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Transform and Lead

PGPM 2016-17
Admissions Brochure

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THE GREAT LAKES

EDGE

WORLD CLASS
FACULTY

Unique perspectives from leading international (from e.g. Kellogg,


Stanford, Yale) and renowned full time faculty
Ranked 2nd among Indian B-Schools for research productivity in a joint
study by IIM-B and XIMB. Three full time faculty Dr. Bala, Dr. Bharadwaj
and Dr. Samu cited among the most prolific researchers in the country

CUTTING-EDGE
CURRICULLUM

Globally benchmarked and industry relevant curriculum


Pioneer in introducing Business Analytics as a specialization and is ranked
among the top 3 for Business Analytics by Analytics India Magazine

INTERNATIONAL
EXPOSURE
ALUMNI
NETWORK
RANKINGS &
ACCREDITATION

Collaboration with leading B-Schools of the world allows sharing of


best global practices and exchange of faculty and students
Participants have an opportunity to get a second international degree
from Bordeaux University
4000+ Great Lakes Alumni spread over 28 countries across 5 continents
Participants get access to a great life-time network of Entrepreneurs,
CXOs and high caliber professionals across industries

Ranked in top 10 one year programs by Outlook & Business Today (2014)
Ranked 10th among all B-Schools in India by Business India (2014)
Internationally accredited by AMBA, UK and SAQS
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1100
Students

ABOUT
GREAT LAKES

Campuses
(Chennai,
Delhi-NCR)

Intl. Research
Conferences

4000+

Centers of
Excellence

Alumni Network
spread over
28 countries

25+

Great Lakes Institute of Management is a top ranked


business school with a vision to provide the corporate world
with Business-Ready leaders.

Global Visiting
Faculty from the
likes of Stanford,
Kellogg and Yale

Great Lakes Institute of Management, founded in 2004 by Dr. Bala V. Balachandran,


Professor Emeritus at Kellogg School of Management, is among Indias leading
business school with campuses in Chennai and Delhi-NCR. Led by exceptional
faculty, steered by an outstanding advisory council and buoyed by the International
collaborations, Great Lakes has within a short span of 11 years, emerged as a topranked Business school.

45+

Permanent
Faculty

30000+

90+

Books
900+ Online
Journals

In 2014, Great Lakes was accredited by Association of MBAs (AMBA, UK) for its PGPM
and PGXPM programs and became the youngest B-School in India to receive this
prestigious international accreditation. Great Lakes also received the international
SAQS (South Asian Quality Assurance System) accreditation from AMDISA within a
year of being accredited by AMBA.

Prizes won by Students at


National & International
Level in 2014-15

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150+

Global Thought
Leaders on
Academic Advisory
Council

Industry Leaders
on Campus in
2014-2015

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Great lakes offers an one year full time MBA for experienced professionals, a two year
MBA, a Part Time Executive MBA program, a weekend Executive MBA program and
specialized sectoral management programs in Analytics and Energy.

Industry Titans
on Business
Advisory Council

Collaborations with
Leading Global
Institutions

Rankings in 2014:
in One Year Programs
by Outlook Magazine

th

10

among Top B-Schools

th by Business India

GLOBAL ASSOCIATIONS

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among
Executive Programs
by Business Today

