PGDM Admissions Process

Admissions 2022 Calendar

Issue of Application starts from TBD
Last date of submission - Cycle 1 TBD
Last date of submission - Cycle 2 TBD
Last date of submission - Cycle 3 TBD
Last date of submission - Cycle 4 TBD
 

Eligibility Criteria - Admissions PGDM 2022 Intake

GMAT
  • All applicants are required to appear for GMAT/CAT*/XAT + /CMAT before applying to Great Lakes Institute of Management.
  • For PGDM 2022 Intake, Great Lakes Institute of Management will accept scores of GMAT taken after 1st January 2020, CAT taken in 2020/2021, XAT taken in 2021/2022 or CMAT taken in 2021/2022.
  • All applicants should possess a Bachelor’s degree in any discipline from a recognized institution.
  • Freshers and candidates with less than 24 months of work experience as on 30th June 2022 ONLY are eligible to apply. (Candidates with greater than 24 months of work- experience are requested to apply for the Great lakes PGPM program).
  • There will be a special preference for College / University rank holders in terms of an extra weightage gained as part of the selection process. The onus of proof of rank is vested in the applicant.

* 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 but uses XAT scores only for screening applicants for admission & XLRI has no role to play in the conduct of any of Great Lakes Management programs

 

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/gurgaon and fill in the online application form after making a payment of INR 2,000/-.
  • 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 student’s recommenders and it must be submitted online

All your queries regarding admission process can be sent to us at [email protected].

 

Evaluation Process

Applicants are evaluated based on GMAT/CAT/XAT/CMAT scores, past academic performance, essays, work experience and performance in the personal interview. The selection process builds in a criterion that facilitates evaluating each applicant on:

a) Academic Abilities: The program at Great Lakes is highly demanding and intense; candidates with consistent academic background and an ability to sustain pressure make the shortlist

b) Standardized Test Scores: To eliminate inconsistencies between colleges and universities at the Undergraduate level, Great Lakes considers GMAT or CAT or XAT or CMAT scores in the overall assessment

c) Rank Holders: The program gives a clear advantage / brownie points to College / University rank holders.

d) Integrity and Ethical Values: Great Lakes emphasize on integrity and values including originality. Plagiarism will be probed thoroughly during the process.

e) Diversity of Background: At Great Lakes, diversity in background facilitates peer learning which transforms ‘uncut stones’ into ‘diamonds’. We will actively try to bring an academic diversity into the PGDM classroom.

The above conditions / clauses / terms can be reviewed by the Institute from time to time. Hence, the prospective candidate is encouraged to visit the Great Lakes website at www.greatlakes.edu.in/gurgaon for regular updates.

Profile-based Early Interview Process:

Great Lakes will conduct Early interviews for PGDM Admissions 2022 wherein applicants who have registered for eligible GMAT/CAT/XAT/CMAT exams but are yet to get the results would be shortlisted and interviewed along with candidates with scores basis the strength of their profiles. These profile based early interview candidates would be considered for final offer post submissions of scores once the test results are declared.

The Profile Based Early Interview process has been introduced to enable students with a strong demonstrated track record to apply early and subsequently get their result early. The Early Interview process aims to give students additional time to prepare for the start of the program.

Following factors would be evaluated for the Profile-based Early Interviews:

  • Academics
  • Extracurricular Participation
  • Awards & Achievements

The final offer would consider other inputs as well, including Interview evaluation, Diversity and merit within the interviewed candidates.

For any queries regarding the Profile-based early interview, write to [email protected]

Eligibility
Key Dates

Great Lakes is introducing two rounds of interviews for PGDM to enable and optimize early processing of applications and sending out offers to candidates. The details are below:

Eligibility Criteria All GMAT Takers [GMAT 2020 | GMAT 2021 (taken on or before 1st December 2021)]
All CAT 2020 & 2021 takers
All XAT 2021 takers
All CMAT 2021 takers
Deadline TBD
Analytical Writing Test (AWT) TBD
Personal Interview (PI) TBD
Eligibility Criteria All GMAT Takers [GMAT 2020 | GMAT 2021 | GMAT 2022 (taken on or before 31st January 2022)]
All CAT 2020 & 2021 takers
All XAT 2021 and XAT 2022 takers
All CMAT 2021 takers
Deadline TBD
Analytical Writing Test (AWT) TBD
Personal Interview (PI) TBD
Eligibility Criteria All GMAT Takers [GMAT 2020, GMAT 2021 & GMAT 2022 (taken on or before 10th Feb, 2022)]
All CAT 2020 & CAT 2021 takers
All XAT 2021 & XAT 2022 takers
All CMAT 2021 and CMAT 2022 takers
Deadline TBD
Analytical Writing Test (AWT) TBD
Personal Interview (PI) TBD
Eligibility Criteria All GMAT Takers [GMAT 2020, GMAT 2021 & GMAT 2021 (taken on or before 14th April, 2022)]
All CAT 2020 & CAT 2021 takers
All XAT 2021 & XAT 2022 takers
All CMAT 2021 and CMAT 2022 takers
Deadline TBD
Analytical Writing Test (AWT) TBD
Personal Interview (PI) TBD

Associations

  • IIT Stuart School of Business
  • BABSON
  • BAUER
  • University of Bordeaux
  • HKUST
  • UMKC
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