Great Lakes Institute of Management Hosts 6th Annual HR Conference
Great Lakes Institute of Management (GLIM) Chennai hosted the 6th Annual HR Conference at its Chennai campus on Thursday, September 12, 2013. The theme of the conference was Strategic HR - Impacting Business Results. The conference was graced by Mohan Narayanaswamy, MD & COO, iNautix Technologies India Pvt. Ltd.; P Dwarakanath, Advisor ‐ Group Human Capital, Max India Ltd and Ashok Vasudevan, Chief Executive, Preferred Brands International.
According to GLIM Chennai, the theme was set up considering that the businesses are going through turbulent times, economy instability and markets remaining highly competitive. These factors are forcing organizations to evolve with aligned and agile strategic responses.
In his inaugural address Prof. Bala V. Balachandran, Founder & Dean, Great Lakes Institute of Management said, “Every business functions with a common ideology of keeping its customers first, but in my opinion it is human capital that comes first because human capital enables the service to customers. India has tremendous human capital, if we nurture the human capital in a right direction, we can overcome any given crisis that we face today.”
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Narayanswamy started his address with the question, “Are we learning as fast as the world is changing?” He also mentioned that, “The collective intelligence of people is very important, human resource management is transforming the physical structure into virtual environment and this aspect catalyses the collective intelligence. A great work place is formed where employees trust their management, take pride in their job and share camaraderie with other employees. I would like to conclude that, whether you’re an HR professional or not, keep yourself abreast with the latest technology because that is the element which is going to make the difference.”
Delivering his key note address Dwarakanath said, “We are in age where competitors’ intelligence is not just the factor to succeed in market but human capital plays the major role in driving the competitive advantage. For any organization people and talent development is the real asset. HR plays the important role in aligning the core vision and mission of the organization.” He concluded his talk by quoting Peter Drucker’s famous line, “Culture eats strategy for breakfast”.
In his address Vasudevan said, “If you find harmony in your work, harmony with your colleagues and harmony in your work environment, then you have the work and life balance. The biggest challenge is not to get anchored to anything and when you do that you are in harmony with work.”
Three panel discussions were also held in the conference and the panelists comprised of vice presidents and senior management from top companies such as Frost & Sullivan, Nokia, Citibank, Mphasis, Asian Paints, Ingersoll Rand and ICICI Bank. The panelists represented different sectors thereby giving the students a picture of how the different industries work.
Panel Discussion Topic - 1: HR's impact on Strategic Execution
By deploying appropriate talents and by creating aligned learning, HR ensures first-time right solutions to the customers. HR leaders shared their experiences of building and developing the talent pool, and deploying the talent effectively for best results for the customer.
Panel Discussion Topic - 2: HR: Fostering Innovation
Innovation across the organization needs to be encouraged and channeled towards building and leveraging new business opportunities. HR has a significant role in creating the right platforms for encouraging and leveraging innovation.
Panel Discussion Topic - 3: Role of HR in Organizational Transformation
Organizations re-align to meet the business needs, by constantly evolving structure, people, processes and technology. This calls for an agile HR, which ensures minimal disruption and smooth change adoption across, with aligned mindset and skills.
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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:
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