GITAM School of International Business

GITAM (Deemed to be University), Visakhapatnam

GITAM School of International Business (GSIB) (formerly known as GITAM Institute of Foreign Trade) is established in 1997 acclaimed as one of the top-ranking B-Schools for International Business in the country. GSIB is a part of 100 acre lush green campus of GITAM Deemed to be University (u/s 3 of the UGC Act, 1956), Visakhapatnam. GITAM School of International Business is member of Association to Advance Collegiate Schools of Business (AACSB) International, US GSIB is networked with Professional Organization, Industry, and other Business schools to advance its interests.

Gandhi Institute of Technology and Management, popularly known as GITAM, was founded in 1980 by an inspired group of eminent intellectuals and industrialists of Andhra Pradesh led by Late Dr.M.V.V.S.Murthi, former Member of Parliament and popular philanthropist.

GITAM was declared as a deemed to be University (U/S 3 of the UGC Act 1956) in 2007.GITAM Deemed to be University is accredited with A+ Grade by National Assessment and Accreditation Council (NAAC), MHRD, New Delhi and the Ministry of Human Resource Development, Govt. of India Ranked GITAM as ‘A’ Category University among the universities of its kind.

University Grants Commission (UGC), MHRD, New Delhi granted independent recognition to GITAM School of International Business under GITAM ambit, and all the programmes offered by the School have the approval of UGC.

GITAM established in the act of Parliament U/S 3 of the UGC Act 1956; accredited with A+ Grade by National Assessment and Accreditation Council (NAAC) MHRD, New Delhi and recognized and ranked as ‘A’ Category University among the universities of its kind by the Ministry of Human Resource Development, Govt. of India is entitled to offer an MBA Programme, and award MBA Degree. Other Institutes approved by AICTE can only offer a Diploma program, and award a PGDM.

         As far as placement is concerned, it depends on the value the student creates for himself during the two year programme, the faculty, and brand value of the institute. The value of the programme depends upon how relevant it is as per the needs of the industry and demand for it, and the scholarship shown in the design and delivery of the programme.

MBA (IB) is an MBA “Plus”. It is a Programme which prepares the future Management Professional with a global mind-set to effectively operate in an International Business arena. Curriculum-wise it includes a minimum of 12 to 15 unique courses focused on International Business. Today, when we are working in a global village, it is imperative that Management Professionals should have a globally integrated mind-set to operate. It is the mind-set that is cultivated in the MBA Programmes in GSIB.

GITAM School of International Business has evolved differently from other Institutions in GITAM over a period of time. GSIB has started as an autonomous Institution operating at the national level in the year 1997 as GITAM Institute of Foreign Trade (GIFT). Subsequently it is rechristened as “GITAM School of International Business”(GSIB) when GITAM is declared as deemed University.

GITAM School of International Business and its Programmes have the approval of a Joint Committee of UGC and AICTE. GSIB is an autonomous School of Excellence in GITAM. It is the 2nd best School in India offering Programmes in International Business. The Programmes are innovatively designed and offered by faculty drawn from in-house, industry and other B-Schools from India and Abroad. The School attracts students from nearly 20-22 states and the academic ambiance in the School is multi-cultural and one of the excellent B-Schools to pursue MBA Program in International Business. Over a period of twenty one years, the School has demonstrated its academic leadership in International Business and is known for the same throughout India and outside India.

Historically, each batch consists of students from around 20-22 states in India representing almost all geographic regions, comprising diverse scholastic backgrounds such as engineering, agriculture, commerce, arts, pharmacy, and computer science.

The applicants are shortlisted on the basis of their best test score (CAT/XAT/ MAT/CMAT/NMATGMAT/GET) for Group Discussion (GD) & Personal Interview (PI).

The final merit list of the applicants is done on the basis of the aggregate of their scoring in the test (CAT/XAT/ MAT/CMAT/NMAT/GMAT/GET) and GD&PI.

The admission process is completed with the verification of relevant certificates and will be declared to be finally admitted. The regular class work commences the following day after the registration.

Yes. They may apply with any of the test scores mentioned above and would have to pass through the admission procedure. For NRI & Foreign Nationals the application fee will be US $30.



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 One can get the admission information brochure on GSIB website or click the link

 Application can be submitted by following the link

Application can also be obtained from the GSIB, Visakhapatnam and the filled application can be submitted in the office manually.

The application fee Rs. 1500/- for the candidates who applying through GET test.

The application fee Rs.1000/- for the candidates who applying through tests other than GET.

 Chairperson - Admissions , GITAM School of International Business , GITAM, Gandhi Nagar Campus, Rushikonda, Visakhapatnam - 530045. Ph: 0891-2840400 / 2840413, Fax: 0891-2790036.

For all admission related queries:

 The application format is designed in self-explanatory mode for easy filling up. The following are the required enclosures to be submitted along with filled in application OR submit through online.

a) Photocopy of 10th Class Pass and Mark Sheet (as a proof for Date of Birth)

b) Photocopy of 12 / Intermediate Pass and Mark Sheet

c) Photocopies of Degree Marks Sheet, and provisional certificate (as a proof for Second Class or Equivalent grade)

d) Photocopy/ies of valid CAT/XAT/MAT/C-MAT/NMAT/GMAT/GET Admit Cards/Score Cards.

e) DD/cash/NEFT for Rs.1500/- (in case of applying through GET Test) or DD/cash/NEFT for Rs.1000/- (In case of applying through other test scores)

Please do not enclose any original certificates with application. The incomplete applications and applications without all the necessary enclosures will be automatically rejected without refund of fee.

 Yes. Each applicant will receive an acknowledgement with a REGISTRATION NUMBER, which is to be referred to in all future correspondence.

  The fee includes tuition fee, special fee, course materials, cases, wi-fi internet service, participation in management professional development programme, campus to corporate training programme and SAP training Programme and Seminars, workshops and School festivals.

 Yes. One can obtain education loan from any of the public or private commercial banks for the Programme. GSIB assists with a recommendatory letter and the estimated cost of the Programme to obtain the loan. Students seeking admission at GSIB are favorably considered by a number of banks as the Programmes of GSIB are recognized by a joint committee of AICTE and UGC.

 Yes, GSIB provides a/c and Non a/c hostel accommodation within the GITAM Campus. However, expenses for mess, maintenance & other overheads will have to be borne by the students. These expenses are in addition to the Programme fee.

 GSIB has been placing 100% of the eligible students since 2004. In the year 2016, the max. CTC was Rs.11.45 lakhs, and the average CTC was Rs.7.20 lakhs.Placement details of 2016-18 batch.

Highest CTC offered was INR 10 Lakhs Per Annum. Average CTC offered was INR 6.50 Lakhs Per Annum. Minimum CTC offered was 3.6 Lakhs Per Annum. 93% of eligible candidates of outgoing batch (2016-18) are placed. For more detailed account of the placement scenario, in terms of sectors, profiles, geographic spread etc., please visit our website’s home page and reach Placements. Placement however, depends on the innate abilities of students and their performance in the Programme to bag the best offer.