Great Lakes PGDM admission 2018 opens: Fresh or below 2 years experience Graduates eligible to apply News Desk |
October 28, 2017
Great Lakes Institute of Management, with campuses in Chennai and Gurgaon, has announced the commencement of admission for its full time 2 years PGDM. The admission announcement is for academic session 2018–2019 which will commence in July 2018.
Great Lakes Institute of Management
“The admission season last year saw the new benchmarks set in the context of both application count and in-class student quality” Prof Easwar Krishna Iyer, Director-Admissions, Great Lakes

Great Lakes Institute of Management, a premier B-school in the country with campuses in Chennai and Gurgaon, has announced the commencement of admission for its 2 years full time  Post Graduate Diploma in Management (PGDM) 2018-20. The course will commence in July 2018. The B-school has announced to accept CAT/ XAT/CMAT and GMAT scores for PGDM admission.

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PGDM Programme highlights
PGDM programme at Great Lakes is custom designed for fresh graduates and young professionals and combines rigorous academics with significant experiential learning to prepare business ready managers. Some of the highlights of the program include Karmayoga - Leadership Experiential Project, a fully mentored Empirical Study, Live Projects, an 8 week summer internship program and significant industry interaction with thought leaders.

The program is approved by AICTE at both campuses. The PGDM program offered in Chennai campus also has the prestigious global accreditation from AMBA, UK as well as National Board of Accreditation (NBA).

Admissions also open for 1 Year Full Time PGPM 2018-19
The Great Lakes PGPM, is a fast track one year MBA program, designed for candidates with more than 2 years of full time experience. The program has been consistently ranked in the top 10 one year MBA programs in the country. This year it has been ranked 3rd by Outlook and was ranked 7thby Business Today & 9th by Business World in 2015 – 2016.

Eligibility Criteria for PGDM 2018-20

  • All applicants should possess a Bachelor’s degree in any discipline from a recognized institution.
  • All applicants are required to apply with a valid GMAT/CAT/XAT /CMAT score.
  • For PGDM 2018, Great Lakes will accept CAT scores of 2016/2017 or XAT scores of 2017/2018 or GMAT scores taken after Jan 1, 2016 or CMAT scores 2017/2018.
  • Fresh Graduates and candidates with less than 24 months of work experience as on 30th June 2018 are ONLY eligible to apply. (Candidates with greater work- experience can apply for Great Lakes 1 year PGPM program). Learn More about Great Lakes PGPM.
  • There will be a special preference for College / University rank holders in terms of an extra weightage gained as part of the selection process.

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Last date to apply: Feb 25
The deadline for submission of application is 25th February, 2018. Fresh graduates and candidates having valid GMAT/CAT/XAT/CMAT scores with less than 24 months of work experience as on 30th June, 2018 are eligible to apply. Candidates meeting the eligibility criteria can apply online on the institute’s website

Speaking about the commencement of admission process, Dr Easwar Krishna Iyer, Director - Admissions, Great Lakes Institute of Management, mentioned," the momentum that the PGDM offering of Great Lakes has built, particularly in the last two years, is remarkable. With application numbers at the input end and placement salaries at the outcome end increasing rapidly, the school is able to attract the best of talent from all over India into the PGDM classroom". 

Personal Interview Schedule
While the application submission deadline is February 25, 2018, the PI schedule announced by Great Lakes Institute of management falls in the month of March. The personal interview will be held on March 9, 10, 11, 16, 17, 18. The candidates will be suitably informed in regard to their scheduled date of PI round. All admission related queries can be mailed to [email protected].

Great Lakes Institute of Management, Chennai is the youngest and the 7th B school in India receiving AMBA accreditation. AMBA accreditation builds the international credibility of the Institute and Great Lakes accomplished to build this reputation in just a decade. In 2015, Great Lakes received the SAQS accreditation making it one of the few B-Schools in India to receive two prestigious international accreditations.

Highly ranked Great Lakes Institute of Management was founded in the year 2004 in Chennai. The B school offers PGPM and PGDM programmes with variety of specializations. Padma Shri Prof Bala V Balachandran, founder and dean of the B school is a J. L. Kellogg Distinguished Professor (Emeritus in service) of Accounting and Information Management, Northwestern University, Illinois, USA; Executive Professor and Strategy Advisor to the Dean, Bauer College, University of Houston, Texas, USA.

Great Lakes has 50+ full time faculty and 130+ visiting faculty including over 20 international faculty from top global schools like Yale, Kellogg, Stanford, etc. Further collaborations with world’s leading institutions like University of Houston, Georgia State University, University of Bordeaux, Hongkong University of Science and Technology (HKUST), etc., have helped Great Lakes in globally benchmarking its programs.

Great Lakes has a 27.5 acres LEED Platinum rated green campus in Chennai and a second campus in Gurgaon (Delhi-NCR). Great Lakes alumni currently work at world renowned organizations both in India and overseas across 30 countries.

Established in 2010, Great Lakes Institute of Management, Gurgaon, the second campus of Great Lakes offers two full time post graduate management programs – the one year PGPM and the two year PGDM, corporate training programs, consulting services and independent research. The fully residential campus in Delhi-NCR offers access to the industry in the form of interactions with the finest thought leaders including CXOs, Policymakers and Entrepreneurs.

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MBA/PGDM Admissions 2018 Open - Important Dates
For your benefit, has listed important MBA/PGDM Admission Application Deadlines. Check now: 

XLRI – XAT 2018
Application to XAT is open till November 30 without late fee and till December 15 with late fee

MDI Gurgaon
Application for PGPM 2018-20 at MDI Gurgaon is open till November 24, 2017

IMI New Delhi
Application for PGDM 2018-20 at IMI New Delhi is open till December 4, 2017

IMT Ghaziabad
Application for PGDM 2018-20 at IMT Ghaziabad is open till November 24, 2017

XIM Bhubaneshwar
Application for MBA 2018-20 at XIM Bhubaneswar is open till December 8, 2017

SCMHRD, Pune – SNAP 2017
SNAP 2017 registration is open till November 24, 2017

Great Lakes Chennai and Gurgaon
The application for 2 years PGDM 2018-20 is open till Feb 25, 2018

Application for PGDM 2018-20 at K J Somaiya is open till January 31, 2018

Application for PGDM 2018-20 at GIM Goa is open till January 3, 2018

LIBA Chennai
Online Application for PGDM 2018-20 at LIBA is open till January 31, 2018 at a cost of Rs.1500/-

IBSAT 2017
Application to IBSAT 2017 is open till December 12, 2017

CIMP Patna
Application for PGDM 2018-20 at CIMP is open till March 2nd week, 2018

Online & offline Application for PGDM 2018-20 at SDMIMD is open till February 28, 2018 with application fee of Rs.1250/-

SOIL Gurgaon
Application for PGP 2018-19 at SOIL is open till February 25, 2018

SIBM Hyderabad – SNAP 2017
To apply to SIBM Hyderabad, apply to SNAP 2017 on Dec 17 and also apply to SIBM-H in the SNAP Form

SIBM Bengaluru
To apply to SIBM Bengaluru, apply to SNAP 2017 on Dec 17 and also apply to SIBM-B in the SNAP Form


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