- Know yourself very well (Strengths and Weaknesses)
- Achievements (Be ready to wow the panelist with your achievements)
- TLAM (Think Like a Manager)
Welingkar GDPI Experiences:1. R. Samyuktha - PGDM in Healthcare Management 2019-2021 CATKing GDPI Courses with SP Jain, NMIMS Alumni Welingkar Institute was the last stop in my journey of the B-school admission process. So, I was well prepared for the GDPI and had some prior experience so I wasn’t nervous and was well relaxed during the entire process. I liked the look and ambiance the Mumbai campus had as soon I stepped in and was well guided by the student volunteers and professors. We had a brief meeting with the college professors and current students on the courses offered and the kind of facilities the college had. We were also given a chance to ask questions. Once the introduction was over, we were allotted the group discussion rooms and were made to wait for our turn. My group had 10 members. We were called in and the topic given to us was the “pros and cons of blockchain technology”. We were given a notepad and pen and 5 minutes to jot down our thoughts on the topic. The discussion began on time and I took the stance of it being advantageous and posed my points in that direction. The discussion was very professional and I did not have any unpleasant experience in the GD room. Everyone was given a chance to contribute their points. Once the GD was wrapped up, we were asked to wait for the PI session. One by one, the members of my group were called in for the interview. Apply NOW Personal Interview Finally, it was my turn. I was interviewed by two panelists. I was asked to introduce myself, and also to talk about my work experience. They also questioned me on the program choices I had opted for in the application form, especially on why the healthcare program. The panelists were friendly and listened to my answers and asked certain clarifying questions from my response. They then moved on to some technical questions, and since I had some interest in stock market technical analysis, they asked me to explain certain analysis methods. The conversation then went on to my hobbies and since my hobby was reading, they questioned me on my favorite authors and books.
I liked the PI process because I was able to talk about my areas of interests and hence the questions did not make me feel uncomfortable. After waiting anxiously for the results, I was thrilled to know that I was selected for the Healthcare management course in the Mumbai campus. I was excited to embark on a new journey in a relatively new industry and so far the journey has been nothing but eventful and full of new experiences.
2. Reshma Xavier PGDM 2018-20 Like every other candidate even I was aspiring to do an MBA. And it was a dream to do MBA from a reputed institute like Welingkar. So along with the entrance exam preparations, I had also started attending seminar, which was conducted in Welingkar that would explain about how to go about and prepare for the interview, and the interesting part was that the students themselves was guiding us. After the CET results, I had got a call from Welingkar for the GDPI round. I couldn’t control my happiness as I had got a call from the college that I really wanted, but then it was time to perform in both GD and PI to achieve this milestone. For the preparation of Group Discussion, below ae the few tips I had followed:
- Read the newspaper daily like Economic Times, Mint, Business Standard etc.
- Practice GD with your friends
- Watch news, at least headlines, so that you may get to know if you missed anything
- Contact seniors from the institute to guide you on the possible topics
- Search online for the topics and the important points that need to be highlighted
- Firstly, know yourself well. By this I mean if you have a work experience, think about the way you are going to portray it. Go through the projects that you have worked on. If you don’t have work experience nothing to worry about, revise your final year project. Be clear with the concepts that you have learnt in your Graduation.
- Study about the courses that they are offering
- Basics of MBA and its stream like Marketing, Finance, HR, Operations
- Why do you want to do MBA – This is a sure shot Question
- How many books have you read ?
- Welingkar offers you multiple streams to do an MBA, which you can select based on your priority, so I was asked why did you choose these streams.
