The institution was established by the Smt. Shankutla Educational & Welfare Society as Galgotias Educational Institutions in 1999. It was established to provide engineering and management education to students from every walk of life, and the institute still thrives on this policy. Galgotias Educational Institutions (GEI) originally had three colleges:
- Galgotias Institute of Management & Technology (GIMT) established in 1999, a management institute
- Galgotia’s College of Engineering and Technology (GCET) established in 2000, an engineering college
- Galgotias Business School (GBS) established in 2007, management institute approved by All India Council for Technical Education (AICTE)
Apart from academics Galgotias has always indulged in publishing and other activities providing their students full market and industry interactions.