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ADMISSIONS PGPM 2011-12
adcom 2011 with admissions director
Visiting Faculty
Indian Faculty International Faculty
Dr. Chandran Dr. Krishnamurthy Surysekar
Director, Pillais’ Institute of Management Studies & Research, Mumbai

Dr. Harkant Mankad


Associate Professor,Morrison, Brown, Argiz & Farra, LLP Professor of
Accounting, College of Business Administration, Florida International Welcome
University, Florida
Professor of Business Economics,
Narsee Monjee Institute of Management Studies, Mumbai Dr. Narendar Rao
Coordinator, Graduate Programs in Business,Northeastern Illinois
Dr. Irudayaraj University, Chicago, Illinois
Professor- OB & HR - XLRI, Jamshedpur
Dr. Paul Prabhakar
Dr. P. N. Mukherjee
to all those
Associate Dean, Northern Illinois University
Senior Professor & Chairperson - TQM & Supply Chain Management with
School of Business Management of NMIMS, Mumbai Prof. Venkat Raman
Faculty-Mandarin ,Beijing
Dr. P. V. R. Murthy
National Committee of CII on Skills and HR Prof. Purba H Rao
Faculty-Business Analytics, Philippines
Dr. Rakesh P. Singh
Founder & Chairman, Prof. Siva Balasubramanian
Institute Of Supply Chain Management, Mumbai Harold L. Stuart Professor of Marketing and Associate Dean
Dr. Sunil Rai Dr. Gerald J. Lobo
Dean, Mumbai Business School, Mumbai Arthur Andersen Chair and Professor of Accounting Chairman, Department
of Accountancy & Taxation C. T. Bauer College of Business,
Dr. Surendra Sundararajan
Professor of Finance, Faculty of Management Studies, New Delhi University of Houston

Dr. K.N. Vaidyanathan Dr. Krishnan Dandapani


Director, Xavier Institute of Management & Research, (XIMR), Mumbai Accounting Professor - University of Florida

Dr. Shyam Sundar


Prof. Arjun Chakraverti
Principal, Indusage Management Services Private Limited, Chennai Professor of Accounting, Economics and Finance, School of Management,
Yale University
future leaders
Prof. B Venkatesh
Founder, Navera Consulting Private Limited, Chennai Prof. Govind Hariharan
Professor - Kennesaw University
Prof. Chandrasekar
Professor, Operations - IFMR, Chennai Prof. V S Mahesh
Director of Centre for Service Management at the University of Buckingham,
Prof. Conrad Vincent England.
Director & Head- Credit, JM Financial Asset Management
Prof. Ram Krishnan who’d like
Prof. D. Ravishankar Research Professor of Marketing, University of Miami, Miami
Executive Director, CRISIL Limited / Co-Founder &
CEO of Credit Market Services Ltd. Prof. Seenu Srinivasan
Adams Distinguished Professor of Management,Stanford Graduates School
Prof. Das Biswas of Business,Stanford.
Dean, ITM, Mumbai
Prof. Sridhar Ramaswami
Prof. Devakunjari
Professor-Mandarin
"Heggen Fellow and Professor of Marketing,Director, PhD Program,
College of Business,Iowa State University" to soar
Prof. Hariharan Dr. Rama Shankar
Chartered Accountant & Cost Accountant,Director, Adjunct Professor at Illinois Institute of Technology (IIT),
Savoir Faire Management Services Private Limited, Mumbai Daley College Chicago
Prof. Jayavelu Dr. Ramesh Subramanian
Professor Operations - IIT Madras - OD & Leadership Consultant, Chennai Visiting Fellow, Yale Information Society Project Yale Law School New

well above
Haven & Gabriel Ferrucci Professor of Computer Information Systems
Prof. Jijo Lukose
Professor, Finance - IFMR, Chennai Quinnipiac University Hamden

Prof. K. S. Ramesh Dr. Vaidy Jeyaraman


Former Managing Director - CavinKare, Chennai Associate Professor of Operations and Supply Chain Management at the
School of Business Administration, University of Miami,
Prof. Lalitha Maheswaran Coral Gables, Florida.
Freelance Consultant, Corporate Trainer, Chennai
Prof. Natarajan
Professor- Operations, National University of Singapore.
Prof. P. B. Ramanujam
Professor, IMT Gaziabad, IFMR Chennai, ASCI Hyderabad
Prof. Balasubramaniam Ramesh
the ordinary
Prof. P. Govindarajan "Professor,Computer Information SystemsJ. Mack Robinson College of
Associate Director, Pricewaterhouse Coopers BusinessGeorgia State University"

Prof. P. K. Vishwanathan Dr. Ashok Vasudevan


Adjunct Professor, Institute For Financial Management and Research, Chennai Co-founder and Chief Executive of Preferred Brands International;
a Stamford CT based Food Company
Prof. Raghu Iyer
Chartered Accountant, Mumbai Prof. Shiva Sivaramakrishnan
University of Houston,Texas
Prof. Rajamanickam
President and Chief Process Officer, Trimentus Technologies, Chennai

Prof. S. C. Shekar
Professor, Operations - LIBA, Chennai

Prof. S. Kalyanaraman
Founder-Director, The Academic Mentors, India

Prof. V. K. Murti
Adjunct faculty member, SPJIMR, Mumbai

Prof. Vedpuriswar
Director – Learning & Development, UBS India Service Centre
FEE STRUCTURE 2011-2012
FEE STRUCTURE - Domestic
Message From Cost in INR

Founder
Tuition & Program Fees 1050000
Accommodation & Food* 210000
Total 1260000

& Dean PLUS


Alumni Subscription 5000
Caution Deposit 20000
Attire 5000
‘Education’ is a learning process. The ‘learning’ refers to a substantial variety - acquiring general knowledge, GRAND TOTAL 1290000
honing powers of reasoning and judgment, and overall intellectual preparation for a mature life. In other words,
an all round B-schools education is all this and then some more. It is an experience on a higher plane and in
today’s economy, it is viewed as the vista through which career progression may be achieved. Great Lakes is by
definition a provider of such an experience. I will proceed to open for you a tiny window through which you will FEE STRUCTURE - International
get glimpses of life at Great Lakes. I hope this provides you with enough ammo to make your decision. Right
Cost in USD
from day zero, it is all about high-energy. The classes, assignments, experiential learning interludes etc., are
Tuition & Program Fees 30000
round the clock and world-class. This is so at even some of the other premier institutes in the world; so where is
Accommodation & Food* 6000
the difference? Read on…
Total 36000
Caution Deposit 500
Great Lakes has a unique vertical specialization model where -- apart from choosing functional disciplines (like GRAND TOTAL 36500
finance or marketing) -- students also choose a specific industry orientation (like BFSI or tech fusion) that best
suits their area of interest/progress. All these courses are delivered by acclaimed teachers and management
gurus in their own right. Great Lakes is also high on CSR (Corporate Social Responsibility), where our students
are groomed not only to be exemplary corporate leaders, but also responsible citizens. To this end, the Note
curriculum also includes chosen spiritual literature from around the world, emphasizing core values and ethical 1. The course is approved by AICTE.
principles. The experiential learning interludes are supplemented by Empirical Research study, where students
spend more than six months thoroughly researching their chosen topics. 2. Students are compulsorily required to have their own laptop
as per institute specifications.
Both inside and outside the classroom, Great Lakes prides itself on being a completely student-run Institution.
Students participate in the majority of operational processes - making it a total democracy. They also play a 3. *Accomodation is for single person only. Those requiring
critical role in organizing the multifarious events on campus. The research seminars and inter B-school double bed accommodation (married students)will be
competitions we organize, attract international participation; our cultural extravaganzas and fine arts interludes provided subject to availability on a first come first served
are second to none and the Institute Band certainly knows to strike the right chords! Students are also basis. There will be extra 80% towards the additional
encouraged to explore the concept of ‘community service’ and care-share activities through our Karma Yoga accommodation & food.
Initiatives. We have a group of villages in and around campus which the students visit on a regular basis and offer
services such as healthcare camps, literary and awareness drives, and so on. 4. Only vegetarian food will be supplied. In the event of a non
vegetarian mess becoming operational during the course of
Above all this, the experience that a ‘Gurukulam’ offers is nonpareil. The ambience in which students and the year (which the Management does not guarantee),
teachers co-exist after class hours provides ample time and opportunity for introspection and overall rounding students opting to switch over to non-veg will have to pay
of one’s personality. Platinum rated, green & eco-friendly, our campus - spread over 27.5 acres - is equipped with extra amount as may be determined at that point in time.
cutting edge infrastructure and amenities. In all this, the common thread is that of being a large family and Great
Lakes strives to be a home away from home during the period of your stay and forever after. 5. Number of seats available for the academic
year 2011-2012: 300
If all this works for you, your search ends here. Welcome to the Great Lakes family!
6. Tentative program dates
Registration and beginning of orientation:
Prof. Bala V. Balachandran Beginning of April 2011
J L Kellogg Distinguished Professor of Accounting and Information Management Term 1 begins after orientation:
(Emeritus in Service, North Western University, Illinois) Mid-April 2011
Founder and Dean, Great Lakes Institute of Management,
Executive Professor and Strategy Advisor to the Dean, Bauer College of Business,
University of Houston, Texas.
7. Refund Policy:
As per AICTE norms.
when you have a sharper vision,
8. Disputes whatsoever arising if any, will come under
you see things ahead of others Chennai Jurisdiction only.
Great Lakes Institute of
Management – Admission Process
Executive Message From
Admission Calendar:
Issue of application starts from: Oct 15th, 2010
Director
Last date for submission: Jan 15th, 2011

Eligibility Criteria - Admissions PGPM 2011 Dear Prospective Great Lakers,


• All applicants are required to appear for GMAT/CAT* before applying to Great Lakes Institute of Management.
• For PGPM 2011, Great Lakes Institute of Management will accept CAT* scores of the year 2009 and 2010 Last year has been momentous in the journey of Great Lakes as we moved into a brand new LEED, platinum-rated
or GMAT scores taken after Jan 1, 2008. green campus. In a year’s time, we have nicely settled down in this international class facility. The institute has
• All applicants should have a Bachelor’s degree in any discipline from a recognised institution. not only grown in terms of its physical infrastructure but has also initiated 2 new programs - one each for the
• A minimum work experience of two years is highly desirable working executives of Chennai and surrounding areas (PGWPM), and for Energy Management (GEMBA).
• Outstanding graduates with less than two years’ experience would be considered on a case-to-case basis.
• International students can apply with their GMAT scores. The institute has made significant strides in terms of public/industry perception too. We are already ranked
among the top 20 B-schools in the Business World June 2010 and that too in a short span of 6 years of existence,
*Great Lakes uses CAT scores only for screening applications for admissions and IIMs have no role in the conduct of
something which is unheard of in the Indian Business School domain. Apart from factors such as infrastructure,
Great Lakes academic programs. course content, pedagogy and international faculty, one of the major reasons we are being perceived so highly
is the quality of students. We have been continuously improving in terms of our student profile and I am sure the
Admission Process incoming batch is going to be no exception.
• Candidates meeting the eligibility criteria can apply to Great Lakes Institute by completing an online form.
• Candidates applying online can visit the website www.greatlakes.edu.in and fill in the online application
Those of you who are looking for a career transforming experience are strongly advised to seriously consider
form after making a payment of Rs 1,500 by credit card.
Great Lakes as one of your top options. Needless to add, you will be making perhaps one of the best decisions
• Alternatively candidates can make a payment Rs 1,500 at select vendor outlet centres (the list of vendors
in your life/career by deciding to be a Great Laker.
as well as centres is given in our website) and procure a coded number key for applying online [The eventual
application process is online for all candidates]
• Application form can also be purchased at Great Lakes City Office. All the Best!
• All your queries regarding admission process can be sent to us at admissions@greatlakes.edu.in.
• Candidates have to provide the official email id of the recommender. The recommendation letter must Welcome Aboard!
be submitted online.
Prof. S. Sriram
Evaluation Process Executive Director
Applicants are evaluated based on GMAT/CAT scores, past academic performance, essays and letters of
recommendation, work experience and performance in the interview and group discussions. The selection process
builds in a criterion that facilitates evaluating each applicant on:

a) Academic Abilities: Being a one year fast track, the program at Great Lakes is highly demanding and intense;
candidates with consistent academic background and an ability to sustain pressure make the shortlist.

b) Standardised Test Scores: To eliminate inconsistencies between colleges and universities at the Undergraduate level,
Great Lakes considers GMAT or CAT scores in the overall assessment.

c) Leadership and Interpersonal Skills: Great Lakes as an institute promises to deliver “Business Ready Managers”
who would be leaders in their fields, and hence applicants who have exhibited leadership skills at work and/or in
school/college make the grade to be part of the Great Lakes family.

d) Integrity and Ethical Values: Great Lakes lays emphasis on integrity and values including originality. Plagiarism
will be probed thoroughly during the process.

e) Diversity of Background: At Great Lakes, diversity in background facilitates peer learning which transforms ‘uncut
stones’ into ‘diamonds’. Students in the current batch come from diverse fields like Finance, Hospitality, IT,
Manufacturing, Marketing, Consultancy, Media, Pharma, and so on.

The above conditions / clauses / terms can be reviewed by the Institute from time to time. Hence, the prospective candidate is encouraged to visit the Great Excellence is what one realises
Lakes website at www.greatlakes.edu.in for regular updates.
when one lifts oneself out of ignorance
Events 2010

Message from
Director PGPM

Great Lakes has come a long way since its inception in 2004. Within a short span of time, it has emerged as one
of the leading business schools in India. The institute produces ‘Business Ready Managers’ who epitomise its
motto - ‘Global Mindset, Indian Roots’. It has a rich culture which is a perfect blend of Academics, Team
Shri Ratan Tata inaugurates “Tecpro Faculty Block” First Great Lakes International Analytics Conference
leadership and Continuous innovation. The dynamic environment here plays a great role in motivating everyone
- faculty, staff and students - to deliver their best. We have a truly world-class faculty from top International
B-schools such as Kellogg, Stanford, Harvard, IIT Chicago, Columbia, Yale, among many others. Our core faculty
team, is comparable to the best in the country. This is supplemented with insightful guest lectures delivered by
eminent personalities from the industry.

We do not believe in teaching; we encourage learning by doing. The culture in Great Lakes facilitates not only
learning from academicians and eminent industry captains but peer learning as well. Aided by the latest
technology, a scientifically designed curriculum, and continuous corporate interaction, our students are
transformed from being first class management students into astute Thought Leaders who are ready to take on
the challenges of the corporate world, both in India and abroad.

Giving back to society helps make every one of us a well-rounded human being. Our Karma Yoga project aims Inauguration of SWIM (Successful Women in Management) Shri N.R. Narayana Murthy
at achieving just that. Great Lakers help local NGOs and the underprivileged to give them a fighting chance at delivers the Sixth Convocation Address
the future.

With all of these and so much more, your time at Great Lakes is not just a year in a business school, but an
experience that will mould you into a well-rounded person. You will cherish this year for the rest of your lives.

I thank you for your interest in Great Lakes. We would be very happy to provide any additional information you
may require on our school and its programs.

Dr. M. J. Xavier
Director PGPM

Dignitaries at the Great Lakes Financial Inclusion Conference Shri Jamshyd Godrej at Students’ Open House

Leaders aren't born, they are made.


Hon’ble Minister For Finance, Government of Tamil Nadu,
And they are made just like anyone Professor K.Anbazhagan inaugurates PGWPM
(Post Graduate Working Professional Program in Management)
else, through hard work
Current Batch - Gladiators
Batch Profile 2010-11 Message from
Prior Work Experience Director
Admissions
Dear Prospective Great Laker,
Duration
Great Lakes attracts the best management education aspirants in the country to its pristine campus in Chennai.
Less than 2 years As an organization, we are fairly certain of the inside-out value proposition that we deliver to the market. This
year, we wanted to get a feel of the outside-in perception. What is it that brings aspirants from all over India to
2 - 3 years our School? Carefully sieving through threads, posts, tweets and blogs apart from the obvious interviews with
our own students and alumni, we were able to integrate several rivulets of thoughts into a single river of logic –
3 - 4 years Why Great Lakes? Slowly, a pecking order started emerging. It is my pleasure to share that with you.