th

17

among top B-Schools

th by Business World

ACCREDITATIONS

th

among
Top Private B-Schools
by Careers 360

MESSAGE FROM
THE DEAN
Affordable
Excellence,
Adorable
Relevance.
Dear friends,
Let me begin with a small story. Circa 2004. A one-year MBA program. Two full-time faculty members. Legacy value - zero.
The new kid on the block. 12000 plus sq.ft. campus (actually a two-storey house) in the middle of a quiet residential
locality in Chennai. This is what the MBA aspirants in the year 2004 were presented with when they did their research on
the B-School offering from yours truly. This is the story of the humble beginnings of Great Lakes Institute of Management.
Circa 2015. Multiple management program offerings. 45 plus full-time faculty members. Legacy value exponential. No
longer the new kid on the block but certainly the kid to be watched. A 30 acres LEED Platinum rated campus in Chennai
and an upcoming campus in Delhi NCR. Ranked among the top 10 B-Schools in the country and among the very top private
B-Schools in India. This is what the prospective students of the Class of 2017 are reading about Great Lakes Institute of
Management today.
The purpose of this story is to establish a very critical point. You dont get to be at the top of your game if you are afraid
of firsts. A relative newcomer in the B-School landscape in India, we were never afraid to be different and to do things
differently. Ten years down the line, today, Great Lakes is considered a premier B-School destination.
A state of the art campus, several international accreditations and alliances, an outstanding peer group, a heterogeneous
cross-section of people from different parts of the country, cultures and backgrounds, the perfect program which blends the
science of management with the art of leadership and representing a fusion of progressive western management thought
and Asian ethos and value systems, an outstanding Industry-Institute interface, a wide range of opportunities to learn beyond
the classrooms, the chance to interact with leading management gurus across the globe and to be in the thick of gamechanging and cutting-edge research activities, the potential to introspect and delve deep into your persona and experience
the magic of corporate social responsibility at the grassroots and above all, the golden opportunity to become a better person,
manager and leader. This is in a gist the Great Lakes proposition and there is so much more that we have to offer.
In each and everything we do at Great Lakes, the goal is progress. You have already ascertained that you need to equip
yourself with a Management qualification to progress and advance your career. The only question that remains now is to
decide which school you choose to do this at. The Great Lakes story speaks for itself. We are living proof of the fact that
constancy of purpose leads to progress and success. We are at the top of our game because we are good at what we do. We
are pioneers and we are leaders. So the question really is, do you want to be at the top of your game? If the answer is yes,
then, by all means, Welcome to Great Lakes and lets get down to business together!

Bala V Balachandran
J L Kellogg Distinguished Professor of Accounting and Information Management (Emeritus in Service),
Northwestern University, USA
Founder, Dean and Chairman, Great Lakes Institute of Management, India

Great Lakes is
living proof of the
fact that constancy
of purpose leads
to progress and
success. We are
at the top of our
game because we
are good at what
we do. So the
question really
is, do you want
to be at the top
of your game? If
the answer is yes,
then, by all means,
Welcome to Great
Lakes and lets get
down to business
together!
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THE PGPM

ADVANTAGE

GREAT LAKES FLAGSHIP ONE YEAR


FULL TIME POST GRADUATE PROGRAM
IN MANAGEMENT (PGPM) IS FOR

ACHIEVERS,
HIGH PERFORMERS &
GO-GETTERS
WHO WANT TO CHANGE THE WORLD
FOR THE BETTER.

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Accelerated
Growth

Unparalleled
Peer Learning

In a fast changing business world where


billion-dollar companies are created in a
few years, the PGPM allows participants to
maximize learning and start creating value by
the end of one year

Peers with rich industry experience in the class


means as much learning beyond the class as
inside. One of the top reasons why Alumni
strongly value their year at Great Lakes

Helps transform high potential professionals


into competent business managers and
decision makers ready to deliver from Day 1

Participants in the one year full time PGPM


have a collective experience of over 1300
years across diverse industries

Global
Perspectives

Dual Degree
Opportunity

25+ International faculty from the likes of


Kellogg, Stanford & Yale along with renowned
full time faculty give you global perspectives
and unparalleled learning

Great Lakes provides its students with a


unique opportunity to pursue an additional six
week term at IAE Bordeaux University School
of Management. On successful completion,
participants are awarded an IAE University of
Bordeaux MBA degree in addition to the PGPM

Globally benchmarked curriculum which is


updated yearly with cutting edge courses to
make participants Business Ready
Chinese (Mandarin) Language offered as an
elective

Experiential
Learning

Globally
Recognized

Guest lectures and insights from eminent


thought leaders and industry stalwarts

Accredited by AMBA (Association of MBAs,


UK) and SAQS (South Asian Quality Assurance
System, AMDISA)

Karma Yoga - a unique transformational


program to help participants develop
leadership skills while having a lasting impact
in 20+ villages and improving the lives of
thousands of people

Ranked among Indias top 10 One Year Programs


by Outlook & Business Today

AICTE Approved Program

Fully mentored Empirical Study

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LEARNING FROM
DISTINGUISHED
THOUGHT LEADERS
Great Lakes provides an opportunity for
students to be groomed by transformational
leaders spanning private organizations and
public administration. These distinguished
thought leaders give unparalleled perspectives
and insights and help nurture students into
future business leaders.

