Welingkar Institute of Management Development and Research, Mumbai Admission 2023: Check USPs, Fees, Placements, Profile Based Selection Process; Last Date to Apply – Jan 15

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November 18, 2022
Welingkar Institute of Management Development and Research, a leading B-school in Mumbai and one of the top B-schools in NIRF Ranking 2022, is open with its application process for PGDM admission 2023 for all the 8 PGDM programmes. For admission 2023, Welingkar will accept CAT, XAT, CMAT, ATMA and GMAT score. The B-school has moderate fee structure and offers strong placements
Welingkar Mumbai Admission 2023

Prin. L.N. Welingkar Institute of Management Development and Research with campuses in Mumbai and Bengaluru is open with its phase-1 application process from Nov 14, for admission to all the PGDM programmes for 2023-25 batch. Welingkar is a leading B-school with moderate fee, strong placements and industry connect and has campuses at Matunga, Mumbai and at Electronic City, Bengaluru. Those who have registered and are appearing in CAT 2022, XAT 2023, ATMA, CMAT 2023 can apply by the last date – January 15, 2023

Welingkar Mumbai PGDM Admission 2023 Open: Apply Now

Welingkar curriculum is industry relevant and the B-school follows innovative pedagogic approach. Read below the key details about Welingkar PGDM admission 2023, key USPs, programmes offered, Fee, Placements, likely dates and more

Table of Contents

  1. Welingkar Institute Mumbai: Key Highlights and USPs
  2. Welingkar Programmes Offered & Specializations
  3. Welingkar Mumbai Fees 
  4. Welingkar Mumbai Placements 2022
  5. 5. Welingkar Mumbai Seats for PGDM Programs 
  6. Welingkar GCL Programme: Unique Pedagogic Approach
  7. Welingkar Mumbai Admission Eligibility Criteria 2023
  8. How to Apply for Welingkar Mumbai Admission 2023
  9. Welingkar Mumbai Admission Dates
  10. Welingkar Mumbai Admission Criteria 2023

1. Welingkar Institute: Key Highlights & USPs

  • 1.1 Top Ranked: Welingkar is ranked #68 among top 125 B-schools in National Institutional Ranking Framework (NIRF) 2022 conducted by Ministry of Human Resources Development, Government of India. It is ranked #27 in MBAUniverse.com B-School Ranking 2022 and ranked # 1 in Private affiliated colleges and 19th in private B-Schools nationally, 5th in West Zone and 1st in Mumbai in the Outlook Magazine Business School Ranking 2022
  • 1.2 Accreditations & Approvals: Welingkar Mumbai is Accredited by the National Board of Accreditation (NBA) for its PGDM, PGDM E-biz,PGDM Business design and MMS programs. All the Welingkar PGDM programs are approved by the All India Council for Technical Education (AICTE). Welingkar is an autonomous institute affiliated to university of Mumbai and also offers university affiliated MMS and part time Masters degree programs of  Mumbai University
  • 1.3 Welingkar Mumbai Fees: Welingkar Mumbai Fees is Rs.13 lakhs for Two years PGDM programme
  • 1.4 Strong Welingkar Placements: Welingkar Mumbai Placement 2022 has recorded Average salary of Rs.10.41 LPA and Highest salary at Rs15.42 LPA for its PGDM 2020-22 batch
  • 1.5 Top Recruiters: Some of the top recruiters in Placement 2022 included Adani Wilmar, Amazon, Axis Bank, Capgemini, Cognizant, Darashaw, Deutsche Bank, EY, Morgan Stanley, Nestle, Reliance Retail, Vedanta
  • 1.6 Learning Experience - key Differentiator: “Global Citizen Leader Program (GCL)” of Welingkar Institute is one of the key differentiators of learning experience
  • 1.7 Industry Linkage: Recently, WeSchool was conferred the AICTE-CII IndPact Award for Best Industry-Linked Institute for Management (Established) and was honored 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)
  • 1.8 International Collaborations for Student Exchange: The International Collaborations of Welingkar include Prominent Partner Universities. Welingkar Mumbai International Partnerships include VHL, Netherlands; University of Western Australia; Uni. Of Haifa, Israel; Tel Aviv Uni, Israel; MalardalenUni, Sweden among others. Welingkar Bengaluru International Partnerships include Sogang University, South Korea; Ben-Gurion Uni of the Negev, Israel; IDC Herzliya, Israel
  • 1.9 Centres of Excellence: Welingkar has various centres of excellence for development of students including Development Center, Finance GYM, Finance Lab, organizes industry Roundtables / Alumni Roundtables

