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Great Lakes Ties-up With Educomp

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Chennai based Great Lakes Institute of Management has tied-up with Educomp Solutions to offer its upcoming e-Learning programmes in management. The education solutions company will provide management expertise, technology and infrastructure support to Great Lakes over the next 5 years. The Rs 150 crore partnership will help Great Lakes expand its presence across India.

"Every year around 3 lakh aspirants take Common Admission Test (CAT) and just 3000 make it to IIMs and other premiere business schools, we want to offer the same quality of management education to more and more students across India through this e-Learning module," said Bala Balachandran, founder and d.ean of Great Lakes during the announcement of tie-up. "These virtual classroom and faculty access programmes will offer affordable education to not only Indian students but also to those in Africa, Latin America, China and other parts of Asia later in the future." The fees for a full-time executive programme in management at Great Lakes is Rs 10 lakh (approx). The e-Learning module will offer a similar quality of education in Rs 1 lakh.

Great Lakes also announced the launch of its Delhi NCR campus in Gurgaon in collaboration with the Institute of Energy Management of Research (IEMR) as part of its expansion plan. The tie-up aims at coming up with a Center of Excellence in Energy Management and energy management programmes. Great Lakes also has a tie-up with the Bauer School of Business at the University of Houston for its Executive Energy Management programme in India.

The institute is soon planning to launch e-Learning programmes in Chennai, Delhi/NCR, Mumbai, Kolkata & Bhubneshwar through the Great Lakes, Mumbai Business School and IEMR campuses. The location for Eastern India is not finalised yet. Each of the new campuses of Great Lakes will have their unique functional and sector specialisations, offering one-year full-time and two-year weekend programmes in the coming months. The B-School will not offer more than 300 seats per campus and candidates will be selected through CAT/Entrance exam followed by the group discussion and interview.

(BW Online Bureau)

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