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 University, 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:
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:
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|
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|