Great Lakes Dean Bala V Balachandran talks about a ‘brutal’ world of competition, learning and more There are some who dream of retirement even as they are working — chilling at home, having coffee (or something stronger, if you prefer) while leisurely watching TV or reading seems like a dream many youngsters yearn for. But not Bala V Balachandran.

At the age of 67, he started the Great Lakes Institute of Management, located around 10 km from Mahabalipuram. Within 13 years, it now consistently ranks among the top 10 B-schools across India.

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