About GITAM Institute of Science
GITAM Institute of Science, one of the constituents of GITAM (Deemed to be University) has a glorious beginning with pioneering programs funded by the UGC. It offers 12 Undergraduate, 13 Postgraduate, one Integrated M.Sc. and Doctoral Programs. GITAM Institute of Science offers a diversified learning experience characterized by a sound faculty-student interaction with special emphasis on career advancement. Being a place that nurtures the passion for the pursuit of knowledge, the institute attracts faculty and students of high caliber across the country. At Institute of Science, academic programs nourish the student’s curiosity and enhance their scientific temperament by providing a stimulating environment. Apart from the curricular activities, students are trained in various other events like interactive seminars in weekly research colloquia and brain storming sessions which significantly contribute to the honing of communication skills and familiarizing with the latest developments in their subjects of study. The active participation of students in national and international conferences enriches the students with experience required for managing such events efficiently. The biennial science-expo provides ample scope to bring out the innovative talents of students.
The institute organizes various awareness programs pertaining to environment, health and hygiene, food safety, sustainable agriculture etc. The faculty members are available beyond the class hours for one-to-one interaction with students for discussions and clarifications. The mentor mentee system allows individual monitoring of strengths and weaknesses of students and offers scope for academic counselling and psychological support. The placement record of the Institute is very impressive and the alumni are occupying pivotal positions in industry and research establishments.
The institute has the state-of-the-art laboratories facilitating research in the emerging areas of Cancer Biology, Nano Science and Technology, Biotechnology, Microbiology, Food Science, Nuclear Analytical Applications, Materials Science, Environment and Climate Change with munificent financial support from DST, DBT, UGC, DAE, DRDO, ICMR, CSIR etc. Over 360 research scholars are pursuing M.Phil./Ph.D. in diverse disciplines under the able guidance of highly qualified and research oriented faculty. The institute has collaborative research and consultancy works with renowned laboratories like BARC and major industries like HPCL, NTPC and Visakhapatnam Steel Plant etc. Four departments Environmental Studies, Life Sciences, Chemistry and Physics have been financially supported by DST under FIST program.