3. Uttkarsh Ashar | PGDM Media and Entertainment (19-21) Group Discussion Stage Topic | Is GST beneficial for the Indian Economy ? Duration | Approximately 2-3 minutes to gather your thoughts and write them down in the notepad provided then another 10-15 minutes for discussion. ➔ Focus on adding relevant points to the discussion (in a non-aggressive manner) and making sure the group isn't stuck on any one point/argument but rather there is an exchange of opinions. The idea is to reach a group consensus with everyone having made valuable inputs to the finally agreed upon viewpoint. ➔ While points discussed may be both supporting or opposing the topic; the panelists encourage the group to sum up the discussion and agree on a few final concluding points either for or against the topic (ONLY ONE). ➔ So if the group is in disagreement in the end that's a negative. The majority has to try and convince the others. ➔ Adding to the discussion, being civil to your fellow participants and moving the discussion forward (TIP : Take the initiative to summarise everyone's points and structure them properly for the conclusion) will all help you stand out. Personal Interview Having worked in the Advertising industry for about 2 years, the majority of my interview was CV centric and involved discussing projects I worked on while in office. Q1.Tell us about your journey until now and why you are the right candidate to pursue PGDM at Welingkar Institute. ➔ I completed my schooling from St.Joseph’s High School which is closeby in Wadala and then went on to pursue Junior College as well as my undergraduate studies at R.A.Podar College which is also a part of the esteemed S.P.Mandali Group. Like most of the commerce students, I too gave an attempt at cracking the Chartered Accountancy exams and came quite close to cracking the first level but then decided against pursuing it. During my final year of undergraduate studies, I applied for a Copywriting internship at a leading advertising agency - Leo Burnett. Interesting enough, they picked me as an intern but for the Brand Strategy Team and not the Copywriting team. Soon after my graduation results, I started working with them full-time and did so for about 2 years. Eventually, I realized that it was time to expand my knowledge by formally pursuing Management Education and equip myself with the right skills for the next chapter of my professional journey Q.2. Give us a brief understanding of what your profile entailed at Leo Burnett. ➔ I was a part of the Experiential Marketing division at Leo Burnett and started off as a Brand Consultant on a contractual basis and eventually became a full-time Brand Associate in the Strategy vertical. My core job revolved around understanding what would work for a brand in the Events and Activation space and create a holistic strategy by understanding the market, consumer, insights and current industry trends. Q.3. Can you give us an example of a project that you worked on that you are really proud of? ➔ To be honest, I am proud of everything I did during my time at Leo Burnett. Due to the vast expanse of the Publicis Network, I was lucky enough to work on client pitches for a variety of brands across industries with special emphasis on Automotive and Technology. Being an automobile and technology enthusiast since childhood, Leo Burnett was the perfect platform for me to leverage my curiosity in these industries and conceptualize relevant Experiential Plans for the agency’s clients. Q.4. Technology brands sound interesting to work on. Is there a specific project that you would like to talk about in that domain? ➔ There was a pitch that we were working on for a leading Global Ecommerce retailer (cannot mention the brand to maintain confidentiality) which was looking to expand its footprint across Tier 2 and 3 towns in India after successfully launching the brand in Metros and Tier 1 cities. We worked extensively with one of the most renowned research agencies in India to understand where the answer lies to this problem statement. Over the course of a few days, we understood that there is a popular ticketing agency/ cyber cafe setup that holds a lot of trust and has high presence in the target market. The final strategy was based on partnering with this store to open temporary pop-up shops for the Ecommerce brand and drive familiarity among the target audience. By leveraging the trust among the consumers for the popular ticketing agency, we aimed to instill a sense of trust for the Ecommerce brand as well. Even though this project was not implemented across the nation, it was a great success in the areas where it was implemented and was a great learning experience for me as a strategist. The panelists then conversed with me to know about the background of my family members and how they have influenced my decision to pursue further studies. Post this, the interview ended and the panelists wished me luck for the selection process Key pointers that one should remember (which worked in my favour): 1. Be well-groomed and well prepared for the interview. (Obvious but still mentioning it) 2. During the interview, be cheerful and attempt to maintain eye-contact. 3. Think of an interview as a conversation which will culminate based on your own answers. 4. If you do not know the answer to a certain question, just say you don’t rather than pretending to know. 5. Be honest at all times. (Trust me, the panelists will figure it out in a second if one is bluffing)
4. Reshma Xavier- PGDM(2018-2020) A journey to Infosys…… Getting placed from a B-school is what every MBA student looks forward to, and I was one of them. After getting into Welingkar, my next aim was to grab a campus placement from the Institute. The road to this destination was not that easy as there were many candidates in the same Institute who has equal and even more potential than you. So it was clear that hard work is the only way through. So while I was in my 1st year itself I got in touch with my Seniors for resume corrections and some tips that I need to follow to crack the interview. So when I joined back the Institute after my Internship as a 2nd-year student, my resume was almost set. I just needed to modify it according to the requirements. Some tips for resume building:
- Be clear on what you want to showcase in your interview and then build your resume
- Keywords are a must. You can get a list of keywords available on the internet and choose those words that are applicable to your resume. As most of the resume goes through algorithmic procedure.
