Ninth Convocation (2013) wherein students of PGPM, PGXPM and PGWPM graduated

Great Lakes Institute of Management today held its ninth Convocation (2013) wherein students of PGPM (1 year flagship program), PGXPM (2 year Executive MBA) and PGWPM (2 year Weekend MBA program) graduated in the august presence of Renowned industrialists Mr. Vellayan, Executive Chairman, Murugappa Group and Mr. Ramesh Vangal, Founder and Chairman, Katra Group; and Dr. Bala V. Balachandaran, Founder & Dean, Great Lakes Institute of Management. This year marks the entry of Great Lakes Institute of Management into its tenth successful year since its inception in 2004.

   The event commenced with Dr. Bala V. Balachandran, Dean, Great Lakes Institute of Management, declaring open the ceremony at the Chennai Trade Centre. The auditorium was high on spirit and there was excitement in the air, marked with sense of enthusiasm and pride as the students waited to receive the graduation certificates. In an enlightening speech, Dr. Bala V. Balachandran expressed his happiness and wished the graduating students all success in their professional careers. Keeping up with the philosophy of Great Lakes, he added that the sole purpose of attaining the best education is to give back to the society and create opportunity for all. In his speech the Chief Guest Mr. Vellayan emphasized the importance of facing challenges in the real world with the right spirit. Delivering the Presidential speech Mr. Ramesh Vangal advised the students to follow ethical practices and create the right impact in society.

Prof. Sriram, Executive Director, Great Lakes Institute of Management, reported that this year 429 students graduated of which 362 students were from PGPM Class 2013, 30 PGXPM students of class 2013 and 37 students were from PGWPM class 2012. Excitement and joy flowed as families and friends cheered for the graduating students who received the degree certificates from the chief guest. A special moment of pride and accomplishment grew among the graduating mothers, who went on to set new levels for their counterparts.

  Since its humble beginning in the year 2004, Great Lakes Institute of Management has established itself as a strong brand among other B-Schools in the country. It has a strong network of alumni with over 2215 individuals currently working in several countries apart from India. Being pioneers of entrepreneurship, Great Lakes have spread the culture among their alumni as well, with many alumni choosing to be entrepreneurs. Also, the year 2012 also makes a mark in Great Lakes Alumni history as we held the first overseas Alumni Meet at London on 6 Oct 2012.

Please find below a list of MoUs that were added to the esteemed list of Associations Great Lakes has -

  • Great Lakes Institute of Management and Rutgers, The State University of New Jersey, USA - Dual degree plan
  • Great Lakes Institute of Management and Kaziranga University, Jorhat, Assam
  • Great Lakes Institute of Management has signed an MoU with Fudan University China
  • Great Lakes Institute of Management and University of Bordeaux, France
  • Great Lakes Institute of Management signed an MoU with American Society for Quality India Pvt Ltd(ASQ India)

Student Achievements

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