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November 22, 2022
Great Lakes Institute of Management with campuses in Chennai and Gurgaon, is one of the highly ranked B-schools in India and is open with its application process for one year PGPM and two year PGDM admission 2023 for next few days. The application deadline is to close on December 1, 2022. Great Lakes accepts GMAT/CAT /XAT /CMAT scores for admission 2023
Great Lakes Admission 2023

Great Lakes Institute of Management, with campuses in Chennai and Gurgaon, was among the first few B-schools to open its application process for PGDM and PGPM 2023 admission. Great Lakes is one of the highly ranked management institutes in India. The application deadline is to close on December 1, 2022 with an application fee of Rs.2000/-. Candidates have the option of either applying to Great Lakes Chennai and Great Lakes Gurgaon campuses separately or for both the campuses through the common application form by selecting the appropriate option in the registration form.  

Read this article to know the key USPs of Great Lakes Institute of Management and all about its application and selection process, fee, expected cut offs, placements and more.

Great Lakes PGDM and PGPM Admission 2023 Open: Apply Now

Table of Contents

  1. Great Lakes: Key Highlights and USPs
  2. Great Lakes programs Offered
  3. Great Lakes Fees
  4. Great Lakes Intake for PGPM and PGDM programs
  5. Great Lakes Placements 2022
  6. Great Lakes Eligibility Criteria 2023 for PGPM & PGDM 
  7. Great Lakes Application Process: How to Apply for Great Lakes Admission 2023-24?
  8. Great Lakes Admission 2023-24: Important Dates
  9. Great Lakes Admission Criteria 2023: Salient Points
  10. Great Lakes Cut Offs  
  11. Great Lakes PGDM Vs PGDM
  12. Great Lakes Admission 2023-24: Step by Step Process 
  13. Great Lakes Admission 2024
  14. Great Lakes Founder

1. Great Lakes Institute of Management: Key Highlights & USPs

  • 1.1 Highly Ranked: Great Lakes Chennai is Ranked #31 and Great Lakes Gurgaon is ranked #52 in GoI MHRD NIRF Rankings 2022 Management among top 125 B-schools. It is ranked 5th by Analytics India for the Analytics program; 4th by Outlook India among Top Standalone Institutions; 9th by Business World among Top One-Year Programs. The Great Lakes PGPM program has been consistently ranked in the top one year MBA programs in the country.
  • 1.2 Accreditation: Great Lakes has International Accreditation from AMBA-UK. It is the youngest Indian Business School to receive prestigious AMBA accreditation. It is also accredited by SAQS (South Asian Quality Assurance System)
  • 1.3 International Partnerships: Great Lakes has collaborations with Top Global B-Schools like HKUST, Babson, IIT Stuart School of Business to name a few. 
  • 1.4 Great Lakes Fees: Great Lakes Fees for two year PGDM program is Rs.17.15 lakhs and for one year PGPM program the Great Lakes Fees is Rs.20.75 lakhs
  • 1.5 Great Lakes Placements 2022: Great Lakes placements 2022 for PGPM registered average salary of Rs. 17.9 LPA and highest salary of Rs. 35 LPA. The average salary was Rs.12.5 LPA and highest salary was Rs.25.8 LPA for PGDM 2020-22 batch
  • 1.6 World Class Faculty: 25+ International visiting faculty from the likes of Kellogg, Stanford, Yale, etc. and 50+ renowned full-time faculty offer unparalleled learning and global perspectives.
  • 1.7 Innovative Curriculum: Future oriented business curriculum. Pioneer in introducing Analytics, AI and Machine Learning in MBA specialization.
  • 1.8 Experiential Learning: Emphasis on experiential learning which helps put into action the concepts learnt in class through Karma-Yoga, the Leadership Experiential Action Program (LEAP), Empirical Studies, insights from distinguished Thought Leaders and student driven initiatives.
  • 1.9 Diverse Peer Group: Great Lakes ensures of bringing diversity in class and its PGPM students have over thousand years of collective work experience gained from different industries. Its PGDM class has 40% of female students.
  • 1.10 Campus: The pristine campus of Great Lakes Chennai is Asia’s 1stLeed Platinum Rated campus. The Gurgaon campus also offers world class facilities and is located in the corporate hub of Delhi-NCR.

