Welcome to the GITAM Office of Foreign Student Affairs (GFSA)
GFSA is headed by a team of dedicated staff and supported by the advisory council. A group of faculty and administrators representing each of the University’s institutes plus other key academic units are functional under this office.
The office has the mandate in the following areas
The office primarily serves as:
The Office of International Partnerships and Agreements
The Office of International Student Admissions, which facilitates study abroad opportunities for students of GITAM as well as for incoming international students & faculty
The International Student Welfare Office both for outbound and inbound international students.
The International Alumni Affairs Office
In summary, this office provides the comprehensive and unified framework within which all work in the International arena can seamlessly be achieved.
Synchronize and provide direction
The Office is primarily responsible for providing direction, assistance and synchronizing all of the University’s international work with overseas Institutions and Governments. The key focus is to provide a centralized location for helping the faculty, staff and students the needed assistance as part of GITAM strategy on Internationalisation. Individual decentralized institutes and schools will still continue to pursue their individual interests although they will be required to coordinate their work through this central location.
The office will also help align international opportunities with each college’s curriculum enabling student mobility across institutions, enroll transnational students for both short and long term, facilitate institutional grants and contracts, and pursue value creating projects for the University in general.
Serve as a general resource center
It will serve as the primary liaison and resource center for the University’s vital international linkages, by supporting the development of all memorandum of agreements and partnerships with overseas universities, foreign governments and international organizations abroad. It will help promote the involvement of GITAM’s faculty members, staff and students in research projects, study abroad, intern abroad, and other educational experiences worldwide, and in general enrich GITAM engagement with global cultures by sharing our physical and intellectual resources with other societies across the world.
Ancillary student services
GFSA will also provide the necessary expertise in the advising of various aspects of settling in on campus and compliance with immigration requirements for all international students, international faculty and staff, and short-term exchange visitors. Similar assistance will be extended to GITAM students aspiring to travel overseas to facilitate a safe and pleasant experience.
Supportive cultural exchange
GFSA will make the stay of International students and faculty enjoyable and impactful with a number of activities organized to give the experience the true Indian culture and also support GITAM students to experience global diversity within the campus.