Humble beginnings recalled by GITAMS

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GITAM has become synonymous with Vizag and its alumni are spread across the globe.

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Vijayawada: From a small institute that was established in 1980, Gandhi Institute of Technology and Management (GITAM) had grown over a period of time into a prestigious institution as a deemed university, having campuses in Vizag, Hyderabad and Bengaluru.

GITAM has become synonymous with Vizag and its alumni are spread in high places. GITAM is also part of Vizag’s growth story. GITAM founder Dr M.V.V.S. Murthi, who died in a road accident in the US, is a strong advocate for high ethical and moral values and excellence in technical education for economic growth of the nation.

He started the university in 1980 to realise his dream of providing quality technical and higher education. Recognising its phenomenal growth and quality, the Union HRD ministry granted it deemed university status in 2007.

GITAM University with its main campus at Visakhapatnam and off-campuses at Hyderabad and Bengaluru is a leader in imparting higher education in diverse fields.
Dr Murthi’s desire to provide quality and affordable medicare resulted in the GITAM Hospital with ultra-modern facilities. In 2015, GITAM Institute of Medical Sciences & Research was recognised by the Medial Council of India. The institution began with an engineering college in 1980 at Visakhapatnam. A college of management studies was established in 1988, the school of international business in 1997 and College of Science and college of Pharmacy in 2006. GITAM now has 17 institutes, 12 disciplines, 52 departments and 10 research centres.
It offers 190 UG, PG, doctoral and other programmes in diverse disciplines such as engineering & technology, management, international business, life sciences, pharmacy, social sciences, physical sciences, arts and humanities, languages, law and medicine.
 It has nearly 22,000 regular students, 1,200 PhD scholars and over 84,000 students in distance mode hailing from different parts of the country. GITAM is recognised as a premier deemed to be university in Andhra Pradesh, Telangana state and Karnataka.
(Except for the headline, this story has not been edited by Daily Report and is published from The Deccan Chronicle.)

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