January 24 Deadline for Great Lakes PGPM 2017 Applicants


Those who missed the first cycle deadline for submitting the application form for Great Lakes’ One Year full time Post Graduate Program in Management (PGPM) could do it in the second cycle within the January 24 deadline.

Great Lakes, with campuses in Chennai and Gurgaon, says that the PGPM program aims at transforming high potential professionals into competent business managers and decision makers. Emphasis is placed on developing competencies, team-work and leadership, inclusivity principles and value-based management.

Professionals/entrepreneurs with 2+ years of full time work experience are eligible for the program. This eligibility criterion is lower than that of other institutes for similar programs as they demand 3 to 5 years of work experience.

Among the advantages cited by Great Lakes is that the PGPM allows participants to maximize learning and start creating value by the end of one year. The globally benchmarked curriculum is updated yearly with cutting edge courses to make participants business ready.

With emphasis placed on leadership through action, the program helps participants develop leadership skills while having a lasting impact in 20+ villages and improving the lives of thousands of people.

Peers with rich industry experience in the class means as much learning beyond the class as inside. The 5000+ Great Lakes Alumni spread over 28 countries across 5 continents will provide you with a life-time network of Entrepreneurs, CXOs and high calibre professionals across industries.

Eligibility Criteria

Applicants are required to appear for GMAT/CAT/XAT /CMAT before applying to Great Lakes Institute of Management.

For PGPM 2017. The Institute will accept CAT scores of the year 2015/2016, XAT scores of the year 2016/2017 or GMAT scores taken after January 1, 2014 or CMAT scores of the year 2016.

The applicants should have a Bachelor’s degree in any discipline from a recognized institution. A minimum work experience of two years by March 31, 2017 is mandatory. Candidates found not fulfilling this criteria will not be admitted. Candidates with less than 24 months of work experience by March 31, 2017 can apply to the Great Lakes PGDM Program.

Admission Process

Candidates meeting the eligibility criteria are required to fill up an online admission application form by visiting the website www.greatlakes.edu.in and make a payment of Rs. 2,000. They have the option of either applying to Great Lakes, Chennai and Great Lakes, Gurgaon campuses separately or for both the campuses through the common application form by selecting the appropriate option in the registration form.

The application fee of Rs 2,000 can also be remitted at IMS centers and a coded number key procured for applying online. 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 students’ recommenders and it must be submitted online

Evaluation Process

Applicants are evaluated based on GMAT/CAT/XAT/CMAT scores, past academic performance, essays , work experience and performance in the interview.

Being a one year fast track, PGPM is highly demanding and intense. Candidates with consistent academic background and a demonstrated ability to sustain pressure make the shortlist.

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.

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Since Great Lakes as an institute promises to deliver “Business Ready Managers” who would be leaders in their fields, applicants who have exhibited leadership skills at work and/or in school/college make the grade.

The institute places due emphasis on diversity. Students in the current batch come from diverse fields like Finance, Hospitality, IT, Manufacturing, Marketing, Consultancy, Media and Pharma.

Fees & Other Expenses

Tuition & Academic Fee for Indian students will be Rs 980000 and $ 20000 for international students. The Progam fee will be Rs. 550000 for Indians and $ 11500 for international students. The total fees will be Rs. 1530000 for Indians and $ 31500 for international students.

Accommodation (Single AC room) will be Rs. 214000 for Indians and $ 5000 (international). Food expenses will be Rs. 86000 (Indian) and $ 2000 (international).

Other charges comprise a refundable Caution Deposit Rs.10000 (Indian) and $ 300 (international). An annual subscription of Rs. 5000 (Indian) and $ 100 (international). Attire is charged at Rs. 5000 (Indian) and $100 (international).(Image Source: Wikipedia.org)


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