Careers360 Live Chat: Q&A session with Shalu Dua, Manager – Admissions, Great Lakes Institute of Management, Chennai
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 Institute of Management, 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.
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.
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.
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!
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.
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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Questions related to Great Lakes Institute of Management, Chennai
pls provide last year cutoff of great lake for cat and cmat
Cut off of a specific college can differ every year. It depends upon various factors such as total number of aspirants, highest scorer, number of seats, difficulty level.
If we take previous year records , the expected cut-off of CAT for Great lakes was 80% and of CMAT was 85-90%.
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Which colleges should i prefer Great lakes chennai Pgdm or kj somaiya International business?
Great lakes chennai has 4.3/5 rating from the students of the campus. it indicates that college has done it's best in all the factors. Fee structure over 10lakhs with additional charges which is bit higher for 2 year course. fee structure vary as per stream/domain. for admission, institute accepts CAT, XAT and GMAT. even MAT score is accepted for admission.
Other facility like Infrastructure, library, space for extra-curricular work is good and best. You will get good enough space to use and test yourself to find what you are good at. Faculty are well experienced holding PhD degree. They do best to teach student and make them learn.
KJ Somaiya International Business:- well service provider for well recognized for one of the best B-school in India. Infrastructure is good. experienced faculty, placement is best as students gets placed in top fortune 400 MNCs. It offers PGDM specialization in streams like HR, operation, Finance and marketing.
entrance exam considered :- CAT/XAT/GMAT/ CMAT. fee structure is 14.93lakh approximately. Highest package offered is 27lpa.
considering fee structure as a factor, KJ somaiya will be better option. for rest term of factors, both the campus are same. You can choose any one you find interesting.
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I have 22 months of work experience in automobile sector and i have recieved a call from Great Lakes Chennai. I also recieved a call from KJ Somaiya Institute. Which Institute should i go for considering placements and my current work experience.
Both the colleges are highly demanded and good reviewed college. Rating given by the students indicates college provides best environment and support of faculties for improvement of students skills and knowledge. You can choose anyone which you find suitable for you.
On the basis of placement, you can choose Great Lake college as it has good placement performance and as per the statistics, it increases every year.
for more information, please visit the link below:- https://www.careers360.com/colleges/kj-somaiya-college-of-engineering-mumbai
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Hello!Can I Know About the Weight age given for Academics?
Please mention about which stream you want to know.
If you are asking in general then it is just a bar which is kept as eligibility criteria by college , institutes and organizations for selection or admission. So it is important to score above 60% which is quite stable and makes easy to go through the process. There are institutes like IIT and NIT where you can take admission only if you have 75% in 12th
Many MNCs hire candidates with eligibility criteria above 65 -75 also.
But there are many other option also where your skills will be considered over your academics score.
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is it worth persuing PGPM from great lakes chennai after having 4.5 years of work experience?
Great lakes institute of management, Chennai has great placement record for pgpm courses. Every year, almost 98% students placed in different reputed companies like Dell, HCL, ITC, EY, Cognizant, Genpact, KPMG, Snapdeal, TCs etc with median packages around is 8 to 9 lakhs. A multinational Consulting Firm made the highest offer with a CTC of 28.6 lakhs per annum. The college infrastructure is really good. Overall, it is an excellent B school if you exclude the IIMs.