GREAT LAKES INSTITUTE OF MANAGEMENT CHENNAI

NIRF RANKING - 23rd RANK | CAREER 360 TOP PRIVATE B- SCHOOL- 4th POSITION |
AMBA Accredited |SAQS Accredited | NBA Accredited | AICTE Approved

Consistently ranked among the top 10 business schools, Great Lakes has grown from strength to strength, while being the youngest institution to do so in the country. Established in 2004 by Padmashree awardee, Dr. Bala V Balachandran, Professor Emeritus at Kellogg School of Management, Great Lakes Institute of Management, Chennai is now among India’s leading Business Schools. Led by an exceptional faculty, steered by an outstanding advisory council, and buoyed by international collaborations, Great Lakes, has emerged as a top-ranked Business School within a short span of time. "Great Lakes has always been proactive in recognizing the global trends & shifts in the business landscape and has been pioneering several innovations to keep in tune with these shifts." Great Lakes gains from the advice and guidance of world-renowned management gurus and thought leaders who are a part of our Academic Advisory Council.Some of the luminaries from institutes such as Harvard, Kellogg, NYU, Wharton, Yale, etc. including Prof. Aswath Damodaran, Dr. Seenu V. Srinivasan, Dr. V.Kasturi Rangan, Dr. Srikant M. Datar, Dr. Jitendra V. Singh, and many more.

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AVERAGE SALARY BRACKET                                                                SALARY TREND

     

SECTOR COMPANIES

Banking & Financial Services

Societe Generale, RBS, JP Morgan, HDFC Bank, Federal Bank, HDFC Life Insurance, CAMS, ICICI Bank, ICICI Prudential, ICRA, Crisil, Samunnati, IndusInd Bank, Chola MS, Karur Vysya Bank, Bank Genie

Consulting

McKinsey, Deloitte, IPAC

FMCG

KALS Group, ITC, Nippon

IT/ITES

LTI, HCL, HSBC Technologies, Hexaware, GAVS, Infosys, Cognizant, Ameex Technology, Tech Mahindra

Others
(Healthcare,Manufacturing, Retail, Real Estate, Pharma)

Dell, Sicagen, Ford, Indigene, Chola MS, Camomile Healthcare, Sobha Realty, JLL, Bhawar Group

 

Infrastructure/Facilities

  • Great Lakes 27 acre green campus in Chennai was the first campus in South Asia to be given the LEED Platinum rating. It is also recognized among the most beautiful educational campuses in the country. Set on the scenic ECR road which runs from Chennai to Pondicherry and just 9 kms from UNESCO heritage site Mahabalipuram, the LEED Platinum rated – green campus provides a serene and tranquil environment with ideal setting for pursuing extremely rigorous and intellectually challenging programs.
  •  The Great Lakes campus is lively 24 x 7 be it the middle of day or night. The facilities on campus include a state of the art gym, a library that caters to the needs of every reader, be it fiction or business, a football field, a basketball court and an auditorium that provides the perfect backdrop for every occasion or performance.

Admissions

PGDM /PGPM PROGRAM

Eligibility: Aggregate 50% marks in graduation from any recognized University.
Exam Accepted: XAT/CAT/GMAT/CMAT

Evaluation Process

Applicants are evaluated based on GMAT/CAT/XAT/CMAT scores, past academic performance, essays, work experience, and performance in the personal interview. The selection process builds in a criterion that facilitates evaluating each applicant on:

a) Academic Abilities: The program at Great Lakes is highly demanding and intense; candidates with consistent academic background and an ability to sustain pressure make the shortlist.

b) Standardized Test Scores: To eliminate inconsistencies between colleges and universities at the Undergraduate level, Great Lakes considers GMAT or CAT or XAT, or CMAT scores in the overall assessment.

c) Rank Holders: The program gives a clear advantage/brownie points to College / University rank holders.

d) Integrity and Ethical Values: Great Lakes emphasize integrity and values including originality. Plagiarism will be probed thoroughly during the process.

e) Diversity of Background: At Great Lakes, diversity in background facilitates peer learning which transforms ‘uncut stones’ into ‘diamonds’. We will actively try to bring academic diversity into the PGDM classroom.

ELIGIBILITY CRITERIA

  • All applicants are required to appear for GMAT/CAT*/XAT+/CMAT before applying to the Great Lakes Institute of Management.
  • For PGDM 2021 Intake, Great Lakes Institute of Management will accept scores of GMAT taken after 1st January 2019, CAT taken in 2019/2020, XAT taken in 2020/2021, or CMAT taken in 2020/2021.
  • Candidate appearing for CMAT 2021 and planning to apply for Cycle 4. While submitting your application, please mention your CMAT registration number and choose “Planning to Take” next to CMAT 2021 on the Entrance Test tab of your application. You can update your score once the CMAT result is declared.
  • All applicants should possess a Bachelor’s degree in any discipline from a recognized institution.
  • Freshers and candidates with less than 24 months of work experience as of 30th June 2021 ONLY are eligible to apply. (Candidates with greater than 24 months of work experience are requested to apply for the Great lakes PGPM program).
  • There will be a special preference for College / University rank holders in terms of an extra weightage gained as part of the selection process. The onus of proof of rank is vested in the applicant.

NOTE * The above conditions/clauses/terms can be reviewed by the Institute from time to time.

Cut-Offs

EXPECTED CUTOFFS AS PER PAST RECORDS

CAT  90 PERCENTILE
CMAT 95 PERCENTILE
XAT 90 PERCENTILE
GMAT 650- 700 SCORE

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