GITAM University Distance Education MBA

About GITAM University

GITAM University Distance Education MBA

Commonly known as GITAM (formerly GITAM University), now Gandhi Institute of Technology and Management. The university was established in the year 1980 together by the leading industrialists and intellectuals of Andhra Pradesh.

The university has its campuses in Visakhapatnam, Hyderabad and Bangalore in India.​

The university aims at providing comprehensive and futuristic education to students from India as well as abroad in various managerial technological fields. Global standards of teaching, including regular research and consultancy are practised here, that encourage students to share their creativity and knowledge with the world.

A lot of students from the University are now well-known in prestigious organisations like Stanford University, IITs, IIMs, Union Public Services and more. The GITAM University offers special amenities to students like campus wifi, bus service, dining, student clubs, student housing, annual fests, auditoriums, athletics, Gandhi museum and more.

GITAM University - Centre for Distance Learning (CDL)

The Centre for Distance Learning of GITAM University has been recognized by the Distance Education Bureau (DEB), New Delhi. The objective of GITAM University CDL is to provide quality and higher education to students from distance, who otherwise fail to seek regular learning. It is an innovative way that facilitate teaching various programmes at an affordable cost.

A wide variety of programmes are offered, from conventional to innovative - undergraduate, postgraduate and diploma. The programmes offered here focus on providing helpful skills and training to the students for:

    • Improving skills

    • Self-enrichment

    • Certification

    • Professional qualification

    • Profession skill development at work

    • Diversified knowledge

MBA Distance Education

GITAM University distance education MBA offers two specializations - one is General MBA and the other one is MBA HRM. It is a two-year programme comprising of four semesters. The medium of education only English.

When candidates complete their first year of this programme, you’ll be awarded Post Graduate Diploma in Management (PGDM). And when you complete two years, you’ll be awarded MBA.

Eligibility Criteria

​Following is the eligibility criteria for admission into GITAM University distance education MBA:

    • A bachelor degree of GITAM University or any other equally recognized university, except BFA or BOL. If the candidate has a degree in B.Tech./B.Pharm./Medicine/Law/BE/CA/ACS/ICWA/AIETE/AMIE etc. will also be considered eligible.

    • Candidate is required to take the GAT examination by GITAM University and obtain some rank. A candidate’s admission will be considered only if he/she appears for GAT.

Fee Structure

GITAM University distance education MBA fee structure is as follows​

Programme 1st Semester 2nd Semester 3rd Semester 4th Semester Total
MBA General 12,000 12,000 12,000 12,000 48,000
MBA HRM 12,000 12,000 12,000 12,000 48,000

Registration and admission fee of Rs. 300 (additional) is to be paid along with the 1st year fee.

If the candidate is from any other university than GITAM University, he/she is required to pay a recognition fee of Rs. 500 (additional) with the 1st year fee (only if he passes the exam).

Examination fee of Rs. 1,200 is also payable, and Rs. 200 is payable towards Prospectus and Application Cost.

Admission Procedure​

The candidates can apply for GITAM University distance MBA online.

Please keep the following documents documents handy before filling your application form:

    • Photostated copy of the qualifying exam degree/certificate

    • Three coloured passport size photographs (recent)

    • Fee payment online through Debit Card/Credit Card/Net Banking/ Indian Bank Challan/ Demand Draft towards CDL-GITAM at Visakhapatnam

Here’s the total fee the candidate would have to pay:

Programme Tuition Fee Prospectus & Application Cost Registration Fee Recognition Fee Exam Fee Total Fee
MBA (Gen) 12,000 200 300 500 1,200 14,200
MBA (HRM) 12,000 200 300 500 1,200 14,200
    • Please provide your name, programme applied for and application number on the back side of the Demand Draft.

    • Photostated copy of Birth Certificate

    • Scanned photograph of yourself (JPG/JPEG) not more than 130X170 mm in size

    • Photostated copy of Aadhaar Card

You must fill the online application form and then take it’s print out. After that, attach all the above mentioned documents to it and send at the following address -


III Floor, Balaji Metro Plaza, Dondaparthi Main Road, Visakhapatnam - 530016

Awards and Recognitions

    • Recognized as Category I Deemed to be University by UGC-MHRD

    • Received NAAC A+ Grade in the year 2017 for remarkable achievement for a multi-disciplinary institution

    • Granted 12 (B) status by University Grants Commission (UGC)

    • Ranked 1001+ in Times Higher Education World University Rankings - 2018

    • Selected for Technical Education Quality Improvement Programme - II (TEQIP-II)

    • Accredited A Grade by Tata Consultancy Services (TCS)

    • Ranked 85th in NIRF - 2018 University Rankings

    • Awarded for the Best Embedded Program in India by CIMA (Chartered Institute of Management Accountants)

    • The B.Com. (Hons) Program of the GITAM University got accredited by ACCA (The Association of Chartered Certified Accountants)

    • Acquired 45th Rank in the year 2017 amongst GreenMetric World University Rankings

Contact Details

GITAM University​

​Centre for Distance Learning

Gandhi Nagar, Rushikonda


Andhra Pradesh

Phone number: 0891-2866455, 2866466, 2797499, 2796499

Mobile number: 8179681900



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