Learn the Art of Building at GITAM School of Architecture

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Gandhi Institute of Technology and Management (GITAM) School of Architecture or GSA, Visakhapatnam is an undivided part of those vital ten schools which are functioning under GITAM University, Visakhapatnam. It is a private institute and was established with the main motto to educate ta future kids in the field of Architecture, Planning, and Design. The college offers a five-year Bachelor of Architecture (BArch) program approved by the Council of Architecture (CoA) and a two-year M.Arch program too.

GITAM School of Architecture is a nationally-recognized center of learning for architectural education due to its academic objectivity, focused teaching, and hand-picked faculty. GSA has an ultramodern infrastructure with modern laboratories, art studios, student support services, climatology, construction yard, material museum, exhibition hall, model making & photography workshops, etc.

The objective of the courses offered at GSA is basically focused on the principles of designing concepts, construction system, materials, planning, and visual judgment which are the keys to the development of the creativity in Architectural field. Students can have field studies which are facilitated to help to make students understand human activities, behavior and the details to be united in the design. There are a Learning and Documentation Cell in GITAM that organizes national and international study tours to provide students a unique opportunity to study and understand the document buildings of heritage value and also the architectural importance.

The GITAM School of Architecture falls in the first place while choosing the best institute for pursuing a quality architectural course.


Major Highlights Of GITAM School of Architecture:

The major highlights of GITAM school of Architecture are given below:-

Year of the establishment of the school  1980
Type of Institute Private
Location Visakhapatnam
Affiliated Under GITAM University, Visakhapatnam
Campus 110 acre
Recognized Board University Grants Commission (UGC)
Council of Architecture (CoA)
Education Mode Full-time
Number of courses offered at GITAM 2 courses
Entrance exams accepted to get an Admission

JEE Main Paper-II, NATA for BArch
GITAM Admission Test for M.Arch

Types of scholarships Merit-based
Official Website www.vspgsa.gitam.edu
Total Number of faculty 30+
Mode of Application Online


Courses Offered at GITAM School of Architecture:

GITAM School of Architecture offers admission into two programs at UG and PG level, including BArch and M.Arch. GSA BArch program is of five-years while M.Arch is a two-year course. 

Before getting into the admission process one should know the eligibility criteria which are as follows.

Course Eligibility Fee
BArch Qualifying entrance exams: JEE Main Paper-II/ NATA
Eligibility: Must have Passed Class 12 from any recognized board with Physics, Mathematics, and Chemistry as compulsory subjects with a minimum of 55% aggregate
Must have passed a 10+3 Diploma examination with Mathematics as a compulsory subject with a minimum of 50% in aggregate.
Rs. 14.20 Lakhs
M.Arch Sustainable Architecture Qualifying entrance exam: GAT
Eligibility: Passed B.Arch from any recognized university with a minimum of 50% in aggregate.
Rs.2.75 Lakhs


Admission Process Of GITAM School of Architecture:

The admission process of the GITAM School of Architecture takes place via online mode. Interested candidates need to visit the official website of GITAM Visakhapatnam, @www.vspgsa.gitam.edu to get themselves registered and can make the payment for the application fee. 

For GSA BArch admission the merit list will be prepared on the basis of the JEE Main Paper-II/ NATA score obtained by the candidates

For M.Arch, candidates are shortlisted on the basis of the score obtained in GITAM Admission Test PGT (GAT PGT).

Fee Structure Of GITAM School of Architecture:

Course Name Duration Total Tuition Fees
Bachelor of Architecture
[ B.Arch ]
5 years (full time) Rs. 2.84 Lakhs
Master of Architecture
[ M.Arch ]
2 years (full time) Rs. 4.40 Lakhs


Why You Should Join the GITAM School of Architecture?

  • A well-developed Campus: GITAM projects a wide range of contemporary infrastructure with all kind of facilities there like Library, Spacious Design Studios, good Lecture Halls, State Of The Art Climatology Lab, Model Making Lab With all the Support Equipment, Exhibition Hall To Display Students’ Work, Seminar Hall And Workshops As well.
  • Well-Equipped Computer Lab: The Computer Laboratories of GITAM are highly equipped With 40 High-End Workstations along with 24 X 7 internet Connections.
  • Library: GITAM School Of Architecture offers an Air Conditioned Central Library With All the new age Facilities Like Digital Library, E-Learning Center, And The Internet. The Library Has an impressive Collection Of 11.60 Lakhs of Books, journals, and Periodicals.
  • Hostel Facilities: GITAM School Of Architecture offers hostel facilities for Both Girls And Boys With All The Necessary Facilities, an Eco-Friendly Environment, Indoor Gaming Facilities, 24x7 power supply, and proper security.
  • Banking facility: On the campus of GITAM, there are two nationalized banks, Indian Bank and Union Bank of India. There are also 2 ATM of Union Bank of India and 1 ATM of Indian Bank in the campus area.

Facts & Figures:-

Founded in the year of 1980
President M.V.V.S.Murthi
Affiliation UGC, NAAC
Affiliated By GITAM University
Approved AICTE
Computer Lab total capacity 40 systems
Grade NAAC “A”
Library capacity 11.60 lakhs books
Canteen capacity 7 food courts
Boys Hostel Capacity 3300
Girls Hostel capacity 2000


Placements Records and Companies hired at GITAM:

Placement Services:- 

Placement cell helps students to get the best job in this architectural industry. It aims to develop the personality of students by providing them proper training and also exposing them to various technical as well as non-technical activities within and outside the campus

The hiring records across B. Tech & M.Tech programs are as follows:

Number of companies that hired 60
Highest salary offered Rs 20 Lakhs per annum
Lowest Salary offered Rs 3.5 lakhs annum
Total no. of students placed in B.Tech programs 1596
Total no. of students placed in M.Tech programs 259


Top Recruiting Companies:- 

  • Deloitte
  • Infosys
  • Wipro
  • L&T
  • Syntel
  • iGate
  • Unisys
  • JustDial
  • Accenture
  • TATA
  • Amazon
  • Google
  • HCL
  • Capgemini
  • IBM
  • Samsung
  • Maruti Suzuki


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