Mahatma Gandhi College, Iritty, founded by Iritty Educational Society, is the realisation of a long cherished dream of the hard working and enterprising people of the region. As there was no institution for higher studies near the locality, enterprising people with a vision formed Iritty educational society in 1982 and sought the permission of the University of Calicut and Kerala government to start a new aided college. The society purchased around 17 acres of land at Keezhurkunnu, 4 k.m away from Iritty, in between Mattannur and Iritty near the Thalassery- Mysore State Higway, as the permanent site for the proposed college. The site is noted for its scenic beauty, easy accessibility and calm atmosphere so needed for scholarly pursuits. The tranquil atmosphere that envelops the region makes it an ideal spot for the scholarly aspirants. The college started functioning on 13th July 1995. Initially College was affiliated to University of Calicut. At present the college is affiliated to Kannur University.
College Library: Mahatma Gandhi College has well stocked college library housed in a spacious building where over ten thousand books and reference books cater to the scholarly needs of the discerning student committe.Also to update day to day events at national and international levels,news papers in Malayalam,English and many periodicals are available.Journals related to Mathe matics,Physics,Computer Science and Commerce are also purchased for the scholars who aspire to scale the heights of knowledge in different disciplines
Computer Labs:Mahatma Gandhi College has three computer labs installed with eighty state-of-the-art computer systems for the timely and immediate use of students and staffs alike. Broadband internet facility is at the disposal of the students to access the information superhighway so that they can always update the current developments in the field. These facilities help the students to gain hands on experience with latest softwares emerging in the ever expanding field of information technology.
Physics Lab: The spacious and well equipped Physics lab enables each student who opts for BSc Physics programme to gain the proper and adequate exposure to the world of experimental physics which, in turn , enabled many of the alumni of the department to secure admission in prestigious Central universities and premiere institutions for higher studies.
College Canteen: Within twenty meters away from the main block of M.G.College,college canteen functioning in a separate building from where the students and the staff can have food which is hygienic,nutritious and tasty at a reasonable and reduced rate.
Mini Gymnasium: A mini gymnasium equipped with gadgets for training to increase the physical powers
of students is part of the facilities provided by the physical education department of M.G.College
College Store: A college store functions at MG College from where students can purchase text books,note books and stationary items.Also there is a reprographic centre attached to the college store in order that students can have photostat copies of books and study materials.
A newly constructed college hostel with fifteen well furnished rooms is a timely help for students who come from distant regions.The infrastructure of the hostel provides facilities like study hall, prayer hall,dining room and a spacious kitchen.The hostel building is situated just fifty meters away from the college.