Welingkar Institute of Management Development & Research
At 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 at Welingkar. Through the leadership and vision of 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 Dr. Uday Salunkhe’s visionary leadership, Welingkar 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.
The Dewang Mehta Business Award which is an award that recognizes talent and leadership amongst the Business Schools across India, was awarded to Welingkar 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.
The awards that Welingkar won are in recognition of leadership, development, innovation and industry interface when it comes to business schools and was due to the positive influence of Dr. Uday Salunkhe. Welingkar 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.
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 and Welingkar was ranked in the top 16th in the Economic Times – India Inc's Preferred B Schools survey 2011.