PGDM class

The Great Lakes PGDM brings together world class faculty, cutting edge curriculum & CXO perspectives to make you Business-Ready.

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Post Graduate Diploma In Management (PGDM)

The two year Post Graduate Diploma in Management, PGDM, is designed for young leaders with less than 3 years of work experience. The program has a clear focus on emerging economies and their growth. An AICTE approved program, the PGDM has been designed by the Great Lakes Academic Advisory Council, which comprises the best in the world of management academia streamlined with inputs from the institute’s illustrious Business Advisory Council, to keep it in sync with the needs of an ever changing market place.

Candidates with 2-3 years of work experience are also eligible for the 1 year flagship Post Graduate Program in Management (PGPM). Know more about PGPM.

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Globally Benchmarked Curriculum. Truly World Class Faculty.
Globally benchmarked curriculum. Truly world class faculty.

World’s renowned Management Gurus and global thought leaders comprise to form Great Lakes’ Academic Advisory Council, which helps us continuously innovate our curriculum to stay relevant with the dynamic needs of the rapidly changing corporate environment.


Full time faculty with rich academic and industry experience from across the world ensures that you learn management practices from the best.


International visiting faculty from Ivy League schools such as Kellogg, Stanford, Yale, etc., provide global perspectives.

Career Impact

The PGDM batch has a 100% placement record with leading recruiters like Deloitte, EY, Amazon, Flipkart, Olacabs, Swiggy, Aditya Birla, Barclays, HSBC, Musigma, Accenture etc. making yearly appearance on campus. 

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Perspectives from Global Thought Leaders

CXOs on campus every year ensure that our students stay updated with the most recent industry trends.


Industry veterans who comprise our Business Advisory Council provide industry insights which shape our yearly curriculum and keep it industry relevant.

Adi Godrej

Adi GodrejChairman, Godrej Group

Vijay Govindarajan

Vijay GovindarajanProfessor, Tuck

Ram Charan

Ram CharanGlobal Thought Leader

Philip Kotler

Philip KotlerProfessor, Kellogg

Ratan Tata

Ratan TataChairman, TATA Sons

Indra Nooyi

Indra NooyiEx-Chairperson & CEO, PepsiCo

Experiential Learning
Experiential Learning

A hands-on approach towards imbibing the concepts learnt inside classrooms by applying them on field.


A unique social leadership program that provides students opportunities to apply managerial skills acquired inside classrooms onto real world problems.

Empirical Study

An experiential learning approach that allows participants to tackle real world business problems under the guidance of a veteran business leader or a faculty mentor.

PGDM Class Profile

Learning takes place outside the classroom as much as it does inside it. The versatile Class of 2021 with a batch of 160+ students coming from backgrounds as varied as Physics and Aeronautics ensures that there are more than enough perspectives on the table.

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Admissions Blog

Difference between MBA and PGDM demystified.

  • Jul 26, 2020

Quite often, MBA aspirants are required to choose between an MBA or a PGDM. While the MBA is the widely popular name for management programs, the PGDM, or the fact that it is a diploma, raises a number of questions in the minds of aspirants. Let's demystify the fine line that sets the two programs apart.

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Difference between MBA and PGDM demystified.

What is PGDM? 7 criteria for choosing the right PGDM course.

  • Jul 26, 2020

Choosing the right business school and the right program is the most essential part of an aspirant's MBA journey. With a large number of business schools offereing different types of MBA or PGDM programs in India itself, it's important that the candidates choose what's best for them according to their career goals. Let's understand 7 very important criteria for determining the right PGDM program for you.

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What is PGDM? 7 criteria for choosing the right PGDM course.

"Great Lakes curriculum has rigour and relevance. To be taught by some of the best academicians in the country as well as outside is an unparalleled lifetime experience. I must say Great Lakes helped me prepare for a seamless transition to the industry."

Aditya Rajagopalan
Aditya Rajagopalan, PGDM Class of 2016 Advisory Consultant, Deloitte India
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