Welingkar Institute became a part of PM Modi’s ‘Make In India’ campaign by adopting suburban Matunga Railway Station in a bid to transform it in to ‘world class station with the most modern facilities.’ The other colleges to be a part of this initiative are Ruia and Podar.
“The colleges have come together to adopt the Matunga station for the benefit of thousands of commuting students, people thronging the surrounding business district and local residents of Matunga,” WeSchool Group Director Dr Uday Salunkhe said.
Uday Salunkhe further added that the objective of this project is to think out of box, understand pain-points and use unique ideas to collectively design a better user experience and space management.
“Transforming self-organisation and then society through collective wisdom and creating multiple customised solutions which are inclusive and humane is WeSchool’s connect with the nation’s vision of smart cities,” Uday Salunkhe said.
The idea behind this initiative is to prepare the citizens for future. “Educational institutes must focus on equipping young students with skills to contribute to the national agenda and global business,” Dr. Salunkhe explained.
Some of the best educational institutes are located in Matunga. The student population in the area alone is around 70,000. “Is there a possibility of turning this ecosystem into a student-centric university township that will nurture our global citizen leader?” asks Uday Salunkhe.
He further concludes that a larger role for a great good should be played by academic institutes. This is one the reasons WeSchool has taken the ownership to develop Matunga Station.