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Great Lakes Institute of Management’s professor appointed on the Expert committee of Tamil Nadu State Planning Commission

Great Lakes Institute of Management's professor appointed on the Expert committee of Tamil Nadu State Planning Commission 1

Prof Vidya Mahambare, Professor of Economics and Program Director, PGDM at Great Lakes Institute of Management, Chennai has been appointed on the Expert Committee of the Tamil Nadu State Planning Commission for the preparation of the state’s draft policy on ‘Employability and Skilling for a Transitioning Economy’.

Prof. Vidya Mahambare has an extensive experience in economic research and forecasting and specializes in macroeconomics. She has conceptualized and developed reports on critical economic issues such as growth constraints, labor skill mismatch, employment, and inflation, in addition to assessing and forecasting the impact of shocks on the key economic parameters.

Prof Mahambare has written extensively on employment-related issues during the last few years. Her latest co-authored article It that talks about why India’s New Employment Policy should consider the trends in the employment to population ratio and focus on young adults was published by a leading financial daily. Prof. Mahambare’ s insightful research papers on topics related to economy, strategy, and analytics have also been published by top rated journals and publications.

Name of the facultyAreaTopicJournal/ Publication NameYear of publication
Vidya Mahambare, Jalaj PathakOthers (Economics/ Strategy / Accounting/ Analytics/ Artificial Intelligence)Differential Impact of Diversity in Policy CommunicationEconomics Letters2021
Vidya Mahambare & Sowmya DhanarajOthers (Economics/ Strategy / Accounting/ Analytics/ Artificial Intelligence)Male Backlash and Female Guilt: Women’s employment, gender identity and partner violence in Urban IndiaFeminist Economics2020
Sowmya Dhanaraj & Vidya MahambareOthers (Economics/ Strategy / Accounting/ Analytics/ Artificial Intelligence)Family structure, Education and Women’s Employment in Rural IndiaWorld Development2019

Prof. Vidya Mahambare has made regular contributions to business journals such as Mint, Business Standard, and Financial Express, as well as articles on India’s monetary policy in the Wall Street Journal Asia. Her academic research has been published in national and international journals such as Oxford Economic Papers, Economics of Transion, Transnational Corporations, Journal of Quantitative Economics, and Indian Economic Review. She has also co-authored a book titled ‘Should Britain leave the EU? An Economic Analysis of a Troubled Relationship’ which was released in 2005.

About Great Lakes:

Great Lakes Institute of Management, Chennai founded in 2004 by Padma Shri Awardee Dr. Bala V Balachandran is one of the premier B-schools in India. Great Lakes has, within a short span of 17 years, emerged as a top-ranked business school. Great Lakes has 50+ full time faculty and 150+ visiting faculty including over 25+ international faculty from top global schools like Yale, Kellogg, Stanford, and Harvard. Further collaborations with world’s leading institutions like University of Houston, University of Bordeaux, Hong Kong University of Science & Technology (HKUST), University of Missouri, Kansas, Illinois Institute of Technology, Chicago, and Babson College etc., have helped Great Lakes in globally benchmarking its programs.

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 2019 -20, Great Lakes was ranked No.1 in India by Analytics India for its Analytics program. Great Lakes, Chennai was ranked 3rd by Outlook India among top private MBA institutions, 9th by Business India, and 9th by Business World and featured in Super League 2 by Business Standard.

Led by exceptional academic faculty, steered by an outstanding advisory council, and buoyed by 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 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 9800+, work at world renowned organizations both in India and overseas across 33 countries.

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