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Great Lakes Institute of Management Chennai Admission 2024: Dates, Eligibility, Application, Fee

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Great Lakes Chennai Admission Process 2024

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Q:   Is it easy to get admission in Great Lakes Chennai?

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Candidates willing to take admission to any of the programmes (except PGPM Flex) at Great Lakes, Chennai must have valid scores in CAT/ XAT/ GMAT based on which they will be shortlisted for the essay writing test followed by the Personal Interview (PI) round. Hence, it becomes very important for the candidate to perform better in the aforementioned exams to get shortlisted for the PI round.

 

Q:   What is the fees of Great Lakes Chennai courses?

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Given below are the total tuition fees for the programmes offered at Great Lakes Institute of Management, Chennai:

Course

Total Tuition Fee

PGPM

INR 9 Lacs – INR 11.2 lakh

PGDM

INR 9 Lacs – INR 11.2 lakh

PGXPM

INR 12.4 lakh

PGPM Flex

INR 12.4 lakh

Note: The total tuition fee is collated from various unofficial sources on the internet. Hence, it is indicative. Candidates seeking more precise tuition fee details can refer to the institute’s official website for more details on the same.

 

Q:   Can I get direct admission to Great Lakes Chennai?

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There is no such provision for direct admission to any of the programmes offered at Great Lakes Institute of Management, Chennai. Great Lakes, Chennai course admission is completely entrance exam-based. Candidates seeking admission at the institute must meet the eligibility and selection criteria established by the institute. Given below are the eligibility and selection process for the courses offered at Great Lakes Institute of Management, Chennai:

Course

Eligibility

Selection Criteria

PGPM

UG degree in any discipline from a recognised institution + 2-10 years of work experience

 

Note: The work experience criteria mentioned above are taken from unofficial sources on the internet. Hence, it is indicative.

CAT/ GMAT/ XAT score + Essay writing + Personal Interview (PI)

PGDM

UG degree in any discipline from a recognised institution and minimum 60% aggregate across class 10/ class 12/ under graduation + 0-3 years of work experience

CAT/ GMAT/ XAT score + Essay writing + Personal Interview (PI)

PGXPM

UG degree in any discipline from a recognised institution and minimum 50% aggregate across class 10/ class 12/ under graduation + Minimum 8 years full-time work experience + Two recommendations + Statement of Purpose

Overall academic performance + Personal Interview (PI)

PGPM Flex

UG degree in any discipline from a recognised institution and minimum 50% aggregate across class 10/ class 12/ under graduation + Minimum 2 years of work experience (candidates having 18-24 work experience will be subjected to admission if they have an excellent academic track record)

Written Test (conducted by Great Lakes) + Personal Interview (PI)

 

Q:   Can a fresher apply for Great Lakes Chennai?

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Candidates having no prior work experience, i.e. fresher can only take admission to the PGDM programme at Great Lakes Institute of Management, Chennai. The institute offers a two-year full residential PGDM programme (equivalent to MBA). Given below are the eligibility and selection criteria for the PGDM programme at Great Lakes, Chennai:

  • The candidate should possess a bachelor’s degree in any discipline from a recognised institution and a minimum 60% aggregate across class 10/ class 12/ under graduation.
  • Freshers and candidates having stringently less than three years of work experience are eligible for the said programme.
  • Also, candidates having valid scores in CAT/ GMAT/ XAT will be shortlisted for the essay writing and Personal Interview (PI) round.
  • Those who qualify for the PI round will be required to report to the admission cell at Great Lakes Institute of Management, Chennai for document verification and fee payment leading to final seat allotment.
 

Great Lakes Institute of Management Chennai PGDM Admission 2024

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  • Undergraduate Degree with 60% aggregate
  • Accepting Exams: XAT, CAT

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DatesUpcoming Events
Aug '24-Sep '24
CAT 2024 registrationTentative
Oct '24-Nov '24
CAT 2024 admit card downloadTentative
24 Nov '24
CAT 2024 exam
Jul '24-Dec '24
XAT 2025 Exam registrationTentative
Dec '24
XAT 2025 admit card download startsTentative
DatesPast Events
15 Mar '24
MBA/PGDM /PGPM Application last date (cycle-4)
10 Feb '24
MBA/PGDM /PGPM Application last date (cycle-3)
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Q:   Is PGDM available in Great Lakes Chennai?

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Yes, Great Lakes Institute of Management, Chennai offers a two-year full-time PGDM programme. Candidates seeking admission to the PGDM programme at Great Lakes, Chennai must possess a bachelor’s degree with a minimum of 60% aggregate across class 10/ class 12/ under graduation. Also, candidates should have valid CAT/ GMAT/ XAT based on which they will be shortlisted for the Personal Interview (PI) round.

