By making information and knowledge accessible, the World Wide Web has revolutionized the way education is delivered and received.  Today, those who want to boost career prospects have greater choices in basic and add-on qualifications thanks to online education. Popular among working professionals, hybrid long distance programs, such as those offered by Welingkar Institute of Management Development and Research (WeSchool), enable easy acquirement of a degree or diploma online – from enrolling to attending lectures, paying fees and completing the exams.

“Through online lectures, webinars, experiential workshops, industry visits, teamwork and a host of other activities, WeSchool’s Hybrid Programs provide credible qualification and cultivate new perspectives and ways of thinking in Welingkarites,” says Dr. Uday Salunkhe, Group Director of WeSchool.


Failure For Success With MBA

“MBA is more than just an educational course; it is a career-enhancing 360 degree program which, if pursued diligently, can be a life-changing event. The learnings of the program have a huge impact of one’s life and career.” says Prof. Dr Uday Salunkhe, Group Director, Welingkar Institute of Management Development and Research.

Dr Uday Salunkhe Speaks To The Financial Express

Dr Uday Salunkhe Assocham’s 9th Higher Education SummitWeSchool bagged two awards at Assocham’s 9th Higher Education Summit in New Delhi for the ‘Best Innovative Institute’ while Dr. Uday Salunkhe was honoured as ‘Best Education Entrepreneur’.

Here are some bytes from his interview with Vikram Chaudhary of The Financial Express:

Expectations from the upcoming Union Budget:
Education needs more resources, funds and focus. The government must spend more on infrastructure with intense focus on quality and expanse.

“Higher Education creates professionals who can fuel the growth engine,” says Dr. Salunkhe.

Views on Start-up India:
Start-ups are going mainstream as they create wealth and generate employment. This is fourth industrial revolution. During such times, the start-up culture is bound to grow, and must grow.

Universities’ role in Start-up India and Skill India:
Universities will help create an atmosphere to promote entrepreneurial mindset, risk-taking and, most importantly, an attitude that is not averse to failures. A few institutions, like IIT Bombay, The Munktell Science Park of Malardalen University in Stockholm are good examples.

Entrepreneurship cannot be taught in just two years at a business school. Thoughts?
The statement is partially true. Entrepreneurship is a culture, not a workshop. It needs to be imbibed from an early age. Training is pivotal here. Two years of business school provides live projects, industry interface, EQ training, soft skills, internships and much more that help in creating entrepreneurs.

On the experience of working at the Nashik Kumbh:
It was launched in collaboration with the MIT to resolve several civic issues. The initiative gave students a platform to complement technological solutions with management innovation. Students worked on several projects ranging from basic amenities to traffic management and health services.

Association with MIT:
WeSchool has signed an MoU with MIT’s Venture Mentoring Services that gives access to methodologies used by them for mentoring ventures on their campus.

On Welingkar’s Venture Mentoring Platform?
Welingkar has a mentor board comprising entrepreneurs, investors and attorneys. They interact with student to provide views on the concepts of ventures, the business model, and target groups. There are over 33 successful ventures that have taken off from this platform in the past three years.

On training corporates:
Our MDPs cater to over 70 corporate houses, training personnel at different levels of their career.

Efforts on assimilating youth from Northeast India:
We are working on enhanced interaction, representation and academic connectivity with the Northeast. The region has about 36 business schools. WeSchool will devise a plan on how to give them a bigger and meaningful exposure.

For More On Story Follow The Link: The Financial Express

Maharashtra Times Maifal, A Treat For The Literature Buffs At Welingkar

Maharashtra Times Maifal (MATA Maifal)was a Litfest hosted by Maharashtra Times for 2 days on 21st and 22nd January 2016. Welingkar was an Academic Partner to the event and the host. The chief guests at the event were Ashok Panvalkar, Group Editor, MaTa; Prof Dr Uday Salunkhe, Group Director, WeSchool and Prof Dr Sanjay Deshmukh, Vice Chancellor, University of Mumbai.

