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Great Lakes Institute of Management is a not for profit organization

MoU with:

Message from the Founder and Honorary Dean 2

Message from the Executive Director 3

Vision & Mission 4

Program Structure 5

Course Curriculum 8

Campus Facilities 10

Admissions 11

Fee Structure 13

Batch profile 2008-09 14

Events and Student Initiatives 16

Life at Great Lakes 18

Placement Record 20

Faculty 22

Business Advisory Council 26

Academic Advisory Council 28

Board of Directors 31

Titans Speak 32
Message from the Message from the Executive Director
Founder and Honorary Dean

Dr. Bala V. Balachandran

J.L.Kellogg Distinguished Professor
of Accounting, Information Management and
Decision Sciences and
Director, Accounting Research Center,
Northwestern University at Evanston, Illinois, USA
Chairman, Academic Advisory Council,
Great Lakes Institute of Management

Welcome to Great Lakes Institute of Management! I am very happy at your interest in the Post Graduate Program in Management (PGPM) of Great Lakes Institute of
Management. If you are looking for an international faculty, outstanding peer group and exciting learning experience, you
It is my pleasure to pen this message for the MBA aspirants, the bright stars who will make up the sixth batch of our PGPM have made the right choice in looking at us.
– ‘The Patriots’.
We at Great Lakes have a vision as to how a PGPM could help develop innovative entrepreneurs, leaders and managers.
Great Lakes is the place to be if you appreciate the fine balance of things. Be it curricular vs. co-curricular activities or India We believe that leadership should be based on distinct values. We uphold these values through our PGPM. We believe that
vs. Global perspectives or student-run vs. management-driven culture, Great Lakes offers you a fine blend of resources, beyond academic excellence, it is essential to provide students with an environment where personal development can be
activities, education and experiences which make up a holistic learning experience. matched with a co-operative, global understanding of both business and the people who conduct it. Our PGPM has been
designed for those who seek an intellectual challenge within a stimulating environment. If you are an intelligent,
Our PGPM course is unique in that it satisfies both vertical (industry specifications) and horizontal (functional concentrations) entrepreneurial, self-determined, positive and ambitious person, you will find a place with us.
curiosities. The treasure trove of faculty members who teach here are the finest in the world, drawn from the best
institutions in the world. A study-tour abroad, a variety of symposia on relevant issues, an empirical research study, Our institution has achieved tremendous growth since its inception in 2004 and within a short span of 4 years, has well
caring/sharing interludes through regular karma-yoga exercises, cultural extravaganzas and inter-college management meets, established itself as one of the most recognized B -Schools in the country. As the Institute's goal is to become a leading
student cohorts to pursue specific interests and passions, outstanding placement opportunities – all this and so much more Business School at an international level, we are continuously developing and updating programs of international class and
make up the action-packed, momentous and exciting one-year period leaving you craving for more! quality. In our journey towards that goal we at Great Lakes leave no stone unturned to get the best of faculty and course
curriculum to the students. We have had outstanding placement for all the previous batches, with top companies such as
We have, in the past four years made tremendous progress and have earned our rightly deserved recognition by sheer dint British Petroleum, Cognizant Technology Solutions, Covansys, CSC, Frost & Sullivan, GENPACT, Godrej, HCL, HDFC, IBM,
of hard work and determination. This effort has come from the entire ‘family’ of Great Lakes, which again is our unique Infosys, Kotak Bank, Langham Capital, MindTree, Nicholas Piramal, Satyam, TCS etc…, participating and recruiting our
proposition. Our students represent a wide cross-section of cultural, educational, professional backgrounds and have joined students at par with the students of any other premier B-Schools in India. Our current batch is an exciting mix of students
our program on the basis of pure merit. They are groomed to be excellent leaders, responsible citizens, competitive coming from various industrial domains namely Shipping Industry, Healthcare, Manufacturing, FMCG, IT & ITES, Consulting
professionals and simply better people. We are committed to the cause of creating ‘business-ready managers’ with a strong and Telecom.
grounding in ethical values and scruples. Our support staff and infrastructural facilities are second to none. And with the new
sprawling 14 acres, platinum-rated campus built as an eco-friendly, energy saving, ‘green’ campus, we have placed ourselves This incoming batch would have the advantage of attending the classes in our State-of-the-art 14 acres campus, planned as
on a trajectory of rapid growth and relentless pursuit of world-class excellence. a fully residential Platinum rated Green campus located on the picturesque East Coast Road.

We are going places; won’t you join us and share the excitement and experience the difference? Welcome S. Sriram
to Great Lakes!

Bala V. Balachandran

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The Vision & Mission Program Structure

Vision The Post Graduate Program in Management (PGPM) at Great Lakes is an intense and rigorous program aimed at moulding
Great Lakes Institute of Management aims to seek, mould, polish and develop leaders for changing times. Based on its managers into contemporary and global ‘Business Ready’ leaders ready to take on challenges. The varied peer group and the
discipline-based core courses it moulds the student to become “Masters of Business Readiness” by a dynamic curriculum of acclaimed national and international faculty add to the unique learning experience. The curriculum is continually reviewed
customer-centric electives, providing synergies, and enriching tradition with innovation. by top academicians and business leaders to keep it relevant to the changing business scenario. The course comprises of four
terms of management fundamentals followed by four terms of specializations focusing on functional areas, with an option
Mission for dual majors.

