GITAM stands for Gandhi Institute of Technology and Management. The Institution came into existence in the year 1980 due to the cumulative efforts and dedication of sincere industrialists and intellectuals of the state of Andhra Pradesh under the leadership of Dr. M.V.V.S. Murthi, a renowned philanthropist and also the former member of Parliament. The Institution is 35 year old and since its inception, it is committed towards imparting quality education in the diverse learning disciplines. With the help of highly competent and experienced faculty, the University has climbed upward on the ladder of becoming world class university steadily.
The method of learning is experiential and the university is laced with high-tech research laboratories, cosmopolitan environment and academic diversity to make the learning experience an unforgettable and beneficial one.The Institution under the guidance of Dr. MVVS Murthi, an educationist and visionary has been constantly upgrading itself to suit the competitive environment. There are three main campuses under the university- the main campus is at a Vishakhapatnam, while the off campuses are situated in Bengaluru and Hyderabad. Varied programs are offered by the university to nurture holistic development of the student’s personality by promoting skill development. Through its dynamic learning environment backed by creativity and skill development training, the institute aims to effectively shape the career of the students so that they can become valuable members of the civil society.
The distance education branch of GITAM university was formulated to spread the access to higher education in the far-fetched lands within the country. A placement cell is also established in each institute to guide and train students so that they can find favorable job opportunities. The University wishes to become a global leader in higher education platform by imparting comprehensive and futuristic education having global standards and social relevance. It also wishes to achieve high standards and expertise in Teaching, consultancy and research where the students and faculty have a common goal that is sharing the passion for sharing, creating and applying the knowledge acquired towards improvisation of the quality of education.
The University has been granted the most prestigious ‘A’ Grade by NAAC and has also been accredited as ‘A’ Category University by MHRD. UGC has recognized the Institution as a Research University and Tata Consultancy Service has given ‘A’ Grade to the University.
The distance learning branch named GITAM world of distance learning has been recognized by the Distance Education Council (DEC), New Delhi and the all the degrees and diplomas awarded by the branch are recognized from DEC. The students will then be eligible to seek Government Employment which comes under the act of Parliament, Ministry of Human Resource Development in the year 1995.
The objective of this branch to provide enhanced access to higher education at pocket friendly costs. The initiative began from the batch of 2009-10 which were recognized by DEC. The website of the university covers and has information about varied aspects of the enrollment be it taking admission, counseling, evaluation, learner support services right from the pre-entry counseling procedure to the stage when the student collects the degree/diploma from the University. The distance learning branch has a wide gamut of Degree, Diploma and Certificate programs to offer which are further distributed to Undergraduate and Postgraduate programs. These programs are aimed at improving the skills of the students and giving them necessary professional qualification so that they can become market ready and at the same time do not have to sacrifice their jobs to study further. The programs also help the students to diversify their area of knowledge into different fields so that they can enhance their skills.
Gitam University’s distance education branch offers MBA program in various specializations. The course is of two year duration and is further divided into four semesters. The medium of examination is English. To be eligible for the MBA programs from GITAM University, the candidate should be a graduate and must have a bachelors degree in programs other than BFA and BOL from any recognized university. Candidates who possess professional qualification in areas like BE./B.PHARMA/B.Tech/Law/Medicine/ACS/CWA/CA/AIETE/AMIE etc. are also eligible. The additional criterias cover that the candidate should have appeared for the GAT exam taken by GITAM University and must have secured a rank. The admissions will be granted on the basis of the rank secured and fulfillment of other eligibility criteria. Areas like Perspectives of Management & Behaviour,Managerial Economics,Business Communication,Indian Business Environment,Information Technology & Systems are covered under an MBA degree.
Here is a list of specializations offered by the university:
MBA Financial Management
Masters of Business Administration in Financial Management is a two year program offered by the distance learning branch of Gitam University. The course is divided into four semesters and lays major emphasis on areas like: Capital Investment & Financial Decisions, Security Analysis & Portfolio Management, Management of Financial Services etc. The course prepares a student for a challenging and stimulating job with a financial vantage point known as MBA Finance. The course is also aimed at developing the career in such a way that it caters to the needs of the financial markets.
MBA Hospital Management
Masters of Business Administration in Hospital Management is a two year program offered by the distance learning branch of Gitam University. The course is divided into four semesters and lays major emphasis on areas like Planning, Organisation and Management of Hospital Services, Total Quality Management & Accreditation of Hospitals, Hospital Management Information Systems etc.
With the increasing privatization in health care management, the need for skillful doctors along with efficient hospital administrators have also increased. This course attempts to prepare the students for the same.
MBA Human Resource Management
Masters of Business Administration in Human Resource Management is a two year program offered by the distance learning branch of Gitam University. The course is divided into four semesters and lays major emphasis on Social Process & Behavioral Issues, Performance Management, Employee Welfare & Administration, Strategic Human Resource Management, Human Resource Development etc. The students who graduate with an MBA degree in Human resource management are fit for a variety of jobs related to how an enterprise should be staffed, trained and evaluated so that they can add value to the organization.
Masters of Business Administration in Marketing Management is a two year program offered by the distance learning branch of Gitam University. The course is divided into four semesters and lays emphasis on Consumer Behaviour, Sales Management, Marketing Services etc. . Marketing Management program aims to teach graduate students about product development, management and sales promotion. It also works towards developing strategies for product promotion, pricing and placement.
Masters of Business Administration in Operations Management is a two year program offered by the distance learning branch of Gitam University. The course is divided into four semesters and lays emphasis on Operations Research, Project Management, Logistics & Supply Chain Management etc. Operations management is mainly concerned with planning, supervising and organizing in the arena of production, manufacturing or the provision of services.
MBA Systems Management
Masters of Business Administration in Systems Management is a two year program offered by the distance learning branch of Gitam University. The course is divided into four semesters and lays special emphasis on the areas of System Analysis & Design, E-Commerce, Data Base Management System etc,. Systems Management is a discipline which is managerial and technical in nature and essentially involves information management.The specialization in systems management is mainly focused on the incorporation of business processes with technology.
How Can You Take Admission?
Best best way to take admission in GITAM distance learning MBA courses is to apply through EduKart. EduKart offers smooth online admission platform with free counseling. Although someone can also approach university for admission.