FAQ’s

Is GD Goenka University a recognized University
Yes, it is a recognized university empowered to award its own degrees and diplomas. G D Goenka University has been established vide Haryana Act No. 10 (2010) of Government of Haryana and is approved by University Grants Commission (UGC).
Is GD Goenka University a Deemed University or a Private University?
GD Goenka University is a Private University established in consonance with section 2(f) of UGC Act through a legislation of the Haryana Government. The Deemed Universities are established by Ministry of HRD under Section 3 of the UGC Act.
Is GD Goenka University AICTE/ UGC approved?
G D Goenka University is approved under Section 2(f) of the UGC Act. Being a University, it does not require approval of AICTE.
Is the GD Goenka University degree recognized worldwide?
Like any other University of India, GD Goenka University and its degrees are recognized throughout the world.
Why should I Join GD Goenka University?
G.D.Goenka University (GDGU) has following distinct advantages:
  • GDGU has renowned academicians, researchers and professionals as faculty members.
  • Collaborations with top Universities/ institutions across the world wherein they engage with GDGU right from the stage of curriculum development, allow us to adopt their courses and teaching processes and extend it further through faculty training, faculty and students exchange and study abroad programs. Finally they authenticate it through certification. At present we have partnered with Politecnico Di Milano Italy, Le Cordon Bleu, Purdue University, Oklahoma State University, University of California Riverside USA, Chartered Institute of Logistics and Transport, London UK.
  • The University offers choice-based flexible credit system in an inter-disciplinary and trans-disciplinary environment.
  • GDGU has world class infrastructure and amenities that help students excel in education with quality of life.
  • The focus at GDGU is on employability. Each student is assessed and an individualized development plan is made for each student.
  • Partnerships with companies like KPMG, BSI, EMC2 etc. help in imparting our students practical training. They also get to work on live consultancy projects.
  • Emphasis is laid on character building and grooming students into responsible global citizens.
Where is GD Goenka University located?
The University is located on a beautiful 60-acre campus on the Delhi-Alwar Highway (South of Delhi) on Sohna Road, Gurgaon amidst Aravalli hills. The high-tech Millennium City, Gurgaon and the National Capital Region are in its close proximity.
What is the contact number of GD Goenka University?
You can contact us through our helpdesk number +91.124.3315999
Can I visit the University campus?
Yes, you can visit on all working days between 10.00 am and 5.00pm.
What are the Different Schools/ Programmes at GD Goenka University?
GDGU has following schools offering Undergraduate, Post Graduate and Doctoral Programmes:
  • School of Engineering
  • School of Management
  • School of Fashion & Design
  • School of Hospitality
  • School of Education
  • School of Law
  • School of Architecture & Planning
  • School of Communication
  • School of Humanities & Social Sciences
How is the faculty at GD Goenka University?
The faculty members at GD Goenka University are highly qualified (many with Ph.D as their highest degrees) and expert in their fields. Having studied at some of the finest institutions in India and abroad, the faculty members are committed to impart world class education in inter-disciplinary environment.
What is the faculty-student ratio?
The University's faculty student ratio of 1:11.
Who will be the Industry partners of GD Goenka University for the Traineeship Programme/ Placements?
G.D.Goenka University maintains regular and intensive interaction with the industry. The University has industry partnerships with companies like KPMG, BSI, EMC2 and others. Its Corporate Resource Centre (CRC) works closely with industry throughout the year in following areas:
  • Inviting senior executives to share practical experiences and insights.
  • Organizing regular industry visits by the students.
  • Getting membership of premier industry associations enhancing job prospects.
  • Offering opportunity to undertake specialized courses in emerging areas leading to value-added certifications.
  • Getting live ongoing projects and consultancy assignments for students.
  • Coordinating for summer projects and semester-long internships as required.
  • First batch of few programmes have just graduated and had 100% placement.
Our Proud Training/Placement Partners
Is there any internship provided by G D Goenka University? If yes, for how many months?
Some programs have summer internship of 2 months (8 weeks) and some have full semester internships of about 6 months.
Does the University offer Personality Development and grooming programmes to the students?
  • It is mandatory for each student to register for soft skills courses during the programme.
  • Intensive training through hi-tech language lab is provided in communication skills.
  • A compulsory inter-disciplinary project in each semester that has components on CSR and character-building are undertaken by students.
  • Individual student profiling with personal development plan is done.
  • Regular sports and extra-curricular activities, annual fests, student clubs& committees and mentor group activities help in development of overall personality of students.
