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Gandhi Institute of Technology and Management (GITAM) (a deemed-to-be university u/s 3 of the UGC Act, 1956) known as GITAM University is an educational institution in India. It was previously known as GITAM College, affiliated to Andhra University. Established in 1980, it was conferred the status of deemed university in 2007. It was the first private engineering institute in Andhra Pradesh to receive university status. GITAM is planning on receiving an ABET International Accreditation. The university has three campuses – its main campus at Visakhapatnam spreads over 100 acres, and the other two campuses are at Hyderabad and Bangalore.
Placement at GITAM:
A total 300 companies visited GITAM University campuses located in Visakhapatnam, Hyderabad and Karnataka to recruit students during the present academic year. Noted IT giant Tata Consultancy Services (TCS) itself recruited 755 engineering students from GITAM Visakhapatnam campus, One of the GITAM University engineering final year students, S.Anirudh, was recruited by noted German Company UniTechTransfer GmbH-German centre for automation and robotics with high pay package of Rs 25 lakh per annum.
This was the first international placement during the academic year and the selected student was native of Srikakulam District and pursuing his B.Tech ECE course in GITAM Bangalore campus. Chancellor of GITAM University Prof.K.Ramakrishna Rao expressed that the University wants to see more entrepreneurs in future rather than job seekers. He advised the student community that they must inspire the society by taking inspiration from Mahatma Gandhi.