A university level un quiz was conducted by department of humanities and social sciences as part of world un day celebrations on 25.10.2017. the united nations organization was founded on october 24, 1945 to maintain world peace following the second world war. students from several institutes of gitam participated in the quiz. the quiz was conducted by dr. a. sasikala and mr j. srinivas, social and cultural club co-ordinators of gitam school of gandhian studies. the winners are:
Mr.Salman Syed - BBA (MA) 2nd year,GIM - Mob: 7675873491
Mr. Bignesh Pal - BBA (MA) 2nd year, GIM- Mob: 9051355508
Mr.A.Jagadish- BA (SS) 2nd Year- GSGS
Ms.Noopur Bhatkar- BA (SS) 2nd Year
G. Divya Malika- BA(SS), 3rd Year, GSGS
M.Venkata Sravani- BA(SS), 3rd Year, GSGS
Ch.Srividya, 5th BBA,LLB, GSOL
S.Naveen Teja , 5th BBA, LLB, GSOL
S. RAVEENA REDDY, BA SOCIAL SCIENCE THIRD YEAR STUDENT OF GSGS WINS GITAM BEST STUDENT SPEAKER AWARD 2017 ON 37th GITAM FOUNDATION DAY AT THE HANDS OF NOBEL LAUREATE DR. TAKAAKI KAJITA.
The youngest among her batchmates from the youngest of the constituent institutions of GITAM, Ms. S. Raveena Reddy studying BA Social Science III Year at GITAM School of Gandhian Studies, is gifted with intellect, endowed with an openness to learning and above all a rare attitude of humility. A State-level tennis player and a 9 GPA student, Raveena is blessed with clarity of thought, a lucid focus on goals and a hard working nature. A voracious reader and an analytical thinker, Raveena had honed her oratory skills embellished by a broad based knowledge of current affairs. A combination of grace, poise and confidence Raveena believes in communicating with commitment and had won the Best Student Speaker Award 2017 by a consensus among the panel of eminent judges.
The School has grown from a global research centre to an independent institute offering undergraduate, post graduate, diploma and certificate programmes with full fledged faculty engaged in research as well as teaching. Aimed at training future leaders, the distinguishing and salient feature of these programmes is that social sciences and languages are taught from an interdisciplinary perspective with a focus on Gandhi and the relevance of his thought and practices to current social issues and problems. The teaching learning and evaluation process aims at shaping students who are rooted in Gandhian values and at the same time exposed to the latest inter-disciplinary global trends, career skills and communicative competence.
Students are also involved in a number of extra-curricular activities, field studies and projects which give them experiential learning opportunities. Some of the major initiatives in this regard are:
- Gandhi Jayanti
- Gandhi Vardhanti
- Heritage Walk
- Mock Parliament
- National Yoga Day
- Sanskrit Exhibition
- Internship with Gramdeep
- Conservation of Manuscripts Workshop
- Visit to Akshaya Patra’s Largest Kitchen at Hubli, Karnataka
- Exposure visit to observe tribal agricultural practices ,
GSGS believes in imbibing the Gandhian values in its students while preparing them to take up contemporary careers. In this regard, a number of mini projects and field visits are organized for the students to develop civic consciousness and to enable them to develop leadership and organizational skills for positive social change. Some of these initiatives are as follows:
- Collaboration with Akshaya Patra on Notebooks Project wherein students collect waste paper and used books for recycling and donation to needy students.
- INTACH Heritage Documentation
- National Handloom Exhibition
- Documentation of farmers’ situation in Visakhapatnam against the backdrop of the centenary celebrations of Gandhi’s Champaran Satyagraha and airing of a documentary film on the same.
Students also have the great opportunity to learn from the best visiting professors from around the globe:
|S.No.||Name of the Faculty||Designation& Name of the Institute/
|1.||Sudhir Kakar||Former Professor, IIM-A||Psychology|
|2.||Pappu Rama Rao||Professor Emeritus, University of Miami||Philosophy|
James Madison University
|4.||Janak Pandey||Former Vice Chancellor, Central University of Bihar||Psychology|
|5.||B. Sambasiva Prasad||Professor & Senior Research Fellow, ICPR||Philosophy|
|6.||Y.P. Anand||Former Director, National Gandhi Museum & Library||Gandhian Studies|
|7.||T.S. Devadoss||Former Professor
University of Madras
|8.||Dilip Shah||Professor, Veer Narmad South Gujarat University||Rural Development|
|9.||Savita Singh||Former Director, Gandhi Smriti & Darshan Samithi||International Relations|
|10.||Prof. Yarlagadda Lakshmi Prasad||Member, Central Hindi Committee||Indian Languages|