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2. Great Lakes Programs: Offers MBA Equivalent Programmes
Great Lakes offers One Year full time MBA (PGPM) for experienced professionals, Two year MBA (PGDM) for freshers as well as for experienced professionals, Part Time Executive MBA for senior managers, and the Weekend Executive MBA Program. Great Lakes alumni currently numbering 9000+, work at world renowned organizations both in India and overseas across 30 countries. Following MBA equivalent programs are offered by Great Lakes

  1. Two years full time Post Graduate Diploma in Management (PGDM) at Chennai Campus
  2. Two years full time Post Graduate Diploma in Management (PGDM) at Gurgaon (Delhi NCR) Campus
  3. One year full time Post Graduate Programme in Management (PGPM) for the candidates with work experience above two years.

2.1 Great Lakes 1 Year PGPM 2023-24
The full-time One Year Post Graduate Program in Management (PGPM) for academic session 2023 – 24, at Great Lakes will commence in May/June 2023. The Great Lakes PGPM, is a fast track one year- MBA program for professionals with 2+ years of work experience. It leverages a global faculty pool, peer learning among the diverse group of experienced students, extensive industry networking and experiential learning.

2.1.1 PGPM Specializations
Specializations are offered in the following areas and students can opt for a Major and Minor specialization from the same.

  • General Management
  • Finance
  • Marketing
  • Operations and IT
  • Analytics, Artificial Intelligence & Machine Learning

2.2 Great Lakes 2 Years PGDM 2023-25
The 2 year full time Post Graduate Diploma in Management (PGDM) is designed for young leaders with less than 2 years of work experience. The program has a focus on emerging economies and their growth. An AICTE approved program, the PGDM has been designed by the Great Lakes Academic Advisory Council, which comprises the best in the world of management academia streamlined with inputs from the institute’s illustrious Business Advisory Council, to keep it in sync with the needs of an ever changing market place.

2.2.1 PGDM Programme Specializations
In the 2 years full time PGDM programme, Great Lakes offers specializations in following areas namely Finance, Marketing, IT and Economics, Operations, Organizational Behaviour & Strategy, and Business Analytics

3. Great Lakes Fees for PGPM & PGDM Programmes
The total programme fees payable by PGPM and PGDM students at Great Lakes is as under:

Campus
Program
Great Lakes Fees*
Great Lakes Chennai
1 Year PGPM
Rs.20.75 Lakhs
Great Lakes Chennai
2 Year PGDM
Rs.17.15 Lakhs
Great Lakes Gurgaon
1 Year PGPM
Rs.19.75 Lakhs
Great Lakes Gurgaon
2 Year PGDM
Rs.15.75 Lakhs

*Great Lakes Fees includes Hostel & Food

4. Great Lakes Intake for PGPM and PGDM programs
Great Lakes intake has been increased. It will offer admission to 720 students at Chennai campus and to 480 students at Gurgaon campus in PGPM and PGDM programs commencing 2023. Program and campus wise Great Lakes seats are shared below

Campus
Program
Great Lakes Seats
Great Lakes Chennai
1 Year PGPM
420
Great Lakes Chennai
2 Year PGDM
300
Great Lakes Gurgaon
1 Year PGPM
180
Great Lakes Gurgaon
2 Year PGDM
300

5. Great Lakes Placement 2022
The details for 1 year PGPM and 2 years PGDM Placement 2022 are as below for Great Lakes Chennai and Gurgaon campuses:

5.1 Great Lakes Chennai Placement 2022
Great Lakes Institute of Management has witnessed high Placements 2022 with top companies offering coveted roles in sectors such as Strategy & Tech Consulting, Product Management, Digital and Analytics to the students of PGPM 2022.

