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About MGM University

“In a gentle way, you can shake the world.” With this philosophy and ideology of Mahatma Gandhi, MGM established an educational trust in 1982 under the guidance of former Education Minister Shri Kamalkishore Kadam and a group of founder members who are hard-core academicians and visionaries. The Trust established its pioneering institute in the historical city of Aurangabad, home to the heritage sites of Ajanta & Ellora but lacking in premiere educational institutes. For more than four decades, Mahatma Gandhi Mission has blazed a trail of academic excellence and state-of-the-art health care services. A strong dynamic institution that keeps pace with the demands of the modern world, prominent locations and excellent education facilities makes MGM worthwhile and an exciting choice for education. This institution is devoted to extensively impart education and enable the students to stand on their own, strongly believing that “Literary education is of no value if it is not able to build up a sound character.”

With the vision for imparting quality education MGM initiated a chain of institutes with a spectrum ranging from primary schools to post graduate degrees. MGM has been instrumental in promoting Classical Dance & Music, Art, Culture, Heritage and creativity for art seekers. The Trust has also paid heed to the aspect of physical fitness by converting a vast expanse of land into an ultra-modern facility catering to a multitude of sports. MGM’s lush green and serene campus is conducive to create a peaceful learning atmosphere.

It has acquired the reputation of being one of the premiere educational & health services charitable trust in India. In all, during this journey Mahatma Gandhi Mission has established its mark over 6 campuses having over 70 colleges, Institutions and Centers of Engineering, Architecture, Medical, Nursing, Management, Computer Science, IT, Biotechnology, Liberal Arts, Science, Commerce, Fine Arts, Performing Arts, Fashion Design, Mass Communication & Journalism, Film Arts and Photography.

The MGM Trust continues its journey of imparting value based services and creating global technocrats with its self – financed private “MGM University” launched at Chhatrapati Sambhajinagar, Maharashtra with the approval of Government of Maharashtra and passing of MGM University Act 2019 by Maharashtra Legislative Assembly and Legislative Council.


  • To ensure sustainable human development which encourages self-reliant and self-content society.
  • To promote activities related to community services, social welfare and also Indian heritage and culture.
  • To inculcate the culture of non-violence and truthfulness through vipassanna meditation and Gandhian Philosophy.
  • To establish a centre of excellence for modern education, research, innovation and all round development of students
  • To develop the culture of simple living and high thinking.


  • Inculcate scientific temperament enquiring abilities and inquisitive attitude Emphasis on interdisciplinary education and programme
  • Creating unwavering sensitivity to ethics, morality and healthy practices in professional and personal life
  • Providing education in disciplined related to Indian art and rich heritage thereby preserving our ancient knowledge and wisdom
  • Infuse a culture of interdisciplinary education for broader understanding and enrichment of life
  • Creating an environment where empathy, service to society and societal concern become a second nature
  • Empower students to fit into the word of ‘new economic order’ and help India to attain ‘pride of place’ at global level.

Kamal Kishore Kadam, Chairman is milestone foTrust. He is a man with strong business acumen and a flair for construction with high aesthetic value, Because of his efforts and keen interest, the Mahatma Gandhi Mission have received wide applause, and further, because of his zeal, the MGM has reached to the present heights.

He possesses the dynamism to successfully venture into new areas of business and he has proved his mettle time and again.

A major force behind the conceptualization of the educational, research, medical institutions and hospitals being set-up by the MGM Trust, Mr. Kamal Kishore Kadam has to this credit for the successful implementation of all the other projects of MGM. MGM niche as a premier educational and service group is the result of the dedication of the dynamic individual, who is certainly one of the leading services Trust in our country.

Mr Kamal Kishore Kadam is B.E. (Civil) & M.Tech from IIT Mumbai.