- Make sure you have some numerical that showcase your efficiency
- Understand the company requirements properly while submitting your resume
- Get your resume reviewed by seniors and professors it’s a great help
- Psychometric Test
- Resume Shortlisting
- Main Interview
- HR Interview
- Tell me about yourself
- Questions related to my work experience
- As I am of Student of PGDM-BD, I was asked why did you choose this particular stream
- What is Design Thinking?
- About my Hobby ( as I had mentioned it in my Resume )
- Details about my MBA Projects
- Explain about the certifications that I had done and written on my Resume
- Be very proactive
- Practice interview with the help of professors and seniors
- Talk about the latest technology that they are using and how your projects are in line with their
- As its an IT firm, brush up on some Technological terminology
- Be very alert
- Before going for the interview understand the qualities that they are looking for in a candidate, they’ll tell you about this during the company presentation
5. Aarya Gupta PGDM EBIZ (2020- 22) Because of Covid-19, my interview was conducted online through Zoom meetings. The meeting link was shared with us a day before and I had an afternoon slot. I remember there were two-panel members. Both were the faculties of WeSchool. After testing the audio, the GDPI process started. Since it was an online GDPI, I had an extempore at the place of group discussion. The topic was given to me and I had to speak about it for 5 minutes. Before starting extempore, they briefed me about the whole process. Panel 1: You have to speak about the importance of leadership skills and your time starts now. Me: By giving examples of good leaders like Ratan Tata and Narendra Modi, I spoke for 4 minutes. Panel 1: Would you like to add something or conclude it, you still have 1 minute. Me: I gave a short conclusion. Interview Round: Panel 1: What is the best innovation of all time? Me: Internet Panel 2: Give me a few examples of the latest service or product which has changed our lives drastically? Me: Ola and Uber, e-learning platforms (I know I could have given many examples, but I was a little nervous) Panel 2: You have written about CRM in your response sheet, tell us it’s importance. Me: Ma’am, I know a little about it, but I think it is highly important to maintain a good relationship with your consumers. Not just to get new customers but also to develop a good relationship with the existing customer. Today every business is adopting this technology to enhance their business. It helps in identifying sales opportunities and maintaining a good relationship with consumers with the help of email marketing, sales calls, etc. Panel 2: Why PGDM from WeSchool? Me: I always wanted to pursue my MBA from a good college and getting into a good college is highly difficult these days. Currently, WeSchool is my first choice on the basis of what I have scored in the entrance exam. It has good faculty members and I talked to a few seniors and they gave me a good review of it as well. Panel 1: Why Ebiz? Me: Although it is not my choice, this pandemic has shown us its importance. Today almost every business has its online presence. E-business has a huge potential in the future as well, this is why I have opted for it. Panel 1: What are your hobbies? Me: sir, I like reading novels, Khaled Hosseini is one of my favorite authors. I also play guitar and sing, although I am not trained, I try to sing. Due to this lockdown, a few new hobbies have become part of my life like cooking and painting. Panel 1: That is nice, do you have any questions you would like to ask from us? Me: Sir, as this interview has been conducted through Zoom, I have a small question. There is a lot more controversy about Zoom meetings, as it is trending today that it is not safe to use zoom for meetings. This application is not just being used for e-learning but also by politicians, what do you think, whether we should continue to use it or boycott it? Panel 1: Yes, I have also heard that news. I would say, it’s like a knife. You just have to be careful with it. That’s it. Me: Thank You, sir, Thank you, ma’am. Panel 1: Thank you, God bless you. Panel 2: Thank you.
6. GD EXPERIENCE: GD Topic: 'Is Mars mission justifiable for a country like India?' Date: 9th February 2019 I think like most of the MBA aspirants, I felt the jitters before entering the GD room too. But the good news is student volunteers and professors made me very comfortable with their approachable attitude. The process was very smooth and well-coordinated. My GD-PI process started with registration followed by verification of all the documents and a presentation to orient the students about We School and different programs. They divided us into different groups for the GD-PI process. The panelists seemed friendly. They provided us with batch numbers for the GD session and the marks were allotted by the panelists for the respective batch number. The Group Discussion started with a bell and the allotted 3-5 mins to prepare for the topic. The GD session went for approximately 20 minutes. Fortunately, my session went well. It wasn't very aggressive and chaotic. This did boost my confidence for the next round, which was the personal interview round. Personal Interview Experience: The student volunteers asked us to be ready for the PI process as soon as our GD session was over. They provided PI room details to every student along with some refreshments. My panelists were two elderly gentlemen who made me feel at ease within minutes with a normal conversation about my process so far. The PI round went for approximately 40 minutes. Here are some questions from my PI process:
- Hi, tell us something about yourself
- Explain to us about your work experience
- What challenges did you face at your workplace? How did you overcome these challenges?
