Established: 1977, Top-scoring parameters: Leadership & Governance, Accreditation & Linkages, Campus Life
Differentiator: Students are mentored by industry stalwarts
Prin. L. N. Welingkar Institute of Management Development and Research, popularly known as ‘WeSchool’, is one of the most preferred B-Schools in the country. WeSchool is a part of Shikshana Prasaraka Mandali Pune that manages 43 equally eminent educational institutes in Maharashtra and is led by Group Director and Prof. Dr. Uday Salunkhe.
The institute offers a wide range of postgraduate programmes in management, suited to various student and industry needs. Apart from the regular PGDM, it offers some distinctly specialized niche PGDM programmes in E-Biz, Business Design, Healthcare, Retail, ,and Rural Management. Weschool also offers an 11-month programme in Media and Entertainment. It is acclaimed for its distance learning courses as well and is one of the leading institutes with its distance learning programs accredited by the Distance Education Council (DEC), Govt. of India. The institute is also accredited by the National Board of Accreditation (NBA). The students can submit scores from CAT, ATMA, XAT, CMAT and Mh-CET entrance examinations, to secure admissions to the institute’s two year full-time management programs.
WeSchool is unique in its academic programs and pedagogy as it has introduced design thinking approach into management education. Adding to that, the institute has a team of faculty with a plethora of expertise and industry experience. WeSchool students are mentored by stalwarts from different walks of life for entrepreneurship and innovation thinking, moulding them into leaders with global mindset and eco-sensitive hearts.
The institute focuses on training the students on soft skills as well, going beyond the usual technical and domain knowledge. The institute is continuously striving to strengthen its industry-academia relations not only in the country but across the globe and has partnered with various renowned universities as well as corporates.
WeSchool had taken steps to establish strong links with foreign universities like Copenhagen Business School (Denmark), Malardalen University and Jonkoping International Business School (Sweden), Lancaster University and University of Hull (UK), Grant MacEwan College (Canada), Otto Friedrich Universitat and Stuggart Media University (Germany), Audencia Nantes and Ieseg School of Management (France), Curtin University of Technology (W Australia) and Unitec Institute of Technology (New Zealand).
Students of Welingkar Institute are sought after by the industry is proven by the fact that each year more than 250 Indian as well as multinational companies visit the campus to recruit fresh talent. The institute provides the students an atmosphere enabling self-reliance and this builds a sense of independence, discipline and helps the students to learn to pay attention to details while multi-tasking. With ‘We is the new I’ at the heart of our philosophy, the young global citizen managers stepping out of the portals of WeSchool are equipped to adapt a multi-disciplinary approach, collaborate with all stakeholders with empathy and deep sensitivity to devise sustainable solutions for economical, social and environmental success.