 Provide world-class management education in India

 Develop managers with strategic vision of business, technical knowledge and a global outlook, by bringing together  One year ‘Fast Track’ program
academia of the highest caliber
 Leading faculty from International Universities and premier Indian B-schools
 Create dynamic entrepreneurs who can serve as perfect role models and leaders for the budding managers  Option of dual majors
of tomorrow
 Diverse and experienced peer group
 Provide a gurukulam type of education with special emphasis on human, cultural and ethical aspects of the business  Mandatory Chinese (Mandarin) language course
 Guest lectures from eminent thought leaders and industry practitioners
 Social responsibility programs to help the underprivileged (Karma Yoga)
Global Alliances in Management Excellence (GAME) :
 Rigorous schedule that inculcates the invaluable skills of time management and prioritization
As part of its international plans, Great Lakes  Empirical research under the Yale-Great Lakes Centre for Management Research
Institute of Management has a MoU with Stuart  Focused activities under the Entrepreneurship Development Forum (EDF) to inculcate the spirit of
School of Business, Illinois Institute of entrepreneurship among students
Technology, Chicago, USA. The Yale-Great
Lakes Research Centre has been established
with the objective of pursuing advanced
research in management. The Institute has
entered into a MoU with the Nanyang
Technological University of Singapore,
Universiti Tun Abdul Razak, Malaysia,
C.T. Bauer College of Business, University of
Houston and IIT, Madras for academic
exchange programs. The GAME plan aims to
forge alliances with premier management
schools across the world. This will pave the
way for exchange of students and faculty and
thus foster a seamless transfer of cutting-edge
knowledge, experience and innovation on a
global scale, in keeping with the changing times.

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Program Description
The program is designed to equip a student with all the tools and skills needed to effectively predict and respond to complex
business challenges that arise in the modern economic environment. Program is divided into 8 terms which includes a year
long individual empirical research study. The first 4 terms consist of core courses in Strategy, Marketing, Finance and
Accounting, Organizational Behavior, Operations and Quantitative Decisions. Specialization begins in the fifth term. Students
select their areas of functional specialization and can opt for a ‘dual major’. Students are required to learn Mandarin (Chinese)
for the first 4 terms along with a brief exposure to the best of Indian philosophy and ancient texts. Exposure to chosen horizontals and verticals is through
empirical research studies, electives, guest lectures and
Pedagogy coursework. Horizontals are functional specializations
enabling students to focus on careers in their chosen
The curriculum and pedagogy emphasize the development of a student's skills and abilities to apply management theories functional areas in the industries represented by their
and concepts to live problems in business. The teaching methods include lectures, case studies, group discussions, business chosen verticals.
games, role-plays, seminars and group work. The program integrates the use of latest technology available in learning various
principles of management. People skills are the foundation upon which management education rests and ironically can never  Pool of 18 electives to choose from – minimum of 8 to be selected in a functional area to qualify for specialization.
be taught in classrooms. We give students the opportunity to develop their interpersonal and leadership skills by working in
groups and taking challenges head on.  Students may either opt for dual specializations by choosing six electives each from any two functional areas or
choosing to specialize in one functional area and select the remaining electives in accordance with their interests.
Horizontals and Verticals
Empirical Study
Specializations are structured into 'Horizontals' and 'Verticals'. While the horizontals focus on functional areas, the verticals
focus on industry-specific specializations. The ‘Yale-Great Lakes Centre for Management Research’ aims to promote, facilitate and nurture India-centric management
related research.
Indicative list of Verticals offered The centre is a bridge between scholars from India and around the world. As part of the curriculum, every student is
required to carry out a year-long empirical research study, with publishable results, on a contemporary business issue of their
 Manufacturing Management
choice under the guidance of professors or industry experts.
 Entrepreneurial Marketing, Management & Family Business
International Study Tour
 Healthcare & Hospital Management
An international study tour is organized every year to go with our motto of ‘Global Mindset, Indian Roots’. Last batch of
 Management of Technology Fusion Great Lakers visited Singapore and Malaysia where they interacted with the best international B schools, industry and top
 Banking, Financial Services & Insurance Management brass of government . The 8 day visit helped in understanding the market and the working of organizations outside India.
Students formed groups based on their specialization and visited organizations across diverse verticals like marketing, retail
Indicative list of Horizontals offered and finance.

 Analytical Finance and Accounting Karma Yoga

 Strategic Marketing and Research Karma Yoga at Great Lakes is an excellent example of the curriculum which is a blend of the best practices of the west and
the value system of the East. In keeping with the Indian philosophy of doing one’s duty without being attached to its fruits,
 Strategy, OB and HR
the Karma Yoga initiative, an integral part of the PGPM curriculum, allows students to create lasting changes in the lives of
 Operations and Technology relatively powerless people in society. Students take part in activities ranging from teaching underprivileged children to
providing care for the terminally ill and the elderly.

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Course Curriculum

Intelligently Interacting with Others Financial Management I Entrepreneurship Marketing Management II
Financial Accounting Operations Management I HRM Systems Financial Management II
Statistical Methods for Decision Managerial Accounting Optimization Techniques Strategic Management
Business Communication Market Research Organizational Behavior

Macro Economics
IT for Managers Business, Government & Society Operations Management II
Marketing Management I

International Study Tour


Experimental Economics and Experimental Stock Market Dynamics

FSAV I (Financial Statement Analysis and Enterprise Resource Planning Strategic Marketing International Business Strategy

Business Ethics, Moral Leadership, Corporate Governance

Logistics & SCM Distribution and Sales Management Economics of Strategy
Capital Markets
Strategic Cost and Profitability Management Knowledge Systems New Product Development Leadership, Influence and Power
Investment Banking Lean Manufacturing & Process FMCG Marketing
People Management & Organizational Dynamics
FSAV II (Financial Statement Analysis and Brand Management
Valuation) International Entrepreneurship

Required Electives:
Supply Chain Modeling and Analysis

Micro Economics
Services Marketing
Global Financial Strategy Strategic Innovation
Total Quality Management
Global Financial Markets Customer Relationship Management
Mega Technology Management Talent Management & Competency Framework
Mergers and Acquisition Consumer Behaviour
Project Management Managerial Counselling
Advance Risk Management Business to Business Marketing
Financial Derivatives Engineering Strategic Sourcing & Corporate Quality Compensation Management & Reward Process
Rural Marketing
Security Analysis & Portfolio Management Production, Planning and Control
Advertising and Sales Promotion Strategic Execution
Credit Analysis Simulation Modeling
Business Analytics
Management of Banking Demand Planning and Forecasting
Small Business Marketing
Alternative Investments (½ course)
Growth Strategies for
Project Financing (½ course) Technology Marketing
Global IT Service Providers
Quantitative Finance International Trade Environment
IT & Strategy
Customer Focused Marketing Strategy

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Campus Facilities Admissions

Admission Calendar:

Issue of application starts from: Oct 15th, 2008

Last date for issue of application: Jan 10th, 2009

Last date for submission: Jan 15th, 2009

Eligibility Criteria
 All applicants are required to appear for GMAT/CAT before applying to Great Lakes Institute of Management.