4 - 5 years The most visible strength of ours is our truly global curriculum. Dynamic, innovative and integrative, the rich
academic spread that we offer is our primary value proposition. In step with the curriculum is its delivery. Great
Above 5 years Lakes brings a truly global faculty pool to its classrooms. Professors from Kellogg, Wharton, Stanford, Harvard,
Yale and other Ivy League universities complement the distinguished full time faculty of Great Lakes. Third in
the order is the delivery model– the compact one-year program. Anchored on our core principle of ‘Money Value
of Time’, the fast track program ensures minimal loss of opportunity cost for the student population whom we
are addressing – one who has spent a few years in the corporate kingdom and is briefly taking a school break,
so to speak.
Industry
The next attraction for the market is the diversity that we bring to the classrooms. In terms of geography, there
BFSI is no corner of India that is unrepresented within Great Lakes. In terms of industry, though the IT industry domi-
nates as a single large pie, we have enrolments from auto, telecom, retail, BFSI, manufacturing, consulting,
Consultancy energy, construction – the list is long. This year, we are going to enhance this diversity by planning an
2% International Admissions campaign as well.
1% Engineering Design, R&D
2% 2% 5% 3% Life in B-schools is not confined to the classroom. One needs an invigorating environment to rejuvenate body
2% 4% Hospitality
6% 2%
and soul. Great Lakes’ Platinum rated 27.5 acre ‘Green’ fully residential campus, with its state of art infrastruc-
ture provides the much needed eco-system for the students to stretch their wings and transform themselves into
Information Technology ‘business ready managers’, ready to lead corporate India tomorrow.

Manufacturing If you have come this far, you already have a good idea of the Great Lakes value proposition. We know you
intimately. You have the right CAT / GMAT score. You come with a winning, never-say-die attitude. You are confi-
Media dent of coasting through the GD PI sessions. Your objective for seeking management education is clear. You have
spent a few years in the Industry and have captured a good understanding of the corporate realm. The next surge
Petroleum you are waiting for is academic. Why Wait?
71%
Telecom Go ahead and apply. Let us meet soon.

Retail, Pharma, HR, BPO, Prof. Easwar Krishna Iyer


Education Director Admissions & Associate Professor Marketing
Others

The leader is the one who uses the pressure of a


raging storm to soar the clouds and glide
Placement 2010

Reaching greater altitudes doesn’t just need


Great Lakes Institute of Management, carrying forward its legacy of creating Business Ready Managers, has had
lot of effort, but a great attitude too a successful placement in 2009-2010. This success rate in Placement is a testimony to the acknowledgement by
the Corporate of the excellent quality of the students of the Institution.

Placement Snapshot for 2010


No. Of Companies visited the campus: 76
No. Of Jobs Offered: 224 (out of the rest 12 were on sabbatical, and
24 opted out of the placement process)
Average Annual Salary: Rs. 8. 7 Lacs
Highest Annual Salary: Rs. 24 Lacs

Placement 2010 Sector-Wise Break Up

Consulting IT
Education Manufacturing
Energy Advertising
FMCG Telecom
Healthcare BFSI
Infrastructure

The Vision & Mission


List of Some Recruiters at Great Lakes:
Vision
To become the leading management institution in providing Quality Education at an affordable cost and build Birlasoft L&T Shasun
Human Capital for Emerging Economies. CARE Laser Words Siemens
Caspian Levers for change SunEdison
Cognizant madura Micro Finance SVAPAS
Mission
Crisil Manipal Group Symrise
To become a Centre of Excellence in fostering managerial leadership and entrepreneurship in the development of
human potential through quality research, teaching, residential learning and professional management services. CSC Marg Contructions Talisma corporation
Daimler Microland TCS
Essar MJunction Tecpro
Everonn Murugappa Tube Investments Texmaco Ltd
Exemplarr MuSigma TVS Electronics
Fin IQ consulting Novartis Uninor
Global Scholar Nu Street Universal Consulting
“Tomorrow’s educated person will have to be prepared for life in a global world. It will be a ‘Westernized’ world,
Godrej Optima Valgen
but also increasingly a tribalized world. He or she must become a ‘citizen of the world’ – in vision, horizon, and
information. But he or she will also have to draw nourishment from their local roots and in turn, enrich and HCL Technologies Orchid VEPL/GRE Edge
nourish their own local culture” HP Pepper square Wealth Advisor of India
Peter F. Drucker I- metanoia Photon Infotech Wipro
iNautix PWC ZS Associates
Infosys Ramco Zycus
L&T Infotech RKKR Group

The above is an indicative list


Recruiters Speak
“GENPACT takes pride in being associated with Great Lakes Institute of Management for over a period of time.
The students are very vibrant and energetic and, more importantly, very adaptable. They are spread over
locations and functions across GENPACT, with the intention to infuse talented professionals in the mainstream
of business. We take this opportunity to thank the management for molding great managers and the placement
team for their support year after year. We look forward to strengthening our relationship in the near future.”

Samit Nag
V.P Operations, GENPACT

“The students we recruited from Great Lakes are very stable in the organization and a majority of them are a
part of the high performance bracket. The fact that all the students come with prior industry experience helps
them adapt to highly competitive work environments such as that at Infosys.”

MD Pai
Director-HR, Infosys

“HCL Technologies has enjoyed a long-standing association with Great Lakes Institute of Management. Through
our fruitful recruiting partnership, we have come to regard students of Great Lakes as adept at handling
important positions in the organization with creativity and a strong business sense that the School inspires. The
students, with their attitude of positive team play; with their risk-taking spirit, have jelled very well with the
progressive and entrepreneurial culture of HCL.”

Ravishankar B
Head, Talent Management Group, HCL

“The students come with strong grasping skills, a structured line of thinking, high sincerity and dedication
levels. They are focused and have a strategic approach. Their analytical abilities are also worth a mention. L&T
believes they are good assets to the organization.”

Yogi Sri Ram


Executive Vice President, HR & Admin, L&T

“We are very impressed with the quality and professionalism of the students of Great Lakes, as well as their
attitude and the excellent way in which the placement process was conducted, primarily by the students. We have
selected a large number this year and hope to strengthen our relationship with Great Lakes in the coming years,
in many ways.”

Anuj Kumar
Associate Director, HR
Computer Sciences Corporation
A team that beats with one heart
Business Advisory Council
Mr. Ratan Tata
Chairman, Tata Sons Ltd.; Chairman,
Alumni Speak
Business Advisory Council, Great Lakes
Institute of Management.

Mr. Arun Bharat Ram “The biggest learning I had at Great Lakes was a substantial broadening of perspective. With a great team of
Chairman and Managing Director, SRF academicians to guide the students and multiple opportunities to network with the who's who of industry, Great
Ltd., India.
Lakes certainly fulfills its promise of creating 'business-ready' managers.”
Mrs. Rajshree Pathy
MD, Rajshree Sugars Ltd., India.
Sitashwa Srivastava,
Mr. Madhur Bajaj Co-founder, creADvity
Vice-Chairman, Bajaj Auto Ltd., India.

Mr. Kumarmangalam Birla “For a mid-level executive with more than 12 years of industry experience, it was an interesting transition to
Chairman, Aditya Birla Group, India. become a student again; but the value add from this program turned out to be beyond expectations. In today's
Mr. Jamshyd Godrej economy, the long learning curve is a luxury long gone. Today, trends peak in weeks, not years. Windows of
Chairman & Managing Director, opportunity open and close overnight. Success in today's rapidly moving world means having on hand the skills
Godrej & Boyce Mfg. Co. Ltd., India. to anticipate change and seize opportunity.
Dr. K. B. Chandrasekhar
Chairman and CEO, Jamcracker Inc., USA. The Great Lakes experience under Uncle Bala's able leadership enabled me to gain these skills at an accelerated
Mr. John Fisher speed within a reduced time span without losing focus on the most important aspect of life -- family ethos and
Chairman, Solid Systems Engineering, USA. values. The one-year PGPM rounded out my experience and education, reshaping my thinking and enhancing the
Mr. R. K. Krishna Kumar
Mr. N. Sankar Director - Tata Sons Ltd., degree of precision and focus that I can bring to create value.”
Mr. G. P. Goenka
Chairman, Sanmar Group, India.
Chairman, Duncans Goenka Group, India.
Mr. Vivek Paul
Mrs. Rama Sankar Partner, Texas Pacific Group Sanjeev K Panicker,
Dr. Desh Bandhu Gupta
CEO Delta Consulting Group, Glenview, Asst Vice President,
Chairman, Lupin Labs, India.
Illinois. Mr. Pratik Kumar
Executive Vice President - Human
Scandent Group Incorporation, NY, USA
Dr. Abid Hussain
Mr. G. Sathasivam Resources, Wipro.
Former Indian Ambassador to USA.
Chairman, Watawala Plantations, Sri Lanka.
Mr. Ravi Venkatesan
“After initial stints at Wipro for 5 years and a Dubai based IT Company for 3 years, I (along with 3 others)
Mr. T. Kannan
Managing Director,
Mr. R. Seshasayee Chairman, Microsoft Corporation founded SSI Ltd. I was the COO for over 12 years. SSI Ltd. is listed on the BSE and NSE for over a decade and the
MD, Ashok Leyland, India. (India) Pvt. Ltd. London Stock Exchange for the past 5 years. After 20 years, I was looking to take a year's sabbatical to pursue a
Thiagarajar Mills Ltd., India.
Mr. Venu Srinivasan Mr. P. Murari IAS (Retd.) quality management program. Having done my graduation from REC (Trichy) and Master’s from BITS (Pilani), I
Mr. L. Lakshman CMD, TVS Motor Company Ltd., India. Advisor to President of FICCI & was very particular on joining an institute of high quality.
CEO, Rane (Madras) Ltd., India.
Former Secretary to President of India.
Mr. V. K. Sundaram
Mr. A. Mahendran MD, Sudharshan Agencies, India. Ms. Indra Nooyi I was also particular about interacting with outstanding faculty as well as with a diverse set of fellow students,
MD, Godrej Consumer Products Ltd., India.
Chairman of the Board and who were achievers in their own fields. The faculty at Great Lakes consisted of some of the influential thinkers
Mr. A. Vellayan Chief Executive Officer, PepsiCo., Inc.
Mr. A. M. Naik Executive Chairman, Murugappa Group, in management academics including Prof. Seenu Sreenivasan from Stanford, Prof. S P Kothari from MIT,
Chairman and Managing Director, Larsen
and Toubro Ltd., India.
India. Mr. R. Ganapathi Prof. Shyam Sunder from Yale, Prof. Arunachalam from Carnegie Mellon, Prof. Narayanan from Harvard,
Executive Director, Trigyn Prof. Surysekar from Florida International State University and, of course, there was Uncle Bala.
Dr. Darsh Wasan Technologies.
Dr. S. Narayan IAS (Retd.) Vice President, Illinois Institute of
Former Advisor, Economic Affairs, Prime Technology, Chicago, Illinois, USA.
Minister's Office, Government of India. Mr. G. R. K. Reddy What was unique about the program was its emphasis on entrepreneurial capabilities and thought leadership. I
Chairman and Managing Director,
Dr. Herbert J. Wiebenheus Marg Ltd. got a whole new perspective of growing a business while getting valuable insights into employee motivation and
Mr. Roger Nelson CEO, Krebs Engineering, Germany.
Former Chairman, Ernst & Young business expansion. I am proud to have been a part of the pioneering batch of Great Lakes Institute of
Consulting, Adjunct Professor of Mr. Raymond Spencer Management.”
Mr. S. V. Balasubramaniam Non - Executive Chairman, Financial
Information Systems and Management at Chairman - Bannari Amman Sugar Ltd.,
Kellogg Graduate School of Management, Services, Strategic Business Unit,
Northwestern University, Evanston, Illinois,
India. Capgemini. Narasingrao,
USA. Mr. A.C.Muthiah
Executive Vice President,
Chairman, SPIC Ltd., India. Strategic Operations, e4e.
Mr. Deepak Parekh
Chairman, HDFC & IDFC, India. Mr. N. Srinivasan
Vice Chairman & Managing Director, India
Mr. G. V. Prasad Cements Ltd., India.
CEO, Dr. Reddy's Laboratories Ltd., India.
Mr. N. R. Narayana Murthy
Mr. Ratan Ranka Chairman & Chief Mentor, Infosys Ltd.,
Chartered Accountant, India. India.
Mr. B.V.R. Mohan Reddy Mr. S. Ramadorai
Chairman and CEO, InfoTech Enterprises, Vice Chairman, Tata Consultancy Services,
India. India.
titan speak Academic Advisory Council
Dr. Bala. V. Balachandran Dr. B. Mahadevan Dr. K. K. Srinivasan
Chairman, Academic Advisory Council, Professor of Operations Management, Founder President of two e-com
Founder & Dean Great Lakes Institute of Indian Institute of Management, ventures; worked at leading financial
Management. Bangalore, India. institutions; formerly on the faculty of
Georgia Institute of Technology,
Dr. Baldev Raj Dr. Rajnish Mehra Atlanta, Georgia, USA.
Distinguished Scientist and Director, Professor of Finance, Department of
Government of India, Economics, University of Santa Barbara, Dr. Seenu V. Srinivasan
Department of Atomic Energy, Indira California, USA. Adams Distinguished Professor of
Gandhi Centre for Atomic Research, Management and Director of the
Kalpakkam, Tamil Nadu. Prof. Nandu Nagarajan Strategic Marketing Management
Professor of Business Administration, Executive Program, Stanford Graduate
Dr. Gadi Ariav Katz Graduate School of Business, School of Business, Stanford,
Associate Professor of Management University of Pittsburg, USA. California, USA.
Information Systems,T he Leon Recanati
School of Business Administration, Mr. Mohan Nair Prof. Marti G. Subrahmanyam
“A great school built by passionate pioneers Tel viv Univerity; Director, The Georges Sr. Vice President, Marketing, Charles E Merrill Professor of Economics
that produces passionate students. Leven High-Tech Management School, The Regence Group, USA. and Finance at the Leonard N Stern
I wish GREAT LAKES all the best.” Tel Aviv, Israel. School of Business, New York University.
Dr. V. G. Narayanan
Dr. V. S. Arunachalam Associate Professor of Management Dr. Arthur D Warga
Former Scientific Advisor to Prime Accounting, Harvard Business School, Dean, C.T. Bauer College of Business,
Mr. Adi Godrej Minister and Defence Minister, Harvard University, Cambridge, University of Houston, USA.
Chairman, Godrej Group Distinguished Professor, Material Sciences Massachusetts, USA.
Department, Carnegie-Mellon University, Dr. Shyam Sunder
USA. Dr. Paul Prabhaker James L. Frank Professor of Accounting,
Associate Dean and Professor Economics & Finance, Yale School of
Dr. Yair M. Babad (Marketing), College of Business, Management, Yale University,
Professor, Department of Information and North Illinois University, USA. New Haven, Connecticut, USA.
Decision Sciences,
College of Business Administration, Dr. Srinivasan Raghunathan Dr. Swaminathan Sridharan
University of Illinois at Chicago, USA. Associate Professor of Management Associate Professor of Accounting
Information Systems, University of Texas Information and Management, Kellogg
Dr. Sudhakar V. Balachandran at Dallas, Texas, USA. School of Management, Northwestern.
Assistant Professor of Accounting, University, Evanston, Illinois, USA.
Columbia Business School, Columbia Dr. Raghuram Rajan
“With a global mindset, a ‘can-do’ attitude, and strong work, professional University at New York, USA. Joseph L Gidwitz Professor of Finance, Dr. Krishnamurthy Surysekar
University of Chicago, Chicago, Illinois, Associate Professor, Morrison,
ethics, these students have played a critical role in ensuring Cognizant’s Prof. Aswath Damodaran USA, Chief Economist, Brown, Argiz & Farra,
enviable position as the fastest growing top-tier Consulting and IT Services Professor of Finance, David Margolis International Monetary Fund (IMF). LLP Professor of Accounting,
company. One example of this live association is the creation of a focused Teaching Excellence Fellow, Leonard N. College of Business Administration,
Stern School of Business, Dr. Ram T. S. Ramakrishnan Florida International University.
‘Great Lakes Alumni Network’ with Cognizant, that involves itself in fostering New York University. Ernst & Young Professor of Accounting,
University of Illinois at Chicago, Dr. Asher Tishler
and growing the bilateral bonds. We, at Cognizant have enjoyed being an Illinois, USA.
Ms. Rama Bijapurkar Associate Professor of Economics, The
active participant in many of Great Lakes’ academic and business initiatives. Consultant, Mumbai, India. Leon Recanati Graduate School of
Dr. Keshavamurthy Ramamurthy
We look forward to sustaining and growing this mutually beneficial Professor, Management Information
Business Administration, Tel Aviv
Dr. Bala Chakravarthy University, Tel Aviv, Israel.
relationship, consistently in the future too.” Professor of Strategy & International Systems, University of Wisconsin,
Management,Shell Chair of Sustainable Milwaukee, Wisconsin, USA. Dr. M. B. Athreya
Business Growth, International Institute Sri Sringeri Sharada Institute of
Mr. Lakshmi Narayanan for Management Development (IMD), Dr. V. Kasturi Rangan Management, New Delhi, India.
Malcolm P. McNair Professor of
Vice Chairman, Cognizant Technology Solutions Switzerland.
Marketing, Harvard Business School, Dr. Nirmal Gupta
Dr. Sunil Chopra Harvard University, Cambridge, Marketing Educator, India.
IBM Distinguished Professor of Operations Massachusetts, USA.
Management & Information Systems, Dr. Srikant M. Datar
Kellogg School of Management, Dr. Hayagreeva Rao Professor of Business Administration,
Northwestern University, Evanston, Professor of Organizational Behavior; Senior Associate Dean, Chair, Executive
Illinois, USA. Director of the Human Resource Education, Harvard Business School,
Executive Program, Stanford Graduate Soldiers Field, Boston.
Dr. Jagdish N.Sheth, School of Business.
Kellstadt Professor of Marketing, Goizuela Dr. M. S. Krishnan
Business School, Emory University. Dr. Konduru Shivaramakrishnan Area Chairman and Professor of
Bauer Endowed Chair of Accounting, Business, Information Technology,
Dr. N. Jayashankaran C T Bauer College of Business, University Co-Director Center for Global Resource
Honorary Dean and Advisor, of Houston, Texas, USA. Leverage, India. Ross School of Business,
Bangalore Management Academy. University of Michigan.
“Great Lakes Institute of Management has excellent Dr. Jitendra V. Singh
Dr. S. P. Kothari Saul P. Steinberg Professor of Dr. Finn E. Kydland
International focus. I am impressed to know that Gordon Y Billard Professor of Accounting, Management and Vice-Dean of Henley Professor of Economics,
Chinese language is part of curriculum. I will extend Sloan School of Management, International Academic Affairs, The University of California, Santa Barbara.
Massachusetts Institute of Technology, Wharton School, University of
all support to strengthen the partnership between Pennsylvania, Philadelphia, Dr. Lakshmanan Shivakumar
Boston, Massachusetts, USA.
Great Lakes and the Yale Business School.” Pennsylvania, USA. Associate Professor of Accounting
Dr. Lakshman Krishnamurthiz Group, London Business School,
Chairman and Montgomary Ward Professor Dr. Suresh P. Sethi Regents Park, London.
Ms. Indra K. Nooyi of Marketing, Kellogg School of Ashbel Smith Professor of Operations
Management, Northwestern University. Management, Director of Center for
Chairman of the Board and CEO, Pepsi Co. Intelligent Supply Networks, School of
Prof. Philip Kotler Management, University of Texas at
S. C. Johnson & Sons, Distinguished Dallas, Texas, USA.
Professor of International Marketing,
Kellogg Graduate School of Management,
Northwestern University, Evanston,
Illinois, USA.
Faculty Profile LIFE
Dr. Bala V. Balachandran
BEYOND
Bala Balachandran began his teaching career in 1960 while a graduate student at
Annamalai University, India. In 1967 he moved to the University of Dayton and in 1971, to CLASSROOMS
Carnegie-Mellon University, Pittsburgh, where he taught management courses while
working on his doctorate. In 1973 he joined the Kellogg Graduate School of Management
faculty. From 1979-83 he chaired the Department of Accounting and Information
Systems; in 1984 he was appointed Distinguished Professor of Accounting and
Information Systems and Decision Sciences. He was also Director of the Accounting
Research Center until 2006. Professor Balachandran's research deals with performance evaluation, cost
management, audit planning, allocation models, and forecasting. His recent work includes auditors' legal
liability and game theoretic cost allocation models with transfer pricing. His work has earned numerous
scholastic honors, awards, and fellowships, and he serves as a consultant to senior management in industry, as
well as to the U.S. Air Force, in the areas of accounting, forecasting, and strategic decision support systems.
Prof. Bala has been actively involved in setting up Management Institutes in India and was part of the team that
recruited the first set of faculty members for IIM Bangalore in the late 60’s. He has been instrumental in
designing the MBA Programs at MDI, Gurgaon, ISB at Hyderabad, and Great Lakes Institute of Management at
Chennai in 2004.

