" As a new age business school and in line with our goal of being the most industry responsive business school in the country, we have pioneered several initiatives."

Director's Message

Dear Aspirants,


Great Lakes Institute of Management, Gurgaon, in a short span of 8 years has emerged as one of the most innovative and progressive B-schools of the country. Unlike most Indian educational institutions which are inward looking, from the inception our objective has been to fully integrate with the industry and cater to both its present and future requirements.

As a new age business school and in line with our goal of being the most industry responsive business school in the country, we have pioneered several initiatives. Great Lakes, Gurgaon, has been the first business school to introduce Analytics specialization in full time programs back in 2013 foreseeing that the future of decision making across fields will be driven by data. We have also designed and offered a cutting edge executive program in Business Analytics, PGPBABI (Post Graduate Program in Business Analytics and Business Intelligence) which has been consistently ranked No. 1 in the country ahead of all the top b-schools which are decades older! Not resting at that, we are again pioneering the introduction of a specialization in Artificial Intelligence and Machine Learning (AIML) given that these will be the critical tools for businesses going forward.

For a B-school to prosper there is a need for a good eco-system and close relationship with industry. Our very presence with a beautiful residential campus in the corporate hub of Gurgaon in Delhi NCR is a key enabler to achieve this objective of close engagement with the industry. We have been very successful in establishing a very vibrant engagement with corporates with a series of industry engagement activities such as Live Projects, Guest Lectures by CXOs, Industry conclaves, etc. Apart from internal faculty, the senior industry experts also play significant role in co-creating and co-delivering of our curriculum. The curriculum rich in cutting - edge areas and manifold platforms for industry engagement promise a highly rewarding learning environment for our students. Also being in the Delhi NCR region, we benefit from close proximity to a very diverse set of corporates ranging from new age startups to fortune 500 companies.

The biggest strength for Great Lakes, Gurgaon, however is our faculty who are among the most experienced and respected academicians in the country. Almost all our faculty have PhDs and most have taught at the very top business schools. Enabling them is a culture of openness and innovation which promotes close interaction with students as well as well as industry.

In summary a prime location, great faculty, cutting-edge curriculum and close industry relationship altogether makes Great Lakes, Gurgaon a preferred destination for MBA aspirants and a responsive partner to businesses from all over the country. I invite you to engage with us and experience a transformational educational journey.

Best Regards,

Dr. Debashis Sanyal

Director, Great Lakes Institute of Management, Gurgaon

Dr. Debashis Sanyal is currently Director at Great Lakes Institute of Management, Gurgaon, one of the premier B-schools in the country. In his capacity as Director, he spearheads the holistic growth of Great Lakes, Gurgaon, and also drives the school’s efforts towards establishing it as an internationally recognized center of excellence for contemporary management education and research.

Prior to joining Great Lakes, Gurgaon, he was Vice Provost-Management and Dean of School of Business Management at NMIMS for over 7 years, where, he contributed significantly in launching new programs and leading initiatives for receiving international accreditation such as AMBA and AACSB.

Before his stint at NMIMS, Dr. Sanyal was Dean (Academic Programs) at Management Development Institute (MDI), Gurgaon and also headed the EMBA program at S.P. Jain Centre of Management, Singapore.

With more than 34 years of rich experience in top business schools, Dr. Sanyal has received numerous honors for teaching. He has a Masters degree from Calcutta University and holds a Doctoral degree in Commerce. He is a merit holder from the Institute of Cost and Works Accountant of India (ICWAI) where he also served as Joint Director. A member of various educational forums and Chambers of Commerce, he has a number of research publications in national and international journals to his credit.

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