Established in 1977, S. P. Mandali’s Prin. L. N. Welingkar Institute of Management Development & Research, also known as WeSchool is a part of the prestigious S. P. Mandali, Pune. Keeping design and innovation its’ core, the institute endeavors to provide newer avenues to students towards achieving excellence in all spheres of life and nurture them to become Global Citizen Leaders. It is the sixth educational institute from Mumbai to appear as 68th among the top 100 Best Management Institutes in the National Institutional Ranking Framework (NIRF) list of 2020. Besides being been ranked among the top Private B-Schools, India by NHRDN (National HRD Network) B-School Ranking; it has also been ranked among the top 100 B-Schools as per the National Institutional Ranking Framework (NIRF) conducted by the Ministry of Human Resource Development, Government of India.

The B-School constantly endeavors to create an eco-system for management education best suited to meet the needs of growing professionals. Pioneering a customized approach in management education, WeSchool is shaping corporate managers with insights in modern-day retail, healthcare, e-commerce, BFSI, media through full-time Two year PGDM programs in Business Analytics and Research, Business Design, E-Commerce, Media and Entertainment, Rural, Retail and Healthcare Management. It also offers MMS (Master in Management Studies), a 2-year full-time Master’s Degree course offering specialization in Marketing, Finance, Human Resource Management, and Operations.

WeSchool Mumbai and Bangalore Campus Important Dates

Particulars Dates
Start of the Application January 4, 2021
End of the Application (applying through CAT and XAT) February 14, 2021
End of the Application (applying through ATMA/CMAT) March 1, 2021
GDPI Shortlist February/March, 2021
GDPI (Tentative) March, 2021
Final Merit Status April 2021

Quick Facts
- Beyond the classroom learning on campus: WeSchool understands that learning is best acquired when knowledge is applied and assimilated through experience. Hence, WeSchool has various centers of learning, such as Development Center, Finance GYM, Finance Lab, which organizes industry roundtables/alumni roundtables.
- International collaborations: To promote knowledge exchange we collaborate with international Business Schools, University and educational institutes/bodies Our prominent partners for specific projects have been- VMS- MIT, USA (Venture Mentoring Services); Harvard Business School has partnered with a colloquium on Participant Centered Learning: Linneaus Palme Scholarship program, Centre for Creative Leadership (CCL), USA on the Global Citizen Leadership Program. The CCL has been providing training for Fortune 500 companies.
- Our partner Universities are 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; Copenhagen Business School, Denmark; Grand MacEwan College, Canada; Otto Fredrich Universitat, Bamberg, Germany; IESEG, F School of Management, France; Curtin University, Australia; University of Lincoln, UK, University of Western Australia, Australia; Sogang University, Korea among others.

WeSchool Mumbai Highlights

Founded In | Institute Type 1977 | Private
Affiliated University University of Mumbai
Approved By AICTE, NBA, and MHRD
College Type Private
Popular Course PGDM
Entrance Exam National: CAT/ XAT/ GMAT/ CMAT/ ATMA
Admission Mode Online
Library Books: 40,000+
How to Reach 3 Km away from Matunga Railway Station 14.3 km away from Chhatrapati Shivaji International Airport
Official Website https://www.welingkar.org/

WeSchool Mumbai Ranking

  • WeSchool achievements in the academic year 2018-2019 reflect the energy, innovation, and passion of the WE team on campus. 
  • WeSchool was awarded the special jury mention for excellence in employability through industry engagement at the 6th FICCI Higher Education Excellence Award 2019, Delhi.
  • WeSchool recognized as the 'Best Performing Institution Innovation Council of West Zone' (WRO) by the Ministry of Human Resources Development - Innovation Cell (MIC) in coordination with AICTE (All India Council for Technical Education).
  • WeSchool has been ranked 11th among the top Private B-Schools India category, India by NHRDN (National HRD Network) B-School Ranking 2018-2019.
  • WeSchool has won AICTE-CII IndPact Award for Best Industry-Linked Institute at Education Summit celebrating industry-academia collaborations, New Delhi. The award is an outcome of the AICTE-CII Survey of Industry-linked Technical Institutes 2019 from 9,000 institutes. Only 3000 Institutes were shortlisted after a short survey among which 10 institutes won the award. WeSchool, Mumbai in the Management Institute Category, was among the winning institutes. 
  • WeSchool won the ‘Special Mention by Jury’ award for its' contribution to management education and best student category at the 40th Bombay Management Association (BMA) Academic Awards 2019.
  • WeSchool has also been acknowledged as the ‘Champion of Rural Markets 2018’ for advocating rural growth through Management Education, at the 6th Annual Economic Times, Rural Strategy Summit, Delhi.