2. Welingkar Programmes Offered & Specializations
S. P. Mandali's Prin. L. N. Welingkar Institute of Management Development & Research (WeSchool), offers following 2 year full-time, AICTE recognized, Post Graduate Diploma Management (PGDM) Programs

  1. PGDM
  2. PGDM (Research and Business Analytics)
  3. PGDM (Business Design)
  4. PGDM (E-Business)
  5. PGDM (Retail)
  6. PGDM (Healthcare)
  7. PGDM (Media & Entertainment)
  8. PGDM (Rural Management)​

2.1 Specializations Offered by Welingkar
Welingkar's PGDM specialization areas are Marketing, Finance, Human Resources, and Operations. The institute aims to nurture students as competent future managers with leadership abilities and an innovative mindset combined with exposure to real-life business scenarios.

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3. Welingkar Mumbai Fees for PGDM Programs: Tuition Fee & other expenses
Welingkar Mumbai Fees is moderate followed by strong placements. It is one of the renowned management institutes in India with high RoI. Welingkar Mumbai fees for flagship and all other PGDM programmes, and other expenses are lower than many other top MBA colleges, as below:

Welingkar Fees Component
MUMBAI Campus Fee (Subject to Revision) 
Bengaluru Campus Fee (Subject to Revision) 
Tuition Fee (2 Years)
Rs.13,00,000
Rs.13,00,000

4. Welingkar Placements 2022
Over the years, Welingkar, Mumbai and Bengaluru have recorded consistently high placements.

4.1 Welingkar Mumbai Placements 2022

  • Average salary in placement 2022 is Rs.10.41 Lakhs
  • The highest salary in Welingkar Mumbai placement 2022 stood at Rs.15.42 Lakhs

4.2 Welingkar Bengaluru Placements 2022

  • Average salary in Welingkar Bengaluru placement 2022 is Rs 9.40 lakhs
  • The highest salary in Welingkar Bengaluru placement 2022 is 13 lakhs

4.3 Top Recruiters in Placement 2022
Some of the top recruiters at Welingkar Placement 2022 included Adani Wilmar, Amazon, Axis Bank, Capgemini, Cognizant, Darashaw, Deutsche Bank, EY, Morgan Stanley, Nestle, Reliance Retail, Vedanta

5. Welingkar Mumbai Seats & Welingkar Bengaluru Seats for PGDM Programs
Welingkar offers wide range of 2 years full time PGDM programs in the key management areas at its Mumbai and Bengaluru campuses. PGDM program offerings with intake and key highlights are shared below:

5.1 Welingkar Mumbai Seats with Programmes

  • 5.1.1 PGDM: 180 seats (started in 1994): The PGDM program is a comprehensive business management course offering specializations in Finance, Marketing, HR and Operations.
  • 5.1.2 PGDM ­ E­Business: 120 seats (started in 2007): It is a techno-commercial program which is a fine blend of management and information technology addressing the needs of dynamic sectors like Consulting, IT, Banking, Insurance, FMCG and Financial Services.
  • 5.1.3 PGDM ­ Business Design: 60 seats (started in 2008): The program covers all aspects of Management and integrates concepts like innovation, creativity and design thinking into mainstream management system.
  • 5.1.4 PGDM ­ Healthcare: 60 seats (started in 2011): The program combines disciplines of Business Management and Healthcare. The learning process involves academic training in theory with practical application across different domains in Healthcare industry.
  • 5.1.5 PGDM ­ Rural Management: 60 seats (started in 2012): The major distinguishing feature of the program provides a dedicated practical exposure to work effectively in the emerging rural economies. The program focuses on wealth creation through development of sustainable business models in the rural space.
  • 5.1.6 PGDM ­ Retail Management: 60 seats (started in 2012): The program provides a comprehensive view of the retail industry along with functional specializations across Marketing, Finance, HR and Operations.
  • 5.1.7 PGDM ­ Research & Business Analytics: 120 seats (started in 2016): The program enables the student to learn how to make sense of the available dynamic data, information and knowledge. The Program transforms the student to become a versatile analyst & sense maker, a design thinker & innovator and a risk taker & leader.
  • 5.1.8 PGDM ­ Media & Entertainment: 60 seats (started in 2016) The synergistic program is intense and stimulating. We inspire the learner to explore media from a content creation framework to content management. It aims to create a manager who is not only aware about the nuances of entertainment biz but also has a skill-set to lead businesses in advertising, digital media marketing and production.

5.2 Welingkar Bengaluru Seats with Programmes 

  • 5.2.1 PGDM - 60 seats (started in 2009): The program's multi-disciplinary learning offers a fine blend of General Management and functional specialisations in Marketing, Finance, Human Resources, Business Analytics and Operations. It aims to nurture you as a competent future manager with leadership abilities and an innovative mindset with an exposure to real-life business scenarios.
  • 5.2.2 PGDM ­ Business Design & Innovation-30 seats (started in 2010): The program is a fine blend of management and design disciplines. The student is exposed to the basic theories of management (in broad areas of Finance, Marketing, HR and Operations), like principles of Marketing, OrganisationalBehaviour, Cost and Management Accounting, HR Management, Operations Research and Design subjects like tools for innovators, design in business, info-graphics, UX design and much more.
  • 5.2.3 PGDM ­ E­Business -120 seats (started in 2010): The PGDM E-Business program primarily aims at nurturing a class of managers and leaders who have a strong foundation in business along with knowledge andexperience on a wide range of digital technologies. The major distinguishing feature of the two-year program is the unique pioneering curriculum which providesinsights into digital convergence and specialisations in Marketing, Finance, Human Resources, Business Analytics and Operations.
  • 5.2.4 PGDM ­ Research and Business Analytics 30 seats (started in 2020): The program has been designed to provide a skill development journey from learning fundamentals and basic concepts of Analytics to data-driven strategicdecision making across various business functions. It encompasses learning from fundamentals of Statistics & Probability to application of various Machine Learning algorithms in solving business problems. It exposes the learner to various data mining techniques; trains to build the story on data through data visualization; and equips the student with the knowledge of various analytics tools & language including R, Python, SPSS, Tableau, Power BI, JASP, BlueSky, Microsoft Excel, Knime to name a few.

6. Welingkar Global Citizen Leadership (GCL) Programme: Unique Pedagogic Approach
The “Global Citizen Leader Program (GCL)” at Welingkar is one of the key differentiators of learning experience. Integrated into all the PGDM programs, it is a learn by doing experience that every student goes through. Students work on a real-time challenge shared by a corporate and not only research to find the root cause, but also use prototyping to design real-time solutions.

The GCL program at WeSchool has got mention in the Stanford Innovation Journal and was awarded as an innovative pedagogy by the National HRD Network. Abbot India, Aditya Birla Capital, Bank of Baroda, Balaji Group (Ekta Kapoor Co.), Blueair (a Unilever company), Future Group, Leo Burnett, MSRLM (SHG), Tata Elexi, Mahindra Finance, Scott Sports India, Zee Entertainment among several others have provided an opportunity for the students of WeSchool, Mumbai and Bengaluru to work on Live Challenges.

