Gurugram, February 24, 2021: Great Lakes Institute of Management (GLIM), Gurugram, a leading business school in India has resumed on-campus classes for the students of its One Year (PGPM) and Two Year (PGDM) programs, strictly adhering to the Standard Operating Procedure (SOP) issued by the Government of Haryana & UGC for the reopening of the institutes of higher education in the state. While the PGPM students rejoined the campus in early February, the PGDM students came to the campus on 21st February.
When students came to the campus, they were required to present RT-PCR negative test reports (taken no more than three days ago) and to stay in the mandatory 14 days quarantine. A basic health screening has been arranged every day for the students – and the staff – for fever, cough and breathlessness. To facilitate the adherence of physical distancing and other guidelines, GLIM has adopted flexible timings for different classes. The PGPM students are attending the classes on rotation or on alternate days, in line with the guidelines.
GLIM has conducted training programs for its admin and teaching staff on SOP to ensure its effective implementation. It has added resources for frequent cleaning and sanitization of the classrooms, and commonly touched surfaces like doorknobs and latches, desks, chairs, computers, printers, laptops, tablets and other teaching and sports materials. Hand washing at regular intervals has been made mandatory for all students and staff. Alcohol-based hand sanitisers are placed at prominent places.
The institute is adopting contactless processes for attendance, classroom participation, assessment and learning for both students and staff members, whenever possible. It has reorganized it’s seating and has displayed posters and signages at several places to remind students about maintaining physical distancing.
GLIM has also taken some extra cautious measures like the insertion of plexiglass partitions in the classrooms to ensure a safe distance between professors and students. A bio bubble has also been created for students by restricting contact with outsiders. There is 24/7 medical assistance available at the institute for the students. The students are tested for their temperature and oxygen levels multiple times a day. Food, stationary and all basic amenities are provided to the students in their rooms themselves.
Commenting on the reopening, Dr DebashisSanyal, Director, Great Lakes Institute of Management, Gurugram, said, “We welcome the state government’s decision to permit colleges and universities to reopen in a staggered phase. We want to reassure the families of students that Great Lakes has everything in place to make the campus a safe place to stay and learn. Though online learning is here to stay, we are keen to ensure a smooth transition for our students from online to physical in-class learning.
Emphasizing the need for monitoring the emotional wellbeing of the students, Dr Sanyalsaid that the institute will be sensitizing all students about Covid-19 as well as the myths, social stigma, and fears surrounding the infection. It would take note of any symptoms of stress in the students and take appropriate action in collaboration with their parents. GLIM has also made arrangements for regular visits of counsellors for the students.
About Great Lakes Institute of Management, Gurugram
Great Lakes Institute of Management, Gurugram, established in 2010, has emerged as one of India’s most innovative business schools pioneering the adoption of cutting-edge technology in business decision making. In the year, 2019 Great Lakes, Gurugram received the prestigious AMBA accreditation and became the youngest Indian B-school to receive it and the institute was also ranked among the top 5 emerging management business schools by the National HRD Network (NHRDN) for the year 2018-2019.
It is the second campus of Great Lakes Institute of Management, Chennai, which is ranked among the top business schools in India (3rd by Careers 360 & 4th by Outlook among top standalone institutions, 9th among top b-schools by Business India. It was also ranked by Business Standard in Super League 2 in the year 2019 and was ranked 23rd by NIRF among top B-Schools 2017-2020). The Gurugram campus has extensive engagement with corporates catering to their human capital requirements while also befitting from the perspectives of senior leaders actively participating in the design and delivery of our programs.
Great Lakes, Gurugram was the first b-school in India to offer an Analytics specialization in 2012 and to launch a world-class executive program in Analytics (PGPBABI) which is now ranked No.1 business analytics program in India for 3 years in a row. Great Lakes, Gurugram is also the first business school in the country to offer specialization in Artificial Intelligence and Machine Learning.
The Gurugram campus offers two full-time programs – PGPM & PGDM – apart from executive programs. With a strategically located residential campus in the corporate hub of Gurugram, students have access to extensive perspectives from CXOs as well as gaining practical experience through live projects helping them develop into Business Ready managers ready to deliver from Day 1.