 For PGPM 2009, Great Lakes Institute of Management will accept CAT score for the year 2007 and 2008 only.
The current batch of Great Lakers is operating out of a centrally air-conditioned campus in the serene locality of Saidapet, Similarly candidate can submit GMAT score not older than 2006.
Chennai. The campus has many facilities including Wi-Fi classrooms with the latest teaching aids, a well equipped gym and a
 All applicants should have at least a bachelor’s degree in any discipline from a recognized institution.
 A work experience of minimum two years is highly desirable.
Resource Centre
 Outstanding graduates with less than two years of experience would be considered on a case to case basis.
The Great Lakes Library houses an eclectic collection of imported and local academic texts, management books, top
*Internship, article ship and part time work experience will not be considered as a valid experience.
management journals and magazines, course materials, project reports, annual reports, national news papers, case studies,
articles and an audio-video center. It also provides access to some of the best research databases available like EBSCO, ISI
Emerging markets, Proquest, CMIE, etc. that help the students in their study and research activities.

New campus
The new campus is located in a 14 acre plot near the historic town of Mahabalipuram on the East Coast Road. The state of
the art campus is an environment friendly green building with different blocks dedicated to research, faculty offices and
housing, administrative, student residences, recreation centres etc. Facilities include an open air theatre, hostels for students,
resource centre and cafeteria to name a few.

The construction of this new campus is in full swing and is scheduled to be ready for occupation by March 2009.
Name : Navneet Kaur Chowdhary
The program will be a compulsory residential program with all students required to live on campus. Single occupancy rooms
will be provided to students and there will also be provision for family accommodation. Experience : 75 months
Last Employer : JP Morgan Chase, USA
‘The Patriots’, class of 2009-10, will move to a new campus for the PGPM program. The Green Campus which is a part of Role : Consultant for Open Systems
our social responsibility will inculcate the spirit of social consciousness and patriotism.

“The demanding coursework stretches you to limits you never

knew existed. The world class faculty not only bring with them
immense knowledge but they also teach you the art of learning”.

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Fee Structure
Admission Requirements FEES SCHEDULE - PGPM 2009-2010
For the admissions committee to evaluate the application packet, the following documents are required:
1. Completed online application
2. Application Essays Single Person Family
3. 2 Recommendation letters Particulars INR USD INR USD
4. GMAT/CAT score card. The GMAT code for the institute is: V49-FX-40
1 Fees
Admission Process Tuition Fees 7,50,000 23,400 7,50,000 23,400
2 Other Costs
 Candidates meeting the eligibility criteria can apply to Great Lakes Institute by filling an online form.
Course Material 30,000 1,000 30,000 1,000
 The strength of the incoming batch will be 260
Miscellaneous program & other charges 5,000 200 5,000 200
 Candidates applying online can visit the college website and can start filling the online Total 35,000 1,200 35,000 1,200
application form after making a payment of Rs 1,100 through credit card.
3 Boarding & Lodging
 Alternatively candidate can make a payment Rs 1,100 at the IMS centers. IMS will provide the candidate with a kit Accommodation 96,000 3,000 1,92,000 6,000
containing the Brochure and a receipt. The brochure will have an Application form (Six digit) number imprinted Food 54,000 1,600 1,08,000 3,200
on it and the candidate can use this form number to fill the online application form by visiting the college website
Total 1,50,000 4,600 3,00,000 9,200
Total Expenses: 9,35,000 29,200 10,85,000 33,800
 Any other queries regarding Admission process can be sent to
4 Deposit/Subscription
 Candidates have to provide the official email id of the recommender. The recommendation Letter will be One time refundable deposit at the time of admission 20,000 650 20,000 650
submitted online.
Alumni Subscription 5,000 150 5,000 150
 Great Lakes opens its door for the first time to International students (Non Indian Passport Holders). Total Deposit: 25,000 800 25,000 800
The admission requirements are the same as that for the Indian citizens. 5 Other Related Investments that are required
Laptop(Actuals) 50,000 1,600 50,000 1,600
Evaluation Process
E Learning & Software 7,000 250 7,000 250
Applicants will be considered based on overall personality and leadership Formal Attire(Actuals) 5,000 150 5,000 150
potential. Total Investments: 62,000 2,000 62,000 2,000
*Grand Total 10,22,000 32,000 11,72,000 36,600
While we give due importance to consistent academic performance and *The Total includes Expenses, Deposit and Investments.
good CAT/GMAT scores, we also look for strong interpersonal skills and Note

the potential to handle a rigorous one year program. The average work  ‘Family’ in the above table refers only to the spouse. For dependent children, the charges will be extra
 The fees for the ‘family’ refer only to Boarding and Lodging and not the other expenses
experience of the current batch is 42 months. However, we do consider
 Every student is required to have a laptop. The institute will help the student in acquiring laptop at a competitive price. Incase a student already
applicants with less than 2 years work experience who are able to has a laptop; the configuration should be in accordance to the requirement of the institute
demonstrate high levels of maturity and leadership qualities. We evaluate  Students who desire to participate in the study trip abroad will have to bear the total expenses by themselves
 International Students (Non-Indian Passport holders) will have to pay their fees in USD as indicated in the table above
professional accomplishments and clarity of purpose in pursuing
 The course is residential and all the students will stay in the campus
management education through the essays. We look at recommendation
This being a one year program is not approved by AICTE. Approval process is in progress. Educational Loans with concessional interest rates are arranged
letters for demonstrated abilities of the candidate as seen by the through ‘Indian bank’.
supervisor. The overall personality and potential will drive the selection Amounts stated are approximate. If the amount paid is in excess/deficit the same will be reimbursed/collected to/from the students. Fees paid, except
decision. Professional recommendation for candidates with substantial the Security Deposit, will not be refunded if the student withdraws after the commencement of the program.
work experience is preferred. All disputes are subject to Chennai jurisdiction only.

