GITAM University Distance Education Admissions 2023, Fee Structure, Eligibility

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GITAM University Distance Education

Gandhi Institute of Technology and Management, also known as GITAM is a deemed university established in 2007.  It has 3 campuses, in main campus in Vishakapatnam and other two in Hyderabad and Bangalore. The university offers 109 programs at undergraduate, postgraduate and doctorate levels in Technology, Pharmacy, Science, Management, International business, Architecture and Law.

The Council for Distance Learning (CDL) at Gitam University was established in 2010-11, to offer affordable, quality education to a wide range of students across the country. The CDL is approved by the UGC-DEC, and caters to almost 15,000-19,000 students every year in various undergraduate and postgraduate courses.

GITAM Distance Education Admission 2019

Admission to Gitam University Distance and Open Degree Program happens in 2 cycle – calendar and academic. Calendar cycle starts in January and academic cycle starts in June.

STEP 1 – Application form and Prospectus

The candidate first needs to obtain the prospectus and application form from the website, university office or any of the study centres.

Application can be obtained by submitting DD for Rs. 200 in person. To make a request for application by post, send a DD for Rs.250. DD should be drawn in favour of ‘CDL-GITAM University’ payable at Visakhapatnam.

The application is also available online on university website on Print this form and submit it at the study center.

STEP 2 – Application Submission with Documents

The application needs to be filled out, submitted along with a demand draft for the application fee and the required documents to one of the main centers by post or in person. Admission to all programmes is subject to clearing the GITAM Admission Test (GAT) and securing a rank.

Required documents

Self-attested photocopies of the documents below are to be sent along with the application –

  1. Three passport-sized photograph – One affixed, others enclosed (130x120mm scanned photograph in case of online form)
  2. Photocopy of Mark sheet of 10th / 12th or equivalent
  3. Photocopy of Degree or provisional certificate of qualifying examination(for PG courses)
  4. Demand Draft in favour of CDL-GITAM University, payable at Visakhapatnam with name and course written at the back of the draft
  5. Photocopy of Community/ caste certificate
  6. Photocopy of Date of Birth proof
  7. Photocopy of Aadhaar card

STEP 3 – Application Fee Payment

The application fee consists of Tuition fee for one year, Application and prospectus cost – Rs.200, Registration fee – Rs.300, and Recognition fee – Rs.500, if applicable.
Applicants from Karnataka have to pay a special fee. Please contact 08041144727 / 9900065995 for more details.

Mode of Payment: The application fee can be paid to the university by the following methods –

  1. Demand Draft issued in favour of ‘CDL-GITAM University’ payable at Visakhapatnam.
  2. SBI Collect online fee payment. Please check the website for payment link.
  3. Online Payment on university website –

 Address for Correspondence: Please contact the student helpline (see below) or for the address for sending the filled in application along with the required documents. Currently, the address is ‘Centre for Distance Learning, 3rd Floor, Balaji Metro Plaza, Dondaparthi Main Road, Visakhapatnam – 530016’

GITAM University Distance Education Fee Structure 

Courses Fee
MCA 45,000
M.Com 6,000
M.A(Economics/English) 5,400
M.Sc(Biotechnology) 30,000
BA 5,200
B.Com 6,500
Diploma 2,500
PG Diploma in Communication Skills 2,500
MBA General 48,000
MBA HRM 48,000

Additional Charges

  • Registration fee of Rs.300/- to be paid along with the first year fee towards registration and admission process charges
  • If a student has passed the qualifying exam from another university s/he has to pay Rs.500 for recognition fee.
  • Examination fee has to be paid with tuition fee. The charges for BA / B.Com / Diploma / PG Diploma are Rs.550, for MCA / M.Com / M.Sc / MA Rs. 750 and for MBA Rs.1200.

A detailed fee structure for specific courses can be found here:

 Scholarships by GITAM University Distance Education

There are no scholarships available at the moment for students belonging to reserved categories or having special needs. Please contact the admissions office for queries.

Eligibility Criteria for GITAM University Distance Education

Age and Reservation Criteria: There is no upper age limit for admission to any of the programmes. Also, there is no reservation of seats or relazation of criteria for candidates from SC/ST/OBC categories. Please contact the admissions office for specific inquiries.

Minimum Eligibility: Please consult the table below for eligibility criteria –

Course Criteria
DESM/ PGDCS Any Bachelor’s degree from a recognized university
DCE/ DCA Passed 10+2 or equivalent by Andhra Pradesh Board or any other recognized Board of Education OR Pass in BA/B.Com entrance exam in GAT conducted by Gitam University
BA/ B.Com (i)Passed 10+2 or equivalent by Andhra Pradesh Board or any other recognized Board of Education OR completed 18 years of age, as on July (for candidates without formal education)

(ii)Passed the GAT examination conducted by Gitam University with a valid rank

M.Sc – Biotechnology Passed B.Sc or equivalent from a recognized university with any of the two subjects listed here
MA (i)Any Bachelor’s degree, except BFA and BOL from a recognized university

(ii)Passed the GAT examination conducted by Gitam University with a valid rank

M.Com (i)Any Bachelor’s degree from a recognized university OR Professional degree, such as, CA/ ICWA/ ACS/ AMIE/ AIETE,etc.

(ii)Passed the GAT examination conducted by Gitam University with a valid rank

MCA (i)Any Bachelor’s degree, except BFA and BOL from a recognized university OR Professional degree, such as, B.Tech/ BE/ B.Pharma/ Medicine/ Law/ CA/ ICWA/ ACS/ AMIE/ AIETE, etc.

