The spirit of excellence, academic and professional discipline inculcated in Wigan graduates and the fine technical training given to them is best reflected through the achievements of students graduating from all campuses of Wigan & Leigh College. Our alumni are high achievers who have made their inimitable presence felt in any career that they have chosen. Their dedication, hard work and creativity is recognised and rewarded by prominent professionals in the Management, Design, Fashion and Media industries. Some of the outstanding achievements we are proud of are listed below:
Wigan Management School is proud of the professional acumen of its alumni who hold senior managerial positions in premier companies and professional organisations worldwide, notably in USA, UK, the Middle East and South East Asia. Our Post Graduates in Finance, Marketing, Human Resource Management and International Business also work in leading MNCs, business houses, corporates and international banks. The unique Traineeship Programme designed by Wigan & Leigh College, India has been welcomed by the Industry which is reflected in the placement profile of graduates from the Wigan Management School. PGDBM graduates of every batch from 1998 onwards have been successfully placed in prestigious companies and institutions which include, American Express, ABN AMRO, Hutch Telecom, Standard Chartered Bank, Citi Financial, Bharti Cellular, MetLife Insurance, Ford Motors, ICICI Lombard, Tata Motors, Citibank, Godrej & Boyce, Planet M, Wipro, Green Ply, Millennium Hotels, UK, Reliance Infocom, The Hilton, RGIS Inventions, USA amongst others.
The Wigan Management School has launched an Executive Management Programme (EMP) for working professionals. Student achievers Taruna Gupta, PGDBM (2002-2006) successfully managed this programme.
Rohini Gupta and Avinash Kashyap, PGDBM (2002-2006) work as Super Managers on a path-breaking, innovative training programme, spearheaded by Wigan to give intensive trainning to students to enter the industry as front-line managers.
Other notable achievements of graduates from the Wigan Management School include ‘The Management Fest’ organised by them in association with Hindustan Times. PGDBM graduates won ‘The Best Presentation’ (Audience Choice) award and the “Team of the Year Award” in the CIM North West Marketing Competition held at Lancashire University.
Ashwini Boney, PGDBM (2003-2005) won the Highest Achiever for Sales for the Manhattan Credit Card launched by Standard Chartered Bank, while still an apprentice with the bank.
Gaurav Jagtiani, ADFT (2001-2004) Acclaimed by HT City as a designer who stole the limelight and won the coveted ‘Most Creative Collection’ award in ‘Quintessence 2004’, the Wigan Fashion Show. Gaurav has assisted in designing prêt lines for Anil Nanda. Gaurav has also created personal wardrobes for Patti Labelle and Elizabeth Hurley. In April 2005, he launched his own inimitable label Gaurav J with a prêt line for women.
Dharamvir Thakur, ADFT (1999-2001) Worked as Design Head at ‘Culture & Clothing’ a leading garment company and created designs for internationally famous brands ‘Armani Exchange’ and DKNY buyers. He was assigned to carry out research for the 2006-Spring/Summer collections of ‘Diesel’. Designed the personal wardrobe of Indian cine idol Hrithik Roshan.
Amit Duggal, DFT ( 2002-2004) Winner of the Best Craftsmanship award in ‘Chimera’ the graduating show of Wigan Fashion School in Mumbai, Amit launched his own designer label ‘FUEL’. Amit Babbar & Sandeep Dua, DFT (1998-2000) Launched their label ‘Realm’, endorsed by internationally acclaimed fashion boutiques and outlets Ogaan and Santushti.
Shveta Kapoor, ADFT (2000- 2003) After winning the ‘Best Collection’ award for ‘Quintessence 2003’, the Wigan Fashion Show, Shveta joined ‘JB Exports’ as a designer. Enterprising and energetic, she has since then begun her own designing and manufacturing unit which supplies garments to leading retail houses ‘Personna’, ‘UM Mool Chand’ and ‘Pitambari’.