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Batch profile PGPM 2008-09
Companies From Where Our Students Come

Average work experience of students: 42 months Students having International Exposure: 30% ABB Ltd. Satyam Computer Services Ltd.
Infosys Technologies Ltd.
Accenture Services Pvt. Ltd. ING Vysya Bank Ltd. Siemens
Representation of work experience of students Batch 2008-09 Representations of Industry Experience for Batch 2008-09 JSW Steel Ltd. State Bank of India

4% 4% AMD Kotak Mahindra Bank Sterling Commerce

10% 10% 5% IT
46% Banking/Insurance Asco India Ltd. Larsen & Toubro Ltd. Sun Microsystems India Pvt. Ltd.
18% Shipping and Logistics
Asian Paints Ltd. LG Electronics Inc. Korea Taj Hotels
Education Barber Ship Management Motorola Tata Consultancy Services
31% Others
23% Manufacturing Barclays Technology Center NALCO Tata Motors Ltd.
Bharti Airtel Nokia Tata Refractories Limited
31% 7%
7% Blue Star Ltd. Nuclear Power Corporation TechMahindra Ltd.
0 - 2 years 2 - 3 years 3 - 4 years Bosch India Open Systems Technologies, USA Sundram Fasteners Ltd.
4 - 5 years 5 and above years
Capgemini Consulting India Pvt. Ltd. Oracle U.B.Group Ltd.
Career Launcher India Pvt. Ltd. Patni Computer Systems Vedanta Resources Plc (BALCO)
Cognizant Technology Solutions Reliance Telecom Watson Wyatt Worldwide
Computer Sciences Corporation SAP Labs India Private Limited Wipro Technologies
Deloitte Consulting Sapient Consulting Xansa India Ltd.
Department of Telecom, Govt of India
ECI Telecom India Pvt. Ltd.
Ericsson India Pvt. Ltd.

Name : Anurag Gupta Fidelity India

Frost & Sullivan Pvt. Ltd. Name : Smita Arora
Experience : 53 months
Godrej infotech Ltd. Experience : 62 months
Last Employer : Smartyhost Pty Ltd, Melbourne,
Australia. HCL Technologies Ltd. Last Employer : Ogilvy & Mather Pvt. Ltd.
Role : Business Development Hewlett Packard Role : Account Supervisor,
Manager (IT Sales) Brand Communication
Hexaware Technologies Ltd. Strategy
Hindustan Petroleum Corporation Ltd.
HSBC Software Development (I) Pvt. Ltd.
“One of the best aspects of Great Lakes
IBM India Pvt. Ltd.
“Great Lakes true to its essence of “Global Mindset - is experiential learning. Students from
Indian Roots”, gave me an opportunity to be taught various backgrounds add lot of
I-flex Solutions Ltd.
and mentored by world class faculty from across the Inautix Technologies dimensions to the discussions and
globe”. Indian Overseas Bank debates, churning out real innovative
ideas and solutions”.

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Events and Student Initiatives

Student Committees Entrepreneurship Development Forum (EDF)

Great Lakes is a truly student driven institution and students The Entrepreneurship Development Forum (EDF) provides a platform to develop the necessary skills for budding
take care of all institution building activities, with guidance entrepreneurs at Great Lakes. The EDF Committee consists of four sub groups, devoted to specific objectives within the
from the management. Students take the lead in all aspects overall framework of the forum. The Business Plan group helps students to transform their ideas into business plans; the
of the running of the Institute, from managing placements Consulting group provides consulting services to live industry projects. The Networking group gets the right contacts from
and admissions to overseeing the canteen services. At the the industry and the Karma group directs the implementation and execution of business plans. Within a short span of time,
beginning of each academic year, student committees are EDF has been instrumental in building a good relationship with many top organizations such as NEN, TIE, IMCI and CII
formed based on students’ interests and aptitudes, and these Young India.
committees become responsible for various processes and
initiatives. The Student Council liaises between the L’attitude 13° 05’
management and students. The Placement Committee
The flagship event of Great Lakes, L’attitude 13° 05’ is a national
works towards getting the best placement opportunities for
level inter-collegiate management fest with events like paper
the entire batch. The Admissions Committee takes care of
presentations, business plan presentations, panel discussions etc., in
the admission process of the following batch. The Events
which teams from various B-Schools all over the country converge
Committee organizes cultural events and celebrations. Apart
and present their ideas. It is an intellectual extravaganza giving
from these there are several other dedicated committees
students an opportunity to interact with the best minds of the
for Branding & Public Relations, Guest lectures, IT &
country. It also builds a platform for them to network with future
Infrastructure, Library, Cafeteria services and so on. These
leaders from other premier business schools.
committees create an environment for developing
teamwork and leadership qualities in students.
HR Conclave
Yale-Great Lakes International Conference Human Resource Conclave was an event initiated last year. It brings
together stalwarts of HR field who discuss and share industry
The Yale-Great Lakes Centre for Management Research aims to promote, facilitate, and advance India-centric management
specific perspectives on the theme of the event. This provides a
related research. The Centre along with the Yale-Great Lakes Committee, conducts an annual international conference
platform for students to interact with the industry and the students
which is a platform for illustrious scholars from leading institutions in India and abroad to express their views on the latest
stand to gain from the unique paradigms in management that is hard
areas of research in management. The centre also comes out with its own publication “Great Lakes Herald” a half-yearly
to find in management textbooks. The importance of HR cannot
journal of research articles.
be over emphasized in today’s economy and hence Great Lakes has
taken this unique initiative to hold a conclave.
Successful Women in Management (SWIM)
Successful Women in Management (SWIM) is an initiative by the students of Great Lakes which aims at identifying and
recognizing successful women from various walks of life. This initiative, led by the SWIM Committee, aims at encouraging
women to pursue leadership positions in management by focusing on overcoming the obstacles faced by them. The highlight
of the endeavour is the SWIM event consisting of power talks by eminent guests, panel discussions, quiz competitions and
the release of the SWIM magazine. Over the past years, SWIM event has been presided over by eminent women leaders
including Ms. Kiran Bedi and Ms. Anu Aga.

