GITAM University has been engaged in collaborative research with industry under MOUs with many industries, institutions, public sector undertakings, software companies, universities and other organizations. An MOU with Hindustan Petroleum Corporation Ltd. (HPCL), Mumbai aims at providing human resource capabilities to meet changing customer requirements. Infosys technologies, Bengaluru collaborates with GITAM University to facilitate and share inputs for co-designing industry electives in IT. GU collaborates with IBM, Chennai for technology products and services. The University works with the Indian Council of Philosophical Research, New Delhi in the area of application of Gandhian ideas to the areas of peace and conflict resolution and rural higher education.

TCS under MOU with GITAM University helps in placement of GU students on priority basis. HPCL, Mumbai collaborates with GU on heat transfer studies of automotive coolants with nano particles. National Stock Exchange of India Ltd., Mumbai collaborates with GU in research on financial market.

GITAM University has entered into an MOU with DST, government of India for drinking water quality analysis and monitoring in north coastal districts of Andhra Pradesh.