He is a full time faculty member in the area of Accounting and Finance and chairs the Academic Advisory
Council at Great Lakes since his retirement from Kellogg in 2008. He teaches Managerial Accounting and
Strategic Cost and Profitability management for both the PGPM and PGXPM apart from offering cohort specific
workshops on Mergers & Acquisitions, Valuation Techniques and Post Merger Integration. He is the recipient of
the ‘Padmashri’ in 2001, awarded in recognition of his contribution towards higher education in India.

Prof. Bala serves several Indian ministries in the advisory capacity and is currently involved with the Ministry of
Corporate Affairs in setting up of the Indian Institute of Corporate Affairs at Manesar. He is also currently
working on a case study of the Satyam scandal apart from writing a book on ‘Leadership’ focusing on the Indian
Corporate Maharajahs. He serves on the International Advisory Board of the UniTAR at Kuala Lumpur and
renders consulting/advisory services to the top brass of the Malaysian Government. He also serves as the
Executive Professor and Strategy Advisor to the Dean, at the Bauer College, University of Houston with special
responsibility in conceptualizing and delivering Executive Education degree programs in India focusing on the
energy sector. He has the rare honor (for an Indian in America) of having an endowed chair professorship in his
name. Several colleagues from Kellogg, have led a campaign to raise $1 million for an endowed professorship at
Kellogg School of Management in Prof. Bala V. Balachandran’s name in recognition of his invaluable and tireless
service to the Institute over the last three decades.

BSc (Hons.) 1959, Mathematics, Statistics, MA 1961, MSc 1963, Applied Statistics, Annamalai University; MSE
1969, Engineering, University of Dayton; MSIA 1972, Business Administration, PhD 1973, Industrial
Administration, Carnegie-Mellon University; CPA 1978; CMA 1979; CIA 1984.
Prof. S. Sriram

S. Sriram is Executive Director of Great Lakes Institute of Management since its inception
(2004). Prior to Great Lakes, has spent a decade and half in SP Jain Institute for

LIFE AT GREAT LAKES


Management as Chairperson, Executive MBA and Professor of Strategy. Prof. Sriram
started his career as a Senior Consultant with M/s Srikant Consultants Pvt. Ltd. in
Mumbai. He teaches Business Policy & Strategy, Management Control Systems, Strategic
Cost Management, Strategic Implementation, Strategic Management and Economies of
Strategy. Has done extensive amount of consulting for Companies in India and abroad
over the past 20 years in the areas of Strategy, Structure and Systems for leading
corporates such as Mafatlals, Bajaj Group, IDBI, Marico, Jyoti Structures, Herdillia Chemicals, Bhor Industries,
STP among others. He has done research on “The international competitiveness of the Indian industry”
[sponsored by ASSOCHAM] and “Intellectual Property Rights and its impact on Pharmaceutical Industry”
[study commissioned by Organization of Pharmaceutical Producers of India].

Prof. Sriram did his Masters in Marketing Management from NMIMS, Mumbai and his Bachelor of Arts in
Economics from Madras University.

Dr. Venkat R. Krishnan

Professor (Organizational Behavior) and Director (Yale-Great Lakes Center for


Management Research) at Great Lakes Institute of Management since 2006. Before
joining Great Lakes, he was Professor (Organizational Behavior) at XLRI Jamshedpur. He
has also taught at Temple University, Philadelphia, and has been a manager in State Bank
of India. Does research on transformational leadership, value systems of individuals in
organizations, and Indian philosophy. Teaches core courses in organizational behavior,
and elective courses on “Leadership, Influence, and Power,” and “Upanishads and
Transformational Leadership.” Conducts workshops (in-company MDPs) on
"Transformational Leadership," "Influencing Skills," and "Leadership Excellence through Upanishads."

He is the editor of Great Lakes Herald and member of editorial advisory board of “Leadership & Organization
Development Journal,” “Journal of Human Values,” and “Electronic Journal of Business Ethics and Organization
Studies.”

He holds a PhD in Business Administration from Temple University, Philadelphia. Prior to that, he did his Masters
in Business Administration from Indian Institute of Management, Bangalore; Master of Arts in Philosophy form
Sri Venkateshwara University, Tirupati and B Sc. in Mathematics from Vivekananda College, Chennai.

Prof. R. S. Veeravalli

R. S. Veeravalli is currently the Director – Executive Education, responsible for the Post
Graduate Executive Program in Management (PGXPM), the Co-Director for the
forthcoming Global Energy Executive MBA program (GEMBA) of the Bauer College of
Business of the University of Houston, USA. He is also responsible for the design and
delivery of all the Executive and Leadership Development Programs, consulting and
research assignments to Corporate.

He is an Associate Professor, and teaches “Negotiations & Bargaining” and


“Entrepreneurship”. He also heads the Center for Innovation and Entrepreneurship (CIE) at Great Lakes. Prior to
joining Great Lakes, he has spent about 25 years in Corporate in Senior & Top management positions – in
Shipping, FMCG & Healthcare businesses and management consulting. He has worked with the Godrej group
for more than half his career in Sales, Distribution, Product Supply, Quality and HR functions in senior
management. He has taught Quality Management as a co-faculty in the IIT Bombay School of Management.

He has a Masters in Sociology, and has done an accelerated Senior Management program (six months duration)
with Cornell University, USA. He has been trained in JUSE Japan in TQM, a Certified Assessor of the CII-EXIM
BANK BUSINESS EXCELLENCE AWARD model and done the Entrepreneurship Educators’ Certificate program
from Stanford University. He is registered for PhD in Management.
Dr. M. J. Xavier

M. J. Xavier obtained his Doctorate in Management from the Indian Institute of


Management, Calcutta in the year 1984. He has been a teacher, trainer and consultant for
over 25 years. He has authored three books and published more than 100 articles in
Journals and Magazines in India and abroad. His book `Marketing in the New Millennium’
won the DMA-Escorts Award for the best Management Book of the Year 1999. He has
taught in premier Institutions like IIM Bangalore, XLRI Jamshedpur and IFMR Chennai.
He has served as Visiting Faculty to a number of business schools in India and abroad
including The University of Buckingham, U.K., Post Graduate Institute of Management, Sri Lanka, American
university of Armenia in Armenia, The Texas Christian University, U.S.A. and California Polytechnic State
University, U.S.A. He is currently the K. B. Chandrashekar distinguished professor of Marketing and the Director
of the Kotler Srinivasan Center for Marketing Research with Great Lakes Institute of Management, Chennai. His
research interests include CRM, market analytics, marketing research and strategic marketing. Dr.M.J Xavier is
the Program Director of PGPM.

Prof. T. N. Swaminathan

32 years in Industry, with companies like HLL, WIPRO, Shaw Wallace, Dynavision,
Geoffrey Manners, Dabur and Tate & Lyle North, America. Experience is a blend of
in-depth urban, rural and International marketing, selling and distribution, turn around
and heading SBUs. A Microbiologist turned MBA (IIM-Calcutta) with a cross functional
experience arising out of a strong – R & D, Systems, Sales & Marketing and a Strategic
thinking background in MNCs & Indian organizations of repute.

Prior to moving in to Chennai in 2004, he was the CEO (Vice President & Business Head)
of Tate & Lyle North America’s JV In India before moving on to the last assignment of International B2B
Marketing with Tate & Lyle North America looking after Africa, Middle East, South & SE Asia & part of Far East,
servicing major global customers like Coke, Pepsi, Kraft, Nestle, P&G, Unilever, Cadbury etc. KEEPING FIT
Swaminathan has been teaching since 1992 - Marketing, Sales & Strategic Management courses & MDPs as
Visiting / Guest Faculty at IIMC, IIMB, KC Institute of Mgmt.- Mumbai, IMT- Ghaziabad, IMI- Delhi, Fore school
Delhi, IIPM – Chennai, BIM Trichy, ITM – Chennai etc. He was Head, External Relations & Adjunct Professor at
IFMR-Chennai before moving to Great Lakes as Director - External Relations & Professor of Marketing.

Prof. T. N. Seshan I A S

Tirunellai Narayana Iyer Seshan was the former Chief Election Commissioner of India,
serving from December 12, 1990 to December 11, 1996. Seshan graduated from the
prestigious Madras Christian College where he also served as lecturer. An officer of the
Indian Administrative Service, he held the posts of Director - Ministry of Atomic Energy,
Joint Secretary - Ministry of Space; Secretary - Department of Agriculture, Government
of Tamil Nadu, Member (Personnel) - Oil & Natural Gas Commission, Additional Secretary
- Ministry of Space, Secretary to the Government of India, Ministry of Defense, and
Secretary, Internal Security.

Seshan went on to occupy the post of Cabinet Secretary - the senior most position in the Indian Civil Service
hierarchy, and member, Planning Commission of India, before being appointed the Chief Election Commissioner.
As the Chief Election Commissioner of India he made history by introducing innovative electoral reforms and
making the Election Commission a powerful body. His name became synonymous with transparency, efficiency
and progressive vision. He won the prestigious Magsaysay Award for Government Service in 1996. After his
retirement from the services he founded the Deshbhakt Trust, an NGO forum for likeminded citizens concerned
with social reforms in India.
LIFE AT GREAT LAKES Dr. S. Bharadhwaj

S. Bharadhwaj is currently Professor of Marketing. Prior to joining Great Lakes, he worked


at Department of Management Studies, IIT Madras and Nanyang Business School,
Singapore. His main research interests are in the areas of variety seeking behavior,
impulse buying behavior and the effect of other marketing variables and phenomena on
these behaviors. His secondary research interests are in search behavior and integrated
marketing communications. His work has appeared/is forthcoming in leading journals
like Journal of Business Research, Journal of Marketing Management and Advances in
Consumer Research. He teaches Marketing Research and Consumer Behavior.

S. Bharadhwaj holds a PhD in Marketing from the Robert Smith School of Business, University of Maryland,
College Park, USA. He has an MBA from BIM, Trichy and a BSc in Chemistry from Vivekananda College, Chennai.

Dr. S. K. Shanthi

S. K. Shanthi is currently the Chair Professor, Union Bank Center for Banking Excellence
at Great Lakes Institute of Management. She has a PhD in Economics from Institute for
Financial Management and Research (Univ. of Madras affiliation), Chennai. The title of
her PhD thesis was 'Economics of Public Debt: India's Experience from 1960-1990' She has
more than 20 years of teaching /Research experience in the areas of micro, macro and
managerial economics most of it at The Institute for Financial Management and Research
(IFMR), Chennai. She has written and published over 25 research reports and papers and
newspaper articles in the broad areas of public finance and applied Finance and Economics.

She has consulted extensively with the Government of Tamilnadu as a member of the 'Tamilnadu Growth
Initiative - 2006', for the Tamilnadu State Planning Commission on the review of the HDI for the State and for
the First State Finance Commission to recommend ways and means of revamping and augmenting the tax and
non-tax revenues of Urban Local Bodies in Tamilnadu. She has consulted for private sector including some major
corporates and the Confederation of Indian Industry, Southern Region.

Prof. Easwar Krishna Iyer

Easwar Krishna Iyer is currently the Director of the PGWPM program at Great Lakes
Institute of Management. An Associate Professor in Marketing he also is the Admissions
Director for the PGPM program. Was Associate Professor and Vice – Chair of the EMBA
program jointly run by Amrita School of Business and State University of New York at
Buffalo prior to joining Great Lakes. Extensive research background in technology area
with several international publications in journals like Electronics Letters, Microwave &
Optical Technology Letters and Applied Superconductivity. Courses currently handled are
Strategic Marketing, Strategic Outsourcing and Marketing Management.

Graduated in Engineering [B Tech ECE] from College of Engineering, Trivandrum. Post Graduation in technology
from IIT Kharagpur [M Tech MOCE]. Batch Topper and double gold medalist of PGPM from Great Lakes Institute
of Management (second batch).
Prof. Sudarshan

Sudarshan is ‘Distinguished Professor’ in “Operations Management” at Great Lakes. Prior


to this, he taught Operations Management, Project Management, Project Finance (&
Venture Capital), Cross-Cultural Management, Technology Management, Entrepreneurship /
Technopreneurship, Knowledge Management, etc. in several B-Schools India/abroad. He
has also been the founder-Director/Dean of 5 B-Schools & an Entrepreneurship Academy.
As a visiting professor at Nanyang Business School, Singapore, he introduced two new
subjects, ‘Technopreneurship & Venture Creation’ & ‘Environments, Opportunities &
Strategies for Business in Emerging Economies. He was also the FOUNDER-CMD, Intell SouthTech Ltd., B’lore.

Prof Sudarshan’s professional career of 40 years is focused on Entrepreneurship/Technopreneurship


development, having serviced over 2,500 young entrepreneurs, through technology development & transfer,
mentoring, incubating, angel investing & venture capital. He is an associate of ‘The Sandhill Entrepreneurs’, Palo
Alto. He pioneered the venture capital movement in India, setting up India’s 1st first Venture Capital Co. as
Founder-President of TDICI (later called ICICI Ventures).

Prof Sudarshan was Director, National Research Development Corporation for 14 years, Founder-Director of the
Biotech Consortium of India Ltd (BCIL) & member of the MKU Biologicals Ltd. Council.

Prof Sudarshan is a B.Tech in Chemical Technology from IIT Madras and a PGDM from IIM Ahmedabad.

