Gitam varsity invites applications for engg, pharma courses

Offering special scholarships for toppers in board examinations and in the entrance test, Gitam University has invited applications for admissions to engineering, pharmacy and architecture courses for the academic year 2015-16.

Admissions for undergraduate and postgraduate courses will be done based on an online entrance test - Gitam Admission Test 2015 (GAT 2015). The applications are available on website www.gitam.edu.

The last date for sending filled-in applications for the test is March 31, 2015. The online tests will be held from April 20 to May 10. The test results will be announced on May 16, 2015.

Speaking to mediapersons here on Thursday, university Vice Chancellor Prof G Subrahmanyam said the tests will be conducted at 38 different centres across the country. In Karnataka, the online test will be conducted at centres on Gitam Bengaluru campus, Bengaluru City, Ballari, Huballi, Mysuru and Mangaluru.

In the Bengaluru campus, 25 per cent of the total seats are reserved for students from Karnataka, the VC said. The university offers eight branches of engineering at its branch in the City. Applications for GAT are available at Rs 1,000 for male applicants and at Rs 600 for female applicants.

According to Subrahmanyam, the university will also offer several scholarships for meritorious students. If a candidate secures a position within the top 10 ranks in the admission test, the tuition fee for the course will be completely waived. In addition, for rank holders (from 11 to 100), 50 per cent of the tuition fee will be waived, he said.

The university will also offer scholarships to students whose family income is Rs 2 lakh or less per annum. Monthly scholarships of Rs 2,000 will be given to five per cent of the students in each department depending on the student’s merit and the income of his/her parent.

Merit scholarships of Rs 8,000 will be given to three GATE-qualified students of M Tech in every programme of study. Stipends and teaching assistanceships are also being given to M Tech and M Pharmacy students – Rs 5,000 per month to three students in every programme.

Students who have topped the state and central board exams (first rank holders) in Plus 2 courses will be given direct admission without having to appear for GAT, the VC said.

Director (Admissions) K Narendra said the eligibility for admission is a minimum of 60 per cent marks in the Plus 2 level examinations. As for admissions to the architecture course, students will have to appear for either NATA or JEE in addition to GAT.

The university is also registered under Comed-K. Hence, even if a candidate misses out on GAT, they will be offered admission based on the Comed-K ranking.
The Karnataka CET ranking, too, will be considered, but the university will not be a part of the CET counselling, Narendra said.

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