Dr. Montek Singh Ahluwalia addresses Great Lakes Students

Dr. Montek Singh Ahluwalia, Deputy Chairman, Planning Commission addressed students of Great Lakes Institute of Management at the USI Auditorium in Delhi as a part of the Institute’s Thought Leadership Lecture Series, a series where the students get to learn from and interact with Global Thought Leaders.

Dr. Montek Singh Ahluwalia

Attended by the GEMBA (Global Energy Executive MBA, offered in partnership with the Bauer College of Business, University of Houston) participants and students from Great Lakes, Gurgaon’s two year Energy management and one year fast-track MBA batches, the session began with a welcome address by Dr. Bala V Balachandran, Founder and Dean, Great Lakes Institute of Management.

Dr. Bala extended a warm and hearty welcome to Dr. Ahluwalia and spoke of their association since 1991 when they worked together to develop Management Education in India and then later when Dr. Ahluwalia addressed Great Lakes students in Chennai. Dr. Bala said, “Montek has played an important role in charting India’s journey to Economic prosperity and now, the time is ripe to plan India’s Energy Independence".

Dr. Montek Singh Ahluwalia’stalk provided a holistic view of energy planning to the students and covered energy departments in the central and state government, challenges faced by the government in preparing the energy policy, the energy section of the 12th plan document, global trends and energy pricing in India.

Dr. Ahluwalia also expressed his delight at Great Lakes’ phenomenal growth since its inception in 2004 and lauded the institute’s decision to focus on growing sectors like Energy, Analytics etc. bysaying, “The country needs to develop its base of specialists with core domain knowledge, and I am glad that Great Lakes is doing a great job of generating a branch of well-trained and qualified specialists through its course offerings".

Student Achievements

‘The Changing Face of Finance Consultancy: Boutique Investment Banks’ has been published in the May, 2013 edition of IIM- Shillong Conquest Magazine (Consulting Club) as ‘featured article’

Ankur Baj of PGDM (2012 - 2014)

Best silent voice entry for the June, 2013 Edition of Markathon-The Marketing Magazine of IIM-Shillong

Pulkit Kohli and Ankur Baj of PGDM (2012 - 2014)

Winner of Ernst and Young Knowledge Quiz

Lathish Venugopal, Viral Patel. More than 2000 teams across India participated in this

Runners up at TATA Crucible Campus Quiz

Lathish Venugopal and Viral Patel.

Article published in March edition of Markathon – Marketing magazine of IIM- Shillong

Kriti Dua and Sankalp Parihar. The article was on Marketing Trends 2013

Winner at Hyundai Global Youth Marketing Camp

Shouvik Das. The event was held in S.Korea and the team comprising of 4 Korean students, 4 Indians and 1 Chinese student won the award for the Best BTL Strategy

Second Prize for Article writing in NMIMS Banking

Namratha and Mahesh. The article was on “Policy expectations for the Indian Economy” and was published in the BankAge Magazine of NMIMS.

First Place- The Clan,IFMR

Krishnan Chidambaram and Hariharan Subramaniyan. The event was Abhyudhaya, the flagship HR event of IFMR. They competed in the finals against teams from K.J. Somaiya, IIT Madras, BIM, Welinkar and LIBA

I Runner up at Goa Institute of Management

Gajendra Sisodia and Kriti Dua. This was a national level case study competition (Samiksha 2013). Total of 127 teams participated in the event

Article published in NITIE’s In-Fin-NITIE

Manshi Gandhi. The article was on “Quantitative Easing”

First prize in case study competition at SIMC

Harleen Wahi and Abhishek Jain. The case study was a real case of declining sales of next gen publishing magazines a unit of Shapoorji Pallonji & Co Ltd. Great Lakes competed with 11 teams in the final campus round with the likes of SIMS,MICA, NITIE, Narsee Monjee,etc