- After AMBA, this is the second international accreditation received by Great Lakes Chennai campus in the last one year.
- Great Lakes Chennai becomes one of the few leading B-Schools in India to have received both AMBA and SAQS international accreditations.
Chennai, June 16,2015: Great Lakes Institute of Management, Chennai has been accredited by SAQS(South Asian Quality Assurance System). SAQS is aninternational system of strategic audit and accreditation designed for the assessmentof Institution in widely different national contexts.It is a globally benchmarked system for Mentoring, Quality Improvement, QualityAssurance and Accreditation.
SAQS accreditation is awarded by The Association of Management Development Institutions in South Asia (AMDISA),an international not-for-profit association, and is a “SAARC Recognised Body”.
SAQS international quality assurance label for B-Schools is awarded only to institutes that havein place continuous quality improvement system benchmarked with the leading global B- schools in the world.Besides, this accreditation involves rigorous peer review and apex committee evaluation and has been earned only by few B-Schools in India. Great Lakes is proud to have received this international accreditation in just over a decade of its inception.
On receiving the accreditation, Dr. Bala V Balachandran, Dean and Founder, Great Lakes Institute of Management said, “It is heartening to receive an official communication from SAQS accreditation bodygranting us full SAQS accreditation. With these two international accreditations – AMBA and SAQS, Great Lakes is now geared to work towards receiving the AACSB accreditation.”
Conveying his wishes in his letter to Dr. Bala, Dr. M. Rammohan Rao, Chairman – SAQS accreditation awarding committee wrote, “The Peer Review Team of AMDISA wishes to record its high appreciation for the work done so far by Great Lakes.”