Article: Rank 28: Great Lakes Institute of Management, Chennai


Rank 28: Great Lakes Institute of Management, Chennai

Through a quest for continuous improvement, the institute aims to create leaders of future organizations
Rank 28: Great Lakes Institute of Management, Chennai

Established: 2004, Top-scoring parameters: Leadership & Governance, Accreditation & Linkages, Infrastructure


Differentiator: Quality education at an affordable cost


Great Lakes Institute of Management was established in 2004 and offers postgraduate programmes in management for students and corporate professionals through its flagship full time and corporate programmes. The institute was established with the vision to offer quality education at an affordable cost to build human capital of emerging economies.

The institution aims to fulfil its vision through continuous improvement in its research, academics, and professional management services and works actively with academicians and industry leaders to shape its vision and curriculum through its business and academic advisory council. Through such close associations with thought leaders, the institute aims to build talent who can take up responsible leadership positions in future organisations. Great Lakes Institute of Management believes in complementing academics with regular extra-curricular activities and a student at the institute has exposure to several events and conventions on several business disciplines. These events include the annual convention, HR conclave, and the international entrepreneurship conference.

The institute’s campus comprises modern facilities and is remarkable in terms of architecture and aesthetics. The green campus has an international accreditation for energy and design called LEED platinum rating. The institute is complete residential and has accommodations for bachelor and married students and has several recreational and sport facilities. The campus library contains over 5,000 books and over 1,000 audio visual resources. Students at Great Lakes get access to various databases such as EBSCO, ISI Emerging Markets, Proquest, and Indiastat.

Great Lakes Institute of Management houses an alumni site on its website, which contains an alumni directory, profiles, and news. The alumni page is also a resource where alumni post comments and connects with the students and faculty. The institute also organises several alumni events in various national and international locations.

Recruitment and placement activities at Great Lakes Institute of Management involves round the year engagement with recruiters through interactions in seminars and lectures. Students also engage with future recruiters through industry studies and live projects round the year. The institution is frequented by recruiters from several large private and public sector organisations. Great Lakes Institute of Management has faculty who have degrees from leading national and international schools, such as IIMs, Carnegie Mellon, and University of Maryland. The faculty also comprises scholars who have PhDs with considerable research experience. The institute’s full time faculty also undertakes consulting projects for leading Indian and multi-national companies.

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