Uday Salunkhe

Uday Salunkhe's Recent Awards and Accolades



The Eisenhower Fellowship

The Eisenhower Fellowship identifies, empowers and links outstanding leaders from around the world, helping them achieve consequential outcomes across sectors and borders. The fellowship provides a transformational experience leading to lifetime engagement in a global network, where dialogue and collaboration make the world more prosperous, just and peaceful. Dr. Uday Salunkhe participated in the 'South Asia Eisenhower Fellowship Program' in the year 2012.


Prof. Dr. Uday Salunkhe's Projects in WeSchool: -

Dr. Uday Salunkhe has undertaken several projects to connect with people from various sections of society and go beyond stereotypes. To name a few; Project Netrutva, includes college drop-outs into management education, Prayaas, caters to urban women entrepreneurs, Twareit, is a healthcare solution aiding the urban poor and Speak for Smiles, is a leadership talk series.


Some of Prof. Dr. Uday Salunkhe's Significant Awards :-

  • Recipient of the 2012 South Asia Eisenhower Fellowship
  • Prof. Dharni Sinha Memorial Award for 'Excellence in Management Education' 2010
  • Ravi J Matthai National Fellow Award for 'Innovative management education for sustainable development' at the 24th AIMS Annual Management Education Convention 2012.


Books/ Monographs by Prof. Dr. Uday Salunkhe: -

  • Co-authored a Book titled 'Productivity Techniques' published by Himalaya Publishing House First Edition in 2002 and Reprint 2004-2010
  • Co-authored the chapter titled 'New Approaches to Design Management in India' in "The Handbook of Design Management", published by Berg Publishers, UK in 2011


‘BMA Best Management Institute of the Year’ award bestowed upon WeSchool once again

About WeSchool
Among India’s top business schools, WeSchool is a pioneering management education institution in India which emphasizes on design-led innovative management education for shaping vision and mission of global citizen leadership. With a strong belief in integrating the philosophy of ‘leadership’ and ‘innovation’, and nurturing students with a holistic view on the socio-economic-political matters with a coherent and tactical approach towards problem solving, WeSchool has consistently worked towards delivering quality on par with the outside world, and BMA has once again recognized this contribution by bestowing the well-deserved honor upon WeSchool.

A glittering ceremony held at the Y.B. Chavan Centre in Mumbai, one saw the stalwarts from India’s corporate arena getting honored for their meritorious contribution to the global business environment.

The event began with a panel discussion on, 'India 2025 - Problems and solutions' that brought to the table the collective wisdom of thought leaders like Smt. Arundhati Bhattacharya, Shri. Y Deveshwar, Uday Kotak, Shri. Sunil Kaushal, Regional CEO - Standard Chartered Bank, with Shri. R Ramakrishan - Vice Chairman & Joint MD, Polycab steering the debate in the right direction.

Star of the Evening
The star of the evening was clearly the legendary Ratan Tata, a recipient of the  BMA Diamond jubilee Lifetime Achievement Award himself, was a picture of grace and dignity as he deftly took over the mantle of felicitating the other awardees in the absence of Maharashtra Chief Minister Devendra Fadanavis.

Star of the evening  Ratan Tata had the following words of wisdom to share  "This is new India, where your demographic group is not just a workforce but an intellectual asset. You need adrenaline in your system to go out and run a business. But as you become successful and grow, encourage the young enthusiasts to build India of tomorrow and the day after. All of you will make India the powerhouse that it desires to become."
His wonderful speech met with thunderous ovation from the crowd.

Speech from Dr Uday Salunkhe (WeSchool)
While accepting the award, Prof Dr Uday Salunkhe, Group Director, WeSchool said, “To meet the demand of futuristic global leaders who will lead India, WeSchool has always strived at creating an ecosystem for convergence of design thinking, technology and empathy, supported by our world class faculty, result oriented teaching techniques and experiential learning. Our aim is to mentor citizen leaders that are driven to work with passion and empathy and are instrumental in creating a win-win situation for all stakeholders in spite of a turbulent socio-economic environment. Let us join hands and take charge of the future “.

An educationist and a leader, Dr. Uday Salunkhe, Group Director, Welingkar has been at the forefront of management education for a while now. Ever since his early days at Welingkar, Dr. Uday Salunkhe has had a clear vision and mission and has acted on it and delivered. His work has not gone un-noticed. A variety of accolades and awards have been bestowed upon Dr. Uday Salunkhe and he has been recognized in the field of management education and rewarded for contributing to it significantly.

In March 2010 Dr. Uday Salunkhe was awarded the ‘MIEDA AWARD FOR EXCELLENCE IN EDUCATION FIELD’ by the Maharashtra Industrial and Economic Development Association (MIEDA) which is a leading organization founded with an objective to put efforts for achieving inclusive and sustainable growth of the State. In February 2010, Dr. Uday Salunkhe was the recipient of the ‘Best Director Award’ by Dainik Bhaskar in the B-School Leadership Awards. Dr. Uday Salunkhe won the 'Best Teacher in Management Award- WEST’ in 2008 by the Deccan Herald’s Best B school awards for his significant contribution to developing leadership and helping shape the destiny of young professionals. In 2008 he was the recipient of the ‘B School Leadership Award’ by 16th Dewang Mehta Business School in recognition of leadership, development, innovation and industry interface of a Business School and in 2003 Dr. Uday Salunkhe won ‘The Outstanding Educationalist Award’ by the ‘International Institute of Education & Management’.


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