Published : Wednesday, 19 August, 2015 11:46 AM
Prin. L N Welingkar Institute of Management Development & Research, Electronic City Bangalore (Popularly known as WeSchool, estd.2007) has been conferred with the B-School of the Year Award by Bangalore Management Association (BMA). The Award was given for academic excellence and industry orientation in a ceremony wherein BMA celebrated its Member Day & 62nd Anniversary Awards recently at Capitol Hotel, Bangalore. Justice Shivraj V Patil was the Chief Guest on the occasion.
Dr. Anil Rao Paila, Dean and Director of Welingkar Bangalore campus along with his faculty team received the award for the Best Management Institute. WeSchool, Bangalore under his leader ship is the youngest campus to have received the coveted NBA, AIU, and SAQS Accreditations. The event was marked with poignant moments when the faculty and the students stepped on the dais to receive the award. The Award aims to encourage and reward excellence in management education.
The uniqueness of Welingkar - Bangalore, lies in its strong industry orientation and programs in Business Design & Innovation and E-Business which are highly valued by the students and working executives. The Institute has brought out several industry-institute connect initiatives such as We Cafe, HR Showcase and other structured initiatives to encourage innovation and entrepreneurship on the campus by setting up an Innovation Lab, a Prototype lab, a Case Centre and Research Centre to name a few. The Institute has achieved path breaking customized Industry Outreach programs engaging companies like Infosys, Robert Bosch, Bicon, Titan, EnY, DELL to name a few.
The institute’s faculty finds meritorious representation on the boards of NHRDN, CII, BMA, FICCI, Association of Indian Management Schools (AIMS), making contribution to Management Education.
Prof. Dr. Uday Salunkhe, Group Director- Welingkar as the conventional patriarch appeared jubilant, watching the young Institute come of age. He congratulated his faculty team and students for the award. Salunkhe, a recipient of the prestigious Eisenhower Fellowship, is a highly awarded and recognized educationist with unflinching belief in the power of youth and their leadership potential. Led by him, Welingkar as a brand is known for its industry-led, design thinking and being contemporary in its pedagogy and curriculum.
Welingkar, Mumbai has acquired autonomy, recently which could be a significant step towards the Institute shaping itself as a private university, a few years down the line. It has been known for collaborating with the best industry players in the space, across the globe, paving way for a more connected world.
Welingkar Institute of Management Development & Research has two campuses in the country, one in Mumbai and the second one in Bengaluru. The Mumbai campus came into existence in 1977. It comes under the aegis of S P Mandali Trust, which has the distinction of being the oldest educational trust in the country, and running 43 educational Institutes.
Some of the other awardees included, Mr. Narayan Murthy, Co-founder, Infosys was conferred the BMA Lifetime Achievement awards, The Infrastructure Company of the Year Award went to Prestige Constructions; Lt Col. , Trustee Pradeep collected the award for Adamya Chetana- the NGO of the Year; Rajini Mishra, Chief General Manager, State Bank of India- collected the Bank of the Year Award, Ravi Gururaj-Frictionless Ventures for serial Entrepreneur of the Year award, T Sudhakar Pai- Kurl on Enterprise Ltd was given the Innovative Manufacturer Award. KN Tilak Kumar - Deccan Herald received the Editor of the Year Award, Manjunath Vishwakarma M/s Tax Bell Ltd, UK received the Promising Global Entrepreneur of the Year Award, Mohit Hegde, Creative Infotech was given the Digital Educator of the Year award and Bhaavna Arora received the Promising Author of the Year Award.
Bangalore Management Association (BMA) was founded in the year 1953 and celebrated its Golden Jubilee in recent years. In its existence of over 50 years BMA has contributed significantly for the development of modern management practices in the state of Karnataka in particular and Nation as whole. It is in the forefront among all the management associations under AIMA and it is recognized as one of the best management association in the country. It has over 1000 number of members including almost all the leading corporate in Karnataka. It's role in updating management education among the Management institutions in the state of Karnataka is worth noting.
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