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Dr. C. Rangarajan

Mr. A. Mahendran

Mr. R. Gopalakrishnan

Mr. C. Rangarajan is an Indian economist, a


distinguished former Member of Parliament and
Ex-Governor of the Reserve Bank of India.

Mr. A. Mahendran was initially Managing Director of


Godrej Sara Lee Ltd. and later MD of Godrej Consumer
Products Ltd.

Mr. R. Gopalakrishnan is the non-executive director of Tata


Sons, promoting entity of Tata Group of Companies and
independent director of many listed companies.

Dr. V. Sumantran

Mr. N. Vittal

Mr. Ashok Vasudevan

Dr. V. Sumantran is the ex-Vice Chairman, Ashok Leyland


Ltd. and Executive Vice Chairman, Hinduja Automobiles
Ltd., UK.

Mr. N. Vittal is the ex-Chief Vigilance Commissioner,


Govt. of India and a Padma Bhushan awardee.

Mr. Ashok Vasudevan is Co-founder & CEO of Preferred


Brands International and Chairman of Tasty Bite Eatables
Ltd. the Indian public company subsidiary of PBI.

Academic
Elegance Blends
with Business
Relevance

70+
Academic & Industry
Visiting Faculty

45+
Permanent Faculty
25+
International Visiting
Faculty

Mr. Narayana Murthy

Mr. B.S. Raghavan

Dr. Rama Bijapurkar

Mr. N.R. Narayana Murthy is an Indian IT Industrialist and


the Co-founder of Infosys.

Mr. B.S. Raghavan is the ex-Chancellor of ICFAI.


Mr. Raghavan is a former IAS officer and UN Civil Servant,
Author and Social Activist.

Dr. Rama Bijapurkar is a leading marketing strategy &


consumer behavior consultant in India.

Dr. V.S. Arunachalam

Mr. T.T. Durai

Mr. B. Muthuraman

Dr. V.S. Arunachalam is Padma Vibhushan & Distinguished


Service Professor, Carnegie Mellon University, Pittsburgh.

Mr. T.T. Durai is the CEO of a Multinational Company.

Mr. B. Muthuraman is the ex-MD, TATA Steel Ltd.

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EXPERIENTIAL
LEARNING
Great Lakes emphasizes on experiential learning whether
it involves developing leadership and managerial skills,
honing strong analytical skills, understanding and analyzing
business cases or dealing with capital markets. The end result
is a business ready manager who is ready to deliver results
from day 1.

Leadership
Experiential
Project:
Karma Yoga

Facts and
Figures on
Karma Yoga

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400+

1100+

school-going children attend tuition classes,


science clubs and other educational activities due to
Karma-Yoga each year

KARMA-YOGA, a Leadership Experiential


Program (LEP) is a unique medium for
students to connect with ground realities
and experientially learn transformational
leadership.
21 villages surrounding the institutes campus
have been adopted by Great Lakes for the LEP.
The project creates a mutual win-win situation
for both the students and the villages while the villages get budding managers to
enable the villagers to lift themselves into
their better selves, the students acquire a
first-hand understanding of what it means to
create followers and transform them. LEP is a
real life practical lab to learn and experience
the power of transformational leadership with
the key focus on education, health, agriculture,
and small business.

Passion With Compassion


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villages under the project

30+

village-level events conducted


annually

people given individual medical


attention so far

Live Trading
Great Lakes enables students to apply their knowledge through case analysis,
participating in simulations and recently, through live participation in capital and
commodity markets.
Small groups of students create a corpus and invest nominal sums of money on
portfolio of stocks / commodities in the domestic / international markets and track
its performance through the duration of the course guided by an erudite researcher,
thought leader, avid blogger and a certified trader, Dr. Bobby Srinivasan. Trading
concepts assimilated in the class are applied and monitored real time to maximize
the returns.

