Student Committees and Clubs

Being a student-managed and student-run institute, all key functions of the institute are ably supported by committed student bodies – be it admissions, placements, web management or branding. Below is the list of all committees and clubs

Student Committees

One of the most visible and prominent student committees is the Admissions Committee. Comprising interested students, the committee assists the Admissions Director in collaterals material development, web pruning, enquiry management, media planning, PI operationalization, selection process etc.

The alumni of any Institution are the brand ambassadors and play a significant role in building the Brand. The Alumni Committee – ALCOM of Great Lakes facilitates the Alumni engagement with the objective of emotional bonding and be the bridge between the past and present. It consists of group of committed students of the batch who act as the interface between the alumni and the institute. ALCOM besides organizing alumni meets in the 4 major metros brings out Great Connect, a monthly newsletter, and maintains an Alumni portal which helps Great Lakers to connect and engage.

Besides ALCOM, which consists of the current batch of students, there is also an elected body Great Lakes Alumni Association (GLAA). GLAA is elected from the alumni and helps Great Lakes and the students to better align to changing trends in the industry through curriculum, placement, admission etc.

The highlight of alumni activity is the Annual Mega Alumni Meet. This day-long event brings the alumni and current students on the same platform. Students get a chance to network and understand industry, while alumni enhance knowledge through a back to school program and also network.

The Analytics committee at Great Lakes gathers students interested in pursuing analytics as a career and organizes sessions by Industry Experts, Puzzles, Blogs, Case Study competitions, workshops, all related to the field of analytics. The analytics committee, in collaboration with the Corporate career Services department of Great Lakes, conducts sessions related to career prospects in the field of analytics.

"A brand is like a living entity and it is enriched or undermined cumulatively over time, the product of a thousand small gestures" – Michael Eisner, Former CEO of Walt Disney.

BPR – The Branding and Public Relations Committee of Great Lakes – is part of institute's consistent brand building that has ensured its position as a premier B-School in a short span. It undertakes adjunct activities and reinforces activities of the official Advertising and PR Agencies of the institute. It endeavors to continuously and consistently build Brand Great Lakes and disseminate awareness about the institution across various media - print, visual and most importantly online social media such as PaGaLGuy, Facebook, YouTube etc., through an Integrated Marketing Communications approach.

The challenge of the work in BPR lies in its variety. Not every medium or event is the same and neither is every stakeholder. "Variety is the spice of life" – this axiom epitomizes the functioning of the committee, and its members consistently rise up to the multitude of challenges that every day brings in, and relish in converting them to opportunities.

The Centre for Innovation and Entrepreneurship Committee (CiECom) is an initiative at the Great Lakes Institute of Management that aims to contribute to India's grassroots-level economic development by creating, nurturing, and sustaining successful business enterprises. Fostering a culture of entrepreneurship among students, the CiE aims to enable the mushrooming of socially-responsible entrepreneurial ventures built on a foundation of creativity and innovation.

With the aim of nurturing successful entrepreneurial development, the CiE provides an Innovation Lab dedicated to the identification of innovative business solutions. Through a series of partnerships, the CiE provides access to external expertise such as technology access provided by the IIT-Madras and business process access provided by IBM, as well as internal expertise such as customer and market research provided by the Kotler-Srinivasan Centre at Great Lakes. The CiE also facilitates mentorship of aspiring entrepreneurs by connecting them with organizations such as TiE, CII and FICCI. The CiE also leverages its connections with investing angels, assisting and guiding entrepreneurs in acquiring financial support for their new business ventures.

The importance of entrepreneurship to the economic development of the country being well understood, entrepreneurship has become one of the most important focal points of business education all over. With the right combination of partnerships, expertise and support, the CiECom at Great Lakes is perfectly positioned to provide the entrepreneurial solutions solely needed by Indian society.


The Great Lakes Institute of Management Consulting Committee is run by students under the guidance of esteemed faculty members. Its activities broadly include Management Consulting, Strategic Management, Risk Advisory, Process/Operations Consulting, IT Consulting, Marketing/Financial Consulting etc.

The committee provides opportunity for liaising with Global Consultants, professionals, faculty and alumni members through organized activities, which helps students to prepare their career in consulting outside the classroom environment. Additionally, the committee is responsible for procuring real industry projects that not only give students a real time experience of working on consulting assignments but also provide innovative and out-of-the-box solutions to the client. The committee also provides students with social and professional opportunities to build up their network in Industry.

The committee aims to provide its members with opportunities to participate in consulting assignments that would provide them an insight of the consulting domain.

