Thursday, February 28, 2008


(Estd. u/s 3 of the UGC Act 1956)
Gandhinagar Campus, Rushikonda,

GAT-2008 – GITAM UNIVERSITY ADMISSION TEST – 2008 is conducted through a Computer based Online Test for making admissions into B.Tech., BEM, BCA and integrated five year M.Sc. Degree Programmes of GITAM UNIVERSITY, Visakhapatnam for the academic year2008-09.

The University offers UG, PG, M.Phil. and Ph.D. Programmes in the disciplines of Engineering, Science and International Business.

GAT-2008 is conducted through computer based online test from 15th April to 14th May 2008 throughout the country for admission into the following programmes for 2008-09 :

1. Programmes offered:

i) B.Tech. – 4 Years

1. Biotechnology
2. Civil Engineering
3. Computer Science & Engineering
4. Electrical & Electronics Engineering
5. Electronics & Communication
6. Electronics & Instrumentation Engg.
7. Information Technology
8. Mechanical Engineering
9. Mechanical Engineering
(Manufacturing and
Engineering Management)

ii) BCA (Bachelor of Computer Applications) – 3 Years

iii) BEM (Bachelor of Environmental Management) – 3 Years

iv) Integrated M.Sc. Degree programmes – 5 Years

1. Applied Mathematics 4. Chemistry
2. Biochemistry 5. Physics
3. Biotechnology 6. Microbiology

2. Eligibility:

For admission into all the above programmes, the candidates should have passed 10+2/12th examination from a recognized Central / State Board or its equivalent either in 2008 or 2007 subject to securing the following percentage of marks in specified subjects.

i) B.Tech. Programmes (other than Biotechnology) : A minimum of 60% marks in aggregate in Mathematics, Physics and Chemistry.
ii) B.Tech. in Biotechnology: A minimum of 60% marks in aggregate in Mathematics or Biology, Physics and Chemistry.
iii) BCA : A minimum of 50% marks in aggregate in Mathematics, Physics & Chemistry.
iv) BEM and 5 year integrated M.Sc. Programmes: A minimum of 50% marks in aggregate in Mathematics or Biology, Physics and Chemistry.

Students who are appearing for 10+2/12th examination in 2008 or who have passed 10+2/12th Examination in 2007 only are eligible to appear in the GAT-2008. Students who have passed 10+2/12th examination in 2006 or earlier are NOT eligible to appear in GAT-2008.

3. Details of GAT-2008:

Computer Based Online test means the candidate sits in front of a computer and the questions are presented on the computer monitor and the candidate submits the answers through the use of keyboard or mouse. Each computer is connected to a server, which prepares the questions set and delivers it to the candidate on the computer. This is unlike the traditional paper-pencil based test, which is generally offered on a single day to all candidates. GAT-2008 will be offered over a period of time and the candidate can choose the center, the day and time of his/her convenience to take the test, as described in the later sections.

GAT–2008 Test Format:

GAT–2008 will be of total 2 hour duration (without break). The test consists of three parts:
Part I : Mathematics / Biology
Part II : Physics
Part III : Chemistry

How to apply: for GAT-2008 :

Interested candidates should register their names for GAT–2008 by applying in the prescribed application form which can be obtained in one of the following modes :
i) Download the application form online at http:/ and take the print out. The filled in application form along with prescribed fees of Rs.1000/- (Rupees One thousand only) in case of male candidates and Rs.600/- (Rupees Six hundred only) in case of female candidates by way of Demand Draft payable at Visakhapatnam from any scheduled bank should be sent to Director–Admissions, GITAM UNIVERSITY, Visakhapatnam-530 045


ii) Obtain the application form from any one of the selected branches of Union Bank of India throughout India


(ii) Obtain the application form by post from the Director, Admissions GITAM UNIVERSITY, Visakhapatnam by sending a request on plain paper giving the candidate’s name and mailing address, accompanied by a crossed demand draft for Rs.1,100/- (Rupees One thousand one hundred only) in case of male candidates and Rs. 700/- (Rupees Seven hundred only) in case of female candidates. The application form will be sent by Speed Post / Registered Post.
Requests by post will be accepted only till 5th March, 2008. Demand Drafts should be drawn in favour of GITAM UNIVERSITY, payable at Visakhapatnam on any scheduled bank.

Special provision for Female candidates:
The GAT-2008 application fee for female candidates is Rs.600/- (Res.700/- by post) only insteadof Rs.1,000/- Rs.1100/- Further, the University will try its best to accommodate all female candidates at their first preference of test centers.

Procedure for applying for Admission:

In addition to applying for and appearing in GAT-2008, candidates have to also apply for admission to GITAM UNIVERSITY giving details of their 10+2/12th marks and preferences to different degree programmes offered along with D.D. for Rs.200/- drawn in favour of GITAM UNIVERSITY payable at Visakhapatnam. The prescribed application form(s) for admission will be available at the GITAM UNIVERSITY website ( by 30th April 2008. The application form can also be obtained by post from Director-Admissions by sending a D.D. for Rs.250/-.

Important dates and deadlines:
• Issue/downloading of application form - 15-01-2008
• Last date of receipt of applications - 15-03-2008
• Issue / downloading of Hall Tickets/
Admit Cards from - 25-03-2008
• Online Test - 15-04-2008 to 14-05-2008
• Announcement of Test results - 21-05-2008
• Issue of Application forms for Admission - 30-04-2008 to 30-06-2008
• Announcement of Merit List & Wait List on the website - 04-07-2008
Completed application forms for GAT-2008 and for admission should be sent by registered post/speed post or personally submitted in the office of the undersigned so as to reach him before the announced deadlines:

The Director – Admissions
Gandhi Nagar Campus, Rushikonda
Visakhapatnam 530 045 (Andhra Pradesh)

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