Hyderabad, July 30, 2018: For maintaining high standards in higher education, University Grants Commission (UGC) has granted grade-1 Autonomy to GITAM Deemed-to-be University and very few institutions have got this status in the country, said GITAM Hyderabad Vice-chancellor Prof. M.S. Prasada Rao here at GITAM campus on Saturday. He presided over the inauguration of GITAM School of Architecture and Gandhi School of Humanities & Social Sciences on July 28, 2018. While addressing the gathering, he mentioned that granting Autonomy to GITAM will give a great scope to reach international standards.
He further said that we are under the ambit of UGC but we have the freedom to start new courses, off-campus centers, skill development courses, and any other new academic programs. We have the freedom to hire foreign faculty, enroll foreign students, enter into academic collaborations and run open distance learning programs, etc. He happily informed that GITAM is one among other academic institutions, which is placed in the ‘Study in India’ program. The object of this program is to attract foreign students to study in India. Our committed faculty is also striving hard to import the outcome based education. We are not only proving quality education and also encouraging the students to acquire overall development. We have been providing the flat forms to showcase their hidden talents. These all are paving the way to get good placements across the globe.
Prof. Prasada Rao launched PrepENG (English for Competitive Exams) web portal and Vikas Magazine, an official newsletter 2nd issue. He felicitated the guests on this occasion. Prof. Kavita Daryani Rao, Vice-Chancellor, JNAFAU, declared open GITAM School of Architecture and advised the students to become better architects for better tomorrow to design the better buildings.
Prof. Enoch Kolakaluri, Former Vice-Chancellor, SVU declared open Gandhi School of Humanities & Social Sciences and said that do as per your wish and will but anyway don’t stop it if you stop it time would be passed away.
Both appreciated the GITAM management for inaugurating B.Arch in Telangana state, where very few (13) colleges only located and the humanities to cater the societal needs. Earlier, Prof. Y. Prabhavathi, I/c Principal, GSHS delivered the welcome address and Prof. Sunil Kumar, Director, SoA proposed the vote of thanks.