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GITAM University, Vishakhapatnam (Vizag Waltair), Andhra Pradesh
GITAM University, Vishakhapatnam (Vizag Waltair), Andhra Pradesh
Address:Gandhi Nagar campus, Rushikonda
Vishakhapatnam (Vizag Waltair) (District Vishakhapatnam (Vizag / Waltair))
Andhra Pradesh, IndiaPin Code : 530045
GITAM University, Vishakhapatnam (Vizag Waltair) is a University recognised by UGC. Status: Deemed University.
GITAM University, Vishakhapatnam (Vizag Waltair) is also known as Gandhi Institute of Technology and Management.
GITAM University, Vishakhapatnam (Vizag Waltair) was established on / in 1980.
GITAM University, Vishakhapatnam (Vizag Waltair) is situated in Vishakhapatnam (Vizag Waltair) of Andhra Pradesh state (Province) in India. This data has been provided by www.punjabcolleges.com. Vishakhapatnam (Vizag Waltair) comes under Vishakhapatnam (Vizag Waltair) Tehsil, Vishakhapatnam (Vizag / Waltair) District.
Fax # of GITAM University, Vishakhapatnam (Vizag Waltair) is 0891-2790399, 2790037, 2790036, 2790222, 2790339.
Contact Person(s) of the GITAM University, Vishakhapatnam (Vizag Waltair) is (are): Prof. PRS Sarma.
Mobile No(s) of concerned persons at GITAM University, Vishakhapatnam (Vizag Waltair) are +91-9866449926, 96181-72201.
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Website of GITAM University, Vishakhapatnam (Vizag Waltair) is http://gitam.edu/, www.giib.edu.in.
Vice Chancellor : Prof. M. Gangadhara Rao, Office : 0891 - 2840202, Fax : 0891 - 2795312.
Registrar : Prof P M Valli, Telephone : +91-891 -2840501, Fax : +91-891 -2795312.
Contact Details of GITAM University, Vishakhapatnam (Vizag Waltair) are : Telephone: 0891-2790101, 2790202, 2790404, 2790505, 2790303, 2840556, 2840501
GITAM University was earlier known as Gandhi Institute of Technology and Management
College Of Management Studies, Gandhi Institute Of Technology And Management) (Gitam)
College of Engineering, Gandhi Institute of Technology and Management (Gitam)
Courses offered in GITAM University, Vishakhapatnam (Vizag Waltair)1. M.Tech. Biotechnology
2. M.Tech. CAD-CAM
3. M.Tech. Computer Science and Technology
4. M.Tech. Digital Systems and Signal Processing
5. M.Tech. Electronic Instrumentation
6. M.Tech. Information Technology
7. M.Tech. Machine Design and Farm Machinery
M.E., M.Tech, PG-DIP
Profile of GITAM UniversityEstablished in 1980, Gandhi Institute of Technology and Management (GITAM) is the dream child of an inspired group of eminent intellectuals and industrialists of Andhra Pradesh, India, led by popular parliamentarian Dr. M V V S Murthi, M.A., B.L., Ph. D. to set up a world class centre of learning in technology, management and medicine in the picturesque port city of Visakhapatnam. The vision of GITAM is to become a global leader in professional education. Its mission is to impart futuristic and comprehensive education of global standards with a high sense of discipline and social relevance in a serene and invigorating environment, thereby contributing to the development of India as a Knowledge Society. The successful saga of GITAM started with its establishment of College of Engineering. Responding to the expanding needs in the fields of technology, management and medicine, GITAM College of Management Studies, GITAM Institute of Foreign Trade, GITAM Dental College, GITAM College of Science and College of Pharmacy have been added to the ever growing list of GITAM Institutions. In these twenty seven successful years GITAM has emerged as one of the most sought-after centers of professional education in the country. All the efforts of the management have culminated in the formation of GITAM UNIVERSITY on 14 August 2007. On this auspicious occasion, the institute salutes its founding fathers, the many able administrators and distinguished alumni across the continents for their yeoman contribution to its phenomenal growth.
