Great Lakes Chennai - Great Lakes Institute of Management

Great Lakes Institute of Management, Dr. Bala V. Balachandar Campus, East Coast Road, Manamai Villag

Established in the year 2004 by the Padmashree awardee, Dr. Bala V Balachandran, Professor Emeritus at Kellogg School of Management, Great Lakes Institute of Management Chennai is a private self-financing institute. Great Lakes Chennai has received the AMBA, UK accreditation and it has also been accredited by the South Asian Quality Assurance System (SAQS) and National Board of Accreditation (NBA). Great Lakes Institute of Management Chennai has been approved by the All India Council for Technical Education. Great Lakes Chennai campus spreads over 27 acres of land.  The Great Lakes Institute of Management has been ranked 24th in the management category in NIRF rankings 2021. According to NIRF Ranking 2020, the institute was ranked 23rd in the management category.

The Great Lakes Chennai started functioning with 123 students and PGPM was the only programme offered by the institute at that time. Later on, Post Graduate Executive Programme in Management (PGXPM) was introduced by Great Lakes Chennai. Further on, the PGDM programme was launched in the year 2012. Currently, the institute offers a total of four courses - PGPM, PGDM, PGPM Flex and PGXPM to the students. The institute has facilities such as a gym, library, hostels, sports and many more. The faculty strength of Great Lakes Institute of Management Chennai is 21 and the student enrollment is 284. One can read further to know more about Great Lakes Chennai.

  • Good placement record
  • computer lab
  • sports

The institute is located at East Coast Road, Manamai Village, Tirukazhukundram Taluk, Kanchipuram, Tamil Nadu. The nearest railway station to the institute is Ottivakkam Railway Station which is 21 km away from the institute and one can cover this distance in about 30 min. The nearest airport to Great Lakes Institute of Management Chennai is Chennai International Airport which is 64 km away and can be reached in about 1 hour 30 min. The closest bus depot is Anupuram Bus Depo which is 3 km away. 

  • Great Lakes’ CXO Interaction Series was organised at Great Lakes Chennai - As part of Term Zero,  Great Lakes’ CXO Interaction Series was organised and Mr. Lakshmi Narayanan, Former CEO and Vice Chairman, Cognizant was the special guest of the session.

  • Distinguished Thought Leader Series - Great Lakes Chennai invited Dr Simon Galpin to speak on ‘Recent trends in FDI promotion in a post COVID world, and the implications for millennials’ as part of the Distinguished Thought Leader Series. 

  • Thought Leader Series - Dr. Sunil Chopra - Deputy Dean, IBM Professor of Operations Management and Information Systems at Northwestern University - Kellogg School of Management was invited as a guest speaker for the Thought Leader Series. The topic for the session was Designing Resilient Supply Chains. 

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  • Balaji P-Managing Partner & CEO, Shine Agencies
  • Prasad Raj K-CEO, Ignite 101 Fitness Studio & Brown Bread Company
  • Rahul Ganapathy-Co-Founder & CEO, Atsuya Technologies
  • Ramachandran E-Executive Director, Tinderbox Events
  • Muralimanohar Nagarajan-Divisional Manager, Ashok Leyland Pvt. Ltd.
  • Candidates must have a Bachelor's Degree with a minimum of 50% marks from a recognized institute.
  • Candidates must have a minimum of 2-years of work experience. However, exceptional candidates with 18+ months of work experience are also considered.
  • Also, candidates must have a valid CAT/ XAT/ CMAT/ GMAT score


  • Boys Hostel
    The institute has GLIM Chennai boys hostel that has fully air-conditioned rooms that are available on single and double sharing basis.
  • Girls Hostel
    The campus has a separate hostel for girls. The hostel rooms are well furnished and have all the basic facilities.
  • Gym
    GLIM Chennai has a gym with all the modern gym equipment for the students for a full-body workout.
  • Library
    The institute has a central library with all the latest books, national & international journals, and magazines along with the reprographic facility.
  • Sports
    Indoor and outdoor sports facilities are provided to the students and they are a part of various sports such as basketball, football, carrom, table tennis, chess, etc.
  • Cafeteria
    Healthy and hygienic food is provided in the cafeteria to students and staff along with the beverages.
  • Auditorium
    GLIM Chennai has an auditorium/seminar hall/amphitheater that is used to organize seminars, conferences, events, festivals, etc.
  • Medical/Hospital
    GLIM Chennai houses an on-campus medical center to meet the medical needs of the students and staff. GLIM Chennai also has an ambulance in case of emergency.
  • Wifi
  • IT Infrastructure
  • Transport
  • Laboratories
    The institute has laboratories for every department to give practical knowledge to students.


Boys Hostel
Girls Hostel
IT Infrastructure



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