5.1.1 Great Lakes Chennai Placements 2022: Key Highlights

  • Average Salary for PGPM in Placement 2022 increased by 31%
  • Average salary for PGPM has gone up at Rs.17.90 LPA from Rs.13.6 LPA last year
  • Highest Domestic Salary for PGPM stood at Rs. 35 LPA 
  • Average salary for PGDM has gone up at Rs.12.50 LPA
  • Highest Domestic Salary for PGDM stood at Rs.25.80 LPA 
  • Average post-MBA salary increased by 3.1 times than the pre-MBA salary for PGPM Class of 2022, registering a growth of 210% in less than a year
  • Top recruiters include Accenture, Cognizant, Deloitte, Genpact, Infosys, KPMG, L&T InfoTech, Paytm, TCS, Great Learning, Tiger Analytics, Droom among others. Accenture, Deloitte and Paytm hired in large number

5.2 Great Lakes Gurgaon Placements 2022: Key Highlights

  • PGPM Batch placed within 5 months of programme commencement
  • Average Salary for PGPM Placement 2022 increased to Rs.15.60 LPA from Rs.12.1 LPA last year
  • Highest Domestic Salary for PGPM stood at Rs. 20.24LPA 
  • Average Salary for PGDM Placement 2022 increased to Rs.10.50 LPA
  • Highest Domestic Salary for PGDM stood at Rs.17.90 LPA  
  • Average post-MBA salary increased by 3.1 times than the pre-MBA salary for PGPM Class of 2022, registering a growth of 210% in less than a year
  • Top recruiters include Accenture, Cognizant, Deloitte, Genpact, Infosys, KPMG, L&T InfoTech, Paytm, TCS, Great Learning, Tiger Analytics, Droom among others. Accenture, Deloitte and Paytm hired in large number

PGDM at Great Lakes is meant for the freshers as well as the candidates with a work experience of less than 2 years.

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6. Great Lakes Eligibility Criteria 2023 for PGPM & PGDM
Great Lakes Institute of Management offers its flagship 1 year full time residential Post Graduate Programme in Management (PGPM) as well as 2 Years full time Post graduate Diploma in Management (PGDM). Both the programmes are approved and highly ranked. However, based on their duration, curriculum structure, industry requirement among other factors, the admission eligibility criteria for both the programmes differ:

6.1 Great Lakes Eligibility Criteria for 1 Year PGPM Admission 2023

  • For PGPM 2023-24 admission, Great Lakes Institute of Management will accept scores of GMAT taken after 1st January 2020, CAT taken in 2021/2022, XAT taken in 2022/2023 or CMAT taken in 2022/2023
  • A Bachelor’s degree in any discipline from a recognized institution with at least 60% in graduation
  • Candidates with more than two years of work experience are considered for admission. However, exceptional students with 21 months of experience (by April 30th, 2023) may be considered.

6.2 Great Lakes Eligibility Criteria for 2 Years PGDM Admission 2023

  1. All PGDM applicants should possess a Bachelor’s degree in any discipline from a recognized institution with 60% marks in class 10/12 and graduation
  2. Candidates appearing for the final year bachelor's degree/equivalent qualification examination and those who have completed the degree requirements and are awaiting results are also eligible to apply for Great Lakes Admission for PGDM 2023-25 Batch  
  3. It is mandatory for a final year student, who is provisionally considered eligible by Great Lakes Institute of Management and offered admission, to submit the mark-sheet and degree certificate of the final year bachelor's degree examination held on or before June 30, 2023 at a later date as decided by Great Lakes. 
  4. Only Fresh Graduates and candidates with less than 36 months of work experience after graduation as on 30th June 2023 are eligible to apply. Candidates with greater than 36 months of work- experience should apply for the Great lakes one year PGPM program.
  5. Internship or part time work experience is not considered. Only full time work experience is considered. However, full time work experience as an entrepreneur or in family business will be taken into account.
  6. All PGDM applicants are required to appear for GMAT/CAT/XAT /CMAT before applying to Great Lakes Institute of Management.
  7. For PGDM 2023 admission, Great Lakes Institute of Management will accept CAT scores of years 2021/ 2022 or XAT scores of years 2022/ 2023 or GMAT scores taken after Jan 1, 2021 or CMAT scores of the year 2022/ 2023.
  8. Great Lakes awards a special preference for College / University rank holders. The onus of proof of rank is vested in the applicant.

