Great Lakes Institute Of Management, Chennai And Gurgaon Announces Admission For Post Graduate Diploma In Management (PGDM) 2018-20



Gurgaon: Great Lakes Institute of Management, a premier B-school in the country with campuses in Chennai and Gurgaon, has announced the admissions  for its Two Year full time program, Post Graduate Diploma in Management (PGDM) for the academic session  2018 – 20, which will commence in July, 2018.

The program 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).

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“.


  • 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.



  • Deadline for Submission of Application: 25th February, 2018
  • PI Dates : 9th, 10th, 11th, 16th, 17th & 18th March, 2018

Contact Details:

All admission related queries can be mailed to [email protected].

Admissions are also open for 1 Year Full Time MBA program – 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. Learn More about Great Lakes PGPM.

About Great Lakes Institute of Management, Chennai: Great Lakes Institute of Management, founded in 2004 by Padma Shri Dr. Bala V. Balachandran, is among India’s leading business schools and is consistently ranked among the top 10.

Great Lakes has 50+ full time faculty and 130+ visiting  faculty including over 25 international faculty from top global schools like Yale, Kellogg, Stanford and Harvard. Further collaborations with world’s leading institutions like University of Houston, University of Bordeaux, Hongkong University of Science & Technology (HKUST), University of Missouri, Illinois Institute of Technology and HHL-Leipzig Graduate School of Management etc., have helped Great Lakes in globally benchmarking its programs. Great Lakes, Chennai was accredited by Association of MBAs, UK in 2014 and became the youngest B-school in India to receive this prestigious international accreditation which was followed by SAQS accreditation in 2015. In 2017, its two year PGDM program was accredited by National Board of Accreditation (NBA).

Led by exceptional academic faculty, steered by an outstanding advisory council and buoyed by the international collaborations, Great Lakes, within a short span of 13 years, has emerged as a top-ranked business school in India with ranks such as 3rd by Outlook India (2017) among one year MBA programs, 1st by Analytics India (2016), for its Business Analytics program, 5th by Careers 360 (2016)among private B-Schools, 10th by Business India (2016) among top 10 B-Schools, 7th by Business Today (2015) among top 1 year executive programs and 9th by Business World (2015) under top 1year programs. Great Lakes has a 27.5 acres LEED Platinum rated green campus in. Great Lakes offers One Year full time MBA (PGPM) for experienced professionals, Two year MBA (PGDM) with focus on Emerging Markets, Part Time Executive MBA Program, and Weekend Executive MBA Program. Great Lakes alumni currently numbering 7,000+, work at world renowned organizations both in India and overseas across 30 countries.

Great Lakes Institute of Management, Gurgaon: Established in 2010, Great Lakes Institute of Management, Gurgaon is the second campus of Great Lakes. Great Lakes, Gurgaon 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 7.2 acre fully residential state-of –the-art campus in Delhi-NCR offers an unparalleled access to the industry in the form of interactions with the finest thought leaders including CXOs, Policymakers and Entrepreneurs.