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Life at Great Lakes

Sangamitra is the intra collegiate cultural festival of Great Lakes. It provides a wonderful
stage for the students to showcase their talents in various cultural activities. In the midst
of busy academic schedules, students manage to find time to pursue their passions,
preparing and practicing for the grand show. The students compete fiercely amongst
themselves to outperform each other with the spirit very natural to cultural festivals. It is
a welcome break from academics for all. It is a time of enthusiasm, colours, fun and frolic.
Sangamitra is an unforgettable experience for every Great Laker.

Celebrations at Great Lakes

Birthdays at Great Lakes are occasions for celebration and each Great Laker’s birthday is celebrated on the following
weekend with cakes and wishes. Festivals such as Pongal, Onam, Diwali, Christmas etc. and National festivals like the
Independence Day are celebrated by all Great Lakers with great enthusiasm.

The Events Committee organizes various competitions for Great Lakers, throughout the year. These include quiz
competitions where the sharpest and smartest minds clash to win accolades. LAN Gaming competitions are organized for
all the gaming enthusiasts. Popular games like Age Of Empires are the attraction of this competition.

Student Clubs
The Institute places a lot of emphasis on the creative development
of its students. Thus, it encourages the students to take initiatives to
form various clubs of their interest. The current clubs at Great Lakes
include Glick (photography club), Dalal Street (investors’ club),
Ispeak (public speaking club), The Fountain (readers’ club) etc. Glick
conducts photo walks and brings out newsletters at regular intervals
with articles on better photography and also publishes the photos
by the group members. Dalal Street is a forum for equity market
enthusiasts. At the end of the year, the group that performs the
best takes the “The Great Lakes Investment Challenge” award.
Ispeak provides opportunities for the students to get over their
inhibitions about public speaking. The Fountain facilitates discussions
about books and debates on current topics. These clubs provide a
forum for learning from peers while satiating the creative spirit of

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Placement Record
Recruiters at a glance
Banking & Finance: ABN-AMRO, CITIBANK, HSBC, IL&FS, India Bulls, IREVNA, KOTAK, Pioneer Investments
The academic rigor at Great Lakes enables an effortless transition from being a student to being a business ready manager, Corporation, Tata Capital
all set to take challenges head on. Given the consistent performance and the value Great Lakers add to companies, it really
Manufacturing, Energy & Operations: BAYER, BGR Energy, BIG FM, Caterpillar, Cummins, DSCL, GENPACT, Infosys BPO,
does not come as a surprise that the placements are getting better year after year. The last placement season too ended on ITC Foods, Larsen & Toubro, Reliance Retail, Tata Communications, TVS
a high note with Great Lakers being offered the choicest of profiles by diverse companies.
Sales & Marketing: Big FM 92.7, Coca Cola India, ConnectM Technologies, Godrej, Henkel, LG India, MARG Constructions,
Reach Technologies, Reliance Retail,, Tata Communications
Placements at Great Lakes have provided diverse and challenging careers. 90 students out of a batch of 164 opted for
Consulting: Accenture, Cap Gemini, Cognizant Technology Solutions, Frost & Sullivan, Infosys, KPMG, Mindtree Consulting,
profiles in sectors which were entirely different from their previous work area.
Monitor Group (Grail Research), Technopak Consulting, Wipro Consulting
IT/ITeS: 3i-Infotech, Accenture, ADP, Cap Gemini, Cognizant Technology Solutions, CSC, HCL, Inautix, Infosys, ITC Infotech,
Campus Recruitment Cell L&T Infotech, Mphasis EDS, Satyam, TCS, VistaSoft, Wipro
A dedicated Campus Recruitment Cell works strenuously for the final placements of the students. The cell is headed by the
Placement Director and consists of student members from the Placement Committee. The Cell facilitates a smooth interac-
tion between the potential recruiters and the students and ensures that the students get the best offers. Placement Snapshot (Batch 2007-08)
Total companies visited Great Lakes: 95
Total offers made: 244
Number of students who participated: 164

Profiles offered (Batch 2007-08) International Offer: 2

Highest Domestic Offer: 16 lakhs
Average Salary (CTC): 9.70 lakhs
Number of Recruiters visiting for the first time: 36
4% 4% 2%
21% 13%




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Human Resources Investment Banking IT
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Consultant Mr. Rajiv Pandey
Faculty – Permanent Independent Management Consultant
Prof. B. Mahadevan
Prof. S. Sriram Dr. Veeravalli Raghavan IIM Bangalore Mr. Raju Rao
Executive Director Associate Prof of Operations Founder - Director, Consultant and Trainer,
Great Lakes Institute of Management Director – PGPM Prof. V. K. Murti Xtraplus Solutions

Dr. Venkat R. Krishnan S. P. Jain Institute of Management and

Dr. Krishna Ram Ms. Rama Bijapurkar
Director - Yale-Great Lakes Associate Prof of Marketing Research
Centre for Management Research. Consultant, Mumbai, India
Director – Placements
Dr. S. Narayan
Dr. M. J. Xavier Prof. T.N Swaminathan Former Economic Advisor to PM Prof. G. Ramesh
Prof of Marketing Associate Prof of Marketing IIM Bangalore
Director – Kotler – Srinivasan Centre Director – Admissions and External Relationships
for Research in Marketing Dr. Nirmal Gupta
Marketing Educator Mr. K. S. Ramesh
Dr. S. Bharadhwaj
Prof. R.S. Veeravalli Consultant
Associate Prof of Marketing
Director - Corporate Initiatives Dr. Omkar Goswami
Associate Director - Kotler-Srinivasan Centre
Global Excutive MBA Founder and Chairperson, CERG Prof. N. Ravichandran
for Research in Marketing
Advisory Pvt. Ltd. IIM Ahmedabad
Dr. Rakesh Singh
Dr. Taruna Gupta
Prof of Economics
Director - Union Bank – Great Lakes Centre Associate Director – PGPM Mr. R. P. Pillai Mr. D Ravishankar
for Banking Excellence Managing Director, Krysalis Co-Founder and CEO
Ms. Vinita Sinha (Thesis submitted) Credit Market Services Ltd.
Associate Director – Yale - Great Lakes Centre Consultancy Services Pvt. Ltd
Prof. T. N Seshan
Distinguished Faculty of Leadership & Strategy for Management Research
Prof. Raghu Iyer
Dr. Prasanna Bhat
S. P. Jain Institute of Management
Independent Corporate Advisor
Faculty - Indian Visiting Prof. Robert Bellarmine
Prof. Prashant Mishra
Director, 3E English for Empowerment &
Mr. Ramjei Narasimhan IIM Calcutta.
Adjunct Prof., Information Systems Mr. Arjun Chakraverti
Principal, IndusAge Management Prof. Premchander
Services Pvt. Ltd. Mr. V. Sanjeevi
Dr. S. Ramani Independent Consultant
Managing Director & CEO, eLogistics Pvt. Ltd
Former Director, National Institute for
Training in Industrial Engineering, Mr. Bharath Krishna Sankar
CMD, Aparajitha Group Mr. A. N. Radhakrishnan
Mumbai Mr. Sameer Mehta
Advisor, Sriram Group of Companies
COO & Director, Mehta Hospitals
Prof. Lalitha Maheshwaran Mr. M. S. Jayaraman Founder Director, Atlas Advisory
Mr. N. Raghunandan
Facilitator, Behavioral & Leadership President, Lumino Strategies CEO, Indium Software India Ltd.

