All about GLIM – Great Lakes Chennai Gurgaon

Great Lakes – GLIM

Great Lakes Institute of Management, Chennai was established in the year 2004 that provides 2 courses – PGDM and PGPM. It has campuses in Chennai and Gurgaon(established in 2010).

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Great Lakes courses offered

  1. Post Graduate Diploma in Management(PGDM) – 2 year program
  2. Post Graduate Program in Management(PGPM) – 1 year program


PGPM course for working professionals having work experience of 2 years and above

PGDM course for freshers and working professionals having work experience of less than 2 years

Great Lakes Specializations in MBA

  1. Finance
  2. Marketing
  3. Human Resources
  4. Operations
  5. IT & Economics
  6. OB & Strategies
  7. Business Analytics

Great Lakes Intake

I called on helpline provided on website of GLIM Chennai & GLIM Gurgaon to know the intake. GLIM chennai admission team was not in the office and a general question like what’s intake wasn’t answered. GLIM Chennai 7358599107, 04430809207/9000.

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Then I called GLIM Gurgaon helpline, the mobile number(9910000709) disconnected my call and the person on landline(01242865800) was like “chutti pe hai, ab kal hi baat ho payega”.

A pathetic experience with institute having admission deadlines by next month.

 Great Lakes Admission Process

  • Online Application Form Fees Rs. 2000/­-
  • Apply through – CAT, GMAT, XAT, CMAT
  • Short-listing based on the score
  • Group Discussion (GD)
  • Personal Interview (PI)
  • Final Merit List
  • Online Seat Allotment


*2 years work experience is required for PGPM course

*The application fees is Rs. 2000


The final merit of the candidate is calculated on the following components:

  1. Test score Percentile (best score in CAT/GMAT/XAT/CMAT)
  2. Group Discussion (GD)
  3. Personal Interview (PI)
  4. Past Academic score
  5. Work experience


The last date to apply for PGDM courses is 25th February 2020 and 31st January 2020 for PGPM.


GLIM Cut-Off

The healthy reference cut-off %ile is given below. However, a student with less %ile can also be shortlisted based on his profile. There is not standard cut-off mentioned by the institute.

Exam Accepted PGDM cut-off PGPM cut-off
CAT 80%ile+ 80%ile+
XAT 80%ile+ 80%ile+
CMAT 90%ile 90%ile


Great Lakes MBA Fees

Course Course Fees
PGPM Chennai Rs. 19,25,000
PGDM Chennai Rs. 17,15,000
PGPM Gurgaon Rs. 16,65,000
PGDM Gurgaon Rs. 15,40,000

*The fees given includes accommodation and food charges

Great Lakes Placements


Great Lakes Chennai PGDM placements

Average Package: Rs. 10 LPA

Median Package: Rs. 10.25 LPA


Great Lakes Chennai PGPM placements

Highest Package:  Rs. 29 LPA

Average Package: Rs. 13.1 LPA


Great Lakes Gurgaon PGDM placements

Highest Package:  Rs. 14 LPA

Average Package: Rs. 9.1 LPA

Median package: Rs. 8.9 LPA


Great Lakes Gurgaon PGPM placements

Highest Package:  Rs. 17.02 LPA

Average Package: Rs. 11.21 LPA

Median package: Rs. 8.9 LPA

Verdict – Great Lakes Review

To sum up the experience I had today and looking at the placements stats + investment, I feel investment is definitely at the higher side. The effectiveness of average of median package depends upon intake as well so little skeptical on recommending this institute on priority options. You can keep it as a backup option if nothing better works out.

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