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2020 Nobel Prize Winner Professor Robert Wilson will address the attendees on the theme of ‘Strategy of Auctions and the way forward for India’ ~

Mumbai, 14th December 2020: As a part of their 11th Annual Finance Conference Great Lakes Institute of Management, Chennai will be hosting their virtual conference meet with 2020 Nobel prize winner, Professor Robert B. Wilson on 17th December 2020. The session will be commenced virtually on zoom link from 10.00am to 1.00pm on Thursday and will also be streamed live on the Great Lakes Institute of Management’s YouTube handle.

Professor Robert B. Wilson was jointly awarded the 2020 Nobel Memorial Prize in Economic Sciences, together with his Stanford colleague and former student Paul R. Milgrom for improvements to auction theory and inventions of new auction formats. The attendees will also see Mr. Rajat Kathuria, Director and Chief Executive, Indian Council for Research on International Economic Relations, New Delhi delivering the keynote address. With the changing economic status and standards in India the session will be highly informative and insightful to the attendees. The panel will also see other eminent academicians such as Professor Bala V. Balachandran (J L Kellogg Distinguished Professor (Emeritus in service) of Accounting & Information Management, Northwestern University, USA and Founder & Chairman at Great Lakes Institute of Management.

Dr. Suresh Ramanathan, Dean & Principal at Great Lakes Institute of Management, Chennai said, “Great Lakes has always tried to elevate the academic standards and exposure for our students with every initiative taken. The opportunity to interact with an eminent personality and a Nobel laureate like Professor Robert B. Wilson will pose as a chance for the young minds to explore their interests and learn from the best. We are confident that this will be one of the most exciting and enticing sessions in the history of our finance conferences.”


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 also 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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