Positions held by Mr Kadam are as under:-

  • Former Minister for Higher & Technical Education Govt.of Maharashtra
  • Former Dy. Speaker, Legislative Assembly Maharashtra State
  • Former MLA fron Nanded Constituency.
  • Former Executive Committee Member of Marathwada University .
  • Former President Marathwada Vaidhanik Vikas Mandal, Chhatrapati Sambhajinagar.
  • Chairman of Association of Managements of Unaided Private Medical & Dental Colleges (AMUPMDC)in Maharashtra.
  • Chairman of the Purna Sahakari Sakhar Karkhana Ltd. Participated in Commonwealth Parliament Association Conference as representative of State.
  • Chairman of Mahatma Gandhi Mission since inception. It is a Trust having more than 75 institutions including Medical College & Hospitals, Engineering Colleges, Dental College & Hospital, Journalism, Management and Computer Science Colleges, Sangeet Academy etc. spread over Nanded, Chhatrapati Sambhajinagar, Parbhani, Navi Mumbai & NOIDA.
  • Chancellor of MGM University of Health Sciences, Mumbai Chief Editor, Dainik Lokpatra and Director, Lokpatra Papers Pvt. Ltd., Chhatrapati Sambhajinagar.

Shri. Kamal Kishore Kadam

Chairman,MGM Trust

Dr. P. M. Jadhav

Vice-Chairman,MGM Trust

Shri. Ankushrao Kadam

Secretary,MGM Trust

Dr. S. N. Kadam

Treasurer,MGM Trust

Dr. N. N. Kadam

Trustee,MGM Trust

Shri. U. N. Kadam

Trustee,MGM Trust

Shri. P. S. Borade

Trustee,MGM Trust

About LSOD

Welcome to the MGM University Leonardo da Vinci School of Design, where creativity meets innovation. Our organization is the hub of aspiring designers and artists. We believe in nurturing the next generation of design pioneers through a dynamic blend of theory and hand-on experience. Our dedicated faculty, with years of industry experience, guides students to explore their artistic potential across various disciplines, from graphic design to fashion, traditional art and craft, and more. With state-of-the-art facilitates and a vibrant creative community, we empower students to push boundaries, fostering a culture of innovation. At the core of our mission is a commitment to research-driven design. We recognize the paramount importance of research in shaping the future of design. From sustainable design solutions to user-centric experiences, we empower our students to become pioneers in ever evolving design landscapes. Join us on a journey of limitless creativity and innovation at MGM University Leonardo da Vinci School of Design!


Empowering Aspiring Designers for Sustainable and Inclusive Innovation.


  • Holistic Education
  • Simplicity & Sustainability
  • Ethical Design Practices
  • Integration of Tradition & Modern
  • Community Engagement
  • Empowerment through Design
  • Fostering Global perspective in Design education
  • Mindful Innovation

Dean's Message

Prof. Dr. Monika Aggrawal

Dean, Director Faculty of Design

Welcome to the Leonardo Da Vinci School of Design Mahatma Gandhi Mission University. We invite Design Aspirants to find their career path and forge their own experience. Explore academics at LSOD break free from traditional models to bring experiential learning to life. Undergraduate and Postgraduate programmes at our university are developing perspectives in a range of creative fields. Our dynamic faculty and staff at university drive innovation through rigorous research and a flexible curriculum. Our global philosophy and networks open new pathways to success.
All programs at LSOD truly empower our students from pursuing an innovative degree program. Tap into faculty-led research that boldly crosses disciplines and pushes the boundaries of creativity, communication, and innovation through research, scholarship, and creative practice.

There is no one way to experience Leonardo Da Vinci School of Design, but the best way to start is by visiting us. Experience to work with some of the most exciting thinkers and practitioners. We invite you to the Design community and join the most exciting and creative society that is making the future. It is common to measure our careers by asking: How much have we contributed to our communities, to our societies, and ultimately to our planet? As designers and professionals we are called to preserve heritage. But our call is deeper and layered: to do such work while caring for people, especially the most vulnerable and historically underserved, understanding the preciousness of natural resources, and transforming the way we inhabit the planet. We also take action: design, build, collaborate with communities, work across schools and departments at MGM University, dive deep in both speculation and technical expertise, all to address real and urgent problems. As we strive for excellence and innovation, I am proud to lead a community of students and colleagues dedicated to positively impacting society. I look forward to seeing more of our students soar and take on new challenges. It is an opportunity for us to celebrate our collective achievements and recognise the hard work of our students and faculty.

"We are the school of design committed to address sustainability of art and design, the existential challenge of our times."