Uday Salunkhe

Welingkar Institute of Management Development & Research

Uday SalunkheAt the Welingkar Institute of Management Development and Research our vision is to nurture thought leaders and practitioners through inventive education. Part of our mission is to focus on inventive education by offering practical, innovative and technological driven programs and contribute significantly to the Indian corporate world by preparing management graduates with a global mindset. Provide managerial talent with risk managing ability, passion for learning and creative thinking as well as develop alumni network of mutual benefit is also part of the mission. Through the leadership and vision of Prof Dr. Uday Salunkhe, Welingkar Institute of Management was ranked top 16th in Economic Times – India Inc's Preferred B Schools survey 2011 and also 7th in West India and 16th overall in India's Top 50 Business Schools by the Hindustan Times Best B Schools in India Survey in 2010. Under Prof Dr. Uday Salunkhe’s visionary leadership, the institute has also been ranked 8th in the private B-School category by Outlook in the B-School Survey in 2008, 3rd in Student Exchange Program category and 7th in Faculty Exchange Program category.

In its latest accolade, WeSchool was ranked 10th in India by the Times of India B-School Survey in 2015.
Welingkar has received several awards in recognition of leadership, development, innovation and industry interface when it comes to business schools. Under the able guidance of Dr. Uday Salunkhe, WeSchool continues to attain greater heights by launching a slew of new courses, benefiting the new-age students’ community. Prin. L. N. Welingkar Institute of Management Development (WeSchool) was honoured with the ‘Best Management Institute of the Year 2015 ‘WeSchool is previously honoured with the ‘BMA Outstanding Management Institute of the Year Award’ in 2010 and 2013.

The institute was also the recipient of the JJ Irani Award as the Best Management Institute, in September, 2006. Uday Salunkhe has initiated several international partnerships for Welingkar with universities across the globe to facilitate faculty & student exchange programs, study internships in the USA, UK and parts of Europe that include Sweden, France etc.

The Dewang Mehta Business Award which is an award that recognises talent and leadership amongst the Business Schools across India was awarded to the institute in 2008 for the following:

  • Business School which encourages Innovations that lead to better development
  • Business School Leadership Award
  • Business School with Best Academic Input (Syllabus) in Marketing and Retail / Services

In February of 2011, the Economic Times did a story on how students from non-IIM institutes, like Welingkar, were receiving prestigious offers from companies in the financial sectors and the IT sectors. The institute was ranked in the top 16th in the Economic Times – India Inc's Preferred B Schools survey 2011.  Programs started by WeSchool, run by Shikshana Prasaraka Mandali, are:

  • Post Graduate Diploma in Management in Business Design (PGDM-BD)
  • Post Graduate Diploma in Management in E-Biz
  • Post Graduate Diploma in Retail Management
  • Post Graduate Diploma in Healthcare Management
  • Post Graduate Diploma in Rural management (emerging economies)
  • Post Graduate Diploma in Management (Executive)
  • Post Graduate Program in Entrepreneurship
  • Post Graduate Program in Telecom Management (PGPTM) and Certificate Course in Telecom Marketing & Management (CTMM)

At Welingkar, we track the needs of current economy and accordingly launch new courses which are always in sync with the demand. Ensuring a skilful training and knowledge transfer to students at Welingkar is our key philosophy.


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