The renowned industrialist, conscienctious parliamentarian and popular philanthropist
Dr. M V V S Murthi has been guiding the destines of GITAM with missionary zeal, first as its Founder Secretary and now as its President.
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. Their mission was to set up a world-class technology and management institution in the picturesque city of Visakhapatnam to impart futuristic and comprehensive professional education of global standards with a high sense of discipline and social relevance in a serene and invigorating environment. The avowed objective of GITAM is to train qualified professionals to shoulder the responsibility of contributing to the development of India as a 'Knowledge Society'.
GITAM is registered as a society under the Societies Registration Act XXXI of 1860. Its registered office is situated at Visakhapatnam in the State of Andhra Pradesh. It is governed by a Governing Body consisting of eminent educationists, industrialists, professionals, experts, etc.
The successful saga of GITAM started with the establishment of a College of Engineering in 1980 offering a few undergraduate engineering programmes. Responding to the expanding needs in the fields of technology, management and pharmacy, a number of colleges and courses have been added to GITAM viz., College of Management Studies (1988), College of Pharmacy (2006) and GITAM Institute of Science (2007). All these institutions were established by creating necessary infrastructural facilities in the same campus spread over 100 acres of land. Separate buildings were provided for each institution following the AICTE as well as UGC norms. Over the years, GITAM has earned a high reputation as a premier institute of higher learning and its name has almost become a well-recognized 'brand name' for quality education in UG, PG and research programmes in Engineering, Management, Science and Pharmacy disciplines not only in Andhra Pradesh but also in other States and abroad.
GITAM University, with its main campus at Visakhapatnam, Andhra Pradesh, is a Deemed University recognized by the University Grants Commission (UGC) under section 3 of the UGC Act, 1956 in August 2007. After becoming a Deemed University, GITAM has launched many new and innovative UG and PG programmes as well as M.Phil and Ph.D programmes. Today GITAM University comprises four constituent institutions viz., (1). Institute of Technology (2) Institute of Management (3) Institute of Science, and (4) Institute of Pharmacy. Recently, the University has started an Off-campus at Hyderabad with the approval of UGC which offers four year B.Tech, two year MBA and three year MCA programmes with effect from the academic year 2009-10.
GITAM University is a multi-disciplinary university offering varied courses in emerging areas that bear a direct relationship to economic growth and development of the society. Most of the programmes constitute a balanced blend of the conventional courses and career oriented options, although in recent years the tilt is towards introduction of more career oriented options. The curriculum design takes into account the thrust on national development. Interactions within the University and with industries have been organized in the past and as a result, new programmes have been launched by the University. Courses promoting skills development and value orientation are also offered by the University and avenues for experimental learning are being attended. Computer skills have been incorporated as an integral part of the curriculum in many of the programmes offered by the University. Issues related to women and other socially disadvantaged groups find a place in post graduate programmes in management and other disciplines.
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Media coverage of GITAM University, Vishakhapatnam (Vizag Waltair), Andhra Pradesh
Tech colleges eye medical streamFaced with dwindling admissions for B.Tech courses, several big engineering college groups are eyeing the lucrative medical education business. According to sources, many of them have submitted applications to set up medical colleges. Owners of several such technical institutions, it is learnt, are bringing political pressure on the state government to immediately issue the mandatory essentiality certificates (ECs) in an effort to tap into the huge demand for MBBS seats in the state.
The Maheshwara Group of Institutions, which runs a chain of engineering, pharmacy, MBA and MCA colleges in the city, is learnt to be lobbying hard to set up a new medical college. The group is owned by A. Maheshwar Reddy, former PRP MLA who is now in the Congress after the partys merger. The TRR Group, which runs several technical colleges and is owned by T. Rammohan Reddy, a Congress leader from Parigi, is also in the fray to set up a medical college in the state capital, sources said.