- Why do you want to pursue an MBA?
- I see you have applied for three programs at We School. What was the thought behind applying to these programs?
- I see you have applied for the Business Design Program. Can you share something about the design thinking approach? If you see this approach has been deployed to design We School's Campus. What are your observations about the same?
- Share something about your favorite book or any books you have read so far.
- What is your greatest achievement?
- What are your hobbies?
- Do you have any questions for us?
- PI round would be based on your CV
- Be prepared with some points to justify the course you are planning to pursue at We School
- Be honest about your skills and work. They would appreciate it.
- Smile and be confident
7. Eva Maheshwari PGDM, E-business(2020-22) With the coronavirus wreaking havoc across the world, while we stay safe at our homes with schools and colleges shut, there is a mad dash to compensate for the lost time by introducing various models of online learning and conducting admissions through the online process. With the lack of availability of traditional means of college admissions, students, just like me, were frantic about admissions looking for a silver lining during such catastrophic times. However, the online mode of admissions came to our rescue. I had gone through a similar admission process here in WeSchool. Everything went off without a hitch. I remember calling and sending emails time and again whenever I had any issue regarding my application and they sorted it out. For my every query, the college administration was prompt and helpful. My GDPI was scheduled for the morning shift. I received the link a few minutes prior to the reporting time. I was nervous as it was going to be my very first interview at an online platform. The process started at the right time. The panel had two college faculties. They briefed me about the whole procedure. It was going to be a two-fold process. The first phase was an extempore in which I had to speak on the given topic for five minutes followed by the PI part in which I was asked some general questions about my course preferences and how the current business situation is affected by the Coronavirus crisis and a few more. This two-way interaction went on seamlessly for approximately half an hour. Personally, I had a wonderful experience with the mode, mostly because both the interviewer was pretty cordial. The entire session was so hassle-free, with no waiting in queues for the panel called, unlike the conventional way. We did not have to travel all the way to some other city and get interviewed in unfamiliar surroundings. Sitting in front of a camera-enabled screen, on your couch in the formal attire, at your own home, was all it took to make me a part of this eminent institution.
8. Sheetal Sippy PGDM Healthcare (2019-2021) Group Discussion & Personal Interview Round After the conundrum of entrance tests, being called for a GD-PI round by an institution of your choice is exciting but a nerve-racking process. I had received a GD-PI call from Welingkar Institute of Management, Research & Development in phase 1 of their process and as the Healthcare program of this institute was at the top of my preference list, I wanted to give it my best shot. On the D day, the Group Discussion commenced with a set of ground rules by two very approachable panelists. The topic provided to my group was, “Indian Banking Sector.” They informed us in advance about our time limits and emphasized maintaining decorum during the discussion. Around 8 students were a part of 1 panel and the set of rules laid down earlier led to a very healthy discussion where students got ample time to put forth their views. Post this round I was called in for an interview which comprised of 2 male panelists. As soon as I entered they were able anxiety took over me as it was a big deal for me to be a part of this particular program. The panelists made me feel comfortable and gave me a few minutes to settle in. The interview kicked off with a round of general questions about myself, my academic journey, work experience, and my interest in healthcare and extracurricular activities. This was followed by questions related to government insurance schemes and their pros and cons. I was able to express my understanding of the Ayushman Bharat (Pradhan Mantri Jan Arogya Yojna) Scheme and lay down its benefits to the Indian Healthcare System. Following this, I was asked about the loopholes present in the scheme wherein I was given the chance to elaborate on my views. I was told that I have an interesting take on the matter and I was given ample time to express why I would like to align myself with the program. Overall, the college had a very positive vibe and student volunteers were present to guide us at every step. The process was very smooth and there wasn’t a single moment where I felt lost or overwhelmed because of lack of communication. Kudos to the entire management committee of WeSchool for being welcoming to MBA aspirants and making them feel at ease during such stressful situations.
