"GITAM Foundation Award" is instituted with a benevolent donation by Dr. M.V.V.S. Murthi, with a corpus of 30 million. As per the desire of the donor, a part of the interest earned is presented as ‘GITAM Foundation Award’ on GITAM Foundation Day every year to an eminent person in recognition of the exemplary services rendered by him / her in the chosen field for the benefit of the society at large.
GITAM Foundation Award is aimed at recognizing personalities for their outstanding contributions to any of the fields of Education, Economics, Science, Literature, Fine Arts, Public Service, etc. An eminent personality is chosen and the contributions are made known to the larger public by way of a public lecture. The GITAM Foundation Award consisting of a plaque and a cheque for 1 million is presented to the eminent personality in recognition of the services to humanity on that day.
Dr. Takaaki Kajita is a world renowned Japanese physicist, working on Cosmic Ray Physics, won the 2015 Nobel Prize in Physics for his revolutionary neutrino experiments at the Kamiokande and Super-Kamiokande detectors in the Kamioka mines of Japan.
Prof. C.N.R. Rao is a world renowned scientist in Solid State Chemistry and Materials Science. He has published 1630 research papers and either authored or edited 50 books and received honorary doctorates from 60 universities. He was honoured with the highest civilian award “Bharat Ratna” in 2014.
Dr. A. Sivathanu Pillai is a distinguished missile technologist of world repute and pride of India. Dr. Pillai’s outstanding leadership qualities made India proud to possess the most potent missile BRAHMOS which is now inducted in the Indian Armed Forces. He was awarded “Padma Shri” by the Govt. of India in 2002.
Dr. C.Rangarajan is an accomplished economist, Former Governor of RBI, Governor of Andhra Pradesh and Chairman of the Economic Advisory Council to the Former Prime Minister of India. He was awarded “Padma Vibhushan” by the Govt. of India in 2002.
Dr. V.R.Panchamukhi is an accomplished scholar in Sanskrit and a renowned economist. He made path-breaking and seminal contributions to the field of Economics as well as promotion of Sanskrit and Indology.
Dr. M.S.Swaminathan is known as the "Father of Green Revolution in India". He was awarded “Padma Bhushan” in the year 1972 and “Padma Vibhushan” in 1989 by the Govt. of India.
Justice B.Sudershan Reddy, former Judge, Supreme Court of India, is well-known for several landmark judgments of national importance.
Dr. Sanjaya Baru, former Media Advisor to the Prime Minister of India and Editor, Business Standard, is one of India’s most respected and influential commentators on political and economic issues.
Dr. P. M. S. Prasad is the whole-time Director of Reliance Industries Limited (RIL) and recgonized world over as one of the finest professionals in the Energy Industry .
Sri P. K. Bishnoi is a Financial Wizard and former CMD, RINL, VSP. He was chief architect of turnaround of Visakhapatnam Steel Plant. He was awarded ‘Udyog Ratan’ by the Govt. of India.
Dr. Karan Singh, Member of Parliament (RS) and President, Indian Council for Cultural Relations is a renowned philanthropist and educationist. Held several positions including Union Cabinet Minister. He was awarded “Padma Vibhushan” by the Govt. of India in 2005.