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



To prepare the young students of rural background hailing from a small culturally distinct region of India to face the challenges of the modern world and to enable them to contribute constructively to the emerging new economy and to the growing needs of an egalitarian society



  • To provide quality higher education to all the students of the region in basic sciences, humanities and commerce.
  • To inculcate appropriate social, cultural, economic and environmental values amongst the students to facilitate their contributions to the development of this region.
  • To undertake research studies and result-oriented projects, specific to the region, that may contribute to the economic development of the country.
  • To enhance and develop the technological skill of the student and to make them globally competitive.
  • To make the students realize their roles in serving the cause of social justice and to contribute their share to the national development



Dr. Asif C.A
The Principal (In Charge),
Mahatma Gandhi Government Arts College, Mahe.
Mount Vera, Chalakkara,
New Mahe Post 673311
Phone: 0490 2332319


The college offers the following Under-Graduate Programme of three-year duration and Post-Graduate Programme of two-year duration.

Under-Graduate Programme

Sl. No Title of Programs Year of starting Sanctioned Annual Intake Head of the Department
1 B.A. English 1986 24 Dr. Asif C.A (Associate Professor)
2 B.A. Malayalam 1987 24 Dr. S.S. Sreekumar (Associate Professor)
3 B.A. Hindi 1981 20 Dr. Manjula K (Associate Professor)
4 B.A. Economics 1973 24 Dr. Vinita Vasu (Associate Professor)
5 B.Sc. Mathematics 1986 24 Mrs. Sheena K.P (Associate Professor)
6 B.Sc. Physics 1983 24 Dr. Ajithkumar C.M. (Associate Professor)
7 B.Sc. Chemistry 1973 24 Mr. Venketa Subramanian H. (Associate Professor)
8 B. Sc. Plant Science 1981 24 Dr. Mari Bhat M. (Associate Professor)
9 B.Sc. Zoology 1985 24 Dr. Gopinathan K.M. (Associate Professor)
10 B.Sc. Computer Science 1999 24 Mrs. Sindhu.P (Associate Professor)
11 B. Com. 1981 40 Dr. N. Vijayakumar (Associate Professor)

Post-Graduate Programme

Sl. No Title of Programs Year of starting Sanctioned Annual Intake
12 M.A. (Hindi) 1992 15
13 M. Sc. (Botany) 1997 10

Admission to the first year UG and PG courses and lateral entry to B.Sc. Computer Science and B.Com. are done as per the guidelines of Pondicherry University and Government of Puducherry