Gandhi Institute of Technology and Management

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GITAM University
Knowledge Resource Center Knowledge Resource Center, Vizag (Visakhapatnam) Campus GITAM-University-Hyderabad-Campus.jpg GITAM, Hyderabad Campus
Former names
GITAM College of Engineering (1980–2007)
Motto Strive Serve Thrive
Established 1980
Type Private
Chancellor Prof. Koneru Ramakrishna Rao
President Dr. M.V.V.S Murthi
Vice-Chancellor Prof. G. Subrahmanyam
Students 10,000+,(UG+PG)
Location Visakhapatnam, Andhra Pradesh, India
Campus Urban, 300+ acres
Colours Gold and Brown         
Affiliations UGC, NAAC
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Gandhi Institute of Technology and Management (GITAM) (a deemed to be university u/s 3 of the UGC Act, 1956) known as GITAM University is an educational institution in India. It was previously known as GITAM College, affiliated to Andhra University. Established in 1980, it was conferred the status of deemed university in 2007. It was the first private engineering institute in Andhra Pradesh to receive university status. GITAM is planning on receiving an ABET International Accreditation.[1][2][3] The university has three campuses – its main campus at Visakhapatnam spreads over 100 acres, and the other two campuses are at Hyderabad and Bangalore.


The university offers 109 programs at undergraduate, postgraduate and Doctoral levels in Technology, Pharmacy, Science, Management, International Business, Architecture and Law.[4]

Visakhapatnam campus[edit]


GITAM has a 100-acre campus in Rushikonda. The campus consists of 3 main food canteens, a few fastfood outlets, a multi-purpose outdoor ground, indoor facilities for badminton and table tennis and state of the art tennis courts..

Health care[edit]

The campus has 24x7 health care centre with all types of medical facilities. There are ambulances for emergencies. The students and faculty have uninterrupted power supply, 24x7 security, and indoor games. The boys hostel has an accommodation for 3300 students, and the girls hostels 2000.


The Ministry of Human Resource Development, government of India ranked GITAM as A category university among the universities of its kind. The National Assessment and Accreditation Council (NAAC) has accredited the university with A grade. GITAM is one of the few universities that has been accorded 12-B status by the University Grants Commission (UGC) facilitating research. GITAM is approved by AICTE with its eligibility extending to almost all undergraduate and postgraduate courses[5]


GITAM University has been ranked '15'in Yahoo's Top 50 Engineering Colleges. GITAM has an institutional CGPA of 3.20/4.0 and hence has been accorded an A grade by NAAC[6]

  • Top rating in audit conducted by APSCHE
  • Ranked 22 in Outlook magazine(2007)
  • Ranked 22 in The Week magazine(2009)
  • Ranked 8 by EFY magazine (2010)[7]
  • Recognized by IBM in 'The Great Mind Challenge'
  • Recognized as Scientific and Industrial Research Organization (SIRO)
  • Nominated for PCQuest - Best IT Implementations of the year (2012–13)
  • Ranked 20 in Careers 360 (Magazine)'s Top Private Universities in India 2015 [8]


In 2011, the Center for Advanced Technology Solutions developed a 1.5 teraflops supercomputer called the High Performance Computer Cluster. This computer aids research in fields like bioinformatics, meteorology, simulation of large systems, nuclear physics and artificial intelligence. The supercomputer meets the HPC(High Performance Computing) benchmark.


Admission to GITAM is done through the university entrance exam GAT (GITAM Admission Test), a computer based online test which is held across major cities in India. It is one of the most competitive exams in South India. Based on ranks achieved, admissions are given in Visakhapatnam campus and Hyderabad campus. Admissions to other institutes are done through their entrance exams like GSAT for GITAM Institute of Science, GLAT for the School of Law,etc.


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