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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).

Great Lakes Admission Timeline

Event Dates
Last date to Apply 5th Jan 2023


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, GMAT, XAT, CMAT
  • 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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