VISAKHAPATNAM: The Gandhi Institute of Technology and Management (GITAM) will celebrate its 5th convocation ceremony on its city campus on September 13 from 3 to 6 pm. As many as 1,244 students will be awarded degrees in graduation and post-graduation, MPhil and PhD in engineering, management, science, pharmacy and international business courses on the day. Also, 56 gold medals will be awarded to the merit students of the varsity campuses, GITAM vice-chancellor G Subrahmanyam has said.
Disclosing the details to the newsmen here Tuesday, Subrahmanyam said that scientific advisor to defence minister and DRDO director general Avinash Chander is the chief guest for the convocation. An honorary degree (Doctor of Science) will be conferred on him on the occasion in recognition of his contribution to the field of missile technology. The university will also present the honorary degree of Doctor of Letters to eminent Telugu movie personality K Raghavendra Rao, Margadarsi Chits managing director Ch Sailaja Kiran and noted Telugu film lyricist Suddala Ashok Teja, he informed.
Speaking about the growth of the varsity, he said that nearly 16,000 students and 800 research scholars pursued different courses in the GITAM campuses in Visakhapatnam and Bangalore till date. A total of 1,000 full-time professional faculty were working with the university, of which a good number of teaching staff were from research and industrial background.
Pro vice-chancellor D Harinarayana also spoke.