Dr. T. N. Badri

Badri is Associate Professor in the area of Operations/Quantitative Techniques at Great


Lakes Institute of Management. Prior to this, he has been with T.
A. Pai Management Institute, teaching courses in Quantitative Techniques, Decision
Analysis, Operations Research, Statistics and Computer Simulation. He was also looking
after the Alumni affairs for two years at TAPMI.

During his tenure at Bangalore, he has been taking sessions and conducting workshops
to the executives of companies such as HP and Oracle on “Management of Service Operations” and “Statistical
Techniques for Managers”.

Previously, in the United States, he has been a Teaching Assistant for the Department of Mechanical and
Industrial Engineering and also for the Department of Mathematics at the University of Massachusetts, Amherst,
and at Clemson University, during the period 1989 to 2002.

He earned a Bachelor’s degree in Mathematics from St Stephen’s College, Delhi in 1987 and subsequently studied
at the Indian Institute of Technology, Powai. He completed his M.S. in Mathematical Sciences from Clemson
University, South Carolina, USA in 1992. His Ph.D in Industrial Engineering and Operations Research is from the
University of Massachusetts, Amherst, USA.

LECTURERS

Sitting (left to right) Dr. M.Muthuraj, Ms. Swetha Singh,


Mr. S.Balasubramanian.

Standing (left to right) Mr P.Sabari Ragavendran,


Mr R S Rajveer , Mr Suresh Nandakumar,
Mr Arun Tamizhvanan , Mr Joseph James.
Campus Facilities The journey so far
Great Lakes Institute of Management is a world class B-School having its LEED platinum rated “green campus” For an institution that just turned six, Great Lakes has made great strides in management education. What
situated at Manamai on the East coast Road. perhaps sets it apart from the others are its constituent members. Its Business Advisory Council and Academic
Advisory Council consists of luminaries -- truly the who’s who from the spheres of business and management
Spread over 27.5 acres, the lush green campus is a sight to behold. Off the ECR highway, in the picturesque education. Such exalted individuals provide the guiding light to young aspiring business leaders of tomorrow.
village of Manamai, it is the new breeding ground for global leaders. The institute has been built in the style of
the Gurukuls of yore, with an open Great Lakes is unlike other management institutions, in that it believes in the power of the individual. A carefully
courtyard structure. At the center drawn up course curriculum is then ignited with the passion to achieve -- which is what puts the students on a
towers a gleaming symbol of high flying career graph. Testimony to this is the fact that every student who has graduated out of the institution
tranquility. This open space is an ideal has found firm ground to grow into a global business leader of tomorrow.
place to sit back, unwind and watch
the world go by. Fountains of the four Great Lakes has all the components that powers it to the top-of-the-charts in management education. Apart from
corners of the campus enhance the a globally acknowledged faculty and a well thought through curriculum, it truly has excellence at its soul.
soothing experience. A steady breeze Testimony to this is the fact that it is tied up with some of the finest International institutions for exchange of
blows across every corner of the knowledge and skills.
campus providing refuge from the
sweltering Chennai heat.

The main hall-capable of seating 300


students (can be divided into two
classes of 150 when required) is
augmented by world-class high-end
equipment, and blended through an
unique Blackboard learning system,
that allows students to catch up
through recordings.

A recreation block, air conditioned


gym, open-air theatre, near 24 hr
canteen, hostel accommodation,
married students hostel(for limited students), a basketball court and volleyball court ensures adequate leisure
activities. The campus is fully residential with air-conditioned, fully furnished independent single rooms for
every student. Health-care, utility shop and ATM facilities complete the living experience on campus. There is a
24 hour in house ambulance facility to take care of any medical exigencies. Elaborate two and four wheeler
parking facilities exist for those students who want to bring and maintain their own conveyance while studying
here. TV rooms in each hostel block provide the Great Lakers with much needed respite from the tight academic
schedule. Catering and housekeeping are outsourced to companies of international repute. The Campus has got
round the clock hi tech security protection and once inside students (particularly lady students) are absolutely
safe and secure.

The Great Lakes Resource center and Library boasts of a comprehensive collection of international publications,
periodicals, business magazines, case papers and abstracts that any world-class institute would be proud to
showcase. Individual study cubicles facilitate deep learning, be it rigorous study during exams or working late
into the night to complete an assignment.

The entire campus is wi-fi enabled with high speed broadband connectivity.

The campus also boasts of a live trading room where students can get a close grasp of Markets and their
functioning.
Post Graduate Program Empirical Study
in Management (PGPM) The Great Lakes concept of “Business Ready Managers”, besides giving an overview of various subjects, also
provides students with an opportunity to acquire in-depth knowledge in a chosen area by doing an empirical
study under the guidance of a faculty member.
Great Lakes’ flagship full time Post Graduate Program in Management (PGPM) is uniquely designed to deliver
customer-centricity, meritocracy and corporate ethics in one year.
The empirical study provides a golden opportunity for students to practically understand the linkages between
the different aspects of management. Effective managers are not specialists in one specific domain; they should
It facilitates students’ understanding of the interaction between the various functional areas of a business also be good at seeing the interrelationships between various domains. Unlike a practical project in a course that
system, thereby appreciating the need for developing cross-functional perspectives in business. Great Lakes gives hands-on exposure in one small domain, the empirical study provides greater insights into how a chosen
works in close partnership with industry in shaping the curriculum. The curriculum is reviewed periodically to phenomenon of interest in one domain is related to other facets of managerial life.
keep it in sync with the needs of an ever-changing and evolving market place.
Joint work with faculty is an important form of education for students in higher-level academic institutions all
The Post Graduate Program in Management has been designed by the Academic Advisory Council, which over the world. And the most practical benefit of writing an empirical study article is that one learns how to
comprises the best in the world of managerial academia. This in turn has been streamlined with inputs from the actually persuade and convince others by culling out relevant information, gathering and analysing data, and
Institute’s illustrious Business Advisory Council, to keep it in sync with the needs of an ever changing market presenting the output to support one’s stand and attain one’s goals; for example, changing an institutional rule,
place. mobilising support for a new project, or getting valuable resources. The skill of persuading others is among the
best predictors of success in life.
The program is designed to make the students business-ready and capable of responding to complex business
requirements that arise in a changing global business environment. Throughout the course of study, emphasis is The expected outcome of the empirical study is a paper co-authored by the student with the faculty guide, to be
also placed on skill development, team-work, inclusivity principles and value-based management. The PGPM submitted to a referred journal or conference.
offered at Great Lakes Institute of Management is an accelerated program of one year duration divided into 7
terms. The following are the key components of the program:
Karma Yoga
 Foundation courses
 Functional area courses
 Specialization courses
At Great Lakes we believe in the philosophy of Karma Yoga, where actions are not driven by greed, but by the  Skill development courses
ideals of selfless duty. Every full-time student is required to do a Karma Yoga (selfless service) project as part of
the Post Graduate Program in Management. The objective is to help students realise their social responsibilities  Social Inclusiveness project
and inculcate noble values in them. Great Lakes incorporates ‘Project Karma Yoga’ as an integral part of its  Value-based management course
curriculum which aims at nurturing future managers with sharp business acumen alongside valuable qualities
The program commences in the first week of April 2011 and ends in the second week of April 2012.
like empathy, selflessness and giving back to society. The Karma Yoga project is a unique medium for students
to connect with ground realities and play their role in bringing about a positive change in society. Our vision is
to create a rewarding and sustainable relationship between academia and society through Karma Yoga.
Pedagogy
Making a difference is the ultimate standard by which we judge leaders. This project creates opportunities for The curriculum and pedagogy lay emphasis on the development of a student's skills and ability to apply
students to be leaders, to make a difference in the lives and situations of those who are less powerful and less management theories and concepts to real time problems in business. Teaching methods include lectures, case
well off -- economically and socially. To achieve this goal, students use management skills learned in the studies, group discussions, business games, role-plays, seminars and group work. The program integrates the use
classroom for the benefit and service of others. In other words, not only do students put into practice what they
of the latest technology available in imparting the various principles of management. People skills are the
have learned but, more importantly, they do so in the pursuit of moral value -- a combination which is rare in
business schools. foundation upon which management education rests and ironically can never be taught in the classroom. The
program gives students the opportunity to develop their interpersonal and leadership skills by working in groups
“Karma Yoga is the attaining through unselfish work of that freedom which is the goal of all human nature” and taking challenges head on.
(Swami Vivekananda, Complete Works, Vol.1, p.110). Concern for others and addressing their real needs form the
foundation of authentic leadership. Karma Yoga project provides an experiential learning of leadership. We have
adopted 30 villages near our campus for development. Karma Yoga is an initiative towards “Empowerment Specialisation offered
through Partnership” and is designed to have an enduring impact on many people who are associated with it.
Great Lakes aims at developing ‘Business Ready managers’. We have a unique specialisation model which is
Thus, Karma-Yoga results in: structured into ‘Horizontals’ and ‘Verticals’. The ‘Horizontals’ focus on functional specializations, while the
• Vivid and meaningful learning experiences that reinforce and transcend the classroom experiences. ‘Verticals’ focus on industry-specific specializations. This enables students to creatively leverage their
• Understanding responsibilities towards society and actually making a difference. knowledge and skill sets in the area of their interest. The course curriculum has been framed by some of the best
names in academia, who form our Academic Advisory Council.

Indicative List of Horizontals Indicative List of Verticals


 Analytical Finance and Accounting  Manufacturing Management

 Strategic Marketing and Research  Entrepreneurial Marketing, Management


& Family Business
 Strategy, OB and HR
 Management of Technology Fusion
 Operations and Technology.
 Banking and Financial Services.

MoU with
 Stuart Graduate School of Business, IIT Chicago, USA
 Yale University, USA
 Nanyang Technological University, Singapore
 Universiti Tun Abdul Razak, Malaysia
 Indian Institute of Technology Madras, India
 Bauer College of Business, University of Houston, USA
 Indira Gandhi Center for Atomic Research, India
Core Courses Banking, Financial Services and Insurance Industries. In addition to the Chair Professor and the team, the Center
will have a panel of eminent people like Dr. Y. V. Reddy (Former Governor, Reserve bank of India). Mr. N. Vaghul
(Former Chairmen ICICI), Dr S Narayanan IAS (former Economic Advisor, PMO), Mr Deepak Parekh (Chairman
Term 1 HDFC & IDFC) Dr Omkar Goswamy, Dr Shyam Sunder (Yale University), Dr Raghuram Rajan (University of
Chicago), etc., in the form of an Advisory Council, which will play guiding, coaching and mentoring roles in the
endeavors of the Center.
COURSE Intelligently Interacting with Others

Financial Accounting
T.S. SRINIVASAN CHAIR PROFESSORSHIP ON ENTREPRENEURSHIP
CURRICULUM Statistical Methods for Decision Making

Micro Economics
TVS Capital Funds Limited created a Chair Professor of Entrepreneurship named “T.S. Srinivasan
Chair Professorship of Entrepreneurship” at Great Lakes for conducting research in entrepreneurship, which will
help both -- entrepreneurs and industry.
Marketing Management

Business Communication
The Corpus will be used to establish and support the T.S. Srinivasan Chair Professorship on Entrepreneurship
(“Chair Professor”) with Great Lakes, to play a catalytic role through focused research, teaching, training,
Electives consulting, evangelizing and other suitable ways to foster and enrich entrepreneurship in India.
Research will primarily be to study the nature of entrepreneurial businesses – their drivers and critical success
factors -- to evolve new/improved business and management models for such entrepreneurial businesses, create
Finance Marketing
and study management processes and systems for entrepreneurial businesses to succeed in the global business
environment, conduct study on leadership and human resources management styles and practices required by
Distribution and Sales Management entrepreneurs to succeed, study/explore critical trends, challenges, and opportunities for entrepreneurial
Capital Markets
Business Analytics businesses today and in the future.
Options and Futures
Customer Relationship Management
Investment Banking
Integrated Marketing Communications The results of the research work will be converted into appropriate teaching, training and consulting materials.
Security Analysis & Portfolio Management In addition, Great Lakes will endeavour to make “Entrepreneurship” a core course, and to offer “Family Managed
Strategic Outsourcing Businesses (FMB)” and “Raising Capital for Small and Medium Businesses” as elective courses in PGPM.
Project Financing
Services Management
Strategic Decision Making
Brand Management
Strategic Cost and Profitability Management
Consumer Focused Product Marketing
Mergers and Acquisition
International Marketing
Management of Banking
Strategic Marketing
FSAV I (Financial Statement Analysis and Valuation)
Business-to-Business Marketing
Global Financial Strategy
Pricing Strategies
Experimental Economics (1/2) course
Retail Management
Behavioral Finance (1/2) course
New Product Development
Equity Valuation and Related Issues
Media Skills
Financial Derivatives Engineering
FMCG Marketing
FSAV II (Financial Statement Analysis and Valuation)
Consumer Behaviour
Advance Risk Management
e-Marketing
Alternative Investments (½ course)
Technology Marketing
Credit Analysis
Rural Marketing
Financial Modeling
Advanced Marketing Research
Fixed Income Analysis
Global Financial Markets
Carbon Finance (1/2 course)
International Trade Environment (1/2 Course)
Centres of
Excellence Term 2 Term 3 Plus

Managerial Accounting Strategic Management Mandarin


Great Lakes, in collaboration with Industry, has set up Centers of Excellence in focus areas, to improve practices Financial Management Quantitative Methods Empirical Study
to meet the real life needs in those areas, impart training, network and bring in International experts to provide
state-of-the-art knowledge and cutting-edge thinking. Macro Economics Organizational Behavior Karma Yoga

The Centers of Excellence will specifically be involved in academic research, industry oriented dissemination of HRM Market Research
learning and act as an advisory body to the government and society at large. Such activities will lead to a focused
Investment Analysis Operations Management
research on formulation of strategies that can help, enable and further strengthen the success and growth of
companies in specific areas like marketing, infrastructure, and entrepreneurship, to help Indian industry stand IT for Managers Management Information Systems
out as leaders and scale up in the global arena as successful enterprises.
Negotiations
The five centers of excellence set up at Great Lakes are:

YALE-GREAT LAKES CENTER FOR MANAGEMENT RESEARCH


IT / Operations Strategy / Leadership
The Yale – Great Lakes Center for Management Research aims to promote, facilitate and advance India-centric
management related research. The Center, along with the Yale – Great Lakes Committee, conducts an annual Logistics & SCM Compensation Management & Reward Process
International Conference – a platform for illustrious scholars from leading institutions in India and abroad to
present their work on the latest areas of research in management. The Center also comes out with its publication Project Management Leadership, Influence and Power
“Great Lakes Herald” a half-yearly journal of research articles. Strategic Operations Planning Neuro-linguistic Programming
Total Quality Management Orchestration for Success
KOTLER-SRINIVASAN CENTER FOR EXCELLENCE IN MARKETING Information Security and Risk management Strategic Sourcing & Corporate Quality
Great Lakes aims to be the preferred B-school for Marketing in India. Thus, during the visit of the marketing
Supply Chain Modelling and Analysis International Entrepreneurship
legend - Dr. Philip Kotler - and Prof. Srinivasan of Stanford (an authority on Conjoint Analysis) to Great Lakes in
2008, the “Kotler-Srinivasan Center for Excellence in Marketing” was set up to enhance marketing based research Enterprise Resources Planning Learning and Development
in India. The Center aims to: Demand Planning and Supply Chain Forecasting Strategy Execution
• Undertake original academic research and investigative enquiry.
Lean Manufacturing & Process Management Performance Management
• Provide business intelligence and advanced analytics consulting solutions to companies.
IT in Banking Employer Branding
• Conduct training and intensive acclimatization in the areas of business intelligence and analytics
for marketing management. Business Intelligence Strategic Innovation
Technology Management Change Management
MARG CENTER FOR EXCELLENCE IN INFRASTRUCTURE Statistics and Computer Simulation Economics of Strategy
A Centre for Excellence in Infrastructure was created by Marg Constructions Limited, namely “Marg Centre for Service Operations Management Sociology for HRD
Excellence in Infrastructure “at Great Lakes Institute of Management.
Decision Support System International Trade & Business
The role and activities that would be conducted by the Marg Centre for Excellence in Infrastructure would be:
e-Commerce Upanishads and Transformational Leadership
a) Academic Research
Managing the Family Business
b) Industry Oriented Dissemination of Learning
Business & Society
c) Advisory to the Government and Society
Doing Business in the Middle Kingdom

UNION BANK-GREAT LAKES CENTER FOR BANKING EXCELLENCE International Business Strategy

UNION BANK-GREAT LAKES CENTER FOR BANKING EXCELLENCE and a Faculty Chair as part of this, was Legal Environment in Business
created at Great Lakes by the Union Bank of India, where a corpus would be created and the activities of these Managerial Counselling
initiatives would be supported from the proceeds thereof.
Motivation Theory and EQ
The Center headed by a full-time Professor, who will lead the Research and Learning programs initiatives in the
Centres of
Excellence Term 2 Term 3 Plus