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WeSchool Mumbai Courses

WeSchool offers two years of full-time AICTE approved PGDM programs. The pedagogy includes lectures, on-field industrial projects, simulation games promoting cross-functional leadership which is delivered by industry experts from leading companies. WeSchool benchmarks its syllabus as against top International and Indian Business Schools. A brief about the same is tabulated below:

PGDM Courses

PGDM Program Name Eligibility Mumbai Campus Intake Bengaluru Campus 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
180 60
Post Graduate Diploma in Management E-Business (PGDM E-Business)  60 120
Post Graduate Diploma in Business Design (PGDM – Business Design)  60 30
PGDM Research and Business Analytics  60 -
PGDM Healthcare Management  60 -
PGDM Media and Entertainment  60 -
PGDM Retail Management 60 -
PGDM Rural Management 60 -

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)

Check: WeSchool Mumbai Courses and Fees

How to Apply for Admission at WeSchool Mumbai

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

  • Log on to the WeSchool website
  • Register and Create an account
  • Verify your registered email id.
  • Purchase the application form for INR 2500 online.
  • Once you pay the application form fee, the Application Form number is sent to you on your registered email id.
  • Save the form number and mention your form number in all your future communications with the institute.
  • Watch for the Last Date to Apply – January 31, 2021

Selection Criteria

  • Candidates will be selected on the basis of the following exams followed by Personal Interview:
Course Entrance Test Read more
PGDM CAT Click here
XAT Click here
CMAT Click here
ATMA  Click here
GMAT 2018 onwards Click here
Ph.D PET -

Check: WeSchool Mumbai Admission

WeSchool Admission Cut Off 

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

All Programs Cut Off
CAT 2020 75
XAT 2021 75
CMAT 2021 80
ATMA 2021 (Feb) 80
GMAT 600
PGDM HCM 70 across all tests

Note: 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.

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WeSchool Mumbai Placements

The placements at WeSchool had an excellent response from companies, not only in terms of the number of job profiles but also the diversity in roles and attractive packages. The placements at WeSchool had an excellent response from companies, not only in terms of the number of job profiles but also the diversity in roles and attractive packages. A total of 291 companies visited the campus of which 50 were new companies. The highest package was recorded at INR 19.75 LPA and the average package was recorded at INR 9.32 LPA. Some of the placement highlights are as follows:

Program wise Packages for PGDM Programs

Batch year 2018-20
Program Average CTC Highest CTC Highest International Salary
PGDM 9.32 19.75 21.29
PGDM-eBiz 9.35 15.45 -
PGDM-Business Design 8.47 15.45 21.29
PGDM Research & Business Analytics 9.17 15 21.29
PGDM Healthcare 7.83 9.5 -
PGDM Media & Entertainment 8.43 18 -
PGDM Rural Management 8.5 19.25 -
PGDM Retail Management 9.17 15.45 -
Check: WeSchool Mumbai Placements

WeSchool Mumbai Faculty

A brief about the core faculty members of the institute are as follows:

Name Designation
Prof. Dr. Uday Salunkhe Group Director
Prof. Dr. Pradeep H. Pendse Dean Academics (Part-Time Masters Programs)  & Chief Technology Officer
Prof. Dr. S. T. Gondhalekar Dean-Operations & Entrepreneurship (OMB)
Prof. Smeeta Bhatkal Dean-BFSI
Prof. Vanita Patel Dean-Finance
Prof.  Dr. Swapna Atul Pradhan Dean Academics( Full Time Programs )

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WeSchool Mumbai FAQs

Ques. Does the institute provide accommodation facilities?