Business is for
Realthe Empirical
Study
Empirical study provides a platform for students to become business-ready
managers by enabling them to do a real life study under the guidance of the best
people from the industry and academia. The most practical benefit of empirical
study is that one learns how to actually persuade and convince others - by culling
out relevant information, gathering and analyzing data, and presenting the output
to support ones stand.
In the past, some of the empirical studies have been presented in national and
international conferences.

Art of Leadership Blends


with Science of Management

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BORDEAUX-GREAT LAKES
DUAL DEGREE MBA
GREAT LAKES INSTITUTE OF
MANAGEMENT OFFERS A DUAL
DEGREE MBA IN COLLABORATION WITH

IAE BORDEAUX

UNIVERSITY SCHOOL OF MANAGEMENT


UNIVERSITE MONTESQUIEU
BORDEAUX IV FOR ITS POST GRADUATE
PROGRAM IN MANAGEMENT
STUDENTS

Dual Degree
Advantages
19 Students from great lakes attended the
inaugural batch of this program during 2015

Global Mindset,
Indian Roots

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1
2

Six weeks additional term at Bordeaux,


France (May to mid-June)
150 hours of coursework including instructor led
teaching, industry visits and extra-curricular
activities

Additional MBA degree from IAE Bordeaux


University of Management on successful
program completion

Opportunity to interact and network with


students from both Bordeaux and Northern
Illinois University

Exposure to an international cohort, culture and


business environment

MESSAGE FROM
THE PROGRAM DIRECTOR
In a short span of eleven years, Great Lakes Institute of Management, Chennai has succeeded in carving
a niche for itself among the TOP TEN management institutions in the country. With an emphasis on
creating Day One Business Ready Managers & future corporate leaders, Great Lakes has undertaken a
revolutionary redesign in management education through an innovative 1 year program for students with
significant prior work experience equipped to take the fullest advantage of the exceptionally rigorous and
demanding nature of the customized curriculum.
With its collaborative arrangements with Business Schools across the globe, a supporting pool of visiting
and adjunct faculty from top International B-Schools such as Kellogg, Stanford, Harvard, IIT Chicago,
Columbia, Yale, among many others, supported by a group of core faculty who have excelled themselves
in the finest B Schools, Great Lakes is the embodiment of underlying philosophy of Global Mindset, Indian
Roots. The academic rigor of our curriculum are complemented by insightful guest lectures delivered
by personalities with a record of outstanding accomplishments in all walks of life, providing a deeper
perspective to the ideas and practice of management to the student body.
Great Lakes state of the art ecofriendly green campus sets the tone for a dynamic environment that
plays a great role in motivating everyone faculty, staff and students to deliver their best.

At Great Lakes,
we encourage
learning by doing.
The culture in Great
Lakes facilitates not
only learning from
academicians and
eminent industry
captains but peer
learning as well.

At Great Lakes, we encourage learning by doing. The culture in Great Lakes facilitates not only learning
from academicians and eminent industry captains but peer learning as well. Aided by the latest
technology, a continually evolving curriculum, and constant corporate interaction, our students are
transformed from being first class management students into astute Thought Leaders who are ready to
take on the challenges of the corporate world, both in India and abroad. The PGPM program is structured
to infuse all with a spirit of COMPETITIVE COOPERATION; an exposure to an interlocking, interdependent
set of knowledge culminating in an integrative CAPSTONE course that brings together the essence of
their leanings from the CORE PROGRAM.
We have always pioneered in new areas according to changing business requirements and were among
the first to introduce BUSINESS ANALYTICS as a specialization the curriculum.From this year we have
made it part of the core curriculum as well, to be taught leveraging the best in analytical software
including SAS, SPSS and R. In a wired world where six degrees of separation is being squeezed daily by
proliferation of Big Data, Analytics is the next career opportunity to drive the Indian growth story and as
usual Great Lakes is ahead of the curve. Our students have actively participated in DUAL DEGREE MBA
PROGRAM at the Universite de Bordeaux, France where they earned a second degree from Bordeaux after
a six week intense academic program.
Like the old days at the great port of Mamallapuram, where great Indian explorers set out on voyages of
discovery and adventure, Great Lakes offers you an unparalleled experience of 365 days of learning that
enriches the rest of your lives; form enduring bond of friendships and camaraderie of the best B School
graduates in the country ready to set out on their corporate journeys. It is my pleasure to invite you to
be a part of this voyage of discovery.. ALL ABOARD !!

