Annual Events


Great Lakes Institute of Management hosted its Annual Management Fest ‘Crest- 7.0’ on February 15, 2018. The seventh edition of the Crest was based on the theme ‘PALAESTRA: Rise and Grind’, to celebrate the glory of Palaestra and their business acuity and accomplishment. The event received ample number of student participation from top business schools across the country including schools like IIM-L, XIMB, IIFT, MDI Gurgaon, IMI Delhi, Amity Noida, SRCC GBO, RDIMBS, Chandigarh University and Fore School of Management who competed in various events and showcased their talent, knowledge, acumen and business skills.

The event was graced by the presence of Mr. Sandeep Bhatnagar, Managing Director, Accenture as the honorary chief guest, who delivered the key note address. The opening ceremony was presided over by Prof. Umashankar Venkatesh, Program Director PGPM, Great Lakes Institute of Management, Gurgaon.

The fest was filled with energy, enthusiasm and great dignitaries to grace the occasion. Many industry professionals were part of the event to share their perspectives and judge the various competitions organized by Great Lakes students. Few of them were, Mr. Sandeep Bhatnagar, MD Accenture Consulting , Mr. Joy Bhattacharjya, Project Director LOC FIFA U-19 World Cup 2019, Mr. Deepak Goel, Founder Karma Circle, Investor, Dr. Vinod Kumar, Prof. Finance, Mrs. Jahnavi Mahanta, Mr. Manmohan Bhutani, COO, ACS Global Tech Solutions, and Dr. Shweta Dhingra.

Crest Photo Gallery

The flagship event of CREST 7.0 was ‘Innovacia’- Each participating team had to present their business plans and pitch in their innovative business ideas in detail. This competition gave students a platform to showcase their entrepreneurial skills in front of potential investors and industry guides. The feasibility, ROI, target segment and market share of the business presented by the students was totally novel and the best idea received a cash prize worth Rs. 30,000/-. The team from IMI Delhi won the first prize and the team from Chandigarh University won the second prize.

This was followed by the event called as ‘Extrapolation’- where each participating team had to play with data and numbers. A time to test real analytical skills, interpret the data and solve real time business problems. The event was a treat to watch, how students from all over the country had put their best fit forward in providing the business solutions. This event became the spotlight as Mr. Joy Bhattacharyya was the guest for this event. He has been part of IPL since its inception in 2008 and was also former director of Kolkata Knight Riders. All the students were thrilled to hear his experience. Winners of the event were Great Lakes, Gurgaon and runner up was KJ Somaiya. The list of rest of the events and their winners are:



Presentation of an innovative business idea

IMI Delhi &
Chandigarh University

Mercatus Arena
Case study based on Marketing

MDI Gurgaon &
Great Lakes Institute of Management

Analytical skills for relevant solutions

Great Lakes Institute of Management &
KJ Somaiya

M&A event to test your valuation

Great Lakes Institute of Management

Operations Management Case Study

Great Lakes Institute of Management &
Sriram College of Commerce

HR Situation Analysis

Fore Institute of Management &
KJ Somaiya

Bulls n Bears
Stock Trading Game

Great Lakes Institute of Management

Debate Competition

Great Lakes Institute of Management

Business Quiz

Great Lakes Institute of Management &
KJ Somaiya

The Wise Pirates
Treasure Hunt

Great Lakes Institute of Management

Crest 2016

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