Great Lakes Institute of Management


Rank: 34

College:  Great Lakes Institute of Management

Location: Chennai

Year Established: 2004



Summary: Great Lakes Institute of Management (also known as Great Lakes or GLIM) is a premier business school in India. It was founded in 2004 by Bala V. Balachandran, a professor at Kellogg School of Management with its first campus in Chennai.  Great Lakes’ second campus started functioning in Delhi NCR on 2011. Great Lakes offers full-time and executive post graduate programmes in management. Great Lakes was accredited by AMBA, one of the three main global accreditation bodies, in 2014. Great Lakes has been ranked within the top 10 business schools in the country by Outlook, Business Today, Business India and Careers 360. In a ranking survey published by Analytics India Magazine titled “Top 10 Analytics courses in India”, the institute has been ranked number one in the country for its analytics program PGP-BABI (Post Graduate Program in Business Analytics and Business Intelligence). Great Lakes Institute of Management is among the first business schools in India to offer a one year full-time management programme. Its one year Post-Graduate Program in Management (PGPM) became the first one year full-time management programme to be accredited by India’s higher technical education regulator AICTE in 2010.

Courses at GLIM

Course Duration Degree Awarded
Post Graduate Programme in Management 2 years (PGPM)
Post Graduate Programme in Management 2 years (PGDM)
Post Graduate eXecutive Program in Management 4 years (PGXPM)
Post Graduate  Program in Management Flex 4 years (PGPM Flex)

Admission to GLIM

For PGDM 2016, Great Lakes Institute of Management will accept CAT scores of years 2014/ 2015 or XAT scores of years 2015/ 2016 or GMAT scores taken after Jan 1, 2014 or CMAT scores of the year 2015/ 2016 or MAT scores taken after Jan 1, 2015.

Great Lakes is not an associate institute of XLRI but uses XAT scores only for screening applicants for admission & XLRI has no role to play in the conduct of any of Great Lakes Management programs.