MVVS Murthy Provokes AU Faculty, Students

A silly and avoidable remark on Andhra University by MLC and owner of Gitam University MVVS, generally considered a gentleman, has sparked controversy ahead of Mahanadu.

Visakhapatnam:  A careless remark made by the senior Telugu Desam leader and MLC Mr. MVSS Murthi on the Andhra University on Thursday sparked off controversy, pushing TDP into trouble just ahead of party’s three-day Mahanadu, slated to be held from May 27. Deeply upset by the comments, the students, teaching and non-teaching staff of the University sought an apology from him.

The MLC remarked that there was nothing wrong with their decision to hold their plenary on AU grounds when the institute turned into a devils’ home with buildings lying derelict, adding that they were cleaning them to give a fresh look to the buildings.  His remarks came as a response to the criticism that the party was going against the GO which prohibited political and religious meetings on the premises of educational institutions. He was speaking to media after visiting the AU Engineering College grounds.

The Minister for Human Resources, Ganta Srinivasa Rao had to condemn the ‘reported remarks’ to take the heat out of the controversy. “Being a gentleman in the city, he should not have made such comments damaging the reputation of a prestigious institute,” he said.

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Major research project for Gitam

Hyderabad: Science & Engineering Research Board (SERB), under the Department of Science & Technology (DST) has sanctioned a major research project to Dr  Padala Missak Swarup Raju and Dr Rakesh Kumar Rajaboina, Assistant Professors in Physics Department, School of Technology (GST), Gitam University. The project, “Fabrication and Study of Superconducting Nanorods,” is of three-year duration.

The Principal Investigator (PI) needs a Project Fellow, with a Master’s degree in Physics. For details, candidates can contact 08455-221327/25 or send an email to

Gitam-Hyderabad Pro-Vice Chancellor Prof N. Siva Prasad, School of Technology Principal Prof. Ch. Sanjay, School of Science Principal Prof. G.A. Rama Rao, Resident Director DVVSR Varma, Physics HoD Dr R. Balaji Rao and UGC affairs coordinator Dr I.V. Subba Reddy have congratulated Dr Rakesh and Dr Swarup Raj. -NSS

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Gitam admissions open

Hyderabad: Gitam University, Hyderabad, has announced admissions for B.Tech and M.Tech courses for the academic year 2017-18 at its campus in Rudraram. 

Applications are invited for eight B.Tech (Aerospace, Civil, CSE, ECE, EEE, EIE, IT & Mechanical Engineering) and five M.Tech (CAD & Manufacturing Engineering, Computer Science and Technology, Data Sciences, Power Systems and Automation and VLSI Design) Programmes. Application form with instructions can be downloaded and can be submitted online at or obtained from the Admissions Office at Rudraram, Patancheru Mandal, Sangareddy District, Telangana – 502 329. Applications are available throughout India at selected branches of Union Bank of India, Indian Bank and Karur Vysya Bank.

GAT-2017 online test

Gitam Admission Test (GAT) is a computer based online test conducted for admission to UG and PG programmes in engineering. A candidate can choose convenient test centre and date. The score would be known immediately after completing the test. Students can write the online admission test at Gitam University, Hyderabad Campus, Saifabad, Nagole, Karimnagar, Khammam, Nizamabad and Warangal centers in Telangana State and also other 37 centres located across other cities in India. Last date for receipt of filled-in-applications is March 31, 2017. Online Tests at different centres will be conducted from April 16-30, 2017. Test results (Ranks) will be announced on May 5, 2017. 


Fee waiver of 100% to top 10 rankers and 50% to top 11-100 rankers of GAT-2017 is available. Merit –cum-Means Scholarships for B.Tech students, Teaching Assistantship and Scholarship to GATE qualified students for M.Tech programmes are also available. The student should pass Intermediate or 10+2 examination with a minimum of 60% aggregate marks in Maths, Physics & Chemistry and First Class from a recognized Central / State Board and Rank obtained in GAT-2017. 

For details, contact 08455-221266/204 or 9542424256/66 and IVRS 0891-2866444.



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