Managerial Accounting Strategic Management Mandarin


Great Lakes, in collaboration with Industry, has set up Centers of Excellence in focus areas, to improve practices Financial Management Quantitative Methods Empirical Study
to meet the real life needs in those areas, impart training, network and bring in International experts to provide
state-of-the-art knowledge and cutting-edge thinking. Macro Economics Organizational Behavior Karma Yoga

The Centers of Excellence will specifically be involved in academic research, industry oriented dissemination of HRM Market Research
learning and act as an advisory body to the government and society at large. Such activities will lead to a focused
Investment Analysis Operations Management
research on formulation of strategies that can help, enable and further strengthen the success and growth of
companies in specific areas like marketing, infrastructure, and entrepreneurship, to help Indian industry stand IT for Managers Management Information Systems
out as leaders and scale up in the global arena as successful enterprises.
Negotiations
The five centers of excellence set up at Great Lakes are:

YALE-GREAT LAKES CENTER FOR MANAGEMENT RESEARCH


IT / Operations Strategy / Leadership
The Yale – Great Lakes Center for Management Research aims to promote, facilitate and advance India-centric
management related research. The Center, along with the Yale – Great Lakes Committee, conducts an annual Logistics & SCM Compensation Management & Reward Process
International Conference – a platform for illustrious scholars from leading institutions in India and abroad to
present their work on the latest areas of research in management. The Center also comes out with its publication Project Management Leadership, Influence and Power
“Great Lakes Herald” a half-yearly journal of research articles. Strategic Operations Planning Neuro-linguistic Programming
Total Quality Management Orchestration for Success
KOTLER-SRINIVASAN CENTER FOR EXCELLENCE IN MARKETING Information Security and Risk management Strategic Sourcing & Corporate Quality
Great Lakes aims to be the preferred B-school for Marketing in India. Thus, during the visit of the marketing
Supply Chain Modelling and Analysis International Entrepreneurship
legend - Dr. Philip Kotler - and Prof. Srinivasan of Stanford (an authority on Conjoint Analysis) to Great Lakes in
2008, the “Kotler-Srinivasan Center for Excellence in Marketing” was set up to enhance marketing based research Enterprise Resources Planning Learning and Development
in India. The Center aims to: Demand Planning and Supply Chain Forecasting Strategy Execution
• Undertake original academic research and investigative enquiry.
Lean Manufacturing & Process Management Performance Management
• Provide business intelligence and advanced analytics consulting solutions to companies.
IT in Banking Employer Branding
• Conduct training and intensive acclimatization in the areas of business intelligence and analytics
for marketing management. Business Intelligence Strategic Innovation
Technology Management Change Management
MARG CENTER FOR EXCELLENCE IN INFRASTRUCTURE Statistics and Computer Simulation Economics of Strategy
A Centre for Excellence in Infrastructure was created by Marg Constructions Limited, namely “Marg Centre for Service Operations Management Sociology for HRD
Excellence in Infrastructure “at Great Lakes Institute of Management.
Decision Support System International Trade & Business
The role and activities that would be conducted by the Marg Centre for Excellence in Infrastructure would be:
e-Commerce Upanishads and Transformational Leadership
a) Academic Research
Managing the Family Business
b) Industry Oriented Dissemination of Learning
Business & Society
c) Advisory to the Government and Society
Doing Business in the Middle Kingdom

UNION BANK-GREAT LAKES CENTER FOR BANKING EXCELLENCE International Business Strategy

UNION BANK-GREAT LAKES CENTER FOR BANKING EXCELLENCE and a Faculty Chair as part of this, was Legal Environment in Business
created at Great Lakes by the Union Bank of India, where a corpus would be created and the activities of these Managerial Counselling
initiatives would be supported from the proceeds thereof.
Motivation Theory and EQ
The Center headed by a full-time Professor, who will lead the Research and Learning programs initiatives in the
Core Courses Banking, Financial Services and Insurance Industries. In addition to the Chair Professor and the team, the Center
will have a panel of eminent people like Dr. Y. V. Reddy (Former Governor, Reserve bank of India). Mr. N. Vaghul
(Former Chairmen ICICI), Dr S Narayanan IAS (former Economic Advisor, PMO), Mr Deepak Parekh (Chairman
Term 1 HDFC & IDFC) Dr Omkar Goswamy, Dr Shyam Sunder (Yale University), Dr Raghuram Rajan (University of
Chicago), etc., in the form of an Advisory Council, which will play guiding, coaching and mentoring roles in the
endeavors of the Center.
COURSE Intelligently Interacting with Others

Financial Accounting
T.S. SRINIVASAN CHAIR PROFESSORSHIP ON ENTREPRENEURSHIP
CURRICULUM Statistical Methods for Decision Making

Micro Economics
TVS Capital Funds Limited created a Chair Professor of Entrepreneurship named “T.S. Srinivasan
Chair Professorship of Entrepreneurship” at Great Lakes for conducting research in entrepreneurship, which will
help both -- entrepreneurs and industry.
Marketing Management

Business Communication
The Corpus will be used to establish and support the T.S. Srinivasan Chair Professorship on Entrepreneurship
(“Chair Professor”) with Great Lakes, to play a catalytic role through focused research, teaching, training,
Electives consulting, evangelizing and other suitable ways to foster and enrich entrepreneurship in India.
Research will primarily be to study the nature of entrepreneurial businesses – their drivers and critical success
factors -- to evolve new/improved business and management models for such entrepreneurial businesses, create
Finance Marketing
and study management processes and systems for entrepreneurial businesses to succeed in the global business
environment, conduct study on leadership and human resources management styles and practices required by
Distribution and Sales Management entrepreneurs to succeed, study/explore critical trends, challenges, and opportunities for entrepreneurial
Capital Markets
Business Analytics businesses today and in the future.
Options and Futures
Customer Relationship Management
Investment Banking
Integrated Marketing Communications The results of the research work will be converted into appropriate teaching, training and consulting materials.
Security Analysis & Portfolio Management In addition, Great Lakes will endeavour to make “Entrepreneurship” a core course, and to offer “Family Managed
Strategic Outsourcing Businesses (FMB)” and “Raising Capital for Small and Medium Businesses” as elective courses in PGPM.
Project Financing
Services Management
Strategic Decision Making
Brand Management
Strategic Cost and Profitability Management
Consumer Focused Product Marketing
Mergers and Acquisition
International Marketing
Management of Banking
Strategic Marketing
FSAV I (Financial Statement Analysis and Valuation)
Business-to-Business Marketing
Global Financial Strategy
Pricing Strategies
Experimental Economics (1/2) course
Retail Management
Behavioral Finance (1/2) course
New Product Development
Equity Valuation and Related Issues
Media Skills
Financial Derivatives Engineering
FMCG Marketing
FSAV II (Financial Statement Analysis and Valuation)
Consumer Behaviour
Advance Risk Management
e-Marketing
Alternative Investments (½ course)
Technology Marketing
Credit Analysis
Rural Marketing
Financial Modeling
Advanced Marketing Research
Fixed Income Analysis
Global Financial Markets
Carbon Finance (1/2 course)
International Trade Environment (1/2 Course)
Karma Yoga
 Foundation courses
 Functional area courses
 Specialization courses
At Great Lakes we believe in the philosophy of Karma Yoga, where actions are not driven by greed, but by the  Skill development courses
ideals of selfless duty. Every full-time student is required to do a Karma Yoga (selfless service) project as part of
the Post Graduate Program in Management. The objective is to help students realise their social responsibilities  Social Inclusiveness project
and inculcate noble values in them. Great Lakes incorporates ‘Project Karma Yoga’ as an integral part of its  Value-based management course
curriculum which aims at nurturing future managers with sharp business acumen alongside valuable qualities
The program commences in the first week of April 2011 and ends in the second week of April 2012.
like empathy, selflessness and giving back to society. The Karma Yoga project is a unique medium for students
to connect with ground realities and play their role in bringing about a positive change in society. Our vision is
to create a rewarding and sustainable relationship between academia and society through Karma Yoga.
Pedagogy
Making a difference is the ultimate standard by which we judge leaders. This project creates opportunities for The curriculum and pedagogy lay emphasis on the development of a student's skills and ability to apply
students to be leaders, to make a difference in the lives and situations of those who are less powerful and less management theories and concepts to real time problems in business. Teaching methods include lectures, case
well off -- economically and socially. To achieve this goal, students use management skills learned in the studies, group discussions, business games, role-plays, seminars and group work. The program integrates the use
classroom for the benefit and service of others. In other words, not only do students put into practice what they
of the latest technology available in imparting the various principles of management. People skills are the
have learned but, more importantly, they do so in the pursuit of moral value -- a combination which is rare in
business schools. foundation upon which management education rests and ironically can never be taught in the classroom. The
program gives students the opportunity to develop their interpersonal and leadership skills by working in groups
“Karma Yoga is the attaining through unselfish work of that freedom which is the goal of all human nature” and taking challenges head on.
(Swami Vivekananda, Complete Works, Vol.1, p.110). Concern for others and addressing their real needs form the
foundation of authentic leadership. Karma Yoga project provides an experiential learning of leadership. We have
adopted 30 villages near our campus for development. Karma Yoga is an initiative towards “Empowerment Specialisation offered
through Partnership” and is designed to have an enduring impact on many people who are associated with it.
Great Lakes aims at developing ‘Business Ready managers’. We have a unique specialisation model which is
Thus, Karma-Yoga results in: structured into ‘Horizontals’ and ‘Verticals’. The ‘Horizontals’ focus on functional specializations, while the
• Vivid and meaningful learning experiences that reinforce and transcend the classroom experiences. ‘Verticals’ focus on industry-specific specializations. This enables students to creatively leverage their
• Understanding responsibilities towards society and actually making a difference. knowledge and skill sets in the area of their interest. The course curriculum has been framed by some of the best
names in academia, who form our Academic Advisory Council.

Indicative List of Horizontals Indicative List of Verticals


 Analytical Finance and Accounting  Manufacturing Management

 Strategic Marketing and Research  Entrepreneurial Marketing, Management


& Family Business
 Strategy, OB and HR
 Management of Technology Fusion
 Operations and Technology.
 Banking and Financial Services.

MoU with
 Stuart Graduate School of Business, IIT Chicago, USA
 Yale University, USA
 Nanyang Technological University, Singapore
 Universiti Tun Abdul Razak, Malaysia
 Indian Institute of Technology Madras, India
 Bauer College of Business, University of Houston, USA
 Indira Gandhi Center for Atomic Research, India
Post Graduate Program Empirical Study
in Management (PGPM) The Great Lakes concept of “Business Ready Managers”, besides giving an overview of various subjects, also
provides students with an opportunity to acquire in-depth knowledge in a chosen area by doing an empirical
study under the guidance of a faculty member.
Great Lakes’ flagship full time Post Graduate Program in Management (PGPM) is uniquely designed to deliver
customer-centricity, meritocracy and corporate ethics in one year.
The empirical study provides a golden opportunity for students to practically understand the linkages between
the different aspects of management. Effective managers are not specialists in one specific domain; they should
It facilitates students’ understanding of the interaction between the various functional areas of a business also be good at seeing the interrelationships between various domains. Unlike a practical project in a course that
system, thereby appreciating the need for developing cross-functional perspectives in business. Great Lakes gives hands-on exposure in one small domain, the empirical study provides greater insights into how a chosen
works in close partnership with industry in shaping the curriculum. The curriculum is reviewed periodically to phenomenon of interest in one domain is related to other facets of managerial life.
keep it in sync with the needs of an ever-changing and evolving market place.
Joint work with faculty is an important form of education for students in higher-level academic institutions all
The Post Graduate Program in Management has been designed by the Academic Advisory Council, which over the world. And the most practical benefit of writing an empirical study article is that one learns how to
comprises the best in the world of managerial academia. This in turn has been streamlined with inputs from the actually persuade and convince others by culling out relevant information, gathering and analysing data, and
Institute’s illustrious Business Advisory Council, to keep it in sync with the needs of an ever changing market presenting the output to support one’s stand and attain one’s goals; for example, changing an institutional rule,
place. mobilising support for a new project, or getting valuable resources. The skill of persuading others is among the
best predictors of success in life.
The program is designed to make the students business-ready and capable of responding to complex business
requirements that arise in a changing global business environment. Throughout the course of study, emphasis is The expected outcome of the empirical study is a paper co-authored by the student with the faculty guide, to be
also placed on skill development, team-work, inclusivity principles and value-based management. The PGPM submitted to a referred journal or conference.
offered at Great Lakes Institute of Management is an accelerated program of one year duration divided into 7
terms. The following are the key components of the program:
Campus Facilities The journey so far
Great Lakes Institute of Management is a world class B-School having its LEED platinum rated “green campus” For an institution that just turned six, Great Lakes has made great strides in management education. What
situated at Manamai on the East coast Road. perhaps sets it apart from the others are its constituent members. Its Business Advisory Council and Academic
Advisory Council consists of luminaries -- truly the who’s who from the spheres of business and management
Spread over 27.5 acres, the lush green campus is a sight to behold. Off the ECR highway, in the picturesque education. Such exalted individuals provide the guiding light to young aspiring business leaders of tomorrow.
village of Manamai, it is the new breeding ground for global leaders. The institute has been built in the style of
the Gurukuls of yore, with an open Great Lakes is unlike other management institutions, in that it believes in the power of the individual. A carefully
courtyard structure. At the center drawn up course curriculum is then ignited with the passion to achieve -- which is what puts the students on a
towers a gleaming symbol of high flying career graph. Testimony to this is the fact that every student who has graduated out of the institution
tranquility. This open space is an ideal has found firm ground to grow into a global business leader of tomorrow.
place to sit back, unwind and watch
the world go by. Fountains of the four Great Lakes has all the components that powers it to the top-of-the-charts in management education. Apart from
corners of the campus enhance the a globally acknowledged faculty and a well thought through curriculum, it truly has excellence at its soul.
soothing experience. A steady breeze Testimony to this is the fact that it is tied up with some of the finest International institutions for exchange of
blows across every corner of the knowledge and skills.
campus providing refuge from the
sweltering Chennai heat.

The main hall-capable of seating 300


students (can be divided into two
classes of 150 when required) is
augmented by world-class high-end
equipment, and blended through an
unique Blackboard learning system,
that allows students to catch up
through recordings.

A recreation block, air conditioned


gym, open-air theatre, near 24 hr
canteen, hostel accommodation,
married students hostel(for limited students), a basketball court and volleyball court ensures adequate leisure
activities. The campus is fully residential with air-conditioned, fully furnished independent single rooms for
every student. Health-care, utility shop and ATM facilities complete the living experience on campus. There is a
24 hour in house ambulance facility to take care of any medical exigencies. Elaborate two and four wheeler
parking facilities exist for those students who want to bring and maintain their own conveyance while studying
here. TV rooms in each hostel block provide the Great Lakers with much needed respite from the tight academic
schedule. Catering and housekeeping are outsourced to companies of international repute. The Campus has got
round the clock hi tech security protection and once inside students (particularly lady students) are absolutely
safe and secure.

The Great Lakes Resource center and Library boasts of a comprehensive collection of international publications,
periodicals, business magazines, case papers and abstracts that any world-class institute would be proud to
showcase. Individual study cubicles facilitate deep learning, be it rigorous study during exams or working late
into the night to complete an assignment.

The entire campus is wi-fi enabled with high speed broadband connectivity.

The campus also boasts of a live trading room where students can get a close grasp of Markets and their
functioning.
Prof. Sudarshan

Sudarshan is ‘Distinguished Professor’ in “Operations Management” at Great Lakes. Prior


to this, he taught Operations Management, Project Management, Project Finance (&
Venture Capital), Cross-Cultural Management, Technology Management, Entrepreneurship /
Technopreneurship, Knowledge Management, etc. in several B-Schools India/abroad. He
has also been the founder-Director/Dean of 5 B-Schools & an Entrepreneurship Academy.
As a visiting professor at Nanyang Business School, Singapore, he introduced two new
subjects, ‘Technopreneurship & Venture Creation’ & ‘Environments, Opportunities &
Strategies for Business in Emerging Economies. He was also the FOUNDER-CMD, Intell SouthTech Ltd., B’lore.

Prof Sudarshan’s professional career of 40 years is focused on Entrepreneurship/Technopreneurship


development, having serviced over 2,500 young entrepreneurs, through technology development & transfer,
mentoring, incubating, angel investing & venture capital. He is an associate of ‘The Sandhill Entrepreneurs’, Palo
Alto. He pioneered the venture capital movement in India, setting up India’s 1st first Venture Capital Co. as
Founder-President of TDICI (later called ICICI Ventures).

Prof Sudarshan was Director, National Research Development Corporation for 14 years, Founder-Director of the
Biotech Consortium of India Ltd (BCIL) & member of the MKU Biologicals Ltd. Council.

Prof Sudarshan is a B.Tech in Chemical Technology from IIT Madras and a PGDM from IIM Ahmedabad.

