The origin of GITAM Institute of Management(GIM) dates back to 1988. The institute was then known as College of Management Studies(CMS) established under GITAM Society as private college affiliated to Andhra University with programs in Master of Business Administration(MBA) and Bachelor of Business Management(BBM). CMS was the first college in India to offer three year bachelor degree in Management. With determination to strive forward for holistic growth and imparting quality management education, today GIM grew from two programs, 90 students and 7 faculty members, to 800 students, 44 fulltime faculty and offering more than ten programs, diplomas and certificates. Beginning with an avowed commitment to quality management education, GIM evolved through pioneering, innovative and career-focused extra-curricular programs, that earned laurels at the forefront of professional management education and research. GIM is well-known for the scholarly contribution of its faculty, the caliber of its students, the consistent success of its alumni and the visibility and impact of its research. The commitment to become a global leader in management education is an integral part of GIM's vision.
There are seventeen academic blocks, six hostels, one spacious library building and two administrative blocks. All the academic departments possess fairly adequate space to accommodate the classrooms, laboratories, departmental library and other facilities. The laboratories are provided with sophisticated equipment, furniture and fixtures in accordance with good laboratory practices. The campus has good supply of potable water and 2012 KVA power supply generators.
GITAM has separate hostel facilities for boys and girls in both the campuses. All the rooms of the hostels are well equipped and provided with internet facility. Most modern and mechanized kitchens in hostels provide hygienic food and potable water. The hostels are also provided with recreation and indoor game facilities. KOKILA SADAN provides a secure and homely accommodation for more than 900 girls. Saddharma Sadan & Shanti Sadan provide accommodation for nearly 700 boys.