Swami Vivekananda stated that “ If education is identical with information, libraries are the greatest sages of the world and encyclopedias are Rishis ” . There is something more to education that mere passing on of information. Within this framework, the mission of GITAM is to impart futuristic and comprehensive education of global standards with a high sense of discipline and social relevance in a serene and invigorating environment. The sense of discipline and a focus on social relevance is imparted at GITAM through an integral value based education involving amongst others, several spiritual and motivational lectures imparted by renowned speakers. These lectures are beyond the regular curricular sessions which attempt to locate human values in the context of the general scientific, technical and managerial education.