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PGDM Research and Business Analytics Welingkar Mumbai

PGDM in Research & Business Analytics Welingkar Institute of Management, Mumbai

PGDM Research and Business Analytics Welingkar Details
Course offered PGDM in Research and Business Analytics
Stream Data Science & Analytics
Duration 2 years
Fee of course (INR) 12.6 lac
Accreditation AICTE, UGC and, the Ministry of Human Resource Development, Government of India
Entrance exam XAT, CMAT, or GMAT
Work ex required Work experience is preferable but not mandatory
Eligibility Bachelor’s degree from a university recognized by the Ministry of Human Resource Development, Government of India
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Welingkar Institute of Management is a business school that was established in 1977 in Maharashtra, Mumbai. It is run by a charitable trust (the Shikshan Prasarak Mandali, Pune)

The institution established a PGDM program in 2008 which has since become one of the highly ranked programs in India. It is AICTE approved distance MBA college and known for its award-winning management programs.

Type of Course

  • Postgraduate diploma in management

Nature of Course

  • Full-time program


  • The program takes 6 trimesters spread through two academic years.

Course Capacity

  • The program has a seating capacity of 60 students per intake.

Course Description

The program is designed to improve the students approach in the following areas:

  •  Quantitative techniques (both basics and advanced)
  • Analytics technology (tools ranging from SAS, SPSS, Python, and Tableau)
  • Statistical programming language
  • Qualitative research techniques
  • Design thinking approaches
  • Informatics and visual analytics solutions
  • The strong business foundation and data interpretation

Students benefit from collaborations that include Global Leader in IT Services and Solutions, DXC Technology, and Fortune 500.

All students must cover Business Design and Innovation courses within the first year of study. Before graduating, students must prove their understanding of Frontline Analytic Solver, Python, R, Tableau, Palisade Decision Tool Software, and IBM-SPSS. This is achieved by undertaking several projects.

All students must undertake core courses within the first year of study. They include Business Environment, Business Analytics, and Business Operations & Management. During the second year of study, students are allowed to specialize in any of the following areas:

  • Marketing
  • Operations
  • Human Resource Management
  • Finance

The curriculum is highly diversified to use different training techniques including exchange programs, seminars, conferences, and field trips. All students must pass all the evaluations which include group work, assignments, projects, capstone projects, and term papers.


Candidates must have a bachelor’s degree from a university recognized by the Ministry of Human Resource Development, Government of India. All prospective candidates must have achieved at least 50% aggregate marks or equivalent CGPA.

Candidates must provide a valid CAT test scorecard. Those with valid XATCMAT, or GMAT will also be considered.

Students in their final year of study can apply so long as they scored a minimum of 50% aggregate in their latest examinations. In case of admission, such candidates must prove that they have met all graduation requirements in their current institution.

Work experience is preferable but not mandatory. There is no age limit for this program

Application Process

All interested candidates must apply online before the deadline. They are required to register and create an admission portal where all their admission data will be posted. Candidates must pay a non-refundable application fee of Rs 2500 failure to which the application will be rejected

Admission Criteria

After receiving all the application forms, the admission panel selects all the candidates who meet the minimum requirements. The selection process is based on the following factors:

  • Academic performance
  • Work experience
  • Personal Interview
  • Performance in the Written Test
  • Group Activity

All shortlisted candidates are invited for a personal interview, group discussion, and a written ability test. Each of the interview sessions is evaluated and candidates awarded marks based on their performances

Based on the cumulative score, the best candidates are awarded admission for PGDM at WeSchool. They are required to confirm their interest within the stipulated timelines failure to which the offer will be revoked


  • WeSchool is accredited by the All India Council for Technical Education (AICTE)
  • Accredited by the UGC and the Ministry of Human Resource Development, Government of India


  • Ranked 18th nationally by Business Schools’ Survey, 2s Today in Busin019
  • Ranked among the Top 100 B-schools in India by the National Institutional Ranking Framework

Fee Structure

The total fee for the program is Rs 12.6 lakhs. It covers tuition fees, learning materials, and refundable deposits. The fee is payable in six installments (each trimester). The fee can be divided into:

Welingkar PGDM Fees Details (INR)
Tuition Fees 550,000/Year
Library Deposit 4000 (Refundable)
Hostel Fee 90,000 to 150,000/Year plus a deposit of 5,000(refundable)

Placement Details

The institution achieves excellence in every placement season with more than 98% of the students getting placement offers. Approximately 350 companies take part in the placement exercise

The highest domestic offer is Rs 15 lakhs annually with the average being Rs 8.72 lakhs. The highest international offer is approximately Rs 22 lakhs annually

Recruiters/Companies Involved in the Placement Exercise

Some of the actively engaged organizations include Aranca, DHFL, Kantar, CITIGROUP, HDFC Bank, ICICI Securities, and Avanse.

Job Prospects and Expected Salary

This course is designed to nurture and help students grow their innate abilities and interests. After completing the program, the graduates can become professionals in different areas including:

  • Business Analysts
  • Business Consultancy
  • Data Analysts
  • Data Scientists (with knowledge and skills in Machine Learning and Artificial Intelligence)

These areas are highly in demand which offers over 90% job guarantee. The introductory salary is between Rs 10 Lakhs and Rs 30 Lakhs annually with a possibility of growing to Rs 50 Lakhs annually after a few years of professional work.

Student Testimonials

“I have built not just a professional but a personal relationship with WeSchool.” Sumit Kawarkhe, Business Analysts Team Lead

“The most important thing for me was what happened after class!” Sayi Krishna, ICICI Bank, Deputy Manager

Credit: Welingkar Mumbai, Official Website

Frequently Asked Questions

Q1: What factors can lead to the rejection of my application?

Ans: Your application can be rejected if you filled in your details incorrectly, you sent it after the deadline, you did not upload the required documents, or you did not sign the documents.

Q2: Can I get a second chance after an unsuccessful first attempt?

Ans: Yes, candidates are allowed to reapply for PGDM during the next intake. However, the same admission process will be followed. As such, you should improve your credentials to increase your chances of success.

Q3: Is the PGDM at WeSchool strictly residential?

Ans: No, students are at liberty to seek alternative accommodation. However, it is mandatory that they attend more than 75% of the lectures on time.

Q4: How will I know whether my application was successful?

Ans: 1-2 weeks after application, an admission officer will contact you to inform you about the status of your application. Also, you can easily access that through the admission portal

Q5: I have changed my mind about the PGDM program. Can I withdraw?

Ans: Yes, students can withdraw from the program. However, the fee refund is subject to approval by the institution

Q6: Can I get a scholarship for the PGDM program?

Ans: Yes, the institution offers scholarships based on merit. Needy and brilliant students are encouraged to apply for consideration

Q7: Is the PGDM by WeSchool equal to an MBA?

Ans: Yes, the PGDM program is approved by the Association of Indian Universities.

If you have any questions, please ask us here – we answer every single query of students. 

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