How many centers/ campuses does G.D.Goenka University have?
G D Goenka University has its campus at G.D.Goenka Education City, Sohna Road, Gurgaon.
How can I get the GDGU Information Brochure and Application form?
GDGU Information brochure and application form can be obtained by following ways:
  • Download E-brochure & Form from the G.D.Goenka University website.
  • Walk in to G.D.Goenka University Campus to collect the form personally from the Admission Office
The cost of Admission Pack is Rs 1000/-
What is the mode of payment of fee?
Fee can be paid through the following methods:
  • Pay Order/Demand draft in favor of “GD GOENKA UNIVERSITY” payable at Delhi.
  • Online payment facility through GDGU Portal
Where should I submit the Application Form?
Duly filled Application Form along with required documents should be sent (by courier) to the following address: N- 86, Connaught Place, New Delhi – 110001. Duly filled Application Form along with required documents should be sent (by hand) to the following address: The Director (Admissions) G D GOENKA UNIVERSITYÂ Sohna Road Gurgaon -122003Â Haryana (INDIA) Application form can also be submitted online
Can we submit the application form without submitting the 10+2 exam mark sheet?
Yes, the application can be submitted before declaration of the results. However, candidates applying for admission will be eventually required to fulfil all the eligibility criteria for admission to the programme. Their admission will be purely provisional, subject to their satisfying the prescribed eligibility conditions. If on verification at any time before or after the Written Test, Group Discussion and Interview, it is found that candidate does not fulfil eligibility criteria, his / her candidature for the admission shall stand cancelled without any notice or further reference.
What is the general calendar of admission process?
The admissions are open from January. Specific information can be seen in brochure or on the website of the University.
What is the Admission process?
After receiving the application form, it will be processed for eligibility of the candidate. Eligible candidates will be informed about the date/time of the tests/interview. Wherever applicable/ required, G D Goenka Aptitude Test for Admission (GATA) or Design Aptitude Test (DAT) will be conducted. For admission to B Arch program, National Aptitude Test for Architecture (NATA) or JEE (Main) for B.Arch scores will be required. GDGU is an authorized NATA Center. Candidates will be required to bring requisite documents in original along with their attested photocopies. Details about course specific admission process are mentioned in the Information Brochure.
What is the eligibility criteria for getting admission to various programs of G D Goenka University.
Eligibility for Bachelor Programmes ((UG/ Integrated/Dual Degree): Candidates who have completed or are in the process of completion of their 10+2 level or equivalent exams like AISSCE/ IB/ ICSE/ State Board etc. (in relevant stream) are eligible to apply for undergraduate degree programmes. In addition to marks in the qualifying examinations, the admission will be based on performance in Aptitudes Test followed by a personal interview. Eligibility for Masters Programmes (PG/PG Diploma): Candidates who have completed 3 or 4-year full-time degree or equivalent, are eligible to apply. Candidates who have appeared in the qualifying exams in 2014 and the results are expected to be declared latest by 31st October 2014 can also apply. The admission will be based on performance in Aptitude Test followed by a personal interview. For more details, please refer to the prospectus or contact us on 0124.3315999.
When and where is the Entrance Test GATA/ DAT conducted?
While the Admission procedure will be conducted at G D Goenka University Campus, Gurgaon, the Entrance Test Schedule and centers will be as listed on the website.
Can I appear for the entrance exam now and join the programme later?
No. All candidates are required to register for the programme on the date of Commencement of batch to which admission has been granted.
What is the upper age limit for applying?
The upper age limit for applying in bachelor programmes is restricted to 23 years. However for Post graduate programmes there is no age limit.
Can the student apply for more than one program at a time?
Yes, but the student will be admitted to only one program as per the merit and preference given.
What is the pattern of Aptitude Test?
The Goenka Aptitude Test for Admission (GATA) aims to test a candidate’s general aptitude for the program applied for, general IQ, logical reasoning, and vocabulary as well as observation power. The Design Aptitude Test (DAT) aims to judge the intuition, power of observation, innovation in development of a concept and design ability of a candidate. It also tests the creative and innovative use of colour and illustration skills.
How to prepare for Goenka Aptitude Test for Admission (GATA)?
The Aptitude Test aims to assess the general IQ level, logical reasoning and lateral thinking of a candidate. Questions asked will be of 10+2 level for Undergraduate program. For PG programs, the level will be of graduation.
How will we come to know about the result?
All the selected candidates will be personally informed by the University.
When and where is the counselling held?
