S.P. Mandali's Prin. L.N. Welingkar Institute of Management Development & Research (WeSchool), Bengaluru, functions under the aegis of S.P Mandali Trust, an educational society of repute based in Pune, Maharashtra. WeSchool has a state-of-the-art campus in Mumbai and Bengaluru. WeSchool’s Bengaluru campus has steered its’ way in Management Development & Research through pioneering programs for freshers and working executives. The campus situated in Electronic City Phase 1 is a prime location for academia-corporate connect with leading IT companies in its’ neighbourhood. WeSchool’s Bengaluru Campus offers 2 years of full-time PGDM programs approved by AICTE. The institute offers PGDM - PGDM flagship program’s multidisciplinary learning offers a fine blend of general management and functional specializations offered in Marketing, Finance, Human Resources, and Operations.

WeSchool Bengaluru Important Updates: .

  • WeSchool Bengaluru is inviting applications from CMAT and ATMA applicants for its PGDM program for the academic year 2021. Interested and eligible candidates can fill the application form by April 19, 2021, at phase2pgdm.welingkar.org/regist

  • The CMAT Cutoff at WeSchool Mumbai campus is 80 percentile and for the Bengaluru campus, the cutoff is 75 percentile. 
  • For Candidates seeking admission in PGDM Healthcare Management / PGDM Rural Management, and belonging to a similar background, acceptable CMAT cut-off  70 percentile. 
  • The GD-PI process for PGDM admission is scheduled for May 2021.

Highlights of WeSchool Bengaluru

Here are some quick facts about Welingkar (WeSchool) Bengaluru:

Official website



Postgraduate Diploma in Management

Application process


Selection criteria

Entrance test and Profile based

Accepted test scores




WeSchool Bengaluru Awards

  • Ranked 56th overall by Business Today 2020.
  • Ranked 39th in the private category by The Week.
  • Awarded Best Innovation Practice in Academia Category in “Grassroots Exploration to Business Creation” by the NHRD Bengaluru Chapter at its’ novel 9th - HR Showcase 2020. ​
  • Ranked 21st nationally and 12th among Private B-Schools in India by Times B-School Survey in February 2017
  • Ranked 9th in Finance Specialists and 8th in metro cities by Outlook Money in 2016.
  • Ranked 11th Nationally and 6th among Private B-Schools in India by Business India in December 2016

WeSchool Bengaluru Courses

WeSchool Bengaluru (WeSchool) offers PGDM, PGDM E-business, PGDM Business Design & Innovation. Tabulated below are the details for same:

PGDM Program Name Eligibility Intake
Post Graduate Program in Management (PGDM)
  • Graduation with a minimum of 50% aggregate marks in any stream
  • Obtained a valid score in CAT 2020/ XAT 2021/ ATMA 2021/ GMAT (2018 onwards) / CMAT 2021
Post Graduate Diploma in Management E-Business (PGDM E-Business)  120
Post Graduate Diploma in Business Design & Innovation (PGDM – Business Design & Innovation)  30
Post Graduate Diploma in Research & Business Analytics (PGDM Research & Business Analytics) 30

WeSchool PGDM Program Tuition Fee

The program fees for the flagship PGDM program and other expenses at WeSchool are lower than many top MBA colleges. The PGDM program fee is as below:

Fee Component Mumbai Campus Fee INR (Subject to Revision)  Bengaluru Campus Fee INR (Subject to Revision) 
Tuition Fee (2 Years) 11,00,000 11,00,000
Library Deposit 4,000 (Refundable) 4,000 (Refundable)
Hostel Fee 90,000 to 1,50,000 (As per Accommodation) for two years (hostel is based on availability) Rs 1,49,100 for two years (hostel is mandatory) 
Deposit  5,000 (Refundable) 5,000 (Refundable)

How to Apply for Admission at WeSchool Bengaluru Campus

Applying to WeSchool’s 2 Year Full-Time PGDM Programs is an easy and systematic process. Application for PGDM Admission at WeSchool Bengaluru can be submitted online. The application process is given below:

  • Log on to the WeSchool website. Apply here
  • Register and Create an account.
  • Verify your registered email ID.
  • Purchase the application form for INR 3000 online.
  • Once you pay the application form fee, the form ID is sent to you on your registered email id.
  • Save the Form ID and mention your Form ID in all your future communications with the institute.

Read More: WeSchool Bengaluru Admissions

Selection Criteria

  • Candidates will be selected on the basis of the following exams followed by Personal Interview:
Course Entrance Test Read more
PGDM CAT 2020 Click here
XAT 2021 Click here
CMAT 2021 Click here
ATMA 2021 Click here
GMAT Click here

WeSchool Admission Cut Off 

WeSchool, Bengaluru General Merit list Percentile Cut Off based on the Shortlisting Criteria for GDPI:

All Programs Cut Off
CAT 2020 70
XAT 2021 70
CMAT 2021 75
ATMA 2021 (Feb) 75
GMAT 600
PGDM HCM and Rural 70 across all tests


  • For PGDM HCM, education background like (Pharma, AYUSH and specific sciences microbiology), etc. or relevant work experience in the healthcare field, will be called for GDPI, if they have marked Healthcare as a preference.
  • For PGDM Rural, education background like (B.Sc (Agriculture), B.Sc. (Horticulture), B.Tech (Agricultural Engineering), B. Sc. (Agribusiness Management - popularly mentioned as B. Sc. ABM), etc. or relevant work experience, will be called for GDPI, if they have marked Rural as a preference.

