28.12.2021, Chennai: Great Lakes Institute of Management witnessed successful placementsof PGPM (Post Graduate Program in Management) students’batch of 2022. The average CTC grew by a 31% increase in pay packages from 13.6 lakhs per annum to 17.86 Lakhs per annum. Renowned companies such Accenture, ADP, Bain, Bristlecone, Deloitte, Cognizant, EY GDS, FedEx, HCL, Infosys, Incedo, Optum, Tiger Analytics, Zoom, and ZS Associateswere some of those those who hired Great Lakes PGPM students. Placement was observed across segments such as Analytics, Business & Technology Consulting, Product, Logistics & Supply Chain, Fin-tech, Healthcare, Sports, Ed-Tech and Digital. The highest Domestic CTC being INR 33.26 Lakhs per annum by a leading multinational consulting firm and the average CTC offered to the batch of 2022 was INR 17.86 Lakhs, the Top 10% average was 31.1 Lakhs.
Commenting on the 31% increase in the student pay package observed this year, Dr. Suresh Ramanathan, Dean & Principal, Great Lakes Institute of Management said “We are thrilled that our PGPM students are providing value to well-established corporates. The rich talent and hard work that our students consistently deliver to derive optimum results in the business world will surely aid them reach great heights professionally. The year 2022 saw an overwhelming result from recruiters with placements getting wrapped up in record time and with a noteworthy increase in salaries and the quality of roles offered.”
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Mr. M. Balaji, Group Director - Corporate & Career Services, Great Lakes Institute of Management - Chennai, said, “We have created history with an unparalleled breakthrough this placement season with newer opportunities for the class of PGPM 2022. This is a resultof our institution’s training and a steady increase in student performance that keeps reinforcing the faith of corporates to keep coming back to recruit from Great Lakesin addition to Brand New marquee corporates who hired first time.We are grateful to our recruiters who have been hiring from us year on year”
About Great Lakes Institute of Management: Great Lakes Institute of Management, Chennai founded in 2004 by Padma Shri Awardee Dr. Bala V Balachandran is one of the premier B-schools in India. Great Lakes has, within a short span of 17 years emerged as a top-ranked business school. Great Lakes has 50+ full time faculty and 150+ visiting faculty including over 25+ international faculty from top global schools like Yale, Kellogg, Stanford, and Harvard. Further collaborations with world’s leading institutions like the University of Chicago Booth School of Business, Cornell University, University of Bordeaux, Babson, Skema School of Business, Frankfurt School of Management etc., have helped Great Lakes in globally benchmarking its programs.
Great Lakes, Chennai, was accredited by the Association of MBAs (AMBA), UK in 2014 and became the youngest B-school in India to receive this prestigious international accreditation. In 2015, Great Lakes, Chennai also received international SAQS accreditation and in 2017, its two-year PGDM program was accredited by National Board of Accreditation (NBA). For the years 2019 -2021, Great Lakes was ranked No.1 in India by Analytics India for its Analytics program. Great Lakes, Chennai was ranked 4th by Outlook India among top private MBA institutions, 9th by Business India and 15th by Business Today. It was also placed in Super League 2 category by Business Standard in the year 2021.
Led by exceptional academic faculty, steered by an outstanding advisory council, and buoyed by international collaborations, Great Lakes has been constantly innovating to stay ahead of the needs of our businesses and community. It is the first B-school in India to offer full time specialization in Analytics and first to introduce AI and Machine Learning specialization.
Great Lakes has a 30-acre LEED Platinum rated green campus in Chennai and a second campus in Delhi-NCR. In the year 2019, Great Lakes Gurgaon campus received the prestigious AMBA accreditation and was also ranked among the top 5 emerging business schools by the National HRD Network (NHRDN) for the year 2018-2019. Great Lakes Gurgaon was also ranked 13th by Business World for its one-year program in the year 2019.
Great Lakes offers One Year full time MBA (PGPM) for experienced professionals, Two-year MBA (PGDM), Part Time Executive MBA for senior managers, and Weekend Executive MBA Program. Great Lakes alumni currently numbering 9800+, work at world renowned organizations both in India and overseas across 33 countries.