Mahatma Gandhi Government Arts College,situated at Mount Vera,Chalakkara,Mahe and built in a serene,picturesque,sprawling campus is an outcome of the efforts of the Puducherry administration with the avowed objective of imparting quality education in Arts,Humanities and Science to all constituent units of the Union Territory.
The College was inaugurated on 11th December 1970 by Shri. B.D. Jatti,His Excellency the Lt.Governor of Puducherry and Prof. M.M. Ghai,Vice Chancellor,University of Calicut,unveiled the plaque. The function was presided over by Shri. M.O.H. Farook,the Hon'ble Chief Minister of Puducherry.
The insititution started off as a junior college affiliated to the University of Calicut. It attained the status of a full-fledged degree in the year 1973 and a Post Gradute Institution in the year 1992. The College is presently affiliated to the Pondicherry University and is accredited 'B' Grade NAAC(National Assessment and Accreditation Council). The college has good infrastructural facilities,well equipped laboratories,qualified ane experienced Lecturers.