Careers360 Live Chat: Q&A session with Shalu Dua, Manager – Admissions, Great Lakes Institute of Management, C
Shalu Dua, Manager- Admissions at Great Lakes Institute of Management, Chennai resolves queries from prospective students of the institute on different aspects related to admissions and course structure of Great Lakes Institute of Management, Chennai. Careers360 brings to you all the Q&A from the live chat with the Admissions Manager at Great Lakes Chennai.
Excerpts from the Live Chat with Great Lakes Institute of Management.
Karuna: I am a fresher and want to pursue MBA in Sales and Marketing. What are the admission criteria? Do you ask for any specific CAT cut off percentile? What is the last date for filling up the application form?
Shalu Dua: All applicants are evaluated based on GMAT/CAT/XAT/CMAT scores, past academic performance, essays, work experience (if any) and performance in the personal interview (PI). The selection process builds in a criterion that facilitates evaluating each applicant on their Academic Abilities, Standardized Test Scores, Rank Holders, Integrity & Ethical Values and Diversity of Background.
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At Great Lakes, we do not have fixed cut-offs, as we try to evaluate candidates in a holistic manner. We consider the complete profile, so while the test scores are important, we emphasize more on selecting well-rounded candidates with a strong overall track record.
The last date for filling the admission form is 25th February, 2018.
Amit: For two years PGDM (Post Graduate Diploma in Management) course, which are the entrance examinations you consider for admission?
Shalu Dua: For PGDM 2018, Great Lakes Institute of Management will accept CAT scores of years 2016/ 2017 or XAT scores of years 2017/ 2018 or GMAT scores taken after Jan 1, 2016 or CMAT scores of the year 2017/ 2018. Applicants will be evaluated based on the cumulative analysis including the GMAT/CAT/XAT/CMAT scores, past academic records, essays, work experience (if any) and performance in the personal interview.
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Tushar Gambhir: I scored 86.27 percentile in MAT September 2017. Am I eligible for Great Lakes?
Shalu Dua: I am sorry to mention that we do not accept MAT score.
For PGPM 2018, Great Lakes Institute of Management will accept CAT scores of the year 2016/2017, XAT scores of the year 2017/2018 or GMAT scores taken after Jan 1, 2015 or CMAT scores of the year 2017.
For PGDM 2018, Great Lakes Institute of Management will accept CAT scores of years 2016/ 2017 or XAT scores of years 2017/ 2018 or GMAT scores taken after Jan 1, 2016 or CMAT scores of the year 2017/ 2018.
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Prashant Gupta: I am a fresher and recently completed my graduation with Commerce. How do I apply for MBA at your institute?
Shalu Dua: Freshers and candidates with less than 24 months of work experience as on 30th June 2018 are eligible to apply for MBA study programme. You need to appear for XAT/CMAT/GMAT/CAT entrance examinations and then follow the admission procedure.
Sandhya: I'm working in TCS and it's been 3 years. Is your college a good option for students with work experience?
Shalu Dua: With more than 2 years of experience, you can apply for PGPM which is a one year programme. Also, we have a lot of students coming every year from TCS. Your current company, TCS also renders sabbatical to students joining Great Lakes. Good luck!
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Dhruv Bansal: Do you accept NMAT score? Is it possible to get admissions to regular MBA or Diploma with NMAT?
Shalu Dua: Sorry, Dhruv. We do not accept NMAT score. If you are interested to pursue MBA at our institute, you need to sit for either of the mentioned tests-XAT/CMAT/GMAT/CAT.
Tapshika: I scored 78 percent in 10th, 82 percent in 12th, 80 percent in Graduation but my CMAT score is 76. Would I be considered for admission at your college? Is there any management quota?
Shalu Dua: Your academic score is fine but CMAT score seems quite low. Given your interest, suggest you to plan for CMAT/ XAT/ CAT/GMAT. I am sure you would fare well.
We do not have any management quota, the admission is purely based on merit.
Aakanksha: I am interested in pursuing MBA Marketing at Great Lakes. I have scored 60 percentile in CAT. Am I eligible? What are the programmes you offer?
Shalu Dua: We have 2 Programs- 2 Year PGDM & 1 Year PGPM. Your CAT percentile is quite low. I would suggest you to re-appear in CAT for better percentile or try any other entrance exams like CMAT/XAT/GMAT.
Shanky: Are weekends off in your campus for MBA students?
Shalu Dua: Generally its off, but many a times, there are guest lectures conducted over weekends. Students are expected to join the same.
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Tarun: Do you guarantee 100 percent placement in PGPM and PGDM at your institute? What has been your current placement statistics? Throw some light on the average package that was offered to students.