Regards,

Prof. Sanjoy Sircar


Director

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CORE COURSES

PGPM
COURSE LISTING

TERM 4 TO TERM 7 : ELECTIVES

Marketing

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B2B Marketing
Brand Management
Brand Maps
Business Analytics
Consumer Behaviour
Consumer Focused
Product Planning
Customer Relationship
Management
Integrated Marketing
Communication
Marketing Metrics
Markstrat Simulation
New Product Development
Operationalizing
Marketing Strategy
Retailing Management
Sales & Distribution
Management
Services Marketing
Social Media Marketing
Sports Marketing
Strategic Marketing
Strategic Outsourcing
Technology Marketing

TERM 1





Statistical Methods for Decision Making


Intelligently Interacting with Others
Micro Economics
Business Communication
Marketing Management I
Financial Accounting

Business Analytics
Advanced Business Analytics
Advanced Issues in Supply
Chain Analytics
Big Data Management &
Business Informatics
Business Intelligence in
Financial Services
Consumer Focused Product
Planning
Data Mining & Visualisation
Data Visualization & Analytics
Decision Support Models for
Banking & Finance
Econometrics
Financial Risk Analytics
Financial Risk Management
Marketing Metrics
Pricing Analytics

TERM 2






Financial Management I
Macro Economics
Market Research
Operations Management
Organizational Behavior
IT for Managers
Managerial Accounting

Finance
Analysis of New Generation
Investment Products
Applied Macro-Economics
Behavioral Finance
Current Issues in International
Finance
Economic Crisis & Resolution
Financial Analysis - Risk
, Transparency / Forensic
Accounting
Financial Modelling
Financial Statement Analysis
Fixed Income Securities
Game Theory Applications in
Finance
Global Financial Markets
Investment Banking
Management of Commercial
Banks
Mergers & Acquisitions
Options, Future & Derivatives
Project & Infrastructure Finance
Security Analysis & Portfolio
Management
Strategic Cost & Profitability
Management
Strategic Financial
Management
Trading Practices-I
Trading Practices-II
Valuation

TERM 3






Strategy, HR
& OB
Course on Military
Strategy
Economics of Strategy
International Business
Strategy
International
Entrepreneurship
Management Consulting
as a Career
Managerial Counseling
Motivation Theory and EQ
Neuro-linguistic
Programming (NLP)
New Venture Planning
Strategy Execution
Total Quality Person - TQP

Financial Management II
Human Resource Management
Management Information Systems
Strategic Management
Quantitative Methods
Business Analytics
Marketing Management II

Operations & IT
Advanced Issues in Supply Chain
Analytics
Big Data Management & Business
Informatics
Business Intelligence
Data Visualization & Analytics
Demand Planning & Forecasting
Emerging Technology & Business
Innovation
Enterprise Business Applications
Enterprise Resource Planning
E-tailing & Retail Supply Chain
Finance & Risk Management
Applications in Supply Chain
Management
Information Technology Consulting
International SCM
Lean Manufacturing & Process
Management
Logistics & Supply Chain
Management
Management Science Consulting
Modeling of Manufacturing Systems
Project Management
Services Operations Management
Strategic Operations Planning
Supply Chain Innovation
Supply Chain Modeling & Analysis
Sustainable Business Operations
Technology Operations & Marketing
Total Quality Management
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PGPM CLASS PROFILE


2015-16
GENDER
Female
26%

Male
74%

WORK EXPERIENCE
4-5 years
17%
2-3 years
41%

3-4 years
42%

EDUCATION BACKGROUND
Others*
6%
IT
13%
Industrial &
Production,
Instrumentation,
Mechanical and
Manufacturing
16%

Arts, Humanities & Science


4%
Computer Science
19%

Electrical, Electronics
& Telecom
42%

*Others includes, Bio Technology, Bio Informatics, Civil, Chemical &


Energy, Economics, Hospitality & Hotel Administration, LAW, Pharma,
Business Administration,Statistics, Zoology

