who we are

Few institutions can boast of bridging the gap between academics and the industry, like us. Hailing from the S.P. Mandali Trust - one of the oldest in India; Prin. L.N.Welingkar Institute of Management Development and Research (WeSchool) has come to be known as one of the torchbearers for progressive higher education today.

WeSchool - Mumbai and Bengaluru - Established in 1977 Welingkar
Established in 1977, WeSchool works under the aegis of S.P. Mandali Trust, one of the oldest trust in the space of education.

WeSchool has two campuses: Mumbai and Bengaluru.

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"The illiterate of this century will not be those who cannot read and write, but those who cannot learn, unlearn, and relearn."
- Alvin Toffler

At WeSchool, we are deeply inspired by these words of the great American writer and futurist. Undoubtedly, being convinced of the need for a radical change in management education, we decided to tread the path that leads to corporate revolution.

Emerging unarticulated needs and realities need a new approach both in terms of thought as well as action.

Cross disciplinary learning, discovering, scrutinizing, prototyping, learning to create and destroy-the mind's eye needs to be nurtured and differently so.

WeSchool has chosen the 'design thinking' approach towards management education. All our efforts and manifestations as a result stem from the integration of design thinking into management education.

We dream to create an environment conducive to experiential learning.

"We want that education by which character is formed, strength of mind is increased, intellect is expanded and by which one can stand on one's own feet. Education is the manifestation of the perfection already in man." – Swami Vivekananda.

our leadership

We choose to tread the path less travelled. Our aspiration is to create a fertile environment conducive to experiential learning.

Our destination is to nurture citizens who can lead self, organisations and society.

Under the visionary leadership of the Governing Trust, and with ‘design thinking’ at the heart of all our efforts, we strive towards disseminating knowledge, to create and nurture the leaders of tomorrow.

About S.P. Mandali

Founded in 1888, Shikshana Prasaraka Mandali is one of the pioneers of educational societies in Maharashtra. It believes in building not just an institution but a knowledge centre – Shikshana Prasaraka Mandali. The institution since its inception is determined to building an environment that encourages the spirit of free thinking, thus imparting quality education to more than 45,000 students. S.P. Mandali owns educational institutions including pre-primary, primary, secondary and higher secondary schools, colleges for Arts, Science and Commerce, a school for hearing impaired children, a therapeutic drug monitoring laboratory, an institute carrying out research in Ayurvedic and Herbal Medicine and management institutes.

The Mandali is registered both under The Societies Registration Act, 1860 and The Bombay Public Trusts Act, 1950. S.P.Mandali has had the fortune of receiving the blessings of Lokmanya Bal Gangadhar Tilak. For more details visit www.spmandali.org.in

managing council

Adv. Sohanlal Jain

Chairman

Shri. Shrikrishna Chitale

Vice-Chairman

Smt. Madhuritai Misal

Member

Shri. Vasant Desai

Member

Adv. Mihir Prabhudesai

Member

Shri. Satish Pawar

Member

Shri. Jayant Kirad

Member

Shri. Keshav Vaze

Member

Adv. Damodar Bhandari

Member

Shri. Suresh Deole

Member

Shri. Rajesh Patwardhan

Member

Shri. Purushottam Kulkarni

Member

Shri. Ranjeet Natu

Member

Shri. Sunil Joshi

Member

college development committee

Adv. Sohanlal Jain

Chairman

Shri. Shrikrishna Chitale
(Special Invitee)

Member

Smt. Madhuritai Misal

Member

Shri. Jayant Kirad

Member

Adv. Mihir Prabhudesai

Member

Shri. Suresh Deole

Member

Prof. Dr. Uday Salunkhe
(Group Director WeSchool)

Secretary

Accreditations and Affiliation

  • Approved by All India Council for Technical Education (AICTE), Ministry of HRD, Govt. of India for – All Full-time PGDM Courses at Mumbai and Bengaluru Campus
  • University-affiliated Full-time (MMS) and all 3 Year Part-time Master Degree Programmes
  • An autonomous institute affiliated to university of Mumbai

awards & rankings

Over the years, through the hours of hard work and dedication of our staff and students, we’ve garnered an array of sought-after International and National accolades.

We continue to push the boundaries of what we can accomplish through learning, and these rankings bear testament to our passion for our cause.

