Great Lakes Institute of Management, Chennai

Great Lakes Institute of Management

East Coast Road, Manamai Village, Chennai, Tamil Nadu   |   ESTD : 2004   |   Approved By: AICTE   |   Type: Private
5 Reviews   |   044-30809017, 30809207, 07358597107   |
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About College

Great Lakes Institute of Management a top flight business school and one of the best institutes in southern states was founded by US based management guru Dr. Bala V Balachandran in 2004.

  • Institute offers two full time and many corporate courses and is approved by AICTE. The PGPM Course at Great Lakes is the only One-year management course in India approved by the AICTE.
  • In 2011 as part of its plans to expand its presence across India, Great Lakes Institute of Management launched its campus in Gurgaon.
  • Great Lakes has a memorandum of understanding (MoU) with Stuart School of Business at the Illinois Institute of Technology, Chicago, USA, University of Houston, and IIT Madras for academic exchange programs.
  • The Yale-Great Lakes Research Center has been established with the objective of pursuing advanced research in management in partnership with Yale University of the USA.
  • Accepting GMAT, CAT and XAT scores, this college demands an average of three years of work experience for the admission
  • Ranked among the top management institutes this college offers a tremendous amount of campus placements in very good known companies like Microsoft, Bajaj Capital, Ranbaxy etc.

Academic Overview: The two full time courses offered by this institute include PGDM and PGPM. These programs are offered in specializations- Finance, Marketing, Operations, IT& Economics, Business Analytics, OB & Strategy.

 Great Lakes offers some corporate courses too. Some of them are following-

1. Postgraduate Executive Program in Management (PGXPM)

 2. Postgraduate program in management flex (PGPM Flex)

 3. Postgraduate certificate program in Healthcare Management (PGCP-HCM) etc.

Being a hub for management research and leadership, Institute has also created multiple Centers of Excellence-

  • Yale - Great Lakes Centre For Management Research
  • Centre For Excellence in Retail Management
  • Centre for Excellence in Technopreneurship [CET]
  • Kotler - Srinivasan Centre for Research in Marketing
  • Centre for Excellence in Business Analytics and Business Intelligence.

Placement Details: Great Lakes has developed into one of India's leading business schools in a short span of 9 years and is being looked at by the corporate world as a Centre of Excellence in Management.

Institute witnessed another successful placement season for the PGDM 2018 BATCH. The key factors of the placement are following-

Placement Ratio


Number of companies participated


Largest Recruiters

HDFC & ICICI (8 Employment)

Highest domestic package

INR 18.3 LPA

Average CTC of the batch



  • The highest number of offers were from BFSI (43%), followed by IT/ITES (25%), Consulting (7%), FMCG (7%) & Manufacturing (7%).
  • Function wise leading recruiters were-




Barclays, Crisil, DHFL, Equitas Bank, HDFC Bank, HDFC Life, HSBC, ICICI Bank, iMaCS,
JP Morgan, Novartis, SMERA Ratings, Societe Generale, Standard Chartered


Deloitte, Prakash Kochhar, ZS Associates


CavinKare, ITC, Lotte India, Nestle, Nippon Paints


Accenture, Agaram Technologies, Cognizant, eClerx, Freshworks, GAVS Technologies,
HCL, HP, Infosys, L&T Infotech, Neeyamo, Photon, Quest Global, Sutherland,
Temenos, Tiger Analytics


Daimler, Dell, GEP, Hero Motocorp


Airtel, Infoedge, Lynk Logistics, NinjaCart, Shopclues, Shriram Properties, SPI Incubator

Extracurricular: Students of Great Lakes are involved in various extracurricular activities such as- publishing, conferences and social work-

Publishing: The students have their own bi-annual magazine called GRAVITY.

  • This magazine provides students, faculty and other stakeholders a platform to write about the topic of their interest. Articles are invited from colleges across India and the theme of the magazine is in accordance with the latest trends in the management space.
  • It portrays the culture of learning and innovation.
  • It contains brilliant articles and interviews that reflect the spirit of entrepreneurship.
  • It also encapsulates the success stories of the best entrepreneurs of the world.


  • North American Society for Marketing Education in India Conference
  • International Entrepreneurship Conference
  • Successful Women in Management
  • Yale – Great Lakes International Research Conference
  • Great Lakes Financial Conference
  • HR Conclave
  • International Business Analytics Conference
  • ISDSI Conference

Social Work: US President and Great Lakers are involved in the noble cause of doing social work in Chennai, Tamil Nadu and Lonavala. Around fifty student associates along with the faculty are involved in this type of contribution to the society on a regular basis.

Facilities: Being one of the best infrastructures in the world and spread across 27 acre of land it is one of the few LEED Platinum rated green campus. College provides following facilities-

Resource Center

The total size of the Resource Centre surpasses 5000 books and    more than 1000 AV resources.

 It also includes various research databases like ISI Emerging Markets, Proquest, EBSCO, CMIE and

Using OPAC, users can search and know the latest additions of books and periodicals and the status of a document.

Recreational Center

It has excellent recreation and sports facilities on campus for Yoga, Basketball, Badminton, Table Tennis etc. 

Gymnasium is equipped with latest fitness tools such as exercise bikes, stability ball, Multi stations, treadmills, slant board, and free weights.


Other Amenities

Bajaj Bistro, Auditorium, Amphitheatre, Alcove

Festivals/Events: Great lakes organizes a lot of programs for its students or the other way round, the students of Great Lakes are very active and organizes many events and festivals for their college.

  • L' ATTITUDE 13Ëš05’-  L' Attitude 13Ëš05’ is the annual inter B-School festival of Great Lakes. The festival features a potpourri of events and competitions that encompasses various spheres of management education in the field of marketing, finance, operations, strategy and Human Resources.
  • Karma Yoga Annual Convention- This convention was started a year before. This time August 2013, was its second phase. It incorporates a Leadership Experiential Project (LEP).
  • Sanghamitra- Sanghamitra is an intra-college cultural and sports event that springs the students a stand to showcase their talents. A range of games –Chess, Throw ball, Basketball, Table Tennis, Kho Kho, Volleyball Badminton, Cricket etc. are there in this event.


  • Ranked 1st among Top 10 Analytics B-Schools by Analytics India Magazine (2016).
  • Ranked 3rd in One Year Program by Outlook (2018)
  • Ranked 7th among Private B-Schools in India by Business today (2018).
  • Ranked 16th among business Schools in India by NIRF (2018)
  • Ranked 4th in One Year Programs by Business World (2017)
  • Ranked 9th in Top B-schools by Business India (2017)

Scholarship: This college does not provide any type of scholarships. Only it has certain tie ups with banks and financial institutions for loans.


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