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.
|Start of the Application||January 4, 2021|
|End of the Application||January 31, 2021|
|GDPI Shortlist||February/March, 2021|
|GDPI (Tentative)||March, 2021|
|Final Merit Status||April 2021|
|Founded In | Institute Type||1977 | Private|
|Affiliated University||University of Mumbai|
|Approved By||AICTE, NBA, and MHRD|
|Entrance Exam||National: CAT/ XAT/ GMAT/ CMAT/ ATMA|
|How to Reach||3 Km away from Matunga Railway Station 14.3 km away from Chhatrapati Shivaji International Airport|
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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 Program Name||Eligibility||Mumbai Campus Intake||Bengaluru Campus Intake|
|Post Graduate Program in Management (PGDM)||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||-|
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)|
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:
|Course||Entrance Test||Read more|
|GMAT 2018 onwards||Click here|
Check: WeSchool Mumbai Admission
WeSchool, Mumbai and Bengaluru expected cut off for admission to PGDM 2021-23 are expected to remain as under. Only the candidates above the minimum cut-off in the acceptable entrance exam will be considered for all the subsequent stages.
|MBA Entrance Exam||Acceptable Years of Exam||Expected Cut Offs|
Check: WeSchool Mumbai Cut Off
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 in which 50 were new companies. 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. Some of the placement highlights are as follows:
|Batch year 2018-20|
|Program||Average CTC||Highest CTC||Highest International Salary|
|PGDM Research & Business Analytics||9.17||15||21.29|
|PGDM Media & Entertainment||8.43||18||-|
|PGDM Rural Management||8.5||19.25||-|
|PGDM Retail Management||9.17||15.45||-|
A brief about the core faculty members of the institute are as follows:
|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 )|
Check: WeSchool Mumbai Faculty
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
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:
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Ques. What are the fees for the 2-year full-time PGDM programme at Welingkar Institute of Management Development and Research?
Ques. How is the placement at Welingkar Institute of Management Development and Research?
Ques. How to contact Welingkar Institute of Management Development and Research for queries related to the full-time PGDM programme?
Ques. What are the courses offered at Welingkar Institute of Management Development and Research?
Ques. What is the intake capacity for respective courses at Welingkar Institute of Management Development and Research?
Ques. What if a candidate wants batch transfer at Welingkar Institute of Management Development and Research?
|PGDM||₹5.5 Lakhs (1st Year Fees)||Graduation with 50%|
|M.M.S||₹3.4 Lakhs (1st Year Fees)||Graduation|
|Executive Programme||₹7 Lakhs (Total Fees)||Graduation|
|M.M.||₹49,755 (1st Year Fees)||Graduation|
|Certification||₹1.82 Lakhs (Total Fees)||10+2|
|PG Program||₹18,880 (Total Fees)||Graduation|
|PG Program||₹18,880 (Total Fees)||Graduation|
Ans. XISS Ranchi is ranked 76 by NIRF 2020, WESCHOOL Mumbai is ranked 68 by NIRF 2020, SIES Mumbai is ranked 22 by Times 2020, and XIME Bangalore is ranked 56 by India Today for MBA. Given below a brief highlight of the MBA HRM program at these institutes. XISS Ranchi: Admission: Graduate students with above 50% marks in any streams are eligible to apply for the MBA in HRM program at XISS Ranchi. For getting admission a valid CAT/CMAT/XAT score is required. The applicants are selected on the performance in the entrance exam, group discussion, and personal interview. The grand total fees are around 10 lacs. Placements: The highest salary offered is 14 LPA and the average salary offered is 6 LPA. The top recruiters include Tata, ICICI, HDFC Mutual fund, Mahindra Finance. WESCHOOL Mumbai: Admission: Admission to the PGDM HRM at WESCHOOL Mumbai is based on CAT/XAT/CMAT/ATMA score, academic performance, work experience, group activity, and personal interview. Placements: The highest salary offered is 12 LPA and the average salary offered is 7 LPA. The top recruiters include Deloitte USI, GEP, Accenture, Nestle, Morgan Stanley. SIES Mumbai: Admission: The basic selection criteria