Dean’s Message

Dean's Message

This is the time when we are talking about the future. A future that is hurtling towards us, one that gives us a lot of hope about what could be. We are at the cusp of a technological revolution. Self-driving cars, AI-powered robots, and VR-based experiential platforms are all a reality. Business models are getting upended every day, and established players in the market are having to deal with a quantum change in their assumptions. In the midst of all these changes, the need of the hour is an avenue for young entrepreneurs to channelize their energy and efforts.

The Atal Great Lakes Balachandran Initiative (AGBI) is a one of a kind incubator that bridges the gap between technology and business. Would-be technopreneurs will find the resources of a business school extremely valuable in creating a viable business model. Entrepreneurs with limited technical expertise will find the access to technical resources provided by AGBI to be invaluable. This is a path-breaking initiative that is bound to have significant impact on the start-up environment in India. On behalf of Great Lakes Institute of Management, Chennai, I am proud to welcome would-be entrepreneurs, mentors, advisers, investors, and other interested parties to AGBI

Dr. Suresh Ramanathan
Dean & Principal
Great Lakes Institute of Management