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.
Its Alumni which is spread world wide in various sectors both in technical & management tiers of rapid changing world includes IAS, IIM, CEO, Stanford University etc. in countries like USA, Australia, UK etc. Main Research focus on: Biotechnology, Civil Engineering, Computer Science and Engineering, Electrical and Electronics Engineering, Electronics and Communication Engineering, Industrial Engineering, Information Technology, Mechanical Engineering Central Research Laboratory (CRL), GITAM Institute of Technology, GITAM University is a research centre under which faculty from all streams of engineering and science carry out their research work. It is fully equipped with sophisticated instruments accessible to all the researchers.
The main objective of the CRL is to promote high quality research in science and engineering disciplines by providing facilities and technical expertise in support of basic and applied research activities. The laboratory promotes scientific thinking and experimental exposure to the faculty and students as well. The University established a directorate of UGC affairs & research activities to assist the University system to have a liaison with various apex bodies especially the UGC and to promote inter-disciplinary and co-disciplinary research by coordinating with various funding agencies.
Following are the functions of this directorate: To guide and advice the University authorities regarding various funding resources for development of the University, To suggest measures for improving existing infrastructural facilities both for academic and sponsored research and enhancing research ambiance. To assist academic departments of the University to prepare research proposals for various funding agencies.To coordinate between UGC and the University regarding funding of projects and other related matters.To identify the areas of research with contemporary relevance and suggest the faculty to undertake multidisciplinary projects.