of admission is through the entrance test followed by Group Discussion and Personal Interview. Applicants applying for admission in SIES need to appear for one of these entrance exams, CAT/MAT /XAT/CMAT /ATMA/MH-CET. Placements: The highest salary offered is 18 LPA and the average salary offered is 7 LPA. Some of the major recruiters at SIEM are Aditya Birla Capital, Phoenix, FCB, KPMG, TCS, MARICO, Philips, Reliance Group. XIME Bangalore: Admission: The students having graduate degrees with 50% and above marks are eligible for admission into the MBA HRM program. An entrance test score of 75% and above is required in CAT/XAT/GMAT/MAT/ATMA/CMAT. The grand total fees for studying at Xime is around 10 lacs. Placements: The highest salary package offered is 16.5 LPA however, the average salary package is 7 LPA. The top recruiters include Deloitte, Infosys, Wipro, HDFC Bank. The placement stats and total fees are similar in all the colleges. The student can choose any of them for an HRM specialization.Read more
Ans. Both NMIMS Bangalore and Welingkar University or WeSchool are excellent for PGDM course. Welingkar University is famous for its 2 year PGDM program which provides many specializations like finance, operations, supply chain management, etc. NMIMS offers a number of courses related to management. Its PGDM course is relatively famous for its course structure and education. Ranking: NMIMS Bengaluru ranked amongst the top 5 emerging B-schools for 2015 by the ‘National Human Resource Development Network (NHRDN)’ – 2015. Welingkar University has ranked as 68th in the best management universities of India by the NIRF Ranking Framework. Admission: NMIMS Bengaluru For admission to NMIMS students are required to have a verified undergraduate degree and test scores of GMAT. For students who have not given GMAT, they can appear for NMAT which is conducted by NMIMS. The final admissions will be based on merit. Welingkar Mumbai For PGDM course at Welingkar, students are required to present test scores of CAT /XAT /CMAT /ATMA /GMAT and the cumulative scores of their undergraduate degree. Students will be admitted on the basis of merit in their exam scores. Placements: NMIMS Bengaluru The placement percentage of NMIMS has been very high as almost 90% of their students applying to the placement cell get placed in the top companies in Bangalore including PPOs in eminent brands like VMware, Exide Life Insurance, Tata Capital, and many more. The highest package offered was 21.38 LPA with the average being 10.5 LPA. Most of the students are placed in FMCG, CD, Pharma, and Retail industries. Welingkar Mumbai Welingkar University PGDM course has high placements with top recruiters among Deloitte USI, GEP, Accenture, Nestle, Morgan Stanley, Infosys, Manipal Cigna Health Insurance, Philips India Ltd, Keva, ICICI Bank, etc. Their highest salary went up to 13.94 LPA with the average salary range of 10.92 LPA. The institute recorded 85% placement record in the recent placement drive. Thus both these universities are excellent for their course structure and placements. It completely depends on the student about which institute they want to pursue based on their exam scores and financial abilities. Rest assured PGDM course at any of these institutes is likely to result in a successful career.Read more
Ans. IMT Ghaziabad and Welingkar, Mumbai are premier management institutes in India. Between the two institutes, IMT Ghaziabad is more recognized among the recruiters and has a bigger band name. IMT is also ranked higher for MBA by NIRF. Given below is an insight into the PGDM programs offered by the two institutes. Criteria IMT Ghaziabad Welingkar Mumbai Accreditation AICTE AICTE, NBA Rank (by NIRF) 37 68 Entrance exams accepted CAT/XAT/GMAT CAT/XAT/GMAT/ATMA CAT cutoff 90 80 Selection Group Exercise, Personal Interview Group Activity, Personal Interview Student intake 420 180 Fees 17.55 lakhs 11.04 lakhs Highest International CTC 58.22 LPA 21.29 LPA Highest domestic CTC 34 LPA 19.25 LPA Average CTC 13.60 LPA 9 LPA Top recruiters Airtel, Hero Motocorp, Godrej, Amazon, Deloitte, Apollo Tyres Cisco, ITC, cognizant and Accenture Axis bank, Casio FACTSET, Deloitte, Colgate-Palmolive IBM, Airtel, HP, and Nokia Both colleges have an excellent academic environment and offer decent placement opportunities. Read more