Dr. T. N. Badri

Badri is Associate Professor in the area of Operations/Quantitative Techniques at Great


Lakes Institute of Management. Prior to this, he has been with T.
A. Pai Management Institute, teaching courses in Quantitative Techniques, Decision
Analysis, Operations Research, Statistics and Computer Simulation. He was also looking
after the Alumni affairs for two years at TAPMI.

During his tenure at Bangalore, he has been taking sessions and conducting workshops
to the executives of companies such as HP and Oracle on “Management of Service Operations” and “Statistical
Techniques for Managers”.

Previously, in the United States, he has been a Teaching Assistant for the Department of Mechanical and
Industrial Engineering and also for the Department of Mathematics at the University of Massachusetts, Amherst,
and at Clemson University, during the period 1989 to 2002.

He earned a Bachelor’s degree in Mathematics from St Stephen’s College, Delhi in 1987 and subsequently studied
at the Indian Institute of Technology, Powai. He completed his M.S. in Mathematical Sciences from Clemson
University, South Carolina, USA in 1992. His Ph.D in Industrial Engineering and Operations Research is from the
University of Massachusetts, Amherst, USA.

LECTURERS

Sitting (left to right) Dr. M.Muthuraj, Ms. Swetha Singh,


Mr. S.Balasubramanian.

Standing (left to right) Mr P.Sabari Ragavendran,


Mr R S Rajveer , Mr Suresh Nandakumar,
Mr Arun Tamizhvanan , Mr Joseph James.
LIFE AT GREAT LAKES Dr. S. Bharadhwaj

S. Bharadhwaj is currently Professor of Marketing. Prior to joining Great Lakes, he worked


at Department of Management Studies, IIT Madras and Nanyang Business School,
Singapore. His main research interests are in the areas of variety seeking behavior,
impulse buying behavior and the effect of other marketing variables and phenomena on
these behaviors. His secondary research interests are in search behavior and integrated
marketing communications. His work has appeared/is forthcoming in leading journals
like Journal of Business Research, Journal of Marketing Management and Advances in
Consumer Research. He teaches Marketing Research and Consumer Behavior.

S. Bharadhwaj holds a PhD in Marketing from the Robert Smith School of Business, University of Maryland,
College Park, USA. He has an MBA from BIM, Trichy and a BSc in Chemistry from Vivekananda College, Chennai.

Dr. S. K. Shanthi

S. K. Shanthi is currently the Chair Professor, Union Bank Center for Banking Excellence
at Great Lakes Institute of Management. She has a PhD in Economics from Institute for
Financial Management and Research (Univ. of Madras affiliation), Chennai. The title of
her PhD thesis was 'Economics of Public Debt: India's Experience from 1960-1990' She has
more than 20 years of teaching /Research experience in the areas of micro, macro and
managerial economics most of it at The Institute for Financial Management and Research
(IFMR), Chennai. She has written and published over 25 research reports and papers and
newspaper articles in the broad areas of public finance and applied Finance and Economics.

She has consulted extensively with the Government of Tamilnadu as a member of the 'Tamilnadu Growth
Initiative - 2006', for the Tamilnadu State Planning Commission on the review of the HDI for the State and for
the First State Finance Commission to recommend ways and means of revamping and augmenting the tax and
non-tax revenues of Urban Local Bodies in Tamilnadu. She has consulted for private sector including some major
corporates and the Confederation of Indian Industry, Southern Region.

Prof. Easwar Krishna Iyer

Easwar Krishna Iyer is currently the Director of the PGWPM program at Great Lakes
Institute of Management. An Associate Professor in Marketing he also is the Admissions
Director for the PGPM program. Was Associate Professor and Vice – Chair of the EMBA
program jointly run by Amrita School of Business and State University of New York at
Buffalo prior to joining Great Lakes. Extensive research background in technology area
with several international publications in journals like Electronics Letters, Microwave &
Optical Technology Letters and Applied Superconductivity. Courses currently handled are
Strategic Marketing, Strategic Outsourcing and Marketing Management.

Graduated in Engineering [B Tech ECE] from College of Engineering, Trivandrum. Post Graduation in technology
from IIT Kharagpur [M Tech MOCE]. Batch Topper and double gold medalist of PGPM from Great Lakes Institute
of Management (second batch).
Dr. M. J. Xavier

M. J. Xavier obtained his Doctorate in Management from the Indian Institute of


Management, Calcutta in the year 1984. He has been a teacher, trainer and consultant for
over 25 years. He has authored three books and published more than 100 articles in
Journals and Magazines in India and abroad. His book `Marketing in the New Millennium’
won the DMA-Escorts Award for the best Management Book of the Year 1999. He has
taught in premier Institutions like IIM Bangalore, XLRI Jamshedpur and IFMR Chennai.
He has served as Visiting Faculty to a number of business schools in India and abroad
including The University of Buckingham, U.K., Post Graduate Institute of Management, Sri Lanka, American
university of Armenia in Armenia, The Texas Christian University, U.S.A. and California Polytechnic State
University, U.S.A. He is currently the K. B. Chandrashekar distinguished professor of Marketing and the Director
of the Kotler Srinivasan Center for Marketing Research with Great Lakes Institute of Management, Chennai. His
research interests include CRM, market analytics, marketing research and strategic marketing. Dr.M.J Xavier is
the Program Director of PGPM.

Prof. T. N. Swaminathan

32 years in Industry, with companies like HLL, WIPRO, Shaw Wallace, Dynavision,
Geoffrey Manners, Dabur and Tate & Lyle North, America. Experience is a blend of
in-depth urban, rural and International marketing, selling and distribution, turn around
and heading SBUs. A Microbiologist turned MBA (IIM-Calcutta) with a cross functional
experience arising out of a strong – R & D, Systems, Sales & Marketing and a Strategic
thinking background in MNCs & Indian organizations of repute.

Prior to moving in to Chennai in 2004, he was the CEO (Vice President & Business Head)
of Tate & Lyle North America’s JV In India before moving on to the last assignment of International B2B
Marketing with Tate & Lyle North America looking after Africa, Middle East, South & SE Asia & part of Far East,
servicing major global customers like Coke, Pepsi, Kraft, Nestle, P&G, Unilever, Cadbury etc. KEEPING FIT
Swaminathan has been teaching since 1992 - Marketing, Sales & Strategic Management courses & MDPs as
Visiting / Guest Faculty at IIMC, IIMB, KC Institute of Mgmt.- Mumbai, IMT- Ghaziabad, IMI- Delhi, Fore school
Delhi, IIPM – Chennai, BIM Trichy, ITM – Chennai etc. He was Head, External Relations & Adjunct Professor at
IFMR-Chennai before moving to Great Lakes as Director - External Relations & Professor of Marketing.

Prof. T. N. Seshan I A S

Tirunellai Narayana Iyer Seshan was the former Chief Election Commissioner of India,
serving from December 12, 1990 to December 11, 1996. Seshan graduated from the
prestigious Madras Christian College where he also served as lecturer. An officer of the
Indian Administrative Service, he held the posts of Director - Ministry of Atomic Energy,
Joint Secretary - Ministry of Space; Secretary - Department of Agriculture, Government
of Tamil Nadu, Member (Personnel) - Oil & Natural Gas Commission, Additional Secretary
- Ministry of Space, Secretary to the Government of India, Ministry of Defense, and
Secretary, Internal Security.

Seshan went on to occupy the post of Cabinet Secretary - the senior most position in the Indian Civil Service
hierarchy, and member, Planning Commission of India, before being appointed the Chief Election Commissioner.
As the Chief Election Commissioner of India he made history by introducing innovative electoral reforms and
making the Election Commission a powerful body. His name became synonymous with transparency, efficiency
and progressive vision. He won the prestigious Magsaysay Award for Government Service in 1996. After his
retirement from the services he founded the Deshbhakt Trust, an NGO forum for likeminded citizens concerned
with social reforms in India.
Prof. S. Sriram

S. Sriram is Executive Director of Great Lakes Institute of Management since its inception
(2004). Prior to Great Lakes, has spent a decade and half in SP Jain Institute for

LIFE AT GREAT LAKES


Management as Chairperson, Executive MBA and Professor of Strategy. Prof. Sriram
started his career as a Senior Consultant with M/s Srikant Consultants Pvt. Ltd. in
Mumbai. He teaches Business Policy & Strategy, Management Control Systems, Strategic
Cost Management, Strategic Implementation, Strategic Management and Economies of
Strategy. Has done extensive amount of consulting for Companies in India and abroad
over the past 20 years in the areas of Strategy, Structure and Systems for leading
corporates such as Mafatlals, Bajaj Group, IDBI, Marico, Jyoti Structures, Herdillia Chemicals, Bhor Industries,
STP among others. He has done research on “The international competitiveness of the Indian industry”
[sponsored by ASSOCHAM] and “Intellectual Property Rights and its impact on Pharmaceutical Industry”
[study commissioned by Organization of Pharmaceutical Producers of India].

Prof. Sriram did his Masters in Marketing Management from NMIMS, Mumbai and his Bachelor of Arts in
Economics from Madras University.

Dr. Venkat R. Krishnan

Professor (Organizational Behavior) and Director (Yale-Great Lakes Center for


Management Research) at Great Lakes Institute of Management since 2006. Before
joining Great Lakes, he was Professor (Organizational Behavior) at XLRI Jamshedpur. He
has also taught at Temple University, Philadelphia, and has been a manager in State Bank
of India. Does research on transformational leadership, value systems of individuals in
organizations, and Indian philosophy. Teaches core courses in organizational behavior,
and elective courses on “Leadership, Influence, and Power,” and “Upanishads and
Transformational Leadership.” Conducts workshops (in-company MDPs) on
"Transformational Leadership," "Influencing Skills," and "Leadership Excellence through Upanishads."

He is the editor of Great Lakes Herald and member of editorial advisory board of “Leadership & Organization
Development Journal,” “Journal of Human Values,” and “Electronic Journal of Business Ethics and Organization
Studies.”

He holds a PhD in Business Administration from Temple University, Philadelphia. Prior to that, he did his Masters
in Business Administration from Indian Institute of Management, Bangalore; Master of Arts in Philosophy form
Sri Venkateshwara University, Tirupati and B Sc. in Mathematics from Vivekananda College, Chennai.

Prof. R. S. Veeravalli

R. S. Veeravalli is currently the Director – Executive Education, responsible for the Post
Graduate Executive Program in Management (PGXPM), the Co-Director for the
forthcoming Global Energy Executive MBA program (GEMBA) of the Bauer College of
Business of the University of Houston, USA. He is also responsible for the design and
delivery of all the Executive and Leadership Development Programs, consulting and
research assignments to Corporate.

He is an Associate Professor, and teaches “Negotiations & Bargaining” and


“Entrepreneurship”. He also heads the Center for Innovation and Entrepreneurship (CIE) at Great Lakes. Prior to
joining Great Lakes, he has spent about 25 years in Corporate in Senior & Top management positions – in
Shipping, FMCG & Healthcare businesses and management consulting. He has worked with the Godrej group
for more than half his career in Sales, Distribution, Product Supply, Quality and HR functions in senior
management. He has taught Quality Management as a co-faculty in the IIT Bombay School of Management.

He has a Masters in Sociology, and has done an accelerated Senior Management program (six months duration)
with Cornell University, USA. He has been trained in JUSE Japan in TQM, a Certified Assessor of the CII-EXIM
BANK BUSINESS EXCELLENCE AWARD model and done the Entrepreneurship Educators’ Certificate program
from Stanford University. He is registered for PhD in Management.
Faculty Profile LIFE
Dr. Bala V. Balachandran
BEYOND
Bala Balachandran began his teaching career in 1960 while a graduate student at
Annamalai University, India. In 1967 he moved to the University of Dayton and in 1971, to CLASSROOMS
Carnegie-Mellon University, Pittsburgh, where he taught management courses while
working on his doctorate. In 1973 he joined the Kellogg Graduate School of Management
faculty. From 1979-83 he chaired the Department of Accounting and Information
Systems; in 1984 he was appointed Distinguished Professor of Accounting and
Information Systems and Decision Sciences. He was also Director of the Accounting
Research Center until 2006. Professor Balachandran's research deals with performance evaluation, cost
management, audit planning, allocation models, and forecasting. His recent work includes auditors' legal
liability and game theoretic cost allocation models with transfer pricing. His work has earned numerous
scholastic honors, awards, and fellowships, and he serves as a consultant to senior management in industry, as
well as to the U.S. Air Force, in the areas of accounting, forecasting, and strategic decision support systems.
Prof. Bala has been actively involved in setting up Management Institutes in India and was part of the team that
recruited the first set of faculty members for IIM Bangalore in the late 60’s. He has been instrumental in
designing the MBA Programs at MDI, Gurgaon, ISB at Hyderabad, and Great Lakes Institute of Management at
Chennai in 2004.

He is a full time faculty member in the area of Accounting and Finance and chairs the Academic Advisory
Council at Great Lakes since his retirement from Kellogg in 2008. He teaches Managerial Accounting and
Strategic Cost and Profitability management for both the PGPM and PGXPM apart from offering cohort specific
workshops on Mergers & Acquisitions, Valuation Techniques and Post Merger Integration. He is the recipient of
the ‘Padmashri’ in 2001, awarded in recognition of his contribution towards higher education in India.

Prof. Bala serves several Indian ministries in the advisory capacity and is currently involved with the Ministry of
Corporate Affairs in setting up of the Indian Institute of Corporate Affairs at Manesar. He is also currently
working on a case study of the Satyam scandal apart from writing a book on ‘Leadership’ focusing on the Indian
Corporate Maharajahs. He serves on the International Advisory Board of the UniTAR at Kuala Lumpur and
renders consulting/advisory services to the top brass of the Malaysian Government. He also serves as the
Executive Professor and Strategy Advisor to the Dean, at the Bauer College, University of Houston with special
responsibility in conceptualizing and delivering Executive Education degree programs in India focusing on the
energy sector. He has the rare honor (for an Indian in America) of having an endowed chair professorship in his
name. Several colleagues from Kellogg, have led a campaign to raise $1 million for an endowed professorship at
Kellogg School of Management in Prof. Bala V. Balachandran’s name in recognition of his invaluable and tireless
service to the Institute over the last three decades.