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Prof. G. S. Vasan
Dr. Rama Shankar
President, CapaRes
Mr. R. Seshadri Delta Management Associates, Illinois
Prof. S. P. Kothari
Delivery Head - E-Funds International India Prof. P. K. Viswanathan Massachusetts Institute of Technology
Pvt. Ltd. Prof. Ram T. S. Ramakrishnan
University of Illinois, Chicago
Dr. Krishnamurthy Suryasekar
Mr. T. Shankar Florida International University
Mr. S. Vishwanathan
CEO, Management Solutions Prof. Ram Sriram
Senior Manager, CavinKare Pvt. Ltd.
Georgia State University, Atlanta
Dr. Krishnan Dandapani
Mr. G. D. Sharma Florida International University
Mr. N. Vittal Dr. Sanford A. Bredine
Vice President and Head - Human
Resources, Larsen & Tourbo Ltd. Former Central Vigilance Commissioner Stuart School of Business
Dr. Lynn Miller
Stuart School of Business
Mr. R. Shekar Dr. Seenu V. Srinivasan
Vice-President, Polaris Software Lab Ltd. Stanford Graduate School of Business
Dr. Marti G. Subrahmanyam
Stern School of Business, New York
Mr. N. S. Shetty University Dr. Shyam Sunder
Faculty - International Visiting Yale School of Management
Former Executive Director, Spectrum Ethers
Ltd. Mr. Mohan Parthasarathy
Dr. Abdul Rasheed Sr. Vice President, Nexus Business Solutions Dr. Soni Simpson
Prof. Srinivasa Rao University of Texas, Arlington Inc., New Jersey Stuart Graduate School of Business
S. P. Jain Institute of Management and
Research Dr. V. S. Arunachalam Dr. Murali Patibandla Dr. Siva Nathan
Carnegie Mellon University Copenhagen Business School, Denmark Robinson College of Business,
Prof. K. R. Srinivasan Georgia State University
Ashok Leyland Ltd. Prof. Arup Varma Dr. Narendar V. Rao
Loyola University, Chicago Northeastern Illinois University Dr. Vaidy Jayaraman
Prof. Sunil Rai University of Miami
S. P. Jain Institute of Management and Dr. Finn E. Kydland Dr. Paul Prabhaker
Research Nobel Laureate in Economics, 2004 Associate Dean & Professor (Marketing), Dr. Ven Venkatesan
University of California, Santa Barbara College of Business, Northern Illinois University of Rhode Island, Kingston
University, Illinois, USA
Mr. S. Suresh
Director, DMS Financial Services Pvt. Ltd. Prof. V. Kasturi Rangan Dr. Venky Shankar
Harvard Business School Dr. Raja Rajaraman
Mays Business School, Texas A&M University
Former Vice President of Corporate Strategy
Mr. Sushil Jhangiani
Dr. Konduru Shivaramakrishnan and Business Development,
Consultant, New Brand Consultants & IIM Mr. Vishal Nagpaul
University of Houston, Texas British Telecom NA, San Jose, CA
Ahmedabad Country Manager, Dodsal Pte. Ltd., Dubai

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Business Advisory Council

Great Lakes is guided by a Business Advisory Council,

comprising corporate titans, who maintain a strong Mr. G.P. Goenka Mr. B.V.R. Mohan Reddy Mr. S. Ramadorai
Chairman, Duncans Goenka Group, India Chairman & CEO, InfoTech Enterprises Ltd., India CEO, Tata Consultancy Services, India
connection and interface with the industry. The objective is
to ensure that the course curriculum reflects the dynamic
Mr. Desh Bandhu Gupta Mr. N. Sankar Mr. R.K. Krishna Kumar
changes in the business environment and equips students to
Chairman, Lupin Labs, India Chairman, Sanmar Group, India Director, Tata Sons Ltd., India
meet emerging challenges.

