Chennai, August 24, 2023 – Great Lakes Institute of Management, Chennai, a premier management institute in the country, hosted its 19th convocation for the PGPM 2023 (Awesome Ahoms), PGDM 2021 – 23 (Chalukyas), PGXPM 2021 – 23 (Neos), and PGPM (Flex) 2020 – 22 (Explorers) batches at the Anna Centenary Library, Gandhi Mandapam Road, Kotturpuram, Chennai today. Shri. B V R Mohan Reddy, Founder Chairman & Member of the Board, Cyient was the Chief Guest for the grand annual event.
As a part of the convocation ceremony, 620 students across all programmes graduated today. Cash prizes and gold medals were announced for meritorious students across the four graduating batches of (PGPM 2023 (Awesome Ahoms), PGDM 2021 – 23 (Chalukyas), PGXPM 2021 – 23 (Neos), and PGPM (Flex) 2020 – 22 (Explorers).
This event witnessed the participation of the Board of Directors, Academic Committee, esteemed staff, and accomplished students of the Great Lakes Institute of Management. The Convocation ceremony was presided over by Dr. Suresh Ramanathan, Dean & Principal of Great Lakes Institute of Management.
While addressing the students during the convocation, chief guest Shri. B V R Mohan Reddy said, “To become successful entrepreneurs; you should have the passion, dream, and drive to build something, to prosper, and to contribute back to society. More than half of the exciting new job opportunities around the world are created by small and medium-sized businesses, including startups. As you, our bright students, are beginning a new chapter, so are these enterprises, and together, we’re building a brighter future.”
Mr Mohan Lakhamraju, Chairman of the Great Lakes Institute of Management said, “Success may manifest itself in a few big moments, but it is built in many small everyday moments. You will enjoy big moments over the course of your professional careers. Those moments will be the outcome on what happens on daily basis in your life, the habits you follow, and how much you continue to learn, believe, and practice. These are the things that will decide your big moments. Focus on the small things because big moments are the outcome of what you focus on.”
Dr Suresh Ramanathan, Dean, of Great Lakes Institute of Management, presented the academic report and spoke about the path taken by the institution towards extraordinary growth over the years. In his address he said, “The Indian economy is booming with opportunities abound. You are the chosen ones, the harbingers of change. At a time when many are wondering what the future will be like, you are the future. Armed with the skills and knowledge you have acquired here at Great Lakes, you are now ready to put them to use in solving the difficult questions you may face in your new roles.”