Two year PGDM at Great Lakes Institute of managements, Application process starts

Form Availability:Nov 01 - Feb 29
Application Process:

Candidates meeting the eligibility criteria can apply to Great Lakes Institute of Management by completing the online application process.


Candidates can choose to apply by any of the following methods

  1. Visit the website and fill in the online application form after making a payment of INR 1,500
  2. Make a payment of INR 1,500 at select vendor outlet centers (IMS, T.I.M.E and AXIS bank) and procure a coded number key for applying online.
  3. The admission kits will be available at IMS, T.I.M.E and AXIS bank centers from the third week of November, 2011.
  4. Purchase the application form from the Great Lakes Offices in Chennai and New Delhi.
  5. The eventual application process is online for all candidates
  6. Candidates have to provide the official email-id of the recommender. The recommendation letter must be submitted online 
  • All applicants are required to appear for GMAT/CAT*/XAT+ before applying to Great Lakes Institute of Management.
  • For PGDM 2012, Great Lakes Institute of Management will accept CAT scores of the year 2010 and 2011, XAT scores of the year 2011 and 2012 or GMAT scores taken after Jan 1, 2010.
  • All applicants should have a Bachelor’s degree in any discipline from a recognized institution with Minimum 50 % marks.
  • Freshers and candidates with upto 24 months of work-experience are ONLY eligible to apply. (Candidates with greater than 24 months of work-experience are requested to apply for the Great Lakes PGPM program).
  • There will be a special preference for College/University rank holders in terms of an extra weightage gained as part of the selection process. The onus of proof of rank is vested on the applicant.
Forms Available At:IMS, T.I.M.E and AXIS bank
Application Fee:Rs 1500/-
B-School Exams List:
About Exam / Programme:

Evaluation Process

Applicants are evaluated based on GMAT/ CAT/ XAT scores, past academic performance, essays and letters of recommendation, work experience and performance in the interview and group discussions. The selection process builds in a criterion that facilitates evaluating each applicant on:

a) Academic Abilities: The program at Great Lakes is highly demanding and intense; candidates with consistent academic background and an ability to sustain pressure make the shortlist

b) Standardized Test Scores: To eliminate inconsistencies between colleges and universities at the Undergraduate level, Great Lakes considers GMAT or CAT or XAT scores in the overall assessment

c) Rank Holders: The program gives a clear advantage/brownie points to College/University rank holders.

d) Integrity and Ethical Values: Great Lakes lays emphasis on integrity and values including originality. Plagiarism will be probed thoroughly during the process.

e) Diversity of Background: At Great Lakes, diversity in academic background facilitates peer learning which transforms ‘uncut stones’ into ‘diamonds’. We will actively try to bring in an academic diversity into the PGDM class room.


About Programme: 

The Post Graduate Diploma in Management [PGDM] is the first foray of Great Lakes Institute of Management into the two-year Management education space. The program has a clear focus on emerging economies and their growth. An AICTE approved program, PGDM offers a unique and nonpareil coverage of the economies of China, Far-East, Latin America and Africa in comparison to the India growth story. The PGDM has been designed by the Great Lakes Academic Advisory Council, which comprises the best in the world of managerial academia. This in turn has been streamlined with inputs from the Institute’s illustrious Business Advisory Council, to keep it in sync with the needs of an ever changing market place. The course helps the students to develop into business-ready managers, capable of responding to complex business requirements that arise in a changing global business environment.


Short term international immersions, optional study-a-semester-abroad programs, joint summers with global student pools, CEO mentoring, entrepreneurial incubation, experiential learning through simulation etc are some of the features that are being conceived for this program.



Admission Cycle for PGDM 2012-2014
Eligibility Criteria
  1. GMAT scores (Exam taken after 1st January 2010)
  2. CAT 2010/2011 scores
  3. XAT 2011/2012 scores
City Delhi Bangalore Kolkata Mumbai Chennai



Date for GDPI 16th & 17th March 2012 16th & 17th March 2012 17th March 2012 23rd & 24th March 2012 23rd & 24th March 2012

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Deadline for application submission 29th February 2012