9. Khushi Singh PGDM Ebiz Bengaluru Campus(2020-22) GDPI Experience GD Topic: - Does India winning or losing the Cricket match impact the brand value?? There were a group of about 10 people who were asked to sit according to the number allotted to us before in the G.D. room. Then we were given a pen and paper with the GD topic written on the card. The Group Discussion started with a bell and everyone was given 5 min to think and write (if one wants to). After 10min discussion on the topic, we were asked to write down the conclusion on the given topic for that about 5 min were given to us. Immediately after that, we were called for a Personal Interview. So, we all were divided into two and allotted different room no for PI. The personal Interview consisted of two panelists. Personal Interview Panel 1&2: Hello, Good Afternoon! Student: Good Afternoon sir! Panel1: So, tell me about yourself? Student: I gave my biodata. Panel1: So, you have prepared for UPSC to tell us about it something? Student: I explained everything. Panel1: So, what did you learn from failure? Student: So, I put forward some of the positive aspects I have learned during my journey at UPSC. Panel1: So, okay tell us which subject was your favorite during preparation? Student: I said I considered economics as my strong part. Panel1: Okay, that’s good! So, what are a three-sector model in economics that divides economies into three sectors of activity? Student: So, I answered Primary (Agriculture), Secondary (Industry), Territory (Service). Panel1: So, how much service sector contribute to the Indian economy? Student: So, according to the economic survey of 2019-20, the Service sector contributes about 55% of the share to the GDP of the Indian economy. Panel1: Okay, so what do you mean by E-Business and give us some examples? Student: I explained everything. Panel: Why despite earning losses by companies like uber n all they are still investing so much in the country? Student: I answered this but the panelist was not very much convinced by my answer. Panel2: Ok, so tell me some of your strengths? Student: I answered that very confidently. Panel2: So, why MBA and not any other government exams? Student: I explained my reasons and so they were quite convinced. Panel2: If you don’t get through the webinar then what other options do you have? Student: I said if not webinar I will try to get into other colleges and will do an MBA. Panel2: Okay! Then, both smiled and said okay so do u have any questions for us? Student: I said no sir. Thank you! Panel 1&2: Thank you, and all the best!
10. Two panelists - one in his 60s, one 40s. Q1. Hi Santosh how are you doing, had lunch? A - I'm good sir, yes had lunch. Welingkar provided us, had that. (both smiled at each other) Q2. Tell me something about yourself, Santosh? A- I am a pharmacist by degree, graduated in 2016. During my college, I was a part of the Placement Committee, participated in District level CSR activities, and won a few prizes for Intercollege dance competitions. Got campus placed as a Clinical Data Manager in TCS and worked there for 15 months. Later, I got into management related roles, got the opportunity to Work for 3 months as a Project Co-ordinator for A Vodafone Sponsored NGO. After which I joined CATKing Educare which is also my current company, its a coaching institute, I started as a Business Development Executive, moved onto HR roles later and last year contributed to 20% of the Companies Revenue and got promoted to Head of Operations Role. Also, I've been working with NGO AIESEC for the past couple of years. Q3. What is AIESEC? What did you do there? It's the world's largest Youth Based NGO Sir. Its presence is in 126 different countries. We have different departments, I work for the Incoming Global Volunteers one. We have several projects here, from rural woman empowerment to teaching underprivileged kids, they can choose a project and work towards it. I work as a team leader for one of the projects, so from promoting my project to, taking their interviews, helping them for a visa to their accommodation where everything is taken care of by us. Even planning their day to day activities. Q4. The interesting thing to do, good. Okay... Tell me What are the two learnings from a recent book you read? (He didn't ask me to name the book so I came up with any two learnings that would make him believe I'm a good candidate for the college 😂) One I believe it's essential to be ready to learn always, you must have the zeal and fire in your heart to know more. I think that's very important. Second I would say, one must always be down to earth regardless of his or her position in an organization. People who are modest can do wonders. ( Then I realized he might ask me to name the book I derived these learnings from so I mentally thought of a book name to bluff 😂) Q5. Why Healthcare after experience in Marketing? I've always been interested in the pharma world Sir but in TCS I was more inclined towards the management-related work that was given to me hence I decided to explore that field and when I did that I was really happier and more fruitful so I decided to stick to that. Q6. Okay, and Why MBA? Honestly Sir I never considered doing an MBA, it's only when I started working with MBA graduates from IIM Indore, SP Jain, and NMIMS I realized I lack