BSc (Hons.) 1959, Mathematics, Statistics, MA 1961, MSc 1963, Applied Statistics, Annamalai University; MSE
1969, Engineering, University of Dayton; MSIA 1972, Business Administration, PhD 1973, Industrial
Administration, Carnegie-Mellon University; CPA 1978; CMA 1979; CIA 1984.
titan speak Academic Advisory Council
Dr. Bala. V. Balachandran Dr. B. Mahadevan Dr. K. K. Srinivasan
Chairman, Academic Advisory Council, Professor of Operations Management, Founder President of two e-com
Founder & Dean Great Lakes Institute of Indian Institute of Management, ventures; worked at leading financial
Management. Bangalore, India. institutions; formerly on the faculty of
Georgia Institute of Technology,
Dr. Baldev Raj Dr. Rajnish Mehra Atlanta, Georgia, USA.
Distinguished Scientist and Director, Professor of Finance, Department of
Government of India, Economics, University of Santa Barbara, Dr. Seenu V. Srinivasan
Department of Atomic Energy, Indira California, USA. Adams Distinguished Professor of
Gandhi Centre for Atomic Research, Management and Director of the
Kalpakkam, Tamil Nadu. Prof. Nandu Nagarajan Strategic Marketing Management
Professor of Business Administration, Executive Program, Stanford Graduate
Dr. Gadi Ariav Katz Graduate School of Business, School of Business, Stanford,
Associate Professor of Management University of Pittsburg, USA. California, USA.
Information Systems,T he Leon Recanati
School of Business Administration, Mr. Mohan Nair Prof. Marti G. Subrahmanyam
“A great school built by passionate pioneers Tel viv Univerity; Director, The Georges Sr. Vice President, Marketing, Charles E Merrill Professor of Economics
that produces passionate students. Leven High-Tech Management School, The Regence Group, USA. and Finance at the Leonard N Stern
I wish GREAT LAKES all the best.” Tel Aviv, Israel. School of Business, New York University.
Dr. V. G. Narayanan
Dr. V. S. Arunachalam Associate Professor of Management Dr. Arthur D Warga
Former Scientific Advisor to Prime Accounting, Harvard Business School, Dean, C.T. Bauer College of Business,
Mr. Adi Godrej Minister and Defence Minister, Harvard University, Cambridge, University of Houston, USA.
Chairman, Godrej Group Distinguished Professor, Material Sciences Massachusetts, USA.
Department, Carnegie-Mellon University, Dr. Shyam Sunder
USA. Dr. Paul Prabhaker James L. Frank Professor of Accounting,
Associate Dean and Professor Economics & Finance, Yale School of
Dr. Yair M. Babad (Marketing), College of Business, Management, Yale University,
Professor, Department of Information and North Illinois University, USA. New Haven, Connecticut, USA.
Decision Sciences,
College of Business Administration, Dr. Srinivasan Raghunathan Dr. Swaminathan Sridharan
University of Illinois at Chicago, USA. Associate Professor of Management Associate Professor of Accounting
Information Systems, University of Texas Information and Management, Kellogg
Dr. Sudhakar V. Balachandran at Dallas, Texas, USA. School of Management, Northwestern.
Assistant Professor of Accounting, University, Evanston, Illinois, USA.
Columbia Business School, Columbia Dr. Raghuram Rajan
“With a global mindset, a ‘can-do’ attitude, and strong work, professional University at New York, USA. Joseph L Gidwitz Professor of Finance, Dr. Krishnamurthy Surysekar
University of Chicago, Chicago, Illinois, Associate Professor, Morrison,
ethics, these students have played a critical role in ensuring Cognizant’s Prof. Aswath Damodaran USA, Chief Economist, Brown, Argiz & Farra,
enviable position as the fastest growing top-tier Consulting and IT Services Professor of Finance, David Margolis International Monetary Fund (IMF). LLP Professor of Accounting,
company. One example of this live association is the creation of a focused Teaching Excellence Fellow, Leonard N. College of Business Administration,
Stern School of Business, Dr. Ram T. S. Ramakrishnan Florida International University.
‘Great Lakes Alumni Network’ with Cognizant, that involves itself in fostering New York University. Ernst & Young Professor of Accounting,
University of Illinois at Chicago, Dr. Asher Tishler
and growing the bilateral bonds. We, at Cognizant have enjoyed being an Illinois, USA.
Ms. Rama Bijapurkar Associate Professor of Economics, The
active participant in many of Great Lakes’ academic and business initiatives. Consultant, Mumbai, India. Leon Recanati Graduate School of
Dr. Keshavamurthy Ramamurthy
We look forward to sustaining and growing this mutually beneficial Professor, Management Information
Business Administration, Tel Aviv
Dr. Bala Chakravarthy University, Tel Aviv, Israel.
relationship, consistently in the future too.” Professor of Strategy & International Systems, University of Wisconsin,
Management,Shell Chair of Sustainable Milwaukee, Wisconsin, USA. Dr. M. B. Athreya
Business Growth, International Institute Sri Sringeri Sharada Institute of
Mr. Lakshmi Narayanan for Management Development (IMD), Dr. V. Kasturi Rangan Management, New Delhi, India.
Malcolm P. McNair Professor of
Vice Chairman, Cognizant Technology Solutions Switzerland.
Marketing, Harvard Business School, Dr. Nirmal Gupta
Dr. Sunil Chopra Harvard University, Cambridge, Marketing Educator, India.
IBM Distinguished Professor of Operations Massachusetts, USA.
Management & Information Systems, Dr. Srikant M. Datar
Kellogg School of Management, Dr. Hayagreeva Rao Professor of Business Administration,
Northwestern University, Evanston, Professor of Organizational Behavior; Senior Associate Dean, Chair, Executive
Illinois, USA. Director of the Human Resource Education, Harvard Business School,
Executive Program, Stanford Graduate Soldiers Field, Boston.
Dr. Jagdish N.Sheth, School of Business.
Kellstadt Professor of Marketing, Goizuela Dr. M. S. Krishnan
Business School, Emory University. Dr. Konduru Shivaramakrishnan Area Chairman and Professor of
Bauer Endowed Chair of Accounting, Business, Information Technology,
Dr. N. Jayashankaran C T Bauer College of Business, University Co-Director Center for Global Resource
Honorary Dean and Advisor, of Houston, Texas, USA. Leverage, India. Ross School of Business,
Bangalore Management Academy. University of Michigan.
“Great Lakes Institute of Management has excellent Dr. Jitendra V. Singh
Dr. S. P. Kothari Saul P. Steinberg Professor of Dr. Finn E. Kydland
International focus. I am impressed to know that Gordon Y Billard Professor of Accounting, Management and Vice-Dean of Henley Professor of Economics,
Chinese language is part of curriculum. I will extend Sloan School of Management, International Academic Affairs, The University of California, Santa Barbara.
Massachusetts Institute of Technology, Wharton School, University of
all support to strengthen the partnership between Pennsylvania, Philadelphia, Dr. Lakshmanan Shivakumar
Boston, Massachusetts, USA.
Great Lakes and the Yale Business School.” Pennsylvania, USA. Associate Professor of Accounting
Dr. Lakshman Krishnamurthiz Group, London Business School,
Chairman and Montgomary Ward Professor Dr. Suresh P. Sethi Regents Park, London.
Ms. Indra K. Nooyi of Marketing, Kellogg School of Ashbel Smith Professor of Operations
Management, Northwestern University. Management, Director of Center for
Chairman of the Board and CEO, Pepsi Co. Intelligent Supply Networks, School of
Prof. Philip Kotler Management, University of Texas at
S. C. Johnson & Sons, Distinguished Dallas, Texas, USA.
Professor of International Marketing,
Kellogg Graduate School of Management,
Northwestern University, Evanston,
Illinois, USA.
Business Advisory Council
Mr. Ratan Tata
Chairman, Tata Sons Ltd.; Chairman,
Alumni Speak
Business Advisory Council, Great Lakes
Institute of Management.

Mr. Arun Bharat Ram “The biggest learning I had at Great Lakes was a substantial broadening of perspective. With a great team of
Chairman and Managing Director, SRF academicians to guide the students and multiple opportunities to network with the who's who of industry, Great
Ltd., India.
Lakes certainly fulfills its promise of creating 'business-ready' managers.”
Mrs. Rajshree Pathy
MD, Rajshree Sugars Ltd., India.
Sitashwa Srivastava,
Mr. Madhur Bajaj Co-founder, creADvity
Vice-Chairman, Bajaj Auto Ltd., India.

Mr. Kumarmangalam Birla “For a mid-level executive with more than 12 years of industry experience, it was an interesting transition to
Chairman, Aditya Birla Group, India. become a student again; but the value add from this program turned out to be beyond expectations. In today's
Mr. Jamshyd Godrej economy, the long learning curve is a luxury long gone. Today, trends peak in weeks, not years. Windows of
Chairman & Managing Director, opportunity open and close overnight. Success in today's rapidly moving world means having on hand the skills
Godrej & Boyce Mfg. Co. Ltd., India. to anticipate change and seize opportunity.
Dr. K. B. Chandrasekhar
Chairman and CEO, Jamcracker Inc., USA. The Great Lakes experience under Uncle Bala's able leadership enabled me to gain these skills at an accelerated
Mr. John Fisher speed within a reduced time span without losing focus on the most important aspect of life -- family ethos and
Chairman, Solid Systems Engineering, USA. values. The one-year PGPM rounded out my experience and education, reshaping my thinking and enhancing the
Mr. R. K. Krishna Kumar
Mr. N. Sankar Director - Tata Sons Ltd., degree of precision and focus that I can bring to create value.”
Mr. G. P. Goenka
Chairman, Sanmar Group, India.
Chairman, Duncans Goenka Group, India.
Mr. Vivek Paul
Mrs. Rama Sankar Partner, Texas Pacific Group Sanjeev K Panicker,
Dr. Desh Bandhu Gupta
CEO Delta Consulting Group, Glenview, Asst Vice President,
Chairman, Lupin Labs, India.
Illinois. Mr. Pratik Kumar
Executive Vice President - Human
Scandent Group Incorporation, NY, USA
Dr. Abid Hussain
Mr. G. Sathasivam Resources, Wipro.
Former Indian Ambassador to USA.
Chairman, Watawala Plantations, Sri Lanka.
Mr. Ravi Venkatesan
“After initial stints at Wipro for 5 years and a Dubai based IT Company for 3 years, I (along with 3 others)
Mr. T. Kannan
Managing Director,
Mr. R. Seshasayee Chairman, Microsoft Corporation founded SSI Ltd. I was the COO for over 12 years. SSI Ltd. is listed on the BSE and NSE for over a decade and the
MD, Ashok Leyland, India. (India) Pvt. Ltd. London Stock Exchange for the past 5 years. After 20 years, I was looking to take a year's sabbatical to pursue a
Thiagarajar Mills Ltd., India.
Mr. Venu Srinivasan Mr. P. Murari IAS (Retd.) quality management program. Having done my graduation from REC (Trichy) and Master’s from BITS (Pilani), I
Mr. L. Lakshman CMD, TVS Motor Company Ltd., India. Advisor to President of FICCI & was very particular on joining an institute of high quality.
CEO, Rane (Madras) Ltd., India.
Former Secretary to President of India.
Mr. V. K. Sundaram
Mr. A. Mahendran MD, Sudharshan Agencies, India. Ms. Indra Nooyi I was also particular about interacting with outstanding faculty as well as with a diverse set of fellow students,
MD, Godrej Consumer Products Ltd., India.
Chairman of the Board and who were achievers in their own fields. The faculty at Great Lakes consisted of some of the influential thinkers
Mr. A. Vellayan Chief Executive Officer, PepsiCo., Inc.
Mr. A. M. Naik Executive Chairman, Murugappa Group, in management academics including Prof. Seenu Sreenivasan from Stanford, Prof. S P Kothari from MIT,
Chairman and Managing Director, Larsen
and Toubro Ltd., India.
India. Mr. R. Ganapathi Prof. Shyam Sunder from Yale, Prof. Arunachalam from Carnegie Mellon, Prof. Narayanan from Harvard,
Executive Director, Trigyn Prof. Surysekar from Florida International State University and, of course, there was Uncle Bala.
Dr. Darsh Wasan Technologies.
Dr. S. Narayan IAS (Retd.) Vice President, Illinois Institute of
Former Advisor, Economic Affairs, Prime Technology, Chicago, Illinois, USA.
Minister's Office, Government of India. Mr. G. R. K. Reddy What was unique about the program was its emphasis on entrepreneurial capabilities and thought leadership. I
Chairman and Managing Director,
Dr. Herbert J. Wiebenheus Marg Ltd. got a whole new perspective of growing a business while getting valuable insights into employee motivation and
Mr. Roger Nelson CEO, Krebs Engineering, Germany.
Former Chairman, Ernst & Young business expansion. I am proud to have been a part of the pioneering batch of Great Lakes Institute of
Consulting, Adjunct Professor of Mr. Raymond Spencer Management.”
Mr. S. V. Balasubramaniam Non - Executive Chairman, Financial
Information Systems and Management at Chairman - Bannari Amman Sugar Ltd.,
Kellogg Graduate School of Management, Services, Strategic Business Unit,
Northwestern University, Evanston, Illinois,
India. Capgemini. Narasingrao,
USA. Mr. A.C.Muthiah
Executive Vice President,
Chairman, SPIC Ltd., India. Strategic Operations, e4e.
Mr. Deepak Parekh
Chairman, HDFC & IDFC, India. Mr. N. Srinivasan
Vice Chairman & Managing Director, India
Mr. G. V. Prasad Cements Ltd., India.
CEO, Dr. Reddy's Laboratories Ltd., India.
Mr. N. R. Narayana Murthy
Mr. Ratan Ranka Chairman & Chief Mentor, Infosys Ltd.,
Chartered Accountant, India. India.
Mr. B.V.R. Mohan Reddy Mr. S. Ramadorai
Chairman and CEO, InfoTech Enterprises, Vice Chairman, Tata Consultancy Services,
India. India.
Recruiters Speak
“GENPACT takes pride in being associated with Great Lakes Institute of Management for over a period of time.
The students are very vibrant and energetic and, more importantly, very adaptable. They are spread over
locations and functions across GENPACT, with the intention to infuse talented professionals in the mainstream
of business. We take this opportunity to thank the management for molding great managers and the placement
team for their support year after year. We look forward to strengthening our relationship in the near future.”

Samit Nag
V.P Operations, GENPACT

“The students we recruited from Great Lakes are very stable in the organization and a majority of them are a
part of the high performance bracket. The fact that all the students come with prior industry experience helps
them adapt to highly competitive work environments such as that at Infosys.”

MD Pai
Director-HR, Infosys

“HCL Technologies has enjoyed a long-standing association with Great Lakes Institute of Management. Through
our fruitful recruiting partnership, we have come to regard students of Great Lakes as adept at handling
important positions in the organization with creativity and a strong business sense that the School inspires. The
students, with their attitude of positive team play; with their risk-taking spirit, have jelled very well with the
progressive and entrepreneurial culture of HCL.”

Ravishankar B
Head, Talent Management Group, HCL

“The students come with strong grasping skills, a structured line of thinking, high sincerity and dedication
levels. They are focused and have a strategic approach. Their analytical abilities are also worth a mention. L&T
believes they are good assets to the organization.”

Yogi Sri Ram


Executive Vice President, HR & Admin, L&T

“We are very impressed with the quality and professionalism of the students of Great Lakes, as well as their
attitude and the excellent way in which the placement process was conducted, primarily by the students. We have
selected a large number this year and hope to strengthen our relationship with Great Lakes in the coming years,
in many ways.”

Anuj Kumar
Associate Director, HR
Computer Sciences Corporation
A team that beats with one heart
Placement 2010

Reaching greater altitudes doesn’t just need


Great Lakes Institute of Management, carrying forward its legacy of creating Business Ready Managers, has had
lot of effort, but a great attitude too a successful placement in 2009-2010. This success rate in Placement is a testimony to the acknowledgement by
the Corporate of the excellent quality of the students of the Institution.

Placement Snapshot for 2010


No. Of Companies visited the campus: 76
No. Of Jobs Offered: 224 (out of the rest 12 were on sabbatical, and
24 opted out of the placement process)
Average Annual Salary: Rs. 8. 7 Lacs
Highest Annual Salary: Rs. 24 Lacs

Placement 2010 Sector-Wise Break Up

Consulting IT
Education Manufacturing
Energy Advertising
FMCG Telecom
Healthcare BFSI
Infrastructure

The Vision & Mission


List of Some Recruiters at Great Lakes:
Vision
To become the leading management institution in providing Quality Education at an affordable cost and build Birlasoft L&T Shasun
Human Capital for Emerging Economies. CARE Laser Words Siemens
Caspian Levers for change SunEdison
Cognizant madura Micro Finance SVAPAS
Mission
Crisil Manipal Group Symrise
To become a Centre of Excellence in fostering managerial leadership and entrepreneurship in the development of
human potential through quality research, teaching, residential learning and professional management services. CSC Marg Contructions Talisma corporation
Daimler Microland TCS
Essar MJunction Tecpro
Everonn Murugappa Tube Investments Texmaco Ltd
Exemplarr MuSigma TVS Electronics
Fin IQ consulting Novartis Uninor
Global Scholar Nu Street Universal Consulting
“Tomorrow’s educated person will have to be prepared for life in a global world. It will be a ‘Westernized’ world,
Godrej Optima Valgen
but also increasingly a tribalized world. He or she must become a ‘citizen of the world’ – in vision, horizon, and
information. But he or she will also have to draw nourishment from their local roots and in turn, enrich and HCL Technologies Orchid VEPL/GRE Edge
nourish their own local culture” HP Pepper square Wealth Advisor of India
Peter F. Drucker I- metanoia Photon Infotech Wipro
iNautix PWC ZS Associates
Infosys Ramco Zycus
L&T Infotech RKKR Group

The above is an indicative list


Current Batch - Gladiators
Batch Profile 2010-11 Message from
Prior Work Experience Director
Admissions
Dear Prospective Great Laker,
Duration
Great Lakes attracts the best management education aspirants in the country to its pristine campus in Chennai.
Less than 2 years As an organization, we are fairly certain of the inside-out value proposition that we deliver to the market. This
year, we wanted to get a feel of the outside-in perception. What is it that brings aspirants from all over India to
2 - 3 years our School? Carefully sieving through threads, posts, tweets and blogs apart from the obvious interviews with
our own students and alumni, we were able to integrate several rivulets of thoughts into a single river of logic –
3 - 4 years Why Great Lakes? Slowly, a pecking order started emerging. It is my pleasure to share that with you.

4 - 5 years The most visible strength of ours is our truly global curriculum. Dynamic, innovative and integrative, the rich
academic spread that we offer is our primary value proposition. In step with the curriculum is its delivery. Great
Above 5 years Lakes brings a truly global faculty pool to its classrooms. Professors from Kellogg, Wharton, Stanford, Harvard,
Yale and other Ivy League universities complement the distinguished full time faculty of Great Lakes. Third in
the order is the delivery model– the compact one-year program. Anchored on our core principle of ‘Money Value
of Time’, the fast track program ensures minimal loss of opportunity cost for the student population whom we
are addressing – one who has spent a few years in the corporate kingdom and is briefly taking a school break,
so to speak.
Industry
The next attraction for the market is the diversity that we bring to the classrooms. In terms of geography, there
BFSI is no corner of India that is unrepresented within Great Lakes. In terms of industry, though the IT industry domi-
nates as a single large pie, we have enrolments from auto, telecom, retail, BFSI, manufacturing, consulting,
Consultancy energy, construction – the list is long. This year, we are going to enhance this diversity by planning an
2% International Admissions campaign as well.
1% Engineering Design, R&D
2% 2% 5% 3% Life in B-schools is not confined to the classroom. One needs an invigorating environment to rejuvenate body
2% 4% Hospitality
6% 2%
and soul. Great Lakes’ Platinum rated 27.5 acre ‘Green’ fully residential campus, with its state of art infrastruc-
ture provides the much needed eco-system for the students to stretch their wings and transform themselves into
Information Technology ‘business ready managers’, ready to lead corporate India tomorrow.

