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
Admissions Committee - ADCOM
Alumni Committee - ALCOM & GLAA
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.
Branding & Public Relations Committee - BPR
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.
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.
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.
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.
Social Service Committee
Social Service Committee (SSC) at Great Lakes works at a national level by addressing various issues such as poverty, health, education, sanitation, women & child abuse and environment. The SSC is a tool that is used to develop a beneficial relationship between society and students.
The Student Council assumes a responsible role in administering managerial skills learnt in the classrooms through experiential learning. Each member embodies the Great Laker spirit of being a 'Go-getter', staying on their toes to take care of concerns of the community. The council, apart from addressing students' day to day affairs - infrastructure, food, health, Resource Centre, sports complex, entertainment - ensures catering to the scholastic prowess of the students. The Council does it all from coordinating various events in the campus with aplomb, to screening weekly movies and throwing stellar parties for the student community.
Mature and level-headed, members of the Council ensure unencumbered flow of information between the various student committees, the rest of the students and the school. The council is committed to transparency and accountability and to this end holds periodic 'Open House' sessions where both students and Directors participate. Each Open House serves as a simulation for participative leadership.
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.