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Great Lakes Chennai has been one of the Youngest Top Ranked Institutes and consistently ranked among the top 10 business schools in India. The institute has also been Ranked 31st by NIRF 2022 Management Ranking. The college has over 9000+ successful Great Lakes alumni spread across over 30 countries. The most popular flagship programs of Great Lakes Chennai are one-year PGPM and a 2 year PGDM Corporate Program. The corporate program includes PGXPM for mid and senior-level professionals, PGPM FLEX, a weekend management program for working individuals along with MBA in Business Analytics. Great Lakes Chennai Admission for 2023 has begun for PGPM program and the last date to apply is 21st November 2022. 

Great Lakes Chennai accepts valid scores of CAT/ XAT exams for admission to its prominent courses. Candidates who do not have the test scores need to take the Great Lakes Aptitude Test (GLAT). Further, admissions in the institute are also offered based on the merit obtained in the qualifying academic exams. The B school lays more stress on nurturing freshers with raw management talent at its campus for which as of now candidates with less than 2 years of work experience are only to be considered for its PGDM course. 

Courses and Fees

Post Graduate Diploma in Management [PGDM]
Total Fees- ? 1,875,000

Admission Process

  • The applicants are selected for PGPM admission based on their performance in entrance exams like CAT/ XAT/ CMAT followed by AWT and online Interviews.
  • Great Lakes Chennai also considers personal & professional track record, academic performance, and demonstrated competencies for final selection.


  • 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/ CMATscore

Document Required

Class 10 and 12 mark sheet
Class 10 and 12 passing certificate
Graduation mark sheet and passing certificate
Entrance exam scorecard
Migration certificate
Identity proof
Passport-size photographs
Eligibility certificate


The CAT and CMAT 2021 exam cut-off is expected to be 95 percentile for Great Lakes Admission 2022.


Ranking Body  Rank 
Outlook 2021 ( Private MBA )     5
NIRF 2022     31
Business Today 2020 ( MBA/ PGDM)     20
India Today 2020     20
Global Accreditations     AMBA,SAQS,NBA
Analytics India 2021     4


 The institute concluded its 2022 placement drive. 100% placement percentage of the PGDM 2020-22 batch was achieved. The highest salary package stood at INR 33.26 LPA which was received by the PGPM batch. The average salary stood at INR 12.5 LPA for the PGDM students & 17.86 LPA for the PGPM students.


Great Lakes has a lush green Chennai Campus, which has earned a LEED Platinum rating and within the serenity of its green campus lie state-of-the-art facilities. The 27-acre campus provides a serene backdrop for the students to grow both as individuals and as professionals.

Important Dates

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