The Gandhi Institute of Technology and Management, better known as GITAM University, is a management and technical education related university in India. It was established in 1980 and was conferred the status of deemed university in 2007. The notable achievement is that it was the first private engineering institution to receive the university status. It is also on its path to acquire the ABET Internationals Accreditation. The university has grown over the years and now boasts of three stunning campuses- one is located at Visakhapatnam, which spreads over 100 acres, and the other two campuses are located in Bangalore and Hyderabad.
The university caters to all types of students, offering over 109 programs at PG, UG and Doctoral level in the fields of Science, Management, International Business, Pharmacy, Technology, Architecture and Law. Talking about the campus, GITAM has over 100-acre campus at Rushikonda, which has good eateries and other food services. There are good sporting facilities for tennis and badminton as the courts are built indoors. The campus also has a 24X7 health center, offering all types of basic medical facilities. Ambulances are always ready for any emergency and there is 24X7 power backup available for students and faculty members. The boys and girls hostels have more than 2000 beds each. The hostels are well built up with basic amenities in house. There is a healthy interaction between students on various occasions, including academic ones.
The admissions at the GITAM University are done through the GAT exam (GITAM Admission Test), which is a university specific exam, conducted in the major cities of the country. It is considered among the most competitive exams in the Southern part of our country. Based on the scores achieved by the candidates in the GAT exam, ranks are awarded and then the students are called on the basis of their ranks for counseling program when they are asked to exercise their choice of study. Since the seats in every domain are limited, they are filled up on the basis of ranks achieved in the GAT exam. This ensures a fair distribution and the university specific exam enables the university to design its own paper. GITAM also holds other exams like GLAW and GSAT for School of Law and School of Science respectively.
Lately, the GITAM University has come up in the university rankings. It was ranked 22 in the Outlook magazine in 2007 and ranked 22 again by The Week in 2009. It was ranked a good 8th position by the EFY magazine recently in 2010. As far as the corporate connect is concerned, the university was recognized by IBM in ‘The Great Mind Challenge’. Another achievement was when the university was nominated for PCQuest – Best IT Implementations. The university has been doing well on this front and is expected to rise up even higher in rankings in the coming years.
It has become one of the most sought out universities down south and is continuing to attract students from all over the country.