Similarly, Gitam University, a deemed-university, has submitted application for setting up a medical college in Visakhapatnam. The other prominent groups that have evinced interest in opening medical colleges are Aurora, Bharat, Nimra, Gayatri, Prakasam, and Bapatla Engineering Colleges, among others. Medical education department officials are under pressure from these groups, as they are directly approaching the CMO to get the much-needed ECs. The government has been refusing to issue ECs to set up new private medical colleges in the state since 2004, citing lack of faculty and staff to work in medical colleges and hospitals.
However, ECs were issued to three private medical colleges last year, including the Apollo Group and the Malla Reddy Group.
Expert: New dam will help Tamil Nadu, KeralaIndias foremost dam expert, Prof. T. Shivaji Rao, believes the 116-year old Mullaperiyar dam has overlived its life and the only solution for both Tamil Nadu and Kerala is to agree to build a new dam located 300 metres downstream of the present one.
The original British engineers who had constructed the dam anticipated its lifespan to be 50 years and it has already extended its life by almost 70 decades, said Prof. Rao.
The other matter of concern is that the Mullaperiyar dam is located on an earthquake seismic highway and unexpectedly heavy rainfall can aggravate matters. To this effect, Prof. Rao has advised the Kerala state government to conduct an airborne magneto meter surveys to try and identify emerging hidden faults that can trigger large earthquakes. One such survey was conducted by the US geological survey for protecting the townships of Portland Vancouver in the USA, he pointed out.
Prof. Rao, who was a member of the dam expert safety committee which reviewed the safety of both the Tehri dam and the Sardar Sarovar dam and is currently heading the Centre for Environmental Studies, GITAM University in Visakhapatnam, having specialised in both irrigation and environmental engineering, believes a new cement concrete dam built with existing technologies will ensure higher water allocation than what is being made available today.
The new dam can be at a height of 154 feet and not 136 feet as is being demanded by Kerala, said Prof. Rao, who insisted depriving Tamil Nadu of water was an unacceptable solution. But as a first step, the Central government needs to create a corporation like the Tehri Hydro Corporation in UP or the Sardar Sarovar Corporation in Gujarat to be able to deal with an interstate multipurpose project. According to experts, sudden floods of 19,000 cusecs to 1,20,000 cusecs are constantly occurring in Periyar river which means that inflows will be 1 to 11 TMC per day. This peak flooding can have a detrimental effect given that the Periyar dam is already in a poor shape.
Many fruit trees unable to withstand pollutionContrary to popular belief that trees fight pollution, several species of plants including cashew, tamarind, guava, mango, custard apple, gulmohar, banyan, sapota and jackfruit, are falling prey to heavy air pollution in the industrial city of Visakhapatnam.
Researchers from the departments of chemistry, and environmental studies, GITAM University, Visakh-apatnam, have found that many plant species have been experiencing physiological changes due to heavy air pollutants before exhibiting visible damage to leaves. The content of chlorophyll has come down in many trees affecting the delicate process of converting carbondioxide into oxygen.
It has also affected food preparation by the trees, and thus reduction in their fruit yield and growth.
Of the 29 trees studied, only six fell under the moderately tolerant to air pollutants category.
None of these are tolerant to chemicals present in the air. Only those trees that are tolerant to heavy air pollutants are capable of fighting pollution in industrial belts, and reducing its impact on human beings, animals and other plants.
The research was conducted separately by N. Srinivas and others from department of environment studies, and A. Sunil Dadhich and team from the department of chemistry.
Peepal, jujube, amla, cassia, lemon and neem are moderately tolerant to pollution. A majority of trees fall in the sensitive category. This means growing these trees in industrial belts and highly polluted areas will do more harm than good to the environment.
Trees can be used as both passive biomonitors and bio-mitigators in the urban industrial environment to indicate the environmental quality and to ameliorate the pollution levels. Air pollutants can directly affect plants via leaves. The level of injury is high in sensitive species and low in tolerant ones, the researchers said.
