The 15th Annual Convocation of Great Lakes Institute of Management, Chennai, held on 21st May 2019 at CTC Convention Center was graced by Chief Guest Honorable Vice President, Shri M Venkaiah Naidu, Guests of Honor Dr R.A. Mashelkar, President, Global Research Alliance & Former Director General, CSIR and Dr. R. Seetharaman, CEO and MD of Doha Bank. The event also the presence of Mr. Mohan Lakhamraju, Dr Vaidy Jayaraman, Dr Sudhakar Balachandran, along with the board of directors, faculty, staff, students and their family members. Delivering the convocation address, Shri Venkaiah Naidu said that India has emerged as an attractive destination for global investors and asked educational institutions to maintain high standards and foster academic excellence. Asking the graduating students to respect their alma mater and always act to enhance its reputation, Shri Naidu advised the graduation class of 2019 to focus on achieving academic excellence and become socially conscientious citizens. Beloved Dean Dr Bala congratulated the students and addressed the gathering via video call.
The Convocation saw 624 students graduating this year across full-time and executive programs including PGPM, PGDM, PGXPM and PGPM (Flex). A total of 107 gold medals were awarded to nearly 95 graduands in the following categories – Academic toppers, Overall outstanding contribution, Dean’s merit list, Domain toppers, best Empirical Study and Committee contributors. Sai Medha Pradeep, from the PGPM batch of 2018 -19, bagged four gold medals for best academic topper, best outgoing student, marketing domain topper, and best empirical study, and received cash prize of INR 4 lakhs.