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CAT-MGU and Centralized Admission Process


Mahatma Gandhi University is one of the four affiliating Universities of Kerala and is situated in the Central Kerala District of Kottayam which is acclaimed as the land of Letters, Latex and Lakes. Set up on the sprawling 110 acre Priyadarshini Hills Campus at Athirampuzha, 13 kms off Kottayam, the University also has ten satellite campuses in parts of Kottayam and the neighbouring districts. Mahatma Gandhi University's academic growth during the past has been phenomenal in terms of the number of academic initiatives launched, curricular revisions undertaken, research grants received, research collaborations entered into, extension activities organized, research papers published, national and international seminars hosted, student support programmes conducted, quality enhancement measures initiated, infrastructural support generated, resource mobilization and distinctions acquired. The University is prominently placed on the international academic map through its entry into the Obama-Singh 21st Century Knowledge initiative for Indo- U.S. academic collaboration as the lone affiliating University besides many other claims. Introduction of a series of merit cum means scholarships like ASPIRE, INSPIRE, THANMA and ACQUIRE is another major feature.


The pioneering efforts by the university to democratize the admission process by utilizing cutting edge technologies have also been widely acclaimed. The University introduced Centralized Allotment Process (CAP) for the PG programmes in the University Statutory Teaching Departments from the year 2012 onwards following the resounding success of the CAP initiatives for UG and PG programmes in the affiliated colleges. As all these initiatives received overwhelming response from the student community, college/department authorities and the general public the University has decided to broaden the reach of the admission process for the PG programmes in the University Teaching Departments by introducing a national level Common Admission Test (CAT) from the academic year 2015-16 onwards.


The admissions based on CAT- MGU will be through a Centralized allotment Process. There will be separate Entrance Tests for the various academic programmes offered in the different Schools of the University. The candidates need to register only one application(online) for opting a maximum of 4 academic programmes/ cluster of programmes based on their eligibility. If a candidate submits more than one application in CAT-MGU his/her candidature is liable to be cancelled. It is a simple and transparent process of allotment which gives the candidate opportunity to exercise the options of his/her choice conveniently in the order of preference. The allotments will be strictly based on the options exercised, the rank obtained and eligible reservations of the candidate.

All candidates except foreign students seeking admission shall attend the Entrance Test. The Common Entrance Test is of 120 minutes duration for all the programmes. The test will comprise of objective type multiple choice questions for all the PG programmes except for the PG Programmes in School of Letters, School of Indian Legal Thought and School of Tourism Studies for which both multiple choice questions and descriptive type question will be asked.

Test Centres

There will be test centres in Thiruvananthapuram, Kottayam,Kochi, Kozhikode and Kannur.

Payment of Registration fee

The Registration fee can be remitted only by online payment system. Credit/Debit/ATM/Cash cards and Internet Banking facilities can be used for making payment.

The candidate should read carefully the Prospectus and the detailed instructions before submitting the online application.


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