Prin. L.N. Welingkar Institute of Management Development and Research was established in Mumbai by the Shikshana Prasaraka Mandali in 1977 and is part of the Shikshana Prasaraka Mandali, Pune, which manages 43 educational institutes in Maharashtra. Welingkar started its journey by offering short-term diploma programs to working professionals as a means to help then progress in their careers. It was the first A-Grade management institute in India to have obtained ISO 9001-2000 (certified by BVQI). Over the years, Welingkar has established itself well and has introduced many new diploma and postgraduate distance learning programs. From 1984 onwards, it also offered full-time management programs. Its core strength lies in identifying new sectors and providing quality education in areas such as retail, e-business, design and innovation, and commodity trading. Welingkar believes in excellence in quality of education which is relevant to the current times. The institute’s faculty is of the best caliber. The curriculum is designed and updated regularly by the faculty along with experienced practicing mangers, who take special care to keep it application-oriented. The institute is committed to producing outstanding managers with broad-based knowledge, analytical ability, team experience, and critical interpersonal skills necessary to management challenges. (www.welingkar.org )