Compliance of the Deemed to be University in response to MHRD’s order no.F.4-30/2009-U.I (A) dated 17th July 2009 and UGC letter no.F.6-1(7)/2006(CPP-I) dated 7th August 2009 for disclosure of information in public interest

The Ministry of Human Resource Development (MHRD), Government of India on the advice of the UGC has declared Gandhi Institute of Technology and Management (GITAM) as a “Deemed to be University” comprising (1) College of engineering and (2) College of science u/s 3 of the UGC Act, 1956 on 13th August, 2007 (vide MHRD notification No.F.9-37/2006-U.3 dated 13th August, 2007). Subsequently, in June 2008 the MHRD approved the inclusion of (i) College of management studies and (ii) College of pharmacy under the ambit of GITAM (vide MHRD notification No.F.10-6/2007-U.3 (A) dated 13th June 2008). Further, in December 2008 the MHRD has accorded permission to GITAM to start an off-campus centre at Rudraram, outskirts of Hyderabad from the academic year 2009-10 (vide MHRD notification No.F.10-10/2008-U.3 (A) Dt. December 2008). GITAM started offering distance learning programmes from the academic year 2009-10 with the recognition accorded by the Distance Education Council (DEC), New Delhi, on the recommendations of the joint committee of UGC-AICTE-DEC, (vide DEC’s no. F.No. DEC / Recog/ 2009 dated 09-09-2009, DEC notification F.No. DEC/GU/AP/2012, DT. 10-9-2012 and UGC letter F.No. UGC/DEB/GU/Recog./AP/2014/7512-7516 dt. 9-6-2014). GITAM is currently offering 13 programmes through distance mode. Another off-campus centre was started at NagadenaHalli, DoddballapurTaluk, Bengaluru Rural District, Karnataka State from the academic year 2012-13 with the approval of MHRD vide notification No. F.10-3/2012-U.3 (A), dt. 27-09-2012. GITAM has started five years Bachelor of Architecture (B.Arch.) programme from the academic year 2011-12in GITAM School of Architecture, Visakhapatnam campus with the approval of Council of Architecture, New Delhi vide their letter no. CA/5/Academic-AP11 dt. 10th February 2011. Further, The Council of Architecture, New Delhi has also approved the GITAM School of Architecture, GU for conducting the National aptitude test in architecture (NATA). With the approval of UGC vide their letter No. F.No.10-2/2012(CPP-I/DU), dt.08-01-2013, GITAM has started School of Law in its Visakhapatnam campus which is offering 5-year B.A. LL.B. (Hons), BBA LL.B (Hons), and 3-year LL.B. programmes from the academic year 2012-13. Further, with the approval of UGC vide letter No. F.No.10-1/2015-U.3(A), dt. 31-08-2015, GITAM has started GITAM Institute of Medical Sciences and Research at Visakhapatnam to offer MBBS Program.

Ever since Gandhi Institute of Technology and Management (GITAM) has been accorded the deemed university status, it has been making relentless efforts in maintaining high standards in teaching and research, developing proper character building among the students, encouraging community development programmes, nurturing leadership in young men and women and imbibing a sense of responsibility to become good citizens, while striving for excellence in all fronts.

GITAM today ranks among the top Universities in the country in terms of academic and research output with 14 Institutes, 10 Faculties, 52 Departments, 11 Research Centres and 138 programmes on offer. GITAM has earned a good reputation for highly qualified and experienced faculty, state-of-the-art infrastructure, an excellent array of learning facilities and a robust learning environment available for students and made its mark as a quality education provider in the country.

In compliance with the directions of the Ministry of Human Resource Development, Government of India the requisite information about the Deemed to be University viz, Gandhi Institute of Technology & Management (GITAM) is provided hereunder.