Dr. Abid Hussain Ms Rama Sankar Mr. Vivek Paul

Former Indian Ambassador to USA CEO, Delta Consulting Group, Glenview, Illinois Partner, Texas Pacific Group, India
Mr. Ratan N.Tata
Chairman, Tata Sons Ltd., India, Chairman, Business Mr. Pratik Kumar
Mr. T. Kannan Mr. G. Sathasivam
Advisory Council, Great Lakes Institute of Management Executive Vice President - Human Resources,
MD, Thiagarajar Mills Ltd., India Chairman, Watawala Plantations Ltd., Sri Lanka
Wipro, India
Dr. Bala V. Balachandran
Mr. L. Lakshman Mr. R. Seshasayee
Founder and Honorary Dean,
CEO, Rane (Madras) Ltd., India MD, Ashok Leyland, India Mr. Ravi Venkatesan
Great Lakes Institute of Management,
J.L. Kellogg Distinguished Professor of Accounting, Chairman, Microsoft Corporation (India) Pvt.Ltd.,
Information Management and Decision Sciences & Mr. A. Mahendran India
Mr. Venu Srinivasan
Director, Accounting Research Centre, Northwestern MD, Godrej Sara Lee Ltd., India CMD, TVS Motor Company Ltd., India
University at Evanston, Illinois, USA Mr. T.S. Narayanasami
Mr. A.M. Naik Chairman & MD, Bank of India, India
Mr. V.K. Sundaram
Mr.Arun Bharat Ram MD and CEO, Larsen and Toubro Ltd., India MD, Sudharshan Agencies, India
Chairman & Managing Director, SRF Limited Mr. P. Murari IAS
Dr. S. Narayan IAS (Retd.) Adviser to President of FICCI
Mr. A. Vellayan
Mrs.Rajshree Pathy Former Advisor, Economic Affairs, Former Secretary to President of India, India
Vice Chairman, Murugappa Group, India
Managing Director, Rajshree Sugars Ltd., Prime Minister's Office, Government of India
Ms. Indra K.Nooyi
Dr. Darsh Wassan
Mr. Madhur Bajaj Mr. Roger Nelson Chairman of the Board and Chief Executive
Vice President, Illinois Institute of Technology,
Vice Chairman, Bajaj Auto Ltd., India Former Chairman, Ernst & Young Consulting , Officer, Pepsi Co.
Chicago, Illinois, USA
Adjunct Professor of Information Systems and
Mr. Kumarmangalam Birla Management, Kellogg School of Management, Mr. R. Ganapathi
Dr. Heribert J. Wiebenheus
Chairman, Aditya Birla Group, India Northwestern University, Evanston, Illinois, USA Executive Director, Trigyn Technologies Ltd., India
CEO, Krebs Engineering, Germany

Mr. Jamshyd N. Godrej Mr. Deepak S.Parekh Mr. G.R.K. Reddy

Mr. S.V. Balasubramaniam
Chairman & Managing Director, Chairman, HDFC & IDFC, India Chairman and MD, Marg Ltd., India
Chairman, Bannari Amman Sugar Ltd., India
Godrej & Boyce Mfg. Co. Ltd., India
Mr. G.V. Prasad Mr. Raymond Spencer
Mr. A. C. Muthiah
Mr. K.B. Chandrasekhar CEO, Dr. Reddy's Laboratories, India Chief Executive Officer, Financial Services
Chairman, SPIC Ltd., India
Chairman and CEO, Jamcracker Inc., USA Strategic Business Unit, Capgemini, India
Mr. Ratan Ranka Mr. N. Srinivasan
Mr. B. Ramalinga Raju Chartered Accountant, India Chairman & Managing Director, The India Cements
Chairman, Satyam Computer Services, India Limited, India
Mr. R. Ravimohan
Mr. John Fisher MD & CEO, CRISIL Limited, India Mr. N. R. Narayana Murthy
Chairman, Solid Systems Engineering, USA Chairman & Chief Mentor, Infosys Ltd., India

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Academic Advisory Council

Dr. Hayagreeva Rao

The Academic Advisory Council develops a solid Ms. Rama Bijapurkar Dr. Rajnish Mehra
Professor of Organizational Behavior, Director of the
foundation for management thought. Its objective is to Consultant, Mumbai, India Professor of Finance, Department of Economics,
Human Resource Executive Program, Stanford Graduate
ensure that there is a sound academic base that students University of California, Santa Barbara, USA
School of Business, USA
can constantly draw from during the course of their careers
and establish a core foundation for decision making. Dr. Bala Chakravarthy
Professor of Strategy and International Management, Prof. Nandu Nagarajan
Dr. Konduru Sivaramakrishnan
Shell Professor of Sustainable Business Growth, Professor of Business Administration, Katz Graduate
Bauer Endowed Chair of Accounting, C.T.Bauer College
Dr. Bala V. Balachandran School of Business, University of Pittsburgh, USA
International Institute for Management Development of Business, University of Houston, Texas, USA
Chairman, Academic Advisory Council & Founder and
(IMD), Switzerland
Honorary Dean, Great Lakes Institute of Management,
J.L. Kellogg Distinguished Professor of Accounting, Mr. Mohan Nair
Dr. Jitendra V. Singh
Information Management and Decision Sciences & Dr. Sunil Chopra Sr. Vice President - Marketing, The Regence Group, USA
Dean & Shaw Foundation Chair, Professor of Strategy,
Director, Accounting Research Centre, Northwestern
IBM Distinguished Professor of Operations Management & Organization, Nanyang Business School,
University at Evanston, Illinois, USA
Management & Information Systems, Kellogg School Dr. V.G. Narayanan Nanyang Technological University, Singapore
of Management, Northwestern University, Evanston, Associate Professor of Management Accounting, Harvard
Dr. Gadi Ariav
Illinois , USA Business School, Harvard University, Massachusetts, USA
Associate Professor of Management Information Dr. Suresh P Sethi
Systems, The Leon Recanati School of Business Charles & Nancy Davidson, Distinguished Professor of
Dr. N. Jayashankaran Dr. Paul Prabhaker Operations Management, Director of Center for
Administration, Tel Aviv University, Director The
Academic Dean & Director, Bangalore Management Associate Dean & Professor (Marketing), College of Intelligent Supply Networks, School of Management,
Georges Leven High Tech Management School,
Association, India Business, Northern Illinois University, Illinois, USA University of Texas at Dallas, Texas, USA
Tel Aviv, Israel

