About college

GLIM or commonly referred to as Great Lakes Institute of Management is a private management college in India. This institute was recognised by AMBA, which is one of the three core international authorization bodies. It has two campuses; one on the suburbs of Chennai and one in Gurgaon, Delhi NCR. The motto of this institute is Global Mindset-Indian Roots.

Great Lakes Institute of Management was established in 2004 by Bala V. Balachandran. He was a professor at Kellogg School of Management and the first campus was started in Chennai. GLIM's other campus started operating in 2011 in Gurgaon, Delhi NCR.

There are about 600 students at Great Lakes Institute of Management, Chennai as of 2020. Managed by an extraordinary faculty, navigated by an outstanding consultative council and maintained by international collaborations, Great Lakes, has emerged as a top-ranked Business School within a short period. 

GLIM Chennai provides full-time and executive postgraduate programmes in management. Programs in Data Science, Business Analytics & Cloud Computing are offered here. These are ideal for those who have good familiarity in programming languages. The one-year PGPM program at this institute was recognised as the first one-year full-time management programme to be accredited by India's higher technical education regulator AICTE in 2008

The 27-acre green GLIM Chennai campus was the first in South Asia to be honoured with the LEED Platinum rating. It is also known among the most beautiful educational campuses in the country. Set on the picturesque ECR road which runs from Chennai to Pondicherry and just 9 km from UNESCO heritage site Mahabalipuram, this magnificent campus offers a peaceful and soothing environment with the perfect background for pursuing exceptionally rigorous and intellectually challenging programs.

GLIM Chennai placement process for the PGPM Class of 2020 observed an excellent season with 95% of students already placed within 9 months of program commencement. The average CTC of the batch increased to 13.6 LPA and the highest domestic CTC was 28.6 LPA. Topmost recruiters like Ab-Inbev, Accenture Strategy, Aditya Birla Capital, ADP, Amazon, Cognizant, Dell, Deloitte, Decathlon came for placement.

GLIM has strong alumni connectivity with over 9000 alumni members across 30 countries in 18 chapters across the globe. More than 150 of these alumni members today hold CXO and senior management positions in top companies. The college regularly organises networking sessions, alumni talk series etc. to keep their students’ motivation high and their alumni updated.


Great Lakes Institute of Management has one of the best campuses in the country. It has an educational block which portrays absolute architectural brilliance. It has classrooms which are inspired by Ivy League classes to guarantee better vision and encourage better student participation. The sustainable buildings spread to hostel mess and to the hostel rooms where there are separate wings for men and women, all air-conditioned with options of single and twin sharing. The evening time revolves around the library and resource centre as they are well-equipped and well-stocked with the management journals and databases from around the globe. There are also some sports facilities available.

Course and Fees 

GLIM Chennai has several courses which it offers to its students. The most famous among them are PGPM and PGDM courses. Check out the GLIM Chennai fee structure and eligibility below:

Course name



Exams Accepted

PGPM- Post Graduate Programme in Management 

19.25 Lakhs

Graduation with at least 50 %  marks in any area from a recognised university


PGDM- Post Graduate Program in Management 

17.15 Lakhs

Graduation in any discipline with a minimum of 50% aggregate from any recognised university


PGXPM- Executive Post Graduate Program in Management 

8.80 Lakhs

Graduation with 50% aggregate throughout the course +  Work experience of at least 8 years by July 31 of the respective academic year


Post Graduate Program in Management Flex

7.20 Lakhs

10+2+3 years of education with 50% aggregate throughout the course + Work experience of at least 8 years by July 31 of the respective academic year


MBA in Business Analytics

21.50 Lakhs

Bachelor’s degree in any discipline with a minimum of 50% aggregate throughout the course +  Work experience of at least 24+ months by June 30 of the respective academic year 

Contact the institution

GLIM Chennai address-

Dr Bala V. Balachandar Campus, East Coast Road, Manamai Village Thirukazhukundram, Taluk, Manamai, Tamil Nadu

Pincode- 603102

Website- https://www.greatlakes.edu.in/

Foreign Exchange

Great Lakes delivers an opportunity to propose an eye-opening experience to its students through semester abroad programs in which they get to understand the different people, their culture, ways of life, economy, politics etc. Therefore, students of this institute can visit Atlanta and obtain a second MBA degree from the School of Business at Georgia State University. This college also has associations with several other international universities. 


  • GLIM Chennai has ranked 23rd by NIRF Rankings 2020.

  • This institute has ranked 13th in 2020 Outlook Rankings

Director Message

From Prof. Sanjoy Sircar’s desk-

“A program that, in one short year, takes you from the pristine green campus on the shores of the Bay of Bengal to the lush rich countryside of Bordeaux for an add on MBA!

A flock of faculty unmatched stretching from Singapore to Stanford; a roster of Industry and Global Thought Leaders from Dr Ram Charan to Indra Nooyi.

A curriculum that is in lockstep with the evolving skillset demands of the industry; a cutting edge core curriculum that lays the foundation to navigate the minefields of the highly specialized elective offerings. Combine this with the ethos of Learning by Doing - the path-breaking idea behind Karma Yoga that brings together a sense of community; sharing and empathy.

Great Lakes does not aim to teach you the ruthless predation of the Masters of the Universe but to transform each of you into a day-one business-ready manager who can deliver and contribute as soon as you step into your roles, buoyed by a spirit of competitive cooperation and armed with an interlocking interdependent body of knowledge and a spirit of lifelong learning – self-motivated pursuits as well as peer learning in a group teeming with the diversity of the region, experience, educational backgrounds that will finally create the ideal Great Laker.

E Pluribus Unum. Four hundred souls with a Global mindset and Indian roots - the spirit of the Unity of a Great Lakes PGPM graduate from the diversity of many. I welcome you to the 2020-21 batch of PGPM.


Fest and Events

Fests and Events

GLIM Chennai organises a plethora of events in the entire year. These fests and events are both inter-college as well as within the institute, and include everything from cultural performances, to sports, to case studies and business ideas, to conclaves. Some of their famous events are L’Attitude and Sanghamitra etc.