Ans. Yes, WeSchool offers separate hostels for boys and girls are available within 2 km from the college. The hostel has 24*7 internet connectivity. Admissions are on a first come first serve basis and first preference is given to non-localities. For more information, click here

Ques. What is the address of WeSchool Bangalore Campus?

Ans. The address of WeSchool Bangalore Campus is listed below:

102/103, Electronic City Phase 1,
Next to Telephone Exchange,
Hosur Road, Bengaluru-560100
080-42678300

Ques. What are the facilities provided by the institute?

Ans.The Mumbai campus sports state of the art facilities like complete Wi-Fi and Innovation & Leadership Labs that form an indispensable part of teaching methodology, along with numerous other new-age learning tools. Listed below are the details for same:

  • Conference Room
  • Innovation Lab
  • Maker’s Lab
  • Library
  • Corporate Library
  • Auditorium
  • Agri Lab
  • Management Development Program Classroom
  • Nirvana Hall for Yoga

Ques. What is the faculty base of Welingkar Institute of Management Development and Research?

Ans. WeSchool’s Mumbai campus has a core faculty base of 71 members, 108 plus visiting faculty, and 72 guest speakers with various corporate experience. The core faculty has a rich mix of professors and academicians who have a sound corporate experience. Bengaluru campus of the institute has a core faculty base of 21 members, 30 plus visiting faculty, and 13 guest speakers. All of them have a versatile corporate experience.

Ques. How is the alumni network of Welingkar Institute of Management Development and Research?

Ans. About 30,000 alumni associated with Welingkar Institute of Management Development and Research are invited for participation in various round-tables, seminars, workshops, reunions, and get-togethers. The institute has active networking of the alumni.

Ques. What are the fees for the 2-year full-time PGDM programme at Welingkar Institute of Management Development and Research?

Ans. The tuition fee for all PGDM programmes is INR 5,50,000 per annum. The Library Deposit is INR 4,000 which is refundable and the hostel fees are from INR 90,000 to INR 1,50,000 approximately. The fees at Welingkar Institute of Management Development and Research are subject to change without prior intimation.

Ques. How is the placement at Welingkar Institute of Management Development and Research?

Ans. Over 201 companies visit the campus every year for the placement programme of Welingkar Institute of Management Development and Research. The highest domestic salary package to date was INR 15 Lakh/ annum, and the average domestic salary package is INR 8 Lakh/ annum.

Ques. How to contact Welingkar Institute of Management Development and Research for queries related to the full-time PGDM programme?

Ans. Candidates can contact the Welingkar Institute of Management Development and Research via the information mentioned below: Contact Info: 022-24198400/ 022-24198700/ 9702772899/ 8452062782/ 9769643338/ 7208649706/ 9321875551 Email: pgapp@welingkarmail.org

Ques. What are the courses offered at Welingkar Institute of Management Development and Research?

Ans. The courses offered at Welingkar Institute of Management Development and Research are PGDM, Master of Marketing Management (Part-time), MMS, Master of Human Resource Development and Management, and Master of Information Management (Part-time).

Ques. What is the intake capacity for respective courses at Welingkar Institute of Management Development and Research?

Ans. The intake capacity for respective courses at Welingkar Institute of Management Development and Research for PGDM - 180, Master of Marketing Management (Part-time) - 120, MMS - 120, Master of Human Resource Development and Management - 60, and Master of Information Management (Part-time) - 60.

Ques. What if a candidate wants batch transfer at Welingkar Institute of Management Development and Research?

Ans. The candidates at Welingkar Institute of Management Development and Research can apply for a batch transfer within four years from the initial date of admission. Batch transfers are only available for students who have not taken any exams in the batch selected at the time of examination.