Shalu Dua: The PGPM Class of 2017 witnessed an excellent placement ratio with 100 percent of the students getting placed across diverse sectors and functional areas. The placement process saw participation from various leading recruiters like Daimler, Dell, Deloitte, EY, Grant Thronton, HCL, INautix, Infosys, ITC Infotech, JSW Group, L&T Hydrocarbon, McKinsey, Musigma, Scope International, Shell, Tata Consultancy Services, Vatech Wabag, Virtusa Polaris, Wipro, ZS Associates, etc., to name a few. The average CTC offered to the Class of 2017 was Rs. 12.33 LPA.
The placement process of PGDM Class of 2017, attracted leading corporates like ITC, HUL, Deloitte, EY, Shell, Ford, GSK, Accenture, Cognizant, Dell, HCL, Axis bank, ICICI, HDFC Life, Infosys, JP Morgan, etc. The average CTC offered for the Class of 2017 was INR 9.30 LPA.
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which is better for marketing. PGDM at NMIMS Bangalore or PGDM at Great Lakes Chennai
PGDM (Post Graduation Diploma in Management) in marketing at NMIMS (Narsee Monjee Institute of Management Studies), Bangalore
The faculty staffs are very good. Placement rate is satisfactory. It is really a great college and very good for marketing. It is AICTE approved. The total fees is around INR 16.50 Lakh. The course duration is 2 years. Course level is PG Diploma. According to NAAC It got A+ grade. The number of total seat is 60. The infrastructure of this college is great. It is one of the best institute for marketing. It has a market value, flexible learning method.
PGDM (Post Graduation Diploma in Management) in marketing at Great Lakes, Chennai
You must have work experience of 18 to 16 months, if you found to be exceptionally good in this field. This institute only accepts CAT, XAT, GMAT, MAT or CMAT scores. It is really worthy institute for PGDM in marketing. There is international faculty, business ready manages, diversified industry interaction, rich peer learning and really strong alumni network. That is why it is worth going for it. There is no management quota in this institute. Here admissions are done on merit basis only. This institute is approved by All India Council for Technical Education (AICTE). AICTE is a statutory body under Department of Higher Education, Ministry of Human Resource Development, Government of India. It is a premier B school of the country and it is always tough to get into such schools as the number of applicants are very high. Good preparation is needed to be successful in the selection process.
Both of the institutes are private. NMIMS, Bangalore will be a better choice for a newbie and Great Lakes, Chennai is a better choice for the Experienced one. But the candidate must have at least work experience of two years. NMIMS is good for 2 years MBA course. The placement rate of NMIMS, Bangalore is better than that of Great Lakes, Chennai. But there is no doubt that Great Lakes provides much strong education than NMIMS, Bangalore. Otherwise both are very nice place to study and helpful for career. I wish you all the best for your future.
I have a friend who has scored 84.5%le in CMAT 2021. She is a NC-OBC category candidate based out in Delhi NCR with 1.2 years of experience. Which are the good colleges she can get in? What are the chances of Great Lakes Chennai/ Gurgaon, Welingkar Mumbai, etc. ?
Below I have provided a link stating the cut off of Cmat for different colleges last year. You can refer to link if you want detailed cut off.
As your friend has score 84+ percentile so the colleges to which he is eligible are,
Jaipuria Institute of Management,
Dr DY Patil College, Pune,
Welinkar School of Management,
Amity University, and many more.
Because of the category he also might be qualified for other good collegea.
Hope that helps.
Which college should i prefer for MBA/PGDM? . GLIM-C PGDM vs KJ CORE ? PLease do help and suggest
As per the rankings of NIRF, Great Lakes Institute of Management is at 23rd whereas KJ Somaiya Institute of Management is at 56th position.
The Placement Record of GLIM is that 95% of students were placed within 9 months in 2020 whereas 100% students were placed in 2019 in KJ Somaiya Institute.
Both the college's are good, the choice is yours which one you should prefer, the rankings and placement records will be a guiding factor for you.
Hope the information is helpful to you.
How good is Great lakes,chennai for pursuing career in Human resources?
Great Lakes Chennai is one of the better Private HR Campuses in India after XLRI, SPJIMR, IMT Ghaziabad and MDI Gurgaon. The Institute has good infrastructure, faculty and a strong employer outlook. Being located near Corporate Hubs at Chennai and nearby Bangalore and Hyderabad provide huge scope and impetus to training and placements.
To know more about Great Lakes Chennai do follow the link below
In what range is the CMAT cut of for Great lakes Chennai and Goa Institute of management?
The previous year CMAT cutoff for Goa Institute of Management, Goa was 99.8 percentile which means you need a score of 300+ and as far as Great Lakes Institute of Management, Chennai is concerned , you need a score of 280+. The cutoff percentile has always been 90+. But note that Great Lakes always considers other factors like past academic records, work experience (if any), interview equal importance ,so the selection will be done in an holistic manner.
You may checkout the below link for CMAT cutoffs of various colleges:
All the best