Average Work Experience

42

months

The batch boasts a strong mix of individuals from variety of educational backgrounds including full time post graduates & professional
certificate holders.
Master degrees: M.Sc. in Biological Sciences, Clinical Research and Applied Genetics; Post Graduate Diploma in Actuarial Science, MA - Public
Administration, M.Com - Business Management; LLB
Certifications: CFA Level1; Level 2, Certification in Finance Module of Microsoft Dynamics Navision, Statistical Learning - Stanford Online course,
NSE NCFM Financial Markets Beginners Module, NSE NCFM Derivatives market Dealers Module Certification on Derivative exchnage (BCDE)
Certified Green Belt Six Sigma, Lean Six Sigma, Harvard Manage Mentor online certification; ISTQB Certified, VMware Certified Advanced Professional,
UV India certified Internal Auditor,Project Management Professional Certification (PMP); ITIL Certified professional;

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PGPM PLACEMENT
SNAPSHOT 2015
List of Recruiters
2015*:

AVERAGE CTC (Figures in `)

12.02

Lacs

INDUSTRY DISTRIBUTION
Telecom
2%

Others*
7%

Market Research
& Analytics
3%

BFSI
13%
Consulting
22%
E-Commerce
4%

IT/ITES
49%

*Others include Advertising & Media, Education,


Manufacturing, Pharma, Real Estate, etc.

FUNCTION DISTRIBUTION
Analytics
4%
Technology
Consulting
31%

Business
Consulting
15%
Finance
13%

Sales & Marketing


32%

Operations
5%

Accenture
Airtel
Alliance Global Services
Amazon
Amrita Group
Bank of America
Blue Ocean
Caratlane
Changepond
Cognizant Business Consulting
Cognizant Technologies Solution
Crayon Data
Credit Mantri
DCM Shriram
Dell
Deloitte US
Dunia Finance
eInfochips
Fresh Desk
FSS
GAEA Technologies
Galaxy Surfactants
Genpact
Greenlam Industries
Hansacequity
HCL Talentcare
HCL Technologies
HSBC Technologies
iKen Solution
IMaCS
iNautix
Indiaproperty.com
Infiniti Research
Infosys
Infotrellis
Interakt
ITC Infotech

Kaar Technologies
KPIT Technologies
KPMG
L & T Infotech
LatentView
Lava International
LeitnerShriram
Mafoi Strategy
Matrimony.com
Mauj Mobile
Maveric Systems
Mindtree
Mogae Media
Musigma
Natural Remedies
Next Education
People Matters
Photon Infotech
Prakash Kochar
Rapid Value
Saksoft
Scope International
Secova
Snapdeal
Sutherland Global Services
Syncore Consulting
Tata Consultancy Services
TCS BPO
True Value Housing
TVS Logistics
Universal Consulting
VBHC
Virtusa
Wipro
ZickPick.com
ZS Associates
Zycus

*Partial List

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MESSAGE FROM
THE ADMISSIONS DIRECTOR

Great Lakes
was feted at
the Indian
Management
Conclave this
year for its
excellence in
maintaining a
multi-vector
diversity.

Diversity is the art of thinking independently together.


Malcolm Forbes
Diversity has always been a cornerstone of the Great Lakes success story. This year, we have made it as
our central theme for admissions. The requirement of two years work experience ensures a sectorial
diversity for the one-year PGPM program. Rarely would you find students from IT, retail, pharma, FMCG,
manufacturing, telecom, shipping and the likes rubbing shoulders with each other in the same class
room. Such peer diversity richens peer-learning. B-Schools traditionally have a skew in gender ratio with
classrooms having only 10-15% of lady students. We have consciously taken a call to maintain a gender
ratio of at least 1:4. We regularly achieve 1:4 for PGPM and 1:3 for PGDM where students tend to be 4
years younger. In terms of regional diversity, you can hear every Indian language spoken in campus where
600 plus students stay on a full-time. More than half of them have Hindi as their mother tongue.
In terms of tests that make you eligible for PGPM, we offer diverse options of CAT, XAT and GMAT.
The average work experience for PGPM is 40-45 months. Inside class, the school brings a rich mixture
of learning tools for assimilating and internalizing knowledge. Role plays, case studies, presentations,
peer feedbacks, video and flip class rooms provide a 360 learning ambience. Relaxation platforms like
air-conditioned gym, amphitheater, volley ball, basketball and tennis courts combine with learning
platforms to give a full campus experience. The world-renowned Mahabalipuram beach is a 10 minutes
drive from campus.
Great Lakes was feted at the Indian Management Conclave this year for its excellence in maintaining a
multi-vector diversity. The photo above shows me with the IMC award, flanked by the oldest and youngest
students in campus today. Mani is 50, a seasoned fleet engineer from maritime industry and is currently
pursuing our Executive management program of PGXPM. Pooja is just 20 and is a PGDM fresher.