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NHRDN (National HRD Network)

WeSchool has been ranked 11th among the top Private B-Schools India category, India by NHRDN ( National HRD Network ) B-School Ranking 2018-2019

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National Institutional Ranking Framework

WeSchool is ranked among the top 100 B-Schools as per the National Institutional Ranking Framework (NIRF) conducted by Ministry of Human Resource Development, Government of India, 2019

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Academic Award 'Special mention by Jury'

WeSchool has been honoured to receive the Academic Award 'Special mention by Jury' for excellence in Management Education at the 40th BMA award function

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WeSchool is the only B-School in Mumbai to receive a four star rating as IIC among institutes in Western Region

MHRD's Innovation Cell has announced zone wise star rating for the Institute Innovation Councils (IICs) based on their performance for IIC Calendar Year 2018-19. WeSchool is the only B-School in Mumbai to receive a four star rating as IIC among institutes in Western Region. WeSchool features in the top 25 performing IICs, India

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BMA Corporate Leadership Award for Academic Excellence

WeSchool won the award for the Best Management Institute (Pvt. Tier 1) at 39th BMA (Bombay Management Association) Corporate Leadership Awards 2018 for Academic Excellence. This is in recognition of outstanding performance of the Institute and Excellence in Management Education.

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Champion of Rural Markets 2018, Economic Times

WeSchool has been felicitated as 'Champion of Rural Markets 2018' for advocating rural growth through Management Education, at the 6th Annual Economic Times, Rural Strategy Summit, Delhi.

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15th in Private B-School Category nationally and 12th in West Zone

WeSchool ranked 15th in Private B-School Category nationally and 12th in West Zone by Times of India in their Business School Survey 2018.

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16th in Private B-School Category, Outlook

WeSchool ranked 16th in the Private B-School Category nationally by Outlook in their Business School Survey 2018.

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Top 50-75 B-Schools

WeSchool is among the top 50-75 B-Schools as per the National Institutional Ranking Framework (NIRF) conducted by Ministry of Human Resource Development, Government of India.

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12th in Private B-School Category nationally and 11th in West Zone

WeSchool ranked 12th in the Private B-School Category nationally and 11th in the West Zone by Times of India in their Business School Survey 2017.

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Ranked 16th in Private B-School Category nationally and 12th in West Zone

WeSchool ranked 16th in the Private B-School Category nationally and 12th in the West Zone by Business Today in their Business School Survey 2017.

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11th & 5th in Private B- School category

WeSchool ranked overall 11th & 5th in Private B- School category as per Business India magazine in their B-School survey 2017.

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Top 50 B-Schools

WeSchool is among the top 50 B-Schools as per the National Institutional Ranking Framework (NIRF) conducted by the Ministry of Human Resource Development, Government of India.

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19th in Private B-School Category nationally and 14th in West Zone

WeSchool ranked 19th in the Private B-School Category nationally and 14th in the West Zone by The Week in their Business School Survey 2017.

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16th in Private B-School Category nationally

WeSchool ranked 16th in the Private B-School Category nationally by Outlook in their Business School Survey 2017.

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1st in Innovation in Management Education

Weschool won 1st prize in the Innovation in Management Education category at the NHRD conference 2016 for Creating Global Citizen Leaders with WeSchool's GCL program.

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Best Innovative Institute

WeSchool won the award for the Best Innovative Institute by Associated Chambers of Commerce of India (ASSOCHAM) in the year 2016.

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BMA Academic Excellence award

WeSchool, Bengaluru was conferred the BMA Academic Excellence award, 2016

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Emerging Management Institute

WeSchool Bengaluru was awarded the Best Industry Linked Emerging Management Institute by AICTE-CII, 2016

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BMA Best B-School award

WeSchool Bengaluru received the BMA - Best B-School award, 2015

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Best Industry Linked Management Institute

WeSchool won the National Award for the Best Industry Linked Management Institute in India in the year 2015 awarded by AICTE-CII.

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Autonomous status

WeSchool is the first self-financed (non-minority) management institute in Mumbai to be awarded Autonomous status for all its University programmes by the University of Mumbai in the year 2015.

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BMA Outstanding Institute of Management of the Year Award

WeSchool won the BMA Outstanding Institute of Management of the Year Award by the Bombay Management Association in 2015.