Gandhi Institute of Technology and Management (GITAM), a Deemed to be University under section 3 of the UGC Act, 1956 is a premier educational institution in the country imparting quality education. Over the last 38 years, GITAM has achieved many milestones and established a mark of its own in the field of higher education. GITAM is located at Visakhapatnam and has two off-campuses at Hyderabad and Bengaluru. GITAM is a multi-disciplinary and multi campus university offering various programs at UG, PG and doctoral levels in diverse disciplines such as Engineering & Technology, Architecture, Life Sciences, Social Sciences, Physical Sciences, Arts & Humanities, Commerce & Management, International Business, Law, Pharmacy, Medicine and Nursing.
GITAM comprises of 16 Institutes, 10 Faculties, 52 Departments and 10 Research Centres and has students and research scholars hailing from almost all parts of the country. GITAM is endowed with about 1200+well qualified faculty having research and industrial background. The faculty have been undertaking major research projects with financial assistance from various funding agencies. The faculty are involved in professional practice and organizing executive development programmes in the emerging areas. The DST provided financial assistance under FIST programme to as many as seven academic departments.
The Choice Based Credit System (CBCS) enables the students to have flexibility in learning with wider choices outside their disciplines of study in order to acquire the desirable skills to pursue the career of their choice. The University has established state-of-the-art infrastructure comprising well laid-out, elegantly designed and engineered buildings for administration, academic departments, research, knowledge resource centres, student support and sports facilities.
Centralized Research Laboratories were established in the thrust areas such as Water Quality, Nano-Technology, Medical Biotechnology, Advanced Materials & Processing, Chemical Analysis and Industrial Biotechnology. In addition, Central instrumentation and Heavy equipment facilities were also made available for the benefit of researchers.To augment with inter-disciplinary research, specialized research centers namely Cancer Research Center, Center for Urban & Sustainable Development, Centre for Integrated Rural Development, Centre for Climate Change & Disaster Management and Fire Research Center were established in collaboration with NGOs and industry. The University collaborated with Stanford Medical School, Stanford University, USA and Economic Development Board (EDB), Govt. of AP to establish a centre of excellence in life sciences and advanced biotechnology to undertake sponsored research.
The Ministry of Human Resource Development, Govt. of India, classified the University as category ‘I’ among the universities of its kind. The University is accredited by NAAC with “A+” Grade in 2017. Further, the UGC has accorded 12-B status to the University.The University has been accredited with ISO 9001:2015 for Quality Management, ISO 14001:2015 for Environmental Management and ISO 27001:2013 for Information Security Management. Recently University Grants Commission (UGC), Govt. of India, has ‘graded’ GITAM as Category-I university and granted ‘graded autonomy’ to GITAM.