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November 10, 2023
Welingkar Institute of Management Development and Research, a leading B-school in Mumbai and one of the top B-schools in NIRF Ranking 2023, has opened the application for PGDM admission 2024 for its Mumbai and Bengaluru campuses. Welingkar will accept CAT, XAT, CMAT, GMAT, ATMA score for admission 2024. Welingkar has registered high salary packages in placement 2023 for all the eight PGDM programmes.
Welingkar Mumbai Admission 2024

Prin. L.N. Welingkar Institute of Management Development and Research with campuses in Mumbai and Bengaluru has opened admission 2024. 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. Welingkar will accept CAT 2023, XAT 2024, ATMA, CMAT 2024, GMAT score for admission 2024. You can apply for Welingkar admission based on any of the above entrance exams. Apply Now.

Welingkar Mumbai and Bangalore offer wide range of AICTE approved PGDM programs and the admission 2024 is open for all the programs at both the campuses. The Institute has also shared the expected cut off percentile for the programs at both campuses.

Welingkar curriculum is industry relevant and the B-school follows innovative pedagogic approach. Read below the key details about Welingkar PGDM admission 2024, key USPs, programmes offered, Fee, Placements, likely dates and more

Welingkar Mumbai PGDM Admission 2024 Open: Apply Now

Table of Contents

1. Welingkar Institute Mumbai: Key Highlights and USPs
2. Welingkar Programmes Offered & Specializations
3. Welingkar Mumbai Fees 
4. Welingkar Mumbai Placements 2023
5. Welingkar Mumbai Seats for PGDM Programs 
6. Welingkar GCL Programme: Unique Pedagogic Approach
7. Welingkar Mumbai Admission Eligibility Criteria 2024
8. How to Apply for Welingkar Mumbai Admission 2024
9. Welingkar Mumbai Admission Criteria 2024
10. Exam Accepted for Welingkar Admission 2024

1. Welingkar Institute: Key Highlights & USPs

  • 1.1 Top Ranked: Welingkar is ranked #73 among top 125 B-schools in National Institutional Ranking Framework (NIRF) 2023 conducted by Ministry of Human Resources Development, Government of India. It is ranked #32 in MBAUniverse.com B-School Ranking 2023. It was 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-Business and PGDM Business design, PGDM Retail Management, PGDM Healthcare and PGDM Rural management 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.14 lakhs for Two years PGDM programmes
  • 1.4 Strong Welingkar Placements: The Welingkar Mumbai Placement 2023 has registered highest salary of Rs.24 LPA and Average salary of Rs.12.30 LPA for PGDM 2021-23 batch. The placement 2022 recorded Average salary of Rs.10.41 LPA and Highest salary at Rs18 LPA for its PGDM 2020-22 batch
  • 1.5 Top Recruiters: Some of the top recruiters in Placement 2023 included Amazon, EY, Axis Bank, Capgemini, Cognizant, Darashaw, Deutsche Bank, 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: WeSchool has been 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 Management)
  • 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.14,00,000
Rs.14,00,000

4. Welingkar Placements 2023 and 2022
Over the years, Welingkar, Mumbai and Bengaluru campuses have recorded consistently high placements. Apart from high salary packages offered to its students in the ongoing final placements for 2021-23 batch, Welingkar has registered strong internship packages in Summer placements for 2022-24 batch. Key highlights are: 

4.1 Welingkar Mumbai Placements 2023 & 2022

4.1.1 Summer Placements 2022-24 Batch Highlights

  • Highest Internship Stipend is Rs.75,000/-
  • Top Recruiters include Accenture, Alkem, Capgemini, CITI, DHL, EY, GEP, Goldman Sach, Jio Creative Labs, KPMG Global Services, Morgan Stanley, Petronas Lubricants, Reliance Retail, SEBI, TransUnion Cibil, VeePhoenix Compliance

4.1.2. Final Placement 2023
The placement for 2021-23 batch at Welingkar Mumbai has registered high salary packages with:

  • Average Salary: Rs.12.30 Lakhs
  • Highest Salary: Rs.24 Lakhs
Welingkar Mumbai Placements 2021-2023
Program
Highest Salary (Rs. in Lakhs Per Annum)
Average Salary (Rs. in Lakhs Per Annum)
PGDM
24
12.30
PGDM-eBiz
20.05
11.96
PGDM-RM
24
12.09
PGDM-BD
25.48
11.76
PGDM-HC
24
12.09
PGDM-Rural
24
12.09
PGDM-ME
22.58
11.74
PGDM-RBA
22.58
11.74
Overall
24
12.30

4.1.3 Final Placement 2022

  • Average salary in placement 2022 is Rs.10.41 Lakhs
  • The highest salary in Welingkar Mumbai placement 2022 stood at Rs.18 Lakhs

4.2 Welingkar Bengaluru Placements 2023 & 2022

4.2.1 Summer Placement 2022-24 Batch

  • Highest Internship Stipend is at Rs.100, 000/-
  • Top Recruiters include Accenture, ACT, Reliance Retail, Red Bull, ICICI Bank, Dell, ACT Ltd

4.2.2 Placement 2023
The placement process for 2021-23 batch at Welingkar Bengaluru has registered high salary packages with:

  • Average Salary: Rs.11 Lakhs
  • Highest Salary: Rs.17.85 Lakhs                                                           
        Welingkar Bengaluru Placements 2021-2023
Program
Highest Salary (Rs. in Lakhs Per Annum)
Average Salary (Rs.in Lakhs Per Annum)
PGDM
14
10
PGDM-eBiz
17.85
11
PGDM-BD &I
11.4
10.2
PGDM-RBA
14
10.9
Overall
17.85
10.52

4.2.2 Placement 2022

  • Average salary in Welingkar Bengaluru placement 2022 was Rs 9.40 lakhs
  • The highest salary in Welingkar Bengaluru placement 2022 was Rs.14.70 lakhs

4.3 Top Recruiters in Placement

Some of the top recruiters at Welingkar Placement 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- 60 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.

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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 2024
Key points in Welingkar Mumbai eligibility criteria for admission 2024 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 2024
  3. The candidate should be registered and should appear in one of the following exams to be considered for admission at Welingkar - CAT 2023/XAT 2024/CMAT 2024/ATMA (Feb 2024)/ GMAT (Taken from 2021 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 2024.
  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 2024 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.

8. How to Apply for Welingkar Mumbai Admission 2024?
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 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.​

9. Welingkar Mumbai Admission Criteria 2024
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.

Shortlisting Criteria for GDPI- General Merit List Percentile Cut off based call

Campus

Programs

CAT 2023

XAT 2024

CMAT

ATMA

Mumbai

PGDM

80

80

85

85

 

PGDM-eBiz

76

76

80

80

 

PGDM-RM

75

75

80

80

 

PGDM-BD

75

75

80

80

 

PGDM-HC

75

75

80

80

 

PGDM-Rural

74

74

80

80

 

PGDM-ME

74

74

80

80

 

PGDM-RBA

73

73

80

80

Bengaluru

All Programs

70

70

75

75

Mumbai

PGDM HCM

70 across all tests. 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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10. Exam Accepted for Welingkar Admission 2024
Following MBA entrance exam scores are accepted for Welingkar Mumbai Admission 2024  CAT 2023, XAT 2024, CMAT 2024, ATMA Feb 2024, GMAT (2021 Onwards)

10.1 Welingkar Mumbai Shortlist Criteria
Welingkar Institute of Management Development and Research Mumbai and Bengaluru shortlist  Criteria 2024 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

10.2 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 April/May 2024.
  • 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.​

10.3 Welingkar Mumbai Cut Offs for Admission 2024
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.

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.

10.4 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 (2023), XAT (2024), ATMA (Feb 2024), GMAT (2021 onwards), CMAT (2024 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 Previous year Selection Criteria

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 2024 is open, Apply Now

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