

Students who are appearing for their third semester exams in the third week of this month say they are in a complete flap over the delay.

Authorities attributed the delay to the computerisation it is introducing in the B.Tech. examination system from this year. We are moving to a paperless format with the online registration system for the exam. From now, students will be able to access the results of various semesters using a unique identification number, said the controller of examinations, Thomas J. Mambra.

At present, MGU has the maximum number of self-financing (SF) engineering colleges among all universities in state. We have 39 engineering colleges while Kannur University has seven. We have to value three lakh answer books across semesters every year which is quite huge, said Mr Mambra.
He explained that due to lack of experienced teachers with M.Tech, the varsity is forced to deploy those with B.Tech degrees from SF colleges.

The deterioration in quality affects the evaluation process so students may not be properly valued and the marks they deserve not given, he added.

He said the number of students with supplementaries (those who had failed in previous semesters) is also increasing and this number is up to three times higher in SF colleges than in government and aided colleges.

This reflects on the quality of SF colleges and increases the burden on the examination wing he said.

Students approach Mahatma Gandhi University for its grace

With their final sixth semester exams just a month away, many students in colleges affiliated to Mahatma Gandhi University are anxious as they have not yet received the grace marks due to them for excelling in youth festivals, sports, the National Cadet Corps and National Service Scheme.

The students who have not received the first and second semester mark lists containing the grace marks are afraid they will not be able to apply for PG courses without them.

When contacted, Mahatma Gandhi University Pro-vice-chancellor Dr Rajan Varghese said the mark lists for all first and second semester students had been dispatched but the university was lagging behind with the lists for the third and fourth semesters.

The delay was mainly with marks related to the National Service Scheme, according to him.
We, however, hope to complete the process on schedule by June . Hardly any grace marks have been held up for fifth and sixth semester students, he said, adding that he was unaware of any complaints regarding the first and second semesters.

Altogether two lakh students study under the semester system in colleges under the university. Around 33,000 students appear for exams in one semester alone and 60 per cent of them claim grace marks.
Its a time-consuming process, but we have despatched a majority of the marks, said Controller of Examinations Thomas J. Mambra when contacted.

Mahatma Gandhi University all for off-campuses

The Mahatma Gandhi University is set to allow aided colleges to run off-campus centres without attaching unnecessary strings, with the varsitys newly formed syndicate sub-committee recommending boosting the division so that more students and colleges are benefited.

The self-financing sub-committee, consisting of nine of the 14 syndicate members of the varsity, will place its recommendations before the syndicate meeting scheduled for March 3.

The Left-leaning previous syndicate had asked aided colleges in 2010 to detach off-campus centres from the main campus. Some of them went to court while others segregated it as separate campuses thou-gh they had enough space in their own campuses. This space was lying vaca-nt since the detachment of pre-degree from colleges.

Currently, seven aided colleges run off-campus centres with much difficulty, namely St Pauls Colle-ge, Kalamassery; CMS Coll-ege, Kottayam; UC College, Aluva; Devamatha College, Kuruvilangad; Aquinas Co-llege, Edakochi; St Teresas College, Kochi; KE College, Mannanam and St Alosious College, Edathua.

The off-campus colleges that were forced to close down are SB College and Assumption College, Chan-ganassery; Mar Thoma College, Perumbavoor; St Alberts College, Kochi and St Xaviers College, Aluva.

An year ago there were 82 off-campus centres in India and abroad under the MGU, and this has now come down to 76. We have identified that the sector contributes Rs 16 crore in total earnings to the university, which is one of the mainstays of the revenue of the university and hence, have decided to rejuvenate it, said Dr P.K. Somasekharan Unni, convener of the self-financing sub-committee.

He said that due to the hostile attitude of the previous syndicate, students were facing severe hardship in attending the exam at distant places and in getting results in time. We will correct all these issues and make it a vibrant stream, he said.

MCA students cant honour job calls

Several MCA students of colleges affiliated to Mahatma Gandhi University (MGU) are in a fix as their final semester MCA results have not been announced even two months after the examination was held.

Many of the students who were recruited by IT companies in campus placements have been told to join by January 31, but cannot do so until the results are announced.

Most students expected the university to come out with the results by the end of December or early January as it had done in the past and are upset at having to wait so long.

The university itself seems uncertain about the announcement of results. We hope to release the result soon. We are already issuing confidential marksheets to students who need placement, Controller of Examination, MGU, Dr

Thomas J. Mampra told Deccan Chronicle on Wednesday.

But the confidential mark sheets are of little use to some of the students, who claim that companies like Accenture are insisting on the original final marksheets before they can join them.

Around a 1,000 students from over 22 colleges had appeared for the final semester examination last November.

Kerala shuttlers ready for action

Keralas P.C Thulasi is the top seeded player in womens category in the 76th National Open Championship Badminton to be held at Bangalore on Friday .

As the 76th National Open Badminton Championship kickstarts at Bangalores Raheja Badminton Stadium on Friday, 14 shuttlers from Kerala will be vying for honour in the high profile show.

We have sent a good team this time. In the team events, we will become at least runners up if we are not drawn with the mighty Petroleum Sports Promotion Board (PSPB) team, said Kerala Badminton (Shuttle) Association secretary Muralidharan.

This year, Kerala will be relying on 19-year-old P.C Thulasi from Palakkad in the womens category. Thulasi, who is the top seeded player in the womens category, is powered by her first senior singles title victory at the Tata Open International Tournament held recently in Mumbai.

She was the only Indian to claim a title in the event. She has also won gold in Commonwealth Youth Games 2008 and won silver in the National Games 2011.

