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Rugved Belgaonkar

Post Graduate Programme in Management [PGPM] | Batch of 2016

Rugved Belgaonkar's Review on Prin L N Welingkar Institute of Management Development & Research, Mumbai

Overall Rating : 7 / 10

Written on 02 May 2017

Academics & Faculty
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7 /10

  • Welingkar focusses on a lot of classroom training.
  •  Most of the faculty is very well read with some being extremely successful in their own professions.
  •  The college timings are officially 9:00 a.m. -5:00 p.m. and formals are compulsory.
  •  Welingkar follows a trimester pattern with a 7 point Grade point rating system.
  • Overall the teaching faculty and pedagogy is at par with the best institutes of India. 

Fees & Scholarship
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7 /10

  • The average course fee is Rs 4 lakh/yr, Rs 8 lakh for 2 years.
  • There aren't any scholarships for students but at the end of the year, the director announces best student prizes which amount to about Rs 2 lakh.
  • There were some students with student loans at Welingkar. 
  •  SBI being their go-to bank, the interest rates were about 14% and the loans are usually easily available. 

Placements & Alumni Network
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7 /10

  • The placements in Welingkar are acceptable for the amount of work experience the students require(1-2yrs) 
  • The average package was about 7 LPA but if you were in the top quartile of your class you usually get a package of about 9 lPA.
  • The key companies that hire in Welingkar belong to BFSI, IT and Tech space. 
  • There are also some media and marketing companies that come but they hire a small no of people. Average salary: 7 LPA Highest salary: 25 LPA % of students placed: 100% 
  • Welingkar has a vast alumni network since it is a 30-year-old college.  

Infrastructure & Transportation
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7 /10

  • Welingkar has 2 hostels; one for men and the other for women.
  • The hostel fees are about Rs 1 lakh per year for AC rooms.
  • There are lots of PG options available for students around the college with great facilities.
  • There is an insane number of restaurants that are near Welingkar and the student can eat a new cuisine every day of the week.
  •  The night life is also very good as Welingkar is equidistant from Bandra and lower Parel.
  •  The classrooms are bare bones but with AC and excellent WiFi, the library is very resourceful and most books are available there. 
  • Welingkar also has a mini theater which the students can book free of cost.

Clubs & Associations
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5 /10

  • Welingkar doesn't really have a lot of student societies which is its biggest weak point.
  •  Its main student bodies are management council and placement council which organizes all the events and placements in the college. 
  • The biggest being global peace initiative wherein celebrities walk the ramp for charity in the college. 
  • The college also organizes the biggest inter MBA cricket cup called Impact.
  • The college life in Welingkar is extremely vibrant owning to its great location. 

Eligibility Criteria & Admission Process
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  • Welingkar accepts most competitive exam scores.
  • The cut-offs are Cat: +90%ile Cet: +90%ile. 

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