Gandhi Institute of Technology and Management (known as GITAM) was established in 1980 by a group of reputed professionals led by Dr. M.V.V.S.Murthi, is a premier Deemed-to-be University in the country having 39 years of track record in teaching and research of global standards and with diverse disciplines such as Engineering & Technology, Management, International Business, Life Sciences, Pharmacy, Social Sciences, Physical Sciences, Art & Humanities, Languages, Law and Medicine. The University has three picturesque campuses at Visakhapatnam, Hyderabad and Bengaluru. They are endowed with world-class infrastructure and well-equipped laboratories together with excellent student support services. GITAM’s 17 Institutes, 12 Disciplines, 52 Departments and 10 Research Centres are located at the above three places. GITAM offers 190 programs at UG, PG, Doctoral level and other programs. The University provides a high quality education experience to students in a diverse learning environment from classrooms and laboratories to playgrounds and campus hostels, all the facilities and amenities are created to meet world class standards and students from several states are cherishing their dreams.
The Committee appointed by Ministry of Human Resource Development, Government of India, classified GITAM as Category ‘1’ University among deemed universities. The National Assessment and Accreditation Council (NAAC) has accredited the University with ‘A+’ grade. The University Grants Commission accorded 12-B Statues to the University and many more such rewards and awards to the credit of GITAM.
The Institution has well qualified and committed faculty of over 1250 with rich industrial and research background. Over 42% of the faculty are Ph.Ds. The faculty members have undertaken major research projects in various thrust areas with financial assistance from funding agencies such as UGC, DST, DBT, DAE, DRDO, CSIR, MoES, BARC etc.
GITAM today has nearly 22,000 regular full-time students and about 1200 Ph.D. students and over 84,000 students in distance mode hailing from different parts of the country, pursuing different academic programmes. These are some of the brightest minds in the country, who have joined the University after clearing a rigorous all-India on-line Entrance Test.
The University is proud to place on record that it has achieved near 90% placement through campus recruitment. In a way, it indicates the quality of education imparted by the University and the reputation it carries with the industry especially in the core sectors. The University takes its social responsibility very seriously and ensures that the out-reach programmes undertaken by the faculty and students benefit the community at large.
The Expertise of the University is being utilized by premier research institutions of the country, such as- Naval Science and Technological Laboratory (NSTL), Hindustan Petroleum Corporation Limited (HPCL), Defense Research & Development Organization (DRDO) etc.
GITAM University has entered into tie-ups and collaborations with prestigious industries. These include tie-ups with Windsor university, University of Texas, West Virginia University, University of Glasgow, Central Michigan University, University of Nabraska etc. The University also has tie-ups with several multinational corporations- IBM, Ericsson, Oracle, Intelli Group, TCS, HCL, WIPRO, Hitachi Solutions, VirtusaPolaris, CSC, IITM, Cisco, VIzag Steel Plant, National Stock Exchange (NSE), Eisai Pharma, Dr. Reddy’s Lab to impart training in all professional programmes.