Welingkar Online Distance Learning MBA Admissions 2024, Fee Structure, Eligibility

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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.

Salient Features

The institute offers a hybrid program that allows working professionals to continue the program without leaving their jobs.

  • Virtual Classrooms – Interact with professors at your convenience
  • E-Learning – Study material available at the click of the button
  • Personal Contact Program – Interact with subject matter experts and get your concepts honed
  • Video Lectures – Complement your learning with video lectures
  • WE Tube – Brush your soft skills
  • WE Lounge – Get better domain knowledge and industry insights
  • Experimental learning – 2 day workshop that teaches concepts though games
  • Interactive Workshops – Interact with experts
  • Industrial Visits – Industrial visits helps in hands-on learning
  • Business Simulations – Gain industry relevant skills
  • Peer-To-Peer Learning – Interact with peers, exchange knowledge and gain insights
  • WE Upskill – Interactive virtual session to hone soft skills.

Welingkar Distance MBA admission 2023-24

Last date of Distance MBA admission for July 2023 Late Batch is 31-October-2023. The admissions happen throughout the year in 2 batches – January, and July.

Batch Last Date
July 2023 Batch 31-July-2023
July 2023 Late Batch 31st October, 2023
January 2023 Batch 31st January, 2023
January 2023 Late Batch 30th April, 2023 (Late Batch)

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:

  1. Graduate Degree/Provisional Certificate/ Final Marks Card attested by a Gazetted officer
  2. Two copies of Passport sized photographs
  3. Employment or Experience Certificate (if applicable)
  4. 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.

Welingkar Distance MBA Fee Structure 2023-24

The total course fee for Welingkar Distance MBA (PGDM-HB) (Hybrid Mode) is Rs. 1,01, 000/- for the two years. The fee with PCP (Personal Contact Program) is Rs. 1,04,600/-.

The students can also pay the fees in 2 annual installments of Rs. 53,500/- and Rs.52,500.

There is an additional fee of Rs.3,600/- for personal contact form (PCP).

Course Name Fee
Distance MBA (hybrid PGDM) Rs. 1,01,000/-
With PCP Rs. 1,04,600/-
Annual fee without PCP Rs.52,500/-
Annual fee with PCP Rs.53,500/-
Additional Specialization Rs.42,500/-
Lateral entry fee Rs.66,000/-
Lateral entry fee in 2 installments Rs.68,000/-

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 Deduction
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/-

Program Overview

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 offer following specializations based on courses taken in last 2 semesters


The institute requires that all the students pay the full tuition amount, and does not offer any kind of scholarships.

Eligibility Criteria

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.

Student Profile

The program attracts students with work-experience. 85% students have at least 2 years’ of work experience.

Welingkar Distance MBA batch profile
Welingkar Distance MBA batch profile

Specializations Offered

The institute offers specializations in various fields owing to the large number of sectors building up. The specializations offered are:

  1. Marketing Management
  2. Finance Management
  3. Human Resource Management
  4. Operations Management
  5. Supply Chain Management
  6. General Management
  7. E-Business
  8. International Business
  9. Retail Management
  10. Banking, Investment, and Insurance
  11. Rural and Agribusiness
  12. Hospitality Management
  13. Healthcare Management
  14. Advertising and Media
  15. Services Excellence
  16. Travel and tourism

The institute also offers the flexibility of Dual – Specializations in its courses.

Study Material

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.


Welingkar’s B School has won many accolades and rankings –

  • NIRF Ranked the school among the best 50 management schools in the country.
  • Competition success review placed it as best school in wester region for distance education
  • ‘Best Innovative Institute’ by ASSOCHAM.
  • AICTE-CII honored it with ‘Best Industry Linked Management Institute’ award.


Placement Support

90% of the students that have taken up the Welingkar program said that there was a direct correlation between the distance MBA by Welingkar and subsequent career opportunities they had. This shows the institute has a strong brand name in the market.

The institute also regularly publishes various job opportunities on its portal and students can access these easily. Since the institute attracts students from across the country, it does not conduct a formal placements.

Study Centers

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

Last Updated: 10-Apr-2023

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