Read More: WeSchool Bengaluru Courses & Fee 

WeSchool Bengaluru Placements

The Career Management Center (CMC) of WeSchool Bengaluru plays an important role in shaping the careers of students from their induction and orientation, mid-term projects, summer internships, right to their final placements and even beyond. CMC undertakes various academic and non-academic initiatives so that students are well equipped to meet varied industry requirements. In 2018, 358 companies visited the campus, the students were successfully placed in companies like Deloitte USI, CBRE, Chai Point, Dell, Envestnet Yodlee, Epsilon, IBM, ICICI Bank, Indegene, Infosys, JLL, Kantar, Maini, Nielsen, Oracle Technologies, PWC, Reckitt Benckiser, Starbucks, TCS, Tech Mahindra and more.

Global Virtual Summer Internships
The institute organizes a six-week virtual summer internship. Each student gets supported and mentored by a WeSchool faculty (in addition to the mentor from the organization). WeSchool students have interned with organizations in India and overseas, i.e.: Singapore, South Africa, Netherlands, Germany & Spain.

The salary package offered to them is as follows:

Program wise Packages for PGDM Programs

Batch year 2018-20
Program Average CTC Highest CTC
PGDM 8.5 13.6
PGDM-eBiz 8.4 13.6
PGDM-Business Design and Innovation 8.3 9.8

Read MoreWeSchool Bengaluru Placements

WeSchool Bengaluru Faculty

Faculty members of Welingkar (WeSchool) Bengaluru has highly qualified and experienced faculty. The core members of the faculty are:

  • Dr. Anil Rao Paila
    • Qualification: Ph.D. 
    • Designation: Director & Sr. Dean
  • Dr. Madhavi Lokhande
    • Qualification: Ph.D.
    • Designation: Dean & Professor 
  • Dr. D N Murthy
    • Qualification: Ph.D.
    • Designation: Professor
  • Prof Mohan Chandra
    • Qualification: M.Des, P Dip ID
    • Designation: Asst. Professor
  • Prof Prakash Unakal
    • Qualification: M.Des.
    • Designation: Asst. Professor 
  • Dr. Anuradha Mahesh
    • Qualification: Ph.D.
    • Designation: Professor
  • Dr. Savitha G R
    • Qualification: Ph.D.
    • Designation: Professor
  • Dr. Jai Raj Nair
    • Qualification: Ph.D.
    • Designation: Professor 
  • Dr. Sonia Mehrotra
    • Qualification: Ph.D. 
    • Designation: Professor 
  • Dr. Madhumitha Guha Majumdar
    • Qualification: Ph.D.
    • Designation: Professor 

WeSchool Bengaluru FAQs

Ques. How is the WeSchool Bengaluru?

Ans. WeSchool Bengaluru is overall a great campus, in terms of academics, faculty, activities, all-round development, opportunities, and placements. It is one of the top management institutes in India.

  • Highest package goes up to 24 lacs
  • Lowest - 7 lacs
  • Average - 10.5 lacs

Ques. Is it worth doing PGDM in e-business from Welingkar (WeSchool) Bengaluru?

Ans. PGDM E-Business is the flagship course of Welingkar WeSchool Bengaluru and is situated in the IT hub of the country (Bengaluru). It is newer and smaller than the Mumbai campus but it is at par in all other aspects. PGDM E-business is the only management program in E-business. As a 2-Years Full-Time program, it has been designed to develop a flair for technology and business in students irrespective of their backgrounds in commerce, science, arts or engineering. In the tenure of two years of the program, the curriculum focuses on the core business understanding and e-business concepts and strategy.

Ques. What is the global exposure of WeSchool?

Ans. The global exposure of WeSchool includes International Collaborations Prominent Partners for specific projects and Partner Universities of WeSchool for Student Exchange.

International Collaborations- Prominent Partners for specific projects

• VMS- MIT, USA ( for Venture Mentoring Services)

• Harvard Business School for Colloquium on Participant Centered Learning

• Linneaus Palme Scholarship program, Malardalen University, Sweden

• Media Lab, MIT, USA for Design and Innovation Initiatives & MIT Redx for Innovations in Healthcare space

• Centre for Creative Leadership, USA on the Global Citizen Leadership Program. CCL provides training for Fortune 500 companies.

Partner Universities of WeSchool for Student Exchange

• Audencia Nantes, France

• VHL University of Applied Sciences, Netherlands

• University of Haifa, Israel

• Ben-Gurian University of the Negev, Beer-Sheva, Israel

• Tel Aviv University, Israel

• IDC Herzliya, Israel