In the mens doubles, experienced and reigning champions Rupesh Kumar (PSPB) and Sanave Thomas of Kerala will have the upper hand.

Both of them have represented India in several International tournaments and their experience will be a major asset.

Daya Elsa Jacob and Megha Ninan are the other two players, who are coming with title glory.

They both have recently won the All India Inter University Badminton Championship for MG University. Megha Ninan will be playing in the mixed doubles category with P.S. Sooraj in the qualifiers.

In the team events, the womens team are the current reigning champions in the south zone. Besides, Bennet Antony and P.S. Sooraj are also a good pair to be watched out, said Muralidharan.

EU doesnt trust World Bank, IMF for bailout

The crisis-ridden European Union prefers to generate in-house contingency plans than run to WB or IMF because their loan conditions will be worse than the crisis, says Prof J. Frey of the New York Institute of Technology.

Dr Frey was addressing the centre for trade, development and governance at the School of International Relations and Politics, Mahatma Gandhi University, here on Thursday.

EUs smaller countries, besieged by overspending and reduced tax, faced huge budget deficits, further aggravating a severe balance payment crisis. This put EUs very survival at risk.

However, Prof Frey said, EU countries realized that international financial institutions, when approached for loans, would strangulate economies of recipient countries, as terms of loans would be much severe than the crisis itself.

Advocating free trade areas, Prof Frey said one of the payoffs would be the lowering of commodity prices that will eventually benefit consumers.

However, governmental discipline with respect to tax collection and spending should be balanced and sustainable, he said.

Dr A. M. Thomas, Dr K.M. Seethi and Dr Mathew Kurian among others spoke.EOMJM

Caste allegation against MGU VC

A controversy is brewing in the Mahatma Gandhi University with a student alleging that the vice chancellor had abused him by calling him his caste name and lodging a complaint in this regard with the Kottayam police.

The complainant Chambakkara Pulluzhath P. K. Geethakrishnan, an MPhil student at the School of Disability Studies said in his complaint to Kottayam DySP, P. D. Radhakrishna Pillai, said that when he approached the vice chancellor, Dr Rajan Gurukkal, on February 29 at the VCs chamber saying that his professors had cut down his marks in the second semester, the VC abused him calling him by his caste name.

The DySP has forwarded the complaint to the circle inspector concerned to make a detailed inquiry.
Meanwhile, Dr Gurukkal told Deccan Chronicle that the allegations are baseless and concocted.

This student had complained to various national commissions against his department and I never thought he would turn against me. He had performed badly in the internal assessment and did not have the required attendance, the VC said.

However, when he pointed out that his blood sugar level was 400, which prevented him from attending classes regularly, I was shocked and thought of helping him out.

Then I asked him to submit a medical certificate to prove the same and promised to help him. I never used any caste name nor do I know his caste, said Dr Gurukkal.


KOTTAYAM: Save University Forum took out a march inside the Mahatma Gandhi University campus on Wednesday in support of vice-chancellor Rajan Gurukkal. Over 1,000 demonstrators from various private and government colleges in Ernakulam, Pathanamthitta, Kottayam and Idukki districts took part in the demonstration.

CPM district secretary K J Thomas inaugurated the march.

Forum convener K Sharaffudin said that university syndicate should stop its attempt to sabotage the academic changes carried out in the university under Gurukkal.

Governor H R Bhardwaj orders probe into Mahatma Gandhi University corruption charges

KOTTAYAM: Governor H R Bhardwaj, who is also the chancellor of the Mahatma Gandhi University (MGU), on Friday, ordered a vigilance inquiry into the corruption charges against syndicate members and officials of the MGU including V-C, Dr Rajan Gurukkal.

The Kottayam unit of the vigilance and anti-corruption department has asked the MGU registrar to submit 13 files in connection with the allegation of corruption. DySP P Krishna Kumar is heading the investigation.

The vigilance probe is based on a complaint filed on October 17, 2011 by George Varghese, former joint registrar and current syndicate member.

The letter of the investigating officer addressed to the university registrar says the vigilance inquiry is based on the allegations of misuse of funds and abuse of official position by the syndicate and the officials of the MGU. The allegations range from appointment of staff and faculty to conduct of international conference. Meanwhile, Dr Gurukkal said the probe was not against the V-C, but as the head of the university he was morally responsible.

The decisions which were said to be corrupt were all taken by the syndicate. He also said the move was politically motivated and it would upset the activities of the university at a time when it was trying to become one of the top universities in the country.

Governor orders vigilance inquiry

Kerala governor H.R. Bharadwaj has ordered a vigilance inquiry into the various allegations including fund embezzlements and recruitment irregularities against the former syndicate and officials of the Mahatma Gandhi University.

The order was following a complaint filed by syndicate member George Varghese, who is also the former joint registrar of the university. Dy SP P. Krishnakumar of the Kottayam Vigilance and Anti-Corruption Bureau (VACB) has been entrusted with the investigation.

In the wake of the order of the governor, who is also the chancellor of the university, Krishnakumar has asked the university registrar to produce 13 files that have been linked with the allegations, before the VACB immediately.

Meanwhile, university vice chancellor Dr. Rajan Gurukkal welcomed the chancellors order saying that the facts can be brought out through the investigations.

This is only a politically motivated decision. And we can find this out by examining the charges that have been framed.

There is nothing in the issue that can directly involve the vice chancellor in the case. However, I am ready to take moral responsibility for the investigation, said Dr. Rajan Gurukkal.

He also ordered the section officer concerned to hand over the files requested by the investigating officer and to give explanations.

The files will be given on demand by the VACB. George Varghese had filed a complaint in October 2010, mentioning various discrepancies including with recruitment and fund utilisation.

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