About NSS

National Service Scheme, under the Ministry of Youth Affairs & Sports Govt. of India, popularly known as NSS was launched in Gandhiji's Birth Centenary Year 1969, in 37 Universities involving 40,000 students with primary focus on the development of personality of students through community service. Today, NSS has more than 3.2 million student volunteers on its roll spread over 298 Universities and 42 (+2) Senior Secondary Councils and Directorate of Vocational Education all over the country. From its inception, more than 3.75 crores students from Universities, Colleges and Institutions of higher learning have benefited from the NSS activities, as student volunteers.
National Service Scheme (NSS) Wing of the GITAM is functioning actively from the year academic year 1986-87. Later in the year 2009-10, 3 NSS Units were sanctioned with the approval of AP State NSS Cell, Dept. of Higher Education, Govt. of Andhra Pradesh, Hyderabad. The numbers of NSS Units were increased to 10 Units in the year 2010-2011 and also increased to 14 Units in the current year 2015-2016, in recognition to the services rendered to the society by the NSS wing of the GITAM . Since, NSS Wing is organizing many events annually by catering to the needs of University, surrounding villages/Slums in and around Visakhapatnam City.


During the past 35 years, GITAM has been committed to excellence in higher education foraying into diversified disciplines of learning. It has steadily evolved into a world class deemed to be university recognized for the experiential learning it offers, the competent and compassionate faculty, the stellar research laboratories, academic vibrancy and cosmopolitan culture. Dr. MVVS Murthi, visionary, industrialist, educationist, philanthropist and former parliamentarian has been guiding the destinies of the University since its inception.

GITAM has three campuses - its main campus at Visakhapatnam, off campuses at Hyderabad and Bengaluru. Known for its creative dynamism and flexibility, GITAM offers varied programmes blending skill development and value orientation to shape the career of students and develop holistic personality to be privileged members of the civil society. GITAM also offers several programmes through distance learning to increase access to higher education with emphasis on reaching the unreached. GITAM has established placement cell in each of its institutes to train and guide the students in finding lucrative placements. The placement record has been consistently highly impressive, with major recruiters from both the core and IT companies.