7. Welingkar Mumbai Admission Eligibility Criteria 2023
Key points in Welingkar Mumbai eligibility criteria for admission 2023 are as below:

  1. Eligibility criteria require that the candidate must hold a bachelor's degree of minimum 3 years duration, with at least 50% marks or equivalent CGPA
  2. The graduation must be completed by June 2023
  3. The candidate should be registered and should appear in one of the following exams to be considered for admission at Welingkar - CAT 2022/XAT 2023/CMAT 2023/ATMA (Feb 2023)/ GMAT (Taken from 2020 onwards) and must score positive to become eligible for admission.
  4. A candidate appearing for the final year bachelor's degree/equivalent qualification examination and those who have completed the degree requirements and are awaiting results is also eligible to apply for Admission 2023.
  5. It is mandatory for a final year student, who is provisionally considered eligible by Welingkar and offered admission, to submit the mark-sheet and degree certificate of the final year bachelor's degree examination by the stipulated date as announced by the institute.

7.1 Welingkar Mumbai Eligibility for Specialized PGDM Programs
Below is shared Welingkar Mumbai admission eligibility criteria 2023 for specific PGDM programs:

7.1.1 PGDM-HCM: Candidates with education background like (Pharma, AYUSH and specific sciences microbiology), etc. or relevant work experience in the healthcare field, will be called for Selection Process, if they have marked Healthcare as a preference.

7.1.2 PGDM-Rural Management: Candidates with 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 PGDM Rural as a preference. Welingkar Mumbai admission 2024 process is likely to remain same as this year and those who are not eligible to apply now, may apply for Welingkar Mumbai admission 2024 by referring to this article.

8. How to Apply for Welingkar Mumbai Admission 2023?
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 Welingkar website
  • Register and Create an account
  • Purchase the application form for Rs. 2500/- online
  • Once you pay the application form fee, the form number and password is sent to you on your registered email id
  • Save the form number and password and mention your form number in all your future communications with the institute
  • Applicants will be allowed to update their percentile online once the Entrance Test Results are declared.​

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8.1 Welingkar Mumbai Last Date to apply
Welingkar Mumbai last date to apply for 1st phase of admission is January 15, 2023.

9. Welingkar Mumbai Admission Dates for PGDM 2023-25 programs
Below are the important dates for Welingkar Mumbai Admission 2023

Welingkar Admission 2023 Activity
Phase 1
Phase 2 (With Late fees Rs. 500/-)
Application Start date
14th Nov, 2022
16th Feb, 2023
Application Last date
15th Jan, 2023
31st March, 2023 (depends on CMAT)
GD/PI Shortlist
End of Jan, 2023 (Basis CAT /XAT Result /Profile based calls).
April, 2023 (Basis ATMA /CMAT/GMAT)
GD/PI (Online)
2nd Feb to 15th Feb 2023
18thApril 2023 to 30th April 2023
Merit List
2ndApril 2023 (CAT/XAT)
May 2023 (ATMA /CMAT/GMAT)

10. Welingkar Mumbai Admission Criteria 2023
Welingkar Mumbai Admission Criteria describe in detail the exams accepted for admission, Welingkar Mumbai cut off and shortlisting criteria, final selection criteria and clarify on Do’s & Don’ts on admission process.

10.1 Exam Accepted for Welingkar Admission 2023
Following MBA entrance exam scores are accepted for Welingkar Mumbai Admission 2023 
CAT 2022, XAT 2023, CMAT 2023, ATMA Feb 2023, GMAT (2020 Onwards)

10.2 Welingkar Mumbai Shortlist Criteria
Welingkar Institute of Management Development and Research Mumbai and Bengaluru shortlist  Criteria 2023 is based on profile and entrance exam score. Welingkar follows a unique profile based selection process which assigns significant value to academic performance, work experience, Group Activity, Personal Interview and written test scores. Key details about Welingkar Mumbai shortlist criteria are:

