GITAM admission test to be held from April 17
Last date for submittingapplications is March 31
GAT 2014, the online GITAM Admission Test for admission into GITAM University’s B.Tech., B. Pharmacy and M.Tech. programmes will be conducted from April 17, 2014, Vice-Chancellor G. Subramanyam announced at a press conference here on Wednesday.
The test, lasting two hours and consisting of three papers of 100 marks each, would be held at 36 centres across the country and a candidate fulfilling the eligibility criteria can choose his or her test centre and date. The score would be known immediately after completing the test. Admission would be into the programmes being conducted by GITAM University at its campuses here and at Hyderabad and Bangalore. Twenty-five per cent of seats were reserved for meritorious students from Karnataka State for admission at Bangalore campus.
First rank holders of the Central and all State Board examinations held in 2014, equivalent to 10+2 would be given admission into the B.Tech. programme of their choice without appearing for the GAT if they fulfil the eligibility criteria, Prof. Subramanyam said. However they have to submit an application seeking admission into B.Tech. programmes of the university.
In the case of M. Tech. programmes, candidates with GATE qualification were exempted from appearing for the GAT 2014, but they have to submit application for admission.
GAT 2014 notification was placed on the GITAM University website with complete details of courses, eligibility criteria, etc. and the application form can also be downloaded. The application forms were also available at select branches of Union Bank of India, Indian Bank and Karur Visya Bank and can be obtained through post by sending a requisition with details of the candidate to the Director of Admissions with a DD for Rs. 1,100 (Rs. 700 for girls) on or before March 31.
The application form has to be sent to the Director of Admissions, GITAM University, Visakhapatnam-530 045 on or before March 31 along with a demand draft for Rs. 1,000 (Rs. 600 in case of girl candidates) from any scheduled bank, drawn in favour of GITAM University and payable at Visakhapatnam.
Tuition fee would be exempted for the top 10 rankers of the GAT for the first year and would be continued depending on the student’s performance during the subsequent years. Merit-cum-means scholarship of Rs. 2,000 a month would be awarded to 5 per cent of the students in each department, depending on the merit of the student and his or her parents’ income.
Pro Vice-Chancellor D. Harinarayana, Registrar M. Potharaju, Admissions Director K. Narendra, Principals of GITAM Institute of Technology and Pharmacy Lakshmiprasad and Ganapathi respectively were also present.
The following are test centres: Anantapur, Bellary, Bangalore (city), Bangalore (GITAM campus), Bhubaneswar, Chennai, Chittoor, Davangere, Guntur, Guwahati, Hubli, Hyderabad (city), Hyderabad (GITAM campus), Jamshedpur, Kadapa, Karimnagar, Khammam, Kolkata, Kurnool, Mangalore, Mysore, Nagpur, New Delhi, Nellore, Nizamabad, Patna, Pune, Raichur, Raipur, Rajahmundry, Tadepalligudem, Tirupathi, Tumkuru, Vijayawada, Visakhapatnam, and Warangal.