Dr. S.P. Kothari Dr. Srinivasan Raghunathan Dr. K.K. Srinivasan

Dr. V.S. Arunachalam
Gordon Y Billard Professor of Management, and Associate Professor of Management Information Founder President of two e-com ventures, worked at
Former Scientific Advisor to the Prime Minister and
Accounting, Sloan School of Management, Massachusetts Systems, University of Texas at Dallas, USA leading financial institutions; Formerly on the faculty of
Defence Minister, Distinguished Services Professor,
Institute of Technology, Boston, Massachusetts, USA Georgia Institute of Technology, Atlanta, Georgia, USA
Carnegie Melon University, Pittsburgh, USA
Dr. Raghuram Rajan
Dr. Lakshman Krishnamurthi Joseph L. Gidwitz Professor of Finance, University of Dr. Seenu V. Srinivasan
Dr. Yair M. Babad
Chaiman and Montgomery Ward Professor of Marketing, Chicago, Illinois, USA, Chief Economist, International Adams Distinguished Professor of Management and
Professor, Dept. of Information and Decision Sciences,
Kellogg School of Management, Northwestern Monetary Fund (IMF) Director of the Strategic Marketing Management
College of Business Administration, University of Illinois
University, Evanston, Illinois, USA Executive Program, Stanford Graduate School of
at Chicago, USA
Dr. Ram T.S. Ramakrishnan Business, Stanford, California, USA
Dr. Philip Kotler Ernst & Young Pofessor of Accounting, University of
Dr. Sudhakar V. Balachandran
S.C. Johnson & Son Distinguished Professor of Illinois at Chicago, Illinois, USA Prof. Marti G. Subrahmanyam
Assistant Professor of Accounting,
International Marketing, Kellogg School of Management, Charles E Merrill, Professor of Economics and Finance
Columbia Business School, Columbia University,
Northwestern University, Evanston, Illinois, USA Dr. Keshavamurthy Ramamurthy at the Leonard N Stern School of Business,
New York , USA
Professor, Management Information Systems, University New York University, USA
Dr. B Mahadevan of Wisconsin, Milwaukee, Wisconsin, USA
Prof. Aswath Damodaran
Professor of Operations Management, Indian Institute of Dr. Arthur D. Warga
Professor of Finance, David Margolis Teaching Excellence
Management, Bangalore Dr. V. Kasturi Rangan Dean, C. T. Bauer College of Business
Fellow, Leonard N. Stern School of Business, New York
University, USA Malcolm P McNair Professor of Marketing, Harvard University of Houston, USA
Business School, Harvard University, Cambridge,
Massachusetts, USA

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Board of Directors
Mr. Jamshyd N Godrej Chairman & Managing Director
Dr. Shyam Sunder Dr. Finn E Kydland Chairman of the Board, Godrej & Boyce Mfg.Co.Ltd.
James L. Frank, Professor of Accounting, Economics and Henley Professor of Economics, University of California, Great Lakes Institute of Management
Finance, Yale School of Management, Yale University, Santa Barbara, USA
New Haven, Connecticut, USA Mr. A. Mahendran Managing Director
Vice- Chairman of the Board, Godrej Sara Lee Ltd.
Dr. Lakshmanan Shivakumar Great Lakes Institute of Management
Dr. Swaminathan Sridharan Associate Professor of Accounting,
John L. and Helen Kellogg, Distinguised Chair, Professor Accounting Group, London Business School, Other Members of the Board
of Accounting & Infomation Management, Kellogg School United Kingdom
Dr. Bala V Balachandran Founder and Honorary Dean,
of Management, Northwestern University, Evanston,
Member on Board, Great Lakes Institute of Management,
Illinois, USA
Great Lakes Institute of Management J.L.Kellogg Distinguished Professor in Accounting,
Information Management and Decision Sciences & Director,
Dr. Krishnamurthy Surysekar Accounting Research Centre, Northwestern University
Assistant Professor of Accounting, School of Accounting, at Evanston, Illinois, USA.
Florida International University, Miami , Florida, USA
Mr. K.B. Chandrashekar Chairman and CEO
Member on Board, Jamcracker Inc., USA
Dr. Asher Tishler Great Lakes Institute of Management
Associate Professor of Economics and Director of
Mr. A.N. Radhakrishnan Consultant
Executive MBA Program, The Leon Recanati School of
Member on Board, Shriram Group of Cos
Business Administration, Tel Aviv University, Director
Great Lakes Institute of Management
The Georges Leven High Tech Management School, Tel
Aviv, Isarel Mr.V.K.Sundaram Managing Director
Member on Board, Sudharshan Agencies
Great Lakes Institute of Management
Dr. M.B. Athreya,
Sri Sringeri Sharda Institute of Management Mr. P Murari IAS Adviser to President of FICCI
New Delhi, India Member on Board, Former Secretary to President of India
Great Lakes Institute of Management
Dr. Nirmal Gupta
Dr. Sudhakar V Balachandran Assistant Professor of Accounting
Markerting Educator, India
Member on Board, Columbia Business School
Great Lakes Institute of Management
Dr. Srikant M Datar
Professor of Business Administration, Senior Associate Mr. Gopal Srinivasan Director
Dean, Chair, Executive Education, Harvard Business Member on Board, TVS Electronics Ltd.
Great Lakes Institute of Management
School, Boston, USA
Prof. S Sriram Executive Director
Dr. M.S. Krishnan Member on Board, Great Lakes Institute of Management
Area Chairman and Professor of Business Information Great Lakes Institute of Management
Technology, Co-Director Center for Global Resource
Mr. B. Hariharan President and CEO
Leverage, India
Member on Board, Valgen Business Solutions Pvt. Ltd.
Ross School of Business, University of Michigan Great Lakes Institute of Management
Mr. V. Sankaran Director- Administration
Member on Board, Great Lakes Institute of Management
Great Lakes Institute of Management

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Titans Speak

“A great school built by passionate pioneers that produces passionate

students. I wish GREAT LAKES all the best.”

Adi Godrej
Chairman, Godrej Group

“A wonderful example of a student centered, ‘real-life’ academic


Raymond Spencer
CEO-FS, Capgemini

“It is easy for me to come to Great Lakes as they have done such an
extraordinary job in such a short period of time. It's always good to be
associated with winners. I am happy to be associated with Professor Bala.
What he has accomplished is quite extraordinary.”

Dr. C.K. Prahalad

Paul and Ruth McCracken, Distinguished University Professor of Corporate
Strategy Stephen M. Ross School of Business, University of Michigan

“Great Lakes Institute of Management has excellent international focus.

I am impressed to know that Chinese language is part of curriculum…
I will extend all support to strengthen the partnership between
Great Lakes and Yale Business School.”

Ms. Indra K. Nooyi

Chairman of the Board and CEO, Pepsi Co.