 

Q:   How is Great Lakes Chennai for MBA?

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Great Lakes Chennai is a popular option for students seeking to pursue MBA. Great Lakes Chennai has been receiving outstanding NIRF rankings and acknowledgments from other major ranking bodies of India as well. 

  • Rankings: Great Lakes, Chennai has achieved an impressive position in the latest rankings. It has been placed at the 31st spot in the Management category by NIRF 2023 and secured the 11th position among private colleges according to the IIRF Ranking 2023.
  • Accreditation: The institute has achieved recognition from prestigious international accreditation like AMBA and SAQS, in addition to national accreditation from NBA and AICTE.
 
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Great Lakes Chennai Admission 2024: How to Apply?

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Q:   What all factors are considered for admission for GLIM Chennai?

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Great Lakes, Chennai gives importance to the overall performance of the students rather than excellence in a single field along with candidates' past academic records, work experience, recommendations and essays (collected at the interview location). In addition, performances in GMAT/CAT/XAT, Analytical Writing Test (AWT) and Personal Interview (PI) are also considered.

 

Great Lakes Chennai Scholarship 2024

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Q:   Does Great Lakes Chennai provide scholarships?

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Yes, Great Lakes Institute of Management, Chennai provides scholarships across two categories:

Diversity & Merit Scholarships

Great Lakes offers diversity & merit scholarships for PGPM students to encourage diversity of perspectives in the institution. The institute offers a total of 40 diversity & merit scholarships worth INR 5 Lacs and 30% of the total scholarships are for female students. Candidates seeking scholarships in this category will be evaluated on the following parameters:

  •  Application form
  • Essay writing
  •  Interview assessment

Dr. Bala V Balachandran Merit Scholarship

The Dr. Bala V Balachandran Merit Scholarship has been established in memory of Dr. Bala V Balachandran, Founder of, the Great Lakes Institute of Management. The aforementioned scholarship is allocated for candidates who have excellent academic and professional performance history. Dr Bala V Balachandran Merit Scholarship helps eligible candidates waive their full tuition fee (INR 10.9 Lacs for PGPM 2022-23).

 

