GITAM School of International Business was formerly known as GITAM Institute of Foreign Trade (GIFT). GIFT was established in the year 1997. Subsequently, when GITAM was declared as a deemed to be University under Section 3 of the UGC Act, 1956, GIFT was brought within the ambit of GITAM and declared as an autonomous School of Excellence in International Business in recognition of its academic leadership in International Business in the country. University Grants Commission (UGC), MHRD, New Delhi has granted independent recognition to GITAM School of International Business under GITAM ambit, vide its letter No.: F. No. 6-23/96 (CPP-I) and all the programmes offered by the School have the approval of UGC. GITAM has been accredited with an “A+” Grade by National Assessment and Accreditation Council (NAAC), MHRD, New Delhi.