Rani Parashar, ADFT (1999-2001) Launched ‘OPUS’, her own retail outlet in Hauz Khas Village, New Delhi, designing western wear for NRI clients.
The Wigan Design School is one of the premier institutes in the country. Students from the school have achieved remarkable professional growth. A Cannes, New York, Archive, One Show, Director’s Annual entreé among our alumni. Rohit Dhamija, ADAGD (2001-2004), Visualiser, Mudra Communication. He has also been awarded the ‘Mudra Punch’ for his outstanding creative contribution.
Sandeep Sehgal, ADAGD (1998-2001), Sr. Art Director, J. Walter Thompson. Won the JWT Asia Pacific Award for VLCC print media.
Jappreet Kitty, ADAGD (1998-2001) Sr. Art Director, Cheil Communications Won the first ever awards for the agency in India- the Delhi Advertising Club award for the Best Advertising Campaign for Samsung Bilingual mobile phones and the Best Innovative Outdoor Campaign for Samsung mobile phones in the year 2004.
Neeraj Lochab, Ankur & Hari Sharan, ADAGD (2002-2005) Trainee Visualisers They were selected by Wigan Design School to design print communications for the French Cultural Center, French Embassy (Lire en Fete) Neeraj Lochab was the only student entrant from India who was selected to participate in a 7-day national workshop with eminent French Illustrator Nathalie Novie.
Puneet Arora & Kunal Gaur, ADAGD (1999-2002), Sr. Art Directors, ‘The Shop’ and ‘Hyper Quality LLC’, USA Designed information graphics for DMRC – Delhi Metro Railway Corporation while still working as apprentice trainees with Prime Site Mudra Outdoor Communications.
Kunal Gaur, ADAGD (1999-2002), Sr. Art Director, ‘The Shop’ Won the Andhra Pradesh State Award for the Best Designed Pavilion for the State Handicraft building ‘Lepakshi’ in Hyderabad in 2004.
Deepti Kala, Art Director, Green Goose, Cherry Kapoor and Purunopama Debnath, ADAGD-2002-2004. Further studies, BA(Hons), Huddersfield University UK Conceptualised and created posters, leaflets and kiosks for the campaign for Delhi Traffic Police on Road Rage sponsored by Hindustan Motors and Castrol.
Puneet Arora, ADAGD (1999-2002) Designed the logo and poster for Spic Macay. Rohan Rajhans and Amit Gupta, ADAGD (1998-2003) Designed the symbol for Spic Macay on the occasion of its 25th anniversary, also a live project by Care and Cry on Child Labour.
The Wigan Media School, Delhi, was the proud recipient of two professional films by the Cement Manufacturers Association. These were industry documentaries with extensive shooting in Rajasthan, Gujarat and Himachal Pradesh. Dr. SP Ghosh, Advisor CMA remarks, “We were delighted by the calibre of both the films on Cement and Energy and Cement and Environment. I was impressed by the enthusiasm, energy and fresh outlook of the Wigan Media students through the months of film production.”
‘Reversing heart disease the Yogic way’- a client-based video film researched, scripted and produced by the students of Advanced Diploma in Media Studies at Mumbai.
Rohan Manchanda, ADMS Sem VI, (2002-2005) Even whilst pursuing his Media Studies course at Wigan, Rohan has scripted, directed and produced documentary films for a NGO called ‘Vidya’ and a corporate film for M/s Electronic Devices, Mumbai, Assistant Director for film on Amway Cosmetics. Currently working as an Animator for Western Highland Animation, Scotland.
Paricher Tavaria, Siddharth Sirohi and Priyanka Sikri, ADMS ( 2002-2005) Awarded the Best Student Entry at the National Environment Film Festival, ‘Vatavaran 2003′ for their film, `Samundra Se Boond Tak’. Paricher is currently on a 100% scholarship for semester VI at Wigan & Leigh College, UK.
The Media students made more than 10 Fashion Promos for ‘Quintessence 2004’, the annual graduating event of the Wigan Fashion School.