  • The applicants who apply by the last date are shortlisted based a minimum qualifying score in the entrance exam.
  • Candidates who fulfil the following criteria are shortlisted for profile based calls: Profile Plus Cut off based - The institute + Extra Curricular Activities ( Strictly District, State, National & international level only) if any are considered for short listing to the GDPI.
  • Welingkar considers Academic profile with Class 10, 12 and Graduation Marks
  • Relevant Work Experience is considered in Profile Based Shortlisting
  • Extra-Curricular Activities (District, State, National, International level only) are considered in shortlisting for GD-PI round
  • The scores of entrance exams can be submitted later by the last date for cut off consideration
  • If the candidate has applied for profile based Shortlisitng and is not considered, he/she would be considered again for non-profile based shortlisting.
  • Mere fulfillment of minimum eligibility criteria does not ensure consideration for short listing for next stage of Admissions process

10.3 Final Admission Selection Round Criteria

  • Post short-listing applicants are called for the GD-PI round
  • All the shortlisted candidates are eligible to go through the final selection round
  • Final selection is based on Entrance exam score, Work Experience, Academic performance, Extra-curricular activities, Group Activity score, Personal Interview score.
  • Final admission offer based on above parameters will be given to the candidates in May 2023.
  • Admissions are based on merit only. No discrimination is made on basis of the state from which graduation certificate is obtained. There are no reservations for linguistic minorities either.​

10.4 Welingkar Mumbai Cut Offs for Admission 2023
WeSchool's Unique Profile based selection process assigns significant value to academic performances, work experience, Group Activity, Personal Interview along with the written test scores.

Welingkar Mumbai Cutoffs for admission to PGDM, as applied by the institute for 2022-24 batch, are as under. Only the candidates above the minimum cut-offs in the acceptable entrance exam will be considered for all the subsequent stages.

10.1 Welingkar Mumbai General Merit List – Shortlisting Criteria

Programs
Welingkar CAT cut off percentile
Welingkar XAT cut off percentile
Welingkar CMAT Score Cut off
Welingkar ATMA Cut off Percentile
Welingkar GMAT cut off Percentile
PGDM, E-Business Research & Business Analytics
80
80
225
85
80
Retail, Media, Business Design
75
75
211
80
75
PGDM – HCM, PGDM Rural Management
70
70
188
70
70

10.2 Welingkar Bengaluru Cut off
Welingkar Bengaluru Bengaluru Cutoffs for different PGDM programs are:

Programs
Welingkar CAT cut off percentile
Welingkar XAT cut off percentile
Welingkar CMAT Score Cut off
Welingkar ATMA Cut off Percentile
Welingkar GMAT cut off Percentile
PGDM, E-Business Research & Business Analytics
75
75
211
80
75
PGDM Business Design & Innovation
70
70
199
75
70

Important Notes:
1. Candidates with Education background like Pharma, AYUSH and specific sciences microbiology, or relevant work experience in the healthcare field, will be called for GDPI, if they have marked Healthcare as a preference.

2. 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.

8.3 Welingkar Mumbai Selection Criteria for final Admission
Welingkar Mumbai admission process to generate final merit list for admission includes the following parameters:

Final Selection Parameters
Percentage of Weightage  
Qualifying Entrance Test percentile:
Best of percentile in CAT (2022), XAT (2023), ATMA (Feb 2023), GMAT (2020 onwards), CMAT (2023 score ) will be considered
40%
Academics (X,XII, Graduation):
Basic eligibility of 50% in graduation is mandatory
15%
Pre Interview Questionnaire and Personal Interview (PIQ): Has been designed to assess your individual aptitude and personality attributes
40%
Extra-Curricular activities, Sports, awards and achievements at District, National, International level, Academic diversity etc.
 5%
Total Composite Score: Merit position of the of above parameters will be used for offering admission to a program
100%

Source: Based on Welingkar Selection Criteria 2022-24 batch

The PGDM programme at Welingkar Institute of Management Development and Research Mumbai is AICTE approved with good learning experience. The pedagogy includes lectures, on-field industrial projects, simulation games promoting cross-functional leadership which is delivered by outstanding academicians and renowned Industry experts from leading companies. Welingkar benchmarks its syllabus as against top International and Indian Business Schools. Application for Welingkar PGDM admission 2023 is open. Apply Now

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