Great Lakes Chennai – Direct Admission

Great Lakes Chennai – Direct Admission

Find details regarding Great Lakes Chennai – Direct Admission. Contact Admission Chanakya on +91-9934656111/+91-9934613222 (Devanshu Sharma) or email us at

About Great Lakes

Great Lakes Chennai – Direct Admission. If you are looking for Direct Admission to the Great Lakes Institute of Management Chennai, then you are at the right place. Great Lakes institute of Management Chennai is one of the premium management institutes that help in developing future business leaders with dedication and future orientation towards excellence and innovation. Apart from that, the institute provides management education at a very competitive price. Great lakes have been approved by AICTE and they have proven themselves as the best business practitioners. Some of the characteristics of this institute have been mentioned below:-

  • The college has been ranked among the top 10 institutes across the entire country.
  • The institute has a team of dedicated faculty members who guides the students to better career opportunity ahead.
  • For the PGDM program, the institute has achieved NBA accreditation.
  • The institute is equipped with world-class facilities.
  • The institute has a very strong alumni base who has become competent decision-makers and business managers.

The great lake institute is quite active in terms of the global trends taking place in the business sectors and they have proved to be quite innovative in terms of handling the academic curriculum.

Great Lakes Chennai – Direct Admission
Great Lakes Chennai – Direct Admission

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What is a PGDM course?

PGDM stands for Post Graduate Diploma in Management – a two-year business management program that caters to industry requirements and helps management aspirants develop relevant hard skills and soft skills to transform into industry-ready management professionals.  The reason why it is a Diploma program and not a Degree is the fact that only Universities governed by the University Grants Commission (UGC) are permitted to award Degrees. Private business schools are mainly governed by the All India Council for Technical Education (AICTE), and standalone ones can award diplomas instead of degrees. Is it equivalent to an MBA? Absolutely! We can safely say that PGDM programs add value beyond the regular MBA curriculum, and that is what highly demanding recruiters look for.

The Great Lakes PGDM:

Great Lakes offers the two-year full-time PGDM course at both campuses – Chennai and Gurgaon. The Great Lakes PGDM provides a globally benchmarked curriculum, world-class faculty, and a peer group from diverse domains, which transforms young professionals and high-performing graduates into Business Ready Managers. Some of the highlights of the program include Karma Yoga – an Experiential Leadership program, a fully mentored Empirical Study, Live Projects, an 8-week summer internship, and significant industry interaction with thought leaders and CXOs.

The institute also offers a semester abroad at the University of Bordeaux, France, and IÉSEG School of Management, Paris, and Lille at the end of 2nd year. The Great Lakes PGDM is approved by AICTE and has the prestigious global accreditation from AMBA (UK) at both campuses, along with the NBA accreditation as well for the Chennai campus. For its PGDM program, Great Lakes accepts GMAT/CAT/XAT/CMAT scores and shortlists on the merits of the overall profile of a candidate.

Course Offered


  • PGPM
  • PGDM


  • PGPM Flex

Eligibility for Great Lakes 2 years PGDM Program.

  • Students have to appear for CAT/XAT/GMAT/CMAT exams.
  • EXAMS score accepted by Great Lakes is, CAT taken in 2023/2024 GMAT taken after 1st January 2022, XAT taken in 2022/2023, or CMAT taken in 2022/2023. For 2023-25 Batches.
  • Students has a Bachelor’s degree with a minimum of 60 % Marks in Class X, XII and Graduation can able to apply for the program.
  • Freshers and applicants who have less than 24 months of experience till the 30th of June can only be eligible to apply for this program.
  • University/College Rank Holders and Scholars can get an extra advantage.

Application Cycles

Great Lakes PGPM has two cycles for admissions. The following are the applications considered in each of the cycles

Cycle 1: Application Deadline – 30th Nov 2022

Candidates with existing Test Scores – GMAT scores from 1st Jan 2022, CAT 2022, XAT 2022, and CMAT 2022 – can apply and be evaluated in Cycle 1. Their results will be available by the first week of Jan 2022

Candidates not having eligible test scores but expecting results post-Nov 30, 2022 but before January 31st, 2022 can also apply in Cycle 1 and submit their forms pending the availability of their scores. Selected candidates will be interviewed based on their profiles in Cycle 1 Profile Based Early Interview process Learn more.

These candidates will have to update their scores within 5 days of receiving their scores and will be considered for final offers post the score submission.

Cycle 2: Application Deadline – 31st Jan 2022

All candidates who have not applied in Cycle 1 but have taken eligible exams can apply in Cycle 2. The Cycle 2 deadline is 31st January and the interviews will be conducted in Feb 2022 with the first list of results declared by end of the month.

Students who have applied in Cycle 1 without scores and are not considered for the Early Profile-based Interview process will be considered for shortlisting for Cycle 2 calls post submission of the scores. Enroll for Great lakes Chennai MBA Direct Admission

Candidates who have already planned to pursue their MBA for the next academic year are encouraged to apply early as applying in Cycle 1 would allow candidates with scores and those shortlisted for the Profile Based Early Interview Process to get their results earlier than Cycle 2 and allow more time to prepare to join the program including taking care of financial, professional and personal commitments.

Placement Reports

The campus placement process for the PGPM Class of 2022 witnessed an excellent season with 100% of the students placed. The average CTC of the batch is 17.86 Lakhs p.a. and the highest domestic CTC offered increased to 33.26 Lakhs p.a.

The campus placement process for the PGDM Class of 2022, witnessed an excellent season with 100% placements by December 2021.   The average CTC offered to the Class of 2022 increased by 13% to INR 12.5 Lakhs p.a. while the highest domestic CTC was INR 25.8 Lakhs p.a. offered by a multinational consulting firm.

Great Lakes Chennai – Direct Admission

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