GITAM School of Gandhian Studies

(Visakhapatnam Campus)

Student life

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
3. Sushil Mittal Professor
James Madison University
Gandhian Studies
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