Dean’s Students Leadership

Great Lakes is well known for the range and quality of the events it stages - L'Attitude 13o 05', Successful Women in Management (SWIM), HR Conclave, Great Lakes NASMEI Marketing Conference, Entrepreneurship Seminar and the likes. The Events Committee is responsible for conceptualizing, coordinating and staging these events successfully. Students take an active role in all these events. Handling these events inculcates in students the skills of planning, administration, team work, creativity, networking and crisis management.

Great Lakes Institute of Management sponsors several events as a part of our Institute's brand building efforts and the students, who are part of several committees, participate with zest and enthusiasm in these events. One of the foremost and important committees, "FinCom" makes a significant contribution during the L'Attitude 13o 05' event which is held in January of the academic year.

To enhance learning and to integrate concepts and applications in finance, a trading terminal – Shyam Sunder Turbo Energy Trading Terminal, has been established to facilitate real-time experiential learning.


Environment is what we live in and breathe in. It is as much of our own creation as it is of nature. When it comes to a trait like being nature friendly, it can only be developed through right examples and demonstration.

Great Lakes Institute of Management is credited as the first educational institution in India to have achieved LEED Platinum certification under LEED India NC version 1.0. Here, going green is practised through the green infrastructure, energy saving campus, green landscaping and environmental friendly waste management techniques.

The Green Committee, the newest of all, has the onus to create awareness, spread environmentally friendly ideas and provide a platform to bring new eco-friendly ideas. The committee consists of four student members and operates under the guidance of Executive Director of the college. The green board consists of one member each from every department of the college. It works together in facilitating adoption of any new green technologies, keeping with the green norms, to be installed in campus.

The committee promotes empirical research idea of students in the area of green and sustainable technology. It aims to provide a "green sense" amongst all the Great Lakes family. The committee takes care of the plantation and landscaping activities of the campus. Green Bulletin, Green'O'Graphy, Green Club, Green Week, Green Ideas exchange forum are some events which are planned for the future.

The student members have been a part of green movement earlier and have continued the effort by creating more supporters. Going green is the way to sustainable future. Together we work towards a more sustainable and eco-friendly world.

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In line with Great Lakes' objective of preparing business ready managers with the right attitude, team skills, result-orientation and ethical consciousness, the institute at the end facilitates placement, by bringing together two of the principal stakeholders – the corporate and the participants of the programs. It is therefore necessary that a suitable platform is provided for this process which is beneficial to both, the company and the student. Besides, in this challenging environment, it is of paramount importance for the participating companies to find a suitable incumbent who fits their criteria.

The Placement Committee in Great Lakes Institute of Management is a student driven body with twin objectives of "finding every participant an appropriate profile and providing the employer with the best". The Placement Committee facilitates the entire placement process, ensuring a smooth transition for a participant from campus life to a corporate one. Our values drive us to ensure that companies are able to select committed and competent resources with character. We also understand that management graduates want to select companies and careers of their choice. The Placement Committee is the bridge between these two entities ensuring a smooth transition.

Sports committee (Sportscom)

Student Academic

Student Life

Supply Chain Operations

Student Clubs

Moving in several directions at different speeds, often simultaneously, Great Lakers evince the ability to excel at multi-faceted interests. The various student run clubs and committees demonstrate the holistic development of the students and enhance the overall diversity at GLIM.

Marketing club has forums which conduct weekly discussions and brainstorming sessions on latest marketing trends, branding strategies of companies, lessons and various significant campaigns in the marketing environment. This club also works on live marketing projects and promotional strategies for the industry.

ODS Club facilitates sharing of knowledge on Operations Management and decision sciences thereby enriching the student community with deeper appreciation and wider application of Operations Management and its related fields.

The student club members of Gravity (Marketing journal published by Great Lakes) provide quality editorial services to ensure objectivity and that high quality articles are published.

The club helps to build a long-lasting relationship with corporate houses in the form of support for various athletic, academic and intellectual events that are facilitated by the college. Student members of this club interact with executives of various organizations, which in turn helps them to put into practice their marketing and negotiation skills.

Working assistants undertake original academic research and investigative enquiry. They perform a systematic problem analysis, model building and fact finding for the purpose of making important decisions in marketing of goods and services.

The Film Appreciation club, with approximately 200 members, is the largest club at Great Lakes. The club promises to entertain through movie shows and develop among students the attitude to appreciate films as a serious art form and an increasingly important media of communication in our society. The members also intend to learn the fine art of film making by directing short film


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