Great Lakes Institute of Management announces PGDM Admissions 2020
Updated on Oct 17, 2019 - 3:40 p.m. IST by Aman.vardhan
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Great Lakes Institute of Management announces PGDM Admissions 2020: The Great Lakes Institute of Management has begun the admission process for their PGDM programme. The application form for the PGDM programme is now available in online mode on the official website. The authorities have laid down the eligibility criteria also which the candidates must check before they fill the registration form. Candidates who are interested in applying must have valid CAT/GMAT/CMAT/XAT in order to apply for it. Founded in the year 2004, the college has emerged as one of the best private B-schools. Both the campuses of the colleges are accredited by AMBA, UK and are approved by AICTE, India. The Chennai campus is able to achieve 18th rank among all the colleges in India which are under NIRF.

The college has two campuses; Chennai and Gurgaon. To know all the details related to the admission process of Great Lakes Institute of Management such as the eligibility criteria, application process, selection process, fee and programme highlights, read the full article that is given below.

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Programme Highlights and fee Structure

The programme (PGDM) is a two year programme offering specialization in Marketing, Operations, Finance, Analytics, AI and Machine Learning.

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Fee Structure

The fee structure for both campuses is mentioned below:

Chennai Campus

PGDM Programme and Academic Fee

For Indian Students(In INR)

Tuition and Academic Fee


Programme Fee




Gurgaon Campus

PGDM Programme and Application fee

Indian Applicant

International Students (in USD)

Tuition and Academic Fee



Program Fee



Total Fee



Eligibility Criteria for admission to PGDM Programme

  • Candidates who want to apply for PGDM programme must have a valid score in GMAT/CAT*/XAT/CMAT (in any of the following exam)

  • The GMAT exam should be taken after January 1st 2018 while CAT should be taken in the year 2018/2019. Candidates who are applying through XAT scores must have given in 2019/2020 and CMAT in the year 2019.

  • Work experience is also considered during the admission process. Work experience should not be more than 24 months. Candidates having more than 24 months work experience are requested to apply for PGPM program.

  • A special preference is given to students whose university/college rank holders in terms of extra weightage gained during the selection process.

Note: Great Lakes uses CAT scores only for screening applications for admissions and IIMs have no role in the conduct of Great Lakes academic programs.

Meanwhile, Great Lakes is not an associate institute of XLRI. However, it offers admission to the candidates on the basis of XAT. XLRI does not have any role in the conduct of any of Great Lakes Management programmes.

Admission/Selection Process

  • Candidates who have fulfilled the eligibility criteria can apply for PGDM programme by completing an online application form.

Those candidates who wish to pursue the management programme at Great Lakes, they can apply through any of the following methods which are listed below:

  • Check the official website of Great Lakes Management Institute which is and then proceed to fill the online application form. Pay the fee of Rs 2,000.

  • Candidates can apply to both the campuses of Great Lakes which are located in Chennai or Gurgaon either by filling a common application form and choosing the appropriate option in the registration form or by filling separate form.

  • Candidates can also buy the application form from the office of Great Lakes which is based in Chennai.

  • The application process is online.

  • In the application form, candidates will have to give the official email-id of the recommender. Meanwhile, the recommendation letter will be collected from the final selected student’s recommenders and it must be submitted online.

  • All your queries regarding the admission process can be sent to us at

Evaluation Process

Candidates are evaluated on the basis of GMAT/CAT/XAT/CMAT scores, past academic performance, essays, work experience and performance in the personal interview. The application process has criteria that evaluate each individual on the basis of:

  • Standardized Test Scores: Great Lakes considers CAT or GMAT or CMAT or XAT scores in the overall assessment.

  • Academic Abilities: The program at Great Lakes is highly demanding and intense; candidates with consistent academic background and an ability to sustain pressure make the shortlist

  • Rank Holders: The program gives a clear advantage to College /University rank holders.

  • Integrity and Ethical Values: Great Lakes emphasize integrity and values including originality. Plagiarism will be probed thoroughly during the process.

  • Diversity of Background: At Great Lakes, diversity in background facilitates peer learning which transforms ‘uncut stones’ into ‘diamonds’. We will actively try to bring academic diversity into the PGDM classroom.