The teams studied the content of chlorophyll and ascorbic acid, relative humidity, pH and air pollution tolerance index (APTI) of trees selected.
Experts warn govt over Kovvada nuke projectIn the backdrop of the proposed nuclear power plant in Kovvada in Srikakulam district, the experts have a word of caution for going ahead with the project.
In the wake of the 1300 MW-capacity nuclear power plant proposed at Kovvada by the Nuclear Power Corporation of India, T Shivaji Rao, director of Environmental Studies at GITAM university, said that the nuclear energy is inherently risky and a perennial health hazard for the environment and the humans.
Nuclear plants are entirely opposed in the European countries and the United States. The chief ministers of Indian states and the Union government must realise that the nuclear safety is a myth due to increasing nuclear catastrophes all over the world, Rao said. Andhra Pradesh Chief Minister N Kiran Kumar Reddy recently said that safety of people will be top priority for his government in the wake of the Kovvada project.
The proposed nuclear plant at Kovvada lies not only in a seismic highway between Midnapur- Visakhapatnam and Kakinada but also poses a serious threat to the ecology of the north coastal Andhra and fragile eco-systems of the Eastern Ghats extending to Orissa, Rao said in a statement.
He demanded that the Union Ministry of Environment must cancel the clearances given to the proposed major nuclear power plants at Jaitapur in Maharashthra, Bhavnagar in Gujarat and Kovvada in Andhra Pradesh while proposed expansion of some of the nuclear plants be suspended.
TCS signs MoU with Gitam varsityThe Tata Consultancy Services (TCS), Hyd-erabad signed an MoU with Gitam University for academic relationship here on Monday. The TCS vice-president and regional head, Mr V. Rajanna. signed the document.
Speaking on the occasion, Mr Rajanna said Gitam University has been the main source for IT companies for their quality manpower requirements and af-ter Hyderabad no other city in AP is competing with Vizag. He said the Nasscom also recognised Visakhapatnam as one of the major IT talent hubs in Andhra Pradesh. Mr Rajanna said Gitam has been a valued partner for TCS and this agreement of cooperation reinforces the partnership between two organisations.
While interacting with faculty members, he said that they were ready to offer faculty development programmes on cloud computing and IT security issues. He promised that his company extends cooperation to Gitam Hyderabad campus. The university vice-chancellor, Prof G. Subramanyam, said that the university-industry interaction was a main component in Gitam vision 2020 document.
Vizag team hopes to mine lunar surfaceGITAM University students, from left, Hamza Madarwala, Vanka Sai Suraj, Bollem Raj Kumar, Vikas Kumar Singh and Ch Niranjan Reddy. The faculty advisor is P.M. Valli.
As many as seven Indian teams are participating in the final round of a National Aeronautical and Space Administration (Nasa) competition to create a device to mine precious elements on the moon and bring them back to earth.
Twelve international teams have been selected by Nasa, the premier space agency of the US, and of the seven from India, one is from Visakhapatnam.
The challenge is for students to design and build a remote controlled or autonomous excavator.
The Lunabotics mining competition will be held in the US from May 23.
The team from Visakhapatnam comprising students of GITAM University has prepared a robot that will crawl along the hostile terrain of the moon, picking up regolith (moon dust) and depositing it in a container for shipment back to earth.
Nasa will test the efficiency and durability of the robots in an artificial atmosphere resembling the lunar terrain. The task given to each of the teams is that their robots should collect and deposit a minimum of 10 kg of lunar simulant within 15 minutes.
The regolith of the moon is said to contain elements like uranium and thorium of high nuclear grade, said Mr Raj Kumar, a third-year student of mechanical engineering at Gitam University and one of the five members of the team that designed the robot called Lunabot.
Colleges affiliated with this UniversityTotal number of colleges affiliated with this University = 1
1 Hyderabad Business School, Patancheru Mandal
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