a lot of theoretical knowledge which helps them in the practical world. Hence MBA. And when I researched about it I got to know about Healthcare MBA which is a dedicated course so then I was more interested. Q7 Okay that's why you applied for only Healthcare. ( I actually applied to everything except healthcare, but my percentile qualified me only for Healthcare, unfortunately. But here he assumed I'm focused so I couldn't kill his image of me 😂) Yes Sir, but if given an option I'd like to go for Media too. (He said but you've applied only for Healthcare so I guess that's not an option now, I said yes right. ) Q8. Two things essential for the sustenance of an organization according to you? Apart from Measures to build Sales. A- Employee welfare (explained that a little example of a pharma company ) and moving forward with the latest trends. Q7. Example of Pharma companies that are into digital marketing? A- I think all companies are into Digital marketing Sir, digital marketing was a big thing two years back however now everybody is into that so there needs to be something new that companies need to come up with I guess. Q8. Personal and professional long term goal? A- Personally Sir I would want to be in a position wherein I'm able to establish an animal hospital, I metropolitan city like Mumbai has only one animal hospital ( he said he's aware of one in parel, I said yes named it, and said its the only one) and Sir of course like any other child I want to see my parents be extremely proud of me. Professionally, I see myself in a leadership position in one of the world's top companies. (Secretly, I want to travel the entire world, all 190ish countries😂 ) Q9. Green hair makes you feel confident? (he smiled) A- I blushed, said I colored my hair a month back, and felt confident before that too but yes right now I feel more confident. I wasn't anticipating a GDPI call or else I'd definitely delay coloring. (he laughed and said he's not judgmental about the color of my hair. It made me happy I smiled) Q10. What are two things that are of value to you pertaining to your work experience? A- People Management - I learned that and I believe it's of utmost importance. Example - Vodafone Sponsored NGO where I handled 10 teachers who taught English to underprivileged kids of BMC schools. Concluding Note: Just being Positive - Things can go wrong, sometimes you are not responsible for it but it's how you react to it that matters the most. They both smiled and said that's it thank you.
11.Aditya (PGDM) Panel: How was your day, had lunch Student: It was fine, yaa. Welingkar gave us refreshments, that only Panel: How was your GD? What was the topic Student: As tomorrow it is world women day, it was women in the workforce Panel: Did women dominate Student: no, they were 3 and it was very good Panel: What are your views on Women empowerment Student: until and unless the mentality of works being defined for genders changes, the situation will not change. Almost 67% are rural, so their notion is why send women for works? This needs to be solved Panel: Why you left? Student: I recognized that the entry-level is not allowing me to perform my abilities to the fullest. Panel: everyone in every profession start with a scratch Student: Sir, but the credibility for the post after MBA Is different than basic graduation and it is higher. Panel: so what are your strengths Student: Good leadership qualities, Pressure handling capacity, and good listening Basically, when I was in school I came across my stammering, and also over a year I developed myself. In childhood, no one allowed me to talk so the only job is to listen, this developed my listening abilities, and also my writing skills developed Panel: That's absolutely fine, I was also a stammerer up to graduation, and let me tell you you are not a stammerer now, I am Happy that you converted your weakness into a strength Panel 2: I thought you would ask him how you recovered Student: No sir! I will ask him when I will in we school Panel: So you may be having a lot of Freinds? Student: yes! And also my writing ability got converted into content writing and done certain projects with renowned production houses Panel: Do you know about the economic slowdown, what are its problems Student: Basically, NBFC and Burst of Real estate bubble, basically we have 18 lakh crore unsold and also companies are paying 16% tax and growth is 9%. Panel: ya ya! How is share price defined? Student: no sir, not much information about that Panel: it's fine! I just asked. What you will select after coming here?? Student: marketing, because I would love to be presentable and would be more fluent. Panel: Why e-business Student: I have seen people, who are not acquainted with systems in my company, so we forced to be techno-savvy and also colleagues say, I learned the SAP and Suggestion scheme portal fast. You have software learning ability Panel: you were Sap Abp or functional Student: Functional, like PO, GR I know how to make and I was using my head account, I was not having access Panel: Nice pleasure meeting you Aditya!!! do you want to ask something to us Student: No Sir Panel: Thank you, Aditya
12. GDPI Experience Group Discussion Room I had an amazing set of panelists. GD Topic: Branding is nothing, it's all about the product
- Principles of Management.
