GITAM University, Visakhapatnam Campus was established in the year 1980 in the city of Visakhapatnam, Andhra Pradesh. It was formerly known as GITAM College. The university was initially affiliated to Andhra University and was conferred the status of deemed university in 2007. It was the first private engineering institute in Andhra Pradesh to receive university status. The university offers 109 programs at undergraduate, postgraduate and Doctoral levels in Technology, Pharmacy, Science, Management, International Business, Architecture and Law. GITAM has a 100-acre campus in Rushikonda. The campus consists of three main food canteens, a few fast food outlets, a multi-purpose outdoor ground, indoor facilities for badminton and table tennis, tennis courts, and gym.