Great Lakes Institute of Management, Chennai


  • Ranked in the top 10 Business Schools in India by Outlook Magazine*
  • Faculty from Yale, Stanford, Kellogg, etc.
  • 100% Placements since inception
  • PGPM 2012 Avg. CTC of Rs. 10.8 lakhs p.a.
  • Mandarin (Chinese) – part of curriculum
  • Karma Yoga – Leadership Experiential Program
  • Empirical Study under Yale-Great Lakes Centre
  • Guest Lectures from industry stalwarts
  • Entrepreneurship Development Forum
  • PGPM and PGDM offered at Great Lakes, Chennai are AICTE Approved
  • *Oct 2012, under 1 year category


The Campus… the home.

The campus of Great Lakes Institute of Management is an artist’s delight; an eye candy that fits into the surrounding eco system beautifully. The campus spreads across 27 acres and is located a stone’s throw away from Mahabalipuram. The entrance with two massive pillars and an arch that beholds them beckons every visitor’s sincere attention. The main building stretches out into a giant circle of classrooms on the perimeter, interspersed with faculty blocks and the resource center. From the center of the circle, radiating with energy is the open air amphitheater. To reach the theater one has to descend down the green carpets into the wish wash of greenery that lies hidden in every nook and corner of the “platinum rated green campus”.

The library, recreation centre, gym and an auditorium complete the main block. The campus is maintained for energy efficiency and is one of the few campuses in India to hold the certificate-platinum rated green campus.

Salient features:

  • 27 acre green campus, one of the few platinum rated campuses in Asia designed for optimal use of energy.
  • WiFi enabled campus: Wireless Internet access is available throughout the institute campus.
  • Round the clock cafeteria
  • Spacious food court managed by one of the leading facilities management company.
  • Fully air-conditioned hostel residencies for all students. Fully fledged residential accommodation with professional housekeeping services and recreational avenues.
  • Amphitheatre styled air-conditioned classrooms.
  • Resource center fully equipped with world class literature, RF ID tags and electronic databases. Well-stocked library of books, periodicals, journals and digital media. Constant additions are made to keep it up to date.
  • Ample avenues for sports and recreation with Gym and sports facilities.
  • Medical facilities: doctor is available regularly. Institute has a tie-up with famous hospital chain too.
  • Beautiful beaches of Mahabalipuram at a stone’s throw.

Residential Accommodation

Students from all the corners of India converge to Great Lakes in their thirst for knowledge. The residencies are a home away from home. Individual, spacious, air-conditioned rooms with optimal use of energy saving methods are some of the features. Separate residencies for ladies and gentlemen, protective security, wardens help make students feel at home. Professional housekeeping laundry services help make the life easier.

Resource center

The center has wide range of literature and electronic databases like EBSCO. All books are available on online catalogues and tracked using RF ID technology. AV media room to view some of the most interesting videos in management.

How to reach Great Lakes

Great Lakes is situated 65 Kms from Chennai Central Station. On the ECR road from Chennai to Pondicherry, Great Lakes is situated on the 9 Km after Mahabalipuram, in Manamai village and the campus is on the right hand side of the road.

Post Graduate Program in Management

Category Management
Degree PGDM
Medium Campus
Mode Full Time
Level PG

The Post Graduate Program in Management has been designed by the Academic Advisory Council, which comprises the best in the world of managerial academia. This in turn has been 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. This program is designed to equip a student to respond to the complex business requirements that arise in a changing global business environment. The Post Graduate Program offered at Great Lakes Institute of Management is a fast-track program of one year divided into 7 terms.

Post Graduate Diploma in Management

Category Management
Degree PGDM
Medium Campus
Mode Full Time
Level PG

P.G.D.M. Business Management – Stands for Post Graduate Diploma in Management. A PGDM is a two year postgraduate degree, eligibility for which is an undergraduate degree in business management or business administration. Subjects usually studied under this degree are Principles of Management, Quantitative Methods, Managerial Economics, Financial Accounting, Marketing Management, IT for Management, Corporate Communication, Organizational Behaviour, Operations Management, Human Resource Management etc.

Post Graduate Global Executive Program in Management

Category Post Graduate Global Executive Program in Management
Degree PGXPM
Medium Campus
Mode Part Time
Level PG

The Post Graduate Global Executive Program in Management is Great Lakes’ answer to unfolding global changes in business perspectives. It helps to lift one’s career beyond expectations with an international life-changing experience. This 8 term, rigorous, fully mentored program takes the work experience of the participants into consideration and focuses on sets of core courses in Finance, Marketing, Operations, Technology and Human Resource Management with a perspective to provide the participants the abilities to graduate to the General Management and business leadership levels. Program Objectives :- Make participants understand the case study methodology that forms the basis for the entire learning. It has to follow through components through the e-learning platform in the following 3 months after every term. There will be a total of 32 courses and lectures on the contemporary areas in management.

Post Graduate Working Professional Program in Management

Category Post Graduate Working Professional Program in Management
Degree PGWPM
Medium Campus
Mode Part Time
Level PG
Designed especially for working professionals, this two year program helps speed up career growth and provides an opportunity to apply at work, what is learnt in class.

Placement Snapshot

  • 247 Innovation Labs
  • Accenture
  • Apollo Hospitals
  • Axis Bank
  • Beacon Higher Education Services P. Ltd.
  • Blue Lotus
  • Cognizant Business Consulting
  • Cognizant Research Consulting
  • Daimler
  • Defiance Technologies
Name Great Lakes Institute of Management
Location 19 North Mada Street Srinagar Colony, Saidapet
City Chennai
State Tamil Nadu
Country India
Contact No 044-30809000, +91-89398 12000/13000/14000
Contact Email


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