The university recently received ‘A' grade from NAAC
GITAM University, which recently received ‘A' grade from the National Assessment and Accreditation Council, is planning to get international accreditation from the US-based Accreditation Board for Engineering and Technology (ABET), according to Vice-Chancellor G. Subramanyam.
The university needed an international accreditation to instil confidence in its stakeholders that it provides quality education of international standards, Prof. Subramanyam said while interacting with senior faculty members of the university here on Tuesday.
“The basic advantage of international accreditation for GITAM is that its degrees are globally accepted and recognised. ABET accreditation is an assurance that the university's programmes meet the quality standards established by the profession for which it prepares its students,” the Vice-Chancellor said.
GITAM University signed MoUs with noted companies such as TCS, IBM, HCL, and Inteli Group, and industries like Erickson India, HPCL, Esai Pharmaceuticals, and National Institute of Instruments to impart the practical knowledge and industrial exposure to the students. This would enhance the quality of engineering education, he said.
The large-scale campus recruitments in the recent past indicated that the IT companies were focusing more on GITAM to recruit students and a few more companies were showing interest in imparting training to the students within the campus as per their requirements, Prof. Subramanyam pointed out. TCS, HCL, WIPRO, and Accenture recruited 1,360 engineering students. He hoped that this year GITAM University would achieve 100 per cent placements.
Pro Vice-Chancellor D. Harinarayana, Registrar M. Potharaju, Principals and faculty members participated in the meeting.
MoU with HCL
HCL Technologies, one of India's leading global IT services companies, signed an MoU with GITAM University as a part of its Campus Connect Programme, on Monday. Prof. Potharaju and HCL officials signed the MoU in the presence of Prof. Subramanyam.
As a part of MoU, the HCL would select GITAM students from the sixth semester for training in various technologies. It would also provide project training for selected students and pay stipend. In addition, HCL Technologies would conduct faculty development programmes and organise faculty interactions with HCL subject matter experts.
The latter would also give special lectures to the students at their college and shares industry-oriented courseware and technology with GITAM.
Institute of Science Principal N. Lakshmanadas, Institute of Technology Vice- Principals M.R.S. Satyanarayana and Chandra Mouli, Placement Officers S.R. Gollapudi, K. Kameswara Rao and Shaji K. Nair and others participated.