- Organisational Behaviour
- Business Communication
- Product management
- Purchasing and Material Management.
- Stores Management.
- World Class Manufacturing.
- Logistics and distribution Management.
- ERP and Web Based Supply chain management.
- Global supply chain management and outsourced manufacturing.
- This program enhances your professional skills and optimizes the profit for the organization through effective supply chain management.This program will help one sharpen their skills to leverage the advantage of ideal supply chain.If one aspires to be a future manager , who has an inclination towards optimization of cost of an organization and maximum market penetration of its product.
- This course curriculum is designed on professional inputs from various fields including both industry and academia.
- The content of this course has both theoretical and practical approach.
- Working professionals can also get benefit from this course with distance learning and Sunday classes.
PGDM Core: The Flagship course at Welingkar
What is PGDM Core?
PGDM Core, the 2-year full-time flagship program of Welingkar offers a fine blend of general management and functional specializations offered in Marketing, Finance, Human Resources, and Operations. It aims to nurture the students as a competent future manager with leadership abilities and an innovative mindset with exposure to real-life business scenarios.
Why choose the PGDM Core specialization at Welingkar?
Welingkar Institute of Management & Research offers a 24-month full-time graduate diploma in management program. The PGDM Core consists of specializations in Marketing, Human Resources, Finance and Operations. Students have the freedom to discover their true potential after practicing rigor and choosing the specialization of their choice.
The CORE PGDM program has the flexibility to integrate new trends while providing the foundations for management education. The program nurtures world-class managers with analytical tools, business philosophies and exposure to unstructured situations in real life.
Welingkar follows Trimester System facilitates students with the flexibility to engage in several projects and live activities that shape their personality. Topics include strategic management, international affairs, business ethics and corporate governance, leadership practices, team training exercises, cross-functional functional functions, advanced tax management, operating system, Business Systems Analysis, Entrepreneurship Management, Functional Specialization Projects, Leadership Practices, Emotional Intelligence and many more have been incorporated into the curriculum to expose students to the functioning And to refine their thinking abilities to innovate ideas and solutions in light of various limitations. The PGDM, therefore, provides the right tools to meet challenges and constantly aims to create and nurture future world leaders.
How good the course is?
PGDM CORE has the unique AAA learning approach which emphasizes the “Acquisition, Application and Assimilation of knowledge” with a deep focus on the Global Citizen Leadership (GCL) program. The process provides holistic feedback to candidates to improve their communication and other relevant soft skills such as Leadership qualities, Innovative bent of mind, critical analytical integrative thinking approach, global perspective and an appreciation of individual role in organization and society
Welingkar follows Trimester System facilitates students with the flexibility required to engage in several live projects and activities that mold their personality. Subjects like Strategic Management, International Business, Business Ethics & Corporate Governance, Leadership Practices, Team Building Exercises, Cross-Functional Roles, Advanced Tax Management, Operating System, Business Systems Analysis, Entrepreneurship Management, Functional Specialization Projects, Leadership Practices, Emotional Intelligence and many more have been incorporated into the curriculum to expose students to the inner workings of the corporate world, and to sharpen their thinking skills for innovation of ideas and solutions in the light of various limitations. The PGDM thus provides the right tools to meet challenges and constantly aims at creating and nurturing future world leaders, Leadership Practices, Emotional Intelligence and many more have been incorporated into the curriculum to expose students to the inner workings of the corporate world, and to sharpen their thinking skills for innovation of ideas and solutions in the light of various limitations. The PGDM thus provides the right tools to meet challenges and constantly aims at creating and nurturing future world leaders.
Career opportunities in PGDM Core?
Entrepreneurship: With advanced management skills and a study in finance bases, a person can be a successful entrepreneur after completing your PGDM course. A person should develop and work on a business idea and effectively set up his or her own business.