Prof. Easwar Krishna Iyer


Admissions Director

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ADMISSION PROCESS
PGPM 2016-17
Eligibility Criteria
All applicants are required to appear for GMAT/
CAT*/XAT+/CMAT before applying to Great Lakes
Institute of Management.

Candidates meeting the eligibility criteria can


apply to Great Lakes Institute of Management by
completing an online form.

For PGPM 2016, Great Lakes Institute of


Management will accept CAT scores of years 2015
and 2014 or XAT scores of years 2016 and 2015
or GMAT scores taken after Jan 1, 2013 or CMAT
scores of the year 2015.

Candidates can choose to apply by any of the


following methods.

Visit the website www.greatlakes.edu.in and


fill in the online application form after making
a payment of INR 1,500/-.

All applicants should have a Bachelors degree in


any discipline from a recognized institution.

A minimum work experience of two years as of


March 31, 2016 is mandatory and candidates
found not fulfilling this criteria will not be
admitted. Candidates with less than 24 months
of work experience as of March 31, 2016 have to
apply to the Great Lakes PGDM Program.

Make a payment of INR 1,500 at select vendor


outlet centers (the list of vendors as well as
centers is given in our website) and procure a
coded number key for applying online.

Purchase the application form from the Great

* Great Lakes uses CAT scores only for screening applications for
admissions and IIMs have no role in the conduct of Great Lakes
academic programs
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Application Process

G reat Lakes is not an associate institute of XLRI but uses XAT


scores only for screening applicants for admission & XLRI has no
role to play in the conduct of any of Great Lakes Management
programs

Lakes Offices in Chennai.

The eventual application process is online for all


candidates.
Candidates have to provide the official email-id
of the recommender. The recommendation letter
will be collected from the final selected students
recommenders and it must be submitted online
All your queries regarding admission process can be
sent to us at admissions@greatlakes.edu.in.

Admissions Calendar
Issue of application starts from : 20th August 2015
Last date of submission for cycle 01 : 30th November 2015
Last date of submission for cycle 02 : 31st January 2016
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FEE STRUCTURE
2016-17
Fee Structure
Tuition &Academic Fees
Program Fees
Total Fees
Accommodation
Food
Total
PLUS
Alumni Subscription
Attire
Caution Deposit

Cost in INR
(Single room Accommodation)*
940000
525000
1465000
204000
81000
1750000

Cost in INR
(Twin Sharing Accommodation)*
940000
525000
1465000
172000
81000
1718000

5000
5000
10000

5000
5000
10000

* Does not include accommodation charges for Married Students Hostel

Fee Structure - International Students


Tuition, Academic& Program Fees
Accommodation
Food
Total
PLUS
Caution Deposit

Cost in USD
30000
4800
1700
36500
500

NOTE:
1. The course is approved by AICTE

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2.

Students are compulsorily required to have their own laptop as per institute specifications

3.

Single room as well as rooms on twin sharing basis are available. On Selection, the candidate will give their option for type of accommodation.
However, allocation will be done as per their ranking list and first cum first served basis

4.

Separate accommodation would be provided for married students accompanied by spouse for the duration of the program. Charges for
married students accommodation is different. Interested students are required to contact the admissions office or alternatively mail to
admissions@greatlakes.edu.in for obtaining details on the same

5.

