Great Lakes Gurgaon 12th Convocation presided by Mr. Vijay Chandok, Managing Director, ICICI Securities


Delhi, August’ 2023 – Great Lakes Institute of Management, Gurgaon, a premier management institute in the country, recently hosted its 12th convocation for PGPM 2022-23, and PGDM 2021-23. Mr. Vijay Chandok, Managing Director, ICICI Securities was the Chief Guest for the grand annual event.

As a part of the convocation ceremony, 358 students graduated today. Cash prizes and gold medals were announced for meritorious students across the graduating batches of PGPM 2022-23, and PGDM 2021-23, out of which 30% and 45% students were females in PGPM and PGDM respectively.

This event witnessed the participation of the Board of Directors, Academic Committee, esteemed staff, and accomplished students of the Great Lakes Institute of Management. The Convocation ceremony was presided over by Dr. Debashis Sanyal, Director, Great Lakes Institute of Management, Gurgaon.

Congratulating the graduating batch, Mr. Moham Lakhamraju, Chairman of the Great Lakes Institute of Management said, “One must understand the importance of time. Make time your friend. Give yourself the time to build expertise, master what you do and big things will happen. Believe in the power of compounding because big efforts compound over time. Think in the long term. Back yourself and have faith that if you keep doing the right thing, those big things moments will follow.”

Citing progress over the past three decades, Vijay Chandok, Managing Director, ICICI Securities highlighted the significance of cultivating a solution-oriented approach coupled with effective implementation. He said, “Innovation is critical to rescaling and therefore, you must upgrade yourself with whatever is happening in the world.” Emphasizing the value of challenges, he said, “Challenges are like sharks. Don’t try to avoid them. Face them and deal with them.”

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Presenting the Director’s Report, Dr. Debashis Sanyal, Director, Great Lakes Institute of Management, Gurgaon, listed the highlights of the institute’s developments. He said that Great Lakes Gurgaon is the first B-School in India to introduce analytics.  The management institute has recently collaborated with foreign universities and has signed MOUs with IESEG (France), Deakin University (Australia), Ural Federal University (Russia), and EMAA Business School (Morocco). He also mentioned about Lumiere, which is Great Lakes, Gurgaon’s digital research symposium conducted in virtual mode on a half yearly basis. It is a platform for researchers from the management domain and allied disciplines to present their current research in front of a distinguished panel of experts and receive high-quality feedback.  Addressing the students, Dr. Sanyal said, “As you enter this new chapter, carry forward the values instilled in you by your loved ones and our esteemed institution. Strive for excellence, keep your thirst for knowledge alive, and be a beacon of integrity in every endeavor.

As a part of the convocation ceremony, academic honors were announced for the meritorious students. The gold medalists of PGDM 2023 were Divij Verma and Anagha Venugopalan Kartha for being the Academic Topper and Best Outgoing Student respectively. The gold medalists of PGPM 2023 were Athira Vinod and Neha Makin for being the Academic Topper and Best Outgoing Student respectively.

The graduating class of the PGDM and PGPM witnessed an excellent placement season for Great Lakes, Gurgaon. Some of the leading companies that hired students were Deloitte, Cognizant, Bank of America, Virtusa, Accenture, KPMG, Wipro, Aditya Birla, and Salesforce. For PGDM batch, the highest domestic CTC offered was 21.5 lakhs p.a. & average was 11.6 lakhs p.a. while for the PGPM batch, highest domestic CTC offered was 33.3 lakhs p.a. and the average CTC was 15.8 lakhs p.a.

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About Great Lakes Institute of Management, Gurugram

Great Lakes Institute of Management, Gurgaon, established in 2010, has emerged as one of India’s most innovative business schools pioneering the adoption of cutting-edge technology in business decision-making. In the year, 2019 Great Lakes, Gurgaon received the prestigious AMBA accreditation and became the youngest Indian B-school to receive it the institute was also ranked among the top 5 emerging management business schools by the National HRD Network (NHRDN) for the year 2018-2019. It is the second campus of Great Lakes Institute of Management, Chennai, which is ranked among the top business schools in India (3rd by Outlook among top standalone institutions and 9th among top b-schools by Business India. It was also ranked by Business Standard in Super League 2 in the year 2019 and was ranked 31st by NIRF among top B-Schools). 

The Gurgaon campus has extensive engagement with corporates catering to their human capital requirements while also befitting from the perspectives of senior leaders actively participating in the design and delivery of our programs. Great Lakes, Gurgaon, was the first b-school in India to offer an Analytics specialization in 2012 and a consistently top-ranked Analytics program. Great Lakes, Gurgaon also became the first business school in the country to offer specialization in Artificial Intelligence and Machine Learning in 2018 and Digital Strategy in 2021. The Gurgaon campus offers two full-time programs – PGPM & PGDM – apart from executive programs. This year, the institute also entered NIRF rankings and has ranked 52nd among management institutions all over India, which places Great Lakes, Gurgaon among the top 7% of management institutions in the country. It has also received AICTE approval for the commencement of the FPM program, for an online program (intake of 10000 students for both PGPM and PGDM), and an additional provision in the PGDM program for 60 students. With a strategically located residential campus in the corporate hub of Gurgaon, students have access to extensive perspectives from CXOs as well as gain practical experience through live projects helping them develop into business-ready managers ready to deliver from Day 1.

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