Business Consulting: Every business, whether a small scale or a large scale, requires a set of people who can manage their end-to-end processes and be very helpful in solving problems. This role is managed by commercial consultants. Depending on the person’s interest, the core topics and the ability, the person can choose to consult management consulting, financial advice or back-end consulting. He can even take on the role of consultant as a freelancer or as a full-time employee.
Marketing or Business Analyst: In the post-graduate management course, a person is prepared for analyzing various business cases. If he thinks that his interest and aptitude lies in this domain then he can opt to become a marketing or business analyst. His role would include studying the different business scenarios, analyzing them for the viability in terms of results and overall cost and implementing different strategies.
Investment Banking: Currently regarded as one of the biggest careers, as an investment banker, a person will be responsible for managing assets and advising clients on acquisitions. However, at the same time, he is expected to get capital from his business. If he is satisfied with the numbers and if he is smooth in conversations, the investment banks could prove to be an ideal area for him. However, keep in mind that as an investment banker, his working hours would be much higher and he may have to compromise the balance of working life.
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Their curriculum mainly focuses on Management disciplines of Leadership, General Management, Environment, Finance, Marketing, Operations, HR, Research-based on rural context and lets them have a humanitarian approach rather than customer-market based.Read more about Welingkar Institute of management The institute also provides extensive experimental learning where the students are given Rural internship of 4 months during their 2 years’ program. Students are also given a chance of getting placed in companies through their placements programs. There has been a positive response and the companies that hire are:
- Mahindra Finance Ltd.
- Godrej Agrovet Ltd.
- Pidilite Industries Ltd.
- GSK Ltd.
- Reserve Bank of India
- Su-Kam Power Systems Ltd. And many more….
What is Hybrid Online Learning course of Welingkar?Hybrid course at Welingkar joins the online study and on campus study in one program. These can be especially beneficial for those who are not convinced by the idea of a complete online study. The hybrid concept is that half of the essential components are complemented by the campus study and half is completed online. However, the pay ratio may differ depending on the institution’s guidelines, so students should always check with their local student departments to determine how hybrid courses are balanced. Register on: CATKing Courses
Why to choose “Hybrid Online MBA” specialization at Welingkar?Welingkar’s Post Graduate Diploma in Management (PGDM) can be availed in the Hybrid Learning mode, which operates on a unique hybrid structure combining effective online and offline study formats to help people learn conveniently. Due to geographical barriers and the high cost factor, students from smaller towns often find it difficult to attend a conventional MBA program. Hybrid program from Welingkar Institute of management actively diminishes the boundaries of distance and cost and helps you fulfill your Academics ambitions. New technologies offered by Welingkar institute such as Video lectures, E-learning , Online video library have made Hybrid Learning an increasingly popular option. Hybrid Programs at welingkar is tailored to enjoy ‘Continuous Learning’ while at Home, Work or Play. Hybrid Learning can provide a great career advantage for women who aspire to enter in the corporate world. Women who are able to become micro entrepreneurs receive tailored course content that will help them realize their entrepreneurial dreams. In addition, women with restricted movements due to family commitments can acquire valuable professional learning through WeSchool’s hybrid programs. Tips to Welingkar GDPI
How good the course is?The Hybrid program provides learning through a number of tools like Elearning session, Video lectures, personal contact program, virtual classroom session, online video library etc. And, on weekends, a number of workshops, industry visits etc. are planned at Mumbai campus which can be joined by students on optional basis as per their convenience. The examination process is also having flexibility of time and location for working professionals. The course is very very convenient and flexible for the people who are confused between online MBA and classroom MBA. It is also an opportunity for educational advancement on the schedule and at one’s own pace. There is no disruption of the personal and professional life as well. To know more about Welingkar: Welingkar GDPI Inclass
Career opportunities in Hybrid online learning?
- Shift in Career
- Promotion in job
- MBA Feather in the hat
- Enhance personal growth
- Post Graduate Diploma in Management (PGDM): This offers specializations like Marketing, Finance, Human Resources, and Operations. It has a total number of seats of 180 for Mumbai campus and 60 seats for Bengaluru.
- PGDM – Rural Management (Emerging Economies) – 60 Seats
- PGDM – Healthcare – 60 Seats
- PGDM – Retail Management – 60 Seats
- PGDM – Business Design – 60 Seats
- PGDM – E-Business – 60 Seats
- PGDM – Research and Business Analytics (New course with 60 seats)
- PGDM – Media and entertainment (New course with 60 seats)