(ii)Mathematics at 10+2 or equivalent

(iii)Passed the GAT examination conducted by Gitam University with a valid rank

MBA (i)Any Bachelor’s degree, except BFA and BOL from a recognized university OR Professional degree, such as, B.Tech/ BE/ B.Pharma/ Medicine/ Law/ CA/ ICWA/ ACS/ AMIE/ AIETE,etc.

(ii) Passed the GAT examination conducted by Gitam University with a valid rank

GITAM Distance Education Courses Offered

15 distance education courses, both UG and PG are offered by Gitam University, which are as follows –

  1. BA – History/ Public Administration/ Sociology
  2. BA – Politics/ Public Administration/ Sociology
  3. BA – History/ Economics/ Psychology
  4. BCom
  5. MSc – Biotechnology
  6. MA – English/ Economics
  7. MCom
  8. MCA
  9. MBA – General/ HRM
  10. Diploma – Environmental &Sustainable Management/ Communicative English/ Computer Applications
  11. PG Diploma – Communication Skills

Course-wise programme structure is given here

 Gitam Distance Education Approval

All programmes under the Council of Distance Learning have been approved by the joint commission of UGC-AICTE-DEC and recognized by the Distance Education Bureau(DEB), New Delhi. Gitam University is an ‘A Grade’ accredited institution by the NAAC. UGC has given ’12-B status’ to the university. The university was termed as category ‘I’ deemed University by  Ministry of Human Resource Development, Govt. of India.

 Gitam University Ranking

Gitam University, Visakhapatnam was ranked 20th among all universities in India by careers360 in 2015.

It was ranked 40th among top universities in 2017 by University ranking site uniRank.

Important Dates

Last date to apply for Gitam University Distance Education admission is 31-Aug-2019.

Particulars Academic (June) Batch Calendar (January) Batch
Download / Sale of Applications 12-Jun-2019 Jan-2020
Last date for submission of application 31-Aug-2019 28-Feb-2020
Dispatch of study material June, July, August – 2019 Jan, Feb 2020

The university conducts two batches every year –

  • Academic Year Batch : July of the year to June of next year
  • Calendar Year Batch : January to December of the year

 Contact Details

Address: The Director, Centre for Distance Learning Gandhi Nagar, Rushikonda Visakhapatnam-530045, Andhra Pradesh

Phone: +91 8179681899, +91 8179681896 (Admissions), +91 8179681800 (Study Material Enquiry), +91 8179681880 (Examinations), +91 8179681900 (Student Helpline), +91 8179681894 (Admissions Enquiry)

Email: (General) (Director) (Joint Director) (Admissions) (Finance) (Examinations) (Student Helpline) (Admissions Enquiry) (Study Material Enquiry)



Gitam University conducts placement sessions for students pursuing courses via distance education through its placement cell at the main campus. For more details, please contact your nearest study center.

Gitam Distance Education Study Centers

Courses under the distance learning mode are done primarily through written correspondence, study materials and video lesions through its student portal. Departments also hold a number of peer discussion sessions in the main centres. Gitam University has three main study centres across the country in –

  1. Vizag – Centre for Distance Learning, GITAM, Gandhi Nagar, Rushikonda, Visakhapatnam – 530045
  2. Hyderabad, GITAM main campus
  3. Bengaluru

GITAM University Distance MBA Course

The Distance MBA course offered by GITAM University is of two years and is conducted in English. The candidate is awarded PG Diploma in Management after successful completion of 2 semesters and MBA after completing the entire course.

Eligibility for Gitam University Distance MBA

  • Any Bachelor’s degree, except BFA and BOL from a recognized university
  • Professional degree, such as, BTech/ BE/ BPharm/ Medicine/ Law/ CA/ ICWA/ ACS/ AMIE/ AIETE,etc, are eligible. Additionally, candidates have to successfully appear for the GAT examination conducted by Gitam University with a valid rank.

Distance MBA Application Procedure

All applications to the MBA programme must be made online on the official website or offline to any of the study centres across the state. The application must be submitted along with the required documents and the processing fee of Rs.300 for admission. Candidates will be requested to appear for the GAT examination, and those who successfully clear the test will be offered admission on the basis of degree qualifications and GAT rank.

GITAM University Distance MBA Fee Structure

The total course fees for both general and HRM MBA is Rs.48,000, payable in equal installments of Rs.12000 at the beginning of every semester. The candidate will also have to pay a recognition fee of Rs.500 (in case one’s university is other than Gitam), total examination fee of Rs.1200 and grade certificate fee of Rs.200.

Distance Education Specializations Offered by GITAM University

There are only two specializations in MBA – General and Human Resource Management. However, the candidate is free to choose from any of the electives below for the General MBA only in the third and fourth semesters –

  1. Financial Management
  2. Systems Management
  3. Hospital Management
  4. Operations Management
  5. Marketing Management


There are 21 courses, with a total of 124 credits. Out of these, 15 subjects are compulsory, including a viva and project work. The remaining 6 courses are divided equally between two electives, one each at the beginning of the third and fourth semester.

First year courses include

Second year courses include

  • Strategic Management
  • Entrepreneurship
  • Small Industry
  • Research Methodology
  • Business Analytics

The course outline can be found here  (MBA – General) (MBA – HRM)

 Updated On – 19-Nov-2019

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