The College was started in 1948, initially in the premises of Vadasseri Amma Veedu at Perumthanni and later it was shifted to its present site.
At the moment, Mahatma Gandhi College is the torch-bearing collegiate institution of the Nair Service Society with nearly 3000 students pursuing their studies in various disciplines. At present there are 14 Degree and 9 Post Graduate courses. The College also offers Research facilities leading to Ph.D Degree in five disciplines. There is also a U.G.C aided job-oriented B.Sc Degree Course in Instrumentation.
The College celebrated its Golden Jubilee along with the nationís 50th anniversary of Independence.
Computer Lab:The old computer lab was strengthened by replacing old systems by computers of higher specifications. All the systems are networked and internet enabled. In addition to internet search DTP fascilities are also available. The lab has two full time computer assistants for helping the students with the usage of computers.
Cooperative store:Stationary materials and some consumer items are supplied by the college cooperative society. All the staff and students are members of the society.
Digital class rooms:Each of the thirteen departments of the college is provided with a digital class room. This room has a computer, multimedia projector, internet and LAN connectivity.The college has a LAN system supported by a server and the server has a separate folder for each department.
Library and Reading Room: College provides facility to all students for reading and borrowing books. Now the library has more than 60,000 books and subscribes to a number of dailies and periodicals.
Canteen :Canteen fasciitis are available to students and staff. The canteen provide food to students at subsidized rates.
Internet Facilities:The campus is Wi-Fi enabled. All Departments are connected by LAN and linked to the central server.
Language lab: A well-equipped language lab supports study of languages. The students are also trained in phonetics, diction and also oral communication with the help of the language lab.
Medical Inspection: Every student of the first year Degree and First year PG classes shall attend the medical inspection arranged at the University Health Centre and get a health report