Contact Details:

Chennai City Office: 1st Floor, Prince Info City II, 283-284 Old Mahabalipuram Road, Kandanchavadi Road, Chennai - 600 096 | Tel.: +91 44 6699 9300

Chennai Campus: Dr. Bala V Balachandar Campus, ECR Road, Manamai, Tamil Nadu - 603 102 | Tel.: +91 44 3080 9000 | Fax: +91 44 3080 9001

Gurgaon City Office: Great Lakes Institute of Management, 2nd Floor, Orchid Centre, Golf Course Road, Sector 53, Gurugram, Haryana 122003

Gurgaon Campus: Great Lakes Institute Of Management, Bilaspur Tauru Road, Near Bilaspur Chowk, Gurgaon - 122413, Haryana, India | Phone: +91-124-2865800

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what will be the cmat cutoff to get admission in Great lakes chennai college and imt nagpur and imt Hyderabad also for pgdm

Sampriti Student Expert 6th Feb, 2020
Great Lakes Chennai considers an applicant pool of 500 students while giving a call so you can expect the cutoff to be a minimum of 98 percentile in CMAT.

For IMT Nagpur the minimum CMAT percentile required is 80 and for IMT Hyderabad they require a minimum score of 150 in CMAT. If you score more than 80 percentile you automatically get a call from both the Nagpur and Hyderabad campuses, provided that you've applied for IMT. But if your percentile is below 80 then you'll get a call only for IMT Nagpur. The GE/PI process for all the campuses except IMT Ghaziabad is conducted together and based on your performance you'll be allotted one of the two campuses.

Good Luck

I have scored 93.06 percentile in CMAT 2020, Can I expect a call from colleges like GIM, KJ Somaiya , Great lakes Chennai and others?

Sampriti Student Expert 6th Feb, 2020
With your CMAT percentile it may be a little difficult to get a call from Great Lakes as they consider a pool of 500 students while giving a call which requires you to have a minimum of 98 percentile in CMAT.

If you belong to the state of Maharashtra then you have some chances of getting a call from KJ Somaiya as their cutoff lies between 93-94 percentile. But if you belong to other states then it would be difficult as the cutoff for other state students in CMAT is 99.97 percentile.

But you can get a call from GIM Goa as they require a minimum score of 240 in CMAT.

Moreover you can also check out some other good colleges as you have pretty decent percentile in CMAT
  • XIME Bangalore (fees =10 lakhs)
  • XISS Ranchi (10 lakhs)
  • IMT Nagpur (14 lakhs) and Hyderabad(12 lakhs) campuses
  • BIMM Pune (7.85 lakhs)
  • IFMR Chennai (12.5 lakhs)
  • ITM Navi Mumbai (10.5 lakhs)
  • Praxis Kolkata (7.57 lakhs)
  • BIMTECH Noida (considers CMAT scores for PGDM RM and PGDM IBM only) (fees =12 lakhs)

Good Luck

I have got First cycle call from Great Lakes Institute of Management. It has resheduling option in the mail. Due to some issues i may not reach the venue on the date. If i reschedule the GDPI date to cycle 2. Is there any chance that my conversion rate may change..??

Manidipa Kundu Student Expert 11th Jan, 2020


see there is no reason that it might affect on your gdpi round, since they given you to choose option between days, its fine that you  choose the particular date as per your availability. so right now be confidence and prepare for the next rounds and hope for the best.


With a school of 184 in nmat QA - 77 ,LS - 49 ,LR - 58 can i get admission into great lakes chennai PGPM programme ?

Nihal Kumar Gupta Student Expert 11th Jan, 2020

Hi Pandunga,

You have secured a good score in NMAT exam. After the declaration of the NMAT result every institutes prepare the merit list will be made  to call the candidate for the interview round. As you have secured 184 NMAT score you will get call from:

  • BSE Mumbai
  • SRM University, Chennai
  • Woxcen school of bussiness,Hyderabad
  • BML Munjhal university
  • LM Thapar school of management
  • ISBR Bussiness school
  • Indian school of bussiness, Hyderabad
  • ICFAI Hyderabad

These are college you from which you would get a call for MBA course


what is the median package of the Great lakes chennai campus for marketing sector this year and last year?

Shalu Dua 25th Nov, 2019

PGDM Class of 2019

  • Average CTC offered for the Class of 2019 was 10.14 lakhs p.a. and median was 10.25 lakhs p.a.

PGPM Class of 2019

  • Highest Domestic CTC offered was INR 29 Lakhs per annum by a leading multinational company
  • Average CTC offered to the Class of 2019 was INR 13.1 Lakhs
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