Mahatma Gandhi Government Arts College is the premier higher educational institution of the Mahe region and the present campus is located in a serene, picturesque and sprawling area at Mount Vera, Chalakkara, Mahe. It blossomed as the outcome of the efforts of the Puducherry administration with the avowed objective of imparting quality education in Arts, Humanities and Science to all the constituent units of the Union Territory
The College was inaugurated on the 11th of December 1970 by His Excellency, Shri. B.D. Jatti, then Lt. Governor of Puducherry. Prof. M.M. Ghani, then Vice Chancellor of the University of Calicut, unveiled the plaque during the inaugural ceremony that was presided over by Shri. M.O.H. Farook, the Honourable Chief Minister of Puducherry
Initially, the institution was started as a Junior College that offered Pre-Degree courses with affiliation to the University of Calicut. It attained the status of a full-fledged Degree College in the year 1973 and later in the year 1992it gained the present status of Post Graduate Institution. The college is presently affiliated to the Pondicherry University since 1986 and is re-accredited with ‘B’ Grade by NAAC (National Assessment and Accreditation Council). The college has good infrastructural facilities, well equipped laboratories, good collection of books as well as highly qualified and experienced Faculties.
The college is the only higher educational institution in the Government of Puducherry to adopt a completely automated and centralized Students Attendance Monitoring System developed by the National Informatics Centre, Mahe. Similarly, the entire process of conducting the University Examination is also automated using the software developed and maintained by the National Informatics Centre, Mahe