GITAM is one of the premier deemed to be universities in the country. Extremely bright and capable scholars have graduated from GITAM. The alumni of GITAM have reached positions of eminence in industry, business, public and private sector, academic and research institutions or emerged as successful entrepreneurs. Many of these GITAM alumni have distinguished themselves through their extraordinary achievements in their chosen professions and by their contributions to the society at large. In order to recognize and felicitate these inspiring achievers and contributors who have made their alma mater proud, GITAM has instituted the GITAM Distinguished Alumnus Award. The Distinguished Alumnus Award is the highest honor bestowed upon the alumni of GITAM who have achieved excellence in their chosen professions and made meaningful contributions to the community.
Any person who has received the degree through GITAM is eligible for the award. However, Alumni working as employees of GITAM shall not be eligible for the award during their service period in GITAM. Any person either alumnus or not can nominate candidate(s) for the award. Self nomination is not accepted.
Nominee for the Distinguished Alumnus Award should have made significant contributions to his/her chosen profession, which could be measured in terms of
- Recognitions received
- Awards/Honours conferred
- Business acumen and leadership
- Positions held
A committee shall be constituted by GITAM to review the nominations and recommend candidate(s) for the award.
The award is presented at the Annual Convocation held usually in the month of September every year.