Great Lakes Institute of Management Chennai
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The season saw participation from major recruiters like Accenture, ADP, Brain, Bristlecone, Deloitte, Cognizant, E&Y GDS, FedEx, HCL, Infosys, Incedo, Optum, Tiger Analytics, Zoom, and ZS Associates.
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Best institute for the placements.
Placements: Our college is one of the best colleges for placements in PGDM. Almost 80% of students get placements at our college. The highest package offered for our course was 29 LPA, and the lowest package offered was 5 LPA. The average package offered at our college was 9 lpa. The top recruiters were EY, Amazon, Microsoft, eBay, Intel, etc.
Infrastructure: At our college, students were given all types of facilities, and the quality of all the facilities provided was amazing. The college labs and classrooms were supplied with all the equipment. There is Wi-Fi connectivity in both the hostel and the college. Various sports facilities were offered at our college. The hostel facilities were also of good quality.
Faculty: Yes, all the teachers and faculty members of our college were really helpful and highly qualified in their respective subjects. The quality of teaching offered by these teachers was amazing. The college provides the best faculty to the students. The course curriculum is absolutely relevant. The exam pattern was difficult.
Other: One of the best college. Various activities organized in our college.
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Placements: Our college provides good placements. Many top companies visit our college to recruit students. They provide summer internship opportunities. The average salary package offered is 1.4 LPA. Top recruiting companies are KPMG, Deloitte, etc.
Infrastructure: The hostel facilities are good.
Faculty: Our teachers are good. They are Ph.D. holders. They are well-qualified. They have been educated at prestigious colleges and universities. They conduct mid-term and final exams. Our course is well structured. It provides practical knowledge rather than theoretical knowledge.
Other: I would recommend joining this college. Our college provides good placements.
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Best college in terms of placements, faculty, facility etc.
Placements: Every year, our institute provides a substantial number of placement opportunities for our students, with approximately 70-80% of them securing campus placements. The salary packages offered range from a highest of 23 LPA to a lowest of 4 LPA, with an average package of 8 LPA. Renowned companies such as HCL, Deloitte, Levis, RBS, and EY are among the top recruiters, and the college guarantees 100% internships for its students.
Infrastructure: The college boasts excellent infrastructure and well-maintained buildings spread across a vast area. The spacious, air-conditioned classrooms are equipped with functional projectors. Our college has been awarded an A platinum LEED rating. Additionally, the campus offers high-speed Wi-Fi connectivity. The hostel facilities provide good-quality amenities, including a variety of both north and south Indian food options in the mess.
Faculty: The college has a combination of permanent and guest faculty. Every semester, faculty members from the top college teach us. Both the guest faculty and the faculty of the college are highly knowledgeable. Teachers work on the development of management, communication, and executive skills. College semester exams are difficult.
Other: The college has the best faculty. Various top college lecturers visit our college as guest faculty.
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Placements: Our batch witnessed an excellent season of placements this year. Business and Strategy Consulting came up with the most job offering industry, followed by Technology Consulting. The highest domestic package offered was 33.26 Lacs per annum. The season saw participation from major recruiters like Accenture, ADP, Brain, Bristlecone, Deloitte, Cognizant, E&Y GDS, FedEx, HCL, Infosys, Incedo, Optum, Tiger Analytics, Zoom, and ZS Associates.
Infrastructure: Life at Great Lakes is awesome. Great Lakes is situated 40 km away from Chennai city. The event is conducted throughout the year by various clubs in the college. Library cards are provided to us through which we can access all the books in the library. We do have sports events in our college, like cricket tournament, volleyball etc. I got a four-sharing room with attached bathroom and food facilities included, with fees 6500 per head. Wi-Fi facility is provided. A gym, indoor games, table tennis, carrom, etc., are available. Daily maintenance of rooms is arranged.
Faculty: The course structure of 1 year (6 terms) is carefully crafted to develop business competencies, effective teamwork and leadership skills. Since I had prior work experience, that helped me a lot in implementing all the management concepts practically. Class size was kept normal to ensure sufficient attention to each student of the class. All the professors had completed their PhDs, and some of them were even writing research papers till now.
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The return of investment from this college is not as good as it could be.
Placements: The institute helps us to get exposed to an appropriate mix of knowledge and experience of the real-world. During our placement term, the institute observed an excellent placement record of over 97% with the highest salary pacakhge of 13 LPA being offered. Maximum offers are made by TCS, Deloitte US & India, Accenture, HCL, Aditya Birla Capital, ADP, Amazon, Barclays, Cognizant, Capgemini, etc.
Infrastructure: Classrooms are technology embedded and Wi-Fi enabled. There are many recreational facilities along with health care facilities for students' access. The library consists of recourses for all domains. Students also have access to live databases, journals, and case studies from Harvard University. With fully-airconditioned hostel rooms, the hostels were well furnished and we were given a cupboard, bed, a table and chair. The hostels are well maintained and the food is well-prepared.
Faculty: The faculty pool includes national, international faculty and faculty with corporate experience of more than 10 years. The overall score is just not based on exams but also projects, presentations, and assignments. The programs helped me develop business competencies, effective teamwork and leadership skills to set us up for accelerated career growth. In a fast-changing business world where billion-dollar companies are created in a few years, the PGPM allowed us to maximize learning and start creating value by the end of 1 year.
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Great Lakes Chennai Admission FAQs

Q:   Are admissions to Great Lakes Institute of Management, Chennai open?

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Yes, admissions to Great Lakes Institute of Management, Chennai are open. The institute offers various programs such as PGPM, PGDM, PGXPM, MBA in Business Analytics, Global PGP for Family Enterprises Management, and PGPM Flex. The last date to apply for the Executive programs PGXPM and PGPM Flex is extended to Jul 31 and Aug 15, respectively.

 

Q:   What is the admission process for MBA at Great Lakes Institute of Management, Chennai?

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Admission to Great Lakes Institute of Management in Chennai for MBA programmes is based on a comprehensive evaluation of the candidates on multiple dimensions encompassing personal and professional track record, past academic record, essays, work experience, and performance in analytical writing test, essay writing, and personal interview. All applicants are required to appear for GMAT/CAT*/XAT before applying to Great Lakes Institute of Management. 
All applicants should possess a Bachelor’s degree in any discipline from a recognised institution and minimum 60% score across 10th/12th/Undergraduation. The minimum work experience required for PGPM and PGDM programs is 2 to 10 years, while exceptional students with 21+ months of experience may be considered.
Applicants can apply online by completing an online form available on the Great Lakes Institute of Management website. 
 
 

Q:   Can I join Great Lakes Institute of Management, Chennai without entrance exam?

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Great Lakes Institute of Management, Chennai is a prestigious business school that offers a variety of programs, including PGDM and PGPM.

All applicants are required to appear for GMAT/CAT*/XAT before applying to the Great Lakes Institute of Management.

Therefore, entrance exams are mandatory for admission to the Great Lakes Institute of Management, Chennai.

 
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