Admissions

The admission process is based on multiple facets of an applicant, including but not limited to the test scores. We, at Great Lakes, value real-world experience and the ability to take charge, very highly, as we aim to build a community of empathetic business leaders and trendsetters.

As a school we continue to innovate business education to add value, not only to our candidates but also to the business as a whole. This is reflected both in out selection process and our pedagogy.

Admissions Calendar
Issue of application
starts from
To be announced
Last date of submission
for First Cycle
To be announced
Last date of submission
for Second Cycle
To be announced

Eligibility

  • Valid CAT*/ GMAT/XAT+/CMAT score
  • For PGPM 2021, Great Lakes Institute of Management will accept scores of GMAT taken after 1st January 2017, CAT taken in 2018/2019, XAT taken in 2019/2020 or CMAT taken in 2019
  • A Bachelor’s degree in any discipline from a recognized institution
  • A minimum work experience of two years by March 31, 2020
  • Candidates with less than 24 months of work experience by March 31, 2020 can apply to the Great Lakes PGDM Program

*Great Lakes uses CAT scores only for screening applications for admissions and IIMs have no role in the conduct of Great Lakes academic programs.

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

Eligibility
What we look for?

Academic Abilities

Standardized test scores(GMAT/CAT/XAT), School, College and University scores

Leadership Potential

Proven leadership capacity at Work, College or School level

Integrity and Ethical Values

Virtues that form the foundation for any leader

Diversity of Experience

How can you contribute to the Great Lakes community during and after the program

Admission Process

  • Candidates meeting the eligibility criteria can apply to Great Lakes Institute of Management by completing an online form
  • Candidates can choose to apply by any of the following methods:
  • Visit the website www.greatlakes.edu.in and fill in the online application form after making a payment of INR 2,000. Candidates have the option of either applying to Great Lakes, Chennai and Great Lakes, Gurgaon campuses separately or for both the campuses through the common application form by selecting the appropriate option in the registration form
  • Make a payment of INR 2,000 at IMS centers and procure a coded number key for applying online
  • Purchase the application form from the Great Lakes Offices in Chennai
  • The eventual application process is online for all candidates
  • Candidates have to provide the official email-id of the recommender. The recommendation letter will be collected from the final selected students' recommenders and it must be submitted online
  • All your queries regarding admission process can be sent to us at admissions@greatlakes.edu.in
Admissions Journey
Admissions Journey
  • Online Application
  • Initial Screening & PI invite
  • AWT & Personal Interview
  • Final Shortlisting
  • Initial Fee Payment
  • Admission Offer Acceptance
  • Admission Offer Roll Out
  • Course Registration
  • Orientation
  • Course Commencement

Essays

Essays are an integral part of our application process and help us understand you better; who you are, what motivates you, what are your career aspirations and how you will fit in to the Great Lakes community.

As a part of the Application process we have 2 essays:

Why should you be part of PGPM Class of 2019 and how do you think you can enrich the experience of the Great Lakes Community?(Required)

The first essay is compulsory and delves into what you would bring to the Class as an individual. We receive large number of applications from promising candidates every year and while selecting the candidates, it is important for us to understand how you will add value to the class and enrich the experience of your peers.

Is there anything else about you that is not covered in the application that you would like to share with us?(Optional)

While optional, this question gives you a chance to talk about things you would like the admissions committee to know about you and not captured in the rest of the form. Please avoid repeating information already shared in other parts of the application.

Key Dates
Eligibility Criteria All GMAT Takers [( GMAT 2017, GMAT 2018, GMAT 2019 and GMAT 2020 (taken on or before 31st of January 2020)]
All CAT 2018 & 2019 takers
All XAT 2019 & 2020 takers
All CMAT 2019 takers
Deadline TBA
Personal Interview(Dates)
City Date Day Duration (Days)
Delhi TBA - -
Bangalore TBA - -
Kolkata TBA - -
Mumbai TBA - -
Chennai TBA - -
Hyderabad TBA - -
Eligibility Criteria All GMAT Takers [( GMAT 2017, GMAT 2018, GMAT 2019 and GMAT 2020 (taken on or before 31st of January 2020)]
All CAT 2018 & 2019 takers
All XAT 2019 & 2020 takers
All CMAT 2019 takers
Deadline TBA
Personal Interview(Dates)
City Date Day Duration (Days)
Delhi TBA - -
Bangalore TBA - -
Kolkata TBA - -
Mumbai TBA - -
Chennai TBA - -
Hyderabad TBA - -

Associations

  • IIT Stuart School of Business
  • Babson
  • Bauer
  • Universite De Bordeaux
  • Hkust
  • UMKC
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