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All about Great Lakes Chennai Admission 2022

Great Lakes Institute of Management

Great Lakes – GLIM Chennai

Great Lakes Institute of Management, Chennai was established in the year 2004 that provides 2 courses – PGDM and PGPM. It has campuses in Chennai and Gurgaon(established in 2010).

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Great Lakes Admission Timeline

Event Dates
Last date to Apply – Cycle 2 5th Jan 2022
Cycle 1 PI Shortlist 14th Dec 2021


Great Lakes Programs

  1. Post Graduate Diploma in Management(PGDM) – 2-year program
  2. Post Graduate Program in Management(PGPM) – 1 year program


PGPM course for working professionals having work experience of 2 years and above

PGDM course for freshers and working professionals having work experience of less than 2 years

Great Lakes Specializations

  1. Finance
  2. Marketing
  3. Human Resources
  4. Operations
  5. OB & Strategies
  6. Business Analytics

 Great Lakes Admission Process

  • Online Application Form Fees Rs. 2000/­-
  • Apply through – CAT 2020/2021, GMAT, XAT 2021/2022, CMAT 2021/2022
  • Short-listing based on the score
  • Personal Interview (PI)
  • Final Merit List
  • Online Seat Allotment


  • 2 years work experience is required for PGPM course
  • The application fees is Rs. 2000/-


The final merit of the candidate is calculated on the following components:

  1. Test score (best score in CAT/GMAT/XAT/CMAT)
  2. Personal Interview (PI)
  3. Past Academic score
  4. Work experience
  5. Extra-Curricular

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Great Lakes Cut-Off

The healthy reference cut-off %ile is given below. However, a student with less %ile can also be shortlisted based on his profile. There is no standard cut-off mentioned by the institute.

Entrance Exam PGDM Cut-off PGPM Cut-off
CAT 80%ile+ 80%ile+
XAT 80%ile+ 80%ile+
CMAT 90%ile 90%ile


Great Lakes Fees and Intake

Course Seats Program Fee
PGPM Chennai 350+ Rs. 19,25,000
PGDM Chennai 240 Rs. 18,75,000
PGPM Gurgaon 150+ Rs. 16,65,000
PGDM Gurgaon 240 Rs. 15,40,000

*The fees given includes accommodation and food charges

Great Lakes Placements


Great Lakes Chennai PGDM placements

2017-2019 2018-2020 2019-2021
Average Salary Rs. 10 LPA Rs. 10.4 LPA Rs. 11 LPA
Median Salary Rs. 10.25 LPA Not Available Not Available


Great Lakes Chennai PGPM placements

2017-2019 2018-2020 2019-2021
Highest Salary Rs. 29 LPA Rs. 28.6 LPA Rs. 31.75 LPA
Average Salary Rs. 13.1 LPA Rs. 13.6 LPA Rs. 13.63 LPA


Verdict – Great Lakes Review

The investment is definitely on the higher side. The PGDM program can be considered as a backup option and the following institutes should be checked in comparison – IMI Delhi, TAPMI Manipal, KJ Somaiya, GIM Goa, XUB, Baby, and New IIMs, FORE Delhi, LBSIM Delhi, etc.

The students will 80+%ile in CAT, XAT and CMAT 90+%ile have good chances of converting this institute. It is definitely a good option for the students who missed premier B-schools and want to compensate for the same. The PGDM intake is under control so placement opportunities won’t be a huge problem. However, the students targeting PGPM should keep an eye on the intake and opportunities. It is advisable to have a discussion with current students via LinkedIn or Admission Committee to get better clarity.

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