About GLIM,Chennai

Great Lakes Institute of Management  is a private business school in India. It was founded in 2004 by Bala V. Balachandran, a professor at Kellogg School of Management with its first campus in Chennai. Great Lakes’ second campus started functioning in Delhi NCR on 2011. Great Lakes offers full-time and executive post graduate programmes in management. Great Lakes was accredited by AMBA,one of the three main global accreditation bodies. It has two campuses, one on the outskirts of Chennai and one in Gurgaon, Delhi NCR.

Great Lakes Institute of Management is among the first business schools in India to offer a one year full-time management programme. Its one year Post-Graduate Program in Management (PGPM) became the first one year full-time management programme to be accredited by India’s higher technical education regulator AICTE in 2008

Courses offered

  • Post Graduate Diploma in Management (PGDM)



Admission Process and Eligibility

Admission Process and Eligibility

All applicants are required to appear for GMAT/CAT*/XAT + /CMAT before applying to Great Lakes Institute of Management.For PGDM 2018, Great Lakes Institute of Management will accept CAT scores of years 2016/ 2017 or XAT scores of years 2017/ 2018 or GMAT scores taken after Jan 1, 2016 or CMAT scores of the year 2017/ 2018.All applicants should possess a Bachelor’s degree in any discipline from a recognized institution.Freshers and candidates with less than 24 months of work experience as on 30th June 2018 are ONLY eligible to apply. (Candidates with greater than 24 months of work- experience are requested to apply for the Great lakes PGPM program).There will be a special preference for College / University rank holders in terms of an extra weightage gained as part of the selection process. The onus of proof of rank is vested in the applicant.Great Lakes uses CAT scores only for screening applications for admissions and IIMs have no role in the conduct of Great Lakes academic programs.Great 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


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Notable Alumni

  • Deepesh Chatterjee

Assistant Vice President,Deutsche Bank, Delhi NCR

  • Biswajit Mishra

Product Manager,Amazon India, Bengaluru

  • Vidit Jain

Associate Director- Marketing & Communications,ShopClues, Delhi NCR

  • Aakrity Aggarwal

Sr. Analyst,JP Morgan Chase, Bangalore



L’Attitude 13°05’ :L’Attitude 13°05’ is an annual inter B-School festival of Great Lakes Institute of Management, Chennai. It is a two day event which includes events like iHuman, Finovate, Invader, Solveda, B-Spark, Nirnay, Arthayuga, and Spandan.

SWIM (Successful Women in Management) :SWIM (Successful Women in Management) is an annual one day event conducted by Great Lakes Institute of management, Chennai. The objective of this initiative is to identify and felicitate women who have contributed in some way or the other in their respective fields. 

Sanghamitra :Sanghamitra is an intra college cultural and sports event of Great Lakes Institute of Management, Chennai. It gives the students a platform to showcase their talents. 

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Batch Profile:

  • Batch Size: 120
  • Fresher: 61%
  • Work experience <2 years: 25%
  • Work experience >2 years: 14%

Placements & Fee Structure:

  • Average Package (INR): 9,30,000/-
  • Fee (INR): 11,14,000/-

Top Recruiters:

  • CavinKare
  • ITC
  • Lotte India
  • Nestle
  • Nippon Paints
  • Deloitte
  • Prakash Kochhar
  • ZS Associates
  • YES Bank
  • Barclays
  • Crisil
  • DHFL
  • Equitas Bank
  • HDFC Bank
  • HDFC Life
  • JP Morgan
  • Novartis
  • SMERA Ratings
  • Accenture
  • Cognizant
  • Infosys
  • L&T Infotech
  • HP
  • HCL
  • Shopclues
  • Airtel
  • Infoedge

Infrastructure and facilities:

  • Library
  • Hostels
  • Cafeteria
  • Sports Complex
  • Gym
  • WiFi Campus
  • Auditorium
  • AC Classroom
  • Labs


Great Lakes Institute of Management
Dr. Bala V. Balachandar Campus ,East Coast Road, Manamai Village Thirukazhukundram Taluk
Kancheepuram District ,Tamil Nadu – 603102
Phone: +91-44-30809000
Fax: +91-44-30809001

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