Welingkar announces 9 distance learning post-graduate diploma programs in management

November 19, 2007 (PRLEAP.COM) Education News
Mumbai, November 19, 2007: Welingkar Institute of Management Development and Research [www.welingkaronline.org], noted among the premier management institutions in India, has introduced a Distance Learning Program to further the reach of its high-quality business and management education to the rest of India.

As part of Distance Learning Program (DLP), the Institute will offer 9 post-graduate (PG) diploma programs (PGDBA-DLP) in both traditional management disciplines as well as specializations in emerging areas. These nine 2-year programs are:
-Post Graduate Diploma in Business Administration
-Post Graduate Diploma in Financial Management
-Post Graduate Diploma in Human Resource Management
-Post Graduate Diploma in Retail Management
-Post Graduate Diploma in Supply Chain Management
-Post Graduate Diploma in Operations Management
-Post Graduate Diploma in Marketing Management
-Post Graduate Diploma in E-Business
-Post Graduate Diploma in International Business

“Leveraging the Internet and other technologies for online learning / remote training, these distance learning programs are designed and delivered to ensure that students get top-notch courseware & instructions to equip them with skills in much demand in the corporate world,” says Prof. Dr. Uday Salunkhe, Director “Even with remote learning, we have built in the necessary mechanisms for regular student-instructor interaction, which is such an important element of such professional programs. As a result, students can enjoy tremendous convenience and flexibility in acquiring new skills and qualifications, while facing minimal disruption to one’s current professional life / career.”

Two key features of the program that ensure that students do not miss out on valuable guidance from instructors are the E-learning Toolkit Support” and “Personal Contact Programmes’. The “E-Learning Toolkit" support through the institute’s website, comprising topic summary, Powerpoint Presentations and skill builder modules for every chapter of each topic covered, complements the printed courseware/ study materials that are delivered to students at the beginning of each semester. This toolkit is available for Free for all students enrolled into the distance learning program.

Personal contact programs will also be conducted in Mumbai four times a year prior to the mid term as well as end semester examinations for the first year. During the personal contact program, a minimum of 7 contact hours per subject will be covered in a classroom environment.

A detailed prospectus along with the curriculum, fee structure, admission form is available for download at the institute’s website, www.welingkaronline.org.

About Welingkar Institute of Management Development and Research

Established in 1977, the Welingkar Institute of Management Development and Research, Mumbai has been at the forefront of business and management education in India. It is part of the Shikshana Prasaraka Manadali, which operates 40 prominent institutions across the country including the Ruia College of Arts and Science (Mumbai), Podar College of Commerce (Mumbai) and S.P. College (Pune).

The ISO 9001:2000 certified Institute has received numerous accolades & recognitions in its 30-year history, including the "Best Management Institute of the Year, 2004" by the Bombay Management Association and inclusion among the A+ (Level1) Business Schools in India by Business India. The Institute, which was also ranked 3rd by functional heads in the Business Today- Nielsen Best B-Schools Survey, 2007, is now in the process of acquiring international accreditations like AACSB and EQUIS.