A Mystical Campus: Great Lakes Institute of Management
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As it is said and felt by most of us, life can never be more awesome than that you have spent in college. College life is indeed the best phase of one’s life and if you happen to be in a lively and joyful campus where you follow the rules, yet make and move around with your own rules, it couldn’t be truer and more justified. A sheer joy of living in a campus with 24*7 buzzing activities filled with moments of fun even when you have a crazy workload, partying all night, group study madness – is all what is [email protected] Campus of Great Lakes institute of Management.

The life in Great Lakes Institute of Management, Chennai is a wonderful experience. It maintains the balance between the hustle of a B-School life along with the jam-packed frolic events and masti.  Nurtured beautifully in the laps of a sea-side town of Mahabalipuram, Great Lakes is all green, conventional yet modern at the same time. The shade acquired during twilight is a beauty and has a charm which enchants not only its students but universal spectators.


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Great-Lakes-4Delightful, Enchanting and Modern…


Samer Akhtar defines his campus,The aura that Great Lakes offer is one to experience. One falls in love with the campus and then words fall short”. Be it submissions of assignments or participation across various extracurricular activities, events or conferences, the life is all packed and rocking. Every Great Lake students refer themselves as ‘Lakers’, which indeed defines the connection.


The delight of the campus enhances when every Laker on the campus are rushing for their mid night submissions, few rushing for cake cutting ceremonies, talks about integrated marketing communication or developing the next business idea.


Great-Lakes-6The Great Lakes campus is contemporary, sophisticated and stands through with that perfect touch of modernity. The institute is equipped with infrastructural, technical, academic facilities which are required by students for a healthy and standard living. Also, a touch of modernity can be seen by the addition of the Buddha statue in the open space of the academic building. Adding to the glory of Great Lakes, Nidhi Agarwal adds, “The sky is especially beautiful and extra-blue on the ECR road and with the lovely sky looming above you at night, the open-air area around the Buddha statue in the academic block is bliss of this campus”.


Great-Lakes-3The Activities around…


We asked Steffy, Great Lakes student about the fun activities in which the students are mostly indulged in the campus when they are not studying, he responded, “Post classes the students indulge in sports like football, basketball, cricket, table tennis etc. while some head to the gym and some decide to get their musical instruments and treat themselves and the others to some beautiful jamming sessions.” The college with its surreal beauty, heady mix of modernism and nature, enthusiastic students is a treat during events and takes the excitement to a whole new level.


Another fun insights shared is about the Kamban, which is the epitome of boys’ hostel fun and mayhem in Great Lakes. It is said (as in the campus) that once you enter Kamban you do not leave as the same person. Be it waking up in other rooms at the middle of the night, roller chair racing, rain dancing or even birthday parties, the boys’ hostels take it to the next degree of fun.


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Great-Lakes-2Hangouts, Lingos and Grapevine…


Usually a college has a few hangouts like maximum 5-6 cool places to indulge in activities they like. But here, at Great Lakes they have a list of hangouts, so many places to gather, gossip and spend leisure time. These being the Car parking, Kamban rooms, Syndicate room 4, behind the Amphitheatre, Basketball court, the road to temple, which sounds cool, the utility room and so on. Guess students have a hideout at almost every corner of the campus.


Great-Lakes-5Priyanka and Raghvi, Great Lakes super girls also share info about the college informal and formal grapevines of communication. “We do have a few Facebook pages.  One for the complete batch, a few section-wise (we have 4 sections) and some for Karmayoga projects where all the updates are shared. There are a few Dropbox portals for all other data related needs of the students”, they mention. Along with that they have The Telegraph, which is the fastest way of spreading the college latest news, happenings in and around campus.


Now the lingos are some of the really cool we have heard. It seems they as if they are coming directly from their heart, and are simple, effortless and fun. Read these,“Agle term se tera bhai padehga”, “Phod diya subject ko”, “Phodu”, “Acche din aane wale hain”, “Ab ki baar, students ki sarkaar”.


Great-Lakes-1Adding to these, Nupur Agarwal shares other interesting lingo’s, “5 minutes bache hain deadline me…submission ho gayana”, “Dumps mile kya”, “Assignment hua kya”, “Class jana hai kya”, “Aaj fir class miss ho gai yaar”, ”Tension na le…teri motivation bhi nahi aithi aaj”, “Aaj quant ki class nahi hai…sleeveless pehen sakte hain”, and we love the last one! Seems like such an opportunity for girls to get into their fav sleeveless clothes!


 With so many special hangouts and cool lingos, Great lakes and [email protected] this campus undoubtedly seems to be the best and worth spending your precious years. You get only one chance to select the best and unique for yourself and no one wants to miss that opportunity. It is said that the best comes in small packages, but it’s a total opposite when it comes to Life at Campus Great Lakes Institute of Management, Chennai.


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