*IGNITING PASSION WITH DEVOTION: 2 DAY ANNUAL FEST HELD VIRTUALY AT GREAT LAKES INSTITUTE OF MANAGEMENT CHENNAI*

 Chennai, 1st March 2021: Great Lakes Institute of Management Chennai concludes their two-day virtual B-school fest on 28th February 2021. With participants from 30+ B-Schools and Colleges the event commenced on 27th February at 10.00 am.


Professor Bala V. Balachandran, renowned academician and Chairman – Great Lakes Institute of Management, announced the virtual fest ‘Latitude’ open and said, “The event themed ‘Meraki – Passion with Devotion’ marks the extreme enthusiasm and commitment of students, faculties and stakeholders to organize such a large-scale fest virtually, during these unprecedented times.” 

Great Lakes Alumni, Prachi Garg, Assistant Vice President, Max Life Insurance Company, best-selling author and entrepreneur delivered an insightful session to the students which was followed by a talk from Ashok Venkatraman, Former Vice President-Unilever, and CEO, Star News. The event also witnessed various competitions, interactive sessions and quiz touching on various topics in the field of marketing, finance, operations, strategy, consulting, economics, CSR and Human Resources. 

Establishing itself as one of the top B-School annual fests in the country, L'Attitude 13º05' was sponsored by City Union Bank, Start-up 2021 and Picxele. Apart from the sub-committee events across all management domains, a stand-up comedy performance by Anirban Das also set the mood right for the onlookers. Great Lakes also hosted some star speakers such as Meenakshi Nevatia, MD Stryker, Narasimhan Eswar, Reckitt Benckiser to interact with the audience. The event concluded on 28th February with Dr. Suresh Ramanathan, Dean, Great Lakes Institute of Management, Chennai felicitating the participants and organisers. 


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About Great Lakes: Great Lakes Institute of Management, Chennai founded in 2004 by Padma Shri Awardee Dr. Bala V Balachandran is one of the premier B-schools in India. Great Lakes has, within a short span of 15 years emerged as a top-ranked business school. Great Lakes has 50+ full time faculty and 150+ visiting faculty including over 25+ international faculty from top global schools like Yale, Kellogg, Stanford, and Harvard. Further collaborations with world’s leading institutions like University of Houston, University of Bordeaux, Hongkong University of Science & Technology (HKUST), University of Missouri, Kansas, Illinois Institute of Technology, Chicago and Babson College etc., have helped Great Lakes in globally benchmarking its programs.

Great Lakes, Chennai, was accredited by Association of MBAs (AMBA), UK in 2014 and became the youngest B-school in India to receive this prestigious international accreditation. In 2015, Great Lakes, Chennai also received international SAQS accreditation and in 2017, its two-year PGDM program was accredited by National Board of Accreditation (NBA). For the years 2018 -2019, Great Lakes was ranked No.1 in India by Analytics India for its Analytics program. Great Lakes, Chennai was ranked 5th by Outlook India among top private MBA institutions, 9th by Business India, 15th by Business Today and 18th by NIRF among top 10 Indian B-Schools. It was also placed in Super League 2 category by Business Standard in the year 2019.

Led by exceptional academic faculty, steered by an outstanding advisory council, and buoyed by the international collaborations, Great Lakes has been constantly innovating to stay ahead of the needs of our businesses and community. It is the first B-school in India to offer full time specialization in Analytics and first to introduce AI and Machine Learning specialization. 

Great Lakes has a 30-acre LEED Platinum rated green campus in Chennai and a second campus in Delhi-NCR. In the year 2019, Great Lakes Gurgaon campus received the prestigious AMBA accreditation and was also ranked among the top 5 emerging business schools by the National HRD Network (NHRDN) for the year 2018-2019. Great Lakes Gurgaon was also ranked 13th by Business World for its one-year program in the year 2019.

Great Lakes offers One Year full time MBA (PGPM) for experienced professionals, Two-year MBA (PGDM), Part Time Executive MBA for senior managers, and Weekend Executive MBA Program. Great Lakes alumni currently numbering 8800+, work at world renowned organizations both in India and overseas across 30 countries.

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