10 Feb 2020 15:05 IST

Great Lakes Institute hosts alumni meet

Cricket match, student-alumni interaction, panel discussion and a class on health living were the highlights

Great Lakes Institute of Management Chennai held a two-day annual alumni meet on February 7-8 at the Manamai campus. A total of 400 alumni came for the event.

The event kicked off with a dinner meet and student-alumni interaction. A cricket match was held between the students and alumni, which was won by the alumni team.

At the inauguration ceremony, Dr Bala V Balachandran, Founder, Chairman and Dean Emeritus, Great Lakes Institute of Management, said, “It’s great to be here, addressing our alumni and welcoming them back to the campus. I am extremely excited for them to visit the campus, and experience our new incubation centre, the Atul Great Lakes Bala Incubation (AGBI) Centre, and get the opportunity to network with the students, and interact with our new Dean, Dr Suresh Ramanathan.”

Dr Suresh Ramanathan, Dean, Great Lakes Institute of Management Chennai, said, “This is my first alumni meet at Great Lakes and it’s such a delight to get to know Great Lakers. In furthering and bonding as a community, we have a number of plans to further involve our alumni in Great Lakes’ journey from “good to great” and I look forward to collaborating with them in a number of areas such as mentorships and continuous learning, besides supporting them in the coming years.”

The highlight was the panel discussions on alumni relations, moderated by Dr Ramananathan, with alumni panellists Malhar Lakdawala, Lakshmikanth PB, Nischal Ram and Siddharth Mehta. The panellists discussed strengthening the community and came up with suggestions on community bonding.

The event concluded with a class on healthy living by Dr Ramanathan based on his research in this area. .