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Great Lakes Institute Of Management Completes Successful 10 Years In India

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Great Lakes Institute of Management, which started with humble beginning in 2004 in Chennai, and moved to the world class 27.5 acres LEED platinum-rated green campus near Mahabalipuram in 2009, has completed 10 years of its successful journey of imparting professional education and nurturing talent in India. Great Lakes has second campus in Gurgaon, near Delhi.



Great Lakes was founded in 2004 by Padma Shri Dr. Bala V. Balachandran with a vision of becoming the leading Management Institution in India providing quality education at an affordable cost and Human capital for emerging economies.

Great Lakes Institute of Mangagemetn offers three full time management courses, which are one year Post Graduate Program in Management (PGPM), two years Post Graduate Diploma in Management(PGDM), and two years Post Graduate Program in Mangagement – Energy(PGMP Energy). Besides these, this institute also offers five executive courses and numerous customized programs for the leading corporate houses. Great Lakes has also pioneered several academic curricular innovations like Karma Yoga, a leadership experiental programme to give students first-hand experience in applying leadership qualities to solve real world community problems. Great Lakes has plans to offer a wide range of high quality learning programmes to cater to the demands of evovling needs of the Indian population.

Great Lakes has more than 3000 students on its rolls to pursue different programmes run by it. The students are ably assisted by extraordinary curriculum and eminent teaching staff and guest lecturers. Great Lakes has 40+ full time faculty and 130+ visiting faculty including 20 international faculty from top gloabal schools like Yale, Kellogs, Standford etc.

To transfer expertise of foreign universities to its alumni, Great Lakes has colalboarted with the world’s leading institutions like Yale University, Georgia State University, Nanyang Technological University, University of Houston, University of Bordeaux. Great Lakes has added feather in its cap in 2014 by receiving the prestigiousAMBA(Association of MBAs), UK accreditation for its flagship programs.

The students pursuing their programmes in Great Lakes are assured of good placements as the leading corporate houses keep on vising this institue to select them for good jobs offers. More than 300 corporates particiapted in the campus recruitment programme in 2014 and the flagship PGMP batch saw 100% placements with the highest domestic offer of Rs. 32 lacs per annum.

To celebrate their success story so far, Great Lakes Institute of Management organised an event in New Delhi on the eve of Teacher’s Day. On this occasion, a book titled “Global Mindset Indian Roots-Thought Leadership and beyond” was released by Chief Guests, Mr. Sunil Kant Munjal, Joint MD Hero Motorcorp Ltd, and Mr. D Shivkumar, Chairman and CEO, Pepsi Co India, in the presence of Prof. Bala. This book is a collaboration of select speeches delivered by global leaders and thought leaders during their visits to Great Lakes.

Speaking on the occasion, Prof. Bala V Balachandran saide, “I am proud to be part of such a young and enterprising Institute and to celebrate its astonishing growth over the last decade is the icing on the cake. Our innovative and world class management offerings have put Great Lakes on the global B School map. The going has been good so far, thanks to the support of our excellent faculty team, diligent staff members, loyal alumni as well as staunch supporters in the Industry. It is without a doubt that a high quality of education offered is of paramount importance to the institute and we assure that for the next decade and many more decades to come, we will continue to perform at a global standard. Our one and only objective is to educate extraordinary leaders who can positively reshape business and society.”


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