Non Vegetarian food is optional and will be charged extra

6.

Tentative Registration and commencement date of the program: Third week of April 2016

7.

Refund Policy: As per AICTE norms, all refund requests will be processed only after commencement of the program

8.

Disputes whatsoever arising, if any, will come under Chennai Jurisdiction only

KEY DATES
Two Cycles of Admissions - PGPM
Great Lakes will have two cycles of interviews, one in mid-December 2015 and the second
in mid-February 2016. The city-wise dates for each cycle are given in the table below.

First Cycle
Eligibility Criteria

1.

2.
3.
4.

All GMAT Takers [GMAT 2013, GMAT 2014 and GMAT 2015
(exams to be taken on or before the 30th of November 2015)]
All CAT 2014 takers
All XAT 2015 takers
All CMAT 2015 takers

City

Mumbai

Bangalore

Kolkata

Delhi

Chennai

Hyderabad

Date for PI

13 Dec 2015

13 Dec 2015

13 Dec 2015

20 Dec 2015

20 Dec 2015

20th Dec 2015

Day

Sun

Sun

Sun

Sun

Sun

Sun

No. of days

01

01

01

01

01

01

Deadline for Cycle One

30 November 2015

th

th

th

th

th

th

Second Cycle
Eligibility Criteria


1.
2.
3.

All CAT 2015 takers


All XAT 2016 takers
GMAT takers who give their exam before 31st Jan 2016

City

Delhi

Bangalore

Kolkata

Mumbai

Chennai

Hyderabad

Date for PI

13 & 14
Feb 2016

13 & 14
Feb 2016

14
Feb 2016

20 & 21
Feb 2016

20 & 21
Feb 2016

21st
Feb 2016

Day

Sat/Sun

Sat/Sun

Sun

Sat/Sun

Sat/Sun

Sun

No. of days

02

02

01

02

02

01

Deadline for Cycle Two

31 January 2016

th

th

th

th

th

th

st

th

st

st

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ALUMNI
SPEAK
GREAT LAKES TAUGHT ME TO

GREAT LAKES GIVES YOU THE

THINK
DIFFERENT &
ASK
PLENTY OF QUESTIONS..

OPPORTUNITY
TO
WORK
WITH PEOPLE HAVING VARIED
EXPERIENCES AND BACKGROUNDS
WHICH HELPS YOU DEVELOP A WELL
ROUNDED PERSPECTIVE.

- Sushmita Das Gupta


FOUNDER & CHIEF IDEATOR, SMART IDEAS
(PGPM CLASS OF 2006)

THE

THE

ONE YEAR AT
GREAT
LAKES
SHAPED MY ENTREPRENEURIAL

TIME,
FRAMEWORK
AND
FRIENDS
AT GREAT LAKES ENABLED ME TO

VISION, CONNECTED ME WITH


GREAT FRIENDS, GOT ME A
CO-FOUNDER AND GAVE ME A
LOT OF PATIENCE.
- Sitashwa Srivastava
CO-FOUNDER JADE MAGNET
(PGPM CLASS OF 2007)

20

- Kartik Kannan
SELF EMPLOYED, PRODUCT MANAGEMENT PROFESSIONAL
(PGPM CLASS OF 2008)

EXPLORE MYSELF A LOT BETTER.


- Sijo Kuruvilla George
FOUNDING CEO, STARTUP VILLAGE
(PGPM CLASS OF 2009)

Contact Us
For all admission related queries, please write to

admissions@greatlakes.edu.in

Admissions team
Prof. Easwar Krishna Iyer
Director-Admissions
easwar@greatlakes.edu.in
Prof. D. Sriram
Associate Director-Admissions
sriram.d@greatlakes.edu.in
Srikanth Ramalingam
Deputy General Manager-Admissions
srikanth.r@greatlakes.edu.in
Connect with us :
/greatlakes.chennai
@GreatLakes_MBA
/GreatLakesIM
http://greatlaker.wordpress.com

Admissions Support
Tel: +91 44 30809017 / 9207
Mob: +91 73585 97107 / 99107

Leed Platinum Rated Green Campus in Chennai

Great Lakes Institute of Management


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