Controlling Attrition With Training And Retraining By Uday Salunkhe

Prof. Dr. Uday Salunkhe, group director, Welingkar Institute of Management Development and Research, justifies Training and Retraining as the perfect tool to tackle attrition

Corporates are thinking about retaining over firing because of the huge shortage of trained manpower across industries. There are confronting complex issues today with ill-defined problems and unclear solutions. It is evident that people produce and innovate better in collaborative networks and not individually.

Uday Salunkhe Speaks To Energetica India


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The ‘India-Swedish Collaborations for Innovative Energy Solutions’ which successfully concluded in the second quarter of 2014, was an initiative is led by India-Sweden Innovations´ Accelerator (ISIA). The Accelerator is backed by the Swedish Energy Agency, Business Sweden and the Confederation of Indian Industries – Green Business Centre are programme partners, while Welingkar Institute Of Management Development And Research (WeSchool) and Mälardalen University (MDH) are academic partners.

ENERGETICA INDIA: Please share some details and background on “Indo Sweden Innovations’ Accelerator Programme”

UDAY SALUNKHE: India and Sweden share a common objective on the need for innovation, to build domestic competitiveness and to respond to the growing demands in an energy-constrained world. This provides the India-Sweden Innovation platform a strong facilitating environment for bringing together partnerships in technology, process and business models to leapfrog traditional growth pathways.

ENERGETICA INDIA: What is the role of WeSchool students in this programme?

Dr. UDAY SALUNKHE:  Our young MBA students are helping the Swedish companies in the space of clean energy generation find business partners in India so that they may make their innovative technologies available to the masses in India. This kind of a hand-shake therefore, is a win-win for all.

ENERGETICA INDIA:  Why there has been a focus on power sector?

UDAY SALUNKHE:  With depleting sources of energy generation across the globe, the demand for some form of energy has been growing exponentially across societies with adoption of modern lifestyles leaning on high energy usage. Very soon there will be acute short- age of power in the world. Hence the focus on energy/power sector.

ENERGETICA INDIA: How much of importance is given on rural India business understanding in this programme?

Dr. UDAY SALUNKHE:  The concern for depleting sources of energy concerns all. A well-educated manager with rural insights, who will seize this opportunity “now”, will certainly grow rapidly as the rural sector swells up with growth. Our students with their mentors will be made to connect the dots, see the patterns emerge and see to it that change happens for the benefit of rural masses.

Welingkar Students Should Learn From Dr. Warren, Says Dr Uday Salunkhe


While having an eminent guest speaker is usual for the students of Welingkar’s Institute, the excitement was at the paramount level for the visit of Nobel Laureate Dr. John Warren. “Dr. Warren was awarded Nobel in Physiology (Medicine) along with Dr Barry Marshall for the discovery of bacterium Helicobacter pylori. He is a Companion of the Order of Australia,” informs Uday Salunkhe, Group Director of WeSchool.

Dr Warren spoke about dedication and diligence for carrying on research in an untapped field of science for more than two decades. “When we started our research, scientific and technological tools were not advanced. Science believed that bacteria couldn’t grow in stomach, good biopsies were rare, and there were no clinical specimens.”

But refusing to be discouraged, they kept experimenting and after years of hard work, discovered the bacterial strain, a miracle that opened new vistas in discovering treatments for gastritis and peptic ulcers. The biggest challenge, he said, was “To convince the clinicians to see what was right in front of their eyes.”

His lecture reinforced WeSchool’s AAA philosophy of acquisition, application and assimilation of knowledge. His passion for photography helped him capture the finer details of specimens under the microscope while he creatively integrated art with medical science and innovations for societal benefits.

On being asked his opinion of the belief that it takes 10,000 hours of practice to chisel out a genius, Dr Warren humbly said that he didn’t consider himself to be a genius as he was really trying to prove what was already there.