Welingkar Distance Learning MBA
WeSchool, of Welingkar Education was established in the year 1977 to provide management education. WeSchool is one of the top schools in the country offering distance education.
Welingkar Institute of Management (WeSchool) is a part of Shikshana Prasara Mandali, a 120 year organization pioneering in the field of education with over 43 schools and colleges under it.
The institute also has a campus in Bangalore.
Distance MBA Admission Procedure
Welingkar offers a special Postgraduate Diploma course in Management through a Hybrid mode of learning. Welingkar offers admission to the students all through the year, and launches 4 batches each year commencing in January, April, July, and October.
STEP 1 – Prospectus & Application form
The application form can be filled online on the institute website www.welingkaronline.org. The application may also be purchased directly from the institute by paying an amount of Rs. 500/-, or through post by sending a Demand Draft of Rs. 550/- in favor of “ Welingkar Institute of Management” payable at Mumbai.
STEP 2 – Submit Application form with Documents and Course Fee
The application form must be submitted with it the following enclosures:
- Graduate Degree/Provisional Certificate/ Final Marks Card attested by a Gazetted officer
- Two copies of Passport sized photographs
- Employment or Experience Certificate (if applicable)
- The course fee may be either paid in cash at any of the Welingkar’s counters or through Demand Drafts.
If the candidate is applying online, he will have to print the filled-in application form and submit it to the institute along with the required enclosures and the prescribed fees. The application form along with the enclosures in either case must be addressed to:
Prin. L. N. Welingkar Institute of Management Development & Research
Lakhamsi Napoo Road, Opp. Matunga
Gymkhana, Matunga (C.R.) Mumbai-400 019
STEP 3 – Collect Course Material
Once registration is completed, the students will receive welcome kit with access to online study material. The student will also receive first year study material consisting of 9 books.
Last Date of admission
Last date of admission for January 2020 Batch is 31-January-2020.
|January 2020 Batch
||31st January, 2020
|April 2020 Batch
||30th April, 2020
Welingkar Distance MBA Fee Structure
The course fee for Welingkar Distance MBA (PGDM-HB) (Hybrid Mode) is Rs. 61, 000/- for the two years without PCP (Personal Contact Program). With PCP the fee is Rs. 64,600/-.
The students can also pay the fees in 2 annual installments of Rs. 33,500/- and Rs.32,500.
|Distance MBA (hybrid PGDM)
The Institute provides flexibility in fee payment modes and the student may pay in cash at the counter, through Demand Draft, or through Debit/Credit card / Net Banking online. Cheque or DD should be in favor of ‘Welingkar Institute of Management’ payable at Mumbai.
Student can cancel admission within 45 days after registration. A written cancellation application should be sent along study material and fee receipt challan. The refund depends on when cancellation application was made –
|Cancellation Application Date
|Within 1-15 days of admission
||10% of total course fees
|Within 16-30 days of admission
||20% of total course fees
|Within 31-45 days of admission
||50% of total course fees
|After 45 days of admission
||100% of total course fees (i.e. No refund)
NRI and international students interested in the course are required to pay $2000 as course fee. If they decide to pay in INR, the fee is Rs. 1,20,000/-
Welingkar offers hybrid PGDM which is a 2 year course that can be completed in maximum 4 years. The institute also offers distance PGDM programs that can be completed in 11 months. These programs are autonomous programs designed by the institute.
The institute requires that all the students pay the full tuition amount, and does not offer any kind of scholarships.
The student should be a graduate from any recognized university in India. In case of an international degree, the university offering it should be approved by AIU / UGC / IGNOU or by any other international associations like EQUIS, AACSB or AMBA.
Students with CA, ICWA degree or those with diploma from Welingkar are eligible for a waiver in certain subjects in first 2 semesters.
The institute offers specializations in various fields owing to the large number of sectors building up. The specializations offered are:
- Marketing Management
- Finance Management
- Human Resource Management
- Operations Management
- Supply Chain Management
- General Management
- International Business
- Retail Management
- Banking, Investment, and Insurance
- Rural and Agribusiness
- Hospitality Management
- Healthcare Management
- Advertising and Media
- Services Excellence
- Travel and tourism
The institute also offers the flexibility of Dual – Specializations in its courses.
Printed Material – Printed study material is sent to the student on their postal address. For some subjects, study material is offered only as eBooks.
E-Books – The study materials is available to the students in form ebooks, presentations that can be download anytime and accessed from anywhere.
E-Learning Tool-Kit – These are online study resources consisting of chaper-wise summary, power point presentations, online tests.
Online Video Lectures – Pre-recorded lectures on various subjects can be accessed online.
Virtual Classrooms – To make it easy for students to learn from anywhere, institute offers VCF (virtual classroom facility). The student need a laptop / computer with speaker and mike so that they can interact with faculty and other students during the session.
These live lectures are conducted twice a week from 7pm to 9:30pm. In the first year, total 80 hours of virtual classrooms are conducted.
Personal Contact Program
PCP consists of regular classrooms sessions where important concept from each subject are taught by the faculty. Student need to visit the Mumbai campus of the institute to attend these sessions.
Salient features of PCP –
- PCP is conducted for 6 days in each semester
- It is conducted 4 times a year before mid-term and final semester exams
- 7 hours are allotted for each subject
- Students should attend PCP after reading the course material since only advanced concepts are discussed
- PCP charges of Rs.3,600/- should be paid either at the time of admission. Otherwise students can pay Rs.400/- per subject later.
Welingkar Institute’s PGDM courses are approved by the erstwhile DEC (Distance Education Council), set up to assess distance education institutes. Furthermore the institute is also recognized and approved by the joint committee of UGC-AICTE-DEC in the year of 2009.
The distance diploma programs are also recognized and approved by NBA (National Board of Accreditation), AICTE, and Mumbai University.
Careers360 in its 2013 survey has ranked Welingkar the Top B-School in the west-zone, while Welingkar is ranked at 6th among the best distance education institutes for its MBA course.
Zee Business has also ranked Welingkar 4th best B-School among the other institutes, while Competition Success Review has ranked it the best institute for Distance Education in the country.
It was ranked 1st in West Zone by Competition Success Review in 2014, 2015 & 2016
For admission related queries and other information, the student may contact:
Address: Prin. L. N. Welingkar Institute of Management Development & Research
Lakhamsi Napoo Road, Next to R.A. Podar College,
Near Mutanga Central Rly. Station,
Matunga (C.R.) Mumbai-400 019
For Admission Enquiry: +91-22-40514050 / 51
E-mail: [email protected]
Although the institute does not offer direct placement assistance owing to the very large number of students, the institute with its brand name and reputation in the industry, opens up a large number of opportunities in career. Furthermore the institute provides job information at the Placement Opportunity Link on the website: http://www.welingkaronline.org
The institute provides courses in the hybrid mode, with both correspondence material, and online material. The institution also has study centers to facilitate the students with other auxiliary resources that may be needed. The details of the centers are given at: http://www.welingkar.org/contactus/contactus.asp