Gandhi Institute of Technology and Management, popularly known as GITAM, was founded in 1980 by an inspired group of eminent intellectuals and industrialists of Andhra Pradesh led by Dr. M. V. V. S. Murthi, former Member of Parliament and popular philanthropist.
The vision of MAHATMA, the Father of the Nation was to see India as a socially and economically resurgent country and he looked upon education as an important means to achieve this goal. Gandhiji’s view of education was not narrow or sectarian. He envisaged universities as institutions of higher learning that transcend all linguistic, racial and other barriers. GITAM is committed to imbibe his values and abide by his philosophy.
To become a global leader in higher education.
To impart futuristic and comprehensive education of global standards with a high sense of discipline and social relevance in a serene and invigorating environment.
To achieve global standards and excellence in teaching, research, and consultancy by creating an environment in which the faculty and students share a passion for creating, sharing and applying knowledge to continuously improve the quality of education.
Values of GITAM, guided mainly by Gandhian principles, are appended below :
Commitment of the management to transparency and accountability in governance and administration
Commitment to adhere high sense of discipline with work ethics and openness to new ideas with freedom of expression, intellectual curiosity and entrepreneurial spirit
Commitment to share knowledge with the community around it through inclusive policies
Focus on hard work by creating external and internal partnerships and new fields of inquiry
Handle the challenges with equanimity, calmness, and tranquillity
Commitment for social good at local and global levels and the fair and compassionate treatment of the faculty, staff and students
Have a culture of equal respect of all disciplines, talents and diverse backgrounds
The emblem underlines the basic philosophy reflecting the vision and mission of GITAM.