7. Great Lakes Application Process: How to Apply for Great Lakes Admission 2023-24?
Great Lakes Institute of Management offers facility to use a single common online application form to apply for PGPM and PGDM programs offered at both the Chennai and Gurgaon campuses. The form is made available at Great Lakes website for its both campuses. The application fee is Rs.2000/-. Great Lakes application process both for 1 year PGP and 2 Years PGDM admission 2023 is detailed below:

7.1 How to Apply for Great Lakes 1 Year PGPM Admission 2023?
The application process for Great Lakes 1 year PGPM can be completed in three steps as under:

  1. Register yourself: Pay Rs.2000 towards registration fee
  2. Fill the online Application Form: Anytime by using login credentials sent to your mail ID
  3. Submit the Application Form

7.2 How to Apply for Great Lakes 2 Year PGDM Admission 2023?
The application process for 2 year PGDM can be completed in three steps as under:

  1. Register yourself: Pay Rs.2000 towards registration fee
  2. Fill the online Application Form: Anytime by using login credentials sent to your mail ID
  3. Submit the Application Form 

7.3 Great Lakes Application Fee: Rs. 2000
Great Lakes Application fee is Rs.2000/- which can be paid online. To explore admission opportunity in Great Lakes Institute of Management, Chennai/Gurgaon, the candidates need to apply for admission by using and filling up the common application form for both the campuses.

8. Great Lakes Admission 2023: Important Dates
The key dates for 2 year PGDM and 1 year PGPM admission 2022 are as below:

Programmes
1 Year PGPM 2023-24
2 Year PGDM 2023-25
Application Starts
July 29, 2022
August 23, 2022
Great Lakes Last Date to Apply December 1, 2022 December 1, 2022
Exam Scores Accepted
CAT 2021/2022, XAT 2022/2023, CMAT 2022/2023  GMAT taken after Jan 1 2020
CAT 2021/2022; XAT 2022/2023; CMAT 2022/2023; GMAT (Taken after January 1, 2021)
Dates for PI Round
TBD
TBD
Result Date for PI Round
TBD
TBD

9. Great Lakes Admission Criteria 2023
Great Lakes Admission Criteria 2023 is a two step process involving the Shortlisting criteria and the Final admission selection Criteria

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9.1 Shortlisting Criteria
The first part of Great Lakes Institute of management Admission criteria is the shortlisting criteria before final selection round. Great Lakes will shortlist the candidates on the basis of following parameters:

  • Great Lakes Institute of Management will consider aggregate scores and not the sectional scores of the applicants in the acceptable entrance exams for shortlisting.
  • In case more than one exams are taken by the applicant, Great Lakes will short-list the candidates for the interview based on their best available test scores in CAT/XAT/ CMAT/GMAT
  • Academic profile also plays an important role in shortlisting. Candidates with consistent academic background and a demonstrated ability to sustain pressure will make the shortlist.

9.2 Final Admission Selection Round Criteria

  • Post short-listing on the basis of available scores, applicants will be called for the final selection round (PI Round) at the designated centres
  • The aptitude test scores are important at the interview shortlisting stage but have limited weightage as far as the final selection is concerned.
  • Performance in Personal Interview (PI) will be awarded high weightage in final selection criteria.
  • Evaluation Criteria in Great Lakes Final Selection will also involve the quality of work experience, professional and personal achievements, demonstrated leadership and team skills, aptitude and attitude.
  • Excellent Academic Scores will be awarded due weightage in final selection round at Great lakes.
  • Candidates who have exhibited leadership skills at work and/or in school/college will be awarded due weightage in the final selection round of Great Lakes.
  • Integrity and Ethical Values including originality play important role in final selection criteria at Great Lakes. Candidates found lacking these qualities will not be selected irrespective of their performance in other areas.
  • Final Admission offer at Great Lakes will be based on GMAT/CAT/XAT/CMAT scores, past academic performance, essay writing test, work experience and performance in the interview

10. Great Lakes Cut Offs  
Great Lakes Cut offs 2023 will be based on aggregate percentile score although candidates should also have scored well across the sections of the entrance exams. The cut offs may remain as under:

Entrance Exam
1 Year PGPM Expected cut off
2 Years PGDM Expected Cut off
CAT 2021/2022*
80
80
XAT 2022/2023*
80
80
GMAT **(Taken after Jan 1, 2020 for PGPM and after Jan 1, 2021 for PGDM)
600
600
CMAT 2022 for PGPM and CMAT 2022/2023 for PGDM
Below 5000 All India Rank for Chennai Campus
Below 10000 All India Rank for Gurgaon campus
Below 5000 All India Rank for Chennai Campus
Below 10000 All India Rank for Gurgaon campus