Manufacturing If you have come this far, you already have a good idea of the Great Lakes value proposition. We know you
intimately. You have the right CAT / GMAT score. You come with a winning, never-say-die attitude. You are confi-
Media dent of coasting through the GD PI sessions. Your objective for seeking management education is clear. You have
spent a few years in the Industry and have captured a good understanding of the corporate realm. The next surge
Petroleum you are waiting for is academic. Why Wait?
71%
Telecom Go ahead and apply. Let us meet soon.

Retail, Pharma, HR, BPO, Prof. Easwar Krishna Iyer


Education Director Admissions & Associate Professor Marketing
Others

The leader is the one who uses the pressure of a


raging storm to soar the clouds and glide
Events 2010

Message from
Director PGPM

Great Lakes has come a long way since its inception in 2004. Within a short span of time, it has emerged as one
of the leading business schools in India. The institute produces ‘Business Ready Managers’ who epitomise its
motto - ‘Global Mindset, Indian Roots’. It has a rich culture which is a perfect blend of Academics, Team
Shri Ratan Tata inaugurates “Tecpro Faculty Block” First Great Lakes International Analytics Conference
leadership and Continuous innovation. The dynamic environment here plays a great role in motivating everyone
- faculty, staff and students - to deliver their best. We have a truly world-class faculty from top International
B-schools such as Kellogg, Stanford, Harvard, IIT Chicago, Columbia, Yale, among many others. Our core faculty
team, is comparable to the best in the country. This is supplemented with insightful guest lectures delivered by
eminent personalities from the industry.

We do not believe in teaching; we encourage learning by doing. The culture in Great Lakes facilitates not only
learning from academicians and eminent industry captains but peer learning as well. Aided by the latest
technology, a scientifically designed curriculum, and continuous corporate interaction, our students are
transformed from being first class management students into astute Thought Leaders who are ready to take on
the challenges of the corporate world, both in India and abroad.

Giving back to society helps make every one of us a well-rounded human being. Our Karma Yoga project aims Inauguration of SWIM (Successful Women in Management) Shri N.R. Narayana Murthy
at achieving just that. Great Lakers help local NGOs and the underprivileged to give them a fighting chance at delivers the Sixth Convocation Address
the future.

With all of these and so much more, your time at Great Lakes is not just a year in a business school, but an
experience that will mould you into a well-rounded person. You will cherish this year for the rest of your lives.

I thank you for your interest in Great Lakes. We would be very happy to provide any additional information you
may require on our school and its programs.

Dr. M. J. Xavier
Director PGPM

Dignitaries at the Great Lakes Financial Inclusion Conference Shri Jamshyd Godrej at Students’ Open House

Leaders aren't born, they are made.


Hon’ble Minister For Finance, Government of Tamil Nadu,
And they are made just like anyone Professor K.Anbazhagan inaugurates PGWPM
(Post Graduate Working Professional Program in Management)
else, through hard work
Great Lakes Institute of
Management – Admission Process
Executive Message From
Admission Calendar:
Issue of application starts from: Oct 15th, 2010
Director
Last date for submission: Jan 15th, 2011

Eligibility Criteria - Admissions PGPM 2011 Dear Prospective Great Lakers,


• All applicants are required to appear for GMAT/CAT* before applying to Great Lakes Institute of Management.
• For PGPM 2011, Great Lakes Institute of Management will accept CAT* scores of the year 2009 and 2010 Last year has been momentous in the journey of Great Lakes as we moved into a brand new LEED, platinum-rated
or GMAT scores taken after Jan 1, 2008. green campus. In a year’s time, we have nicely settled down in this international class facility. The institute has
• All applicants should have a Bachelor’s degree in any discipline from a recognised institution. not only grown in terms of its physical infrastructure but has also initiated 2 new programs - one each for the
• A minimum work experience of two years is highly desirable working executives of Chennai and surrounding areas (PGWPM), and for Energy Management (GEMBA).
• Outstanding graduates with less than two years’ experience would be considered on a case-to-case basis.
• International students can apply with their GMAT scores. The institute has made significant strides in terms of public/industry perception too. We are already ranked
among the top 20 B-schools in the Business World June 2010 and that too in a short span of 6 years of existence,
*Great Lakes uses CAT scores only for screening applications for admissions and IIMs have no role in the conduct of
something which is unheard of in the Indian Business School domain. Apart from factors such as infrastructure,
Great Lakes academic programs. course content, pedagogy and international faculty, one of the major reasons we are being perceived so highly
is the quality of students. We have been continuously improving in terms of our student profile and I am sure the
Admission Process incoming batch is going to be no exception.
• Candidates meeting the eligibility criteria can apply to Great Lakes Institute by completing an online form.
• Candidates applying online can visit the website www.greatlakes.edu.in and fill in the online application
Those of you who are looking for a career transforming experience are strongly advised to seriously consider
form after making a payment of Rs 1,500 by credit card.
Great Lakes as one of your top options. Needless to add, you will be making perhaps one of the best decisions
• Alternatively candidates can make a payment Rs 1,500 at select vendor outlet centres (the list of vendors
in your life/career by deciding to be a Great Laker.
as well as centres is given in our website) and procure a coded number key for applying online [The eventual
application process is online for all candidates]
• Application form can also be purchased at Great Lakes City Office. All the Best!
• All your queries regarding admission process can be sent to us at admissions@greatlakes.edu.in.
• Candidates have to provide the official email id of the recommender. The recommendation letter must Welcome Aboard!
be submitted online.
Prof. S. Sriram
Evaluation Process Executive Director
Applicants are evaluated based on GMAT/CAT scores, past academic performance, essays and letters of
recommendation, work experience and performance in the interview and group discussions. The selection process
builds in a criterion that facilitates evaluating each applicant on:

a) Academic Abilities: Being a one year fast track, the program at Great Lakes is highly demanding and intense;
candidates with consistent academic background and an ability to sustain pressure make the shortlist.

b) Standardised Test Scores: To eliminate inconsistencies between colleges and universities at the Undergraduate level,
Great Lakes considers GMAT or CAT scores in the overall assessment.

c) Leadership and Interpersonal Skills: Great Lakes as an institute promises to deliver “Business Ready Managers”
who would be leaders in their fields, and hence applicants who have exhibited leadership skills at work and/or in
school/college make the grade to be part of the Great Lakes family.

d) Integrity and Ethical Values: Great Lakes lays emphasis on integrity and values including originality. Plagiarism
will be probed thoroughly during the process.

e) Diversity of Background: At Great Lakes, diversity in background facilitates peer learning which transforms ‘uncut
stones’ into ‘diamonds’. Students in the current batch come from diverse fields like Finance, Hospitality, IT,
Manufacturing, Marketing, Consultancy, Media, Pharma, and so on.

The above conditions / clauses / terms can be reviewed by the Institute from time to time. Hence, the prospective candidate is encouraged to visit the Great Excellence is what one realises
Lakes website at www.greatlakes.edu.in for regular updates.
when one lifts oneself out of ignorance
FEE STRUCTURE 2011-2012
FEE STRUCTURE - Domestic
Message From Cost in INR

Founder
Tuition & Program Fees 1050000
Accommodation & Food* 210000
Total 1260000

& Dean PLUS


Alumni Subscription 5000
Caution Deposit 20000
Attire 5000
‘Education’ is a learning process. The ‘learning’ refers to a substantial variety - acquiring general knowledge, GRAND TOTAL 1290000
honing powers of reasoning and judgment, and overall intellectual preparation for a mature life. In other words,
an all round B-schools education is all this and then some more. It is an experience on a higher plane and in
today’s economy, it is viewed as the vista through which career progression may be achieved. Great Lakes is by
definition a provider of such an experience. I will proceed to open for you a tiny window through which you will FEE STRUCTURE - International
get glimpses of life at Great Lakes. I hope this provides you with enough ammo to make your decision. Right
Cost in USD
from day zero, it is all about high-energy. The classes, assignments, experiential learning interludes etc., are
Tuition & Program Fees 30000
round the clock and world-class. This is so at even some of the other premier institutes in the world; so where is
Accommodation & Food* 6000
the difference? Read on…
Total 36000
Caution Deposit 500
Great Lakes has a unique vertical specialization model where -- apart from choosing functional disciplines (like GRAND TOTAL 36500
finance or marketing) -- students also choose a specific industry orientation (like BFSI or tech fusion) that best
suits their area of interest/progress. All these courses are delivered by acclaimed teachers and management
gurus in their own right. Great Lakes is also high on CSR (Corporate Social Responsibility), where our students
are groomed not only to be exemplary corporate leaders, but also responsible citizens. To this end, the Note
curriculum also includes chosen spiritual literature from around the world, emphasizing core values and ethical 1. The course is approved by AICTE.
principles. The experiential learning interludes are supplemented by Empirical Research study, where students
spend more than six months thoroughly researching their chosen topics. 2. Students are compulsorily required to have their own laptop
as per institute specifications.
Both inside and outside the classroom, Great Lakes prides itself on being a completely student-run Institution.
Students participate in the majority of operational processes - making it a total democracy. They also play a 3. *Accomodation is for single person only. Those requiring
critical role in organizing the multifarious events on campus. The research seminars and inter B-school double bed accommodation (married students)will be
competitions we organize, attract international participation; our cultural extravaganzas and fine arts interludes provided subject to availability on a first come first served
are second to none and the Institute Band certainly knows to strike the right chords! Students are also basis. There will be extra 80% towards the additional
encouraged to explore the concept of ‘community service’ and care-share activities through our Karma Yoga accommodation & food.
Initiatives. We have a group of villages in and around campus which the students visit on a regular basis and offer
services such as healthcare camps, literary and awareness drives, and so on. 4. Only vegetarian food will be supplied. In the event of a non
vegetarian mess becoming operational during the course of
Above all this, the experience that a ‘Gurukulam’ offers is nonpareil. The ambience in which students and the year (which the Management does not guarantee),
teachers co-exist after class hours provides ample time and opportunity for introspection and overall rounding students opting to switch over to non-veg will have to pay
of one’s personality. Platinum rated, green & eco-friendly, our campus - spread over 27.5 acres - is equipped with extra amount as may be determined at that point in time.
cutting edge infrastructure and amenities. In all this, the common thread is that of being a large family and Great
Lakes strives to be a home away from home during the period of your stay and forever after. 5. Number of seats available for the academic
year 2011-2012: 300
If all this works for you, your search ends here. Welcome to the Great Lakes family!
6. Tentative program dates
Registration and beginning of orientation:
Prof. Bala V. Balachandran Beginning of April 2011
J L Kellogg Distinguished Professor of Accounting and Information Management Term 1 begins after orientation:
(Emeritus in Service, North Western University, Illinois) Mid-April 2011
Founder and Dean, Great Lakes Institute of Management,
Executive Professor and Strategy Advisor to the Dean, Bauer College of Business,
University of Houston, Texas.
7. Refund Policy:
As per AICTE norms.
when you have a sharper vision,
8. Disputes whatsoever arising if any, will come under
you see things ahead of others Chennai Jurisdiction only.
Visiting Faculty
Indian Faculty International Faculty
Dr. Chandran Dr. Krishnamurthy Surysekar
Director, Pillais’ Institute of Management Studies & Research, Mumbai

Dr. Harkant Mankad


Associate Professor,Morrison, Brown, Argiz & Farra, LLP Professor of
Accounting, College of Business Administration, Florida International Welcome
University, Florida
Professor of Business Economics,
Narsee Monjee Institute of Management Studies, Mumbai Dr. Narendar Rao
Coordinator, Graduate Programs in Business,Northeastern Illinois
Dr. Irudayaraj University, Chicago, Illinois
Professor- OB & HR - XLRI, Jamshedpur
Dr. Paul Prabhakar
Dr. P. N. Mukherjee
to all those
Associate Dean, Northern Illinois University
Senior Professor & Chairperson - TQM & Supply Chain Management with
School of Business Management of NMIMS, Mumbai Prof. Venkat Raman
Faculty-Mandarin ,Beijing
Dr. P. V. R. Murthy
National Committee of CII on Skills and HR Prof. Purba H Rao
Faculty-Business Analytics, Philippines
Dr. Rakesh P. Singh
Founder & Chairman, Prof. Siva Balasubramanian
Institute Of Supply Chain Management, Mumbai Harold L. Stuart Professor of Marketing and Associate Dean
Dr. Sunil Rai Dr. Gerald J. Lobo
Dean, Mumbai Business School, Mumbai Arthur Andersen Chair and Professor of Accounting Chairman, Department
of Accountancy & Taxation C. T. Bauer College of Business,
Dr. Surendra Sundararajan
Professor of Finance, Faculty of Management Studies, New Delhi University of Houston

Dr. K.N. Vaidyanathan Dr. Krishnan Dandapani


Director, Xavier Institute of Management & Research, (XIMR), Mumbai Accounting Professor - University of Florida

Dr. Shyam Sundar


Prof. Arjun Chakraverti
Principal, Indusage Management Services Private Limited, Chennai Professor of Accounting, Economics and Finance, School of Management,
Yale University
future leaders
Prof. B Venkatesh
Founder, Navera Consulting Private Limited, Chennai Prof. Govind Hariharan
Professor - Kennesaw University
Prof. Chandrasekar
Professor, Operations - IFMR, Chennai Prof. V S Mahesh
Director of Centre for Service Management at the University of Buckingham,
Prof. Conrad Vincent England.
Director & Head- Credit, JM Financial Asset Management
Prof. Ram Krishnan who’d like
Prof. D. Ravishankar Research Professor of Marketing, University of Miami, Miami
Executive Director, CRISIL Limited / Co-Founder &
CEO of Credit Market Services Ltd. Prof. Seenu Srinivasan
Adams Distinguished Professor of Management,Stanford Graduates School
Prof. Das Biswas of Business,Stanford.
Dean, ITM, Mumbai
Prof. Sridhar Ramaswami
Prof. Devakunjari
Professor-Mandarin
"Heggen Fellow and Professor of Marketing,Director, PhD Program,
College of Business,Iowa State University" to soar
Prof. Hariharan Dr. Rama Shankar
Chartered Accountant & Cost Accountant,Director, Adjunct Professor at Illinois Institute of Technology (IIT),
Savoir Faire Management Services Private Limited, Mumbai Daley College Chicago
Prof. Jayavelu Dr. Ramesh Subramanian
Professor Operations - IIT Madras - OD & Leadership Consultant, Chennai Visiting Fellow, Yale Information Society Project Yale Law School New

well above
Haven & Gabriel Ferrucci Professor of Computer Information Systems
Prof. Jijo Lukose
Professor, Finance - IFMR, Chennai Quinnipiac University Hamden

Prof. K. S. Ramesh Dr. Vaidy Jeyaraman


Former Managing Director - CavinKare, Chennai Associate Professor of Operations and Supply Chain Management at the
School of Business Administration, University of Miami,
Prof. Lalitha Maheswaran Coral Gables, Florida.
Freelance Consultant, Corporate Trainer, Chennai
Prof. Natarajan
Professor- Operations, National University of Singapore.
Prof. P. B. Ramanujam
Professor, IMT Gaziabad, IFMR Chennai, ASCI Hyderabad
Prof. Balasubramaniam Ramesh
the ordinary
Prof. P. Govindarajan "Professor,Computer Information SystemsJ. Mack Robinson College of
Associate Director, Pricewaterhouse Coopers BusinessGeorgia State University"

Prof. P. K. Vishwanathan Dr. Ashok Vasudevan


Adjunct Professor, Institute For Financial Management and Research, Chennai Co-founder and Chief Executive of Preferred Brands International;
a Stamford CT based Food Company
Prof. Raghu Iyer
Chartered Accountant, Mumbai Prof. Shiva Sivaramakrishnan
University of Houston,Texas
Prof. Rajamanickam
President and Chief Process Officer, Trimentus Technologies, Chennai

Prof. S. C. Shekar
Professor, Operations - LIBA, Chennai

Prof. S. Kalyanaraman
Founder-Director, The Academic Mentors, India

Prof. V. K. Murti
Adjunct faculty member, SPJIMR, Mumbai

Prof. Vedpuriswar
Director – Learning & Development, UBS India Service Centre
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Campus Address: Manamai Village, East Coast Road, Tamil Nadu - 603 102. Ph: 044 - 3080 9000. Fax: 044 - 3080 9001.
City Office: 19, North Mada Street, Srinagar Colony, Saidapet, Chennai - 600 015. Ph: 044-4312 3126.
E-mail: admissions@greatlakes.edu.in Website: www.greatlakes.edu.in

MoU
ADMISSIONS PGPM 2011-12