After the students have submitted their admission form and application, they will be called for counselling on stipulated dates at the University campus. During the counselling the selected candidates get a chance to select the programme.
Is there any possibility of Lateral Admission?
Yes, the candidates who fulfill the eligibility conditions shall be given opportunities for professional growth and career improvement, through lateral entry into courses of general, technical and professional education. Details can be referred from the Information Brochure or calling us at 0124.3315999.
Is there any possibility of migrating from other universities to GD Goenka University?
Yes, a student can migrate from other universities to GDGU provided he/she does not have any backlog in the previous year (s)and subject to recommendations of the equivalence committee of the University.
Are Scholarships awarded to students at G D Goenka University?
Yes. Students can apply for Merit Based Scholarship at the time of admission. For further details, you may refer to the Information brochure.
Does G D Goenka University help in getting education loan through banks?
The University has tied up with banks like OBC, SBI, PNB and HDFC Credilla who give preference to candidates of our University in providing educational loans.
What are the facilities provided on campus in terms of services to the students?
G D Goenka University has created excellent physical and academic infrastructure like labs, library and studios, computer labs (including Apple Mac platform) and full-scale 2-way video conferencing facility for real time contact with partner universities. There are hostels, canteens, cafeteria, sports zone, medical facilities including doctor, Internet access, ATM and transport facility.
Does G D Goenka University provide Hostel/Residential facility for students?
The G D Goenka Education City provides state-of-the-art boarding facility for outstation students. The rooms and premises are centrally air-conditioned. Food and laundry facilities are among the best in the country. Safe and healthy environment with round the clock medical assistance is provided to the students.
Is transport facility provided to the students?
Yes, Transport facility is provided from all major places of Delhi-NCR.
Why is it beneficial to stay in the hostel as compared to PG Accommodation in Gurgaon/ Delhi?
Staying in hostel, among other things, integrates living with learning. Some of the benefits it offers are:
  • Safe, secured and pollution free living environment.
  • Health and hygiene.
  • Access to facilities like laundry, sports, gym, library, labs etc.
  • Peer group interaction.
  • No hassle of transportation.
  • Healthy and nutritious food.
  • World Class Sports & Recreational Facilities.
What is the Fee Payment Schedule?
Fee is payable semester wise. For the first semester, the last date of fee payment will be as given in the Admission Letter. For subsequent semesters, the last date for payment of Even Semester Fee is December 01 and for Odd Semester Fee,it is July 15 of every year for all the Programmes of the University. In case the last date falls on a holiday, the next working day will be considered.
How many students are there in each class?
The class size is as specified by various regulatory bodies and normally varies between 40-60 students.
Can I meet the faculty members for career guidance?
Yes, to help students decide the best career path, senior faculty members are available on all working days (Mon-Fri) between 10.00 am to 5.00 pm for guidance.
What is the minimum attendance required to appear in the examinations?
The University expects its students to attend all classes, special lectures and extra-curricular activities. However to cater for exigencies like illness, family functions and other commitments, maximum 25% relaxation is considered in each subject separately. Minimum attendance required to appear in the examinations is 75% in each subject.
Am I eligible to apply for the B. Tech program without appearing for JEE (main)?
As per the admission policy of G D Goenka University, you are required to have a rank in the JEE (Main) examination. If you have not secured any rank in JEE (main), then you will have to appear in Goenka Aptitude Test for Admission (GATA) to seek admission in B. Tech.
Is there any minimum JEE(Main) cut-off required for selection to the Merit List?
The admission procedure is not based only on JEE (Main) rank. It considers the class 12th performance, JEE (Main)/GATA performance and a candidate’s performance in the Personal Interview etc. conducted by the University. The cut-off is based on an aggregate score secured by the candidate.
If at a later stage, I want to withdraw my admission, is the fee refundable?
After committing a seat, if a student wants to withdraw admission granted before the start of the academic session or at a later stage, the fee will be refunded as per the fee-refund policy mentioned in the information brochure.
Who is the Vice Chancellor of G D Goenka University?
A well-versed administrator with years of experience in research, teaching, industry and administration, Prof. (Dr.) Deependra Kumar Jha is the Vice Chancellor of GD Goenka University. Prior to this, he served as Pro Vice Chancellor of GD Goenka University, Founder Dean of the School of Engineering and Technology of Galgotias University, Dean of School of Engineering & Dean Academics of GD Goenka University and a senior faculty and IR (International Relation) Coordinator at VIT University Vellore.
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