*Great Lakes will accept only Last year scores of CAT and XAT for Cycle -1 of PGPM 2023 admission process and for both the years in Cycle-2

Source: Based on Admission 2022 Cut offs

11. Great Lakes PGPM Vs PGDM
Apart from the eligibility criteria, admission process, Fee structure, duration of programme, the other key differences between one year Post Graduate Programme in Management (PGPM) and two years AICTE approved Post Graduate Diploma in Management (PGDM) at Great Lakes Institute of Management are as below:

Programme
1 Year PGPM
2 Years PGDM
Type of Programme
Full Time Residential Fast Track Management Programme
Full Time Regular Residential Management programme
Programme Suitable For
Professionals with 2 years and above Work Experience
Fresh Graduates or candidates below 3 years of Work Experience
Programme Rating
Highly Ranked AICTE approved Flagship Programme of Great Lakes running for 15 years
AICTE and NBA Approved Full time residential programme
Average Placement 2022
Rs.17.90 Lakhs
Rs. 12.50 Lakhs
Highest Placement 2022
Rs.35 Lakhs
Rs.25.80 Lakhs
Top Recruiters
Microsoft, Accenture, BNY Mellon, Cognizant, Decathlon Sports, Deloitte, EY, FedEx, HCL, Infosys, L&T Infotech, Michael Page, Mindtree, TCS, Tiger Analytics, Vedanta, ZS Associates
McKinsey, JP Morgan Chase, Nestlé, AB InBev, Barclays, BNY Mellon, Chola MS, Cognizant, CRISIL, Dell, Deloitte, FedEx, Ford, HDFC Bank, HSBC, ICICI Bank, Infosys, ITC, Société Générale, Vedanta, Vivriti

12. Great Lakes Admission 2023-24: Step by Step Process
Following steps are included in the Great Lakes Admission process. However, Applicants should ensure that they meet the eligibility criteria, have appeared or have registered for the required CAT/XAT/CMAT/GMAT exam, the scores of which are accepted by Great Lakes for Admission:

Step 1: Candidates meeting the eligibility criteria can apply to Great Lakes Institute of Management by completing the online admission application form at Great Lakes website.

Step 2: Candidates can apply through one of the modes - by filling in the common online application form at Great Lakes website after making a payment of INR 2,000

Step 3: To apply for PGPM 2023 at Great Lakes, the candidates have to provide the official email-id of the recommender. The recommendation letter will be collected from the finally selected students' recommenders and it must be submitted online

Step 4: Candidates are short-listed for Personal Interview (PI) and Essay Writing Test from among the eligible candidates who have a valid entrance exam score and have applied to the programme of Great Lakes Institute of Management. The Personal Interview process will be conducted in the month of March/April 2023 at Delhi, Hyderabad, Bangalore, Chennai, Kolkata and Mumbai.

Step 5: After the PI round, admission offers are made by Great Lakes Institute of Management to successful candidates. The final selection is based on a diverse set of attributes which includes performance in entrance exam, performance in PI round, academics, Quality of Work Experience, Leadership skills among others.

13. Great Lakes Admission 2024
There are many young students who wish to apply for Great Lakes Institute of Management Admission 2023 but since they are in the second year or third year of their bachelor’s degree

course and are not eligible this year, but can apply for Great Lakes admission 2024

through the various entrance exam scores accepted by Great Lakes. For the last 2-3 years, Great Lakes admission policy has remained on same lines and it is expected that the Great Lakes admission 2024 process will remain on similar lines as this year. 

14. Great Lakes Founder
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 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.  

Great Lakes has 40+ 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.

Hope you found this article on Great Lakes management programs quite useful to decide on MBA admission 2023. As the first step for Great Lakes admission process, you need to apply for the institute as well as for the entrance exams, the application for which is open and you can Apply Now

Stay tuned to MBAUniverse.com for more updates on Great Lakes Institute of Management, Chennai & Gurgaon 

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