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Prof Dr Uday Salunkhe of WeSchool felicitated with ‘the Best Teacher’ Awardby Higher Education Forum at theTeachers Day Felicitation Program

Published On: 09 Sep 2011 | Last Updated On: 07 May 2012

Mumbai, September 8, 2011: On the occasion of Teachers Day, Higher Education Forum (HEF)-a voluntary non-profit group of individuals, passionate about bringing reforms in higher education felicitated some of the renowned teachers of higher education. Prof. Dr. Uday Salunkhe, Group Director, Welingkar Institute of Management has been awarded under a special category of Global Leadership considering his immense contribution to create a global higher educational institution in India.

Renowned mentors such as Prof. A K Sengupta-HEF, Dr. Kondap-NMIMS, Dr.R.Natrajan, Spiritual Guru Jaya Row - Vedanta, Prof. Y K Bhushan and Dr. Indu Sahani – HR College were the chief guests who felicitated the awardees.

Prof. Dr.Uday Salunkhe, “Innovation is the basis of learning and real learning happens outside the classrooms. An institution should constantly strive to explore leadership elements in its teachers who are the driving force of that organization. I am extremely honored by being associated with this profession of teaching from past several years.”

Prof. A.K. Sengupta, Founder, HEFwhile congratulating Prof. Dr. Salunkhe said, “It is very inspiring to witness how Dr. Salunkhe has transformed Welingkar Institute into a globally vibrant institution. Right from the state-of-the-art infrastructure, quality teachers, student exchange programs to innovative courses; WeSchool has reached the stature of an institute having global excellence. We are inspired by the innovations brought about in teaching pedagogy by eminent teachers like Dr. Salunkhe.”

Other awardees included Prof K.S.S Iyer - IIT-Chennai, Dr. Dinesh Harsolekar - IES, Varun Arya - Aravali Institute, Sunita Mahajan – METI, James Thomas - D Y Patil Medical College, Lavanya Rekha Bahadur - HR College, Prof Vidya Shah - Vidyalankar Institute of Technology and Prof Pradeep Pendse – Welingkar.

About Welingkar Institute of Research Development and Research:

Founded in 1977 Welingkar Institute of Management Development & Research is a part of Shikshana Prasaraka Mandali, Pune. It has set the tradition of excellence in the field of business and management education.  We School’s pedagogy has been primarily focused on inventive education by offering practical innovative and technology driven programs. It was ranked 16th in The Economic Times – India Inc's Preferred B Schools survey 2011. It is known for its significant contribution to the Indian Corporate World by preparing management graduates with global mindsets and by building intellectual capital through faculty development, research, consultancy and research.

We School has also set up INNOWE, an Innovation Lab, A unique concept, where the students from various backgrounds can work and interact with interdisciplinary teams on innovative ideas and assignments that will evolve into prototypes of scalable business plans.

About Higher Education Forum (HEF)

HEF is the community of individuals & practitioners of higher education in India. The journey started about two years ago through Google group and today with more than 3,500 members, it is the largest such on-line community in India. The motto of the group is singular: to help development of an Indian higher education system that is world class in terms of quality & excellence. The forum has also been incorporated as a Trust.

The forum has been actively engaged in a number of capacity building initiatives in terms of faculty development programs, organizing seminars / conferences / workshops on a number of topics / issues of relevance. The forum has launched a bi-annual journal “Indian Journal of Higher Education”.

For more information on college and courses, please click on Welingkar

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